We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Taxes are the number one thing that could change my life. NUMBER ONE. I surely hope he can follow through and get his plan through Congress. I want 15% business tax. Small business self-employment income treated separately from household. Would be huge boon to economy. I get hammered every year and my business is relatively tiny.
There has been a drive for "efficiency" over the last 40-50 years. We've gone from the banker you knew and the collateral that he knew, to algorithms on some MBA's laptop. We've gone from lending for the bank's own portfolio that was held to maturity/renewal to "originate and sell".
I don't think Trump can return us to the day when the local banker was a very important part of the neighborhood business community.
I just think that there needs to be more/better financing for small businesses and small real estate developers.
We don't need more strip malls for Best Buy, we need more small store fronts for the neighborhood and other small businesses.
Until the little guy is on equal footing with the big guys from a regulatory standpoint, not much will change.
Bank capital regulations... That is where I would start. There are a ton of rich guys that would start banks if it were both profitable and allowed.
I don't see the big banks ever being interested in main street.