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A few ideas for Trump

A few ideas for Donald Trump to get the ball rolling.

1) The Wall. Just buy Mexico. Suddenly, there is no reason for the Mexicans to come to the U.S; they would already be here. We can eliminate the border security costs. We’ll use the savings from those items to help pay for the purchase. This has been done before - Louisiana Purchase and Alaska. It will take a few more stars on the flag, but look what we get: a smaller border to protect on the south end of Mexico. They will now benefit from minimum wage. We can put thousands to work building new infrastructure. The benefits are endless.

2) Supplemental Security Income. This too is really a no-brainier: If you didn’t put in, you don’t take out. See how simple that is?

3) Tax reform: I know Trump has outsmarted the system, but if we had a one-page tax form? Wouldn’t need IRS personnel. The one-page form would consist of name, address, etc., along with “what is 20 percent of your income?” That’s what you owe. That’s across the board, individuals, elected officials, corporations, welfare recipients, anybody that earns a living.

Stephen Warner


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