It’s not a 2 party system, it’s a 3 party system.
There’s the Democrats, there’s the Republicans and there’s the Tea Party who are radical right wingers.
The problem is that the President is Tea Party, and Tea Party to get recognized identified themselves as Republican.
President of the United States Donald Trump proposes something.
Tea Party likes it.
Republicans are divided.
Democrats hate it.
Dead in the water!
From the New York Times, quoted without their permission: WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp reductions in individual and business income tax rates and a radical reordering of the tax code that would significantly benefit the wealthy, but he offered no explanation of how the plan would be financed as he rushed to show progress before the 100-day mark of his presidency.
I’m a Democrat. Let’s get that out of the way. I hate Trump. This is BS. Not Trump. The NY Times.
Am I the only one that sees it? Read it carefully.
If you can’t see it, then tell me. You hate him too much to see it. One hundred days had nothing to do with it. They threw that in to make it an issue. Don’t you see?
According to the Washington Post, Trump says he hopes humans set foot on Mars ‘during my second term’
I’ll tell you that I hope he doesn’t have a second term and I hope we don’t send any poor humans to Mars. There’s nothing our robots and rovers can’t do that humans can.
That’s my pessimism showing again. The readers of this blog know it well.
- I do not support manned missions to anywhere.
- I do not support Donald Trump, for completely different reasons.
The government is out of money.
Many of you are young. You have no idea. The government of the United States of America is in debt.
How can a government be in debt? Well, how do you get in debt? You use your credit cards and can’t pay them off. The same goes for the United States of America and all the world governments. They use their credit and go in debt.
Is it a giant Uncle Sam credit card? No, it’s not. It’s in many forms, one of which is the Treasury Bond. Buy a U.S. treasury bond and get paid back in a few years with what you bought it for plus a little more for interest.
According to the Fidelity website, “Treasuries are debt obligations issued and backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Because they are considered to have low credit or default risk, they generally offer lower yields relative to other bonds.”
When you buy a U.S. Treasury Bond you’re loaning the government money. That money helped fund World War II and Vietnam. The Government needs money.
Why does the government need money? Great question. Because the government is like a corporation. It doesn’t do everything by itself. It needs to buy stuff from private people and company to supply bombs, weapons, and stuff like that.
Take Pantex. Near where I live is Pantex. It’s a private company, well a public company you can buy pieces of in the U.S. stock market, that makes bombs and weapons. The United States government has a contract with Pantex to make stuff. Who pays the employees at Pantex? The company. Who pays the company? Congress.
So the Government needs money and to get that money it loans money by selling U.S. Treasury Bonds.
The number one buyer of U.S. treasuries? The Chinese Government.
If we write off the debt, decide not to pay it back, that’s bad news. Very bad news.
Each year we have a problem. It’s called the government shutdown. Congress runs out of money. Happens in the spring. They have to vote to keep going on without enough money to go on without enough money.
Meet California’s “weed nun” Christine Meeusen (on right) who is 57 years old, smoking a joint with Sister Eevee at Sisters of the Valley near Merced, California, April 18, 2017.
Apparently it is perfectly okay for nuns in California to smoke weed and not be smoked by God.
Alcohol was once banned by Prohibition in the United States. The law was later repealed by constitutional amendment. Do we have a right to expect people won’t drink and drive? Do employers have a right to expect employees not to show up drunk for work?
Similar laws could be appropriate for cannabis according to some state legislatures.
We all know that recreational marijuana and/or medical marijuana are “legal” in some states. However, it still violates federal law. Theoretically, the feds could swoop down on weed shops in Colorado anytime and arrest everyone, state law or not.
This begs the question, of course, should recreational marijuana be legal in the United States?
What do you think?
As stated in a previous post, President Trump does not lose when he says outrageous things that are clearly untrue. He wins because it distracts people from his actual agenda.
Furthermore, because he doesn’t say these things under oath, there is nothing anyone can do except complain.
The following video demonstrates my point.
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This is a very clever political move that only a businessman, not a politician, could pull off.
President Trump’s many false statements, including that former President Barak Obama wiretapped his phones in the Trump tower, work in the President’s favor, not against him. It’s why Trump says these things.
This President is like none other in history. He can say anything he wants, including deliberately false accusations.
Why? Because Trump is distracting the media and public eye from what he’s really doing, like overturning Obamacare with something worse, removing EPA protections against the environment, firing or force resigning judges across the country and making another travel ban against visitors from certain countries.
Take the wiretapping claim. Nobody believes it, but while the media and Democrats are trying to point the finger at him for this false accusation, Trump has moved on to dozens of new things.
President Trump has already “discredited” mainstream media in the eyes of his followers, so whatever they say about fact-checking is only further proof it is the media, not the President, that needs to be checked.
When it’s ultimately proven the wiretapping never took place, so what? He didn’t say it under oath, he said it on Twitter. He can’t be impeached for that. His followers will still believe it happened and the media is covering it up.
Trump wins. While even former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and some Republican leaders are lambasting Trump for his outrageous statements, the President marches on quickly with support of Republicans, laughing all the way. Wiretapping is old news. It’s old as soon as the New York Times or NBC focus on it, because while the focus is on that, the President who doesn’t care about the media continues with his extreme right-wing agenda with support from Republicans on the Hill.
This is a very clever political move that only a businessman, not a politician, could pull off. Since Trump enjoys the support of his many enthusiastic followers to whom he continues to speak with directly through Twitter as well as the Republican held Congress, distractions benefit his cause.
As he stated during the election campaign, “No publicity is bad publicity.” The media is playing right into his hand. This is all good for Trump. The false wiretapping claim works in his favor, not against him.
For better or for worse Donald J. Trump is not going away.
Much to the chagrin of the Democratic party and half the country, it is unlikely Trump will be impeached or somehow replaced before the end of his term in office. The era of Trump has begun. The world has changed. Much.
Yes, we all know the President has made outrageous statements and unverified claims before, during and after the election campaign, an￼d he will obviously continue to do so into the foreseeable future. That’s not going to stop. Neither will his conservative agenda.
Trump is making progress toward fulfilling many if not most of his campaign promises. To his supporters he is a dream-come-true President that is standing up for what many Americans have wanted all along. On the other side, to those who will be negatively impacted, he is a nightmare.
Be prepared. The dark side of the Force has awakened.
Did you know, you must pay a tax if you watch TV in England? Even if you use rabbit ears or watch TV on your computer you have to pay this tax, but if you have no TV you don’t have to pay. I don’t know how they know if you have a TV or watch TV on your computer.
Speaking of which, some insurance companies offer less expensive automobile insurance for good drivers, but everyone, nonetheless, has to have automobile insurance. People don’t say, “Why do I have to have any at all? I never have accidents.” You just have to have it.
Similarly, people should have to have health insurance, both the young and healthy and the old and infirm. Young, healthy people shouldn’t be able to opt out because they never go to a doctor. Think of it like automobile insurance. You drive a car, you have to have insurance. You live in the United States, you have to have the insurance.
Seen from that perspective, affordable health care would be more affordable, because in reality it’s the people who don’t need the health care that are paying the benefits for those who do. The young are taking care of their elders. It’s not supposed to be the young don’t care for the elderly, because one day they will be elderly.
If we could simply implement that one idea, then call it what you like, Affordable Care Act, Obama Care, Trump Kick out Obama Care and put in Trump Care (same difference), if everyone had it, that would make it good for everyone. Wouldn’t it?