Mark Twain once said, “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” I disagree. It is one of our most valuable rights but many individuals don’t exercise the right to vote. They are turned off! There are three types of people. Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wander what happened. Voters make things happen when they are informed and act on knowledge. America is in trouble and we need to pay attention to the facts and issues at hand.
Nationally, the key issues are fighting the growing terrorism threats, getting illegal immigration and our borders controlled, freeing our economy of burdensome regulations, cutting the world’s highest corporate income taxes, and returning us to a competitive private healthcare model.
First, President Obama has not, in his eight years, signed a balanced budget. Elected politicians operate our federal government in a cavalier manner with annual deficits, threats to shut down our federal government and then use stop-gap continuing resolutions. On top of that, America’s debt ($19+ trillion) continues to mount - our country is in financial turmoil. Our leaders are forced to rely on heavy borrowing to meet underfunded promises. This is a vicious cycle and ticking time bomb with severe financial and economic repercussions.
Second, legal immigration historically has been and should always be our calling card because we are a nation of immigrants as one large mosaic of assimilated people, but our borders are like a sieve. If you legally enter to the U.S. and assimilate into the American culture - you are welcome. If you don’t enter legally, be prepare to return home. However, I don’t see the ability to deport 11 million people. Those who are here illegally and/or with children born here….we should find a way to offer them legal status.
Third, don’t depend on the media for unbiased information. The Mainstream media have shown their favoritism for the liberal agenda and their reporting is biased and unfair. Respected media used to be considered the 4th branch of government - as our watchdog, but no more. They cannot be trusted any more than Hillary. Bernie Sanders (and Trump) shattered Hillary’s make believe establishment’s consensus candidacy and proved America is ready for a new direction from an outsider. One who demonstrates no favoritism to special interest groups.
Fourth, just as there is Bush fatigue there is Clinton fatigue. A lot of Democratic faithful’s are on the outs with their leadership - their party has left them. The Democrat party is in the midst of an ongoing internal civil war between Sanders and Clinton supporters. They now know Hillary for her dishonesty and scandals: pay-for-play Clinton foundation, email purging, Travelgate, Whitewater, and our murdered Benghazi Americans.
Her domestic record is as bad as her international one. When she was elected to the U.S. Senate, she promised 200,000 new jobs in upstate N.Y. When she left in 2009 that area had a net loss of 8,000 jobs! * (Andrew Stein, Democrat, WSJ, 09/21/16)
Recently, CBS reporter, Scott Pelley asked her, whether she always tells the truth? In a straight face said that she “does her best to level with the American people.” What? She evades, lies, and misrepresents with impunity. Hillary is the personification of the establishment and status quo. Hillary’s endless drama, interminable scandals, constant lies, blatant cronyism and corruption, incessant conflicts of interest will be her undoing. If she is elected, you should expect misuse of government powers.
Fifth, the recent Recession was a wake-up call to everyone. The financial system froze and nearly collapsed. Job creation stagnated, real estate values plummeted, incomes and net worth declined drastically, and lending became more difficult. Both parties need to hold Wall Street (ex. Wells Fargo) accountable, end corporate welfare and crony capitalism, and junk those one-sided trade deals. During the 1992 Presidential race, Ross Perot continually talked about how NAFTA would result in manufacturing jobs going to Mexico and overseas… well he was correct. Manufacturing jobs in America and Delaware are at an all-time low.
Donald Trump is not a savvy politician – that is clear. But you have a candidate not beholden to any major donors or corporate puppeteers. Washington insiders do not understand him, cannot control him, and fear his advent. So what do they do? They attack him. Beyond terrorism and illegal immigration, education choice for all, and bringing jobs back home we have only one candidate with real life experience in job creation who is an outsider. Some folks tell me they are worried about his tone. Really?
I appreciate Donald’s tone on issues of importance to America and I trust the world will expect and see a stronger negotiator and leader…for a change. He is for rebuilding the military which has been nearly decimated under Obama and Hillary by dangerous cuts and sequestration. Military morale is at an all-time low. Donald will be a strong supporter of Israel. He is for strong pro-growth policies like reducing the marginal and corporate tax rates. I believe voters are ready to “Make America Great Again.”
*Information gleaned from the internet, Andrew Stein, Manhattan NY borough President WSJ 09/21/16; Armageddon 2016 by, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann; Delaware Business Roundtable Aug 2015 Report by Michael C. Genest and Brad D. Williams & Capital Matrix Consulting– Delaware’s Structural Budget Problem: