We probably don't need Trump's wall along the southern border.

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If we follow Ron Paul's suggestion, we probably won't need Trump's wall along the southern border:

 
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Can Ron Paul give one example of a corporation that pays the full 35% corporate tax?
And would Ron Paul himself be among that 44% of Takers not paying federal taxes?
And, if he's not covered by the GOVERNMENT health care anymore as a member of Congress, he's certainly old enough to qualify for Medicare.
But, why not give more money to the rich!

So, Ron Paul would have no objections to migrants crossing the border as long as they can't sign up for any benefits and have to work for below-minimum wages in whatever sweatshops need them for low cost work with no benefits or health and safety protections....got it! The problem for Republicans is they want lots of cheap labor that doesn't challenge management/ BUT also want to keep the angry, xenophobic shrinking white middle class that is losing good-paying jobs to immigrants with no bargaining power. Good luck to American workers trying to hold down their jobs in the same companies!
 
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This country needs a lot of things, but a WALL is not one of them. We have walls. We have fences. We have POURED billions of dollars into our border security.
Trump wants a monument. The WALL is a metaphor for his enormous ego. Trump wants something regarded as symbolic and representative of his time in office so he can say (until the day he dies)....
"I DID THAT". "SEE WHAT I DID".

You know what America needs?
*Fully-Funded public schools
*ALL Americans fed, clothed and housed
*Infrastructure repairs
*Healthcare for all
*Clean water & air
Just to name a few things.
 
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No what we need to do is start deporting illegal immigrants back to their home nation, this includeds the 100,000 Canadian Visa overstays Asian overstays, Australian overstays, or any other illegal entry status., They cannot take any of their property or assets back with them, (This is based on the law used against Drug Dealers which prevents them from profiting from illegal acts)

The immigration by illegal means would end within 1 year.
 
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No what we need to do is start deporting illegal immigrants back to their home nation, this includeds the 100,000 Canadian Visa overstays Asian overstays, Australian overstays, or any other illegal entry status., They cannot take any of their property or assets back with them, (This is based on the law used against Drug Dealers which prevents them from profiting from illegal acts)

The immigration by illegal means would end within 1 year.
Way ahead of ya on that one! Every time one of my relatives on my mother's side dies, I have one less reason to enter the USA...let alone want to move back!
If you took the time to look at the numbers, more Mexicans are leaving the US than moving up there!

The only reason you've got a refugee crisis on your border now is because of the blowback from decades of controlling and abusing Central America for the benefit of narco-terrorists and even worse- capitalist landowners and mining interests....hate to say, some of them are Canadian mining companies -- destroying our image around the world as they've gone global to seek out and exploit the metals that have been exhausted in Canada's north and left toxic landfills, rivers and lakes behind for Canadian and First Nation governments to spend decades and possibly even centuries trying to clean up! The only reason it's not more than local scandals is because the major mining operations have been in mostly remote and mostly indigenous areas that mainstream Canadian media has no interest in! Different story in crowded African and Central American countries, wheretoxic effects of mining for gold and other exotic metals are already killing children and as usual: nobody in ADHD capitalist economies thinks about the longterm consequences of digging too many deep holes in the ground!
 
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This country needs a lot of things, but a WALL is not one of them. We have walls. We have fences. We have POURED billions of dollars into our border security.
Trump wants a monument. The WALL is a metaphor for his enormous ego. Trump wants something regarded as symbolic and representative of his time in office so he can say (until the day he dies)....
"I DID THAT". "SEE WHAT I DID".
Starting in the Reagan Era of protecting our borders rhetoric, the Democrats have generally been weak and easy to drag along to accept most Republican demands on border 'security.' The problem for Republicans is that...like the War On Drugs, it's become too expensive and too corrupt to look like genuine solutions or even genuine proposals to deal with the growing crisis!

The GOP has played a double game of condemning and objectifying brown people who speak Spanish or other languages for their angry, white, entitled, self-important base/while trying to keep their funders happy by allowing a mostly free flow of undocumented laborers to work in the US whenever they decided that workers were getting too demanding and might demand more money or worse: unionize again! And Ron Paul was pretty much an 'open borders' libertarian on this issue, NOT because he loved foreign, darker people, but because his libertarian setting is to demolish government controls that average people can use for their benefit, and leave government as the tool for capitalists protecting their land, their money and their business interests. Everything beyond that is "government waste!"

But like they say, Trump is a different kind of Republican! He wants to cut the flow of new workers that many important Republicans feed off of. And that's what bothers me about this so called 'resistance' and the even worse 'adults in the room' we hear so much about on MSM sources! Cause those 'adults' as they're called, are only against Trump because he threatens profits from their warfaring business abroad, as well as the cheap labor business in America, since he seems to be playing his hand at cutting the supply of cheap, undocumented labor to Ron Paul's friends and patrons. Maybe Trump understands that he has no political career whatsoever if the Fortress America crowd turns against him. So even if he gets threats behind the scenes that it's going to cost him financially, he has to take the hit on this one.
What neither band of thieves are doing...and Democrats aren't looking at either, is the Causes of the exodus from Central America, that's been going on for decades, but only started showing up in US statistics a little less than 20 years ago! Thank Ronnie Reagan for starting that one and leaving it behind for future presidents to have to deal with.
Trump could better spend 5 billion on getting rid of corrupt US surrogates in these countries that cause the exodus and let the people govern themselves and run their own economies! Then US conservatives might realize a problem they have that is rarely mentioned in MSM: a demographic bulge around the baby boom generation that's creating a demographic crisis similar to Japan and Europe's, and soon to arrive in China and the USA. The only reason that crisis has been lessened here in Canada is that we've increased immigration of younger-child bearing age immigrants to support the boomers who are aging out of the workforce.
You know what America needs?
*Fully-Funded public schools
*ALL Americans fed, clothed and housed
*Infrastructure repairs
*Healthcare for all
*Clean water & air
Just to name a few things.
If we as a global community start pushing back against the neoliberal bullshit unloaded on us over the past 40 years, we can start by demanding that taxation be shifted back to capital -- corporate taxes, investment income taxes etc. and away from income and sales taxes which have shifted the tax burden from those with more money than they can spend onto those who need every dollar they have to make ends meet!
All of those needs used to be covered by our taxes; it's only been since the tax cut mantra became the standard secular religiion that there's 'not enough money to go around.'
 
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@ right to left: But like they say, Trump is a different kind of Republican!

YEAH--Trump is SUCH a different kind of Republican---HE'S NOT A REPUBLICAN. There's no official name for the party Trump belongs to but it's got to be attached to Satanic Worship....somehow...someway.
 
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@ right to left: But like they say, Trump is a different kind of Republican!

YEAH--Trump is SUCH a different kind of Republican---HE'S NOT A REPUBLICAN. There's no official name for the party Trump belongs to but it's got to be attached to Satanic Worship....somehow...someway.
Wow!!!


Thanks for correcting the record
 
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@ right to left: But like they say, Trump is a different kind of Republican!

YEAH--Trump is SUCH a different kind of Republican---HE'S NOT A REPUBLICAN. There's no official name for the party Trump belongs to but it's got to be attached to Satanic Worship....somehow...someway.
After WWII, when the Nuremberg Trials were being set up, everybody's favourite Nazi was the chief of the War Ministry - Albert Speer, because he entered a guilty plea on charges against him AND even better - he provided a pathway for the US and England to minimize the size and scale of crimes committed by the Nazis during the War and prior to it in Germany. In Speer's rhetoric, the German public was 'mesmerized' by Hitler and under his spell, and did things no German would normally think of. This was ear candy to Allied leaders who were importing German scientists by the dozen...including Nazi Party members like the later NASA chief - Werner von Braun, and allowed for a 'moderate' German government to be set up in the west in the wake of the Nazi influenza.

I see much of the same pattern happening in many other examples of regime change subjects, and even with Trump! Because if you take an honest look at policy decisions and not rhetoric, there is little that separates Trump from "nice" Republicans and "moderate" Democrats either! Some of the people studying the border crisis have pointed out that the ICE-run internment camps and abuses were going on all during the Obama Administration and the only new thing that was introduced was this policy of separating young children from their parents! Everything else....including building The Wall has been going on through D and R administrations alike!
 
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After WWII, when the Nuremberg Trials were being set up, everybody's favourite Nazi was the chief of the War Ministry - Albert Speer, because he entered a guilty plea on charges against him AND even better - he provided a pathway for the US and England to minimize the size and scale of crimes committed by the Nazis during the War and prior to it in Germany. In Speer's rhetoric, the German public was 'mesmerized' by Hitler and under his spell, and did things no German would normally think of. This was ear candy to Allied leaders who were importing German scientists by the dozen...including Nazi Party members like the later NASA chief - Werner von Braun, and allowed for a 'moderate' German government to be set up in the west in the wake of the Nazi influenza.

I see much of the same pattern happening in many other examples of regime change subjects, and even with Trump! Because if you take an honest look at policy decisions and not rhetoric, there is little that separates Trump from "nice" Republicans and "moderate" Democrats either! Some of the people studying the border crisis have pointed out that the ICE-run internment camps and abuses were going on all during the Obama Administration and the only new thing that was introduced was this policy of separating young children from their parents! Everything else....including building The Wall has been going on through D and R administrations alike!

R2L, you are a marvel. You have a unique way of approaching ONE subject, then seamlessly slipping into another completely unrelated (or so it seems) topic, then connecting the unrelated topics and VOILA---you've baked a cake. I'm quite amazed. And you've really mastered the technique! What was your profession? If you don't mind me asking...because I'm trying to guess.
Marketing? Kindergarten teacher? Public relations? Screenwriter? Motivational speaker? Cake baker? LOL