If you were wondering who is in charge of the White House, after yesterday you must still be wondering. Besides that, I am wondering if the entire White House staff have a combined IQ of about 15.
Yesterday was a perfect example of just what we are in for during the next 4 years. Chaos, stupidity, and danger. There was so much going on it is hard to actually write about it. But, let’s try. However, I will leave the big part for last.
Did you know that there are two famous people in England with very similar names? One is Theresa May. The other is Teresa May,. According to a White House briefing memo, the White House is expecting Teresa May to visit today.
Only, they are not expecting Teresa May today, they are expecting Theresa May. If you wonder what the difference is, Theresa May is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Teresa May is an English porn star.
Now, this may sound silly to even discuss this issue, but it displays that no one in the White House even proofs these memos before being put out. They don’t seem to get it that what they say and write is seen by the entire world and is a reflection on our country. It is true that once the error was pointed out to them, they changed it, but that is not the point. The point is they are sloppy and don’t seem to care. Let’s hope trump doesn’t confuse the two today and try to kiss May on the lips.
Then, we have a former transition member confess that trump and his administration is planning to severely cut the EPA staff and budget. The one agency we have that is responsible to insure our clean air and water is the first to be cut because trump doesn’t believe we need clean air and water if it hurts fossil fuel companies profits. Additionally, even though he and his children were signatories on a letter from several famous people and business people a few years back explaining how horrible climate change would be to the country and the planet, he now doesn’t believe it is real.
Then there is the issues of his executive orders. Did you know that he never ran these orders past anybody but his staff? Meaning that he got no guidance from members of congress, congressional staff who specialize in helping draft these orders, or any expert in law. Meaning, these executive orders may have a slew of problems and may even be unconstitutional because of how poorly they are written. I mean, I have read some of them and they are more confusing than anything I have ever read. Lots of words and very little meaning.
Finally we have the Berlin Wall and the example of the “great negotiator” in action. We have been told over and over and over until we are sick of hearing it, that trump is the greatest negotiator we have ever seen. All I can say about that is hahahahahahahaha.
One of the first orders he signed was to start building his Berlin Wall. And, true to form he has stuck to his plan to make Mexico pay for it. Only Mexico says they won’t pay for it. And, when the President of Mexico sad so, trump tweeted that if that was their attitude maybe the meeting between their President and him should be delayed.
Then the President of Mexico said he told the trump team that he was cancelling the meeting and he was not coming. Basically, he told trump to take his wall and shove it up his ass along with the bill. In typical trump lying fashion, trump then tweeted that it was a “mutual cancelling” of the meeting.
Later on a flight from Philadelphia where trump met with his version of his politburo, his Press Secretary told the press on the plane that we would place a 20 percent import tax on everything coming in from Mexico to pay for the wall.
Then, a couple of hours later, they backtracked on that idea and Spicer said it was only one of several options they were considering. Later in the West Wing, trump was ambushed by a reporter asking “what about that 20 percent”. He actually seemed surprised and asked “what 20 percent”?
Our great negotiator has been ranting about taxing imports, especially from Mexico for years as his plan to make companies return to the U.S. from Mexico. Which proves that he doesn’t know a damn thing about business.
Let me be as clear about this as I can. Besides breaking an international treaty, imposing import taxes on products coming into the country WILL NOT HURT THE COMPANY. IT WILL HURT YOU AND OUR ECONOMY!
Let me use cars as an example. Every single car made in the U.S. by our three big auto makers get parts from every part of the world. So, let us say that some parts come from Mexico. When trump places his import tax on imports from Mexico, those part prices will increase. Therefore, the price for that nice shiny new car will also increase. The automaker will not pay the tax, you will pay the tax.
That goes for everything you buy. When you go to WalMart to purchase your cheap clothes made in Mexico, they will cost more. When you buy your new television it will cost more. The companies that make the products won’t give a shit either. They are not going to come running back to the U.S. because they won’t be losing any money with the import taxes, you will.
Then, when you stop buying things because the price keeps going up with the trade war he will unleash, they will start laying off American workers not overseas workers. See, they pay less in overseas markets for labor than in the U.S. so they will cut the top earners, not the low earners.
As one business analyst said on television the other day, car manufacturers like making cars in Canada because they don’t have to provide health insurance to their workers because of Canada’s Universal Health Car plan. So what makes you think any import taxes will make companies run to us? They won’t, they will just cut U.S. jobs and we will face another recession.
That is what the Great Negotiator is going to unleash on his own country. But, he doesn’t care because it won’t affect him. And, he is not interested you. Only, he will find out that you don’t like him very much anymore.
This is what happens when a president decides to tweet his negotiations instead of listening to experts who know what to do and how to handle problems like this. Then again, since almost all of the top career civil servants in the State Department are either resigning or being fired by trump, there aren’t any real experts for him to listen to.
The purge going on at the State Department is astounding. He is forcing out some of the best and most experienced foreign policy experts we have. He isn’t going to have any seasoned foreign policy experts left. These are non-partisan experts who have served our country for decades in some cases, and he doesn’t want them around. But, Stalin was Bannon’s hero, so it is no wonder that such purges are taking place under trump.
The irony is that his chief strategist, Steve Bannon told the press yesterday to “just shut up”. He even went so far as to call them “opposition”. Very Stalinesque. It is trump who should “just shut up and listen” to someone other than the brainless Bannon.
All I can say is when the shit hits the fan Americans will begin to hurt again. And, you won’t have a clear thinker like Barak Obama to bail us out again. We will see things go from bad to worse to worst. And all the while, trump, his family, his cronies, the Republican Politburo, and the top 1 percenters will be laughing all the way to their Swiss Bank Accounts. Our banks will collapse and we will lose even more.
If trump goes through with his so-called economic plan, we all face another economic collapse. This time probably leading to a full on depression with over 25 percent unemployment. But, don’t worry, the Republican Politburo will surely cut unemployment insurance to help “save” the budget deficits.
And, it will all start because the “greatest negotiator in the universe” failed miserably with one of our closest allies in Mexico. As Bugs Bunny would say: “What a moroon”.