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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Trump’s Presidential Plans

On January 20th President Elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office, assume the position of POTUS (President of the United States) and make this country great again. Although it is only December, and he hasn’t entered office yet, this hasn’t stopped many  from protesting and, in the case of Portland, rioting because their candidate had lost the fair election. The reasons that those who supported Clinton have started protesting, however, is far more interesting than the protests themselves; those who support Clinton claim that Trump is a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist and whatever other kinds of bigotry they can think of. Despite the claims levied against Trump , a Trump presidency will mean for the United States. To start examining what a Trump presidency will mean for America we should look at his policies, or at least what he claims to be his policies. Some of Trump’s biggest promises for his term is bringing jobs back to America, build a wall along the Mexican border, reducing the size of the government.

The first thing to examine is the wall that Trump wants to build along the border with Mexico. This is only going to be a good thing for the American economy. The price of the wall is also a contentious issue as with many claiming that it will be too expensive. This is not true as the wall will cost from 15 to 25 billion dollars, according to CNBC’s “This is what Trump’s border will cost us,” which is not a lot of money when you start to consider that we give 2 billion dollars a year to Israel alone . There are several other ways that America could get the money to pay for the wall. For instance, more than 20 billion dollars is sent back to Mexico from the US as a remittance according to a TownHall article titled “Mexico Will Pay for the Wall.” The FCC could prevent ads for services that send money over the border from airing as a way to prevent that money from leaving the US economy. This isn’t the only option, with cracking down on visa fees and cancellation, as well as trade tariffs, are all ways that America could pay for the wall. It would also decrease the amount of illegal immigration by up to 40%.

The next big promise is that jobs will be brought back from abroad as we withdraw from TPP and renegotiate our place in NAFTA. Bringing jobs back can be easily done with the 45% tariff that he wants to place on Chinese goods and a 20% imposed tax on all imported goods. These policies may make it cheaper for products to be created in the United States rather than abroad. Not only this but the labeling of China as a currency manipulator and forcing them to follow intellectual property law in regards to technology that is owned by the United States as well as other will make America more powerful in terms of trade and allow us much better footing when negotiating with China.

Reducing the size of the government, while it may be a daunting task, is one that will save extraordinary amounts of money. Cutting down on useless staff is what any company does when it needs to start to save money and there is no shortage of useless employees that are in the American government. 

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