Monday, July 24, 2017

FDR, Truman, and Trump: Historical Impact on the Country Today and Tomorrow

1933-1937; 1945-1953; January 2017 – Until God Knows When

DEMS vs. GOPers and “their different policy deals” for the country over the years:
1.  FDR offered the country in very dire times A New Deal and it worked.
2.  Harry Truman offered the country A Fair Deal and it could have worked, except for GOPers in Congress who blocked everything and hence he labeled them, and rightly so: The Do Nothing Congress. Boy, does have the same ring today with this all GOP-run Congress.

3.  Donald J. Trump offers 
Art of the Deal and the country now knows what that is. Sadly, he has an all-GOP Congress who is not doing squat to fix anything or help in anyway except by sitting on their collective hands stuck on stupid as noted below.

4.  The DEMS now offer 
A Better Deal if the country gets behind them.
Here is a very good rundown on the DEM-GOP divide can be seen here from the Washington Post just before the November 2016 election, wherein Donald J. Trump won – and we know a lot of has transpired since.
Classic Trump “con game” scheme in his own words:I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.”

Now this update from the all GOP-run House: Less discussion since Trump’s inauguration but, in March, Trump asked for
$4.1 billion in funding for the border wall through 2018 (re: Mick Mulvaney, Director of the White House OMB).
Then two months later, Trump scaled back that by $2.5 billion to $1.6 billion.
Mulvaney said it wasn’t as drastic, saying: “That’s not the whole funding for the border security this year, this is just additional money. And, we’ll be able to use that money on things like maintenance on the existing wall — infrastructure, roads, bridges, gates, technology, lighting — things that will have a material impact on border security this year.” 

Now the House proposes the $1.6 billion for next FY.

My Input: Trump has no shame, yet remains shameless on this con-man approach to a very serious issue and he expects us to swallow it hook, line, and sinker. That’s his style, his MO and as I said, the con game.
His record on all this is clear and cannot be disputed — at least with a straight face.
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