As Forrest Gump once said “stupid is as stupid does” – problem is Trump is redefining the definition of stupid.
Take the proposed tax cut for instance, corporations will have their tax cut to fifteen percent as though this will somehow lead to a boom for the country when it is actually a ticking time bomb.
There are already so many tax loop holes for corporations they pay next to nothing and some nothing at all – has that stopped them from exporting jobs?
Absolutely not, and the reason isn’t taxation but cheap foreign labor with zero benefits, safety regulations, or accountability.
Additionally Trump and his ravening horde want to open up national parks and monuments to “development” i.e. raping the environment.
Well bring on it Swamp Thing as the protests, demonstrations, and judicial smack downs have been a drop in the bucket compared to what they will become.
The combined salaries of a married couple working for minimum wage in this land of plenty is right at or less than twenty four thousand a year , so on the surface this may look like a good deal for them, but that’s far from the reality when it comes to such a couple who won’t be able to afford healthcare or any kind of essential services for their children.
Try explaining that to the Trumpelstiltskins who predictably develop a case of narcolepsy when confronted with reality.
So in reality this “tax cut” for them is going to amount to a tax in itself if their child becomes sick or has to rely upon a school lunch program.
Trump, Republican politicians, and their agenda are the last gasping for breath of what has been an entrenched white privilege – they are desperate to maintain what they believe is their birthright and willing to go to any extreme and the major reason they have their head stuck up the ass of every corporation – a belief that wealth and wealth alone will forestall the inevitable.
In the midst of their denial they refuse to accept what their very eyes and ears tell them , that demographics are changing, that a growing number of white people and a new generation are rejecting the concept of privilege whether it be based on ethnicity, religion, or wealth – bad news for out of touch conservatives but good news for democracy.
NAFTA was the brainchild of Republicans, their response to corporate lobbyists, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that then president Clinton praised the legislation, said he would actively support and campaign for it – that it would lead to a boom in jobs.
Renegotiate NAFTA? Not a bad idea depending on the end result – even better if it is to remain intact with a cosmetic tweak or two is to levy a sufficient enough import duty on products made by American companies who have relocated overseas to make them bring jobs back to this country as the only workable solution.
If that were to be the case they’d probably attempt a coup d’etat.
But for such an import tariff to eventuate Republican pols would have to remove their head from their favorite place and come up for air – not likely to happen.
Politicians, Trump, and the wealthy enjoy a protective insulation the rest of us don’t, ultimately that is all they care about, and if and when the Trumpelstiltskins wake up they’re going to be shocked to find they aren’t in Kansas anymore.