18 Dec Do you think Donald Trump is helping America?
It’s been an exciting journey so far from the time, larger than life President Trump assumed the oval office. His political and social stands are generating overwhelming responses; both positive and negative. So, let’s dive in & quickly review some of his decisions as the President of the United States of America. He promised he would take stringent measures to enforce effective immigration laws. He ended DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and forced Congress to take up the burning issue of what should be done with “Dreamers,” who were illegally transported to the USA when they were kids.
On the other hand, he pulled out of the Paris agreement stating global warming is not at all an important issue. He has also been able to create new jobs & bring the unemployment rate down to 3.9%, which is the lowest since 2000. Trump began a productive dialogue with North Korea regarding stopping its nuclear weapons program. He’s always been a very fearless & unrestrained speaker. About illegal immigrants from Mexico, he said: “We have some bad hombres here, and we’re gonna get ’em out.” This statement immediately sparked a reaction on Twitter from the Mexican community.
Trump also called former President Barack Obama “the founder of ISIS” at a rally in Florida. Trump also slammed China for stealing American technology and forcing US companies to hand it over. He took a determined step against Russia’s violations of the nuclear treaty. Trump said he intends to withdraw from the intermediate -range Nuclear Forces Treaty, stating Russia’s violations of the treaty and China’s missile arsenal as reasons for terminating the 30-year-old accord. Trump further rebuked Putin for backing Syrian President Bashar Assad, an “animal” who carried on a “mindless chemical attack,” that killed women and children. He’s been able to put much pressure on NATO by suggesting the US will unilaterally withdraw from NATO if other member nations fail to significantly increase their spending on the military bloc.
President Trump signed a new order blocking travel from six predominantly Muslim countries. However, the new mandate was upheld by the Supreme Court. He has always advocated tax cuts & the Congress passed a final plan to cut taxes for individuals and business enterprises. This can be one of the achievements of President Trump’s legislative agenda. He supports a 20 percent tax on all imports including imports from Mexico to pay for a border wall.
President Trump’s decision to impose a 30% tariff on imported crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules left many renewable energy conservationists unhappy. It was Trump’s attempt at punishing China for introducing low-cost solar panels into the US market and saving domestic jobs in the solar industry. As quoted by economist & politician Jairam Ramesh, “There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an election or something else. You must pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions”.
But while the Trump administration has restored the US economy’s long-term growth potential in some ways, the other side of the entries is rather bleak. Recovery from the damage Trump is causing on institutions and political culture in the US may take years, and the associated economic costs could be significant.
Travel bans, and “The Wall” is being termed as ridiculous inceptions of an unbalanced mind by the opponents. A hate wave against Muslims or immigrants can further lead to a severe imbalance of the social structure.
It is hard to imagine that retreating from the Paris climate agreement is helpful for long-run growth, given that the costs of cleaning up pollution later vastly exceed the costs of mitigating it today.
A wholesome accord needs to be established on all fronts for effective governance. Trump administration has been accused of not realizing the importance of a thoughtful and a well-balanced stance on a socio-political issue. Insensitive and Immature are few terms widely being associated with Trump’s governance.
Those who love Trump boast about his role in economic growth, his goal-oriented immigration policies, and his commitment toward making America great. Opponents claim that the economy was already on the upside and criticize his foreign and immigration policies.