It’s finally happening and the Liberals are NOT going to like this. A new bill has been introduced into Congress that fulfills Trump’s campaign promise of building a border wall, but introduces a clever new way to pay for it.
American News reports House Republicans have submitted a bill for consideration that would tax at 2 percent the money transferred out of the country by immigrants. Mexicans are by far the largest group of immigrants in the United States and send the most back home. The bill, if it becomes law, could net up to $130 billion a year, no small chunk of change.
Republican congressman Mike Rogers of Alabama is quoted as saying, “This bill is simple—anyone who sends their money to countries that benefit from our porous borders and illegal immigration should be responsible for providing some of the funds needed to complete the wall.”
Quick question… why haven’t we been doing this all along? We have government that nickels and dimes its own citizens to death to pay for immigrants who come and take advantage of all of our “free” services, why aren’t they contributing to the pot?
Before any liberal reading this decides to rush out and paint a “Trump is a Xenophobe” sign, they may want to consider that the proposed 2 percent tax is rather small compared to the international average of 8 percent. Even refugee welcoming Canada levies a 12 percent penalty on immigrant money.