One way or the other Americans will pay for whatever kind of "wall" is built along the U.S.-Mexico border

The most likely scenario is that if, and that's a big "if," the Congress actually passes significant tariffs on imports from Mexico, or any other nation(s), retribution is sure to occur. The long history of tariffs is that when one major nation imposes tariffs, its trading partner(s) impose(s) tariffs in retaliation. And, if a real tariff war starts, ALL BUSINESSES LOSE! It can exacerbate economic problems. At worst, tariff retaliation wars can cause worldwide recessions, or even depressions.
But, let's just say that, for whatever reason Mexico does NOT increase tariffs on American exports to Mexico in retaliation -- a highly unlikely scenario. Either way, Americans will still pay. Remember, I actually was in business with my father for 15 years. Believe me, if any item we were selling cost us more money wholesale, we increased the price we charged our retail customers. DUH! We did not care if the cost went up because the cost of materials rose, or because the importer had to pay a higher tariff. If the cost to us was greater, we raised the price at which we sold the item. Our customers paid more, and so did the customers of all the other stores which sold items that were similar or the same as those we were selling.
In short, if Mexican avocados have a tariff placed on them, every American store selling avocados will raise the price of avocados. Americans pay. BINGO!
And if we really believe that Lyin' Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like does not understand this simplistic economic fact of life, what in the world is this person doing occupying the office of POTUS? Alternate facts, perhaps?
Here is an article for reference: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/joe-lieberman-heres-why-trump-1553543...

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endorse new tariffs. It is the Republican Party that has championed so-called "free trade" in the past few decades. As Mark McKinnon, the Republican operative credited with getting W elected to his second term as Texas Governor, and both terms as POTUS, stated: "As history has repeatedly proven, one trade tariff begets another, then another - until you've got a full-blown trade war. No one ever wins, and consumers always get screwed."
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/markmckinn546920.html

Just tell Mexico they have to pay for the wall or all trade will be stopped.

Mexico's economy is doing better. If we further impoverish Mexico, the number of illegals wanting to come to America will INCREASE. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/11/20/what-we-know-about-illeg...

BN, how can we tell companies in a free society that they can no longer do business with a nation with which we have such a long border, and with which we have over $500,000,000,000 in mutual trade? http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/11/20/what-we-know-about-illeg... And, how much more will Americans be willing to pay for the goods we now import from Mexico?

No action takes place in isolation. There are no simple solutions to complex problems. Sorry, BN.

I didn't say it was a good idea, but if he wants them to pay for the wall, that would be better than tariffs.
The real solution might be prison time for repeat offenders that hire illegals.

those who hire illegals in large numbers tend to be just like Lyin' Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like. They're very rich folks. He likes his own, you know. It is extremely unlikely that he will take any action to hurt the richest among us.

BN -- if you post something, people may well believe that you are proposing it! And your last assumption is wrong. Stopping trade with Mexico will not make them pay for anything. WE will pay. Americans who work for companies which sell things to Mexico will lose their jobs. Mexicans who work for companies which sell things to the U.S. will lose their jobs. The American consumer will pay more for cheaper goods that now come into the U.S. from Mexico. If Mexico becomes further impoverished, more of its people will try to come to America illegally. That's just a reasonable conclusion, BN.
If we really want The Wall, that's well and good. Just know for sure that WE WILL PAY FOR IT!

As Mark McKinnon, the Republican operative credited with getting W elected to his second term as Texas Governor, and both terms as POTUS, stated: "As history has repeatedly proven, one trade tariff begets another, then another - until you've got a full-blown trade war. No one ever wins, and consumers always get screwed."
ENJOY, BN!

They say more Mexicans are going back to Mexico that our coming into the USA. What do we need a wall for?

Hope I didn't offend anyone!

When asked about who will pay for the infamous U.S./Mexican border wall, Mitch McConnell says it won't be Mexico!
This from: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/mexico-pays-for-border-wall-mitch-... "'Uh, no,' McConnell said flatly, asked whether he thinks Mexico will foot the bill in an interview with POLITICO Playbook’s Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer."

As I stated above right here on this same thread on 2-2-2017: "If we really want The Wall, that's well and good. Just know for sure that WE WILL PAY FOR IT!"

Lyin' Don's administration. Here's a quote from Lyin' Don's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney: "I’m responsible for getting the money together to build the wall and that’s what I'm doing," Mulvaney said on ABC News' "Good Morning America.” In the budget blueprint, Trump's promised border wall will get a cash influx of $1.5 billion, with possibly more funds flowing to that project in next year’s budget. The money will provide for a couple of “pilot cases” to see what kind of wall structure is most cost-efficient and effective, Mulvaney told reporters Wednesday.

Oh!!! Only $1.5 billion! Whew!! And I thought it was going to be a LOT of money! But that appropriation is just for some "pilot cases?" Hmmm...
As the late Republican Senator from Illinois, Everette Dirksen, said, when criticizing spending proposals back in the 1960s: "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."

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