Trump now saying raise taxes and minimum wage

OPINION: David Farrar on why he prefer Hillary Clinton to Trump.

People wonder why I prefer Hillary Clinton to Trump. Trump is far more anti free trade than her, and how he is saying lets increase taxes and the minimum wage:

United States Republican presidential candidate  yesterday said he was open to raising taxes on the rich, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans and breaking with one of his party’s core policies dating back to the 1990s.

“I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more,” Trump told ABC’s This Week. After effectively sealing the Republican nomination for the November 8 presidential election last week, Trump has used speeches and interviews to offer more details on his policy positions.

The billionaire real estate tycoon has said he would like to see an increase in the minimum wage, although he told NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday he would prefer to see states take the lead on that front instead of the federal Government.

“I don’t know how people make it on US$7.25 ($10.63) an hour,” Trump said of the current federal minimum wage.

“I would like to see an increase of some magnitude.

Trump is not a conservative, a classical liberal, a fiscal conservative or anything but a nationalist and populist. His fiscal policies would see a huge increase in debt.

Political commentator and pollster David Farrar posts at Kiwiblog.

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