- - Monday, March 11, 2019

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

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?

EUGENE R. DUNN



Medford, N.Y.

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