Friday, January 27, 2017

Tax Plan Sows Confusion as Tensions With Mexico Soar

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/us/politics/mexico-wall-tax-trump.html?_r=0



Summary: Tension rises between The US and Mexico about the installation of a wall along the southern border of the US. Causing Enrique Nieto, Mexico's president, to cancel the visit to the white house. After, Trump then plans on taxing 20% on all imported goods. This then causes even more tension between Trump and Nieto. There has been tension with both of these two for months concerning the wall. Nieto then delivered a twitter video about the wall. He says, "I regret and condemn the United States' decision to continue with the construction of a wall that, for years now, far from uniting us, divides us". He obviously does not agree with the wall, not only because it stops immigration, but it separates us. A while after, Trump then responds with a tweet saying, "If Mexico is unwilling to pay foe the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting". This is mainly what cancelled the meeting with the two of these leaders. As of now, there is a lot of conflict between these countries and it still soars.  

Connection: This article connects to the event of the Mexican Cession. This event relates to this article because there was high tension and conflict between Mexico and U.S. These both are related and they both revolve around land, because the wall would take up a good amount of New Mexico, and the Mexican Cession was about the confusion over land.

Questions:
1. Do you think they should install the wall?
2. Do you think Mexico will ever agree to build the wall?
3. What do you think of the two leaders communicating over Twitter? Why?

19 comments:

  1. I do not think they should build the wall because Trump doesen't even know what he is doing and he is just racist.

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  2. I don't think they should install the wall because it would be a waste of money. I don't believe mexico will ever agree to build the wall, they don't even want the wall so it's unfair for them to pay for it. It would be waste of money for either of them if they build it. I think Trump only communicates via twitter because he's just twitter fingers lol

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  3. I don't think building a wall is a "good" choice because aside from it not helping the "problem" at all, so much money is going to be spent. I don't think Mexico will agree with this either, because they're going to be spending money too. Basically it's painful for both parties. With the use of Twitter for communicating, I don't think that is very effective, it takes away the formality of the confrontation.

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  4. i personal think that we should build the wall. its a waste of money. They are gonna find another way to get over to the us. also we should be bringing the 2 country's together rather than apart. i don't think mexico will ever agree with the wall. the wall only some what benefits the us. i also think the leaders shouldn't be talking over twitter. that's just childish

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  5. I don't think they should install the wall because it's pointless and a waste of money. I don't think Mexico will ever agree to build the wall because they are not the ones that want it to be built. This makes it unfair for Mexico to pay for it, which is another reason why they might not ever agree to the construction of the wall. Communicating over Twitter makes Trump look childish and informal, considering the fact that he is suppose to be our country's "leader"

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  6. I do not think that they should build a wall because they are just separating the two countries rather than uniting them. I do not think mexico will agree to build the wall because it is pointless and a waste of money. I think that the two leaders communicating over twitter is merely immature and makes us even more concerned than we already are about the new president.

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  7. I do not think they should build a wall because it divides both countries and people will always find a way around the wall. It is a waste of resources and I have heard some of the land that the wall is supposed to be built on is private property. Mexico obviously will not agree to build the wall anytime soon because it is being built in favor of the U.S.; not Mexico. Plus, both leaders are being childish and avoiding contacting each other and having a formal discussion about pros and cons which is why they are communicating through twitter.

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  8. I do not think Trump should build a wall, we should respect our neighbors and try to not put up a terrifying wall but try to work out whatever problems we have peacefully and without threats. I also think that Mexico will have no choice but to pay for the wall because the US is such a influential and big countries and they need to keep countries like that close at hand and not enemy like. I think it is just the way our modern society works and how we communicate over social media. We do not conduct official conversations over social media and I am OK with that however social media should be a bridge or heads up that something is coming to certain countries.

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  9. I do not think they should build a wall because the U.S. is known for the land of opportunity. I believe that Mexico will never agree to build the wall because they aren't the ones that want it. I believe that talking of the internet is not going to help with anything they need to talk face to face

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  10. No I don't think they should built the wall, we should respect and not put up a terrifying wall. At the same time it's going to be a waste of time and money because people either way are going to figure out a way to cross. Mexico is never going to agree with building the wall. I just think both of the leaders are acting childish by they way that they are communicating through twitter.

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  11. I do not think that the wall should be built because it separates us all. Also, Mexico will not agree to build the wall because it'snot something they want, so they wouldn't pay for it. It's dumb for them to communicate over important things on twitter because it's something that needs to be discussed in person, not in public.

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  12. No I don't think that Donald Trump should build the wall because it would be a huge waste of time and mexico wouldn't even the wall built its a waste of money and a waste of breathe by even talking about the wall it won't benefit anyone but Donald trump

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  13. I don't believe that building a wall between Mexico and the U.S. is a logical idea. I believe that money would be wasted on constructing the wall. I don't think that Mexico will agree to building the wall because they believe it will do nothing but divide the US and Mexico and I agree. I believe that this conversation happening over twitter is just immature. With all of this said, I believe this even has just made some Americans more concerned about their future with our new president.

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  14. I think if they want to build a wall people will still find a way to get across and secondly if he wants to build a wall we should pay for it not mexico. I dont think mexico wants to build a wall because people want to come over here for a "better life." I think that is lame and should not communicate like that

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  15. I don't personally do not think the wall is necessary for the US or for Mexico. And Mexico would probably only build the wall if there was something in return for them. And twitter is just an added bad thing. It doesn't help with what America needs and it doesn't show the amount of maturity "our president" has.

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  16. I do not think the wall should be built because it is not going to help anything. And, I do not think Mexico will agree to building the wall either.

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  17. NO,I dont think they should build the wall for. This would cause problems for the economy and also chaos. where are we going to get our avocados from now? most of the basic vegteables were transported from mexico. Also he wants to build the wall because he also doesnt wantany drugs coming into the US but im pretty sure the drug dealers will find their way to cross the wall and get their drugs through. waste of money.

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    1. I think the wall should be built either. I don't think Mexico will agree to building the wall and if two leaders communicating over twitter makes them look lazy and unprofessional.

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  18. We should not build a wall because Mexican people are cool. No don't think that they will agree to the building of the wall. I think that twitter is unprofessional and if you're trying to do something that important and that impacting you need to personally discuss that issue rather than communicate online.

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