Tonight, we will hear our beloved leader address a joint session of Congress for the first time. The biggest question is are we going to hear anything about real policies, or are we going to be subjected to another campaign speech?
Yesterday we heard him ramble on and on about things that matter, but don’t matter. He told us to his great surprise “no one knew how complex health care was”. Well, it seems that everyone except him knew how complex health care is. Why does he think the Republicans cannot come up with a replacement? Because they can’t think of anything better.
Then he told us that his budget will increase defense spending by $54 billion. He claims that he will cut other budgets like the State Department and the EPA to get the money. Only, there is a small problem with his budget. Before he can increase defense spending, he has to have Congress repeal the sequester bill.
The sequester bill is the law. And, you cannot get around it without repealing it first. There are no plans from what I have heard that anyone in Congress wants to repeal the sequester bill. Especially the deficit hawk Republicans in the House.
The other problem is simple arithmetic. Besides increasing the defense budget, he still wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. Plus, he wants to cut taxes, especially on the rich and corporations. So, he wants to increase spending by $1 trillion and $54 billion, cut revenue, and still not increase the deficit.
As you can probably figure out without using a calculator, that is simply not possible. But then, the only time Republicans are really interested in reducing the deficit is when Democrats control the White House. They doubled the deficit under Ronald Reagan. They raised the debt under George H. W. Bush. And, they doubled it again under George W. Bush.
Bill Clinton left office with a balanced budget that George W. Bush blew away. Even with the horrible economic mess that President Obama was left with, he was able to cut the annual deficit by over 50 percent by the time he left office. Now, we are looking at the deficit doubling again under another Republican president.
In six weeks in office we have seen nothing from this president or this Republican controlled Congress. All of the so-called “actions” this president has accomplished has done nothing for the people. They have only done something for the rich corporation buddies he has and hurt everyone else.
He has made it more difficult for first-time home buyers to get a home. He has been blocked with his first “Muslim ban” in the courts. He has made the health care industry so nervous, we don’t know if it will survive until he comes up with his “great plan”.
As a matter of fact, every single “plan” that Republicans have talked about will mean that up to 20 million people will lose their health care. Some “great plan”. The ACA helped millions of people actually get health care. Republicans don’t care if you “get” health care as long as they can say it is available which is not the same thing.
He has not created a single “new” job, nor did he save those 77,000 miner jobs he claims to have saved. But, he did make it much easier for coal mine owners to pollute the drinking water of the very miners he claims to loves so much and wants to help.
He has waged a war on our free press. According to him, if you write anything that is not flattering to him, you are involved in fake news. He refuses to talk about the scandal he created with the Russians. He has tried to get Intelligence Officials and the two chairmen of the committees who are supposed to be investigating the matter to say “there isn’t anything there”.
He had his propaganda minister check the cell phones of his staff to discover if anyone of them were part of the “leaks” from his administration. Imagine being called into the bosses office and told to hand over your phone so he can check who you were calling?
He and his administration have railed against non-existent terrorist attacks like the Bowling Green Massacre and the Sweden Terrorist attack, but ignores the anti-Muslim terrorist attacks going on right here at home.
Whenever he gives a speech to agencies, like the CIA, he brags about his “great victory in November” and calling it the “biggest landslide in history”. This is a man who seems to have a very hard time accepting victory. What is wrong with him?
So, tonight we will be forced to sit through another rambling speech from our beloved leader. I cannot believe that he is going to be very positive as his team says he will. He wasn’t very positive in his inauguration speech.
I have very serious doubts that he can actually give a serious policy driven speech. I also have very serious doubts that he even knows what a serious policy speech is. I cannot imagine him speaking for more than 10 minutes without telling us how wonderful he is. That is not policy, that is campaign.
This administration and Republican Congress have been too busy setting up fall-guys for when their plan fails rather than actually doing anything. They are trying to blame the media. They are trying to blame the Democrats. They are trying to blame the American people who are protesting against them.
They are trying everything they can to fix blame, but they aren’t doing anything of substance. Hell, yesterday trump accused President Obama for organizing the protests against his administration.
Even if we get a policy speech tonight, I am willing to bet that it will be rambling and will not have very many specifics, if any. He will ramble on and on in his usual terrible speaking manner, and in the end Republicans will call it the best speech ever given on the House Floor. The rest of America will be left scratching their heads wondering what the hell he said.
The U.S. military is the best and the most powerful fighting force on the face of the planet. We spend about $600 billion on defense ever year. Yet, trump wants you to believe it is depleted. And, he is willing to blow up the budget to prove it.
He says that this budget will be a Security and Public Safety budget. Yet, from what I see, the environment and clean water and air are part of Public Safety. Yet, he is willing to cut the budget to safeguard them.
The budget that trump will pass on to Congress will be full of giveaways to the rich. Full of giveaways to corporations. And will have nothing for the average American. Many of us will lose our health care. We will all suffer from dirty air and water to save profits for the oil and coal companies. There will be no new jobs for those who need them. And, there will be no higher minimum wage to help Americans get by.
Whenever someone tells you that they are going to grant “tax credits” to help you, they are lying. The working poor will gain no benefit from “tax credits” only the upper class gains from “tax credits”. Think about it, if you don’t make enough money today to pay income taxes, what the fuck will tax credits do for you? Nothing!
Sorry folks, but don’t look for anything to help the average American in tonight’s speech. You are not part of trump’s or the Republican’s agenda. Rather, you are a hinderance to their agenda.
And, the shirts keep marching along.