Take wall funds from taxes

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - EU­GENE R. DUNN Med­ford, New York

Pres­i­dent Trump has never been one to back down from a fight, and ac­cord­ing to White House eco­nomic ad­viser Larry Kud­low, it ap­pears he will en­gage Congress again and ask for $8.6 bil­lion for funds to build the bor­der wall.

I have a bet­ter and less com­bustible sug­ges­tion for our com­bat­ive com­man­der-in-chief, whose mis­sion state­ment is to stop a for­eign in­va­sion and pro­tect us. In­stead of ask­ing Congress for the funds, sim­ply au­tho­rize a one-time ex­ec­u­tive or­der that al­lows in­di­vid­u­als, mar­ried cou­ples and busi­nesses a 50-per­cent dis­count off their out­stand­ing fed­eral tax bill.

For ex­am­ple, if a mar­ried cou­ple owed $26,000, if they came up with a one-time lump sum pay­ment of $13,000 that was sent di­rectly to the “Fund the Wall” fund, they would then re­ceive a clean slate from the IRS.

If im­ple­mented, I be­lieve the “Fund the Wall” fund would be be­sieged with bil­lions within days. And what bet­ter way for Pres­i­dent Trump to re­ward his “de­plorables” base who voted for him than to build this much-needed wall that will ul­ti­mately save Amer­i­can tax­pay­ers quadrillio­ns of dol­lars over the cen­turies?

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