Mexico wishes Trump a happy May 5th

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Solomani, May 5, 2016.

  1. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
  2. DUCKofD3ATH Suspended


    Jun 6, 2005
    Universe 0 Timeline
    But they weren't quite as clever as they'd thought

  3. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    Trump sends his wishes back.
    I hear that he will be presenting fortune cookies for Chinese New Year.
  4. vrDrew macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Midlife, Midwest
  5. Solomani thread starter macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    Why do I suddenly crave Taco Bell?
  6. mudslag macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2010

    At least he can say he kept a promise, he built a wall around something Mexican related.
  7. lobeyonekenobi macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    It's his way of appealing to the working man, look at me I'm doing it tough or maybe he's spent all of his hard earned money to fund his election campaign:eek:
  8. Foggydog macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2014
    Left Coast
  9. Solomani thread starter macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    Donald can simply build a fence around a single Taco Bell restaurant and he can claim Mission Accomplished!
  10. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    We've solved our indigestion problem!
  11. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2014
    There will be a wall. An electronic wall. You better have a passport if you're visiting the US and you better damn well not overstay your visa. Want a jobless government benefits? Guess what? E-Verify. Illegals will self deport if they can't get a job or milk the system. Problem solved.
  12. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Seems like a massive government IT project...
  13. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    how exactly will this happen and how much more would it cost then having people actually working and making money for the us and picking our produce?
  14. Praxis91 macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2011
    We don't necessarily need a wall, just a bunch of "Don't You Dare ****ing Cross You ****ing Criminals!" signs along with some pictures of drones dropping bombs, so that they get the message. :)

    We could also not have a military presence in 120 countries and line our borders with tanks...actual national security!
  15. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    A parasite needs a host. If Trump wins it all, Mexico will bow and kiss the ring. They have to.
  16. hulugu, May 8, 2016
    Last edited: May 8, 2016

    hulugu macrumors 68000


    Aug 13, 2003
    quae tangit perit Trump
    You're deeply disturbed.

    How are you going to enforce visa overstays? I mean besides using "damn" a lot.

    Unauthorized immigrants are largely not able to get "jobless government benefits." There are some exceptions, but immigrants without authorization are not able to get SSI, unemployment insurance. Some states allow illegal immigrants to get WIC, food stamps, and free school lunches, but these programs exist largely to protect children-who remain the largest body of illegal immigrants.

    One quirk of your argument is that large numbers of immigrants work in the cash and gig economy and file for taxes using the EIN system. This means they never get benefits, but do pay into Social Security to the tune of $600 billion.

    So, your apparent solution is to commit war crimes on the U.S.-Mexico border? Maybe you can talk to the ranchers whose cattle graze on the borderlands about that. Or the millions of people who live in cities along the border. Or, maybe you can describe the necessity of such force to the hikers enjoying birds in several national parks, and explain to the indian tribes the need to sick Hellfire missiles on targets near their ancestral land.

    As for you argument about tanks. From 1979 to 1992, the U.S. produced around 9,000 M1 tanks at a cost of roughly $5 million per tank. (Numbers here are fuzzy, because that's based on the current M1A2 model with SEP, which is way overkill for hanging out in the Sonoran desert.)

    If you took the entire tank force, you would have a force capable of patrolling the entire border at a density of roughly 4 tanks for every mile. Sounds awesome. (Here we're assuming that we remand the entire tank force to the border, including around 2,300 that need to be refurbished after their use in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those sold to Saudi Arabia, etc. We'd have to adjust these numbers accordingly. And, this assumes that we basically leave the tank in the desert. Breaking this force into shifts dramatically changes the deployment.) And, we could make similar assumptions using the Stryker (probably a better choice actually) or the M2 Bradley.

    Let's do it.

    We've only spent $45 billion and given up our entire armored force. Of course, that's not including the cost of the crews, maintenance, or the cost of digging one out of the Rio Grande Valley's mud.

    Plus, are we going to have M1A2s crashing around Nogales, Arizona or San Diego? Ask the Germans about having main battle tanks charging through rural towns.

    But, among the stupid ideas I've heard about securing the border, this one is not the worst.[/QUOTE]
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Damn @hulugu, looks like you overstayed your posting visa. Great post.
  18. thewap macrumors demi-god


    Jun 19, 2012

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