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10 Things That Every American Should Know About Donald Trump’s Plan To Save The U.S. Economy

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donald-trump-speech-voa-public-domainCan Donald Trump turn the U.S. economy around?  This week Trump unveiled details of his new economic plan, and the mainstream media is having a field day criticizing it.  But the truth is that we simply cannot afford to stay on the same path that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats have us on right now.  Millions of jobs are being shipped out of the country, the middle class is dying, poverty is exploding, millions of children in America don’t have enough food, and our reckless spending has created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the planet.  Something must be done or else we will continue to steamroll toward economic oblivion.  So is Donald Trump the man for the hour?

If you would like to read his full economic plan, you can find it on his official campaign website.  His plan starts off by pointing out that this has been the weakest “economic recovery” since the Great Depression…

Last week’s GDP report showed that the economy grew a mere 1.2% in the second quarter and 1.2% over the last year. It’s the weakest recovery since the Great Depression – the predictable consequence of massive taxation, regulation, one-side trade deals and onerous energy restrictions.

And Trump is exactly right about how weak this economic recovery has been.

So how would he fix things?

The following are 10 things that every American should know about Donald Trump’s plan to save the U.S. economy…

#1 Donald Trump would lower taxes on the middle class

The tax savings under Trump’s plan would actually be quite substantial for middle class families.  The following numbers come from a recent Charisma article

• A married couple earning $50,000 per year with two children and $8,000 in child care expenses will save 35% from their current tax bill.

• A married couple earning $75,000 per year with two children and $10,000 in child care expenses will receive a 30% reduction in their tax bill.

• Married couple earning $5 million per year with two children and $12,000 in child care expenses will get only a 3% reduction in their tax bill.

#2 Donald Trump would lower taxes on businesses

Under his plan, no business in America would be taxed more than 15 percent.  Alternatively, Hillary Clinton’s plan would tax some small businesses at a rate of close to 50 percent.  So Trump’s plan would undoubtedly be good for businesses, and it would encourage many that have left the country to return.

But where would the lost tax revenue be made up?

#3 Childcare expenses would be exempt from taxation

For working families with children this would be a great blessing.  Without a doubt this is an effort to win over more working women, and this is a demographic that Trump has been struggling with.

It is definitely an idea that I support, but once again where will the money come from to pay for this?

#4 U.S. manufacturers will be allowed to immediately fully expense new plants and equipment

This would undoubtedly lead to a boom in capital investment, but it would also reduce tax revenue.  As an emergency measure this would be very good for encouraging manufacturers to stay in America, but it would also likely increase the budget deficit.

#5 A temporary freeze on new regulations

Red tape is one of my big pet peeves, and so I greatly applaud Trump for this proposal.  I think that Bob Eschliman put it very well when he wrote the following about Trump’s planned freeze on new regulations…

In 2015 alone, federal agencies issued over 3,300 final rules and regulations, up from 2,400 the prior year. Studies show that small manufacturers face more than three times the burden of the average U.S. business, and the hidden tax from ineffective regulations amounts to “nearly $15,000 per U.S. household” annually. Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion dollars per year, and Trump will end it.

#6 All existing regulations would be reviewed and unnecessary regulations would be eliminated

In particular, Trump’s plan would focus on getting rid of regulations that inhibit hiring.  The following are some of the specific areas that he identifies on his official campaign website

  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which forces investment in renewable energy at the expense of coal and natural gas, raising electricity rates;
  • The EPA’s Waters of the United States rule, which gives the EPA the ability to regulate the smallest streams on private land, limiting land use; and
  • The Department of Interior’s moratorium on coal mining permits, which put tens of thousands of coal miners out of work.

#7 Donald Trump would fundamentally alter our trade relationships with the rest of the globe

Donald Trump is the first major party nominee in decades to recognize that our trade deficit is absolutely killing our economy.  I write about this all the time, and it is a hot button issue for me.  So I definitely applaud Trump for proposing the following

  • Appoint trade negotiators whose goal will be to win for America: narrowing our trade deficit, increasing domestic production, and getting a fair deal for our workers.
  • Renegotiate NAFTA.
  • Withdraw from the TPP.
  • Bring trade relief cases to the world trade organization.
  • Label China a currency manipulator.
  • Apply tariffs and duties to countries that cheat.
  • Direct the Commerce Department to use all legal tools to respond to trade violations.

#8 Donald Trump’s plan would be a tremendous boost for the U.S. energy industry

Barack Obama promised to kill the coal industry, and that is one of the few promises that he has actually kept.  Obama also killed the Keystone Pipeline, and right now the energy industry as a whole is enduring their worst stretch since the last recession.  To turn things around, Trump would do the following

  • Rescind all the job-destroying Obama executive actions including the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.
  • Save the coal industry and other industries threatened by Hillary Clinton’s extremist agenda.
  • Ask Trans Canada to renew its permit application for the Keystone Pipeline.
  • Make land in the Outer Continental Shelf available to produce oil and natural gas.
  • Cancel the Paris Climate Agreement (limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius) and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.

#9 Trump would repeal Obamacare

Trump claims that Obamacare would cost our economy two million jobs over the next ten years.  And without a doubt, it has already cost the U.S. economy a lot of jobs.

Not only that, but Obamacare has also sent health insurance premiums soaring, and this is putting a tremendous amount of financial pressure on many families.

Trump says that he would “replace” Obamacare, but that is a rather vague statement.

What exactly would he replace it with?

#10 Trump’s plan says nothing about the Federal Reserve

This is a great concern, because the Federal Reserve has far more power over the economy than anyone else does.  It is at the very heart of our debt-based system, and unless something is done about the Fed our debt bubble will continue to get even larger.

Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by more than 96 percent and our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.  For Trump to not even mention the Federal Reserve in his economic plan is a tremendous oversight.

We are in the midst of a long-term economic decline, and things have not gotten better during the Obama years.  If you can believe it, a study that was just released by Harvard even acknowledges this

America’s economic performance peaked in the late 1990s, and erosion in crucial economic indicators such as the rate of economic growth, productivity growth, job growth, and investment began well before the Great Recession.

Workforce participation, the proportion of Americans in the productive workforce, peaked in 1997. With fewer working-age men and women in the workforce, per-capita income for the U.S. is reduced.

Median real household income has declined since 1999, with incomes stagnating across virtually all income levels. Despite a welcome jump in 2015, median household income remains below the peak attained in 1999, 17 years ago. Moreover, stagnating income and limited job prospects have disproportionately affected lower-income and lower-skilled Americans, leading inequality to rise.

That same study found that the percentage of Americans participating in the labor force peaked back in 1997 and has been steadily declining since that time…

declining-labor-force-participation-rate-harvard

If we continue to do the same things, we will continue to get the same results.

Donald Trump is promising change, and many of his proposals sound good, but there are also some areas to be concerned about.

Ultimately, just tinkering with the tax code and reducing regulations is not going to be enough to turn the U.S. economy around.  We need a fundamental overhaul of our economic and financial systems, and Trump’s plan stops well short of that.  But without a doubt what he is proposing is vastly superior to Hillary Clinton’s plan, and so he should definitely be applauded for at least moving in the right direction.

 
  • trump will have an “accident”

    but,but,but but ,but obammy mammy said “Donald trump will never (ever) become president”,his words ver batem.bawok also said “Donald trump will never replace me in the WH”,ominous ,disturbing words from el president,what exactly did baaaarak mean

    • obamas red line 2.0

      Obama did say trump will “never” become president,not on his watch,for him that was a” red line’,but let’s face it we all know barry’s track record when it comes to red lines lol

    • JC Teecher

      It will only happen the way the Obominable One says it will happen, “IF”, the Creator on the Throne, says it will.

  • barry oldwater

    Hopefully his changes will spur economic growth which will bring in more revenue as more jobs are created, not saying it will, just speculating that this is his plan.

    • SnodtBlossom

      he won’t be elected

      • anonymous

        Nobody is elected, they are selected. Elections are just a way to keep dumb-downed masses in check. So keep voting

        • Lazarovic

          You’re stupid, that’s why you’re anonymous. Coward too.

          • anonymous

            You must be responding out of shameful ignorance. It’s not your fault you are dumb-downed. It is ironic that you are calling me out for posting anonymously, when you are doing the same. Resorting to name calling though, really?

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          just like in Ancient Rome election season is bread and circus , keep the masses entertained so they won’t notice they’re powerless and gullible

      • BS1986

        Hilary is sick……..

        • GSOB

          She’ll use that in the debate.

          • BS1986

            Like coughing or falling?

      • ALWAYSTOMORROW

        You are correct.

        • SnodtBlossom

          GMTA 🙂

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          he wants to be coronated , all hail Trumpus Maximus

      • ThePeanut995

        You are in for a rude awakening

        • GSOB

          We all are, if either one is elected. I’ve done my research. No choice is without risk. Trump is who I’d like to see. It’s time to think outside the box.

          If he gets in, perhaps in a 2nd term, the Fed Reserve get’s axed.

          I can’t stop thinking big with Mr. Trump.
          I can’t stop thinking small with the leftist.

      • GSOB

        With more than 50% leftist population….it does look like the final nail.

    • Alan Cecil

      Bwah ha ha ha…another twist on the “trickle-down” theory. It works great…for the top 1%.

  • hillery comin for your guns

    then there’s hillery’s economic “plan”, massive across the board tax increases,massive increases in the size of gov’t,staggering draw droppin deficits,massive increases in entitlements (handouts),after all she did say she was continuing beewok obambi failed policies

  • Mondobeyondo

    I have never felt as depressed – about my own future, about the future of my friends, my family and my country- as I do at this very moment.

    • William Lutz

      Mondo I’m feeling the same way. Everyday the life is being sucked out of our wonderful nation with each passing day. I’ve noticed it ever since the 2008 crisis, but even more so after Obama got reelected. The only thing we have to do now is hope for the best of our personal lives in the next few years. This downfall is inevitable.

    • anonymous

      You’re not the only one.

    • Jerry C

      Most of us felt that way almost 8 years ago.

  • rat28

    Another stupid tickle down economy by the GOP.. We should be taxing the rich . Obama regulation and energy policies protect us from global warming Obama health care help the poor and sick .. repealing Obamacare will hurt all the economy gains we seen the last 8 years.. Bad deal from Donald Trump.

    • libs credit card economics

      yeah just let the 35 year old “kids” livin in their parents basement worry bout the 12T of red ink,and that’s just in 8 years!!!!!

      • GSOB

        Which is impossible to pay off.

    • South Texas

      The stupid in your comment just burns. I’ve not met one person who is retired who has benefited from the wonders of Obummacare. Their cost went way up for less choice and service. Maybe you could go get a medical degree and offer our services for free and help out with the problem.

      As for GW, another money sucking joke pushed by scum who live in opulate homes and waste more energy than any working class family. Speaking of which, how big is your home?

  • SnodtBlossom

    Sleep with Trump in 2016!

    • BS1986

      Grandma Hilary has pneumonia

    • sister soldier

      You do have your moments.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      oh Snotty, you just want to rub your fingers through his thick blond weave, don’t you

      • SnodtBlossom

        What I’m saying is..
        If you vote for Trump and you’re single and admit to voting for him,.. a lot of women won’t want you.

        • GSOB

          Let me be blunt – God called women into spiritual leadership roles, as an exception to His design, in order to shame the men into bringing the nation back to God, and into exercising their God given responsibility to lead in the church, the home and in the nation.

          In no way does the Bible EVER paint women in leadership roles as a positive thing, but it is something God uses to shame the men into action.

          • SnodtBlossom

            Be SHAMED.. be very SHAMED G SOB

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            and you wonder why your single

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          but they’ll be the ugly women, not the mindless bleach blond Fox News types

  • Satirist 1976

    Michael this is one of the best articles you have ever written. You presented Trump’s solutions to issues that plague everyday Americans. Well done.
    This is not satire.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Trump should replace Ocare with the free market and nothing else.

    • William Lutz

      Replace Obamacare with individual Health Savings Accounts based on investments. Public hospitals with vouchers is also a great idea.

      • South Texas

        No, the government needs to get out of looting me with a ‘savings account’ and make it free market all the way.

        • GSOB

          You don’t understand how it works. They don’t tax those dollars you put into a HSA.

          • Orange Jean

            Except that in most of them… you select a certain $$ amount each year… and if you don’t use it, you lose it. Who do you think ends up with the money then?

          • GSOB

            Don’t expect a reward for being careless.
            No system can sustain carelessness

          • South Texas

            Exactly my point. Why do we have to put up with some over compensated elected person to ‘let’ me do something with my money?

            I’ve never had a use for an HSA but known people who do. But hey, at least the scum implicitly acknowledge they are cheating us by ‘giving’ us the privilege to use our money pre-tax.

            If some of us were not working almost 5 months of the year to support government and we had a real private health insurance and health care sector, this would be a non issue.

    • SnodtBlossom

      Hillary will win

      • Peanut

        NO SHE WON’T … HE IS NOW NECK AND NECK WITH HER AND WILL EXCEED HER… MORE STUFF ABOUT HER WILL BE COMING OUT!

        • SnodtBlossom

          How much prior political experience does Trump have?
          NADA!!! ZIP!!!! ZILCH!!! ZERO!!!
          He talks the talk, but never walked the walk.
          But hey.. it’s only THE PRESIDENCY!
          Maybe next we’ll grab people off the street w/no medical training to do surgery!

          Neither did Ulysses Grant or Dwight Eisenhower have a prior politcal position, though both had a strong military background. Dwight being ” The Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War II”
          and Grant “Commanding General of the United States Army”
          How much military background does Trump have? NADA!!! ZIP!!!! ZILCH!!! ZERO!!!

          “no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump’s casino empire in the last 30 years.”
          He has filed four business bankruptcies. Maybe he thinks it’s just as easy to file bankruptcy w/the entire government and walk away.

          • Raymond Chow

            Political experience means nothing especially when someones political experience means the detriment of the nation.

          • Cobbett

            ”How much prior political experience does Trump have”

            Oh yes…there’s Iraq, Libya, Syria(she was also instrumental in convincing Bill to bomb Serbia….all resounding success stories…politics just equal BS.

          • turee60

            How much military experience does Hillary and Obama have zilch none!

          • jonodough

            you mean like the idiot obama?

      • Mondobeyondo

        If she doesn’t have a coughing epileptic seizure before the election.

      • LIZ THE SHIZ

        yup, the fix is in just watch the electoral college , your vote don’t mean squat!!!

        • GSOB

          Not yet it don’t

        • Raymond Chow

          Why do people always mention electoral college when they don’t understand what electoral college is?

          When looking at the map of blue or red those are just projections where Democrats or Republican voted favorably in the past it doesn’t mean electoral college. Electoral college delegates are pick by the winning candidate in the state. All states in the national election are winner take all. So if the candidate wins in majority of the district in the state he wins all the state electoral college.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            just like super delegates, seems fishy

          • budman

            nebraska is not winner take all. each congressional districts electoral vote depends on the vote within that district.

      • GSOB

        And the minimum wage will go up. And unemployment will rise, and government will spend even more.

        • Orange Jean

          … yeah, and little pink pigs will fly away from Smithfield Foods and not get turned into hams!

    • ISA41:10

      Yep!

    • krinks

      Hey Genius. A Free Market solution led people to be denied coverage for nearly every malady under the guise of a pre existing condition.
      A Whistle Blower for/from the Health Insurance Industry admitted as much. The more she came up with creative reasons to deny payment/coverage the higher she was promoted.

      • GSOB

        The free market is the best thing going!
        Because it has some level of risk, non hackers despise and envy this good system.
        What makes it good is that it benefits the majority of the people, not all. No system can.
        What happens if the majority are non hackers?
        Non hackers default to handout mode by finding fault with reality and cry, they depend on a leftist government to provide a silver spoon for everyone.
        The market then is no longer free.

        • krinks

          Weren’t you paying attention? They take your premiums and then when you need to use it deny payment.

          • GSOB

            Appeal it then.

          • krinks

            Appeal? To who? The same person who gets a bigger bonus for telling you no? Are you an idiot?

          • GSOB

            You sound like a confident young man. Just ignore me. Stick with your leftist ideas. Your choice.

          • Jace Tate

            the once estudious michael snider is now drowned by drivel.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            well he opened it up to a Trollathon

          • Raymond Chow

            When people runs out of argument or loses they start calling names which is exactly what you are. Yes, you sue or appeal your case.

          • krinks

            I explained that a big bonus follows when you tell people NO in the private industry. If you don’t understand this YES you are an IDIOT.

          • Jerry C

            Then payers should be free to leave and go to a provider who says yes in a fair market.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            meanwhile you die waiting for the appeal

          • Raymond Chow

            Then sue them or perhaps you didn’t sign up for the coverage. It’s like you got liability for your car insurance but you wanna be cover for medical when you get into an accident.

          • joe

            That’s how “insurance” works. Simply banking in reverse and how the inventors, IE banksters intended.

    • Raymond Chow

      Yes, a free market system where you can acquire health insurance across state boundaries. I.e., wish to buy health insurance in Iowa where it’s lower even though I live in California.

    • Cobbett

      Why are people so obsessed with their health? Why paying endless 10000s
      on the chance I ”might” get ill…rather spend it on women and booze.

      • Lillian DeVore

        I think it’s more of an obsession with the pre-existing conditions people’s health.

        • Cobbett

          I had my appendix whipped out when I was 14(some time ago)…even though I’m a heavy boozer(although not now)…I Feel Fine. Why worry…what will be will be.

    • GeneP54

      He should, but he said that he wants universal healthcare.

    • turee60

      I agree our medical the way it was was still the best in the world. People from Canada were coming here for medical cause it was so much better. The government doesn’t need to get into our medical. Years ago like in 1986 I was out of work and had no medical and went to a free clinic in my area and got waited on quickly and it didn’t cost me anything.

  • William Lutz

    I agree. On one hand, some of Trump’s policies sound alright, but a lot of his proposals are dubious and a few are unrealistic. First of all, building a YUGE wall on the border is going to be very expensive and not very effective. Furthermore:

    1) He never really mentions how he is going to deal with Planned Parenthood.
    2) He obviously has no full intention of abolishing some bureaucratic agencies such as the Fed Reserve, the FDA, the USDA, Department of Energy, etc.
    3) Reckless spending and debt is going to continue, and tax revenue will never keep up with the expenses.
    4) I am not sure how he is going to replace Obamacare.
    5) His idea on how to combat ISIS is not practical. It would mean extorting the Middle East out of their oil and having a costly militarist operation in various countries. It’s a recipe for World War 3.
    6) Even though he is anti establismhment at heart, he is running on a major party platform, which is rigged and corrupt. He should’ve refused to participate within the Republican Party and join an alternative political party.

    • Jace Tate

      Isis took the oil didn’t they

      • William Lutz

        Yeah they probably took it, but my point is that you don’t easily defeat ISIS by confiscating the oil and having a double version of the Iraq War. By the way, I forgot to mention that DJ Trump never spoke openly about civil liberties or mass surveillance either. Hence, I suspect that he will strengthen the so called “war on terror”, which God forbid he would do. No more George Dubya Bush please.

        • Christopher Privett

          Obama expanded Bush’s programs of surveillance, and just paid Mexico 75 Million dollars. For a WALL built across their southern border.

    • John Francis

      You are right, some things don’t add up, but I’ll take him over Hillary any day of the week. I’m still struggling with whether to vote in the presidential at all, having a very hard time with Trump’s torture advocacy and his call for the execution of Edward Snowden.

      • Jessy Scholl

        Seriously, Donald Trump can’t talk about abolishing federal agencies because he would be killed on the spot.

  • Jace Tate

    how are lower taxes going to help zero growth? How is income in the middle class going to aid the systems recovery? Once you go off the cliff of a set system in a fixed economy, you don’t think there is any fixing it. I think higher taxes and lower barriers to growth are the answer. However the way the apple is peeled can only be determined post collapse, after the decision makers have decided the direction the country takes. That is why even if you take out the true deplorables ruining everything, the best you can do is elect someone who identifies with the American way of life and our decisions.

    • themacabre

      How are higher taxes for failed government programs going to help?…we need to cut federal spending not give it more money. That’s like giving a lazy bum watching tv and drinking beer another six pack.

    • ISA41:10

      ” I think higher taxes and lower barriers to growth are the answer. ”

      How stupid can you be?!?!? Explain to me how taking more money from the private sector (businesses and people) improves growth and the economy?

      Waiting…………………………………………………..

    • JC Teecher

      You are proof of how well mind control by the elite liberals is working. It is this mentality that is meant to destroy the God induced US Constitution.

      When a nation has allowed four scotus to take the whole nation down a rat hole of sin, then the nation either digs back out or it gets drowned in darkness.

      There is a slim…very slim chance that America can dig out of the rat hole for a few years, but ultimately sin will drown this nation into the abyss.

      Don’t believe it? It is in the book; the only book that matters.

      • sister soldier

        Amen and amen again.

      • LIZ THE SHIZ

        we will wind up with a one world government just like in Star Trek Next Generation , the united federation of planets

    • GSOB

      Leftist
      1. A member of an ideological camp that defines socialism as a form of totalitarian secular feudalism; an advocate for the management of non-Leftist people as farm animals.

      “When the Leftist tried to convince me that North Korea had the only true and just form of socialism on earth, I gave up on trying to talk rationally with him and just walked away.”

    • Jace Tate

      if you would all stop patting each other on the back you’d find the diversity among yourselves deplorable in the face of true knowledge.

    • Jace Tate

      you changed your comment you liberal demagogues.

  • William Lutz

    But I give Donald credit where it’s due. At least he is better than Hillary and not as conniving and deceiving as she is. However, I refuse to pick the least of two bad apples.

    • GSOB

      ..

  • vizeet

    Removing Obamacare and reducing Defense budget will be huge saving for US. And will be good for rest of the world….

    • William Lutz

      Trump however, will not reduce military spending and his idea of replacing ACA is only a secret plan.

      • SnodtBlossom

        Do you think he will help you when you are homeless?

        • GSOB

          It is not the POTUS job to do that.

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          if he has any rooms empty in his crappy hotels he can rent them to the homeless and get refunded through section 8 housing

          • Raymond Chow

            You can’t even afford to step into his hotel lobby. I don’t think they allow vagrants there.

    • sister soldier

      Didn’t the current sitting president already reduce the defense budget? My bad…. he reduced our defenses.

    • turee60

      You can’t reduce the defense budget you need to raise the defense to protect our country from terrorist!

  • Ye Deplorable Uncucker

    I would hope that after he is elected he will go after the Fed. Shut them down.

    • Paleface

      and let the treasury print the US$. that way avoiding paying interest to a private bunch of parasites.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      ask JFK what happens when you try to go after the fed, you can’t can you?

  • Priszilla

    http://Www.jill2016.com The only candidate who has never been a Republican.

  • J B

    Are you voting for the Rothschild’s or Trump ?
    At least if you vote for Clinton you know you are voting for the Rothschild’s.

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    Last Chance, America.

    • GSOB

      The time periods when Deborah and Hulda were prophets were times of great moral and spiritual decay for Israel.

      Men were no longer exercising moral or spiritual leadership as we can see in Barak’s refusal to go to war without Deborah by his side.

  • Paul Benson

    What we receive from government (benevolence versus tyranny) has a lot more to do with who sits on the throne in Heaven than who sits in the Whitehouse. And it has a lot more to do with how we conduct ourselves in life than who we vote for. It is the sinful shameful behavior of the people of this nation that has caused God to remover his blessing from this once great nation.

    Political action will not rescue a nation under judgment. Only repentance and a return to godliness and righteousness will alter the descent into chaos we are facing. We each have a responsibility to tend to this on a personal level. Even if the nation as a whole does not repent God will see your actions and deal with you accordingly. You can know God’s favor in the midst of a nation under judgment. Please conside this article on this subject:

    https://pbenson.me/2016/08/09/change-fate-nation-under-judgment/

    Blessings upon those with ears to hear the truth;
    Paul Benson
    http://www.paulbenson.me

    • Susan Daugherty

      AMEN

  • john

    you don’t get, America had his good time. now it s over. join the 3rd world countries.

  • anonymous

    The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9

    • sister soldier

      Yes He does and a good man’s steps are ordered by God.

    • fasleflagusa

      Seek a mental-health professional. You may need to be institutionalized.

      • anonymous

        I see a mental health professional on a monthly basis and I have been institutionalized. What’s your point?

    • SnodtBlossom

      Deuteronomy 23:1-25
      “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord.

      • LIZ THE SHIZ

        just when do you pull out the knife when your on a date, is it on your profile on Nutjob Match .Com

      • turee60

        No one that think it is ok to kill babies {abortion} are following the teachings of the lord should not be allowed to run our government under God!

  • Kris

    The best joke, where I laughed for long time.

  • FJL

    Your ignorance is beyond belief. Through over 400 filibusters the republican Congress has controlled fiscal policy for 8 years. Our trade policies have been supported by the righties for over 40 years. B Clinton and Obama have been republican light by every definition of the party. reaganomics has never worked anywhere in the history of the world. Lower taxes have led to economic slumps historically. And lastly, trump is a buffoon who would hand the reigns to a very scary Mike Pence… See what he has done to Indiana.
    Unsubscribe.

  • DigitalThumb

    Ummm while Donald cuts taxes how does he make up for the lost revenue. In the short to medium term the national debt would increase at a greater rate, unless he plans massive government spending cuts…………………… The military would be a good place to start.

    • gfmucci

      The military? I don’t think so. That would be Hillary’s priority, not Donald’s.

      • DigitalThumb

        So how does Trump finance all these tax cuts, what gives?

        • GSOB

          You shrink the size of government and the regulations they burden the people with. No need to finance anything. Disposable income would increase, thus increased consumer spending stimulates the goods and services markets and employment sectors.

          The government has to lose weight.
          How do you lose weight?

          No brainer….

  • Seems like your #10 item should be #1 since it has helped facilitate all the deficit spending as you mentioned. Also, It seems like he is proposing to reduce taxes with no reduction in spending.

    • gfmucci

      The “no reduction in spending” assumption depends on how many regulations are eliminated and how many Federal Agencies and how many thousand Federal employees are cut or at least attritioned out of existence. I hope that part is major, but certainly no assurances.

      Most of us viewing this website would like to see at least half the Federal Government eliminated, including most or all of the Department of Education, Department of Interior, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Service, and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

      Wishful thinking?

      • GSOB

        Yes. The most basic starting point is: define the role of government. If we resort to God’s word to seek that answer, we will be clear on that. But, since most don’t know the Lord or His word, they seek the creature for all their needs. In essence, they worship the creature instead of the creator.
        So, why did God establish human government?

        • Preacher62

          Why indeed!

      • Wishful thinking, maybe. However, our government and spending has gone too far so reductions are needed.

  • South Texas

    Some of that debt will simply have to be expunged at the least the part owned by the federal reserve.

    At least Trump gets it that most Americans, even those who conserve and not spendthrifts, don’t have the damn money right now to stimulate anything. And those EPA regs will further harm industry.

    Amerika is a still a big place, so there are economic bright spots, but not everyone is doing well.

    • GeneP54

      Yea, the thing for us to do, as Trump suggested that we might, is default on our debt. That would REALLY help us worldwide. LOL

  • JC Teecher

    Michael, as always, brings out some very good points and as a conservative I am also concerned about our debt and where we are heading with it. The liberal elites will stop at nothing until they have 99% of all Americans, that have anything of value, completely bankrupt.

    The crooked laws and judges are in place to protect the elites, so it will be saddled on the backs of the Middle class…all three groups..lower,middle and upper.

    There are too many elite and corrupt congressmen and women, and senate, from both parties,; that I don’t think Trump can pull off a change that reverses the debt problem/catastrophe.

    All I am hearing to such wonderful plans as the “Child Care” benefits, is “How is it going to be paid for?”

    Well, what does it matter when you look at the alternative, a billery tax and spend/big government continuation that will add another 10 trillion…on paper; and that is just in four years.

    Personally, i think,and believe with my whole heart, that the days of America..via ussag, are numbered. Even if Trump somehow pulls off a Holy Mackeral, and gets in without a collapse of the economy and dollar, (and possibly martial law) next month; it will only stave off the inevitable for a few years.

    I say live, love, learn (the bible), and be thankful you have food on the table and a roof over your head.

    • greanfinisher .

      How is it going to be paid for? Well, if history is any guide, it will be on the backs of the middle class (or what’s left of it).

    • sister soldier

      Sound wisdom.

      • JC Teecher

        Thanks sister soldier, and I really enjoyed your piece (commentary) yesterday.

    • Preacher62

      Yep, live, love, learn (the bible), and be thankful you have food on the table and a roof over your head. That’ll preach.

  • Richard O. Mann

    I really doubt he will be elected. One way or another, Obama will not allow him to win.

    • greanfinisher .

      It won’t matter either way as we’re doomed. With the wealth of the nation obscenely concentrated in such few hands, the middle class will simply die out.

  • greanfinisher .

    Anyone who thinks that either the gun confiscatin’ witch or the billionaire casino barker would seriously attempt to change the status quo is sadly disillusioned. The die has already been set so the demise of the middle class is inevitable. Clearly, all that the taskmasters want is a population of obedient, ignorant, indebted and impoverished slaves.

  • John

    Living within an unsustainable human created system, money as debt, in a finite world is not compatible. Businesses have relocated jobs and reduced internals cost in order to maximize profit (stocks). Hence, the business of war. Meanwhile, consumers can no longer purchased the goods (private debt has peaked). Just a matter of time before they find cheaper location to manufacture these weapons. These are symptom of a 300 year old problem, the privatised monetary system based upon debt. This system is never taught in schools or even discussed in the MSM. The perpetually growing debt bubble will ultimately burst if you only treat the systems. Compound interest is a very powerful force.

    defer, defer, defer is the systemic approach…Wages are stagnant, but we can finance the reducing costs of luxury goods created off shore, but can’t afford basics like the increasing cost of health care, healthy food and clean water.

    Do you want be governed by Frankenstein (Trump) or Dr. Frankenstein (Clinton)? BTW, both are private puppets and have no desire to change monetary system or even suggest investigating the private ‘for profit’
    federal reserve.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      that’s Frankensteen , not Frankenstein

      • John

        What hump?

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          thank you EyeGore

  • sister soldier

    Not that I disagree with what Donald Trump proposes but I can remember very vividly that President Obama also promised “Hope and Change”. Just saying.

    • Preacher62

      Yep, wise statement! They have been promising hope and change since John Adams. That is why I believe they all belong to the same boss. I agree that many in my lifetime have had proposals that appealed to me Trump included; but I learned early on that they have no intentions of following through on them. The purpose of this Government is to replace God as sovereign by bringing more and more people into reliance on the government for provision, protection and authority. We already know where our Hope for hope and change comes from. Be blessed.

      • sister soldier

        Thank you. It’s good to hear from you again. And I agree with what you have stated so very well.

    • turee60

      Except Obama the muslim didn’t bring up any policys worth talking about all he wants to do is destroy America and turn it into Islam with Sharia law in place!

  • Mondobeyondo

    When I become emperor, I will ensure that every child in America has a full stomach before going to bed each night. It’s sad enough that adults go hungry. It’s absolutely criminal that kids are going hungry as well.

  • Sean H

    Since all ten things make sense, the election will be rigged to stop him.

  • Fred

    Are you saying that as long as everyone has a job we don’t have to worry about living way carrying capacity of the planet? All fishermen a job no matter if that results in a collapse of fish stocks? All coalminers having a job no matter if that results in climate disaster?

    You’re raising valuable points about our very sorry state of the economy but you apparently don’t see that the same mentality that got us in this economic mess also got us in an environmental mess.

    Extracting more from nature than can regenerate obviously will result in collapse of nature as we know it. No nature no economy.

    • GSOB

      lol

  • Paul Patriot

    He has got my vote, but, if you think any candidate will actually be able to lower taxes like he proposes, then I have a snow shrivel to see to someone in Tahiti.

    This nation is too far gone to “make America great again”

    IF trump gets in he will be be hit head on with the reality with being confronted by those who really run things in this world…..those with much more power and influence, and those with even more money than Trump.

    The globalist will put Trump in his place real quick.

    I still think he is the best choice over Hitlery, but, if you expect “Happy days to be here again” by trump fulfilling all these promises, you are in for a very big disappointment.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      what’s a snow shrivel? is that like shrinkage that George Costanza had?

  • GeneP54

    Nothing like “fundamental” hope and change.
    Let me help you out just a bit, Michael.
    The first eight things that you listed are things that Trump wants for Trump. Not the US economy. Has he mentioned one time if he’ll bring his companies here from overseas? No? I guess that isn’t important. Or has he said that he would relinquish all interests in his companies like every other president has done? No? Well, I guess that isn’t important, either.
    Yes, he said that he would replace obamacare with universal healthcare.
    Of course he says nothing about the federal reserve! That would be a conservative battle that he ‘doesn’t want to get into’, you know, like when he was asked if the Constituiton was over sharia law and he said the same thing.
    He’s a liberal.

    • Paul Patriot

      Do you think Hitlery would be a better choice?

      • GeneP54

        My comment wasn’t comparative.
        Of course not, but I don’t think there’s much difference between the two. The more Trump puts out his socialistic agenda, like paid pregnacies, the more he proves it.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    automation and robots will be the real outcome, there will be no real growth in new good paying jobs

  • GSOB

    Peace comes through living the way our Creator designed us to

  • GSOB

    The Bible does teach Patriarchy (male leadership over women).

  • GSOB

    None of the Apostles were women.

    (you would think if God believed in gender equality, He could have carved out at least one slot out of 12 right?)

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      but the DiVinci Code ?

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  • GSOB

    Deborah – prophet; judge; led the army of Israel into battle with Barak, their commander.
    She was a spiritual and moral leader.
    She did not seek to lead with Barak, he begged her to.

    She shamed him by telling him God would hand their enemies into the hands of a “woman”.

    It is interesting the Bible says she sat under a tree and not at the city Gates as leaders typically did

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      Barak, their commander, that’s a funny name for a military leader

  • GSOB

    Never in Israel’s history was there ever a female high priest or female priest – period.

  • GSOB

    Never in Israel’s history did God appoint a female Queen to rule over Israel.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      Golda Meyer ?

  • GSOB

    There is not one recorded instance of a female Pastor in the New Testament.

  • GSOB

    Isaiah 3:12
    “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”

    The Bible tells us Man is to lead Woman in society,……

    “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”

  • GSOB

    But the fact is that there will ALWAYS be poor people and there will always be rich people and sometimes there will be those in between.

    But we will never eliminate poverty in this world.

  • Gave

    “Who dares, wins.”
    That’s Trump.
    Skeptics? Doubting Thomases and soothsayers.

  • musimann

    The pentagram lost what, 6 trillion dollars? Maybe we could use some of that money to subsidize the exorbitant costs of modern and often very poor healthcare. At the very least the gov could offer interest free loans to people that need help.

  • Art Granda

    Most of our annual “tax haul” goes to what can only be called Fraud Waste and Abuse. Believe me that WILL be eliminated, and will easily pay for these stated tax cuts, and a lot more. One doesn’t reach Trump’s pinnacle in business by throwing money away senselessly.

    When he first looks at USA’s books he’ll blow a gasket, but then we can get busy straightening out this mess and closing the Hog Trough forever.

    • GeneP54

      No. One gets to Trump’s pinnacle by suing contractors and subcontractors until they will take pennies on the dollar or go bankrupt. He even said that defaulting on our loans is one option to get rid of our debt.

  • Richard Dihlman

    Your health care should be a 24/7 thing; not different when you are working or driving it shopping which it is now. Get the money from a VAT tax at purchase no more insurance payments from you or your employer would boom the economy. With point of purchase tax everyone would contribute ; if you buy a Mercedes car you pay more tax than a Ford heck even a wino would contribute to the system .Imagine not paying nsurancevand having that amount in your pockets along with these ridiclous co-pays??????

  • Patriot Alice

    Patriot Alice: I’ve been a strong proponent for Trump since before he decided to run. But, the financial collapse”2008″, the towers coming down and the invasion of Iraq were all Bush’s doings! I blame NAFTA and TPP on the Democrats. Both Parties have been selling us out, that is why I like Trump so much, neither Party want’s Trump to win, because the status quo benefits those who’ve sold us out. I had clear things up. Trump 2016.

  • Raymond Chow

    All you economic and business experts that ctiticize Trump economic plans, if you just use that genius of yours in implementing it business you’ll be as rich as Trump.

    • GeneP54

      I suggest that you do a quick search on how Trump sued his contractors and subcontractors to get that rich. There’s certainly is nothing honorable about it.

  • Quantum Paradox

    On point #9 I disagree. Trump has spoken numerous times about what he would do to replace Obamacare, he just needs time to flesh out his policies more clearly on paper.

  • David Stanley

    The FED is untouchable or Americans will starve in the streets
    that is a fact. US hegemony depends on the FED.

  • DB200

    #11: The USA will honour God and all shops will stay closed on Sunday.

  • DB200

    By the way, if I were a candidate I would stay silent about the FED until in office ….

  • 1stWorlder

    WHAT ABOUT THE WALL??????????????
    HOLY CRAP, TRUMP!!!!!

  • Dominick Perez

    I’m a Trump supporter. The US spends trillions per year on healthcare. It should be free for everybody but the greedy doctors, insurance companies along with Big Pharma and the lobbyists make too much money to allow it.

  • sharonsj

    Two problems: Trump changes his mind every five minutes. And he has surrounded himself with the farthest-right Republicans who don’t really agree with what Trump says but lie about it. Just check their previous voting records.

    For example, Obama is trying to push through the TPP in the lame duck session, but he couldn’t possibly do it without Republican help. He enlisted Ohio’s Republican governor John Kasich and other prominent Republicans to help him convince Congress. We’ll see what happens….

    • GeneP54

      He’s also surrounded himself with far left liberals, like his campaign finance manager is an ex Soros fund manager and Goldman-Sachs exec., he also has Bill’s ex CIA director, etc. They know what republicans want to hear and put it in his ear and on his teleprompter. Trump agrees with none of it and you can tell by how he reads it. Not convincing at all.

  • Lillian DeVore

    Bottom up and top down economics at the same time. The bottom 50 pay less than 3%, so we need good paying jobs where people actually pay taxes. The number of jobs should be in the millions, and with sufficient growth, should account for any deficits. When you account for baby boomers retiring, we probably need to adjust our legal immigration limits to keep the bottom of the pyramid fat and to absorb the additional jobs needed to fund social security and medicare.

    Health savings account was offered to replace Obamacare. I don’t know much about this option, but as an example, my son is paying $15/month with a large deductible for his health savings account insurance. His girlfriend, by contrast, is paying $500/month under Obamacare. If she saved that $500/month, she would have more than enough to cover the deductible for a health savings account.

    The Fed raising rates can be both good and bad. Right now, it is helping Wall Street by effectively having a negative interest rate. However, there is no incentive to save money. It seems with our debt so high, we should be in deep recession already. The only thing keeping this country running is that we are able to borrow money to make ends meet. At some point, the economy will have to reset. Hopefully, this will be after the job growth.

  • Buck Russel

    All wishful thinking. But I don’t think any of those economic promises will ever come to fruition.

  • Cleetus The Slack-Jawed Yokel

    A. There is no real “free market”.

    B. The “free market” only works when people pay attention enough to affect change via their purchasing power. Something that the vast majority of people couldn’t care less about. So, the reality is the so-called “free market” doesn’t work either.

    C. Government regulation, at least as it is practiced today, sucks balls. So

    D. What’s a better solution than any of this?

    Oh, and you are all completely and utterly out of your minds if you think Trump is the answer to anything. Shillary and Billary are aweful, don’t get me wrong, but Trump is a complete lunatic. Nothing good is going to come out of this election, no matter who wins.

  • Tim

    why trump? I get the hate for the establishment, but why not vote in bernie? Trump is a compulsive liar, sometimes he contradicts himself in the same sentence. Hes running for POTUS for trump, and only trump. Wheres his tax return? Where is the evidence of his charity donations? He has a large following but ive rarely seen a valid reason other than f$&@ hillary.

    Why do you hate democratic socialism? Here, most australians fear the americanisation of our health system, where profits are prioritised over health. It wins elections here it is that important. We all know people who cannot go back to the usa because they have had an accident without insurance and racked up completely unaffordable debts. Here, there is no if or but, if you are sick or injured you get better. Simple.

    Your education system is also failing. (It is here as well), but mostly because of privatisation. Private schools actually receive more government funding than public schools here, causing massive gaps between the majority and the well off, but its the conservatives driving this.

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