Friday, May 20, 2016

ICYMI - proposed Republican Platform

Here’s the Make America Great Again Platform

The “Make America Great Again” Platform could include the following proposed legislation:
  • Repeal Obamacare in its entirety.
  • Enact legislation that creates a national health insurance market.
  • Expand health savings accounts.
  • Mandate price transparency in health care and medication.
  • De-fund Planned Parenthood so long as it performs abortions.
  • Prohibit federal funding for or review of state curriculum mandates and tests, which helped nationalize Common Core.
  • Authorize funding for a border wall, including provisions for alternative funding, such as levies against remittances to Mexico.
  • Triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
  • Mandate nationwide E-verify.
  • De-fund sanctuary cities.
  • Raise the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs to make U.S. citizens competitive.
  • Increase standards for admitting refugees and asylum-seekers, including stronger background checks.
  • Pause in issuing green cards until U.S. citizen unemployment improves.
  • End birthright citizenship, i.e. no more “anchor babies.”
  • Allow veterans to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits to purchase private health care from any doctor or care facility that accepts Medicare.
  • Increase funding for VA treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Increase VA funding for job training and placement services for veterans
  • Fund OB/GYN services at all VA hospitals.
  • Simplify the tax code consistent with Trump’s proposals.
  • Eliminate all income taxes on singles making $25,000 or less, and on all married couples making $50,000 or less.
  • Enact legislation for a one-time repatriation of corporate cash held overseas, with repatriated funds to be taxed at 10 percent and no other penalty.
  • Enact a 15 percent maximum business tax, for corporate tax as well as small businesses and freelancers.
  • Eliminate the death tax.
  • Enforce the Second Amendment by ending gun and magazine bans.
  • Enforce the Second Amendment by requiring states to put criminal and mental health records onto background check system.
  • Enforce the Second Amendment by enacting a national right-to-carry law, with permits to be valid in all 50 states.
  • Authorize the Keystone Pipeline.
  • Provide for an initial round of funding for new infrastructure construction and repair.
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