posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 10:48 AM
These are my predictions of the outcome of a Trump administration. Some of these will be directly attributable to Trump himself, some will not.
I'm not terribly interested in discussing or arguing about them at this time; I'm mainly putting them here now to get on record. We can discuss them
more in a year or so.
I sincerely hope I am wrong about all of these. That would be great.
1. The country will be less secure than it is now.
a. There will not be a wall on the southern border. If there is any action at all on that, it will be rife with corruption.
b. Torture will again be an official policy of the US government.
c. Governmental organizations focused on killing people will be extremely well funded, organizations focused on helping people will be short
d. The US will be in active war in at least one more theatre than we are today.
e. Habitual government surveillance of the general population will increase.
f. Governmental spending as a whole will increase. National debt will increase, at a faster rate than it has been.
g. Public education will continue to decline in quality.
h. The culture as a whole will trend towards more aggressive behavior. Violent crimes will increase, both within and across racial or religious
i. Health care will continue to get more expensive and less effective. The US will continue as the worst industrialized country on the planet for
health care, in terms of money spent vs results gained.
j. The US space program will continue to decay. Any forward progress in space will be military / security / surveillance / profit oriented.
2. The economic situation for normal working Americans will not improve.
a. Wages will remain stagnant.
b. There will be no action to return high level manufacturing or engineering jobs to the US. If there is any action, it will be symbolic, largely
ineffective and provide more benefit to corporations and CEOs than to workers. The Carrier situation is a case in point.
c. It will remain prohibitively expensive for middle-class Americans to get a good education.
d. The people that are already wealthy will get more so. Everybody else will pay for that.
e. There will be an attempt to privatize Social Security.
f. The massive disparity between what interest rates financial institutions pay vs what they charge will continue. (Current average saving account
rate, paid to normal folks: 0.06%. Average credit card rate, paid by normal folk: 21%).
3. The country will be less "free" than it is now.
a. There will be a wave of anti-freedom legislation across the country at both the federal and state levels. Examples: Restrictions on women's
access to safe and legal abortion, restrictions on voting.
b. There will be no effective examination and improvement of police behavior.
4. There will be fewer nice places left in the country.
a. There will be "energy production activity" in various natural parks or wilderness areas around the country.
b. There will be a general increase in pollution levels.
c. We will lose ground on climate change.