I considered myself a democrat but labels don't stick when it comes to politics. I realized that we still had a major economic problem and in the next election it was going to have to be about tax reform otherwise we would continue a spiral of job loss. We want to vote with our hearts but this time I voted with my mind. I knew I had to vote republican. Our new President has turned his objective to tax reform. The answer isn't to cut taxes for the middle class but to fix the lack of jobs. We have to cut the business tax! Most folks hear that and think I'm talking about the rich people but no. We cannot earn any money without jobs so tax cuts are currently irrelevant to us. We have to bring back our outsourced jobs. American made! If we cut the business tax we will see a huge loss in tax dollars and we'll see welfare cuts. However, to offset those losses we raise the minimum wage drastically. So if you own a business this means no you don't have to pay huge taxes but now that money goes to the workers and they pay normal or a bit higher taxes. We raise incentives to bring our companies back by hitting them with high import taxes. Suddenly you find yourself making fifteen bucks per hour and you see job openings, a decrease in welfare. So our major salary increase fills the tax pool back up. Then they can increase college grants and our colleges go back up in number and with our pay increase we can shop small business. The best chance we have of getting to this path is President Trump. Stop and think what you are truly voting for? Yourself or success?

Julian Russell, Charleston

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