“Oh, what fools these mortals be.” Puck from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, by William Shakespeare.
We have shown the world that hate, racism, disunity, misogyny and fear rule our once great country.
(announcer speaking) Welcome to the new recession brought to you by Trump bankruptcies. We’ve got 6, lets do it to the country.
Yes, you could say I’m bitter about this election. I expected so much more from the American people than this. I expected them to be smarter than the lies trump spread and to reject the hate, racism and misogyny he spewed during his entire campaign.
What a let down.
What is more frightening is that Clinton won by the people’s vote but didn’t get the electoral votes she needed to grind trump into the ground. What happened? No one is sure……yet.
The latest to chime in is the ACLU. They state that his immigration deportation plan violates the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments. They plan to take him to court over it.
Trump won by telling people what they wanted to hear. He won by scaring the crap out of people. He won by lying and distorting the truth. He won by making promises that he may not be able to keep.
He says he’s going to cut taxes on corporations and the richest 1%. Currently, corporations and the top earners in this country pay 34% in taxes. Trump wants to cut that down to 19%. That’s a loss of 15% of tax revenue.
Now, think about this……who is going to pay for it? Who is going to pick up that 15% loss of revenue?
Who? You will. I will. Every working person in this country will pay with higher taxes because trumps trickle down theory doesn’t work and never has.
I am convinced there will be a new recession. Why? Because trump wants to get rid of half a dozen trade agreements and certain tariffs. Trade agreements with other countries benefit everyone as do tariffs. To eliminate these agreements and raise tariffs is not always in this countries best interest. Ask any economist about the necessity of trade agreements and getting along with other countries. Not to mention putting a 45% tariff on goods from China (and a 35% tariff on goods from Mexico) will raise prices HERE for goods we buy every day.
He wants to do away with the nuclear accord with Iran. Every single expert in our country and in the Middle East agrees that getting rid of that agreement would be dangerous for the world. The only redeeming factor here is that trump would have to stay out of it since we weren’t the only major country to sign the nuclear accord.
He wants to do away with the Climate Change Accord that every technologically advanced country agreed to. Why? Because he thinks China “made it up”. Plus, he owns stocks in oil and gas companies and has been loaned millions by a Saudi sheik. Is this serving American interests? No. But it is certainly serving trump.
He wants to do away with NATO. That leaves the field wide open for Putin to take back all the countries that regained their independence after glasnost.
And let’s not forget ISIS, or daesh as I prefer to call them. They’re happy trump got elected. He’s their new poster boy for the downfall of America. They have learned how to use social media to their advantage and have advocated for trump. And trump, with his anti-Islamic rhetoric, played right into their hands. Inciting the hate and bigotry that daesh needs to survive and become stronger.
You see, daesh paid attention to his words. And he played right into their hands. And Putin’s.
And what about his temperament. Venal, egotistical, vengeful, easily angered, spoiled rotten, uncaring about what he says, disrespectful….these are just a few of the things I saw come out of trump during the last 20 months of the campaign. He ran a hate filled, fear filled, campaign and pandered to those with the most to lose if he won.
His first 100 days are going to be spent ripping down any progress we’ve made toward healthcare for everyone, equal pay and more.
This is not what a president should be.