Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. Not because of him being an outsider candidate nor due to Hillary’s high unfavorable numbers. The reason he will win is simple: vision. Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan “Hillary for America” is probably one of the most empty and uninspiring campaign slogans in recent memory. Thump’s campaign exemplifies optimism while hers exemplifies selfish ambition. This plays directly into voter perception of her, which is that she’s a selfish woman willing to do or say anything to get elected. America does not want Hillary.
Maybe Hillary realizes the whole “Hillary for America” thing won’t work. That’s why she’s come up with a new slogan. Make America whole again — ugh. That message is also a dud with voters, because it’s a spin on Make America Great Again. If we’re not whole, then we’re not great. Hillary misses this point entirely when she speaks about that potential slogan. Hillary Clinton lacks the core political aptitude that her husband does, because I guarentee you, he would’ve never used this slogan that plays right into Donald Trump’s hands.
If Hillary hopes to win, she will have to coordinate a message that is more than just anti-Trump. Voters want an inspiring message they can gravitate to. They crave it at the core of their being, and that’s why Barack Obama did so well in the 2008 Democratic primary. Hillary, back then also spun off of Obama’s slogan which was “Change We Can Believe in” and coined her version, in original form, “Change We Can Count On.” Not at all inspirational, and the slogan had the aroma of Astroturf. Change We Can Count On was viewed as desperate and a counterfeit, and that is exactly what Mrs. Clinton’s entire candidacy is, a counterfeit. She won’t improve the economy, she won’t renegotiate NAFTA, and she sure won’t keep us safe from the Islamic State, who seek to destroy us because we as a nation fundamentally believe in freedom.
Hillary Clinton won’t bring back jobs from China and she won’t stop the currency manipulation that has killed many jobs throughout the rustbelt. She, like her husband, favors “Free Trade” and not fair trade, which translates into You get SCREWED! She, like the Islamic State, believes in forcing government down your throat. She wants to choose your healthcare plan, and she wants to take away your right to homeschool your children in the environment that you see fit. She wants to put us over our heads in debts and deficits beyond what can be repayed.
Beyond that, everything else is on the table in regard to the Clintons’ past. I expect in the coming weeks for Monica Lewinsky Jennifer Flowers, and every other woman both the Clinton’s abused in the 1980s and the 1990s. Donald Trump will use this to his benefit, and unlike many Republicans before him, he won’t be stupid in how he does it. Every time you see a Clinton ad or press conference decrying Donald Trump’s supposed sexism, you’re going to see a counter press conference, a counter press release, a counter ad going on offense talking about the Clinton’s attacks on women. This isn’t just about Bill Clinton, it’s also about Hillary and how she not only “stood by her man baking cookies,” but how she also muffled those women in attacks and vicious intimidation tactics. Hillary has lost any and all credibility on women. She can’t claim to be their savior just because she is one.
There are many women who are highly qualified to be president. And no, Mrs. Clinton, I’m not talking about your lack of political experience. I’m talking about what you’ve actually done when you served time in office. Nothing substantive done as First Lady, when you unsuccessfully tried to shove “HillaryCare” down our throats and force many Americans to buy a service they didn’t want and didn’t choose. Your plan was much more intrusive than the Obamacare plan, which is quite remarkable. Your plan would’ve defined valid personal choices as “healthcare fraud” and punished those who went outside their government proscribed plan. That, my dear, is pure communism. We may or may not have moved slightly to the left as a country, but by no means are we communist. We love our freedom. We’re patriots. We want a government that listens to us, not a government that demands we obey their every thuggish order.
With her disastrous campaign message, her lack of ability to inspire, her lust for power, and her desire for control over every aspect of our lives as well as her lack of ability to cause economic growth by reducing taxes and regulation, she has shown her ineptitude to win elections in the past, and I don’t foresee this changing.
With Donald Trump’s resounding win last night in Pensylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and Delaware, Trump captured over 60 percent in four out of five of these races. This signals the end of the Ted Cruz campaign, with him only winning 3 Delaware delegates. He has reached the point where he cannot reach a majority of the delegates on the first ballot, and because of this he must now deny Trump 1237 so he can win on a potential second ballot.
Cruz’s problems are more deep than just his losses last night, a new FOX poll has Trump leading Cruz by eight percentage points in Indiana, a mathematical must-win state for Senator Cruz. Analysts say that if Trump were to win Indiana, it would likely mean that Trump has the nomination at the end of this fight. He currently sits at 954 pledged delegates with Cruz at 562 delegates. There are a total of 502 delegates left outstanding. This count doesn’t include the 39 unbound delegates from Pensylvania who are likely to vote for Mr. Trump on the first ballot due to his resounding win on Tuesday. Only three unbound delegates who promise to vote for Cruz were elected in Pensylvania.
Mr Cruz appeared to have an ace up his sleeve today however when he chose former CEO Carly Fiorina to be his running mate, undoubtedly a play for female Republican primary voters. It’s unclear if this will have any impact in Indiana or anywhere else in the country because Carly Fiorina placed seventh place in both Iowa and New Hampshire before dropping out due to her extrordinarily awful polling numbers. We’re going to have to wait to see what kind of data we get from these states before we know for sure what the impact will be, but if the past is any indicator, it wont do much, and much of the news cycle today has been dedicated to Trump’s resounding win last night and Cruz’s desperation today.
Not only does it seem unlikely that Fiorina will help Cruz, but the move may play to Trump’s benefit. Trump has extensively campaigned as the champion of the middle class. He campaigns on bringing back jobs from China, from Mexico, from Japan and anywhere else that has been the beneficiary of outsourcing in this country. Yet Carly Fiorina as CEO of Hewitt-Packard laid off thousands of workers to other countries as the .com boom busted. I expect Donald Trump to hammer this point home in the coming days.as he campaigns in various parts of the country.
Ted Cruz needs to do something he doesn’t appear apt to do: Concede defeat. He has damaged his brand significantly with the selection of Carly Fiorina as his running mate, not only due to her failed presidential campaign but due to her failed business record. We have a nominee of the Republican party, and I call on all Republicans to unite behind Donald J. Trump this november to defeat Hillary Clinton. There isn’t anything we can’t do together.
Ethanol is heavily subsidized
Why do we pay so much for gasoline? Why is it mandated that we as consumers have ethanol in our gasoline? I have pondered the theory and compiled research, and to be honest, my findings were clear: There should be no minimum mandate, but cronyism keeps the Ethanol business alive. Established in 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard requires a certain level of Bio fuels to be mixed in with transportation fluid in increasing amounts each year until 2022, when the total bio fuels nationwide will reach 36 billion gallons.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Congress created the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on imported oil. “ but according to Science Magazine the Renewable Fuel Standard causes green house emissions to increase by nearly double in 30 years, while increasing greenhouse gasses for 167 years! They claim that the emissions associated with plowing more lands for corn crop releases more greenhouse gasses into the environment. The EPA misses this point when projecting greenhouse gas reductions.
I checked with the Sierra Club, figuring if anyone would stand behind corn-based ethanol it would be them. But to my great surprise, they strongly oppose corn-based ethonal. Arguing they are unsustainable, they cite concerns in The National Research Council, and according to their report, there is great potential for environmental harm such as the pollution of rivers and other waterways as well as reduced water availability in some communities. They further argue its “time to move beyond corn.”
Another concern regarding ethanol is weather or not the corn industry can meet the demand for more and more corn-based bio fuels. Studies have shown a correlation between ethanol and crude prices due to the increasing demand on corn to fuel our vehicles. Estimates are that as crude oil prices rise, so will corn, with 40 percent of corn crop now being used for bio fuels. They argue “Within three years, demand for corn for ethanol may well exceed the traditional largest source of demand for corn –livestock feeding. If the ethanol industry expands now and in the future, it may bid up corn prices – thus tending to narrow its processing margins unless ethanol prices simultaneously go up more than corn prices.”
The ethanol business is also heavily subsidized, despite some of the subsidies being discontinued. The Bio-energy Program for Advanced Bio fuels, which makes payments to advanced bio-fuel companies to expand the production of corn oil bio-diesels. These organizations received approximately $53 million dollars in grants and loans, according to taxpayer.net. They also have the Bio-refinery Assistance Program gives out grants and loan guarantees for advanced bio-fuels and they gave out $25 million dollars between 2009-2012. They also have the Empowering Assistance Program, and the Rural Energy for America Program, totaling $9.8 million dollars in reimbursements and grants.
Beyond these grants and subsidies, they also receive big tax breaks. Starting with the Volumetric Bio-diesel Excise Tax Credit, which is given to feed-stocks like corn, and they are projected to receive $16.2 billion between 2013-2022. The second tax credit they are eligible for is the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit, which allows for up to a 30 percent tax break, and this applies to businesses such as gas, those installing bio-fuels, or blending pumps that have E85. From 2013-2022, they are slated to cost taxpayers $220 million, according to taxpayer.net.
But the problem’s don’t end there – not by a long shot. What about the effects on your vehicle’s engine beyond just gas mileage? There is evidence it does do harm. USA Today is reporting that many warranties from automakers will be void if a customer should use E15 gasoline. AAA has also chimed in, claiming that E15 could be unsafe for vehicles and they advocate more investigation into the impact of E15 gasoline. “It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many motorists may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle,” said AAA President & CEO Robert Darbelnet. “Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers.” It doesn’t appear that many vehicles are prepared to fuel up with these bio-fuels, as the vast majority of vehicles do not have EPA approval for E15.
With the risks of environmental pollution, vehicle breakdowns, and higher food costs, some don’t see why we should continue to subsidize the corn industry. It appears the corn industry is in a battle by themselves, and the empirical evidence shows that they are losing. People deserve better.
Hillary Clinton is dangerous
Hillary Clinton’s first 100 days in office will be a very tramatic time for America. She would support and expand President Obama’s unconstitutional immigration executive action, while fast tracking naturalization. She will ensure that the eleven million people living in this country illegally can and do stay, passing “comprehensive immigration reform,” known as amnesty. It’s likely that if she were to become president, republicans would lose the senate and have a narrowed majority in the House of Representatives. She will use her electoral mandate to get some Republican support.
Secondly, she will appoint a extreme liberal to the Supreme Court, likely ideologically in tune with Justices Sotomayor and Kagan. They ultimately would overturn the Heller decision, the Hobby lobby decision as well as the decision overturning much of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, they would likely rule against conservatives in the event any state should pass restriction on abortion or Planned Parenthood. We could even see abortion clinics at Walmart, just like we do hair salons. It would be so easy to get an abortion, because the supreme court would find that not only is it a right in the sense that a woman has the option to have one, they would find that a woman has the right to get the RESOURCES for an abortion, which would ultimately come from general revenue funds. To pay for this, democrats would abolish tax-exempt stratus from charities across the board, and instead tax their revenues at the regular rates, which could top 40 percent.
Third, she will move for Cap and trade, and institute a tax on vehicles that the government deems “inefficiant.” This would include millions of vans, buses, SUVs, box trucks, semi trucks, and millions of other vehicles. In other words, unless you drive a Honda Civic hybrid, you’re screwed. Of course, if you work for the government and use your vehicle in the commission of government services, you’ll be exempt from these rules. But hey, I geuss we’re “protecting the environment,” right? Expect this tax to be at least 10 percent of your vehicle’s value, if not more, and if the data shows the tax is ineffective, President Clinton could raise the tax to 15 or 20 percent. You may or may not have the right to contest the value of your vehicle, depending on weather President Clinton puts those provisions in the legislation. But would that be a violation of due process? Nope, not according to Hillary Clinton’s Supreme Court.
Fourth, she’ll be one of the biggest neoconservative presidents we’ve ever seen. She is and has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for regime change, a foreign policy that has never worked out well in the history of the United States, as it didn’t in Egypt or libya, it won’t anywhere else, unless we’re literally prepared to take over their land permanently, which isn’t something neoconservatives favor. She will be more aggressive on foreign policy than George W. Bush, in part because she agrees with the ideology and part due to her not wanting to be perceived as weak by other world leaders. Hilary Clinton will involve the United States in every foreign conflict, arguing its in our “best interest.”
Fifth, she will support the passage of “reasonable gun safety measures” that will infringe our second amendment rights. The first step in this process will be to pass “common sense background checks,” then everything else will fall into place. She will then ask congress to pass the “assault weapons ban,” and then ultimately through a blue state like California enacting a new law, her Supreme Court will find it’s unconstitutional for an individual to keep guns in their homes, and we must surrender them to our local authorities or ultimately face prosecution. She will shut down every gun shop, and outlaw the sale of bullets except to the police and the military. I predict the first offense would be a felony, punishable by no less than five years in prison.
Hillary Clinton would not be a one term president, either. With the millions of voters that will come into the country and the ones living here already being legalized, they will support her in droves because they will have bought into the Democrat’s lie that the Republican Party does not care about them or their well-being. After two terms in the White House, we face the prospect of having a potential 7-2 progressive majority, which would nullify every constitutional right we hold dear. Under Hillary Clinton, we would likely have no hope of another Republican president for at least 20 years, and by then the party would be totally different, something we as conservatives may not even recognise.
It’s up to us to stop her, and I hope you’ll join me in that effort.
Donald Trump, in his first 100 days as president would do many great things for our nation. He would immediately sign an executive order banning muslims from outside our country from entering the United States. He would follow up by calling other countries such as China to advise them that if they do not stop manipulating currency and taking advantage of the United States, we would retaliate by imposing a 25 percent tariff on products imported from China. If they do not follow through, he will propose legislation to the United States Congress requesting that the 25 percent tariff be made law. This would inevitably cause the markets in China’s economy to slow dramatically enough to bring them to the negotiating table. Odds are, they will cease the currency manipulation in order to continue doing business with the United States.
I also predict within the first 100 days he will begin negotiations with Mexico to build the wall along our southern boarder. He will tax the remittance payments from Mexico, which amount to a total of $24.8 billion dollars. Taxing this revenue could in part pay for the wall. He has also argued for restructuring NAFTA to force Mexico to pay for the wall, and he could also put a temporary tariff on Mexican products entering our country. These things combined would mean the wall would be built and paid for within a relatively short amount of time, no big deal.
Third, he will appoint a Supreme Court Justice like Raymond Gruender, a judge appointed in 2003 by President George W. Bush who will uphold the rights of the unborn and shoot down liberal crackpot judicial rulings. He will not appoint a Sotomayor or a Kagan, which is some of what you hear from those who are opposed to a Trump presidency from within the party. He may not pick Gruender, but he will pick someone with the same judicial philosophy. Trump will not appoint his sister, as that would be perceived as corrupt. He is likely to nominate someone as conservative or more conservative than Scalia.
Fourth, he will defund planned parenthood, using the veto pen if necessary. Planned Parenthood is a terrible organization which has performed 300,000 abortions per year in this country, according to the Heritage Foundation. Mr Trump has given them credit for some services they may provide, but he seems to understand that there are many other women’s health centers the funding could go to to provide mammograms and pre-pregnancy birth control, and he will redirect these funds away from Planned Parenthood and put them into those organizations that do not practice and authorize abortion.
And fifth, and possibly the biggest one of all: He will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. He has advocated medical liability reform, as well as abolishing insurance company monopolies in given states, therefore allowing nationwide competition. On this issue, he is a bit different from most Republicans – I believe he will keep a portion of the medicaid expansion to cover those who otherwise would be UNINSURABLE. Understanding that insurance by nature is to cover generally healthy people who are unlikely to need coverage vs the medical necessity of those with disabling conditions who otherwise would be excluded from healthcare “insurance.” There will likely be a board to determine if someone is capable of getting insurance on the open market without being deemed “uninsurable.” This is necessary, because in order to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans must offer a viable option to ensure coverage to the most vulnerable who fall in the income gap, or we will be accused of being heartless again.
Seventh, he will protect our gun rights which are under continued assault by the left and those who wish to infringe on our right to keep and bear arms. I believe he will propose and get passed National Concealed Carry, which would abolish most of the nutty far-left gun laws that exist in some of these states that are run by liberals. While he used to be in favor of gun control, he has since evolved on the issue, with members of his family registered members of the National Rifle Association (NRA.)He will also appoint Supreme Court justices who will uphold the Heller decision.
Eighth, he will roll back some of the disastrous rules made by this administration imposed on the coal industry. He understands this bureaucracy is out of control and out of touch. He may or may not be able to get rid of the EPA entirely due to its entrenched status in Washington D.C. But at a minimum, he can drastically scale it back and allow businesses and coal miners to continue to make a living while breathing a sigh of relief.
Mr. Trump will have a lot on his plate when he takes office, but he will do these things within his first 100 days. There is a lot of damage he will have to undo that was inflicted upon this nation by President Obama. If we want to turn this country around, there is only one choice, and that is Donald J. Trump.