He is not a lawyer or a career politician; he is Donald Trump. That was enough of a reason why my vote was cast for him in the Connecticut Presidential Primary. Trump is not a career politician, and he is certainly unorthodox. One of the big reasons why this drew my attention was because he is not a representation of the way Washington D.C. is being run right now. Many of Trump’s ideas have to deal with immigration, trade deals and the economy, which are not what the establishment from either side of the aisle want.
For example, immigration lawmakers know there is currently a problem on the border, but no steps have been taken to secure it. Obviously, the wall that Trump is proposing is a bit extreme. Do I think the wall will be built? No. Instead, Trump will make policies and secure our nation’s border in other ways.
For his policies on immigration, Trump means that people will have to come in the country legally or be sent back. He is not going to go out and send everyone back. If you are an illegal citizen and commit a crime, you are going to be sent back. If you draw attention to yourself, then you will be sent back.
My opinion is that he does not want these people coming in illegally because people go through the process of being allowed in legally. Therefore, when you come in illegally, it is not fair to someone waiting on their chance at citizenship.
In terms of the economy, Trump is clearly the man that would lead the United States into a better economic state. The first major reason is plain and simple: he is a successful businessman. One of Trump’s most successful business operations is the Trump Tower. According to a CNBC ranking of Trump’s business success on March 19, 2016, it is ranked the 17th best condo building in Manhattan. Also, in Midtown, it is ranked the fifth best condo building.
That gets to my next point about Trump and his business attitude. Trump will run this country like a business, which is something that Senator Bernie Sanders talks about in his campaign and American people do not get on him. Trump knows the system is broken and he will fix the broken political system. Trump is not going to be elected from big donors. He has financed himself and received small donations. He is not going to have the election won by Super PACs. Remember, Trump is not a career politician like Sanders, Clinton or anyone else.
Another major issue that is pressing this country and the world is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. President Obama has done nothing to combat this effort; he just said don’t do it again.
ISIS has attacked again after Paris; they moved to attack Belgium and struck on March 22. ISIS killed 32 people and injured over 300 innocent people.
In a CBS News article dated March 11, 2016, Trump stated, “We need to knock the hell out them,” referring to ISIS. He implied that he might send troops on the ground, but would also use other tactics. Obviously we do not want another war, but sometimes this has to be done. This is a much different situation than Iraq. Before you know it, there will be a threat in the United States.
Trump would also repeal and replace Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act is not working. People are losing their insurance policies and paying more in government exchanges. Trump’s campaign website stated that he will “modify an existing law that inhibits the sale of health insurance across state lines.”
In addition, Trump would “allow individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns under the current tax system.”
His website stated that he would “allow individuals to use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Contributions into HSAs should be tax-free and should be allowed to accumulate.” His website stated he would “require price transparency from all healthcare providers, especially doctors and healthcare organizations like clinics and hospitals.”
Trump’s website also stated that he would like to change the block-grant Medicaid to states and make changes to prescription drug markets to lower the cost.
The choice for me to vote for Donald Trump in the primary is certainly a clear one. He is not a lawyer or career politician. Washington has had too many of those people who have served a good chunk of their life in politics. Trump has never held an elected office, has common sense ideas and is not part of the political establishment. He is the outsider we need.
Brian Clemmenson can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org