A College Student’s Response To ‘Why I’m A College Student And I’m Voting For Donald Trump’

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Recently, during my daily jaunts around the internet, I have been running into something I find genuinely upsetting 😛 TAGEND

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This article, Why I’m a College Student Voting for Donald Trump, was published to the Odyssey Online and has received 53,000 shares since July 13 th. Before you continue read, please take a moment to click the hyper connected title above and read Ms. DeWitt’s article.

The above article disturbs me, and not because I disagree with Ms. DeWitt’s point of view( though I do ), it upsets me because Ms. DeWitt is so woefully misinformed and so very young.

It upsets me because Ms. DeWitt, and the portion of the 53,000 other people who took this article as fact, have power. They have the power to cast a referendum that will help determine the future of our country and our world. So, since you have said your piece, Ms. DeWitt, allow me now to say mine. Here are 10 reason’s( in direct response to your 10 reasons, I have a lot more reason’s than 10) Why I’m a College student and I’m not Voting for Donald Trump.

Before I run any further, I would like to express that in writing this article I by no means want to discourage young person from sharing their voices and sentiments. But the beautiful thing about the internet is that it is an open forum for lively political debate, isn’t it?

So, Ms. DeWitt, let’s debate.

1. “Free college will never work.”

First off, the fact that you disagree with one of the platform phases of Bernie Sanders’( who is no longer in the race) is by no means grounds to vote for Donald Trump. Of all the platform phases you could discuss, why choice this one?

Also, while we are pointing out schemes that will never work, take a look at Donald Trump’s wholly unviable economic plan, as analyzed by the non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Furthermore, I agree with you( at least partially) that free college, though ideal in theory, is a far off dreaming. But to construct college more affordable? That is a necessary goal. Students in this country are forced to choose careers not based on their dreams, but on salary, because otherwise they will spend their foreseeable after college future drowning in debt.

You say, the harder you work, the more affordable your college becomes. But, my misguided friend, this is not a question of hard work. Say you worked full day as a waiter, while still somehow making day for school( a virtually impossible undertaking) you would construct, on average, about $20,000 a year, which isn’t quite enough to pay for college, which requires about $23,410 a year in tuition at a nation school , not to mention vital necessities like food and shelter.

For many, paying for school is not a matter of hard work, it is a matter of impossibility. Based given the fact that you had the time to write this article, my guess is your mothers are, at the least partially, paying for your school, as mine are. And that is fine.

But constructing college more affordable is not for you or me. It is for over half of American’s who cannot get a college degree, and therefore can never dream of moving up in the world. I would guess that you were born middle class, so obviously you don’t care about student loans, because you don’t have to.

While half of people from high-income families will get a college degree by age 25, just one in 10 people from low-income families do.

Student debt in the U.S. topped an absurd $1.29 trillion this year.

Check your privilege. Maybe watch this video.

2. “The American Dream will stay Alive.”

This one is almost too ridiculous is in response to, but I acknowledge I just can’t stop myself !!!! In this phase, you use a James Truslow Adams quote: “Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone with opportunity for each according to ability or accomplishment, regardless of social class or race.” Then you go on to say, “The American Dream is achievable according to a person’s the skills and accomplishment, Donald Trump has accomplished this himself and will keep it alive if he’s elected president.”

If you read the full quote, it actually begins, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone…” Key word: “should.” This quote is referring to an ideal, one of a post racial, post class, society. A society that does not exist in America today. There are massive accomplishment gaps that exist between races, genders and social stations in our country. I see that quote as a goal for the U.S ., not a reality.

According to NeaToday, “The reason we’re either rich or poor is simple: We’re born that style. In fact, a Pew Charitable Trust report shows that a mere 4 percent of people born into low-income U.S. households will ever become high earners.”

Do you think every person born poor simply has less ability than those born rich? Do you think that, perhaps, opportunity doesn’t “ve got something to” do with it?

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Additionally, you say “Donald Trump has accomplished this already, ” This, I presume, entailing the American dream.

But let’s reflect on some facts shall we? Donald Trump’s father devoted him ONE MILLION dollars to help him achieve the American dreaming. Trump is not exactly a rag to riches tale. To say he actually worked for even a fraction of his “success” would be generous. In your next phase, let’s consider what that “success” actually looks like.

3. “He’s very accomplished.”

Trump is, in truth, more of a reality TV reveal character than a business man. Let’s take a quick look at his “success”, as examined in Fortune magazine.

Trump always comes first -In a 1996 deal to help save the fail Trump Hotels, The Rank group offered to purchase a 50% interest in the Trump Castle in Atlantic City. Trump repudiated this deal entirely on the basis that the Rank group refused to allow the Trump name to remain on the hotel. Consequently, the stock cost of Trump Hotels continued to fall. Trump told Fortune that he remembers nothing about any negotiations with Rank.”

-In a 1996 deal to help save the fail Trump Hotels, The Rank group offered to purchase a 50% interest in the Trump Castle in Atlantic City. Trump repudiated this deal entirely on the basis that the Rank group refused to allow the Trump name to remain on the hotel. Consequently, the stock cost of Trump Hotels continued to fall. Trump told Fortune that he remembers nothing about any negotiations with Rank.”

He’s not actually as rich as he likes to say he is – According to Fortune, “One of Trump’s favorite topics is his own net worth, and he’s not satisfied to let the numbers speak for themselves. Much has been made of his statement, under oath in a deposition some years ago, that his own calculation of his wealth changes depending on “how he feels” that day.”

He sues wildly – Honestly, it’s not entirely absurd to think he might sue me for this article. To learn about some of the Donald’s most ridiculous law suits, read the Atlantic’s article The Lawsuits of Donald Trump .

– Honestly, it’s not entirely absurd to think he might sue me for this article. To learn about some of the Donald’s most ridiculous law suits, read the Atlantic’s article The Lawsuits of Donald Trump .

He heaps on debt- Considering the amount of debt America already lives with, I can’t imagine what a Trump presidency would do for our country. According to Forbes, “From its IPO in 1995 through two separate bankruptcies in 2004 and 2009, Trump Hotels–and its successor, Trump Entertainment–never attained fund. Year after year its operating profits were decimated by gigantic interest costs. Over the virtually 15 years that Trump served as chairman, the casino company posted net loss, excluding extraordinary items, totaling nearly $1.7 billion.”

Trump claimed that thousands of people in New Jersey( with its “heavy Arab population”) cheered the demolition of the Twin Towers. There is no evidence to support this racist claim.

“8 1 percent of white assassination victims are killed by blacks.” Another fallacy.

Trump lies that Wisconsin’s effective unemployment rate is 20 %, saying, “What? Is it 20 percent? Effective or regular? I entail just effective unemployment rate, 20 percent. Hey, this is out of the big book.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, The U-3 official unemployment rate in Wisconsin was 4.6 percent in 2015; Wisconsin’s U-6 rate for 2015 was 8.3 percent.

Trump alleged that when Michelle Fields “found out that there was a security camera, and that they had her on tape, all of a sudden that tale changed.” Absolutely untrue .

Trump claims Cruz bought the rights to the ad featuring a nude Melania Trump: Debunked.

Trump on Fox News denied that he ever accused President George W. Bush of lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. “I didn’t say lie. I said he may have lied.” That’s false. Trumpsaid in a February that Bush “lied.”

Trump, the expert economist: “GDP was zero essentially for the last two quarters.” GDP grew at an annual rate of 1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, and 2 percent in the third quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

“Upstate New York I poll higher than anybody ever.” Hillary Clinton would slaughter Trump 56 percent to 33 percent in upstate New York, according to a Siena College poll.

“We( Trump University) have an’ A’ from the Better Business Bureau.” In reality, BBB received multiple consumer complaints about Trump university, which sank to a D-minus in 2010.

The proposals on Mr. Trump’s website would increase the debt by $12.1 trillion by 2026.

Debt would rise from 74% of GDP last year to 129% of GDP by 2026( instead of 86% as projected)

To balance the budget under this plan, expending to be required cut 40% to 80%, or real economic growth would need to surpass 10% annually. If Medicare, Social security systems, and defense were exempt from cuts, balance would be impossible.

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