Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Welcome To Trumpland.
In a shocking upset, thanks to the "deplorables", Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by capturing nearly all the important battleground States (Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Iowa, and Arizona) worth 79 electoral votes, only losing Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Nevada worth 32 electoral votes. Had that been the only changes Hillary Clinton would have still won. However, Trump's "rust belt strategy" broke the blue wall and he captured the rust belt states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. worth 46 electoral votes Now that Donald Trump is President and the Republicans control Congress what will Trump's priorities be?
First, look for Obamacare to be replaced by a more modest health care program that will not dump the cost on the middle class, or so we all hope.
Second, all President Obama's executive orders will be allowed to lapse, especially when it comes to immigration.
Third, a more draconian immigration policy and more deportations of criminal illegals. While I don't think a wall will be a priority, I could be wrong, I also suspect he will also target sanctuary cities who protect criminal illegals with punitive financial penalties.
Fourth, a conservative justice for the Supreme Court.
Fifth, a pro business friendly tax code with low corporate and personal taxes,
Sixth, a more sympathetic policy toward Israel and a more hard line against Iran.
Seventh, forcing our NATO allies to foot their fair share of the cost.
Eighth, More large scale infrastructure projects to generate jobs.
Ninth, A renegotiation of existing trade agreements.
Tenth, Have States determine their own education policy, not the Federal Government.
Whether you like it or not its "Welcome to Trumpland".