Trust

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump laid out additional features of his Economic Plan, should he be elected President.  Candidate Trump promises to simultaneously cut the current highest tax bracket from 39.6% to 25% while subsequently requiring companies to give six weeks maternity leave to new mothers and concurrently building up the military to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars.

Candidate Trump pledges 4% growth, which has not been seen in the United States since Bill Clinton was President and that was primarily brought about by the technology revolution.

“Oxford Economics, a British forecasting firm, estimates his proposals would cut 1 trillion a year from the economy, a much bigger hit than occurred during the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009,” according to CNN.

Candidate Trump has regularly assured the American people that once his tax returns have been audited that he will release them to the public.  His son, Donald J. Trump Jr, said today that his father might not release the returns saying that, “Because he has got a 12,000 page tax return that would create…financial auditors out of ever person in the country asking questions that would detract from his father’s main message,” according to CNN.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was simply overheated until a bystander took a telling cell phone video that showed her wobbling badly and apparently falling into a vehicle.  Later that day it was revealed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Former President George W. Bush assured us that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and that he had to send troops immediately or the result would be a mushroom cloud.  Later we found that the information was doctored and incorrect and the death of thousands of American men and women was perpetrated on a false idea.

Former President Clinton told us that he did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky…he pointed his finger at us and looked us in the eye.  Later he explained in his deposition that it was all in the meaning of the word is…it was all about what “is is?”

Former President Nixon exclaimed, “I am not a crook!”  Later he resigned in disgrace for choosing to lie and thus making the cover-up of the crime of Watergate much worse than the actual crime.

It is little wonder to me and not a mystery that we are tired of falsehoods…half truths…and having our intelligence insulted.

Donald Trump says the most outrageous statements that I have ever seen a Presidential candidate make.  He has normalized bigotry…misogyny…xenophobia… ridiculing the disabled…and violence towards anyone who does not look and act like what his extreme rhetoric deems worthy of former American greatness.

We are tired of lies…when the truth would have served the teller better and been so much simpler.  Political Double Talk is easy to spot and sickening to listen to.   Before lobbyist, and their pockets lined with money, totally take our democracy into the Twilight Zone…we need clear truth telling and detailed solutions to complex problems.

Believe me…and trust me…are not the answers…but they are selling well in this elections cycle due to the….Black hole…and total vacuum of what politics has become.

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5 responses

  1. You summed it up well. Let them duke it out; I think I’d like to write a post of what I would do if running. A fellow nurse once told me when I was appointed a management position, “you will be an even better-person/leader, everyone should learn what it’s like on the other side.”

    1. Thank you. So true! 😉

  2. Your words are concise, and honest. The social media election with a dose of reality tv – is this what we’re going for? Omg I cannot fathom where we go from here! Appreciate your post, refires my passion so I don’t stand idle.

    1. I very much appreciate your kind comments. I truly believe that we must speak “truth to power.”

      1. Oh yessssss! Simply put, harder to do, but absolutely possible.

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