Misses Key Points During Debate
Although not a failure, Donald Trump did not deliver his best performance Monday night in the first presidential debate. He spent more time defending himself than attacking the ridiculous broad proposals of Hillary Clinton. We wished that we could have been part of his preparation team, for his assistants, like those in sports, failed to deliver.
Raising the minimum wage should have been hit with recent closures and moves by small businesses in our nation’s capital alone. The goal of minimum wage increase has been only to transfer the the payment of welfare and government aid from the federal and state governments to the private sector. Trump missed.
Hillary’s 500 million solar panel suggestion was only touched upon with mention of failed solar companies supported with government backed loans. He did not mention the largest solar powered plant in the United States in the Mohave Desert that is no where near full capacity and operating at 6 times the cost of other power sources such as natural gas. Let her know the average costs to convert homes to solar power costs the homeowner on average nearly $100,000 and the capture of investment takes so many years that by that time solar panels would need to be replaced.
Hillary’s suggestion to increase cyber security with better shared intelligence and help from our private tech firms should have been countered with her lack of handling classified and other important government information on her private email server. He only briefly mentioned the 33,000 emails that have still not been turned over.
Free or debt free college tuition as proposed by Hillary should have been met with the real reasons for the rising costs of college tuition; underfunded pensions. Students are not paying for education rather they are paying to fund the retirement plans and healthcare of those retired university employees. That could have rolled into the nearly bankrupt cities such as Chicago and States such as Illinois and California that are drowning under pension liabilities. He didn’t hammer home that nothing is free and if indeed Hillary wants to tax the rich to create jobs for infrastructure development where will the money come from to make college tuition either free or debt-free?
Hillary’s proposal to grow the economy by taxing the rich and investing infrastructure spending should have been met with idea that further government control of the economy will only lead to more disaster. He only pointed to the idea that taxing the rich kills jobs.
But most importantly, Trump did not paint the picture of the liar Hillary has become. From Benghazi to her Foundation to her emails, Trump missed the golden opportunity to reinforce America’s feelings of distrust for a woman who has made a life of covering up the truth. You want my tax returns, then give me not only your emails but a breakdown of the $260 million of $500 million that was collectively classified as “other” expenses by her Foundation on its tax returns while she was Secretary of State. Give me full list of donors and the the dates of donations. Unfortunately for Trump none of this was mentioned.
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