Kevin Wade Commentary –"That’s The Way I See It"
What Will Trump’s Policies Bring
May 23, 2016
Today according to polling, Donald Trump has closed an earlier wide gap with Hillary Clinton. As the republicans form up behind Trump and the Democrat primary contests grows more bitter and divided, national polling of registered voters shows a tight race for the White House.
Any earlier speculation that Trump would lose in a November landslide was nothing more than wishful thinking by pundits opposed to Trump.
Now it’s reasonable to consider the consequences of a Trump presidency. A President Trump needs congressional support to deliver on his campaign promises. That support is a big “if” today. Yet, winning the White House proves a national mandate; the larger the win the stronger the mandate. Congress, certainly a republican majority House and Senate, will likely respond to a Trump mandate from the people and deliver the legislation needed to turn campaign promises into national policies.
This is exactly why we have elections to make peaceful change in leadership and to take new directions supported by the will of the people.
It is time look at Trump’s policies to understand what they would bring to our country.
Make America Great Again is a powerful message. Trump sees this as improving the widespread prosperity of the nation and securing our borders.
He says that our trade agreements have bled out the wealth of the nation. He’ll break those agreements and renegotiate much more favorable terms. He’s mentioned a 35% import tariff, a tax on foreign goods on entry to our markets. If imported shoes cost $100 before Trump they’ll cost 35% more after the tariff or $135.
The same price bump applies to all foreign goods from smart phones to brass fittings used in plumbing. That will bring a burst of inflation as import costs ripple through the economy. There will also be an almost immediate surge in manufacturing here. Plants long idle will resume operation and likely a construction boom will build new American factories. The inflation and the manufacturing boom will continue until American manufacturing grows to fill the gap.
It will be a great time to find a job. Not only will there be an initial shortage in relatively lower priced American goods but also a shortfall in the number of people needed to build and operate that new production. If you need a job you find it much easier to get a job. If you have a job expect to be recruited away to a better job with higher pay and better benefits.
That’s exactly how free enterprise works in a healthy economy.
The other keystone of Trump’s program is to secure the border and to begin large deportations of people here illegally. What does this mean to us financially?
It is expensive to deport people but we not have to do much of that. Many illegals may take the smart step of leaving under their own power to minimize disruption to their lives. They’ll know that their delay in leaving resulting in a forced deportation will likely remove any chance of their legal return in the future. This is the genius in Trump’s plan. If gives every reason for people to deport themselves at no cost to the taxpayer.
Millions of jobs today are taken by illegals. Many work under the worst of conditions. These are the ugly circumstances created by the liberal broken border supporters. As the low paid illegals return home that work still needs to be done. Employers now who exploit illegal labor will have recruit and keep American to do those jobs. That means they have to pay enough and set decent conditions on the job to keep the Americans they need.
This will also drive up the cost of things and bump inflation up. But there is another side to the coin. The present vastly expensive social benefits consumed by illegals will go away. Less crowded schools, less crowded emergency rooms, less crowded court dockets and jail cells; all extremely costly to the American tax payer will begin to cost much less.
As Americans move into these jobs the number of Americans on the dole decreases and the income tax revenue increases with more workers getting a paycheck and paying their share of taxes. Less government outlay and more revenue means budgets easier to balance. That makes a healthy future.
Trump’s plans, if enacted by Congress, mean a bumpy road for a few years. Those plans will also lead to many millions of American sharing in a new prosperity and a new sense of purpose and hope. If you could ask them several years into the future I think they will say that “America has become great again!”
I’m Kevin Wade and that’s the way I see it.
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