From his website:
His tax plan “expands the Earned Income Tax Credit” which is just a Welfare scheme.
His tax plan ” ends the employee’s share of the Social Security tax on earnings for workers older than 67.” which is age discrimination in favor of senior citizens who are also the wealthiest Americans.
“I want to eliminate the convoluted, lobbyist-created loopholes in the code.” which means he wants to raise taxes.
His plan will “will eliminate most corporate tax deductions” which again is code for raising taxes.
“The president should be able to eliminate wasteful spending through a constitutionally sound line-item veto – such as the version that Congressman Paul Ryan has proposed.” This means he wants the executive branch to basically write the laws. Be more of a dictatorship.
His goal is “reducing the size of the bureaucracy by 10 percent within 4 years.” Please, it should be cut much more than that.
“There are a lot of exemplary employees in the federal government.” No comment.
“The reality is that Congress is in session for three days in a typical week anyway, so it’s not asking too much that every member be there and work on those days. And if it’s an incentive they need, how about the one that pretty much every worker in America has in their job: you don’t show up, you don’t get paid for that time.” I’d prefer to pay them to stay home.
“one of the very gravest threats we face today comes from radical Islamic terrorists.” The greatest threat is another Bush presidency. After all it was W who allowed 9/11 to happen. It was W that caused ISIS with his occupation of Iraq.
Speaking of Iraq: “the surge of military and diplomatic operations that turned events toward victory.” Right. So his bro won the war. I guess Nixon won Vietnam.
On Iran: “Here is a regime that supports terrorism, threatens to destroy Israel, has for years been trying to develop nuclear weapons, routinely commits human rights violations, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American troops in Iraq, and even now is unlawfully detaining American citizens.” So they killed hundreds of foreign invaders in their neighboring country (allegedly. He doesn’t back it up with any evidence). The USA killed hundreds of thousands in Iraq on the other side of the planet for no reason. Who’s the real bad guy here?
“Iran, its ally Assad, its terrorist proxy Hizballah, and the sectarian militias it sponsors have fueled the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, that have helped give rise to ISIS. Yet the president’s deal with Iran confronts none of these problems.” So I guess he’s unaware that Iran and its ally Assad are actually fighting ISIS.
“Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the most populous Arab country and the wealthiest, are important partners of the United States.” Who flew those planes into the World Trade Center again?
“we must support the Iraqi forces” What’s the definition of insanity?
“we must give these forces the consistent advantage of American air power, to cover their operations and to strike with fierce precision.” Are you fucking kidding me? Are “we” going to bomb Iraq forever? “We” have been bombing them since I was a little kid.
“Third, we must make better use of the limited forces we have by giving them a greater range of action. Right now, we have around 3,500 soldiers and marines in Iraq, and more may well be needed.” So he’s just going to re-invade that fucking shithole. Again, the definition of insanity is?
“Canadian troops are already embedded in Iraqi units to very good effect.” So let them fight the fucking war. If Canada gets involved somewhere that means the USA has to?
“we should provide more support to the Kurds” because they’re so great.
“Only Iraq’s Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds can decide if they will live together and share power and resources in a way that will serve their interests, assuring the survival of their country. But these partners have to know that while the United States is there in measure, we are also there in earnest and for the long haul. They will come through for their country, but they’ve got to be certain that we have their back.” What has happened in Iraq over the last twelve years that suggests this is at all possible.
“Third, we must over time establish multiple safe zones in Syria. It’s a measure of progress that we have joined with the Turks to create a small, ‘ISIS-free zone’ in the northern part of the country. But we need to go beyond well this, by establishing safe zones to protect Syrians not only from ISIS, but also from Assad.” Yeah play both sides in a civil war. That way neither side can win and the war can go on forever. Who would like to see that?
“For generations, American-led alliances, American diplomacy, and American credibility deterred aggression and defended the peace.” This has absolutely never been the case. It’s a nice fairy tale though. This kind of rhetoric is like heroin to GOP primary voters.
“In all of this, let us never forget that in fighting evil, we are doing good; in stopping the merciless, we are delivering justice; and in destroying the violent, we are defending the innocent.” If “we” have to kill a bunch of innocent people and waste a few trillion dollars to “fight evil” then so be it.
“We must transform immigration from a broken system into one that benefits every American.” Sorry, encouraging millions of third world peasants to move here is not going to benefit me no matter how you to try to spin it asshole.
“We have no greater asset than our service members” Why? What have they done for the average American? Killed some Iraqis? Killed some Afghanis? Explain how that benefited anyone other than the political classes of the US and Israel and the merchants of death.
Anyway, needless to say I will not be endorsing this wannabe Mexican for President of the United States.