We only need to go to the American political strategist and the current White House Press Secretary and Communications Director discussing the number of people at the Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony. He states that it was the largest crowd ever. But that seems to be an “Alternate set of Facts” from reality:
DONALD TRUMP’S INAUGURATION WAS ATTENDED BY A MAXIMUM OF 900,000, BUT SOME ESTIMATED FEWER
OBAMA’S FIRST INAUGURATION IN 2009 WAS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 1.8 MILLION
George W. Bush, 2005: 400,000
Bill Clinton, 1993: 800,000
***Donald and Barack numbers supplied by the Historian and Politicfact offered the numbers for Bush and Clinton.
So the reality is that Donald never met or surpassed 1 million attendees, where Barack did this two times. So in the realm of truth, Sean Spicer’s “Alternate Facts” are completely fabricated. Any person willing to take 5 minutes would have discovered these numbers.
KellyAnne Conway could not answer why Sean Spicer got upset and demanded that the media believe him, so she was the pundit for Donald to offer up that Sean just offered an “alternate set of facts”. Seriously, is that what it means by transparent is the obvious reality that this administration is willing to change the truth to fit their needs?
Next, we have the comparison of the word for word between the “personally” written speech of Donald’s. IT is the “BANE” of his existence. Donald used the criminal from Batman as part of his speech.
“Today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another — but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people,” Trump said in his speech.
“We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you, the people,” Bane said.
If not word for word in every line, then the essence of the speech was copied thought for thought, and word for word. This is the second issue within the first 24 hours to gain much attention. One would find it hard to defend such blatant copyright infringement and outright lies.
We then look at the first signed orders. Soon after he was sworn in, Mr. Trump signed an order to roll back a discount on the fees for a federal mortgage program that helps middle-class homebuyers. The cut, of a quarter of a percentage point, was necessary to offset rising mortgage rates. If it had gone in effect, it would have saved a homebuyer borrowing $200,000 about $500 on their yearly insurance premium. So Donald Trump began his legacy by slapping the middle and lower income homebuyers with a $500.00 penalty for wanting to have the American Dream.
The second signing actually will help Americans who are unable to afford to buy insurance. “The law prohibits the IRS from using liens or levies to collect any individual shared responsibility payment,” the IRS website discloses. The only recourse the tax collecting agency has is to subtract the penalty from your refund. And if you aren’t entitled to a refund, the IRS can carry the penalty over to the following year’s refund.
Then we have today a few little quirks. One would have to understand micro and macro economics, the World economies, tariffs, and competition to comprehend why the TPP should have been tweaked, and not removed. President Trump signed three executive memos on trade Monday morning — one withdraws the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), another reinstates the Mexico City Policy dealing with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and abortion access, and a third freezes federal workforce hiring.
With the wink and swirl of a pen, President Trump just removed 40% of the global market from the American consumer. TPP was an enormous trade deal that would have aligned the U.S. and 11 nations in the Asia-Pacific region including Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Canada and Mexico under an agreement that would have eliminated thousands of tariffs and streamlined regulations. The countries involved in the deal collectively conduct 40 percent of global trade. With this signature, President Trump just removed 40% of the global market to sell goods competitively and just increased goods to every American which will hurt the middle and low-income consumers. This is such a poor decision, one would need to spend days breaking it down and showing the reasons why it is such a poor decision.
As he signed the federal workforce hiring freeze, Mr. Trump noted that the military was exempted from the hiring freeze. While the idea is to make Federal government smaller, it is only a beginning by putting a freeze on these jobs. The true shrinking of Federal Government is when federal agencies like Department of education is sent back to the states. This will then decrease the thousands who work for an unpopular and unnecessary federal agency. It is good and bad in this signature, but for today, it is a beginning.
The Mexico City Policy was originally announced by President Reagan in 1984 and required nongovernmental organizations to agree as a condition of receiving any federal funding that they “would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.” This is a great beginning for the Pro-life agenda but does not go far enough. President Trump needs to end the funding of any Women’s clinic that performs abortions that are equal in dollars to the Federal funding given, whether it is for abortions or by use of accounting smoke and mirrors is listed for other uses.
While one could point to great decisions, it is the top layer to the hole within which a person who is mining for gold and silver must remove, but if he goes no further, then it is just for show. The coming days, weeks and months will truly show the proof. One looks to a conservative agenda with the repeal of a majority of regulations, a lowering of the tax burden on the low and middle-income wage brackets, a lowering of corporate taxes in return for hiring Americans and returning to America from offshore locales. There is the need to show the President’s tax returns, the impeachment process to go without interruption for the illegal ownership of property for 3 days into his Presidency before even filing for removal from those entities. The removal of family members from all meetings which would include intel, global, trade or otherwise. The working with long time allies to strengthen their belief that America will stand behind them. The strengthening of NATO, push back against Russia and demand that Russia, China, and other 3rd world entities stop with internet hacking or dire consequences will occur. We need a program that ignites the consumer, opens careers to the unemployed, and training programs that meet the needs of the century.
While America can start to move on in many areas, one would be foolish to not keep an attentive eye on the legislation and Presidential orders that Donald Trump proposes, signs, and puts into effect.Tags: Donald Trump
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