The Arizona Territory Forum
Re: Add a special tax to money transfers back to Big Mex
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44am

Frankly, that idea is almost as dumb--and, in order to effectively implement as time-consuming and costly--as the wall itself. There is no wall that cannot be gotten over or tunneled under if people are determined and desperate enough. There are no such "simple but logical" answers here. You're dreaming. The problem is too monumental.

I honestly do not get people like yourself and Sheriff Crazy Fascist Joe, not to mention the Orange Clown himself, who clearly are so paranoid and over-reactive with respect to immigrants that they are willing to suspend not only all rational proportion and perspective, but habeas corpus as well, turn America into some sort of police state--it already is a national security state--in order to address the problem. And it is, granted, a problem. Just not as pressing a problem as you and others seem to fixate on and fantasize about. The sky is not falling owing to illegal immigration. Get a grip.

The first thing to understand is that there is no failsafe solution to the problem. Be it a wall, or beefing up the border patrol, or expanding the budget of Homeland Security and ICE, or installing certain high-tech measures along the southern border, or even all of the fore-mentioned in concert, while--expense aside--you might expect that sort of stuff to have an impact, how much of an impact is entirely problematic. The most one can hope is to plug some of the more obvious holes as best one can. And even then.

That is not an argument for doing nothing. It is an argument for being smart, for doing the right thing(s), for re-introducing some degree of both cost-efficiency and rational thought into a discussion that at this point has been hijacked by a bunch of either pass-the-buck do-nothings or paranoid loudmouths, the loudest of all being the thin-skinned, narcissistic, sociopathic, reptilian creature who slithers about the oval office looking for who to fire next. By cowardly tweet.

In the meantime, pass damn DACA already. Absolutely no excuse for not doing so.

  • Create a bounty system on illegals. Tariff on Day of the Dead crap. And I suggest a heavy fine system. Catch an illegal with a job and make him keep the job but pay a wall tax. Simple but logical... more
    • Re: Add a special tax to money transfers back to Big Mex - Lancer, Wed Mar 14 12:44am
      • Texas belongs to mexico. gringo's steal land from us. (nm) - Antonio Lopez de Santana, Wed Mar 14 11:37am
        • Well, sir, Mr.Santana, with all due respect, it was you and yours who invited those hungry "gringo" foxes into your henhouse in the first place in order to populate and build-up a territory that... more
          • If Texas was still part of Mexico - Suds, Sat Jul 28 6:40am
            If Mexico was still part of Texas then Jose and Lupe would be headed for Oklahoma.
            • Re: If Texas was still part of Mexico - Lancer, Sat Jul 28 12:32pm
              Mexico was never part of Texas. Texas was part of Mexico. Good Lord! You can't even get your third-grade geography right!
              • Obsessive compulsive anal retentive saddle shoed sons of bitches zeroing in on inconsequential points. The only map reading you need to know is how to reach the nearest door before you start the rest ... more
                • No, that's not the whole problem. The whole problem, speaking of wazoos, is people who feel compelled to talk, not unlike our fake president, out of theirs, rather than from a pool of knowledge based ... more
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                  • I bet you know all about the 12 step. - Suds, Tue Jul 31 10:05am
                    Ive seen "dry drunks" before. You're just one more side 9f wasted flesh looking for crawling space at the starting line. But I'm through with helping those who can't help themselves. You will have to ... more
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          • mexicanos are exploited by gringos - Day laborer, Thu Mar 15 11:17am
            gringos complain about mexican legal status but pay us peanuts for long hard work. gringos are hypocrites. No bueno
            • Re: mexicanos are exploited by gringos - Gary Lester, Fri Apr 27 11:34am
              That's the order of things. See, if old Mexico took care of their people then they wouldn't enter this country illegally and find themselves in the position you are in. You got yourself a whole host... more
            • How you fellows treated in your own country? - Gary Lester, Tue Apr 3 5:31am
              Plain and simple, Mexico cannot take care of its people. Are the visiting laborers here exploited more than in Mexico? Are there greater rights in the workplace? How is Mexico superior in its... more
            • Re: mexicanos are exploited by gringos - Lancer, Thu Mar 15 1:53pm
              Truer words, my day-laboring amigo. Truer words. It's called the exploitation of cheap labor. Mucho trabajo, poco dinero. Why else do you think the Koch Brothers are for amnesty and open borders?... more