With all the panache of a scary old guy in the back of a van offering candy to a child, Trump has offered to cut all tax revenues...not just for the rich, but for the poor as well.
Who wouldn't want to pay less in taxes? Yet...there's the extra $54billion Trump wants to spend on the military. There's the extra money he wants to build the wall between the US and Mexico (that Mexico still isn't going to pay for)...up to $24 Billion, according to some estimates.
Both of those are large sums of money to pay for something that is both not needed and actually unhelpful. Even the leaders of the military are against the rise in spending on active military combined with a reduction of diplomatic spending.
Trump is offering us all a bit of candy now, knowing that the debt will skyrocket. That's okay by him, really, as he won't have to worry about it...he'll be long out of office and enjoying his ill-gotten gains from the taxpayers before the chickens come home to roost. He's hoping the public will remember this largesse now for votes for his ego projects later.
In addition to these very strange budgetary choices, he's purposefully making it impossible for the normal business of government to be done by not hiring the people needed to run the current government, and firing others appointed by Obama.
So, I'm complaining about low taxes, overspending, and lack of hiring altogether. What would I like to see?
I'd like to see a sensible balanced approach. Fill the vacancies that are currently there so the government can get back to doing its jobs. Start trying to find inefficiencies that can be whittled out. Stop trying to reduce government simply by paralysing it and then waiting until it rots and falls off.
Absolutely STOP trying to give already rich people massive tax breaks.
Absolutely STOP trying to spend money on massive ego projects that will not deliver value to the US taxpayer.
Absolutely STOP spending money having Melania in New York, and quit funding trips to Trump's resorts.
Incidentally, this last factor alone, over the course of his presidency, would give Trump the money he wants for his wall. Did you know that he's already spent, in 100 days, the same amount on travel that Obama did during his whole 8 years in office ($25million)? If he keeps this up (7 of 14 weekends at one of his resorts), he'll spend $350M in his first term. Were he to be elected in his second term, he could fund the building of the wall from his own pocket.
At the end of the day, I'd like to see a smaller, functioning, government. One that takes care of the people, and doesn't represent the 1% of the 1%. This is not that.