Why are Indian Americans backing Donald Trump?

Mudassir Ali
Mar 11, 2020 05:09 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Mar 11, 2020 05:09 PM

I can think of few reasons from an Indian-American perspective:

Democrats, being backed by unions, are being tough on legal immigration. H1B/Greencard process is being pushed by republicans (corporations back H1B increase) and ICE procedures are increasingly tough towards people with work visas applying for extension. At the same time, they are welcoming illegal immigrants (no union pushback here). Obama administration has made legal immigrant’s life harder, I know of a lot of people with proper paperwork, unnecessarily delayed for months and forced into job-loss situations.
Hillary, is proposing additional taxation of upper middle class. Obama’s tax bracket increases (34.5 to 39.5) and 3.8% obamacare surcharge, already ate an extra 8.8c per each dollar. Hillary is proposing long-term capital gains changes, itemized deduction cap, estate tax limit decrease etc, which impact dual-income savers more. At some point, they should think wait a minute, lets quantify this “fair share” nonsense.
Security is an issue for every American. Hillary and Obama’s casual attitude towards ISIS in the beginning, and similarly opportunistic manipulation of refugee-crisis and black-lives-matter movement is reminding us of corrupt Indian politicians who put their interests ahead of domestic security.
Finally, lack of honesty of Clintons. Bill spoke about aristocracy while veto’ing estate tax repeal. Now even their primary home is owned by a foundation to protect their assets going to Chelsea. CGI to state department pay to play connections. Wall Street speeches and cashflow, while putting on a show against banks and Dodd-Frank. Speeches on climate change while flying private planes across the globe. What they did to an honest man, Bernie Sanders.
Trump is not really endearing either. Unfortunately this election is between two really bad choices. I will just have to take somebody that is less harmful to me

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