As you know by now, Donald J. Trump is our new president. From a business major perspective, I congratulate him. It isn't easy for a businessman to get into the White House. Therefore, I'm very happy one of our own is running this country. However, some of his decisions have been questionable; while others were pretty good.
Since I'm a business major, I started investing in stocks early. Because of the Trump presidency, the stocks are going insane recently. I'm getting a 1.25 percent return on my dividends and you know what? I couldn't be happier. This means that with all the executive orders Trump is signing, it's bringing jobs back to the country that the Democratic party got rid of. The economy is doing amazing. Even though I'm an independent/alt-left and didn't vote for Trump, I really hope these situations stay the same.
Speaking of jobs, yes, they are returning. It's great for everybody because with these new jobs, I project that the unemployment rate would drop even more than when Obama took office. However, what I'm kind of on the fence about is the pipeline executive order that he signed into action. It's going to bring in jobs; that's a plus. However, the question remains, can we do it without harming anybody?
The debt is something that I can't predict, but I project that the debt will decrease. His idea of a heavy border tax is ten fold. I embrace the idea. The only problem I have is that if people start finding out about the border tax, would the amount of imports coming over the border decrease? I think yes. If that's the case, then we might be running into a problem.
Let's talk about the wall. You knew this was coming. First, let me start off by saying that the wall is a very stupid idea. If we really want to save money, plus get jobs on the market, I propose that we increase the border security. I'm serious when I say "hire 1,000 more people" because that's how many more job openings that would create. The wall is too much money. I don't think we should be responsible to pay for it and trust that Mexico reimburse us because I don't think we can trust Mexico to do that. With that being said, this will be a good business investment for everybody, if we just open up jobs on border security, with basic requirements.
Overall, the presidency is a 50/50 split for me. It's good, however, I don't agree with some of Trump's executive decisions. Will he be a good president? Yes, he will, but he has a lot to learn. He's still new in office, has room to grow as an individual, and as a politician. Instead of criticizing his options, maybe we can all work together to find an alternative way of running this country.
It's a group effort and if it's the time to unite, it's now.