Trump’s Mouth, Our Money

During his State of the Union speech, Donald J. Trump adamantly declared that while he is President America will never be a socialist country. Well, depending on your definition of socialism, what he was suggesting is more dogma and political slogan and less truth.

The meaning of socialism is clear: a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates for the means of production, distribution, and exchange being owned or regulated by the community. Maybe that is why President Trump was so nervous about following through on the Defense Production Act. Trump said he was invoking the power in response to predictions that the nation’s medical system will run out of masks, ventilators and hospital beds. During a press briefing however, he claimed to have signed the act to use as a threat rather employing the power and benefit of this act to help the nation. Could his resistance be based on his fear of criticism by the far-right conservatives? Shameful, if true.

When peoples’ health and welfare are at risk, the government should take control of the production and distribution of materials that can make a difference. This lack of respect for the positive benefits of federal control and the productive use of socialism keeps Trump and his administration from doing the right things. He simply changes his tune when he gets harsh criticism, rather than surveying the facts and making a reasonable, responsible, rightful decision. Trump admitted that he has not called former presidents because he believes they have nothing to teach him. He truly holds his judgement above any other human being, even experts in the health and medicine disciplines about which he is so obviously clueless.

Senate approves historic $2 trillion stimulus deal

United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

In a remarkable sign of overwhelming bipartisan support for the legislation, the vote was unanimous – 96-0.  Keep in mind that it’s not only our money but also our kids’ and grandkids’ money. They will be paying for this package long after we are gone. As of February 2020, the US debt was $23.3 trillion. Under the Trump presidency, we’ve added $990 billion every year. This new Act will increase that annual debt by $3 trillion. Whatever promise Trump had made about GDP percentages and ridding America of its debt was total bullshit, or maybe he just doesn’t understand how monetary systems and economics work. You choose.

We have decided to make loans to small businesses and bailouts for larger companies like airlines as well as direct payments to the families that need help right now. We have redistributed the federal bank’s reserves in order to keep the country moving toward more positive results. We get why Donald Trump is on TV transmitting his desires, aspirations and hopes to the public, but he must be careful not to create a bigger problem. He cannot endorse certain drugs by name. That causes panic buying of the meds or misuse that has already caused death. Our idiot-boy president is not a chemist or medical expert so he should just SHUT UP about cures.

Yes, giving checks to families making less than $150K per year is a good idea for the morale of the nation and a positive way to help people in this time of need. It will help people pay rent and buy groceries, but there are few places one can spend the cash for frivolous entertainment or luxury items. Most of those kinds of businesses are closed. Yes, online sales will happen but even Amazon is delaying deliveries of non-essential items.

This redistribution of the wealth of our nation might have to continue for a while. We may have to come back and borrow more money for the citizens of America. The harsh reality that Donald Trump faces has nothing to do with his re-election, it’s all about keeping people safe and alive. Any evidence that he has been making decisions solely for economic reasons will eventually be held against him. He’s marketing himself as a wartime president, but that’s just more hype to make himself look important. Thank goodness we aren’t in a real war; nuclear bombs would likely have already been used.

We all want the same thing. We all want this virus to go away. We can discuss when it’s all safe to get back to normal. We can argue about when this can happen, but after his seeing his actions and hearing his words, it’s clear that Donald J. Trump should not be the one to make this vital decision. He is unqualified and lacking the wherewithal to digest the facts and make a sound judgement about when getting back to normal is safe. The idea of making a fixed date a goal is not bad in business and buildings, but with people’s lives on the line we need more reasoned, responsible thinking.

We will get through this together. That is a good mantra and saying because it makes us feel better and keeps us moving with hope toward a better time. What comes out of Donald Trump’s small-round mouth is not well thought out. He rarely says the right things and his poorly constructed sentences must be repaired and explained by staffers after he speaks. One Trump supporter agreed with me that the press briefings run too long and have too much material that isn’t important to most American families. Why does it take 90 minutes to lay out what has been done and suggest what the public should be doing during this crisis? The minutia and details are defensive grandstanding with little practical use by the public. Just come out and tell us the latest, keep it short, then get back to thinking about your next golf game.

It’s okay to use socialism to help people. We have learned that rock singer Jackson Browne and Prince Charles in the UK have the coronavirus. They probably don’t need a bailout, but they may need ventilators. Why isn’t Trump taking over companies that can manufacture them and ramping up production? He’s okay with letting companies volunteer their help. “Volunteer” is a funny word; they are stepping up to get an order. Trump admires that but doesn’t have the guts to be a real “war president.” Too bad we have this bumbling buffoon right now when what we desperately need is a true leader.

New Book About America

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

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