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Trump Economic Plan Detailed

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Sep 4, 2016 at 12:13

Hi, Shoshannah.

The reporting during this election year has surpassed all limits in bias and dishonesty; so if you want details about Trump's economic plan, it's probably best to hear it from the man himself:

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/an-america-first-economic-plan-winning-the-global-competition

I watched him detail the plan on video when he gave it. This is what I remember:

1. Bring back lost jobs to Americans. His emphasis is primarily blue-collar manufacturing jobs. He plans to bring this about, as I recall, by

a. securing the borders, and stopping the illegal flow of people and capital in and out of the US
b. redressing our enormous trade imbalance (which, by the way, seems to be what he means when he says "Mexico will pay for the wall"). He will do this by removing taxes and impediments on exporting US goods, while imposing taxes and impediments on imported goods. Yes, this means a "trade war"; but we are already fighting such a war AGAINST OURSELVES by lowering tarriffs and giving unfavorable treatment to our own products.
c. tax reform, which will benefit the working middle class
d. disincentives to US companies that move abroad to take advantage of workers getting lower pay and worse working conditions in those countries.
e. re-negotiating trade deals that disproportionately hurt US WORKERS (not mega-pharmaceutical companies, etc., who are protected in current and proposed trade deals)
f. replacing Obamacare with a more reasonable plan, which doesn't drive doctors out of their practices and increase insurance coverage costs.

Those are the highlights that I remember, concerning things I am interested in. These are not "Santa Claus" proposals, like the Democrats have been promising the past year.

Also ignored by most of the media is Trump's plan for inner-city minorities. His main emphasis is to:

1. restore personal safety in their neighborhoods, by supporting (instead of hindering, as the Democrats have done) good law enforcement,

2. increasing their economic well-being, by bringing them jobs (such as the blue collar manufacturing jobs I mentioned above), and

3. reforming the education system, which today is a failed bureaucracy driven by special interest groups. He notes that inner city minorities under Democratic administrations (which rule nearly all US inner cities) have ruined economies and horrible school systems.

That's it, off the top of my head. Gotta go to breakfast. L'hitra'ot :-)

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