a reply to: BuzzyWigs
He said it was Russia
If burglars keep walking in through an open door and stealing your stuff, it's probably a good idea to close the door. It's probably not a good idea
to start a fight with the biggest (and best-armed) burglar before you close the door. While you're busy getting shot at, the other burglars are still
You're right in that Russia is not our friend. I wish they were. I lived through the Cold War. I remember having attack drills in school, where we
stopped everything we were doing to hide under our desks and wait on the mushroom clouds (I still want to know what was in those desks to make them
H-bomb-proof). I consider that a bad thing, and I would really like to avoid it. So let's close the front door and put a lock on it (establish
effective cyber-security measures), and then fight back against anyone who picks the lock.
Incidentally, Russia did nothing we haven't been doing to other countries. The only difference is this time it was done to us.
He also says the TAXPAYERS will pay for the wall.
Fine. Considering the benefits that wall will bring with it in terms of less human trafficking, less illegal employment leading to more legal
employment, less illegal import of dangerous drugs, and less violence along our southern border, I think it's a good investment anyway. I believe he
might be able to get the funds from Mexico, but if he doesn't... at least we get the border secured.
Oh, and I have never expected to get anything "back personally." That is just unrealistic.
I'd like you to admit where his weak points are.....
The biggest weakness I see at this time are his inexperience and possibly unrealistic expectations of the office capabilities. I thought he sounded
more Presidential during the press conference, but he is still somewhat of a loose cannon. That has worked for him in business, but I am not convinced
it will work as well in politics.
I am concerned that his lavish lifestyle may prevent him from having realistic expectations of how average people have to live... but that seems to be
a constant in politics, not restricted to him.
On the issues, I do have some disagreements with him. The largest is that I do not support the War on Drugs. I think he does, and I have no doubt that
Sessions will aggressively pursue the present laws. I wish Obama would have pushed legalization when he had the opportunity, but I guess raising
insurance premiums was more important to him.
I also don't expect Trump to aggressively support anti-trust legislation, something I think is badly needed.
I want to see the new healthcare plan before I praise it. Obamacare is a complete and utter failure, but that does not mean anything is better. I want
better, not worse. I also want to see the few provisions that I agree with (like pre-existing condition coverage) maintained. Outside of single-payer,
I do not see how that is feasible.
There will be more after Jan. 20, I'm sure.
except how in the hell will he enforce this if he's to be utterly isolated from those same dealings and their spreadsheets?
Because that is a provision in the trust he has set up. Eric and li'l Don will be in violation of the trust if this stipulation is not followed, and
could be prosecuted or at least divested from the business themselves. That's what all those papers were for. Trump has established exactly how the
business will run down to the smallest detail, and then specified that he cannot have any access to the business information except the profit/loss
statements. He still owns the business, but he has no control over the business save what's in those papers.
That move shocked me. He cost himself untold millions, possibly billions, of dollars in legal fees and future lost opportunities just to avoid any
conflict of interest. That is unprecedented.