A solution for payment of the wall

By tanglewood, January 7, 2019

I have had it up to here with all this discussion about ’the wall’ . Here is my proposal:
Why not have an assessment to pay for the wall. There are 15 million taxpayers that earn over $100,000 per year. An assessment of $400 each for taxpayers in this category times 15 million equals 6 billion, the cost for the wall. Is that too much to ask for, to end all this bickering.
It could even be a progressive or graduated assessment so that individuals on the lower end of the $100,000 scale pay less than $400.

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That’s what taxes are, assessments for the operation of the government. The most recent tax cut, which disproportionately benefitted those who make well over $100,000, tallies up at about $1.5 trillion over ten years. The widely touted $5 billion number for a wall is financially negligible in the context of the federal budget, (though it’s a government project in an extremely complicated environment, so would doubtless have massive cost overruns), but in my view it is primarily a symbol and a publicity stunt that is easier to rally behind or against than rational immigration policies and reform. The fight isn’t… Read more »