The media needed to ease up on Hilary Clinton’s pneumonia and other ‘supposed illnesses‘. Donald Trump is almost as old as the late Ronald Reagan when he was first elected back in 1980. President Bush actually threw up in the Japanese Prime Minister’s lap. Let’s move on to the real issues. The trick here is whether he can survive the oncoming debate next week. The polls have both cadidates even. Depending on how they respond in the debate September 26, determines who pulls ahead. Who had the better tax plan? What were their plans to improve the economy and stabilize jobs?
Lets face it, Donald Trump has backtracked on a lot of things he said on the campaign trail. Remember the visit to Mexico this month? Social media said his visit was over the top, meaning positive. Others showed protesters during that time. Frankly, this blogger didn’t blame them for holding on to the offense earlier in the campaign. He still wants to build that wall.
Here is what the pontiff said:
“A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” the Buenos Aires-born pontiff said when asked about Trump’s now infamous promises to erect a wall aimed at keeping Mexicans out of the U.S.
Here is Trump’s reaction:
For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith. They are using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant.
There were a lot of Christians that do unchristian things, Donald Trump. GET A CLUE! It’s the attitude against foreigners that he doesn’t like.
Trump should listen to Sadiq Khan:
“I think to suggest somehow that Muslims aren’t welcome in the U.S.A., to suggest somehow that being a Muslim isn’t compatible with being western, unintentionally plays into the hands of daesh or so-called ISIS,” Khan said.
So far, his tax plan might be too much. The media said that it is cheaper, but more expensive. While every tax bracket got a break, the largest portion went to the top earners. There are snags in his theory, though, His plan works off a stable economy, and constant job growth, something that hasn’t existed since 2008.
The United States rode on the backs of the middle class for years. One article claimed they are to suffer a lot more under this tax plan. The conflict is the definition of ‘pass through’ income that might affect smaller organizations like LLCs and not the big ones like Google. Trump’s plan left out which level of taxes middle class paid, the top 33% or the bottom 15% flat rate. Moreover, what effects his tax plan had on the rest of the economy.
Here’s even more pain for the middle class:
Those in the middle three-fifths of the income scale would have seen their incomes boosted by 2.2 percent, 6 percent, and 7.3 percent under his original proposal; those increases have been sharply reduced to 0.8, 1.3, and 1.9 percent.
While Clinton’s tax plan offered no cuts to the top earners, they didn’t see too much of an increase either. The good thing is that lower taxes improved the economy. Trump’s tax plan increases the national deficit to 39.2%, making it more expensive over 10 years. Clinton’s tax plan reduced the deficit by 11.2%.
My concern is whether those on Social Security were getting a cost of living increase. Probably not, even though someone from my church said to expect $200. This blogger will believe it when she sees it. Most of the time, the increase is 3% across the board, since Obama took office, this was the second time in eight years there was no increase. When there is, it is usually 1.3% to 1.7%. No one is to know until the fall. Right now, it looks as dismal as last time, in 2012. As projected, it was still under 2%
Only time will tell what the nation decided in November.