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Time For Congress To Get To Work!

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Apparently there is some confusion.  Although The United States of America is The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave, not everything is in fact free.  We are happy to give a hand up but a hand out should not be expected.

There are those in our society that will never be able to fend for themselves through no fault of their own.  As a civilized society we must take care of those in such need.  However when public assistance becomes the family business it helps no one.

Our education system is broken.  Money is not the problem.  US taxpayers pour good money after bad into an institution that is failing this Nation.  We must try something different.  We must make America the land of opportunity for all of her citizens.

Homeless Americans live on our streets.  Many of whom are veterans.  Along with children and the elderly they have been forgotten.  Meanwhile Congress anguish over what to do about dreamers entitled to nothing and demanding it all while burning our flag and shooting the bird at this country.  Time for Congress to get their priorities straight.

Every special interest groups feels entitled to top billing.  When it doesn’t happen tantrums erupt and chaos pursues.  In the end they still don’t get their own way.  Welcome to the real world.  Everything is not about you.

If you want something work to achieve it.  No one is going to hand it to you on a platter.  Stop belly aching and find something positive to do.  Take pride in what you do.  Work hard at what you do.  Do the best possible job you are able.  Be kind to others.  Give someone a helping hand.  Talk is cheap.  That is why actions speak louder than words.

Contrary to what folks like Apple would have us believe.  You don’t need a thousand dollar phone to complete you.  Unless you are independently wealthy there are most likely better things to spend your money on.  But, if you are so inclined to purchase one.  Don’t be so foolish as to take pictures with it while demanding that the United States provide you with all.

It is time for Americans to realize we are not entitled to free stuff.  There is no such thing.  Money doesn’t grow on trees.  People don’t mind paying their fair share.  But, when it comes to taxes there is just so much of a burden taxpayers can bear.  The middle class is past its limits.  Now living paycheck to paycheck, unable to educate their children, the middle class is in desperate need of tax cuts to sustain them.

To those in Congress biting off their noses to spite their constituents faces it is time to shape up or ship out.  Days of taking over half the year off while being paid full-time wages must end.  Healthcare plans good enough for constituents are good enough for Congress.  No more special plans for the “special” folks in Congress.

Time for Congress to be kept honest with term limits.  It is time for voters to hold their Congress Members accountable.  If they are not part of the solution vote them out and find someone who is.  Don’t vote for the Party.  Vote for the person.

 

 

 

 

 

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Make America Great Again

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To hear pundits opine one might think that Make America Great Again is an extension of the Republican Party.  But, it is not.  Rumor has it that #MAGA are blind followers of Donald J. Trump.  But, we are not.

Make America Great Again is a movement.  The forgotten men and women of all creeds, races, political affiliations, religions, sexual preferences and God knows what else are appalled at the state of our Nation.  We recognize that Washington, DC is filled with corruption and greed.

Those we have sent to represent us in our Nation’s capital have let us down.  While Congress has been busy playing Party politics our roads, bridges, highways, airports, hospitals, schools and ever so much more have crumbled before our eyes.  Anarchists are in our streets, impeding the rights of others, damaging property, silencing those they don’t agree with and violently assaulting others.  Where was Congress?

Veterans that put their lives on the line so that some self-absorbed overpaid nut jobs can sit during our National Anthem are living on our streets in desperate need of care.  Middle class families are living hand to mouth struggling to survive buried in debt.  Our inner cities have housing not fit for human habitation.  Children can no longer play safely on their streets.  What has Congress been doing?

A Nation Under God, our children are no longer allowed to pray at school.  Christians are no longer suppose to say Merry Christmas or Happy Easter.  A Country founded on the freedom of religion no longer allows citizens to practice their faith.  Why did Congress allow our First and Fourth Amendment Rights to be trampled?

The Make America Great Again movement has had enough of the inmates running the asylum.  We wish to return this Nation to one of law and order.  One where our children are safe, well-educated and find the United States to be the land of opportunity for them all.

We remember when family mattered.  People worked to live, not lived to work.  People treated other people how they would like to be treated.  We worked hard for everything we had and were extremely grateful to have it.  People looked for a hand up, not a hand out.

When the United States Congress takes half of the year off how do they expect to get anything done?  With every vote down Party Line why on earth do we need so many of them?  What would possess Congress to weaponize our National Security folks for political fodder?

The time has come for change.  We are One Nation Under God.  It is time we start acting like it.  President Trump and his family are sacrificing a great deal for him to serve this Country.  Never in my life have I ever seen such vilification of one man.  Congress Members stir up hatred of all those supporting the opposition for political gain at the peril of this Nation.

Enough is enough.  We are not democrats or republicans, black or white, we are Americans living in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Donald J. Trump is not the President of the democrat or republican parties, polls, pundits or propagandists.  He is The 45th President for the people of the United States of America, each and every one.  Given half a chance Donald J. Trump might very well do an outstanding job.

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God Bless The USA

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There is something malevolent afoot in our country.  It is the reason why Donald J. Trump is our forty-fifth President.  Elected officials have forgotten that they are far less important then the seats that have been entrusted to them.

Politicians busy playing politics derelict their duty to the American people daily.  Those in Congress place Party above patriotism.  Every vote is down Party lines.  Democrats have now reached a point where they do far more harm than good.  Republicans do nothing.  All the while waiting for the latest forecast to tell them which way the wind is blowing before they speak.

On cue they all chirp the melody of the moment.  With no ability to think on their own they wait for poll results to inform them what their next song and dance routine will be.  Most importantly they have forgotten why they were sent to Washington, DC in the first place.

Instead of trying to put money in the pockets of the American people in desperate need.  Congress spend hours as telemarketers making deals with deep pocket donors to fill the coffers of their Party.

While the enemy of the people try to shovel propaganda down our throats non-stop they never think about what they are saying.  Lost in their own little bubble they pat each other on the back and rationalize their egregious behavior.  Long gone are the days of journalistic integrity.  Now superficial, shallow individuals talk down to their viewers.

Instead of informing the American people of the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  The propaganda machines pushing yellow journalism tell us what we must think.  Those who do not comply are lumped in a group of deplorable whatever hateful thing they can think of.  Apparently they did not get the memo.  With technological advancement people have access to the source of the outrage.  Those that bother to take the time are very capable of interpreting the information all by themselves.

Long before Donald J. Trump announced he would run for President we watched as anarchist took over our streets.  With total disregard of others, they destroyed towns, silenced speech they found unacceptable, impeded the passage of others on our streets and highway.  They hate everything and everyone that challenge their way of thinking.  Filled with hate they attack our police officers, they violate our laws, commit acts of violence, destroy property and burn our Flag.

Elected officials and FakeNews turned a blind eye.  Good for ratings and political fodder those the American people rely on sold us out for a handful of silver.  Instead of calming the waters they work relentlessly to fan the flames and divide the United States of America, One Nation Under God to further their own self-serving agenda at the people’s expense and peril of this Nation.

President Donald J. Trump  could care less what the GOP, DNC, MSM & POLLS tell him he is supposed to think.  President Trump does what he believes is in the best interest of the United States of America.  We have a President that understands he is not the President of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, Tabloid journalists Party.

Donald J. Trump is the Forty-Fifth President of all Americans.  No matter your race, creed, religion, political party, he is working hard to make this a better place for your children and grandchildren.

Resisting that is a fool’s errand, nothing more.  We are a democracy.  It is time we act like it.  Stop causing trouble and spreading hate.  Treat others how you would like to be treated.  You cannot expect President Trump or anyone else to make you a better person.  What you can expect is President Trump to Make America Great Again.

 

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Blue Lives Do Matter-God Bless Them

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While the fake news attacked and politicians hid.  These two men stood up against hate.  President Donald J. Trump refused to cower to the propaganda machine.  He repeatedly denounced white supremacists, the KKK and all the other groups of thugs and miscreants that descended on Charlottesville, Virginia.

The fake news shouted over each other, interrupted the President numerous times all in an attempt to get him to determine which hate group was the worst.  With no rhyme or reason the hyperventilating “free press” turned the egregious acts of hate and violence into a competition.

When our President supported by our Vice-President refused to excuse the despicable behavior of all involved those who are supposed to be the seekers of truth called not only our President but, all those that support him names.

Senator John McCain immediately criticized the President on twitter with the following:  There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so

The so-called “Americans standing up to defy hate & bigotry” are the poster children for hate and bigotry.  One group McCain, FakeNews and other defend believe violence against all that disagree with them is the way to go.  Another one of the groups whose behavior they excused denounce police officers with catchy slogans like “pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.”

According to politicians and propaganda machines Donald Trump is the racists (last week he was a Russian).  Our President stood up to the bully pulpit refusing to excuse heinous acts of the afore-mentioned groups.  While he included the hateful thugs with white supremacists stating that uncivilized acts of violence are unacceptable from all.

Playing politics with a tragedy politicians and “trusted news” organizations gave violent criminals a pass elevating them to saint hood.  Using the race card to divide this Nation they encouraged violence.

Is it any surprise that six police officers were gunned down last night in three different events in PA & FL?  Two of those officers gave their lives to protect this Nation from the very thugs President Trump refered to.

There are many politicians and agents of propaganda with blood on their hands today.  It is time they take a good hard look at themselves in a mirror.  Before they shoot their mouths off with vile hate speech they might want to think twice before doing so in the future.  Quite frankly they’re no better than the hate groups they provide cover for.

 

Trump Tower
New York, New York

3:58 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Great to be back in New York with all of our friends, and some great friends outside the building, I must tell you. I want to thank all of our distinguished guests who are with us today, including members of our Cabinet: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney and, of course, our Transportation Secretary — who is doing a fabulous job — Elaine Chao.

Thank you all for doing a really incredible and creative job on what we’re going to be discussing today, which is infrastructure. We’ve just had a great set of briefings upstairs on our infrastructure agenda. My administration is working every day to deliver the world-class infrastructure that our people deserve and, frankly, that our country deserves.

That’s why I just signed a new executive order to dramatically reform the nation’s badly broken infrastructure permitting process.

Just blocks away is the Empire State Building. It took 11 months to build the Empire State Building. But today, it can take as long as a decade and much more than that — many, many stories where it takes 20 and 25 years just to get approvals to start construction of a fairly routine highway. Highway builders must get up to 16 different approvals involving nine different federal agencies governed by 29 different statutes. One agency alone can stall a project for many, many years, and even decades.

Not only does this cost our economy billions of dollars, but it also denies our citizens the safe and modern infrastructure they deserve. This overregulated permitting process is a massive self-inflicted wound on our country — it’s disgraceful — denying our people much-needed investments in their community.

And I just want to show you this because it was just shown to me, and I said, I think I’m going to show it to the media — both real and fake media, by the way. This is what it takes to get something approved today. Elaine, you see that? So this is what it takes. Permitting process flowchart — that’s a flowchart.

So that can go out to 20 years. This shows about 10, but that can go out to about 20 years to get something approved. This is for a highway. I’ve seen a highway recently in a certain state — I won’t mention its name — 17 years. I could have built it for four or five million dollars without the permitting process. It cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but it took 17 years to get it approved and many, many, many, many pages of environmental impact studies.

This is what we will bring it down to. This is less than two years. This is going to happen quickly. That’s what I’m signing today. This will be less than two years for a highway. So it’s going to be quick, it’s going to be a very streamlined process. And, by the way, if it doesn’t meet environmental safeguards, we’re not going to approve it. Very simple. We’re not going to approve it. Maybe this one will say, let’s throw the other one away. Would anybody like it from the media? (Laughter.) Would anybody like that long, beautiful chart? You can have it.

So my executive order also requires agencies to work together efficiently by requiring one lead agency for each major infrastructure project. It also holds agencies accountable if they fail to streamline their review process. So each agency is accountable. We’re going to get infrastructure built quickly, inexpensively — relatively speaking — and the permitting process will go very, very quickly.

No longer will we tolerate one job-killing delay after another. No longer will we accept a broken system that benefits consultants and lobbyists at the expense of hardworking Americans.

Now, I knew the process very well — probably better than anybody. I had to get permits for this building and many of the buildings I built — all of the buildings I built in Manhattan and many other places. And I will tell you that the consultants are rich people. They go around making it very difficult. They lobby Congress, they lobby state governments, city governments to make it very difficult so that you have to hire consultants, and that you have to take years and pay them a fortune. So we’re streamlining the process, and we won’t be having so much of that anymore.

No longer will we allow the infrastructure of our magnificent country to crumble and decay. While protecting the environment, we will build gleaming new roads, bridges, railways, waterways, tunnels, and highways. We will rebuild our country with American workers, American iron, American aluminum, American steel. We will create millions of new jobs and make millions of American dreams come true.

Our infrastructure will again be the best in the world. We used to have the greatest infrastructure anywhere in the world, and today we’re like a third-world country. We are literally like a third-world country. Our infrastructure will again be the best, and we will restore the pride in our communities, our nation, and all over the United States we’ll be proud again.

So I want to thank everybody for being here. God bless you. God bless the United States.

And if you have any questions, we have — Mick, you can come up here please. Come on up. Mick Mulvaney.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Q Mr. President, why do you think these CEOs are leaving your manufacturing council?

THE PRESIDENT: Because they’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country. And we want jobs, manufacturing in this country. If you look at some of those people that you’re talking about they’re outside of the country, they’re having a lot of their product made outsider. If you look at Merck as an example, take a look where — excuse me, excuse me — take a look at where their product is made. It’s made outside of our country. We want products made in the country.

Now, I have to tell you, some of the folks that will leave, they’re leaving out of embarrassment because they make their products outside. And I’ve been lecturing them, including the gentleman that you’re referring to, about you have to bring it back to this country. You can’t do it necessarily in Ireland and all of these other places. You have to bring this work back to this country. That’s what I want. I want manufacturing to be back into the United States so that American workers can benefit.

Q Let me ask you, Mr. President, why did you wait so long to blast neo-Nazis?

THE PRESIDENT: I didn’t wait long.

Q You waited two days —

THE PRESIDENT: I didn’t wait long.

Q Forty-eight hours.

THE PRESIDENT: I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct — not make a quick statement. The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement. But you don’t make statements that direct unless you know the facts. It takes a little while to get the facts. You still don’t know the facts. And it’s a very, very important process to me, and it’s a very important statement.

So I don’t want to go quickly and just make a statement for the sake of making a political statement. I want to know the facts. If you go back to —

Q So you had to (inaudible) white supremacists?

THE PRESIDENT: I brought it. I brought it. I brought it.

Q Was it terrorism, in your opinion, what happened?

THE PRESIDENT: As I said on — remember, Saturday — we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America. And then it went on from there.

Now, here’s the thing —

Q (Inaudible) many sides.

THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me. Excuse me. Take it nice and easy. Here’s the thing: When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts. This event just happened. In fact, a lot of the event didn’t even happen yet, as we were speaking. This event just happened.

Before I make a statement, I need the facts. So I don’t want to rush into a statement. So making the statement when I made it was excellent. In fact, the young woman, who I hear was a fantastic young woman, and it was on NBC — her mother wrote me and said through, I guess, Twitter, social media, the nicest things. And I very much appreciated that. I hear she was a fine — really, actually, an incredible young woman. But her mother, on Twitter, thanked me for what I said.

And honestly, if the press were not fake, and if it was honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice. But unlike you, and unlike — excuse me, unlike you and unlike the media, before I make a statement, I like to know the facts.

Q Why do Nazis like you — (inaudible) — these statements?

THE PRESIDENT: They don’t. They don’t.

Q They do. Look —

(Cross-talk.)

THE PRESIDENT: How about a couple of infrastructure questions.

Q Was it terrorism, that event? Was that terrorism?

Q The CEO of Walmart said you missed a critical opportunity —

THE PRESIDENT: Say it. What?

Q The CEO of Walmart said you missed a critical opportunity to help bring the country together. Did you?

THE PRESIDENT: Not at all. I think the country — look, you take a look. I’ve created over a million jobs since I’m President. The country is booming. The stock market is setting records. We have the highest employment numbers we’ve ever had in the history of our country. We’re doing record business. We have the highest levels of enthusiasm. So the head of Walmart, who I know — who’s a very nice guy — was making a political statement. I mean —

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: I’d do it the same way. And you know why? Because I want to make sure, when I make a statement, that the statement is correct. And there was no way — there was no way of making a correct statement that early. I had to see the facts, unlike a lot of reporters. Unlike a lot of reporters —

Q Nazis were there.

Q David Duke was there.

THE PRESIDENT: I didn’t know David Duke was there. I wanted to see the facts. And the facts, as they started coming out, were very well stated. In fact, everybody said, “His statement was beautiful. If he would have made it sooner, that would have been good.” I couldn’t have made it sooner because I didn’t know all of the facts. Frankly, people still don’t know all of the facts.

It was very important — excuse me, excuse me — it was very important to me to get the facts out and correctly. Because if I would have made a fast statement — and the first statement was made without knowing much, other than what we were seeing. The second statement was made after, with knowledge, with great knowledge. There are still things — excuse me — there are still things that people don’t know.

I want to make a statement with knowledge. I wanted to know the facts.

Q Two questions. Was this terrorism? And can you tell us how you’re feeling about your chief strategist, Stephen Bannon?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think the driver of the car is a disgrace to himself, his family, and this country. And that is — you can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want. I would just call it as “the fastest one to come up with a good verdict.” That’s what I’d call it. Because there is a question: Is it murder? Is it terrorism? And then you get into legal semantics. The driver of the car is a murderer. And what he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.

Q Can you tell us how you’re feeling about your chief strategist, Mr. Bannon? Can you talk about that?

THE PRESIDENT: Go ahead.

Q I would echo Maggie’s question. Steve Bannon has come under —

THE PRESIDENT: I never spoke to Mr. Bannon about it.

Q Can you tell us broadly what your — do you still have confidence in Steve?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’ll see. Look, look — I like Mr. Bannon. He’s a friend of mine. But Mr. Bannon came on very late. You know that. I went through 17 senators, governors, and I won all the primaries. Mr. Bannon came on very much later than that. And I like him, he’s a good man. He is not a racist, I can tell you that. He’s a good person. He actually gets very unfair press in that regard. But we’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon. But he’s a good person, and I think the press treats him, frankly, very unfairly.

Q Senator McCain has called on you to defend your National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, against these attacks.

THE PRESIDENT: I did it the last time.

Q And he called on it again, linking —

THE PRESIDENT: Senator McCain?

Q — to the alt-right, and saying —

THE PRESIDENT: Senator McCain?

Q Yes.

THE PRESIDENT: You mean the one who voted against Obamacare?

Q And he said —

THE PRESIDENT: Who is — you mean Senator McCain who voted against us getting good healthcare?

Q Senator McCain said that the alt-right is behind these attacks, and he linked that same group to those who perpetrated the attack in Charlottesville.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don’t know. I can’t tell you. I’m sure Senator McCain must know what he’s talking about. But when you say the alt-right, define alt-right to me. You define it. Go ahead.

Q Well, I’m saying, as Senator —

THE PRESIDENT: No, define it for me. Come on, let’s go. Define it for me.

Q Senator McCain defined them as the same group —

THE PRESIDENT: Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at — excuse me, what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?

Let me ask you this: What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. As far as I’m concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day.

Q You’re not putting these —

THE PRESIDENT: Wait a minute. I’m not finished. I’m not finished, fake news. That was a horrible day —

Q Sir, you’re not putting these protestors on the same level as neo-Nazis —

Q Is the alt-left as bad as white supremacy?

THE PRESIDENT: I will tell you something. I watched those very closely — much more closely than you people watched it. And you have — you had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now. You had a group — you had a group on the other side that came charging in, without a permit, and they were very, very violent.

Q Is the alt-left as bad as Nazis? Are they as bad as Nazis?

THE PRESIDENT: Go ahead.

Q Do you think that what you call the alt-left is the same as neo-Nazis?

THE PRESIDENT: Those people — all of those people –excuse me, I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups. But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue of Robert E. Lee.

Q Should that statue be taken down?

THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me. If you take a look at some of the groups, and you see — and you’d know it if you were honest reporters, which in many cases you’re not — but many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee.

So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?

But they were there to protest — excuse me, if you take a look, the night before they were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee.

Infrastructure question. Go ahead.

Q Should the statues of Robert E. Lee stay up?

THE PRESIDENT: I would say that’s up to a local town, community, or the federal government, depending on where it is located.

Q How concerned are you about race relations in America? And do you think things have gotten worse or better since you took office?

THE PRESIDENT: I think they’ve gotten better or the same. Look, they’ve been frayed for a long time. And you can ask President Obama about that, because he’d make speeches about it. But I believe that the fact that I brought in — it will be soon — millions of jobs — you see where companies are moving back into our country — I think that’s going to have a tremendous, positive impact on race relations.

We have companies coming back into our country. We have two car companies that just announced. We have Foxconn in Wisconsin just announced. We have many companies, I say, pouring back into the country. I think that’s going to have a huge, positive impact on race relations. You know why? It’s jobs. What people want now, they want jobs. They want great jobs with good pay, and when they have that, you watch how race relations will be.

And I’ll tell you, we’re spending a lot of money on the inner cities. We’re fixing the inner cities. We’re doing far more than anybody has done with respect to the inner cities. It’s a priority for me, and it’s very important.

Q Mr. President, are you putting what you’re calling the alt-left and white supremacists on the same moral plane?

THE PRESIDENT: I’m not putting anybody on a moral plane. What I’m saying is this: You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other, and they came at each other with clubs — and it was vicious and it was horrible. And it was a horrible thing to watch.

But there is another side. There was a group on this side. You can call them the left — you just called them the left — that came violently attacking the other group. So you can say what you want, but that’s the way it is.

Q (Inaudible) both sides, sir. You said there was hatred, there was violence on both sides. Are the —

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I think there’s blame on both sides. If you look at both sides — I think there’s blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either.

And if you reported it accurately, you would say.

Q The neo-Nazis started this. They showed up in Charlottesville to protest —

THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me, excuse me. They didn’t put themselves — and you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did.

You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.

Q George Washington and Robert E. Lee are not the same.

THE PRESIDENT: George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down —

Excuse me, are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him?

Q I do love Thomas Jefferson.

THE PRESIDENT: Okay, good. Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we going to take down his statue?

So you know what, it’s fine. You’re changing history. You’re changing culture. And you had people — and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — because they should be condemned totally. But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.

Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people. But you also had troublemakers, and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets, and with the baseball bats. You had a lot of bad people in the other group.

Q Who are the good people?

Q Sir, I just didn’t understand what you were saying. You were saying the press has treated white nationalists unfairly? I just don’t understand what you were saying.

THE PRESIDENT: No, no. There were people in that rally — and I looked the night before — if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I’m sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people — neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them.

But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest — because I don’t know if you know, they had a permit. The other group didn’t have a permit. So I only tell you this: There are two sides to a story. I thought what took place was a horrible moment for our country — a horrible moment. But there are two sides to the country.

Does anybody have a final —

Q I have an infrastructure question.

THE PRESIDENT: You have an infrastructure —

Q What makes you think you can get an infrastructure bill? You didn’t get healthcare —

THE PRESIDENT: Well, you know, I’ll tell you. We came very close with healthcare. Unfortunately, John McCain decided to vote against it at the last minute. You’ll have to ask John McCain why he did that. But we came very close to healthcare. We will end up getting healthcare. But we’ll get the infrastructure. And actually, infrastructure is something that I think we’ll have bipartisan support on. I actually think Democrats will go along with the infrastructure.

Q Mr. President, have you spoken to the family of the victim of the car attack?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I’ll be reaching out. I’ll be reaching out.

Q When will you be reaching out?

THE PRESIDENT: I thought that the statement put out — the mother’s statement I thought was a beautiful statement. I will tell you, it was something that I really appreciated. I thought it was terrific. And, really, under the kind of stress that she’s under and the heartache that she’s under, I thought putting out that statement, to me, was really something. I won’t forget it.

Thank you, all, very much. Thank you. Thank you.

* * * *

Q Will you go to Charlottesville? Will you go to check out what happened?

THE PRESIDENT: I own a house in Charlottesville. Does anyone know I own a house in Charlottesville?

Q Where is it?

THE PRESIDENT: Oh boy, it’s going to be —

Q Where is it?

THE PRESIDENT: It’s in Charlottesville. You’ll see.

Q Is it a winery or something?

THE PRESIDENT: It is the winery.

I mean, I know a lot about Charlottesville. Charlottesville is a great place that’s been very badly hurt over the last couple of days.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: I own, actually, one of the largest wineries in the United States. It’s in Charlottesville.

Q Do you believe your words are helping to heal this country right now?

Q What do you think needs to be done to overcome the racial divides in this country?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think jobs can have a big impact. I think if we continue to create jobs — over a million, substantially more than a million. And you see just the other day, the car companies coming in with Foxconn. I think if we continue to create jobs at levels that I’m creating jobs, I think that’s going to have a tremendous impact — positive impact on race relations.

Q Your remarks today, how do you think that will impact the racial, sort of conflict, today?

THE PRESIDENT: The people are going to be working, they’re going to be making a lot of money — much more money than they ever thought possible. But that’s going to happen.

Q Your remarks today.

THE PRESIDENT: And the other thing — very important — I believe wages will start going up. They haven’t gone up for a long time. I believe wages now — because the economy is doing so well with respect to employment and unemployment, I believe wages will start to go up. I think that will have a tremendously positive impact on race relations.

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4:21 P.M. EDT

MAGA · Politics · religion · Uncategorized

Thank God For President Trump

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Our United States Congress is far more interested in the success of their Party than those who entrusted them with the responsibility of governing this great Nation.  They have forgotten that they are far less important than the seats they fill.

With every vote down Party lines Democrats and Republican Congress members duke it out daily for the world to see.  They routinely jump in front of television cameras to advance their own self-serving agenda with hate speech directed at the “opposition”.

Congress members have no qualms about throwing each other under the bus if they think it will further their own careers.  All the while needlessly frightening the very people depending on them.

According to the Bible, Gospel of Mark 3:25 “If a house is divided against itself it cannot stand.”  and then in the Gospel of Matthew 12:25 “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand’;”.

Those Bible verses were the basis of Abraham Lincoln’s famous house divided speech.  If Jesus and Abraham Lincoln both said it, who am I to disagree?  Better yet, where do those in Congress get off not taking their advice?

With the example set in the Congress of the United States of America is it any wonder we have hate groups forming on the left and the right sides of the aisles?

Those in Congress are too busy pitting Democrats against Republicans to do their jobs.  The ironic thing is that they now vilify supporters of their opposition in hopes of what?  Do they honestly believe that will endear them enough to get the vote of the very people they insult?

Hearing a Congress member whining that the President has “excessive expectations” of Congress while they are on vacation again for a month is mind-boggling.  With Donald J. Trump as their excuse Democrats and Republicans alike in Congress derelict their duty daily.

Embarrassed to be a Democrat I voted not for the candidate that called half this country deplorable phobics of every imaginable kind.  However, if he runs in 2020 I will be voting for Donald J. Trump.  Because with all those playing politics in Congress at the expense of this Nation the 45th President of the United States of America is not taking sides.

Love him or hate him, President Trump gets up everyday and goes to work for the American people of all color, creed, religion or political party.  He and his family are making great personal and financial sacrifices for President Trump to do so.  Anyone telling you otherwise is lying.

President Trump does not represent the Democratic or Republican Parties.  He represents all Americans.  There is no doubt in my mind that he will in fact Make America Great Again.

healthcare · Politics · Uncategorized

Obamacare Double Standards

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According to our trusted lawmakers in Washington DC Obamacare is good enough for the American people.  But, it is certainly not good enough for them.  United States Congress Members were to be insured through Obamacare per laws governing Obamacare.

Once those in Congress actually read what they had voted for it didn’t take long.  Clearly Obamacare was not a program they wished to entrust with the health and well-being of their families.  Hocus pocus, with the help of President Obama Federal funding magically appeared to pay for better health insurance for Congress members and their loved ones.

 President Trump tweeted  “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!”  Quite frankly it is about time for United States Congress Members to be governed by the same rules and regulations as the rest of us.

Time for Democrats and Republicans alike to repeal and replace Obamacare.  How hard can it be?  For all intents and purposes, Obamacare has repealed itself.  All that is needed now is for Congress to vote “yes” to make it official.  The replace part of the equation will then be a piece of cake.  Provide the American people with the same insurance they provide for themselves at our expense.

 

healthcare · Politics · Uncategorized

If Aint Broken Why Do Democrats Want Republicans To Fix It?

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Obamacare has repealed itself.  Contrary to what our fearless Democratic leaders in Washington, DC would have us believe, people weren’t dying in the streets before Obamacare and won’t be after.  Well, unless they were veterans.  But, that is something to discuss another time.

Considering that Obamacare has more pages than the Bible is it any wonder that Nancy Pelosi instructed Democrats to vote for it without knowing the content.  Congress didn’t have the time to actually read the bill.  Let that be a lesson for the Republicans and Democrats alike.  Know what you are saddling the American people with before making it law.

The best solution seems to be to blame President Trump for all our healthcare issues.  He does have a lot of gall so it is no wonder that I had to have my gallbladder removed.  So maybe that is not fair.  He didn’t make me eat onions.  The debate or lack thereof in Washington makes no more sense than my theory.  Or does it?

When big business has much to win or lose depending on which way the wind blows you can bet they push hard to get what they want.  When those same businesses donate big bucks to the coffers of US Congress Members’ campaigns one has to ask if there is not a conflict of interest somewhere.

Of course pre-existing conditions should be covered.  But, at what cost?  Necessary medical care should be available to all.  Again, at what cost?  Maybe Congress should forget about those lining their pockets.  Instead they should focus on the job at hand entrusted to them by their constituents.

The problem isn’t who should pay for the care.  The United States is a wealthy country.  However, we do have our limits.  When non-profit hospitals pay their top administration millions while suing poor people in small claims courts there is a problem.  The cost of five gallbladder surgeries result in bills of five different amounts.  Prescription medications cost enough to allow pharmaceutical companies to pay millions to lobbyists to strong-arm the politicians they contribute more millions to.

It is time for Congress to stop all the nonsense and get to work.  Not one Democrat had the backbone to stand up to the powers at bee and vote yes to repeal Obamacare and discuss ways to fix the mess it has created.

The best way to provide affordable healthcare to all is to make actual healthcare affordable.  Lining the pockets of those in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical industries only helps them at the expense of the United States’ taxpayers.