Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was written by Carter Jackson, member of BU Republicans.
How many times have you read an article or watched a video that fairly covered Donald Trump’s policies? I would guess I could count the times on one hand. There is a very good reason for this, I assure you. That reason is that Trump’s policies are the best since Reagan at least; they are strong, realistic, logical and achievable.
When it comes to policy, even a half-wit could see that Trump is easily the better candidate; and liberals know this, so it is given no coverage. This election has been so wrought with media bias it has been sickening. In the next few hundred words, I will be condensing and summarizing the policy info found on www.donaldjtrump.com .
Taxes. Under Trump you can expect your taxes to be two words: lowered and simplified. Trump seeks to lower taxes across the board to spur economic growth and business. He also seeks to simplify what is now an incredibly complicated system.
Each year, we waste 8 billion hours on tax code compliance. That’s 8 billion (yes, billion) hours. According to his plan, seven tax brackets will become three, with low-income Americans having an effective income tax rate of zero. I have a hard time figuring out how anyone could find an issue with lower, simpler taxes. This plan eliminates wasteful spending on tax compliance and makes taxes easier to understand for every American.
Regulation. As an extremely experienced businessman, Trump knows that regulation kills business. Every year, over-regulation costs our economy 2 trillion dollars (yes, that is trillion this time). Since his inauguration, President Obama has instituted regulation after regulation that has costed the economy at least $100 million. Trump will ask every department head “to submit a list of every wasteful and unnecessary regulation which kills jobs, and which does not improve public safety, and eliminate them.” Trump will also immediately cancel “all illegal and overreaching executive orders.” Under this plan, business will again thrive in America, which in turn brings prosperity for people as well.
National Defense. America’s armed forces are the smallest they have been in 50 years. The Air Force is the smallest it has ever been. The “Army is the smallest it has been since World War II.” Trump plans to make our military strong again, increasing the size of all branches and increasing funding as well as cutting the extremely wasteful spending that runs rampant in the sector. New ships will be built for the U.S. Navy toward a goal of 350 vessels. The Air Force will be provided with the 1,200 fighter aircraft that they need, as the average age of our aircraft is 27 years. Our military is weak, and we need to be strong again.
Immigration. First and foremost, Trump will build a wall, and if you are wondering, yes Mexico will pay for it. You can read the whole plan on Trump’s website. More importantly, Trump will put an end to sanctuary cities and begin actually deporting illegal immigrants. “Under a Trump administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country.” Benefits will no longer be given to illegal immigrants and they will no longer come here because illegal immigration will be taken seriously and dealt with firmly.
Health Care. Trump will repeal and replace Obamacare. President Obama said The Affordable Care Act (ACA) “would cut the cost of family premiums by up to $2,500 a year.” Instead, premiums have gone up by almost $5,000 since Obamacare passed. Because of the increase in costs, many “people are going without needed medical care because they can’t afford these amounts.” Over 50% of plans now have deductibles of $3,000 or more, and these will go up again in 2017. Obamacare has been an absolute train wreck. Not one single American has benefitted. Premiums have skyrocketed, deductibles have often doubled or worse. The system may have been broken, but Obamacare was not the answer, as we conservatives told you all the way back in 2009. The ACA has made the whole thing worse. Have you heard: Trump will repeal and replace!
There are many other issues that Trump is strong on. He will fix our trade deals, spur the economy, reform our education system, and take care of our veterans. You can read all of his policies in detail on his website www.donaldjtrump.com . Our country is making progress, that’s for sure, but not the kind of progress that we want to make. Hillary Clinton is the embodiment of the politicians that are destroying America. America needs change now, in 2020 it may be too late. We need someone who is strong with policies, someone who is determined to “Make America Great Again.” America needs Donald J. Trump.