One of Donald Trump's biggest campaign promises was to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to stop people from immigrating illegally and it looks like he's wasting no time on getting it built.
One promise he's finding difficult to keep, however, was his claim that he was going to get Mexico to pay for it. Mexico was like, "Uhh, no dude, we're not about that wall building life."
So Trump is using some $20 billion of US tax dollars to pay for the wall, but then promised US Citizens there'd be a tax refund down the road for payment of the wall. But since we can't just fart money (so awesome if we could) people started asking where the reimbursement money's going to come from.
And when Trump proposed that the US would implement a 20% tax hike on all Mexican products, people started freaking out.
Mainly because that meant their avocados and tequila prices would jack up in price.
Some people are already planning on ways to make money off the proposed tax.
And others are pointing out that even Trump recognized the tax proposal was a terrible idea.
But mostly people are just upset.
Protesting against the #AvocadoTax who's with me— Janeice Hector (@OvRipeBlakPeach) January 27, 2017
People are equally pissed off about tequila prices going up.
If the women's march was huge, wait until the Tequila Tax march. Colonists had their tea love. We fight wars over drink taxes.#tequilatax— Seriously? (@MamaBean41) January 27, 2017
Simply put, any policy proposal which drives up costs of Corona, tequila, or margaritas is a big-time bad idea. Mucho Sad. (2)— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 26, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: millions of frat bros who supported Donald Trump march on Washington when they realize the price of tequila is going up— Bucky Isotope (@BuckyIsotope) January 27, 2017
Join the Trump Wall Club. Your 25 billion dollar contribution entitles you to a 20% up-charge on avocados, tequila and Mexican beer!— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 27, 2017
President Trump: I don't like your 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for the wall.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 26, 2017
I like Corona & Tequila.
I'm not paying for the wall.
America imports $21 billion in agricultural products from Mexico. So, enjoy your 20% tax on fruits, vegetables, coffee, beer, and tequila.— Erin Brr, sir (@erinscafe) January 26, 2017
Build a wall, just don't tax our avocados or booze.