Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Warning - Political Post

You heard it straight from the man's mouth.   Things couldn't be better and the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.   Well, not quite so true.  The U.S. seems to be struggling with immigration both legal and illegal, the stock market, tax reform, severe drug addiction, terrorism threats, and wages.

None of the above have been resolved by either the Democrats or Republicans.  I'm sure you were expecting me to rip the Republican party to pieces but I really see no difference between the two.  The system is antiquated, relies on the electoral college to elect a president, and hasn't seen bipartisanship in ages.  Many Americans were amazed to find out that the electoral college overrides the popular vote.  The electoral college has been in place since 1787 and was originally called the Virginia Plan.  

Immigration reform has been in the process since 1985.  What does that say?  The two-party system doesn't work very well or they would have reached an agreement by now.  It also says that politicians have decided that their positions and salaries, along with kickbacks and lobbying fees, are much more valuable than the populous at large.   Their indecisiveness has created a population of 12 million illegals living in the country.   There are pros and cons to the issue.   As everyone knows that if they were removed from the country there would be severe underemployment which is not good for an economy.  I have to admit that although I live in Mexico and support my country I think that the U.S. has the right, under certain conditions, terms and laws, to deport the majority of illegals.  That said, no one ever did anything about the issue.  Big government is to blame and I have always said that we need to reduce government.  Let the natural laws take hold such as eliminating minimum wage.

For any of you who have traveled to other countries, you well know that everyone loves their country or at least the majority of its population.   If not, ships would be lining up to get into the greatest country in the world.  For me, Mexico is a great country.  Some of you readers live here and travel here.  If it were so bad, dangerous, and overall an undesireable place to live this wouldn't be true. Why some of my own family members, the majority, have never even visited and some never will for whatever reason they choose.  That's a mentality issue and lack of education.

Drug addiction in the U.S. has been blamed on Mexico and South America.  Absurd.  No one has been forced to use or take drugs.   There are many reasons people do drugs and if the last year is any indication, one might think that it is a conspiracy or plot being carried out by other nations or a covert group looking to take over the country.  I could believe that as we have Trudeau, Trump and Peña Nieto in North America and it could very well be a plot by the infamous Chinese to take over North America and shove their cheap and worthless products  on them.   Tongues in cheek I'll leave that for another post.  China bombs if you're an rver!

I could go on but I'll leave you with some facts about Trump's infactual facts along with visuals.

Trump even falls short in comparison to Barack Obama’s first year. The S&P 500 gained about 33.3 percent from inauguration through Jan. 29 under Obama, compared with 25.5 percent under Trump.
Only about 50 percent of Americans own stocks directly or through retirement funds, according to a Gallup survey. And most of the value in stocks is held by the top 10 percent.  This is an indication that very few Americans actually have a 401K.

Trump once again takes credit for something that began to happen before his presidency. Wages have been on an upward trend since 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and in fact their growth slowed during the first year of Trump’s presidency.

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