Trump’s Economic Plans Fall Apart Under Scrutiny

The self-proclaimed master deal maker and economic guru’s plans to kick-start the American economy fall short


The economic plans that President-Elect Trump has offered throughout his campaign haven’t fared well under analysis by leading global economists, who predict multi-trillion dollar deficit gains through massive tax cuts, and a zero-sum game of global trade through new protectionist policy. While short term gains may be felt in the American economy, all signs point from there to long-term ruin.

Below: Donald Trump the businessman, shown at one of his casinos


A Look Into the Trump Administration

Old meets new in Conservative leadership

Donald Trump’s ascension to office will be met with a cautiously optimistic Republican party. While supportive of his Reagan-esque free market stances and social conservative values (and running mate), policies such as trade protection and Trump’s CEO-style of delegation may be a bit harder to swallow. Nevertheless, early supporters of Trump are expected to benefit the most from his victory–earning a place on his executive team.

Below: Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, will be the face of the traditional Republican party in working with Trump


Trump Softens Immigration Stance, Among Others

The President-Elect has scaled back past proposals to deport the over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US.

As he nears the beginning of his first term in office, President-Elect Trump has now made calls to only deport the 2-3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records, while considering the status of law abiding undocumented immigrants at a later date. This falls in line with a recent pattern of Trump softening more extreme elements of promised policy initiatives.

Below: Donald Trump campaigning in the Republican Primaries — making his first trip to the US-Mexico border


Trump Unveils Student Debt Plan

Liberal plan hints at policy with a disregard for party lines

Trump’s plan for forgiving student debt includes a proposed cap of 12.5% on the borrower’s income, as well as automatic forgiveness after 15 years of payment. It constitutes the most liberal student debt plan to date, and provides possible evidence of a disregard for partisan norms in policy platforms.

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