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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…
 
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
Trump’s positions and plans:
 
1.) Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in
other countries’ 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 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%, and  
$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?  What’s Obama’s bio?  If
you researched him prior to becoming President, would you have
hired him to work for you or run your business?
 
 
 
 

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