Everyone I know who voted for this guy believes him. For the life of me, I don't know why.
After last nights speech, which essentially was nothing but flirting with the American people and giving them a bunch of empty promises.
Today, I would bet that Joe the Plumber is enjoying his morning coffee, high on Donald Trumps words, even though @realdonaldtrump's actions say something different.
Arming the world and keeping up with the status quo of having 800 military bases in 70 countries has
Trump also has said he plans to slash foreign aid in order to offset the military spending. So far that's just domestic cuts, like the State Department, We still will give billions to Israel, Jordan, Pakistan and the list goes on and on. Israel and Egypt receive $3.1 billion annually. Because that makes America great again...somehow.
Let's move along to Jeff Sessions. After Trumps campaign promises to let states deal with medical and recreational Marijuana, Sessions signed on for more of the same failed Drug War policies from a century ago, continuing on with prohibition. Why? Because Trump is a big fan of private prisons and we need them to be stocked with prisoners at all times. Legalized weed, could mean millions in revenue for states budgets won't happen despite the successes of Colorado and Washington State. Let's make prison great again.
Let's talk about Trumps Yuuuuge plans for heathcare, he says he's going to help with tax credits and get this; Health Savings Accounts, also known as Pay For It Your Own Damn Self Accounts, it's a joke! Half of the country is in poverty, living paycheck to paycheck, they can't afford to save anything. So what Trump is promising is more of the same, without a mandate. He's not going to make heathcare great again. It's not going to happen. the GOP Bozo's haven't come up with a thing in 8 years of their useless repeal votes.
So Trump is going to build, not a Great Wall, but, a "great, great wall" I am not so sure it's to keep immigrants out or maybe to keep us in! I can't even imagine how bad it is in other countries, that coming to America is a great idea.
I have researched immigrating to other countries. Every country I have looked at all have means testing in order to be able to immigrate to their country. You either have to be highly skilled with advanced degrees or you have to show you have a job waiting for you or other income requirements. My gripe with immigration is that we should have the same expectations for the people who want to immigrate here. We are the only country I know of who will take anyone. America was great when we had the room and resources for everyone to be able to come here and were able to maintain themselves, however, we are still living with the fantasy of, "back in the day" when we ripped off and killed the Native American population, taking their land that immigrants settled on and built a life (at others expense.) This faulty narrative is still with us and unfortunately with half the country in poverty, most Americans are having a very hard time in this economy. This is where the confusion comes in with immigration. It's the paranoia of so-called "terrorists" from 9/11 (don't get me started with how all that went down) that get in.
China and India. Illegal immigrants are money makers for, private prisons.. (My post about Vice President Dan Quayle's Private Prison investments)
Mexican's made up 54% of unauthorized immigration. So that's a yuuuuge money maker for prisons. Did you know Mexico has an immigration problem? It's American retirees, Mexico has means testing, that means if you want to retire there and have enough of a pension, you are welcomed. Otherwise, not so much. I just wonder how many people actually got into Canada after Trump got elected?
Go ahead and build a wall @realdonaldtrump, so far his Immigration Executive Order is a fail. I suspect almost everything else in his speech will be one too. The GOP hasn't done a damn thing in the last 8 years and don't get me started with the Democrat white wearing suffragette BS. What does that actually do? NOTHING. Both those parties are the problem, that's how we got to Trump. I guess everyone can just continue with the bread and circus of Donald Trumps speech, but it was vague on how he is actually going to do anything, except just keep the same rackets going that aren't going to do anything to make America great again.
|Attributed to Fox News|