I think Donald Trump has unique American street smarts – but is undone by the very people he trusts the most … an avaricious bunch for sure. So all you know-it-alls out there – you PhDs and the true geniuses at our universities might volunteer to help him. It came as no surprise to me that “TrumpCare” and almost anything premiering at the White House again failed for what seemed the umpteenth time. The mainstream media is attempting to blame the President for not pushing harder on American Citizens, yet it is his political party, the Republicans who will not go along. This could cost them more seats in State governments and in Congress than in 2018. It appears the media will somehow consistently slip the blame to Donald J. Trump no matter how many twists in their too-often loopy West Coast minds it takes to get there. In fact, it is most of the men and women around him who are far too weak to fight a Manhattan Bully and Donald Trump is one of them; the toughest breeds on earth. They fill the board rooms and private country clubs to the point of boredom with all.
If we have been right in the last twenty years it appears that since the near-fall of Fox News there is still television and Internet carrying the GOP banner, and the so-called Lefties that run the nation’s major news sources must have been ordered by God (in their dreams) to “finish” off the Trump team.
Blame should be placed directly on the ineffective leadership of the Senate and the House – so greed-filled for power that they will not back anything that might cost them their low paying jobs, yet with a multitude of perks the size of which you cannot imagine. Blame the Congress for wanting to stay in office at Washington? Yes. How would like a job that pays you a couple hundred thousand dollars a year plus “expenses” – and also offers you what is it now – three or four days work on the people’s business, and another several month on vacation – supposedly to meet and hear from constituents who perceive each of them as a pariah? Oh yes – I know how we all think that only our members of Congress are great – yet other’s are not.- That stale misconception has been disproved for so long it is only a children’s story today – Folklore. “One Term Only” thinkers don’t think at all: It takes at least two or three terms in the House to get close to understanding the most complex Democracy on earth. And, it takes potential congressional staff more than five years to rise to any level of “apt”.
Power husband of the far more intelligent Elaine Chou and (how so?) Senate Majority Leader “Mitch” Mcconnell, the master of the do-nothing 100, has far to much trouble with the English language and his very old age to whip 99 men and women. He is not only ineffective but continues his twice-monthly nomination for Ignopolitician and just a plain lazy huntin’ dawg reputation.
The other so-called political leaders still fooling themselves into a future Oval Office lease have continued to make me smile. Seems that Senator “Lyin’ ” Ted Cruz continues to carry the load for the entire medical and health insurance industry and especially the expectations of Wall Street which expects him to ensure – no, guarantee their huge profits no matter who suffers as a result. The only other active face on the tube is a southern gentleman and medical doctor himself – Senator Rand Paul who no one understands nor heeds, and for good reason. Senator “Little” Marco Rubio has been relatively quiet during the healthcare hoax pushed by the Congress -thankfully.
Meantime the Investment Banks are rolling in cash with nowhere to lend it – all of them intending to become future NetBank’s while other norm-banks close their branches by the hundreds every month.
Yet what about this President? He is overcome from deadly stupidity by everyone he pays huge fees to, trusts with enormous federal departments and his own family who continually attempts not to make waves but instead is a Tsunami of laughable errors, while thus far skirting the law. Let me remind them – “If the federal government wants you, they will have you – no matter how.”
I am, however, still a sinking fan of the Trump “kids” – as they seem to care for their father even as they ignore his reputation. Unfortunately, the buck stops with him.
Yet the mystery remains – why is President Trump always trying to kill his own ideas, even if impudent, and outrageous mistakes. My guess – that he got elected being “mean” but in his heart, he can’t fill the bill so now relies on NewSpeak to confuse the world.
My suggestion: Stop with revenge aimed at Obama and Pelosi who more than any two people alive got you elected Donald Trump. Instead, use your street smarts and street vendor ability to do the best for your American people – and your people who are not billionaire buddies, poseurs, or morons who bit off so much more than each could ever hope to chew.
So, again, aside for the military who seems, at least, to know what they are doing – I recommend with all respect that President Trump clean house – with at least a Dyson or industrial product!
Out go the family members, Friends’ children into the back rooms never to be heard from again. Bring in a new Chief of Staff – ASAP, and a professional team of “News Handlers” who make friends not enemies with the press – communists or not. Do you really think that executives of Parties are the best in the business when it comes to running a nation – the richest in history, but the most punishing to all who are just plain folks?
If you want a decent health insurance idea – which you had better – then don’t listen to all the wags who know less than you do about life. I once recommended to you, though I don’t know if you read it. Towit, call in the chiefs of every major medical and pharmaceutical chief and lay it out for them. Tell them – You handle this – Every man woman and child in America, for whatever reason, needs health insurance. From the gnomes of New York to Americans living in the streets – they all need you. There is only one way to solve this – you must go for some form or single-payer insurance and you must convince the Health Insurance Giants giants -that-be that as it may, they can run the entire mahgailla to impact on wellness with maybe a seven percent profit that they either come up with fairly and equally for the treatment of 99% of your people at an affordable cost “Unheard of in 5,000 years of history. Tell them to damn the stockholders, and if you cannot control them, you must instead buy them all up and find some fine executives from the tens of thousands out there – who can.
The basics: Today private insurance costs about $9,000 per capita to pay the bills that keep Americans alive and well. That’s about $3.5 trillion a year. That number could be cut in half and still leave a decent profit and even more-eager treatment breakthroughs for men and women not in the field to get rich – but to save lives. Today that’s maybe 35% of MDs and 90% of nurses. So give the Insurance Companies and those docs a choice – You put together the teams and buy-outs needed and manage the system – the entire system. And don’t let them split it up for confusion’s sake. Today business is far too designedly complex to have thousands of chiefs and not enough natives.
Also, make certain that citizen contributions play well with their incomes, and since the Supreme Court thinks that corporations are people – they should all chip in to pay their fair share as well – based on gross income – not net. If you go net – they will cheat as they always have, through one loophole after another Close those – all of them. The Health Insurance industry should still be able to walk away with $150 Billion gross profit annually.
Somehow though “cheating” has become part of the DNA of the healthcare business. Cheat the government, cheat the client, cheat the patient, short change ’em, overcharge them, lend to them at usurious rates – that’s the “Keeping Them Alive” business today much as it was at the turn of the 20th century.
Well, this is the 21st Century. Fewer rules, but more attention to decency should be Trump watchwords. You have demonstrated this to me and many others – You called the latest garbage coming out of the Congress – “Mean” – and you were right on, right on the ball, and the mark. There is plenty of money laying around in banks and investment firms – plenty to keep people healthy and happy without bankrupting themselves in order to live or bankrupting the companies and jobs that manage it. Don’t allow the federal, state or local governments to be vicious. You know the difference – and if there was anyone who knew how to stretch a dollar -it’s you, Mr. President – So get on with it.