Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bizarro Trump

Trump's home planet.

Trump claims he would have won the popular vote had 3,000,000 people not voted illegally. His own legal team disputes this 'alternative fact' yet Trump will not back down from his baseless assertion.

Tom Barrack, Jr., a friend of Trump, spoke on CNN about how the new president needs to let go of the campaign trail & start focusing his energy on governance. I say: Good luck with that!

If Trump can't not respond almost immediately to every perceived slight (-inaugural numbers, anyone?), then I don't see him retraining his gaze on more meaningful issues anytime soon.

And what he is honing in on does not bode well for many Americans. For all Trump's talk of helping all Americans and making us 'great again', he's already managed to begin targeting some of the more vulnerable among us within hours of taking office.

Mortgage Fee Cut

One of Trump's first executive orders inked makes it now impossible for low-income, first-time home buyers to receive a five hundred dollar annual reduction in mortgage fees. The mortgage reduction scheme, put forth by former President Obama, was to have come into effect Jan. 27.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, responsible for insuring tens of millions of Americans, is currently in the process of being dismantled by the new government. Many of Trump's supporters had not realized that their insurance provided compliments of the ACA is actually the so-called Obamacare they despise (Google: Trumpgrets). These same people are now seeing their 'fearless leader' acting directly against their hopes of remaining insured. The MAGA crowd say: Lock up Clinton & build that wall, but don't take away our ACA!

Unfortunately for them, it looks like the one thing Trump will actually act on is the one thing Trump supporters really don't want to come to pass.


6 comments:

  1. Sigh.
    I watch in horror. And fear. Some of our politicians have already been given ideas. Not least the climate change denialists.
    Good luck.

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    1. May your citizenry not succumb to the idiocy as we have!

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  2. I wondered what the ACA was. Please keep me informed Bea. I simply cannot look at him. I waited 20 years for Hillary and it has been a bitter time for me. I am having a tough time not judging people that voted for Trump. I made sure and mentioned to someone dear to me that the house they wanted to buy this summer will now cost them more.

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    1. Under ACA, those with pre-existing conditions (like my small business owning brother) were able to obtain health insurance. The ACA hasn't been a panacea for all, but millions of people have become insured under this act.


      It has been a difficult time, to be sure.

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  3. My sister-in-law is watching this with horror. If she loses her insurance, she will die. https://www.facesoftheaca.com/stories/2017/1/12/heather-a

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    1. I should have been prepared with a Kleenex box before clicking in the Faces of the ACA link. Oh, my.

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