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There’s more to Donald Trump than meets the eye ^ | August 11, 2015 | Donald Wilson

Posted on 08/22/2015 9:46:18 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

The critics 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 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 seven 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 those willing to move jobs back to America 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.

11.) 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.

12.) 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 rolls and encourage people to get back to work. And he wants a crackdown on entitlement fraud.

13.) Trump believes climate change is a hoax.

14.) Trump opposes Common Core.

15.) Trump is pro-life, although he allows for an exception due to rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

16.) Trump is pro-Second Amendment rights.

17.) 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.

18.) 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.

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 who 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 guts to stand up and say them. Looking over this list of what he wants for America I see a very necessary set of goals that are long past due. Before we criticize someone simply because the media does, maybe we should seriously consider what he has to offer.

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1 posted on 08/22/2015 9:46:18 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Correct link.

2 posted on 08/22/2015 9:47:29 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', an 8th grade education,Ain't no need y'all treatin' me this way")
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To: NKP_Vet

Works for me.

3 posted on 08/22/2015 9:50:56 AM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the calling wind.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Regarding China, it is not just that they keep the Yuan artificially low. Even a bigger obstruction for US exporters is the barriers they must cross to be able to export manufactured goods and agricultural products to China. Chinese goods, on the other hand can flow freely into United States.

4 posted on 08/22/2015 9:51:42 AM PDT by entropy12 (Trump is incorruptible. He is the only one who can run a campaign without rich donors.)
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To: NKP_Vet

quote “He believes in allowing real competition in the health insurance marketplace to allow competition to drive prices down”

I thought Trump was for full on Socialist “Single Payer” healthcare (free for everyone) like the far left has always dreamed of?

Did I miss something?

5 posted on 08/22/2015 9:52:54 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (You can't spell Hillary without using the letters L, I, A, & R)
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To: NKP_Vet

Trump is for socialist “single payer” healthcare.

Here is an article from 2 days ago:

6 posted on 08/22/2015 9:54:15 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (You can't spell Hillary without using the letters L, I, A, & R)
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To: NKP_Vet

Field and Stream has many uses! Admiral Rickover once cited a Field and Stream review of Lady Chatterley’s Lover when responding to a GAO Audit of the NR-1 program.

7 posted on 08/22/2015 9:54:38 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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8 posted on 08/22/2015 9:55:07 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Has everyone forgotten that Trump endorsed Mitt Romney 4 years ago? That tells us a lot about his politics. He is a moderate excluding the immigration issue.

9 posted on 08/22/2015 9:55:07 AM PDT by shatcher (Judges 17:6b Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.)
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To: NKP_Vet

A gentleman and a LEADER. More importantly, he is self funded and will not use the presidency to pay back his backers. He just turned down $5 million from a donor.


10 posted on 08/22/2015 9:56:14 AM PDT by NYer (Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy them. Mt 6:19)
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To: NKP_Vet

Twister Sister Dee’s on Trump—this-is-what-donald-trump-is-really-like-519028613

11 posted on 08/22/2015 9:56:46 AM PDT by Leep (Cut the crap!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Basically conservatives that support Trump are saying...

I am sooooo made at Obama for forcing Obamacare on us, that I will vote for Trump who will go even further and force socialist “single payer” healthcare on us!

That will show them liberals!

um... wait...

12 posted on 08/22/2015 9:57:25 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (You can't spell Hillary without using the letters L, I, A, & R)
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To: NKP_Vet
Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in other country’s problems without being compensated for doing so.

Here's one of the few things with which The Donald and I disagree.

America's military should only be used when it's in the national interest of the US.

Our Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Seamen should never be used as a paid mercenary force.

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To: TexasFreeper2009

I think you underestimate not only Trump, but the intelligence of his supporters.

In Trump, we see someone who can win, and who knows how to get things done.

If you’d bother to read his actual policy ideas, you’d see what we see. They’re spelled out in various places on the internet, including here:

14 posted on 08/22/2015 10:04:20 AM PDT by Randall_S (Let's sink some ships.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The article is using something he said in 2000 and referenced in the debate.

In his book published in 2011 he said Obamacare was a disaster and need to be repealed.

He also said he believes in making insurance available across state lines and serious tort reform including loser pay.

I am waiting for him to come out with his official plan to make a final determination but I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that his ideas evolved between 2000 and 2011.

15 posted on 08/22/2015 10:05:27 AM PDT by Amntn
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To: shatcher

I’m told Santorum is disqualified for endorsing Specter, but Trump gets a pass on endorsing Romney?

16 posted on 08/22/2015 10:06:16 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Did I miss something?

Yes, he wanted the single payer system for the uninsured that were used as the casus belli to get Obamacare in the first place.

17 posted on 08/22/2015 10:06:24 AM PDT by papertyger (When the left wins, they're in power; when the right wins, they're in office)
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To: ASA Vet

He is saying if we are drawn into a conflict we should be reimbursed. I don’t think he is talking military for hire.

18 posted on 08/22/2015 10:06:29 AM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Thanks for posting this.

19 posted on 08/22/2015 10:07:06 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Say what you will about The Donald! He has all the right enemies! Trump/Cruz 2016/2020)
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To: shatcher

He also endorsed McCain and daddy Bush as many here did.

I don’t know if he endorsed W but it wouldn’t surprise me.

20 posted on 08/22/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT by Amntn
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