UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | April 23, 2024

Why Donald Trump should be our next president

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It is clear to me that Donald Trump is the best candidate for becoming President of the United States for a plethora of reasons.

Supreme Court

Perhaps the most important thing the incoming President will do is elect judges to the Supreme Court. Trump has vowed to appoint Supreme Court justices that fit the mold of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia was known for his firm conservative social stances regarding important issues such as the ones listed below.

Trump has said concerning the Supreme Court, “The justices that I’m going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative beliefs. They will be protecting the Second Amendment. They are great scholars in all cases, and they are people of tremendous respect. They will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted.”

Voting for Trump means voting for conservative Supreme Court Justices. It means voting for a man who understands business. Our country is over $20 trillion in debt, and I think it is because we have trusted the budget and spending to politicians who do not know what to do with it. Trump will boost the economy, he will repeal and replace Obamacare and other programs that are not working and costing this country money. He will stand for conservative values, and unlike Clinton, he is not currently under FBI investigation for potential violation of National Security.

Taxes

Trump says, in various speeches and on his own website, that he intends to cut taxes across the board, specifically for working and middle-class families. The taxes will be as low as 12 percent for working class and up to 25 percent for middle-class. There will be only three tax brackets with the upper class paying 33 percent, which is still less than they are currently paying.

As far as business is concerned, Trump wants to eliminate the carried interest loophole, which allows businesses to be taxed at 15 percent for investments instead of at the income tax rate. While business owners may be unhappy with this, Trump plans to counteract that by bringing all corporate tax rates to a flat 15 percent thus giving businesses less reason to take assets and jobs out of the country and encouraging them to stay here, and create more jobs in America.

As a widely successful businessman, Trump has what it takes to boost the economy and still lower taxes and benefit both small and large businesses. Our country needs someone who has a background in building economically sound systems and Trump is that person.

Healthcare

The current Obama administration struggled to pass the Affordable Care Act and has been under scrutiny lately after premiums have risen to an average of 22 percent. Costs have gone up for those who have insurance and have led to workforce depletion because costs are too high for some employers. Trump has promised to repeal most of Obamacare, but keep the aspect of helping everyone to be insured. This would be beneficial to our country. He wants to create a competitive healthcare market again, which will lead to lowering the overall cost of healthcare. Trump also wants to use block grants for Medicaid and eliminate the number of people on government aid by rebooting the economy and creating jobs that could afford to provide healthcare. 

Abortion

Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, are both pro-life, with the exception being cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. In fact, he said he “hates abortion.” According to the Independent Journal Review, Clinton declined to name a single abortion restriction she could support while discussing the matter with CBS. She is extremely pro-choice, even heading into the third trimester of a pregnancy.

We need a president who stands up for his pro-life beliefs.

Entitlements

According to SSA.gov, the social security trust fund will run out somewhere between 2035 to 2037. Clinton would like to raise taxes on the wealthy to fund the trust fund now instead of waiting until it runs out, but Trump says he will continue to cut taxes and use the subsequent boosting economy to feed into social security and other entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid.

It is absolutely clear to me that Donald Trump is the better option for president. He is a successful businessman that will maintain the integrity of the constitution and be beneficial in digging this country out of the financial hole it currently sits in. Trump has the leadership and vision to make America great again.