Looking Forward to Trump.

As I've mentioned oncet or twicet, to me, politics isn't a game.  There are good and bad things that can happen, depending on the outcome, whether it be governorships, the presidency, the House, Senate, and more.  REAL people are affected, and sometimes it can be life and death.  So I'm not satisfied with Trump winning, although it's a great start.  I know he'll do better than Obama, but that's not, in itself, saying a lot.  There's not a limbo guy in the world that can slide under the low bar that Barack Obama has set.  I'm looking for a higher bar to be raised, and I'm confident Trump can do it.  Anyyyywayyyy, here are some things I'm REALLY looking forward to in a Trump administration (in no particular order).

 

Deregulation.  Obama's desire to control everything has business owners, large and small, going nuts.  Whatever happened to the free market?  No one knows more than Trump how stupid regulations can up the costs, and delay development.  I'm tired of bureaucrats telling others what to do.  Either PASS A LAW, or get out of the way.

 

Confronting the media.  This, as some know, is a pet thing of mine.  For YEARS Republican "strategists" have been whining Oooooh, the media is biased, and we're just gonna have to live with it.  Not Trump.  He fights back, and the media babies cry, whine, and kick their feet.  GOOD!  When the Trump supporters confronted CNN at some of the rallies, the Clinton New Network acted like they've been physically assaulted.  You see, the deal is (according to them), is that they can say whatever they want and no one is to complain.  You, see, they are JOURNALISTS -- television journalists at that -- and quite above everyone, thank you very much.  I mean, many go on camera with makeup, and how impressive is THAT?  They can all kiss my backside.  Trump took on these preening a-holes, and WON!  About time someone listened to me!  If a moron is trying to stick it to you, you retaliate.  Right now, the media is having a fit, and I LOVE it!

 

Lower taxes.  This isn't brain surgery, rocket science, or whatever other tough thing there is out there that my aging brain can't come up with.  Liberals don't understand the difference between tax rates, and tax revenues.  Cut taxes, and you put more money in the pockets of people and especially business people.  The money is either put in the bank, spent, or invested.  The economy improves.  More jobs.  More taxpayers.  More money in the government coffers for libs to spend, if they can glom their collective hand(s) on it.  It may sound counterintuitive, but that's life.  Things are not always as they seem, as the expression goes.  For example, once companies have much lower tax rates, they'll be more likely to stay, hire more workers, and give better gifts at Christmas parties.  This is just a fact.  Our economy has been going virtually nowhere for eight years.  By this time next year, there should be REAL growth, and the left will claim that Trump was the beneficiary of the Obama recovery.  Idiots!

 

Help for vets, and a beefed up military.  When the VA scandal happened, the administration promised it would do something about it.  Nothing has happened.  Are you shocked they did nothing?  I bet not.  Obama has ALWAYS hated the military, so it's no surprise that he has systematically decimated it.  Trump will help our vets, and rebuild our military machine.  

 

Ending Obamacare.  Our president promised to reduce cost, remember?  Even HE knew it wouldn't happen.  Government has never reduce the cost of anything.  Ever.  Get rid of this monstrosity.  If this hurts the Obama "legacy", well, that's just a major BONUS!

 

Having a worker in the White House.  This is in Trump's DNA.  Being born into a certain degree of wealth does not mean you're going to be a workaholic.  Quite the opposite.  There's an incentive to loaf.  Trump never has.  He has worked tirelessly on his projects.  You could see this in his campaign, where he would visit two, three, or towards the end, FOUR cities, get a few hours of sleep, and start all over.  He might play an occasional round of golf, but even those will probably involve deal-making.  I love the idea of a president taking his job seriously, and really giving it his/her best.  During the campaign, Hillary would do one event a day, talk for twenty minutes, and go home.  I think she felt she was "entitled" to the office.  Think again, Hillster.

 

Special interests can take a hike.  'nuff said.

 

Pushing vouchers and charter schools.  Very popular in the black community, Trump will ignore the unions, and so-called black "leaders" and push for choice.  Liberals have no problem with allowing women to have the choice to kill their unborn babies, but let some poor black family try to get their kids into a better school, and that choice is spat on.  Trump will do what he can, to make some serious educational reform.  Bet on it.

 

Protecting the Second Amendment.  Gun owners were all going "Phew" when Hillary fell off her broom on November 8.  Trump understands that we don't have a "gun problem" in America.  We have a criminal problem.  Obama either didn't understand this, or chose to ignore it.  Whatever.  Liberals have always been soft on crime.  Trump won't be.

 

Immigration, here and abroad.  Somehow it is "racist" to enforce the laws of America.  What am I missing?  You don't come here, illegally.  I don't care about your color, religion, or anything else.  You don't break the laws of the United States of America, and not expect consequences.  These illegal idiots who say Ohhhhh, we pay taxes, and we're contributing to society.  BS!  To give an extreme example, serial killer Ted Bundy paid taxes, too, but that didn't give him a pass.  But Vegas, you're comparing illegals to serial killers.  You bet I am.  I'm not saying their crimes are comparable -- of course not! -- but I am saying that paying taxes doesn't give anyone immunity to prosecution or other penalties.  Get off your high horses, illegals, you might get nosebleed.  As far as allowing Muslims into the country, Trump understands that this is a pool, so to speak, of people who have a much larger percentage of individuals who want to harm us.  Even one percent is extremely dangerous.  Also, this group is from a culture, or cultures, that is not a fan of America.  When I read of Muslim Americans who "demand" Sharia law, and have sympathies for Isis, or "understand" why radical Muslims murdered those poor French people for publishing drawings of Muhammad, I get worried.  We are talking about an entirely different culture.  There's nothing "racist" about being cautious.  Besides, Trump's immigration policy is not racist.  Racist?  It's not racist.  If these leftist a-holes want to complain, call The Donald a Xenophobe.  He's not, but at least it fits SOME sort of narrative.

 

The Supreme Court.  Again, this list isn't in any particular order.  If it were, it would be higher up.  In any case, the future of the country rested on who gets to make this appointment.  I'm tired of laws passed by states, or the duly elected members of Congress, being struck down by justices of various courts.  Besides the SC, there are many other court appointments to be made.  Go for it, Donald!

 

And I be done.

 

 

 

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Comments (27)

  1. jaageet

    Good stuff. You should be President. Trump will do the job for you. Sit back and enjoy.

    December 05, 2016
  2. LovingLasVegas

    I’ll make it a point to do just that, thank you.

    December 05, 2016
  3. Munkyman

    Carter could have walked up right under Obama’s bar.

    December 05, 2016
    1. jaageet

      Carter was a good man which Obama is not.

      December 05, 2016
      1. Munkyman

        We’re not talking about good man we’re talking about good President & I remember the odd/even days & the economy Carter’s policies created with the help of a Democratically controlled Congress.

        December 05, 2016
        1. jaageet

          Can a bad man ever do good? A bad potato can never yield a good meal and likely kill you. A good potato at least can give us our fill.

          December 06, 2016
          1. Munkyman

            Oh yes a bad man can certainly do good, they do it all the time. Good people do bad things too, we’re not quite as simple as a potato & that bad potato can still yield good vodka.

            December 06, 2016
            1. jaageet

              You are a mortal monkey from the west and not the immortal monkey from the east. No wonder your wisdom is strange: bad man can do good, good man can do bad. Man can be woman and woman can be man. No up, no down. Free slaps for cisgendered straight-identified white men? God blessed America and Donald Trump will set this right.

              December 06, 2016
          2. Munkyman

            Where did the Immortal Monkey go for wisdom? It was not to the East.

            December 06, 2016
            1. jaageet

              The Immortal Monkey did not go anywhere for wisdom. That is why he was trapped in stone. Still is, as far as the story goes.

              December 06, 2016
            2. Munkyman

              The book I read chronicled his Journey West.

              December 06, 2016
  4. stevehayes13

    Trump needs to recognise that the corporate news media will remain his enemy. He needs to cut off their privileged access and maintain direct links to the people.

    December 05, 2016
    1. Munkyman

      Traditions related to the freedom of the press will not allow that & in our system, the press is equally protected alongside speech & religion. All of the press has to get equal access in the White House, he gets to choose who gets more access such as riding with him on Air Force 1. I definitely think he needs to use the direct link that served FDR & Reagan so well, that’s the best way for the President to create himself a friendly Congress. President appeals to the people directly, the people demand what they want from their Congress, Congress feels the motivation.
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      On a tangent attached to Trump suggesting that 2 regulations will have to go away for a new one to appear, I think Congress could spend 2/3 of their time for the next decade striking redundant, oppressive & obsolete regulations from the federal code.

      December 05, 2016
      1. stevehayes13

        Traditions are just the way others have done things – and no tradition lasts for ever. There is no Constitutional right for the press to have privileged access. Why would he invite his self declared opposition in?

        December 05, 2016
        1. Munkyman

          Same reason there’s an opposition party in your Parliament. The Press is the “official” opposition to the government, things are broken when they are working together. The press quits preforming it’s duty of oversight… our press has serious issues with honesty & partisanship, but it always has. The key difference now is the consolidation of media & the inundation of 24 hour news has turned a campfire & a stick into a nuclear pressure cooker. We can break up the media, we’ve done it before. It’s not so much privileged access, unless they’re invited along on AF1, they’re entitled to sit in the press pool. The President need never answer their question, but they have a Constitutional right to be in that room.

          December 05, 2016
          1. stevehayes13

            The press are NOT the opposition. That is NOT your Constitution. But you want to assert it is – OK please cite the article/amendment?

            December 05, 2016
            1. Munkyman

              The 1st Amendment guarantees the Press access to the government, that right has only been expanded as proof I cite the FOIA.
              As for where I find that to be the rationale for the press’s rights I find it in the writings of Jefferson, one of the chief proponents of the Bill of Rights.
              http://famguardian.org/Subjects/Politics/thomasjefferson/jeff1600.htm
              Forgive the source, anything you think may be taken out of context there can be readily read in whole at Monticello.org.

              December 05, 2016
            2. Munkyman

              Fact is the entire Bill of Rights establishes the rights of opposition & resistance to the federal government.

              December 05, 2016
            3. jaageet

              I am afraid you are right. The Press is guaranteed all the freedom it wants to chase the story and report it. Offering the Press a ride in Air Force One is a Presidential prerogative. Access to the President is a privilege, not a right.

              December 06, 2016
            4. jaageet

              Moreover, the press pool dogging the President and following him around has as much right as a bunch of ticks on a dog, fleas on a cat, and weeds on a lawn.

              December 06, 2016
  5. willsblog

    One of the first things that I hope Donald Trump can do once he gets into the WH is to eliminate/negate the ridiculous “executive orders” that Obama has forced on America. Secondly I hope that he does secure the border and allow immigration officers to do their job. Thirdly I agree that far too many “regulations” have been foisted off on Americans and American business and it’s choking the snot out of us and creating MORE unemployment. Last but certainly not least, I hope that Donald Trump tackles the myriad of corruption that has invaded our government under the Democrats.

    December 05, 2016
  6. LovingLasVegas

    I can not only agree with you, but just to say I’m excited!

    December 05, 2016
    1. jaageet

      Excitement is the word. We Americans are all in fast muscle cars on the Indy racetrack. Trump has removed the speed limit and is clearing the lanes of obstructions. He is the new pace car and we are revving our engines, churning up blue smoke and waiting for the lights to turn green. Get out of our way, Obama.

      December 05, 2016
  7. stevehayes13

    CNN accuse Trump of lying:

    https://mediamatters.org/video/2016/12/04/cnns-stelter-explains-danger-journalists-parroting-trumps-lies/214706

    December 05, 2016
  8. 29A

    “Our economy has been going virtually nowhere for eight years.  ”
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    The average GDP growth 2001-2008 is 4.63% annually.
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    The average GDP growth 2010-2015 is 3.79% annually.
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    But GDP growth has been on a downward trend.
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    1951 – 15.68
    1955 – 8.97
    1966 – 9.6
    1973 – 11.4
    1978 – 12.97
    1981 – 12.17
    1984 – 11.06
    1988 – 7.85
    2004 – 6.63
    2005 – 6.67
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    Imo, historical comparison is less relevant, because the underlying conditions have changed.
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    Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, on average, the world saw large GDP increases, the world economy began changing from an agrarian basis to a manufacturing, machine-labor, and mineral exploitation basis. [The relatively instantaneous amounts of energy that could be accessed through “fossil fuels”, was unprecedented. ]
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    On the heels of the Industrial Revolution was the globalization of world markets, especially regarding monetary loans to developing nations, being controlled by a small number of financial corporations.
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    Might you address the steady decline in GDP highs and averages, with regard to Market Efficiency Hypothesis.
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    Isn’t it like the $20 bill, found on the ground, while walking down the street?
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    The markets monetized the Industrial Revolution, and then globalization…even now the Internet monetizes brick-and-mortar establishments, such as Walmart.
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    Those were all proverbial $20 dollar bills, and the market has efficiently monetized them.
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    How many more $20 dollar bills are to be found where computers have basically maximized efficiencies, and spaces/resources available for exploitation are limited?

    December 06, 2016
    1. 29A


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      Imo, stlouisfed.org is a cool resource, although Google may be the better way to determine which particular series you wish. I used the basic Gross Domestic Product, and edited the graph so it would show percent change on an annual basis.
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      https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/GDP#0

      December 06, 2016
    2. 29A

      No news, is good news.

      December 18, 2016