Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee who is representing the Republican party, has been both admired and criticized for what he stands for. Despite the controversy, there are things that he wants to do for America, and be it good or bad, that’s for the people to decide.
First of all, a good number of people who know Donald Trump is running for President also know he wants to build a wall along the Southern border of the United States, and have Mexico pay for it, to keep illegal immigrants at bay. He also desires to send illegal immigrants back to their homeland, and for his wishes it has caused a great deal of outrage, and people have often accused him of being a racist.
Trump also wants to look at gun background checks to try and help the gun control problem in America “once and for all.” He will make a point of “[cherishing] the Second Amendment,” and has emphasized how he supports the right to bear arms, and he hopes to permit citizens in every state of America to carry a gun.
No matter the situation, no matter the person, from teachers to doctors, construction workers to judges, everybody can carry a gun on them, as long as they have a valid background check.
Though he wants to help refugees, Trump will have Gulf states pay for a “safe zone” for Middle Eastern refugees, but he hopes to try halting the war on ISIS before this refugee plan takes action.
“We have to do one thing at a time,” Trump says.
Trump has his mind set on stopping Obamacare, but he still will allow senior citizens to have Medicare and Medicaid, as well as retirement benefits with Social Security. Lower income American citizens also get Medicare and Medicaid, and he would continue to make insurers give coverage to those who had a medical condition beforehand, but the Affordable Care Act would be completely off the map if Trump becomes president.
Another thing Trump wants is to renegotiate the U.S.-China trade reform. He hopes to bring more manufacturing jobs back to America, and stop China’s intellectual property violations by bringing stronger security against Chinese hackers.
He wants to declare to China that they are a “currency manipulator,” and make clear to them that there is absolutely no tolerance on intellectual property theft.
The few but likely most important plans that Trump will put into action to “make America great again” could make one consider whether or not he is truly fit to be president.
Perhaps some of his plans will convince voters to support Trump in November, and perhaps not, but it is better to be informed of this dramatic election than not.
by Zoë Beck
Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. She comes from a strong political and educational background, serving in various government positions after completing degrees at Wellesley College and Yale University. With her running mate Tim Kaine, she plans to make America a better place for all citizens.
One of the most prominent issues in this election is immigration. Clinton will introduce comprehensive immigration reform within her first 100 days in office. Her changes will give immigrants and their families better access to full and equal citizenship while protecting national security.
Closing the borders to refugees is not included in her plans, however. While she believes that defeating ISIS is important, refusing to protect its victims is not the way to go about it.
Clinton also believes in protecting the citizens already within the United States from gun violence. In order to do so, she will expand background checks to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, criminals, and the severely mentally ill. Holding dealers accountable for illegal actions and closing loopholes will help to control gun violence.
Clinton plans to expand the Affordable Care Act while defending it from Republican attacks. She supports making affordable healthcare more accessible and creating a “public option.” This would bring health insurance to those that are currently uninsured by private companies.
Allowing people over the age of 55 to buy into Medicare is also included in her plan.
As president, Clinton will work to “restore basic fairness to our tax code.” The money generated by the wealthiest Americans paying their share of taxes will be used to pay for more ambitious investments without increasing the national debt.
These changes will affect businesses, too. Companies will no longer be rewarded for shifting jobs overseas, and small businesses will have their taxes cut to provide room for growth.
Her changes will create a tax code that is more balanced and better for America.
All of these issues are specific to the U.S.A., but climate change will have huge, global effects. Clinton wants to make America a leader in renewable energy and sustainability.
By the end of her first term, she claims half a billion solar panels will have been installed, and she hopes to make American manufacturing “the cleanest and most efficient in the world.” With her vision, energy waste and oil consumption will be reduced by one third and investments will focus on a cleaner future.
Together, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine hope to create a more sustainable, equal, and unified America.