Grand Mogul and front-runner for the Republican nomination (how the f*ck that happened is mind-boggling!), Donald Trump, has announced a timeline for his campaign promise of mass deportation of illegal immigrants. In spite of the fact that his plan is ill-advised and has projected economic cost that will likely top $600 billion in direct damage to our economy, Trump declared his timeline in a telephone interview with CBS News:
I think it’s a process that can take 18 months to two years if properly handled, I will get them out so fast that your head would spin, long before I even can start the wall… They will be out of here. You know we have tremendous problems of crime.
Donald Trump’s admitted business acumen and economic understanding are such, it seems difficult to fathom that he is not aware that this xenophobic cleansing will completely destroy the economy. What is his endgame?
This Gestapo-style plan to load up imaginary enemies, such as immigrants that can’t provide their papers, sounds like the cleansing of Germany of the Romani, or Gypsies. When we are comfortable with that, what is next?
This irresponsible waste of national resources will plunge this country into another economic recession. A recession that, under Republican leadership, will be responded to by the privatizing of our resources and limiting government spending. Also, the destruction of the welfare system and social safety nets in the guise of budget cuts: The definition of Neo-Feudalism. The result will be 90 percent of the economy is going to the top 10 percent, where the wealth will be controlled by private and corporate interests, Lords and serfs, is the most accurate analogy there is. Basically what the GOP has been trying to achieve for years.
To illustrate the point that Trump is either maniacal or an imbecilic, almost two and a half years ago, before Trump declared his ridiculous desire to destroy our economy by mass deporting undocumented immigrants, it was already known that to do so would create the worst recession in world history. That’s all, no big deal, just the end of the world as we know it.
Watch this video courtesy of Strategic Business Insights explaining what would happen if there was a mass deportation long before Trump backed this bad idea that has been fostered by uninformed racists for too long.
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