<<-Back to your page Sir !I used to be a registered Republican and quit voting after the 2008 elections; upon realizing that being an Indian-American, I had to stay
neutral. India is democratically non-aligned & has friendly relationship with both superpowers!! India is also liked & supported by both US
parties!! For this principal reason & events that have occured in my personal life in the US, I have abstained from voting to remain unbiased.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
An important, yet simple suggestion to President Donald Trump, to make America great once again !!!
1) Respectfully, you shall become the greatest President of the United States ever; if you can just reinforce this concept, idea, Mr President !!!
Mr Trump, I do not have a PhD in Economics or Mathematics; but I am a graduate of the School of Business; at the University of Illinois. I possess 2
Baccalaureate Degrees in Computer Science & Business Administration, respectively. I had few classes in macroeconomics and microeconomics theory and
based on those assumptions; I am concluding that this idea of mine (1990) will prevail. How are we going to pay off our almost 20 trillion $ debt ??
We are buying (import) lavishly and selling (export) very little ! As a matter of fact, we are buying unnecessarily, products that are already avail-
able in the US, manufactured by American companies. I define this consumer behavior, as luxury-spending ! Consumers in Europe, Asia & other countries
do not exhibit this behavior. In the US, all the consumer-goods are available. Whether it is food industry, beverage, textile, electronics, aviation,
automobiles, medicine, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, etc, etc. You name it! Whatever we need to consume on a daily basis (Durable or non-durable);
is available in the United States, made by an American company / few American companies !!! YET WE BUY FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES ???
For example the Supermarket store; we have the best American drinks, yet we are buying foreign; best American cheese, we buy foreign; good American TV,
we buy foreign; good American cars, we buy foreign; good American aircrafts like (Boeing), we buy foreign; good American clothes, yet we are buying
foreign. This list goes on & on ! In the US market; the US consumer has a multiple choice in every individual-items to choose (1 out of 25 or more),
that he is buying. In other countries, consumers have few choices of available goods, that might already be scarce. You buy whatever is available,
whether you like it or not ! Plain simple. Respectfully, I do not want to elaborate on that any further !
So how can we try & solve this problem Mr President ? You are the only person vested with this executive power that can try & make it happen ! The US
is member of the World Trade Organization & has free trade agreements with various allied nations. The US will have to convey to the member countries,
that it will be temporarily unable, to honor certain trade commitments previously committed; due to unhealthy economic conditions! It will be a little
harsh initially to inform our trading partners & allied nations; that the US will cut down/stop importing goods that are already manufactured in the
United States of America; for a few years. (I do realize that the entire world depends on the US buying from foreign countries) The United States Of
America buys (imports) a lot from other rich industrialized nations, that are doing well economically, as it is !
America is in dire straits; our economy is doing bad & this is just a temporary strategy; to cut down spending, reduce rising debt & trade deficit.
The US has always assisted other countries, in the past. The US helped rebuild war-torn Europe, after the 2nd World War, via 'Marshal Aid'. Europe
has been rebuilt & they are on their feet ! The world too, can look after itself for a few years. I am sure they will not suffer that bad. American
economy is in bad shape & that has to be taken care off first. As an American, you will not be acting unfair Mr President, to other allied-nations in
making this bold decision ! You will be acting patriotic ofcourse ! They will all understand & finally concur !
2) How to implement this strategy ?
The American consumer has numerous bad habits (spoilt) & will have to be constantly reminded & their behavior reinforced ! They will have to be a
little bit informed & educated, on a daily basis. For example, when the Americans go shopping, they usually buy foreign goods rather than American
made. This is not only due to their bad habits of buying expensive & luxurious products BUT also because there are so many different foreign products
available on the shelf ! As a result foreign made goods are being sold more than American manufactured goods. No wonder American companies are closing
down because they have stiff competition from foreign international companies. The US Constitution guarantees the citizens; the freedom to purchase
legally, anything he so desires, that he can. A constitutional amendment to this clause will be deemed necessary. This is protecting the rights of other
American businesses & institutions ! America has to make sure that American made goods are on the shelf more than foreign made goods. This can only be
achieved by reducing/cutting down our imports from other industrialized countries.
You will also have to make weekly broadcasts to the nation; reminding them to buy only American when they go shopping. If we want to make America great
again, we have to buy goods made in America only until our companies & workers are in better financial condition. This may take a couple of years (5?)
Every state & local television stations will have to make this broadcast twice daily, reminding the citizens to please buy American. Buy American food;
buy American bevarages(alcoholic/non-alcoholic); buy American clothes; buy American automobiles; buy American household goods; buy American investment
& bonds; American electronics; etc, etc, etc. We Americans are a little bit spoilt, luxurious & lavish. This bad habit (behavior) has to be strictly
reinforced. Only then we can understand & comprehend this idea of buying American !!! American citizens do not understand this concept completely. This
has to be literally drilled, into their head. It is that simple. You have to be in a psychological trip (as they say), determined; to do things like that.
Mr President ! I know this sounds a little bit unfair & far-fetched, coming from the USA but this will work. This will definitely reduce our debt $ of
trillions. This might be the only possible solution economically. We can not afford to reduce the taxes. We can lower them to a limit. Taxes are the only
means of revenue for the Government. We just have to cut down our spending (IMPORTS). GNP = C + G + I + (Exp/Imp);
I have a detailed business-plan, regarding this concept, idea, as to how effectively, achieve the desired results ? Which products ? Which market ? What
quantities ? etc, etc. But this has to be approved not only by YOU, but also by the US Congress ! You can set this ball in motion ! You need the entire
vote (confidence) of the US Senate. I have thought of this simple idea, since 1990. But no US politician has ever given it a serious thought ! This idea
is worth a try, Mr President ? YOU CAN DEFINITELY, GET THIS DONE & NOT ONLY MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN; BUT ALSO BECOME THE GREATEST US PRESIDENT EVER IN
THE HISTORY OF USA $$$ God help the United States of America !
3) Some possible 'future' newspaper headlines !
...Mission Impossible: America redeems its debt of 20 trillion $
...President Trump achieves the impossible !
...America a debt-free nation; largely due to Donald Trumpís economic reforms
...Donald J Trump resolves America's national debt crisis !...Trumpís Idea to Reduce National Debt: reality and success ?
...Trump accomplishes what no American has !