John on MSNBC: “Start focusing on the things we agree on”

The central question facing the United States of America is how do we take a terribly divided nation, where American has been pitted against American, and come together?

The central question facing the United States of America is how do we take a terribly divided nation, where American has been pitted against American, and come together? Not so we can feel better about ourselves, but to get real things done for the American people. We should start with the areas we agree on.

Infrastructure is a great example. Democrats and Republicans both agree something BIG needs to be done to restore the crumbling infrastructure in our country. It will improve the lives of Americans, create good-paying, middle-class jobs, and will make us more competitive.

When the Republican tax reform plan was built, they cut the corporate tax rates from 35% to 21%. For ten years, the business community lobbied to cut it to 25%. Republicans cut it to a level that no one even asked for! We should raise the corporate rate and use those revenues to pay for infrastructure investments. Increasing the rate by just 2 percentage points would give us billions more dollars that could be allocated for new infrastructure projects.

In my first 100 days as President, I would only focus on this type of bipartisan legislation. That’s a President saying, “I represent everyone, whether you voted for me or not.” That’s how we unite the country and make progress