Trump plans to put America first


By Melissa Runyan


Donald Trump — love him or hate him — is here to “Make America Great Again.”

Let’s put all the controversy aside and look at what Trump has planned for America. Trump may not have experience in the government, but for decades, he has run a large company while paying close attention to political policies. Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has more than 12 years of legislative experience in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Through Trump, education will be easier to access and afford for all students. Trump wants to reprioritize existing federal dollars to add an investment of $20 billion towards school choice. This money will be given to states that give their students the option of private, magnet and charter schools, giving grants to students who choose these options for their education.

Raising a child is now the greatest expense for most American families, yet many companies do not offer paid maternity leave. Trump’s plan is to make sure mothers get six weeks of paid maternity leave. And he will provide incentives to companies that offer childcare at the workplace. Trump also plans to allow parents to open tax-free savings accounts for their dependents.

For low-income families, Trump plans to have the government match 50 percent of the parental contribution of up to $1,000 to their Dependent Care Spending Accounts. Parents will be able to fully deduct their childcare costs, including stay-at-home parents.

Other plans include massive tax reductions for working and middle-class Americans, as well ensure the rich pay their fair share of taxes while making sure no one pays too much that it starts to destroy jobs and the ability to compete in the marketplace. Trump’s tax plan will increase the current standard deduction for joint filers by $17,000 and cap itemized deductions for single filers at $100,000.

Trump believes many of our mass shootings involve mentally ill people. Therefore, he plans to expand treatment programs and make sure background checks receive the red flags they are supposed to catch. Trump also believes the government has no right to dictate what kind of firearm good and honest people are allowed to own in their home. Protecting our right to bear arms while fixing our broken mental health system are some of the ways Trump plans on keeping our Second Amendment rights.

Trump’s vision is to prioritize the jobs and wages of American people. He believes establishing new immigration controls would ensure jobs are offered to Americans first. Trump’s most famous plan has been to build a physical wall that Mexico will pay for. However, Trump, just like other Republicans have stated, will not deport people already peacefully living here. Trump wants to establish new screenings and enforce immigrant laws to keep terrorists out of America.

Defeating ISIS is also a huge priority in Trump’s plan. He plans to work with our foreign allies in the Middle East to pursue an aggressive military operation to destroy the terrorist group. He believes temporarily closing down immigration from dangerous areas of the world would also help protect Americans here at home.

Obamacare will be a thing of the past when it is replaced by Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Trump plans to work with Congress to develop patient-centered health care that is affordable to all income brackets. This will allow patients to buy coverage across state lines creating a more dynamic health marketplace.

Some may see Trump as a man with little experience but he is a man who wants to create 25 million new jobs and boost the economic growth to 3.5 percent.

This time around we need a man who has the plan to “Make America Great Again.” On Nov. 8, we should revamp the White House with Donald Trump.

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