Friday, August 28, 2015

About Donald Trump....

> Things you may not know about Donald Trump
> :
> If you are really interested in who Mr. Trump is -- this is something
> that you
> should read!
> This is a bit of a read, but if you’re following the rash of
> “politicians” running for president and you’re worried about how and
> where this country is going, then this is worth a few minutes of your time!
> What can he do? Love him or Hate him… It is worth a read!
> Trump, hopefully at least, is waking some of the RINOs up. The criticisms of
> Trump are amazingly​ missing something. They are​ lacking in ​negative
> stories from those who work for him or have had business dealings with him.
> After all the employees he’s had and all the business deals he’s made
> there is a void of criticism. In fact, long term employees call him a strong
> and merciful leader and say he is far more righteous and of high integrity​
> than people may think​ and while it may surprise many, he’s actually
> humble when it comes to his generosity and kindness. A good example is a
> story that tells of his limo breaking down on a deserted highway outside of
> New York City. A middle-aged couple stopped to help him and as a thank
> you he
> paid off their mortgage, but he didn’t brag about that. Generous and good
> people rarely talk of charity they bestow on others.​ But as much as all
> this is interesting, the real thing that people want to know is what Donald
> Trump’s plan is for America. It’s funny how so many people say they
> don’t know what it is, or they act like Trump is hiding it. The information
> is readily available if people would just do a little homework. But, since
> most Americans won't do their own research, here in no particular
> order, is an
> overview of many of Trumps positions and plans:
> 1. Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in other
> country’s problems without being compensated for doing so. If America is
> going to risk the lives of our soldiers and incur the expense of going
> to war,
> then the nations we help must be willing to pay for our help. Using the Iraq
> War as an example, he cites the huge monetary expense to American taxpayers
> (over $1.5 trillion, and possibly much more depending on what sources
> are used
> to determine the cost) in addition to the cost in human life. He suggests
> that Iraq should have been required to give us enough of their oil to pay for
> the expenses we incurred. He includes in those expenses the medical
> costs for
> our military and $5 million for each family that lost a loved one in the war
> and $2 million for each family of soldiers who received severe injuries.
> 2. Speaking of the military, Trump wants America to have a strong military
> again. He believes the single most important function of the federal
> government is national defense. He has said he wants to find the General
> Patton or General MacArthur that could lead our military buildup back to the
> strength it needs to be. While he hasn’t said it directly that I know of,
> Trump’s attitude about America and about winning tells me he’d most likely
> be quick to eliminate rules of engagement that handicap our military in
> battle. Clearly Trump is a “win at all costs” kind of guy, and I’m sure
> that would apply to our national defense and security, too.
> 3. Trump wants a strong foreign policy and believes that it must include 7
> core principles (which seem to support my comment in the last point):
> · American interests come first. Always. No apologies. Maximum firepower
> and military preparedness.
> · Only go to war to win.
> · Stay loyal to your friends and suspicious of your enemies.
> · Keep the technological sword razor sharp.
> · See the unseen. Prepare for threats before they materialize.
> · Respect and support our present and past warriors.
> 4. Trump believes that terrorists who are captured should be treated as
> military combatants, not as criminals like the Obama administration treats
> them.
> 5. Trump makes the point that China’s manipulation of their currency has
> given them unfair advantage in our trade dealings with them. He says we must
> tax their imports to offset their currency manipulation, which will cause
> American companies to be competitive again and drive manufacturing back to
> America and create jobs here. Although he sees China as the biggest
> offender, he believes that America should protect itself from all foreign
> efforts to take our jobs and manufacturing. For example, Ford is building a
> plant in Mexico and Trump suggests that every part or vehicle Ford makes in
> Mexico be taxed 35% if they want to bring it into the U. S., which
> would cause
> companies like Ford to no longer be competitive using their Mexican
> operations
> and move manufacturing back to the U. S., once again creating jobs here.
> 6. Trump wants passage of NOPEC legislation (No Oil Producing and Exporting
> Cartels Act – NOPEC – S.394), which would allow the government to sue OPEC
> for violating antitrust laws. According to Trump, that would break up the
> cartel. He also wants to unleash our energy companies to drill domestically
> (sound like Sarah Palin’s ‘drill baby, drill’?) thereby increasing
> domestic production creating jobs and driving domestic costs of oil and gas
> down while reducing dependence on foreign oil.
> 7. Trump believes a secure border is critical for both security and
> prosperity in America. He wants to build a wall to stop illegals from
> entering
> and put controls on immigration. (And he says he’ll get Mexico to pay for
> the wall, which many have scoffed at, but given his business successes I
> wouldn’t put it past him.) He also wants to enforce our immigration laws and
> provide no path to citizenship for illegals.
> 8. Trump wants a radical change to the tax system to not only make it
> better for average Americans, but also to encourage businesses to stay here
> and foreign businesses to move here. The resulting influx of money to our
> nation would do wonders for our economy. He wants to make America the place
> to do business. He also wants to lower the death tax and the taxes on
> capital
> gains and dividends. This would put more than $1.6 trillion back into the
> economy and help rebuild the 1.5 million jobs we’ve lost to the current tax
> system. He also wants to charge companies who outsource jobs overseas a 20%
> tax, but for those willing to move jobs back to America they would not be
> taxed. And for citizens he has a tax plan that would allow
> Americans to keep more of what they earn and spark economic growth. He wants
> to change the personal income tax to:
> · Up to $30,000 taxed at 1%
> · From $30,000 to $100,000 taxed at 5%
> · From $100,000 to $1,000,000 taxed at 10%
> · $1,000,000 and above taxed at 15%
> 9. Trump wants Obamacare repealed. He says it’s a “job-killing,
> health care-destroying monstrosity” that “can’t be reformed, salvaged,
> or fixed.” He believes in allowing real competition in the health insurance
> marketplace to allow competition to drive prices down. He also believes in
> tort reform to get rid of defensive medicine and lower costs.
> 10. Trump wants spending reforms in Washington, acknowledging that America
> spends far more than it receives in revenue. He has said he believes that if
> we don’t stop increasing the national debt once it hits $24 trillion it will
> be impossible to save this country.
> 11. Even though he says we need to cut spending, he does not want to harm
> those on Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. He believes that the
> citizens have faithfully paid in to the system to have these services
> available and that the American government has an obligation to fulfill its
> end of the bargain and provide those benefits. Therefore, he wants to build
> the economy up so that we have the revenue to pay those costs without
> cutting the benefits to the recipients. He disagrees with Democrats
> who think
> raising taxes is the answer and says that when you do that you stifle the
> economy. On the other hand, when you lower taxes and create an environment to
> help businesses they will grow, hire more workers, and those new workers will
> be paying taxes that become more tax revenue for the government.
> 12. Trump also wants reform of the welfare state saying that America needs
> “a safety net, not a hammock.” He believes in a welfare to work program
> that would help reduce the welfare roles and encourage people to get back to
> work. And he wants a crackdown on entitlement fraud.
> 13. Trump believes climate change is a hoax.
> 14. Trump opposes Common Core.
> 15. Trump is pro-life, although he allows for an exception due to rape,
> incest, or the life of the mother.
> 16. Trump is pro 2nd Amendment rights.
> 17. Trump’s view on same-sex marriage is that marriage is between a man and
> a woman, but he also believes that this is a states rights issue, not a
> federal issue.
> 18. Trump supports the death penalty. Trump believes that there is a lack of
> common sense, innovative thinking in Washington (Hmmm… looks like he
> believes in horse sense!). He says it’s about seeing the unseen and
> that’s the kind of thinking we need to turn this country around. He tells a
> personal story to illustrate the point: “When I opened Trump National Golf
> Club at Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles, I was immediately told that I
> would need to build a new and costly ballroom. The current ballroom was
> gorgeous, but it only sat 200 people and we were losing business because
> people needed a larger space for their events. Building a new ballroom would
> take years to get approval and permits (since it’s on the Pacific Ocean),
> and cost about $5 million. I took one look at the ballroom and saw
> immediately
> what needed to be done. The problem wasn’t the size of the room, it was the
> size of the chairs. They were huge, heavy, and unwieldy. We didn’t need a
> bigger ballroom, we needed smaller chairs! So I had them replaced with
> high-end, smaller chairs. I then had our people sell the old chairs and got
> more money for them than the cost of the new chairs. In the end, the
> ballroom
> went from seating 200 people to seating 320 people. Our visitors got the
> space they desired, and I spared everyone the hassle of years of construction
> and $5 million of expense. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a
> little common sense.” On top of his saving years of construction and $5
> million in expenses, he also was able to keep the ballroom open for business
> during the time it would have been under remodeling, which allowed him to
> continue to make money on the space instead of losing that revenue during
> construction time.
> Donald Trump’s entire life has been made up of success and winning. He’s
> been accused of bankruptcies, but that’s not true. He’s never filed
> personal bankruptcy. He’s bought companies and legally used bankruptcy laws
> to restructure their debt, just as businesses do all the time. But he’s
> never been bankrupt personally. He’s a fighter that clearly loves America
> and would fight for our nation. Earlier I quoted Trump saying, “I love
> America. And when you love something, you protect it passionately…
> fiercely, even.” We never hear that from Democrats or even from most
> Republicans. Donald Trump is saying things that desperately need to be said
> but no other candidate has shown the fortitude to stand up and say them.
> Looking over this list of what he wants for America I see a very
> necessary set
> of goals that are long past due. Before we criticize someone because the
> media does, maybe we should seriously consider what he has to offer.
> P.S. added by BOB (and I agree wholeheartedly): As I see it, his main
> problem
> is his arrogance, but there's an old saying "if you can do it, it ain't
> bragging".

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