Trump: simplifying America

Sable Riley

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Will Donald Trump truly “make America great again”?

Probably not. It will take more than four to eight years to effectively “drain the swamp” and restore the economy to a point where it is viable again.

Will he put us on the right track? Absolutely.

To the naysayers who believe our country is already great because unemployment is at a record low and other countries still revere us, let me give you some food for thought.

Our country is only as great as our standing amongst other nations around the world.

So, where does our country stand?

America is ranked 14th in education (2015), 44th in health care efficiency (2014), 24th in literacy (2013) and second in ignorance, according to Ranking America.

In fact, the only categories we rank first  in is incarceration rate, being a home to the wealthy and number of plastic surgeons.

Trump wants to work toward eliminating Common Core as a federal mandate, localizing education and giving parents more choice when it comes to education.

Trump wants to revamp the health care system by ridding our nation of Obamacare and opening borders to increase competition among states.

Increasing competition only lowers the cost of a product or a service —it is probably the best step our country can make to ensure affordable health care for the working class.

Additionally, I think Trump’s fiscal policies will begin to reduce the debt as well as taking the burden off the American people.

According to the Tax Foundation’s website, “(Trump’s) changes in the incentives to work and invest would increase the U.S. economy’s size in the long run, boost wages, and result in more full-time equivalent jobs.”

To compensate for this lack of federal income, Trump proposes to make spending cuts across the board, especially domestically.

Essentially, the federal government will have to stop spending money on things we can’t afford — a characteristic of basic personal finance strategy.

Furthermore, the basis of Trump’s immigration policy is common sense. The United States has to make decisions that make American people’s interests the top priority.

Not one illegal immigrant should be coasting off the success of an American by taking advantage of welfare systems whilst many poor Americans do not have access to them.

The argument is that they pay taxes, too. However, the amount some of them pay in taxes is pennies compared to the unfair compensation they are receiving.

In my observation, the American people have become so accustomed to protection of the federal government that we have forgotten what the real danger is.

The more money we hand over to the government, the more power it has over our lives — our freedoms. And the more we let this kind of government perpetuate itself, the harder it will be for us to regain control of the consequence of our willful ignorance.

No, America, is not great anymore because we are not united — and divided, we will fall. If we want to agree on something, a good place to start would be regaining the kind of government and economy that inspired the envy of other nations.

The kind of government and economy Trump wants to bring back is simple: a republican democracy and capitalism.

That is what I am voting for.

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