What does “The Donald” mean by “Make America Great Again”? Well, take America back to when it was the world’s greatest industrial power (1940s and ’50s, when 70 percent of the economy was made up of good-paying manufacturing jobs), and when it was predominantly white.
How’s he going to do it? Build “the Wall,” round up all the illegal aliens and deport them, scrap all our foreign trade agreements, impose tariffs on imported goods, bring all the good manufacturing jobs back, build up the military, and simplify the tax codes and reduce taxes.
The problem with his proposals is that Congress is controlled by Republicans who are arch financial conservatives and who are in no mood to spend more money. They want to cut spending to the bone and reduce the deficit. “The Wall,” deporting 12 million illegal aliens and increasing military spending will cost hundreds of billions of dollars.
Bringing back all those good-paying manufacturing jobs will lead to enormous price increases on everything we buy (no more cheap goods from China). His own party, the penny-pinching Republicans, will never approve these proposals.
Jim King, Visalia