Donald Trump—Who He REALLY Is by Chuck Yeager
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 8 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 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. 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.
11.) 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.
12.) Trump believes climate change is a hoax.
13.) Trump opposes Common Core.
14.) Trump is pro-life, although he allows for an exception due to rape, incest, or the life of the mother.
15.) Trump is pro 2nd Amendment rights.
16.) 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.
17.) 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.
Before we criticize someone because of what the media is saying, maybe we should consider what they have to offer. What are they bringing to the table. Researching their background independently of what the news says. What’s their bio?? Wha’t Obama’s bio? If you researched him prior to becoming President, would you have hired him to work for you or run your business?
It's comical watching to see what ALL of the candidates are doing regarding their crafting of plans to defend the homeland.
One thing that's been mentioned by a candidate that many love to hate, but that I am supporting is putting people on lists.
This is where the idiocy around lists comes into play, and this is NOT a Swipe at Mr Trump. In fact it's a compliment.
We're ALL ALREADY ON LISTS!!! There's nothing new! So what you're going to break muslims up into a list or collection of lists. What's the problem? There isn't one.
Why do I say there isn't a problem? Think really carefully...better still open your wallet or your purse or look at your emails...
YOU'RE ON A LIST!!!!
You're on a list for drivers licenses, social security cards, prescriptions, credit cards, etc. OH and...ALL of those lists keep track of your race!! How do I know? Because I am on them as well, and even some of them ask for religious affiliations.
And monitoring? You're already being monitored!!! Everywhere you go there are cameras, there are people watching those cameras. There are cameras watching those people who are watching those cameras...and there are people watching those people watching those people who are watching those cameras...and so on and so on and so on.
The problem is that along the way of watching all those cameras and such, people make mistakes or are paid to ignore something and others get killed.
So now what the candidates are saying is simply they're going to be watching those lists a bit more carefully. I have zero problem with that.
You shouldn't have a problem with it either, unless you're doing something illegal, immoral or perhaps overly fattening, or if you're planning to overthrow a government or cause others harm, then you need to not only fear being on the list, you need to fear those who are willing to step up and make you an example of how to get rid of terrorists. That's what you need to fear. But as long as you're in the USA and you're not doing things to disrupt the lives and wellbeing of others, you should be just fine.
That's my .02 on this and I am fine with the Trump campaign using this as long as they give Michael Murdock, US NAVY VETERAN the credit for bringing it up.
People just don't get lists. But as one who has created hundreds if not thousands in my lifetime, I am good with them.
Thanks for taking time to read. By the way, when you read this, you will automatically be placed on a list of people that have read this.
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Watching the debate this evening I began to wonder after I could in my head hear the boxing bell ring, just who was writing the questions that these moderators were using. Was it MICKEY MOUSE? NO, it wasn't. How do I know? Because even Mickey was shaking his head and saying "No Michael, not even GOOFY writes that badly!
A debate should be about things that really and truly matter to the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Not the people of other countries, but AMERICA.
Why should we vote for you? What is it that you bring to the table that is going to ensure we're a country of prosperity & safety?
What is it that you bring to the party of this life of freedom we enjoy, that will ensure our jobs are NOT shipped overseas because it's cheaper to do business over there than it is here?
Things like that.
Not who's suit looks worse or who wants to fight who or whether or not the Government should get into Fantasy Football or be the creator of 401K plans for people!!!
The candidates as well as WE THE PEOPLE are really tired of the crap that you mannequin wanna-be's put out to the airwaves through whatever method.
The only reason you do it is to get noticed, to incense people and it does absolutely nothing to actually convey to the people that which is really and truthfully news. This debate was a damn circus and it was very apparent how fed up the candidates are already with you people.
Remember, when one of them becomes President they're going to be holding your balls in one hand and a hammer in the other and yes that goes for the women commentators as well because Ladies...You're not men but you're trying so damned hard to be one that it's really scary. Hell at least Megyn Kelly had the audacity to be a real woman and get angered when she felt her womanhood was being questioned.
Do us all a favor and retire NOW because we're going after your advertisers and encouraging them to jump ship and invest their money into better places.
And GOP...DON'T allow CNBC to EVER do a debate again as this was really and truly nothing more than circle jerk with a lot of ring leaders and it did your candidates absolutely NO GOOD.
Michael Murdock, US NAVY VETERAN