Once again and for the last time the two candidates stepped into the political debate battlefield together. As they discussed their plans for America one thing became crystal clear; America is at a crossroads. If we chose Hillary, we would get a continuation of the past eight years that Obama gave us. However, if Trump is elected, America may be able to regain her greatness.
Hilary gave us the same tried and true Democrat tactics. Playing on emotions, targeting the wealthy, and offering “free” stuff to the voters.
Hillary said that “when the middle class thrives, America thrives.” To achieve this she promises more jobs, to raise the minimum wage, free college, and to ensure equal pay for men and women. She also believes that we need to put more money into social security. Furthermore, she said that she could do this without “adding a single penny to the national debt.”
However, money doesn’t grow on trees. Hillary’s plan to pay for all this is to get the rich to pay for it – higher taxes on those earning more than $250,000. She says “It’s time that the rich pay their fair share.” An interesting comment was that Hillary said that she “wants a country where people are not pitted against each other” and then immediately pitted the rich against the middle class and the poor.
It’s funny; people love to talk about getting their fair share as a way to justify theft. The only fair share for people is that which they have earned! To take what others have earned and give it to those who have not is loving, and we like that to some extent, but it is not “fair.” Punishing people for making a lot of money will not help the USA. It’s almost like Hillarys entire economic and entitlement plan can be summed up as taking away the “rich” people’s money like it is an infinite resource.
Trump’s economic plan is straightforward and logical. First, he is going to repeal and replace “Obamacare”; his concept is that Obamacare costs American more money than it is worth and its premiums are skyrocketing. Donald described Obamacare as “bad health care at the highest price.” The spearhead of Trump’s economic plan is to both massively cut taxes and to encourage companies to bring jobs back to America. His plan will let companies create jobs and help get the economy rolling again.
Instead of trying to punish success and take money from others, Trump’s plan revolves around people making their own money with their own labor. That is the real way to give people their fair share.
Another critical issue was the matter of foreign policy. Secretary Clinton once again blamed the Russian government for spying on her and other Americans and then giving the info to Wikileaks. She claims this is being done with the intention to influence the election.
My question is: What matters more, that the emails were leaked, or that senior Democrats wrote and did so many mind-blowing, insulting and often corrupt things? The latter.
Hillary even went as far to say that Trump is a puppet for Putin – to take attention off her failure to get Russia into alignment with US policies. She also stated that Donald wants to tear up our foreign alliances. Trump set the record straight when he clarified that he wants our allies to help with the cost of US military support – rather than the US paying for it all.
Trump said that he condemns any interference in our election even that by Russia. Trump’s central point in the foreign policy discussion was that Hillary had been outsmarted by Putin at every turn. Trump also blamed Hilary for creating the climate that gave birth to ISIS.
He also commented again, as per the last debate, on how ‘stupid’ the US leadership is, giving three months’ notice to the enemy. Of course, he is completely correct – announcing an attack in advance – as the US and Iraqis did on Mosul – is ridiculous.
At one point, Trump was asked if he would accept the result of the election if he didn’t win. He said he would wait to see what happens, and “keep us in suspense”. That is rhetoric, and not serious talk – unless of course there is fraud. Based on the content of the undercover videos released by O’Keefe this week, fraud unfortunately, by the Democrats, is not impossible. That video is a “must watch”.
Immigration was also a hot topic. While Hillary was reported in leaked emails to have said in a speech that her dream was a world with open borders, she tried to make an excuse for this saying that she was talking about an energy system that crosses borders. Donald shook his head, knowing this was false.
Regarding deportation of undocumented migrants – Hillary said she doesn’t want to rip “undocumented” immigrant families apart in deportation efforts. Trump asked a great question “What about those waiting in line for years to become citizens legally?” He made the point that it is incredibly unfair to all the immigrants who want to come into this country legally and have wait years to do so; whereas the illegal aliens just walk across the border and then get amnesty. Trump explicitly said that once the illegal aliens have been deported, they are welcome to apply to come back legally.
Mr. Trump talked about how “we have no country if we have no borders. He mentioned how tons of heroin and others drugs are pouring across the borders and ruining people lives. He said that we “Must have a wall” and that we need to get all of the drug lords and bad people out of the country. Trump even pointed out that Hillary herself voted for the wall in 2006.
On abortion, Hillary promised to defend planned parenthood. She even justified late-term abortions, in the case of health issues for the baby or mother. Hillary said that the government has no business stopping a woman from seeking an abortion. If only she would have the same viewpoint in every other aspect of Americans’ lives.
In contrast, Trump slammed the practice of abortion and primarily late term abortion: which he described as terrible, in graphic terms – “ripping the BABY out of the womb of the mother during the 9th month.” He said that nobody has a right to an abortion a few days before its birth. Donald pledged to appoint pro-life judges who he is confident will overturn the Roe v Wade decision (in which case the issue of abortion would go back to the individual States).
In her closing statement, Hillary stated that she is reaching out to all Americans to make America work for everyone and that she will stand up for families (this, of course, excludes the unborn and the “rich”).
Trump’s closing statement was simple and to the point. He has consistently stated that right now America is losing, being taken advantage of, and falling apart. The system is rigged, and our leaders have continually put America in the last place on their list of priorities. Now it is time to take our country back and put America first. Trump closing statement was the same message he has had since day one: “Make … America … Great … Again.”