February 24, 2016

THEY KEEP TRYING TO BE MORE NATIONALIST THAN HIM WHEN THEY NEED TO BE MORE SOCIALIST:

How to beat Donald Trump (Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, February 24, 2016, The Week)

[M]aybe you think that cutting corporate taxes and deregulating the economy would help. I think it would! I also think that the chance of Trump's voters actually buying that line, after being fed it for 30 years and not seeing results, is zero.

There's one candidate who actually has a policy proposal that could help Trump voters and actually bring jobs back from China. His name is Marco Rubio and the policy is wage subsidies.

As the name suggests, this would be a tax cut or credit that would fatten working people's paychecks, even as it would lower the cost of hiring them. That would actually bring a lot of jobs back from China.

Will a wonky policy like this actually appeal to Trump voters? Or do they just want to hear empty sloganeering? Here's the thing: I actually believe voters -- yes, even voters without college degrees -- are smart and can understand things when properly explained to them.

"Here's what I don't understand. In this country, we have a tax on jobs. Every employer has to pay 15 percent on top of what he pays you to the government, just to hire you. It's literally a tax on jobs. I don't want to tax jobs, I want to encourage jobs by saying instead of taxing jobs, we're going to help hard-working Americans." That's not hard to understand. And it says, "I don't just pretend to care about you, I have a plan."

His voters want more money from government and we know how to give them more most effectively.  

Posted by at February 24, 2016 5:17 PM

  

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