It has been since the year 1976 that a progressive has been elected to the presidency, and since 1980 that a populist was elected to the highest office in the land of the United States. In attempting to understand businessman Donald Trump’s agenda, some things are key components in his plan for America.
- Only lawful immigrants will have access to work permits and green cards. All persons who have entered the United States illegally will face deportation if caught.
- Persons who are Muslim seeking to enter the United States will be refused entry until as such time that President Trump has been assured that the screening programs for temporary visitors and those seeking permanent residency is able to successfully detect potential Muslim terrorism suspects. This program would be similar to the “no fly list” kept by the Transportation Safety Administration, except with much tighter restrictions.
- Bringing manufacturing back to the United States is a critical part of Trump’s vision for America. More manufacturing means higher wages and a better standard of living for American workers.
- Eliminating subsidies and tax breaks for companies who move their manufacturing operations from the United States to other countries will be a key component in driving the economy forward.
- Social Security will not be changed whatsoever.
- Improving trade relations with other countries under terms that benefit the United States and its citizens. No more begging to have our products accepted into other countries or having outrageous tariffs on U.S. goods that prevent our products from competing on a level playing field. Renegotiating trade deals that are bad now can save the U.S. from economic disaster later.
- Reducing the size and scope of the Washington bureaucrats and their control over the lives of ordinary Americans.
- Increased military budgets for advanced weaponry and advanced training. Raising the wages for our military personnel will boost morale, and with high tech on our side, we can neutralize threats using a smaller, more agile force that is more mobile than the military of the 1950s. Trump promises to help make our military “the best that it can be”.
- Build a completed border security wall on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. New citizens must emigrate legally, and if they do, they will be permitted to enjoy the fruits and benefits that come with being a U.S. citizen. Such an obstacle is the best way to reduce trafficking in people and drugs; taking pressure off of landowners who own land close to the U.S.- Mexico border. This is what is referred to in the press as the Trump Wall.
- Seek closer relations with Russia, China, and India to mend fences that have been torn down during President Obama’s two terms in the White House. Vladimir Putin has stressed that he believes relations between the U.S. and Russia can be greatly improved if Trump is elected to office, as an example..
- Work to reduce the corporate tax rate in America to one that will encourage more investment in companies that employ the most Americans.
- More and better paying jobs will increase tax revenue to the U.S. Treasury, making it possible to reduce tax rates for all taxpayers.
- Eliminate welfare and tax credit payments to those persons who have not entered the United States lawfully. That includes tax breaks for working parents and for low income households.
With fewer undocumented immigrants in the workforce, more Americans will be hired for jobs that used to be performed by those living and working in the United States illegally. This stands to be a positive net gain for the U.S., and our workers will see the benefits begin almost immediately.
The expense of caring for the children of undocumented immigrants will no longer have to be borne by American taxpayers. Those parents will find it increasingly difficult to work and live in the United States without being deported, and with stringent identification requirements for the workplace, companies will be better able to determine whether or not a potential worker has the right to work in the United States.
Most persons who consider themselves moderate or conservative see no issue with the proposals that Donald Trump is proposing. This weekend many of us will be contemplating what Trump wants to do, and what others say that they are going to do, and judge each candidate’s agenda on its own merits.
All of Trump’s ideas seem like common sense to this reporter. So perhaps its time to consider whether or not we’d like these proposals seen through to their logical conclusions.
Cuddling up to these proposals, its easy to see why people find it easy to embrace these ideas for change, finally coming from a true Washington outsider; someone who lives outside the beltway, and for whom the temperature taking happens outside Washington; not on Pennsylvania Avenue. They are ideas that are pro-American, putting our country and countrymen first; at all times.
No one can predict the future, nor do we know who will be the eventual nominee for the Republican party for president. What we know about Trump’s agenda will become more greatly detailed as we move closer to the Republican nominating convention being held this summer in Detroit, Michigan. For now, my household is going to talk about these issues, and get cozy with them, before we decide if Trump is the candidate for us.
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