When it comes to Donald Trump and his camp, I think it is time for us to just sit back and watch the crazy unfold. I'm not sure any of what is said by him and his supporters should get any more energy and time from us.

However, the founder of Latinos for Trump, Marco Gutierrez's, statement about taco trucks this week has me jumping for joy!

When Gutierrez said, "My culture is a very dominant culture, and it's imposing — and it's causing problems. If you don't do something about it, you're going to have taco trucks on every corner.", my heart skipped a beat!

Sure, it's easy to react with excitement at the thought of having access to delicious tacos at every corner. I mean, one day I could have a ground beef taco with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes and the next day I could have one with grilled fish with tangy slaw and lime juice. My mouth is watering at the very thought of walking out my door, to the next corner, and ordering a little paper basket of tacos. If they also sell Margaritas, I'm not sure what my head would do!

However, how can we not also applaud the idea of all the new jobs created?  Not only would we need people to run the trucks, but we would need mechanics.  Gas stations would also benefit.  Think of all the tanks that would need to be filled.

I read one report in The Washington Post that estimated we would have either 3.2 million taco trucks or 21.5 million, depending on what statistic you use to determine how many corners there are.  When you add up all the needed positions to support the trucks, that could mean either 9.6 million new jobs or 63 million new jobs, depending on the above numbers. 

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that the flood of immigrants coming in would take all the taco truck jobs. We still have more taxes pouring into the economy.

For me, personally, I care much more about the fact that I can walk down any street and buy tacos. The quality of life would improve for many!

We talk about immigration like it's an issue with Latinos, Blacks, or Middle Easterners. However, the problem in Gutierrez's analogy is, if we allow a pouring in of immigrants from London, let's say, wouldn't we end up with more pubs that sold spotted dick?  Is that really what we want America? 

Bring on the taco trucks!

Published by Kimberly Morrise