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Tariff for refugee producing countries

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For countries that floods other countries with refugees due to persecution of their citizens, other countries ends up holding the slack for the safety of these abandoned citizens.

For every refugees received by a country due to specifically government actions against their citizens, would incur a debt that the government will have to payback to the other country hosting the refugee.

This import/export tariff increase will apply to all signing countries, so a country unaffected by refugees can still collect the tax and send it to the other countries that is being affected.

Pros: Allows for affected countries to get back the cost of maintaining refugees, while encouraging other countries to reduce persecution of their own citizens.

Cons: It may just switch the persecuting country to switch to genocide more often. Or the receiving country would use the debt as a leverage to get other advantages via debt forgiveness (e.g. buy our military hardware).

mofosyne, Sep 24 2017

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When anything the US does or doesn't do annoys you... [RayfordSteele, Sep 26 2017]


       What if the cause of the refugee problem is an insurgency against a legitimate government ? How do you get the rebels to pay up ? Why should the government pay for a problem they're probably already fighting to solve ?
8th of 7, Sep 24 2017

       I'm just not certain that taxing a country that's in civil war will result in improvement. It's not like they have a lack of examples of how to govern. When the government completely folds from revolution or chaos, whom are you going to tax?
RayfordSteele, Sep 24 2017

       //This import/export tariff increase will apply to all signing countries//   

       RIght, so it's a voluntary scheme then. Gosh, where do I sign?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 25 2017

       This sounds a bit like mandating that homeless schizophrenics should pay a higher marginal rate of personal income tax, to make up for the trouble they cause. That'll teach'em. Oh, wait ...
pertinax, Sep 25 2017

       Or like making taxpayers pay for the wars their politicians start.   

       Oh, wait a minute - that one is baked.
normzone, Sep 25 2017

       Tiresome. You would prefer that we just sat and watched the gas attacks like fireworks with some popcorn?
RayfordSteele, Sep 26 2017


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