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'I want to help you rebuild Detroit, make the city the economic envy of the world,' he said to applause. 'Things are going to get better.'
'But today, I'm here to listen,' he said while reading from a hand-written message. 'I mean it from the heart.'
'I'm here today to learn, so that we can together remedy injustice in any form, and so that we can also remedy economics so that the African-American community can benefit economically through jobs and income and so many other different ways.
I think we as individuals can do better if we just treat people the way we would like to be treated. A little kindness can go along way in another's life.
I can be my own hope for a better tomorrow for someone else.
I don't think the underlying message was more government, and I understand your thinking that government doesn't have a place in deciding the direction of the private sector. That being said policy does have an impact on private sector and things definitely need to be addressed. I'm not saying I think Trump is the man to do it, just making a point.
We do need to work together because its only in working for something and earning it for yourself that you truly take pride in ownership and accomplishment. You DO build that, and with it comes a confidence and sense of worth that cannot be replaced by anything else. If we can get that going in many of these communities, I think we'd be well on track to fixing a lot of what ails this country.
That wouldn't require more government. On the contrary, it requires less or a shifting of what currently exists.
The other part of the message was the idea of freeing up America's economic engine. Again, a lot of this is through less government which is a large part of what is strangling business and job opportunities.
Then, yes, there will need to be some restructuring of programs to be more efficient at what they do.
If you wanted to know what he was going to say? It was in the NYT a day before and on our local Detroit nightly news...word for word...the day beforehand.
Einstein's definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. It's time to put some new heads together, work together, and find new solutions