The First 100 days! (Day #55)

President Trump! It feels good to be able to say that in this beautiful nation of ours! We finally put an energizer bunny in the white house to work for “we the people!” Refreshing as that may sound let’s look at the few of many things that the top executive of our Federalist society has accomplished or set to accomplish in his first 100 days in office!

This is day number 55!! And it’s already an electric slide I call “fantastic voyage!” The man is not afraid to tackle what is arguably a systemic mess from domestic policy, foreign policy and dealing with the “deep State” or as uncle fast Jimmy would say back in the day; A house with too many Bore weevils interwoven in the federal bureaucratic leviathan! President Trump keep the sunlight shining on these meandering corners of power! If you could use a chainsaw and weed whacker we have plenty of spares and if you need extra reinforcement to keep cutting the size and scope of the federal Government! Refer to rules for change agents, number 3; “Drain the swamp!”

We still have many battles to fight not just fighting the left but the entire establishment crony corporation in Washington DC! Sadly the Democrats have become a fringe party filled to the brim with Radicals, hacks, and Clowns! No room for the old statesmen such as Scoop Jackson, Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy, Pat Moynihan and the affable “somewhat constipated”  wonderful Connecticut former Senator Joe Lieberman just to mention a few! We won’t mention any names such as Nancy Pelosi, Barbra Boxer, Harry Reid,  Charles “Chucky” Schumer to illustrate how far the Dems have fallen off the apple cart. And We the people are forced into a Binary choice with a squishy spineless one party Republican state party! Don’t get me started with The Republicans and why they deserve to be shellacked and bled on the operating table of accountability! President Trump has literally saved the GOP from the jaws of progressivism, funny how “winning” can change one’s life and turn things around. There’s hope but it’s all too thin to sit back and relax and put all systems on auto-pilot! Like Speaker Ryan did while explaining the “boring” American Health Care Act plan of action; Roll up your sleeves America, as we dream big and fight hard for our treasured civilization:

The highlights on President Trump’s executive actions:

An American Energy Policy:

The Trump Administration is committed to energy policies that finally put American energy independence at the front of the spear of an economic boom waiting to happen after unleashing the energy and enterprise that is uniquely American. Can we finally get to the point where America is energy independent and free from foreign oil cartels? This has been every president’s swansong since the famous quote “read my lips, no new taxes by Bush-41! It’s been a 30-year lip service and I hope this one sticks like super glue to the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania pledge that then candidate now President Trump made.Regulation overload was accelerated in the 1990’s Clinton Administration and was supersized by the Bush- 43 Administration and by 2009 the bloated Federal government was put essentially on steroids, weaponized and was unleashed on the American public. The only comparison in this hemisphere is to 3rd world banana republics such as Venezuela and Cuba whose great culture and good folks suffer from “arrested development” and constant abuse of power from their government without consent!

The best action President Trump took as a signal to be the pro-growth and pro-business friendly President, by appointing Secretary Scott Pruit at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). A sharp mind and well-spoken leader who will lead the charge to eliminate harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. According to the White House documents, lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years. The Trump Administration is also committed to clean coal technology, and to reviving America’s coal industry, which has been decimated for too long. Lastly, I know this will be a hard pill to swallow especially for our friends and naysayers on the left coast. Our need for energy must go hand-in-hand with responsible stewardship of the environment. Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources can all be done at the same time without our governing agencies regulating ourselves into Pretzels! thereby hamstringing and tying up any innovation and natural human progress as we have seen in the last industrial age. The EPA should be a watchdog and fair referee in the free market and not a jack booted regulatory agency pressed against the American people’s necks! Its essential mission in part is to protect our air and water.

Trade Deals That Work For All Americans

A note to the wise if any would listen in the dinosaur media complex: Donald Trump has been talking about this specific trade policy stuff, like since the 1980’s on and off record! Again the 1990’s feature prominently as the genesis of the American industrial decline (and as Trump aptly puts it; the greatest jobs theft in modern history!). Technology has played a major role too in this new digital age we live in but for far too long, Americans have been forced to accept trade deals that put the interests of insiders and the Washington elite over the hard-working men and women of this country. As a result, blue-collar towns and cities have watched their factories close and good-paying jobs move overseas, while Americans face a mounting trade deficit and a devastated manufacturing base. We need a president who has actually succeeded in the free market, not the usual suspects of the academic elite, policy think-tank, public sector theorist we have had running the show the last 8 years and throughout the 1990’s, with only a slight shift under George Bush (2001-2009). A little bit of the Art of the deal and masterful statesmanship combined with transparent craftsmanship can create the tough and fair agreements, sorely needed in international trade, can also be used to grow our economy, and revitalize our nation’s broken-down neighborhoods. I’m fascinated by presidents Trumps withdrawal from NAFTA and TPP (Trans-Pacific-Partnership) and opting for more bilateral cooperation, essentially blowing up the “globalist” approach and bringing a new energy of nationalistic fervor and pride as any sane nation should project itself onto the world stage! I’m for total cross-border free trade but that has to be a two-way street as in NAFTA agreements wherein goods and services between Canada, USA and Mexico have free flow.It’s funny how negotiations get more personalized and cordial on a one-to-one basis without a “command-and-control” centralized authoritarian bureaucracy as evidenced in Communist nations and like minded socialist countries! The best way to utilize small government power is outlined in the following coup-de-grace as the Whitehouse posted on its publication, and I Quote partially; “In addition to rejecting and reworking failed trade deals, the United States will crack down on those nations that violate trade agreements and harm American workers in the process. The President will direct the Commerce Secretary to identify all trade violations and to use every tool at the federal government’s disposal to end these abuses.” Perfect pitch in major league baseball politics!

Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community

As I say often in non-controversial ways to my friends; Blue Lives Matter!! We simply can not have a safe town, city or village without these great first responders who are some of the finest men and women among us! They need our support and cooperation and above all tremendous respect not only as heroes but as role models! Nobody’s perfect as reality portends, but our law enforcement officers should be empowered alongside good training to serve and protect public and private property! Western values we take for granted as shrouded in the constitution in Article  VII and bill of rights amendment 4: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” With this governing philosophy that undergirds our western civilization, we need law and order and can not allow our communities to be overtaken by the mobs of anarchy! We all know who those anarchist true colors are and they come in all pins and stripes. And while some gripes may be legitimate, it is counter productive to throw bombs when you have a genuine grievance as some are now in the habit of doing! I’m glad we have an Administration now that will put this on the front burner and make it a focal point in executing public safety policies. When you have chaos in the streets and neighborhoods regardless of income levels you do not have a nation anymore but a mob rule of savages. Here is a short statistical fact that should have everyone’s hair on trigger alert so to speak; According to the Economist publication, ” in 2015, homicides increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, the murder rate rose by 50 percent over the past four years There were thousands of shootings in Chicago last year alone.” President Trump has made comments to the fact that Chicago may need a Federal government intervention if Mayor Ram Emmanuel fails as he has shown already with a spectacular textbook style “all talk with no real concrete solutions plan.” And the last component in the law and order front is border control to keep criminal gangs disrupted and hopefully some major immigration reforms. I wish we did not have to build a wall, but unfortunately, the chaos has reached a crescendo down south or along California, Arizona, Texas borders. It is like an invasion and any nation can not survive or exist as a sovereign nation without borders! We already have the laws on the books, therefore thanks to President Trump in advance with the help of your team Secretary Kelly, Jeff Sessions and Others in key positions to implement this and make America safer again! I have my opposition to the wall but that is an argument for another day and discussion as there are many ways to deal with this influx of illegal aliens and a 50% wall would suffice plus technology and more boots on the ground include economic incentive and disincentives! that is what comprehensive reform requires, unfortunately for the Democratic party “comprehensive immigration reform” means amnesty and green cards for half the world’s population and their grandmothers! And the Republicans want cheap labor for their crony capitalist buddies! Shameful lust and greed for power!

Making Our Military Sharp and Strong Again

The guardians of our liberties and freedoms, yes those brave and menacing looking guys and gals in uniform who volunteer to protect all the rights that we enjoy! So they need our congress to beef up the military and give them every tool in the toolbox to confront any foe as the President outlined in his vision. And by the way I applaud our commander in chief for a being an old school brilliant mind on this policy; peace through strength, and not a Neo-con Republican or Democrat hawk ideology that always looks for a war that they can’t wait to engage in. Our men and women in uniform are the greatest fighting force in the world that’s why the Trump Administration will and must rebuild our military. Our Navy has shrunk from more than 500 ships in 1991 to 275 in 2016. Our Air Force is roughly one-third smaller than in 1991. A commander -in-Chief not briefs but one who is seriously committed as President Trump is to reversing this trend because he understands that our military dominance must be unquestioned, second to none and do everything it can to make sure our veterans get the care they deserve at the tail end of this broad spectrum.

Our military needs every asset at its disposal to defend America. We cannot allow other nations to surpass our military capability. and we should be ready to face rising threats overtly and covertly! Part of being a strong military nation is having and developing a state-of-the-art missile defense system to protect against any missile-based attacks from rogue and evil states. The other major component to this is the new battlefield cyber warfare! I disagree with President Trumps initial reaction to let the Department of Justice most likely under FBI to lead the charge on Cyber Security? That is not a comfy strategy and reassuring tactic for us in nerd-land. Unfortunately, our government is so behind the times (remember a former Presidential candidate who once answered a question from a reporter that wiping a computer server clean meant using a washcloth?), scary to contemplate! But if the federal bureaucracy trims its fat and partners up with the private sector we will be almost unbeatable in the cyber arena! We have the tools, the manpower but not the willpower and guts to use our capabilities for both offenses as well as defense! It’s time we had real men with pants running things in this field!

Bringing Back Jobs And Growth

This topic has a catch-22 poisoned pill attached to it! Creating jobs and robust good paying jobs in a free market economy requires Government to shrink massively and play the role of referee only and incentivise investments and savings! Without going down the esoteric pathway to understanding Economics 101 ( usually and easily a boring topic for most ordinary folks), it’s important to note just how devastating the recession of 2008 was due to the real estate housing bubble. Not to be outdone was the printing of fake money by the Feds and guaranteeing highly volatile financial derivatives that would make any ordinary Joes head spin out of position! I would have lost my head if it was not attached to my body! In the simplest terms, any person on any given day can not wake up one morning, do a yoga stretch and proclaim oneself to be a Millionaire without the assets, investments, income, savings and liquidity to prove individual net worth? And most importantly you don’t become wealthy by spending to oblivion or infinity on your credit card to survive without a massive income to match your spending habits! Hello? Government spending and debt! That is a pathway to financial ruin and bankruptcy. American workers and businesses have suffered through the slowest economic recovery since World War II. The U.S. lost nearly 300,000 manufacturing jobs during this period, while the share of Americans in the workforce plummeted to lows not seen since the 1970s, the national debt doubled, and middle-class shrank significantly and this is why we all feel the crunch out there in the “real world.” President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth. Under last Administration economic growth has not been above 2% annually, talk about tepid and anemic growth? We should be teaching the communist Chinese government how the economy grows organically without a heavy handed centralized government interference! Instead the Chinese have outsmarted our policymakers and negotiators, by playing chess while we Americans play Checkers or Backgammon. A losing proposition all day long.

The President’s plan will lower rates for Americans in every tax bracket, simplify the tax code, and reduce the U.S. corporate tax rate, which is one of the highest in the world. Fixing a tax code that is outdated, overly complex, and too onerous will unleash America’s economy, creating millions of new jobs and boosting economic growth. And that’s how you actually create jobs in a free market capitalist economy, not by executive fiat as witnessed across most of the globe and in particular in the last administration.

America First Foreign Policy

Looking out for our own national and international interests is a good thing! We should as a premier global power seek more alliances and outsource some of our strategic influences globally by boosting our allies defense capacities with strings attached to those regimes! We weaponise their defenses in exchange for their cooperation on economic and cultural exchanges. We can teach them how to spread liberal federalism or a quasi-form of democracy or hybrid form of democracy, (pure democracies do not work; sorry leftist friends and true believers!). Our allies know best how to build their own nations and we don’t have any business constantly intervening in any nation’s internal affairs! And if these nations harbor terrorist, well we will pursue those savages all the way into any spider hell hole and host nations must be pre-warned America will not back down until all perpetrators of evil are brought to justice: you are either with us or against us. And this can be done behind the scenes without beating the drum of war or buying into the media scandalous, salacious and sensationalist viewpoint of telling real world tragic stories! Countries that cooperate with us the American must be richly rewarded in closer cooperation on all fronts, as the old adage goes: better to have more friends and allies than enemies! The world will always be fraught with danger, but it is also a much safer place if we have nations that appreciate and mutually respect each other and share similar governing philosophies. Under-developed nations can learn from the advanced nations and vice-versa! Peace, only comes through strength, not united nations decrees and resolutions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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