Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Donald and his very good brain #3

"They don't know it yet but they're going to pay for the wall.  On day one we will begin working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern wall."   (A powerful wall?)

Well, maybe not.  Now we learn of the End Illegal Immigration Act, which "fully funds construction of a wall on our southern border...with the full understanding that the country of Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such a wall." 

Whose "full understanding"?  When was this pact signed?   How will it be enforced?  Sounds like Joe and Jane Scratchcards will be laying out ten to forty billion dollars with no real prospect of getting it back, beyond the promise of a known liar.  Factor in the additional burden of tax cuts for the rich and the additional medical costs created by the destruction of the Affordable Care Act and the potential gutting of Medicare and, well, that had better be a hell of a wall. 

Unless we just send Mexico (ATTN:  National Treasury) a bill on the first of the month, mixed in with the gas bill and the phone bill, and hope they pay it without looking too closely at it.  As you do.

On a totally unrelated note, the Washington, D.C., Trump Trivago is being sued for over five million dollars by contractors who have not been paid.  May as well tack that on to the wall bill.  By then, the financial affairs of the United States and the Trump Organization will be hopelessly tangled anyway.   


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