Since he announced his candidacy, Trump has run on a platform that promises to end illegal immigration from Mexico, stamp out terrorism, and bring jobs back to America.
He has tapped into the frustrations of many Americans, who are upset at the direction this country has taken over the last eight years.
His promise to make America rich again has been built largely on bringing jobs from overseas back to America and penalizing companies that want to outsource to nations like China or Mexico.
He has promised to repair our economy and make our nation great again. And people are believing him.
This past weekend he spoke more about his economic plans should he be elected. He touched on topics that are vitally important to Americans: Medicare and Social Security.
Republican candidate Donald Trump focused this weekend on his economic platform: Cut taxes and regulations across the board while also saving Social Security, Medicare, and other government safety-net programs.
Trump’s platform is nearly invincible in the general election if he stresses it enough, polling shows. Trump’s plan will also have a transformational effect on how people view his party. But he still needs to make the accounting work to ensure that his Third Way platform is feasible.
Social Security in particular has been a controversial subject among politicians and Americans. Most citizens understand it’s in need of reform, yet Washington has been dragging its heels for years.
George W. Bush tried to bring necessary reform, but was blocked by a predominately Democratic Congress. Obama has done nothing to repair SS or Medicare, only adding to the burden with the failed Obamacare.
We’re going to save your Social Security without killing it like so many people want to do. And your Medicare,” Trump said this weekend at a rally in Phoenix, which followed a rally in Las Vegas where he also highlighted Social Security…
This is a major opportunity for Trump. Both parties have attacked Social Security and Medicare in recent years, causing panic among middle-aged Americans. 51 percent of people who have not yet retired — including 64 percent of people under 30 — doubt that they will ever get any Social Security benefits at all, even though they’re paying into the system. 66 percent of all Americans think Social Security is plagued by either “crisis” or “major problems.” 79 percent of Americans during the 2014 midterm elections wanted Social Security to be increased. 79 percent!
Some of the ways he promises to bring revenue back into the nation, while still cutting taxes, is to reverse recent trade deals that have made America out to be the loser. This move can potentially bring trillions of dollars back into the U.S. economy and government. Compare that to Democratic measures that simply want to raise taxes on the rich while depleting the nation of jobs.
Other tactics he proposes are keeping companies in the U.S. by fighting corporate inversion, allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, and cut waste in departments like DOE and EPA (both famous for burning through tax dollars).
His plan is a common sense approach to fixing some of our financial woes. For decades we’ve seen a binary argument from the left and right. Democrats wanted to raise taxes to support these programs. Republicans wanted to cut taxes, at the detriment to SS and Medicare. Trump proposes to do the impossible: fix these costly programs while cutting the tax burden. He can do this through sensible, effective measures that few politicians have stomach to achieve.
But my gut tells me Donald Trump’s the man to do it.