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Old 05-22-2016, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Not exactly but someone with good business sense would be helpful in government issues such as balancing the budget and spending vs revenue.
Maybe. But Trumps history indicates that he will have his businesses file bankruptcy whenever he can, despite allegedly being worth billions. The government can't do that.

That aside, being the leader of the free world involves a lot more than being a businessman and I don't see any such breadth in Trump.
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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First, I bet many will respond to this without actually watching the piece. Next, the reporter is standing on flat land explaining the difficulties! I can only speak for my state, Texas, I'm not familiar with the topography of other states. We do have areas where it's possible and lots of those areas already have a wall. When you get to the mountainous and most desolate areas of West Texas it's not the same. First, most of that area is private property. That's a huge issue in Texas. Have to deal with that. Next, what many people from other more populated areas of this country might not know is it is so remote there are no roads to get the material to the sites...zero, zilch. They are badlands. I was recently appalled to find that certain "real estate companies" were buying and selling off parcels to unsuspecting out of state folks (mostly older and wanting to retire in the country). There is nothing there, no water or any other services. I've been trying to explain this on City Data for years. There is a reason why that gigantic national park, and the nearby state park, is one of the least visited in the USA. Because they are very difficult to get to. Gorgeous but a real 'pain in the you know what' to visit.
Maybe we should just have China build the wall.

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Old 05-23-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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Or maybe have the Scots build it. Good secondary defense there too.

Hadrian's Wall in Scotland:

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Old 05-24-2016, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Maybe we should just have China build the wall.
So cute. Great Wall of China - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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OK, you win. No China wall. We'll have the Israelis build it. We only have to go another 300 miles.

The Israeli West Bank Barrier is 26 feet high and stretches about 400 miles.

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Old 05-24-2016, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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Or maybe we should have Mexico build the wall........oh wait....


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Old 05-24-2016, 02:32 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Make the employers who broke the law by hiring illegals pay for it. Hit them with punitive fines, then send them in the desert with the necessary tools and let them get to work. Pay them what ever rate they were paying their illegal workers.

The problem will cease to exist in this country... For a generation or two. Then, time to build a new wall.

Fines won't do it, give jail time to those who hire and benefit from illegal labor and the problem goes away, no wall needed.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:09 PM
 
Location: 23.7 million to 162 million miles North of Venus
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Fines won't do it, give jail time to those who hire and benefit from illegal labor and the problem goes away, no wall needed.
Neither fines or jail time for employers will work for those who cross the border to run drugs and weapons, they don't want jobs or even the freebies. All they want to do is to cross the border to sell their 'stock' and then go back across the border.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:55 PM
 
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Default It willbe built

It will be not only built, but I am sure Nafta will be on the table.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:58 PM
 
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Or maybe have the Scots build it. Good secondary defense there too.

Hadrian's Wall in Scotland:
Actually It would be a good Mission for the Air Guard and the Army national Guard with rotating unites from different States for Annual Training.
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