Trump Rage

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.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by steve on November 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Have faith we are all in the same boat—-Trumps demeanor is a little strange for our liking but his new york attitude is first you have to use a bat to get their attention-I am sitting back waiting for phase two——ps– I once worked for his father fred, many years ago in bklyn

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  2. I agree: we’ll just have to see what, if anything, he does; there’s essentially nothing in the public domain to give us much of a hint. We do know that he’s got a track record of restructuring debt and has talked openly about ‘making a deal’ on the federal debt, so this suggests he may be inclined to also ‘make deals’ (haircuts) on pension liabilities.

    To be fair, Hillary’s people’s only concern about the pension crisis appears to have been that their private-equity cronies (and not the other team) get their turn at the spigot: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/35238

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  3. Posted by George on November 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    A rhetorical tool to scare people: Home Prices

    Does public pension funding affect where people move?
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/does-public-pension-funding-affect-where-people-move-2016-11-09?reflink=zacks

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  4. Posted by Anonymous on November 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Will Trump work well with Republicans who do not trust him. Infrasture projects will add 1Trillion dollars to the national debt. Where will the steel come from for these proposed projects, China? Please advise who in his campaign staff was in constant contact with officials in Russia and China? Will any of these communicators become a part of the new Trump Administration, wouldn’t daily communications be treason?

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