I am Beard Man, the student protester featured on r/The_Donald and r/pics yesterday. Ask me Anything!

Since March of 2010, the American people have had to suffer under the incredible economic burden of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. This legislation, passed by totally partisan votes in the House and Senate and signed into law by the most divisive and partisan President in American history, has tragically but predictably resulted in runaway costs, websites that don’t work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and fewer choices.

My only agreement is that Obamacare cannot be our endgame healthcare plan. Trump's website makes it seem like it was Obama's---the most divisive president in history (yeah right)---idea, it was pretty much an idea the GOP put forth 2 decades ago. In my opinion single-payer would be much better, but the democrats had to put forth an idea the republicans would actually allow through congress. I would also point out that in this quote, Trump's language is designed to be divisive, the exact thing he accuses Obama of.

US-China trade reform

Going to be honest, don't know much about it. However, I am not particularly impressed with Trump's business record. Certainly, the way he presents himself in his campaign is not motivating anyone---domestic or international---to want to work with him. That may be seen as a positive to some extent domestically, but if other nations don't want to negotiate with our country that's really, really bad.

Veterans administration reforms

Totally agree, but Bernie said it first.

Tax reform

It sounds good on his website, but it's pretty much nonsense

Second amendment rights. The second amendment to our constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.

That's pretty short-sighted. Our constitution and laws need to be updated as the world evolves. It wasn't until 1865 that slavery was abolished by a new amendment to the constitution. It wasn't until 1919 that women were guaranteed the right to vote by a new amendment. You have to be, at least, open to the idea that laws will change when the people want them to. If people don't want the second amendment to change right now, fine, so be it. But to say as a candidate that the word of the constitution is absolute and unchangeable is reckless and foolish and ignores the 21st amendment.

I would also add that here again, Trump's language does not tell the full story. The 2nd amendment does not say "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed," it says "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Many legal experts will tell you that the part Trump harps on, the second part, is a dependent clause that relies on the preceding clause. That is, the right of the people to keep and bear arms will only not be infringed while a well regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state.

Immigration reform

"Making mexico pay for the wall" is a fantasy, so let's get to the real idea here. Illegal immigration is bad and costing America, so let's prevent it and punish illegal aliens. Well net immigration from Mexico is 0. What that means is that Trump's foolproof plan is actually just going to cost American taxpayers a ton of money (to build the wall, to employ all these extra ICE officers), and have basically no effect. This to me sounds like a policy designed to make poor Americans scared into voting for Trump. The illegals are coming to steal our jobs (they aren't), so we have to keep them out (we don't) so that we can keep our jobs, pull ourselves up from our own bootstraps (like trump did?), and be rich and successful like Donald Trump. There is no real substance to this plan, it's just a promise aimed at recruiting poor and uneducated voters.

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