We heard the report – CNN should send $10 million to a
veterans charity from the mega bucks it will make off the debate next
week. Or else Donald will not show. Wow!
This is Donald’s thinking – his cleverness – his “negotiation skills”
and it tells us a lot about the man. Much
more than the Donald would want us to know because it shows that this fellow is
not quite as clever or smart or as good a negotiator as he claims.
Donald should have simply stated his case this way – let’s
debate; commercial free. Forget about
selling sugar water and soap and male erectile solutions. This is a debate about the future of America;
it should be commercial free. If CNN won’t
agree – we move it to a network that will agree.
Mr. Trump, the
solution for our veterans has nothing to do with a $10 million fix. The VA wastes that amount of money each
morning while you are doing your hair.
Do you really think that $10 million will make a dent in the
ridiculousness of the VA? If so you will
not be able to negotiate your way out of a paper bag – and you will be
manhandled with ease by SEIU, AFSCME and the AFL-CIO and hundreds of more
“government employee” unions.
It seems to us that Donald is afraid of a real debate? Think about the topics we don’t debate. Here is what Donald, Hillary, all the
candidates should put on the table and demanded questions/debate regardless of
what the “journalists” at CNN might have on their agenda:
How much of the American economy today – 2015 –
is an underground economy? What does the
Fed know? The Department of Labor? The IRS?
The census bureau? How much GDP
is not counted? What amount of taxes are
not paid? Social security and
Medicare/Medicaid levies never collected?
Why is this not a top priority of the Democrat candidates in and running
for office? Who constantly clamor for
more taxes for their “needed” programs?
All the public employee unions, AFSCME, SEIU, etc? Of president Obama? Of the US justice department? Don’t we need the money?
Immigration enforcement. Why don’t we hire an outside contractor to
oversee a thoughtful legal immigration process (see #4 below)? Why don’t we hire an outside contractor to
manage a legal, limited, clearly defined alien worker program? Using the extensive know-how and modernity
of American commerce, particularly American businesses that routinely deal with
millions of transactions and customers/clients every single minute of every
hour of the day and use those systems to oversee travelers, tourists, students,
visitors and those seeking temporary work in our country?
Why don’t we shut down the Veterans
Administration and make the entire American health care system open to all
veterans? How can it possibly make any
sense for America to run a “separate but equal” health care system and
duplicate all the overhead, labor and facility components for this one group of
individuals? Particularly given the
substandard result produced?
Immigration policy. Policy is a very different issue from
enforcement (see #2 above.) We all know
that we have the largest gathering in our history of unemployed, age eligible
to work, citizens (90 million of them!)
We are not talking about youngsters or seniors; the handicapped or the
disabled. We are talking healthy,
functioning young and middle age citizens who either cannot find work or are
not interested in seeking work. And, at
the very same moment in our history, our country is flooded with illegal aliens
who are working (after all this is the single most consistent argument
mentioned by the “need for comprehensive immigration policy reform” gang) and
we are also admitting legally, annually, 500,000+ more immigrants, many of whom
will seek work. Today, 25%
of our population was not born here or are the children of that group – that is
80 million people! This is
just dumb policy. A dead end policy that
has done great harm to the country. But
don’t mention it.
Constitutional convention. In the first place the supreme court was
never intended to be the moderator or evolution agent of the nation’s basic law
– the people were. Our constitution is
simply out of date – to some extent by advances in knowledge and technology but
mostly by life’s passages and events. We
may as well get the lines clearly drawn – America is split down the middle on
most economic, political, cultural and societal issues. The split however is not equal when it comes
to geography – it is only equal in terms of voters. If we must, let us decide now which part of
America can survive as a borderless socialistic entity (think about it – most
democrats desire one overriding, dominant, national government) and which part
of America will coalesce around the concepts of capitalism and individual
freedom under a federalism concept of law.
America has its own refugee crisis. A silent and very inconvenient crisis. We have refugee camps within our major urban
populations centers. These are
communities within communities where survival is largely the responsibility of
various governments as well as NGO and charitable caregivers, mostly faith
based. Also, we are part of a much
larger world refugee crisis including some within our own hemisphere although
much of the world refugee crisis is now middle east and Asian based. We have no discussion, debate or even
dialogue addressing our role in these home grown and outside refugee
major cause of the worlds refugee situation.)
Islam is not a religion of peace.
Not even a religion. It is a form of life control – political, societal,
commercial, governmental and ideological.
It is not tolerant of anything and it abides by written and historical
laws, traditions, customs and mores that are in direct violation of our
American laws, principles and traditions.
We neither do nor are permitted to discuss it. Not openly at least. Yet, America should be as intolerant of
Islam as it is of communism. Please
don’t mention it.
The proliferation of propaganda. Most of this comes from our own
government(s), the dissemination of incorrect and invalid and just outright
deceptive information. Most of our bureaucracies
distribute data that is not accurate.
Most informed Americans ignore their data and seek alternative sources
of valid information. If the Fed itself followed the employment data issued by
the BLS it would have raised interest rates several times by now.
This debate is going on – but still stymied by teachers unions and their
puppets in the democrat party. A party
that touts choice for moms who don’t want to be moms abandons those who are
take on the difficult task of being a mom and hangs them out to flap in the
wind with one of the most important decisions a parent must make. School today is more than the three R’s but
jamming kids into classrooms with teachers who struggle themselves with basic
skills is not a choice; it’s pure politics.
– never mentioned; ignored; yet our single biggest domestic and international
problem/threat. We simply must put an
end to deficit living and debt accumulation.
We choose instead to not even talk about it.
11. Population. We have 300+ million people rapidly moving to
400 million. Essential basic jobs in
manufacturing, assembly, metals, chemicals, even refining are virtually gone
due to labor, environmental and endless forms of legal restrictions, rules and
litigation. Those that remain are taxed
to death and burdened with every societal goodie imaginable to politicians and
bureaucrats who never made or grew or mined a thing in their (miserable)
lives. This is not progressive and it
sure is not a dream of a better life. It
is suicide by fiat.
– government bureaucracies everywhere.
Staffed by 24+ million people – earning 2 and 3 times the wages of
middle class Americans – with much more generous benefits including free health
care and able to retire in their 50’s with close to 100% of their last five
years average pay. Everyone watching
knows this. We can’t find one politician
who has even the smallest or passing interest in possibly saying – enough – we
must cut back – now.
gets a lot of credit for saying things that we think but most politicians are
afraid to voice. Okay. Much of that, unfortunately, is entertaining
but not significant. We wonder, Donald,
do you even think about some of the issues raised above? We haven’t heard much from you to suggest
that you do. We know the others don’t.