Republicans Should Have Dumped Trump

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A couple of people who ran for the Republican nomination would have been more helpful than, or at least not as dangerous as, Donald Trump.

He says he is going to “make America great again.” He plans to reduce the taxes for the middle class and make the corporate tax no higher than 15 percent, presumably after deductions. He has said that he will end Obamacare, which has provided medical insurance for many people who would not have been able to afford it otherwise.

His plan to close the border is controversial. What he is proposing in other areas will be devastating for poor people. Without a strong tax base, many present programs will be cut or ended, and there will be no chance for any new one. Students are dreaming if they believe that college will be free for many of them, unless other colleges will be closed.

Trump says that he will create jobs by bringing many companies home, or, I assume, it will be too expensive for them to return here while he is in office. Job training might be necessary. Would the Federal government help with that expense? Probably not, if he can have his way.

Trump has been very successful in his own life, but four years of him might erode this country. If his plans are not workable for all citizens, prejudice against the poor could become strong and further widen the gulf between those who are able to survive and those who are not.

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