Now that the election is long past, and the new administration is in place, it’s time for some reflections. First, for those who didn’t vote, all across the country, and don’t like the result, the importance of voting should now be obvious. Beyond that, I offer the following observations.
The administration that loved leaks when they were about Hillary Clinton emails, now classifies them as criminal acts when they indicate how confused the White House staff is.
In days past, conservatives despised the Soviet Union as a Communist federation of nations. Apparently, now that Russia has become Fascist, they love it. The definition of Fascism as per Meriam-Webster is: a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader. Hmmm, America?
Three million less than half the voters elected a candidate that constantly, before and after the election and inauguration, contradicted himself and changed directions. I’m no Clinton fan, but that was ridiculous.
Trump has appointed the most unsuitable people to the highest positions, A Secretary of Education that doesn’t believe in public education. An Attorney General that is disinclined to prosecute cases that might favor minorities, etc., etc.
The administration would like to run the government as a business, but governments are not businesses. Governments have the task of helping all their people prosper. Businesses have no intention of helping anyone prosper except their stockholders and top managers, and certainly not their employees.
Face it: Coal jobs are not coming back and it is not because of green energy. It is because of the low costs of natural gas and other energy forms (including green energy).
The ACA is not an ideal law, but it did allow 20 million people to have health care coverage. Is there something objectionable about your fellow citizens having coverage? Actually, the problem is that your health problems should not be a source of profit-making for insurance companies. Insurance is fine for true calamities, flood, fire, auto accidents, but every family constantly has doctor bills. It isn’t a suitable subject for making a buck off reliable misfortune and, as often as they can get away with it, denying claims.
I’ll stop here. Please think about this stuff.