GOP extremism and trump Made with lots of headaches by donovan prince



A economical system in which taxpayer money is used to make someone rich.

The GOP court plans to make this sorts of investment funds stop, but could be going to extremist lengths to stop it, if at all.

Business flat tax

A system that applies the same tax rate to every taxpayer regardless of income bracket.

The GOP court plans to implement one. Said tax plan could cause huge boosts with the rich and none for the poor due to to the GOP wanting to go to extremes to make sure the government stops getting involved.

Is the Supreme Court’s plans for balancing budgets really work the way that they’ll plan to?

This may not be the case, as Bryce Covert starts us off with, “Trump doesn't go after the "hedge-fund guys" all that hard, it turns out. Nearly 40 percent of the benefits of his tax package would flow to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans; on the other hand, those in the middle and two bottom-fifths of the income scale would get about 16 percent.” (Covert) It would also require everyone to pay their taxes immediately, which is extreme, given some people can’t pay their taxes on time. Salon News complements this with, “Since the 1950s, Movement Conservatives have set out to destroy the form of federal government that came out of the New Deal. … The captains of industry believed that government meddling in their affairs would disrupt economic laws. This would cripple their enterprises and, in turn, cripple the American economy” (Richardson). The GOP wants to revert economic law back before the New Deal happened, which could cause major drops in budget balances. Bottom line, what the Republican Party/GOP has planned for the federal budget/economy have been proved controversial by the public, and could cause some major trouble down the road ahead 2017 if not handled properly, including being able to run the country in a way that would make the majority of the public happy.

Will the GOP be able to manage an entire country, given they’re now in power?

RealClearPolitics says that ‘Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein of the Brookings Institution and American Enterprise Institute (AEI), respectively, contend that today’s GOP is “ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.” (Voegeli). Here, they’re saying that the Republicans/GOPs might be dismissing basic logic in favour of their own ideologies. The New York support this, adding that “It is as though, rather than trying to reconcile Mr. Trump’s heretical views with conservative orthodoxy, the writers of the platform simply opted to go with the most extreme version of every position. Tailored to Mr. Trump’s impulsive bluster, this document lays bare just how much the G.O.P. is driven by a regressive, extremist inner core.” The NYC times say that extremist conservative mentalities may prove controversial with running the country. So, the GOP might face problems when running the country, including their stances on the immigration ban that happened recently.

What will trump do with the immigration ban?

With recent news, it looks like Trump is going to keep the immigration ban until further notice, despite the majority of the public’s opinion. NPR gets straight to the point, saying, “Trump's action on Friday set off a weekend of protests, legal challenges and confusion as travelers and border security personnel tried to adjust to a new set of rules. And on Monday, after the acting attorney general refused to defend the order, she was fired.” (Chappel) If a president fires an attorney who refuses to enforce an order, his present and future actions could prove very controversial. CNN later adds more to the metaphorical table, saying that “Questions on next steps have swirled since Thursday evening when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift of temporary restraining order on Trump's executive order barring foreign nationals from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days, and all refugees from Syria indefinitely.” (Brown/Laura/Acosta) This could prove very controversial for the public, especially firing someone who refused to uphold the order, illegal or not. So, with the fact that court appeals are being rejected and that an attorney got fired over the issue, Trump might be keeping his immigration ban, along with removing a whole bunch of other regulations.

What will the future of environmental regulations look like with Trump/the GOP in charge?

Since Trump/the GOP’s plans are to decrease unemployment, environmental issues may just be a backburner thought. BBC starts out, reporting that “At present there is a moratorium on energy recovery in federal areas, and the Trump team has promised to lift this, and encourage fracking and drilling.President-elect Trump has also been vocal in his support for projects such as the XL oil pipeline, which President Obama rejected.” Said Republicans believe that drilling/fracking jobs is a higher priority than environmental concerns, especially with the new oil pipeline being built. This is not a new issue, as The Washington Press earlier back comments, “The GOP platform calls coal “clean,” pledges to reverse a Supreme Court ruling on the scope of the Clean Air Act, seeks to open vast amounts of federally protected public lands and waters to oil, gas and coal exploitation, rejects the Paris climate accord and Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and opposes a carbon tax. It takes aim at “environmental extremists” and calls the environmental movement ‘a self-serving elite.’” Although the GOP may have changed said plans around today, with Trump in power, this could give the GOP a leeway into getting rid of the Clean Air Act, which could prove controversial. When it comes to a political party that wants to build oil pipes and abolish Clean Power plan's, environmental concerns of Trump and the GOP is firmy not first priority, which could cause problems in the future.

What will The GOP/Trump do in the future?

With recent controversies, it may look like the GOP may be headed in a direction some people claim would be unwise. According to The Hill, which as written before Trump’s inauguration, “For starters, the Republican Party is at a turning point. For years, the Party has been built upon the principles of limited government, individualism, and free market Capitalism. But with Trump’s election proving he is undeniably the face of the Party, these central principles may very well come into question.” This is saying that Trump could actually put the ideals of the GOP in potential trouble. However, Los Angeles Times retorts, “Second, in the long run, Trump is toxic to the Republican brand. Fully 70% of Latinos — the fastest growing voter bloc — believe that he has made the Republican Party “more hostile” to them. Nearly half of Americans believe that Trump won’t treat Muslims fairly in the country, and 54% of Americans believe that Trump is prejudiced.” This is saying that Trump might be a bad influence to the GOP party, which could be saying something considering the potential extremism within the GOP itself, much like the principles of the Republican Party being questioned with Trump’s election. So, with Trump trying to change the ideals of the GOP, and said party’s core beliefs being changed once he is elected, the GOP may be headed in a controversial direction that some people claim might not be the best direction.


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