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.
There is more:
This could give me some optimism.
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