If I had ever used the excuse to my parents that Trump’s National Security Agency Director (Admiral Michael S. Rogers), Director of National Intelligence (Daniel Coats), or Attorney General (Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions), used for not answering questions posed by the Senate Oversight Committee on Intelligence, (“I don’t feel like it”), I wouldn’t have been able…
Underneath the hyper-partisanship currently infecting the United States, is there a deeper, fundamental lack of morality in its economics and politics? Is it something new or has it been glossed over since our separation from England? There is, of course, our obsession with winning, which is on blatant display if you ever get sucked into…
Imagine the Southwest or Southeast powerless for all of July or August. Tens of thousands could die. Billions of dollars would be lost in wages, grocery inventories, retail. Same would be true with the Northeast or Midwest for all of February. It would be the Mother of All Recessions. Distribution networks, airlines, trucking, would all be in chaos. All because one political party wants to ensure that renewable energy doesn’t get a foothold against coal, nuclear, or fossil fuels that generate our life-preserving electricity. Gasoline, water, food become useless. All while the GOP governing party can seem to worry about are important issues like which bathroom we can use.
“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that President Trump presents the biggest threat to women’s progress we’ve seen in the last 50 years,” states Ms Farrell, whose group works for equal protection for women in law, in the workplace, and in schools. “Some of it is under the radar, and some of it is right in front of us. But what’s happening at the federal level is not only terrifying. It’s an outrage,” she says.
The hypocrisy at play here flows like volcanic lava : The man who has raged endlessly at the alleged surveillance of the communications of his aides (and potentially himself) will soon sign a bill that allows unrestrained sale of the personal information of any American using the internet. Apparently, the Trump administration and its allies in Congress value privacy for themselves over the privacy of the Americans who voted them into office. What is good business for powerful cable and phone companies is just tough shit for the rest of us as long as the GOP can maintain favored status come corporate donation time.
You even fashioned yourself as a modern day reincarnation of Emperor Maximus Ronaldo Reaganus. But even though Reagan was also old and used makeup on his hair to make himself look younger, he had one key quality that you don’t have: He knew what he didn’t know. And he had at least been the Governor of California, the sixth largest economy in the world, just ahead of France! All you have are failed, bankrupt businesses you started, pillaged, then filed bankruptcy leaving investors to pay your bills.
Admittedly, neither of you nor Ronny Raygun ever knew shit about macroeconomics, and both of you fashioned yourselves as macro-managers who didn’t need to get buried in the details of things like laws, policies, rules, selling arms to Iran contras, etc. But President Reagan was at least smart enough not to get indebted to the Russian communists and was confident enough to accept that he needed experts to lean on who were familiar with how to get things done in Washington.