That's why we are friends...
The wall is one part of the plan. He is also taking away the incentives as you have suggested. Visa reviews have started.
Is requiring our trade partners give American Companies the Same Benefits we give their companies protectionism?
Syria was a message to many regimes....Too soon to say if it worked or if it failed.
No sure about drug legalization, what has he proposed that has you concerned?
The wall is a horrible idea, no matter how it is parsed. One, to get it done, you must use one of Trump's favorite things... eminent domain... to enforce it. That doesn;'t bode well for property owners, as they are steamrolled for a political agenda. Two, it is a completely unnecessary expense. Turn off the magnet. COMPLETELY. No need for a wall, because it isn't profitable for wetbacks to work under that table, and send their money back to mayheeko... while living off food stamps, housing subsidies, medicaid and WIC.
I can agree with playing on a level field. But the real problem, is the inequity of labor costs between the US and pretty much everywhere else in the world. If I can get a widget fabricated for 3.00 in the Philippines, and that same widget costs 15.00 in CA... then fuck CA. Just because their employers are taxed into oblivion by the idiots in the CA legislature, doesn't mean I should pay three times as much to do business RIGHT HERE IN THE STATES. My business hires AMERICANS, pays taxes in AMERICA and contributes exclusively to AMERICA. Don't force me to use overpaid CA employees and overtaxed CA businesses, to supply me with the means of production. I can do that on my own thank you, while creating and maintaining AMERICAN jobs.
Agreed that it might be too early to judge on Syria, but this is only a success if it ends now. If we need more boots on the ground, it is a dismal failure, and proves that Trump has been influenced by the military industrial complex.
Trump's drug czar is Tom Marino. Bought and paid for by Big Pharma. Trump says he's pro business. Nothing will help business more than legalizing pot. It will increase the number of legal businesses paying taxes. It will result in higher employment. It will result in higher property values. It will result in higher tax revenues, which enables municipalities to actually LOWER taxes. (conservative municipalities... we all know progressives never lower taxes) Legalizing pot will also empty out like 20% of the nation's jail cells, saving costs and enabling localities to imprison violent offenders, instead of turning them loose because of overcrowding. It will also reduce the burden on law enforcement, allowing them to focus on real crimes... those crimes which violate individual rights like fraud and property crimes.
Like I said... Trump has a long way to go before we can say he's doing well.
But make no mistake. I am enjoying... indeed relishing... his presidency, and the absolute butt-bleeding he is causing the liberal media and hollywood. In 3D, even.