Ex-presidente super sized grande deluxe of Mexico: Country won’t pay ‘cent’ for Trump wall

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón says his country will not pay “a single cent” to build Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the border.

“Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall!” Calderón told CNBC on Saturday. “And it’s going to be completely useless.”

Useless? Because Mexicans will build it!

  • Spatchcocked

    I’ll say it first.

    Walls? We don’t need no stinking walls!

    • Good one;)

    • Maurixio Villa-Lobos

      But everything in Mexico stinks.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The US should put a huge tax on cash remittances from the US to Mexico, even if that puts the cash wire transfer industry out of business. Cash remittances from the US represents the 3rd largest source of legal foreign capital to Mexico

    • Dana Garcia
    • Excellent!

    • Exile1981

      75% tax on transfers of cash to mexico. It would cut in half the 23 billion mexicans send to mexico each year.

      Now Donald has never given a price tag for the wall, and the only people who have estimated the cost are trying to justify not building it. They estimate a cost of 50 billion to build it on top of the 14 billion per year it cost to patrol the border now.

      So a 75% tax on transfers would give enough to fund all the border patrol costs and pay for the wall over 15 years.

      Now according to the daily mail illegals and immigrants in the US send 120 billion out of the country every year. So a 75% tax on those transfers would net enough to pay the border patrol costs and 50 billion cost of the wall in one year.

      Also don’t forget Trump could just stop the 51 billion a year that the US gives mexico to help it promote democracy. That would fund the wall in a year.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I was just going to say to seriously tax the remittances.
        Then do an obamacare on welfare!
        Nationalize the system and then put all sorts of things in there that would keep no citizens and their anchor babies from collecting a cent.
        Those two things would make a lot of them pack up and leave.

    • Bingo. You must be working for Trump.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I was just going to suggest that, and did in another reply.
      Yeah, just tax the remittances.

    • DMB

      There is a lot of industry across the U.S. and Canada moving to Mexico. A tax on imports from Mexico to the U.S. would also work.

  • ntt1

    Thre are plenty of legal existing ways to make Mexico/Mexicans pay for the wall and Trump knows this the others won’t admit it but they know too. It will happen and the Mexicans can ,t really do anything against it

  • roccolore

    Calderon is a proven hypocrite who once got busted over his own country’s immigration policy, which is much stricter.

  • Richard_Romano

    They will build it — or else no more aid. The country would teeter on the point of collapse. Trump will tell them build it or else.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Trump won’t make the Mexicans build it because he wants a quality wall.
      He will make them pay for it in one way or another.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Hey Blondie!

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    I suppose lobbing a battlefield nuke on the Beaners might help them see reason.