This was supposed to be a blog about how the Trump presidency will handle the pension crisis in this country but after much googling I found nothing out there…..which is what voters should really be mad about.
I voted ‘NO’ on three public questions, one of which I thoroughly understood, and left without voting for any candidate on the ballot for reasons I previously went into. I expected a Clinton win because most others did based on irrational prejudices as magnified in the media of their choice. So now that Trump has won by coin-flip essentially we have anger as people feel betrayed by the process. That anger is misplaced as Trump may well….
- Reform Social Security and Medicare as the linchpin of a plan to manage a $20 trillion debt;
- Initiate campaign finance reforms where candidates no longer get paid $200,000 for speeches (either before or after they provide the services); and
- Repeal bad trade deals and bring back manufacturing jobs.
The problem is that nobody knows when, how, or even whether any of this will get done because these real issues were never discussed in a manner even approaching intelligent discourse. Perhaps if they had been and people had understood what they were voting for then one candidate would have shown to be better qualified. We don’t know since all we are left with is a process yielding entertainment of questionable value and eventually leaving us all to speculate……or fume.