Imagine you are Donald Trump. You wake up every morning in your new home, The White House and the first thing on your mind is that you have to fight with everyone in Washington, DC.
Not just Democrats, Independents, Liberals, but also your so called friends, Conservatives, and Republicans. Knowing that no matter what you propose, someone, and maybe everyone, is going to challenge and fight with you. It would seem that there are no friendly faces to be found, especially amongst those that were supposed to be your friends and supporters.
You want to build a wall to defend the country you love so much. Seems that should be a simple thing to get done. During the election process, a large majority of the country seemed to be in favor of such an operation. Building a wall was a win-win situation. It was a winner because it would help secure our southern border from illegal immigration and it was also a winner because it would create a lot of jobs. Who was not in favor of security and jobs? Well, the bleeding heart liberals were of course not in favor of the wall, but they lost. So why can’t he get it done? Does anyone think that the wall will not slow down illegal immigration and all the problems that go with that problem? If anyone thinks a wall does not work ask the Israelis’ if their wall does stop the majority of illegal Palestinians trying to enter their country. Does it stop them all, of course not, but, it certainly is a great deterrent and certainly helps secure their country? Some say the wall just can’t be built all the way across our southern border, some terrain just cannot be fenced. If anyone believes that ask the Chinese about their Great Wall. They build a wall across some of the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. Not just a wall of concrete, or metal, or wire, but a huge national undertaking that can be seen from space. A truly amazing accomplishment. Did it stop the hordes, no, not forever, but it kept them safe for many years? With that in mind, a wall is not a cure all but it certainly would go a long way towards making our southern border more secure and harder to get across.
You want to repeal and replace Obama Care so that a better system can be put in place. The party that you represent should have been able to make this come to pass with ease. After seven and half years of meetings, committees, and normal run of the mill Congressional arm-twisting it should have been simple. Nearly seventy times the Republicans put forth proposals to repeal, change, or amend Obama Care and they went nowhere. How is it that you can make that many proposals and never get anything done? Every single one of them knew that whatever they did was doomed to failure. They knew they could not get it through the House or the Senate, and if by some miracle they did it would die on the President’s desk as he vetoed anything that got there. Why so many attempts and failures? Each one of them could go home and say that they were trying to change things, they were making proposals but they just could not get anything done. In fact, they were just fine with the way things were. They each had their little piece of the pie, their little power kingdom was remaining intact and the status quo was stable. They thought that Hillary was the defacto President-elect and that they would continue doing the same thing for the next four to eight years. Appeasing their constituents that they were trying when in fact they knew whatever they proposed was doomed and all was well. If that was not the case they would have had a bill ready for President Trump the day he took over the office. They knew in November he was going to be the new president and that one of his primary objectives was to repeal and replace. How could they not be ready the day he took office? They did not want to be ready, that would change the balance of power, someone might lose some of their little kingdom or their piece of pie. None of them wanted that, they wanted things to stay the way there were.
You want to lower the taxes for everyone in the country so that the economy can grow. Why would any Representative or Senator be against that? The liberal Democrats are scared to death of a tax reduction. If that was to happen and jobs were created and tax revenues increased and more people were not dependent upon their monthly government check they would no longer be under the thumb of those in Washington doing so much to “help them”. More people would become independent, able to make their own decisions about what they wanted to buy, where they wanted to live, how to live their own lives without government supervision. The Democrats will always say that any tax change is just to favor the rich and that the little guy will be the ones taking the brunt of what is wrong with the new tax format. They have done that for so long that way too many people believe it, the old “tell a lie enough times and it becomes the truth” routine. The Republicans who one would assume would be in favor of a major tax overhaul don’t seem to be on board either. Now, why would that be? Again, that would upset their little apple cart and they are certainly not going to allow that to happen. No one wants to lose any power they have and this would give lots of people the power to make headway on living the life they want and not the life that the government overseers want them to live.
I said when Paul Ryan took over from John Boehner that what we were getting was just John Boehner Ver. 2.0 and that certainly seems to be the case. He has yet to really rally the House behind anything that Trump has proposed. Why is that? He likes his position, he likes the power he wields and has no real reason to change any of that. He is looking out for his best interest and not that of the American people. As I have said so many times before, “the only difference between a Democrat and a Republican is the color of the stick they beat us with”. Anymore that seems to more and more the case.
It is time for the people to write and call the Representatives and Senators, now more than ever, and tell them to get behind President Trump. It is time for the folks we voted for to start taking care of us and not themselves. We need them to know that we have had enough of the same old thing no matter who is in charge. It is time for them to stand up and do what is right for the people and not what will help feather their own nest. It is now time that we hold them accountable to do the job they said they would do. It is time for them to truly take care of the country and the people in it and not just those special few in Washington.
Imagine how things would be if they actually did what was right and not just what they want to make sure their system of power sharing stays in place.