Trying to decipher what Donald Trump has done in the first 100 days would be like scuba diving in muddy water.
But despite Trump, we still live in the greatest country in the universe. We are privileged with ample freedom and fairly solid economy, although it keeps bumping up and down. We enjoy peace, relative to the discord in other countries. And we have everything we need: gas, food, electricity, water, movies, date nights, hiking, playing hide and seek with little ones, and so on and so forth. Countries like Syria, where the rest of my family lives, have none of the above. Electricity is cut off most days and so is water. Movies? A thing from the past. Hide and seek? What is that? Never mind freedom and a stable economy — those have been gone for a while.
Even though Trump’s first 100 days was low on accomplishments, it still included nothing that I wished for.
A peaceful plan to end the strife in Syria
As complicated as the situation in Syria has gotten, a president with enough guts could get all the conflicting parties to a table and figure out the best solution. I am at a loss as to why that cannot take place. Since the beginning of time, thousands of treaties ended conflict and wars all around the globe. We need one in Syria. Examples are the Treaty of Paris, after Napoleon’s defeat in the battle of Waterloo, and the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the First World War. A series of treaties known as the Peace of Westphalia ended war over religion in many countries and allowed for Catholic and Protestant powers to ally. I propose the Treaty of Syria, anyone?
Student loan forgiveness
I am very proud to say my oldest son, Zade, finished Law School at the University of Alabama. A huge debt will follow him to his first job. Education in many countries is funded by the government. I know, the minute you throw the word “Socialism” around, you get in trouble, unless you’re Bernie Sanders. But seriously, why can’t we help our bright young generation? They will pay it back ten fold with their brilliance.
Tax reform to help the Middle Class, not the rich
I work hard. I have many friends who work extra hard. We are comfortable. I am able to help my three children with college and other needs, but why do I have to pay nearly a third of what I bring home back to the government, when the rich pay next to nothing if they line up the lawyers? I can’t afford to line up the lawyers. Something is wrong when the hard-working middle class takes the brunt of the tax plan. Don’t take me wrong. I love living where paved roads are provided, and other services and conveniences my taxes pay for are offered. But the rich need to pay more.
The next thing I wished President Trump had done on his first 100 days is a little poetic, a little out of left field, but I believe it can transform this country into a massive number of doers.
A Dream Fund
That’s right, a dream fund. Say you or one of your kids have a dream of opening an ice cream shop. The government will accept your application for assistance and help you fund that dream. Once the shop is profitable — instead of paying back the money, you pay it forward. You assist someone else with their dream, through the government, just like someone else helped you with your dream, through the government. This is a pay-it- forward type of program. Everyone is a winner.
Those are my wishes. Now all I need is a fairy to wave her magic wand and make them come true.
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