The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters that the proceeds would be used to pay for the border wall, estimated to cost as much as $20 billion.
Surely all these college-educated politicians took Economics 101 and know that the price of the tariff will be borne in part by the consumers. Which is the opposite of “making Mexico pay for it”. It means Americans get to pay for the wall, and watch the price of all goods made in Mexico go up. Yay. Because I hate being able to afford things.
Also, I’m not convinced driving Mexican business out of business is going to help the illegal immigration pressures. And by not convinced, I mean, “Are you stupid? We should be supporting Mexican business so they can employ Mexicans.”