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Why Trump Is the Best Candidate for Working Americans

Updated on January 8, 2018
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Grew up on Cape Cod, Mass, Army Vet., Fmr. Director of Energy Conservation programs, RE Agent, current residence the Space Coast, FL

Well we are not quite a full year in yet, but we have seen an embattled President since day one, but no one should be surprised by this, someone runs a campaign promising to "Drain the Swamp" and change the direction the country has been going in for a quarter century, some resistance should be expected.

Our politicians abdicated doing what was best for our national interests, and our economic interests, long ago. Those that have been there for 30 years or longer have been there for a reason, they were willing to sell out the American people, while pretending to work for them well enough not to get blamed by the voters.

If our government, and our politicians were serving our National interests, the American people's interests, we would have never abdicated out industrial base to China, and allowed their products to remain tariff and tax free for 30 years and going, we would have never passed NAFTA, allowing for companies to move production of their products to Mexico or Canada and not pay tax or tariffs. And we most certainly would not be pursuing the strengthening of the WTO, WB, IMF, UN, at our expense as a sovereign state.

Fighting this system of corruption takes a monumental ego and effort, nothing else could survive the constant barrage of attacks from all sides, from the Courts, the Congress and most of all the media.

But President Trump has still found a way to accomplish some good for the American people, and the Nation, despite all the resistance that has come his way.

Oh I know, they say he insults people, he's racist, sexist, arrogant, egotistical, etc. etc. you name it, the media will throw it at him hoping it will stick.... and for some, it does, you know what they say, you can fool some of the people all of the time. For the rest of you, there is Trump.

If you are hoping for change, if you are hoping for the country to improve economically, if you are hoping that finally one of these candidates actually comes through on SOME of their promises... he's about the only hope you have.

Hillary Clinton, a politician's politician, she will tell you what she thinks will get her the most votes, and once she is in office it will just be more of the same... jobs will continue to go to Mexico and China, the National Debt will continue to skyrocket by the trillions each year, the sharks on Wall St. will continue to feast on your retirement funds, the country will continue its fast track from world leader, to second class country.

But when Trump says he will build a wall, he will. If he can rescind the laws which make it favorable for companies to ship their jobs to Mexico he will. If a Washington outsider like Trump can't make these 'common sense' changes to help put the American people back to work, no one can or will, the rest don't want to even talk about such things.

Politicians are by nature chameleons, they do their best to figure out what you want to hear, and then they promise you what you want. Of course, their only real goal is to get to Washington and feed from the troth and secure as much power and money as they can, at the taxpayers expense.

Trump has been saying it since day one. In fact, Trump has been saying it for more than 25 years, it isn't something he has been saying to secure votes, he's saying it because its what he believes:

A Trump Interview you've probably NEVER seen before

Two days after 9/11 Trump Interview

Consider this, this interview was given to a FORIEGN news station, which shows Trump had global recognition even then. He was calm, collected, thoughtful in his responses, and he gave them not as a politician or a candidate, but as a businessman and concerned American citizen.

Trump on China Trade Relations 5 years ago

Trump has long held his beliefs he's not a Politician he's a Patriot

You can go back five years, or twenty five years, and you will find Trump voicing the same opinions then, that he is now. He's not a politician telling you whatever BS he thinks you want to hear. He is telling you what he believes needs to be done to make this country great again, so we can make our lives better.

Trump is someone who will see the advantage to putting money back into NASA so that we can once again lead the world in new technologies and exploration, rather than throw that money away funding anti-American foreign sycophants that spit in our collective faces like the current administration has done for the past eight years.

People so easily forget what garbage we recently were sold... the 'Hope and Change' tour did change things alright. Promises that Obamacare would reduce insurance costs for most households by $2,500 proved as false as many suspected they would be, many are now paying that much or more extra than what they were paying prior to Obamacare passing, while others who always had insurance are now without.

Promises to rescind the Patriot Act proved false, it was instead renewed and given broader powers by Obama. Obama promised to end the Wars in the middle east, and he did, sort-of. We are fighting ISIS and the Taliban, Syria and Lebanon are now war zones in addition to Iraq and Afghanistan, but technically he did end the war(s). Oh, and then there is how he caved in to every Iran demand.

The only way things have any chance of changing for the better, is if someone OUTSIDE of Washington steps in, someone who is hugely confident, arrogant even, who has business sense and savvy and who won't be catering to the Chinese or the Lobbyists and who is egotistical enough to challenge the powers that be, to do things the way he believes they should be done.

One thing about someone who has run businesses, who has both failed and succeeded, and paid the price for mistakes (rather than the taxpayers paying the price for the mistakes) they have learned how to delegate, they have learned how to gather the best around them to help them succeed, they have learned how to make the tough choices so that the job gets done.

Trump knows how to find the best people available, the best minds, and put them to work to solve problems and get things done, that's what Owner-CEO types do. Trump's DECADES of experience in business and international trade and investment puts him worlds ahead of people like Clinton and Cruz, who know politics, who know how to take donations and spend money, but have little if any real experience in anything that would help turn this country around and make it a better place for AMERICANS.

Clinton nor Cruz are going to fix the problems... they are part of the entrenched Washington problem(s). They are blind to the problems, because they embody them.


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      Paula 8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Quite simply Ken, you succeed. It's the responsibility of each individual to seek whatever information is available, to read, listen and research. Frankly, only then can we agree, disagree, rebut or accept what our fellow Americans have to share with us. Far too much "argument" is based on incorrect information, controversy and downright lies. It's not easy to become knowledgeable but if we have concerns, we must know what is actually going on in this world, in our own country, with our enemies (BOTH foreign and domestic.)

      What screams in the current environment, an overabundance of cognitive dissidence. I truly do see what you say as being point-on accurate. I simply cannot relate these things as eloquently nor as authoritatively as you do. What I can do is assimilate it all and appreciate that you say it. Please continue. Thanks again. P

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      Ken Burgess 8 months ago from Florida

      Thank you Paula, I try.

      I sometimes wonder if I put forth information in a comprehensive enough way to understand... its hard to know for sure because I have no way of knowing how much information on the subject being discussed the other person has.

      With something like North Korea I have a depth of knowledge that exceeds 'common knowledge'.

      So I may be making points, or mentioning things that aren't relatable for the person reading it.

      When I watch a YouTube 'do it yourself' video on how to fix something on my vehicle, I will have to pause it to research a device they are using or a part I am unfamiliar with... I am not working with the same broad base of knowledge they have, which makes their explanations a task to understand.

      I try to make what contributions I have to offer relatable or understandable.

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      Paula 8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ken, I have to tell you, you are so politically savvy and state your case in the most sensible, realistic way.......I've paid attention to all you have shared here and you've made me even more aware of some facts we Americans simply can't deny and there's little room for argument in your wisdom..............(Although, around here, people can jump out from any old corner to attack,'s just what they do!)

      You'd make an excellent teacher. If you can hold my attention, that's a miracle.

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      Ken Burgess 8 months ago from Florida


      As a nation we abdicated (our politicians did) doing what was best for our national interests, and our economic interests, long ago.

      If our government, and our politicians were serving our National interests, the American people's interests, we would never have abdicated out industrial base to China, we would have never passed NAFTA, we would not be pursuing the strengthening of the WTO, WB, IMF, UN, at our expense as a sovereign state.

      So I see no value in remaining in SK, I see no value in NK's continued existence, not for 'we the people', perhaps for the international corporations and conglomerations that find it easier without a unified Asia, without a stronger BRIC, but I don't care about corporate interests or power, or a one-world government.

      This is what I DO understand, G7, G8 entities, the international banks and corporations are playing a losing game, and they are too egotistical and out of touch to realize it... China, especially if they remain united with Russia, isn't interested in global unity, a one world government, or being a partner at the table... they want to run the world, be the dominant player, be the king at the head of the table, and they will be, eventually, because we have given them what is most important to achieving that, the infrastructure and industrial capability to lead the world.

      So... its best if we remove NK, it would have been better to do it 20 years ago, instead of handing them the tools required to make nuclear bombs (which Clinton did).

      As far as 'America' maintaining its position of strength in that part of the world... why? We have given over all the things of importance to China, and we are running a 500 billion dollar a year deficit with them, so let them be the dominant nation in that part of the world, let them dominate and police all the nations in that region... what benefit does it do us to keep spending billions doing that job for them?

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      Robert Sacchi 8 months ago

      Why I mentioned North Korea is because they look at the United States and see a divided country that doesn't think much of its leader. North Korea could only view this as strengthening its hand. The Korean Peninsula is strategically important. Chang and Japan have always tried to gain influence there. This is even more important now. If America can't get North Korea to behave the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan may turn to China for protection against NK. This would reduce America to irrelevance in the region. What you said about NK also applied to the ROK a couple of generations ago.

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      Ken Burgess 8 months ago from Florida


      It is more than the 'liberals' that are sore losers, it is the 'establishment', despite what is said by the talking heads in the media... they understand this is a 'soft' revolution, the people are dissatisfied with their government, and the media that lies for it, and they want change.

      So its not just the 'liberals' out to destroy Trump, its anyone that has been corrupted by the D.C. Swamp. So we are talking McCain and Graham just as much as we are talking Pelosi and Waters, most of these politicians went to Washington not worth much more than you or I, now they are worth hundreds of millions... and they got that way because they sold out the American people.

      The people who gave us NAFTA, Glass Steagall, the ACA, many of them are STILL in Congress and still working against the best interests of the American people.

      It's much more than Liberal vs Conservative, its the millions of downtrodden screwed over Americans against the 'Establishment' that is bending them over and sticking it to them.

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      Ken Burgess 8 months ago from Florida


      North Korea is a different problem all together, and it is a real one, not a fabricated one.

      How do I know this?

      Very simple, our focus has been on the former Soviet Bloc allies and Russia in particular for a decade or longer. We have built up a military force around Russia to rival anything we have ever assembled in our history. We have done our best to isolate Russia from the rest of the world... with mixed results.

      Russia has allied with China (a lukewarm ally as they are always only interested in what benefits themselves) and Iran, along with Georgia (and Ukraine, despite what our media says, they are supporting a large percentage of the population in the areas of occupation that WANT them there)... but these alliances are more economic, not military alliances, unlike what America has with NATO.

      North Korea is a trivial, poor, little nation with no value, there is no economic or strategic incentive for going to war with them... not even the Military Industrial Complex is interested in NK, there isn't enough financial windfall from destroying that nation to make it worth their interest.

      Russia however, is sitting on a windfall of economic and military incentives... as I explained to some degree here:

      Unfortunately, the NK threat is far more real than anyone unfamiliar with NK could ever imagine, and sadly most people in Congress are just as clueless about how NK works and why as the average American citizen (which is to say pretty damned ignorant)... and no amount of talking, or diplomacy will work with NK... you either give in to ALL their demands and remove ALL sanctions, or the aggressions will continue until they make good on their threats and openly attack somewhere (and where they really want to attack is not in SK or Japan, but America, which they might be able to do via sub, with a nuke missile).

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      Greg Schweizer 8 months ago from Corona, California.

      The liberals are the poorest, sorest losers I have ever seen. People are just way too sensitive these days. Trump stands up to the opposition and I really don't think he worries about 2020. I am sure he cares and wants to be re-elected, but I don't believe he is going to kiss anyone's butt (to be nice) just so he will be re-elected. I believe once people let him do things the way he decides to do them, he will do great and he will be re-elected. He is doing what he feels is best for America and that is why I voted for him and why he was elected. My opinion.

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      Robert Sacchi 8 months ago

      Oddly in many cases I see him as the only adult in the room. There are incidents, he calls for unity and his political opponents come up with silly excuses to say he is saying or doing the wrong thing. They claim he talks bad about Congress so Congress won't work with him. I read that as Congress won't do right by the country because their feelings are hurt. We have North Korea, a country that will do what their leader tells them and Kim Jong Un sees a divided opposition.

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      Ken Burgess 8 months ago from Florida


      I am curious what your opinion of his actions as President are. To be clear, I am not asking what you think of the man, or his presentation skills, but what he has accomplished.

      In addition if you would, how do you feel about Congress, and their inability to get anything done going on a decade now, since the passing of the ACA, and the growing dissatisfaction of voters with that element of our government.


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      Robert Sacchi 8 months ago

      Thank you. I like to check on political articles that have been out a while to see if authors have changed their opinions.

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      Ken Burgess 8 months ago from Florida

      Hi Robert,

      No my opinions haven't changed, largely because the media cannot change my opinions, I realize he has gotten an incredible amount of bad press, and neither he nor the first lady can do anything without criticism (First Lady wears high heel shoes! Sets back women 100 years!).

      The most corrupt people in Congress continue to rage and rant against him, so therefore he hasn’t completely been swallowed up by the establishment yet.

      I understand that the 'Establishment' is far more powerful than any one man. But so long as the most obviously criminal elements of D.C. are working to undermine him, he must be doing something positive for the people still.

      For instance he did get us out of the TPP, for which there was absolutely no benefit to the American working class.

      TPP was being sold with essentially the same lies that were spouted over NAFTA. While NAFTA helped companies become richer, and helped spread the wealth to Mexico and Canada, it did NOTHING positive for the American workers, their salaries, or their benefits.

      TPP would have benefited capital, corporations would reap rewards far greater than labor. In essence, it would screw the American workers just like NAFTA did/does.

      In regards to the expected income increases they really only would have benefited those at the very top of the labor market who would have seen gains from patent and intellectual property right protection. Maybe... if China and others actually followed the rules.

      For job creation, the calculations that had been used to determine jobs created relied on a direct connection from income increases to job growth, but the truth in actuality was that the TPP would have lead to more productivity and dispersal of jobs to overseas, requiring fewer jobs here in America.

      In addition, the model they used to calculate job growth did not account for any wage increase (of course not! we have had wage stagnation ever since NAFTA was put into effect!), meaning jobs would only be added if wages stayed static compared to a dynamic rate of inflation.

      In short the TPP would have helped the rich get richer, and the poor stay poor here in America.


      Getting us out of the Paris Accords was also a good thing, as I explained here in both the article and comments section.


      And he has rescinded some of Obama’s EOs things like giving greater access to welfare for illegals, he is trying to unfund the sanctuary cities, while this may not seem like a ‘nice’ thing to do. By removing the incentives for people to come to the country illegally, that will help slow the flow of millions of illegals from entering and staying in the country.

      If they can’t welfare, housing, etc. and the states aren’t going to be funded with federal dollars for harboring illegals, that help solve the problem far more than building a wall will.

      In addition if we start enforcing the laws on national corporations like the Toll Brothers, Tyson Foods and others who hire illegals by the thousands rather than American workers, that also will help remove the incentives for illegals to come, while helping struggling Americans to find work and get better wages.


      So to answer your questions, no my opinions haven’t changed any… this President has actually tried to do what he ran on and promised to do, which we haven’t seen from a President in decades now.

      Another way of looking at it, as bad as he may appear as President, he is incalculably better than allowing the most corrupt and callous politician to exist in our lifetimes to become President, the real threat of us suffering under a Nazi regime came not from Trump, but from Clinton.

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      Robert Sacchi 8 months ago

      Have any of your opinions changed?

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      Ken Burgess 2 years ago from Florida

      @ RJ Schwartz - thanks for the reply, all we can hope for is that Trump is elected and succeeds in muting the damage the TPP, WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, etc. are doing to our economy and our future as Americans.

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      Ralph Schwartz 2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Great topic and solid analysis Ken. I agree that it will take an outsider to make changes and hopefully when America sees how effective a business leader is at running the nation, the "permanent political class" will be hobbled dramatically. I'm sick of these big money puppet-master doners who try to run America from behind a shield.

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      Ken Burgess 2 years ago from Florida


      No politics for me, I've come close enough, I've run a couple of state programs for non-profits and I've dealt with politicians and had the opportunity to sit in a couple DOE meetings during the roll out of ARRA a few years back... close enough to know its not a fit for me.

      It really does take a personality with a great amount of confidence, ego, arrogance even... its not a place for the timid or the weak of heart... and yes it takes a lot of money, and if you don't have your own, like Trump does, you are bought and paid for by those who provide you that money.

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      Michelle Zunter 2 years ago from California

      Well put. Have you ever considered becoming a politician? :) One last issue is regarding the kind of people that have the OPPORTUNITY to actually run for president.

      There are probably hundreds or thousands of potentially great candidates but they can't afford to campaign. I really believe there are better minded, educated people out there who deserve the opportunity to run. I do think the election system is deeply flawed and corrupt.

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      Ken Burgess 2 years ago from Florida


      Well he is not going to advocate a take from the rich and give to the poor administration, that is for sure. But that take from the rich mindset always ends up in dire breakdowns of living standards and freedoms.

      The U.S.S.R. is one good example, socialism is just a different form of big tyrannical government... big brother on steroids.

      What has worked so well in America is the OPPORTUNITY for anyone to climb the ladder of success... to become a lawyer, a doctor, a President, a CEO... today that means no matter what their race, or what economic background they come from.

      That is what Freedom is, not a right to free medical, or free food, or free housing... it is an opportunity to become anything your hard work, and your intelligence gives you the ability to become.

      What is going on in this country now, is the Democrats and to a lesser degree the Republicans are sell outs to the corporations you fear, they pass CAFTA, NAFTA, allow China to have a 'preferred nation' status which means there are no tariffs on their imports (no taxes essentially), it means all corporations are not only allowed, they are encouraged to ship their jobs to places like China, India, and Mexico.

      That is what Obama, Clinton, and Bush has gifted this nation with... but far more of the blame sits on the shoulders of the Clintons and Obama, they are the ones pushing for United Nations to have greater control over our borders, our lands, our rights as citizens of this nation... they sold us Obamacare, CAFTA, NAFTA, they put a trillion dollars into Green Energy projects that have produced next to nothing, while closing down NASA projects that kept tens of thousands of Americans employed in high tech productive jobs. The epic mortgage/bank failures in 2006-7 didn't happen on its own, it happened because of corrupt people like Barney Frank removed the safeguards and allowed the failure to happen.

      Trump may not go after the rich, but if he goes after NAFTA, CAFTA, China's preferred nation status, etc. then he will do more good for the lower and middle class of this country than any other politician has in our lifetimes.

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      Michelle Zunter 2 years ago from California

      All good points. China does indeed "own us" in so many respects. Every time I go to Walmart it seems like we buy something made in China. But Walmart is convenient, and appears to have no major competition. I live in a place where Walmart is one of the only options to buy things.

      I keep telling myself if I really wanted to be a part of change, I would stop shopping at places like Walmart and just travel farther to different stores.

      The running of the country by corporations is what really scares me, and I have concerns that Trump is just another corporation set on keeping the rich, rich and the poor, poor.

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      Ken Burgess 2 years ago from Florida


      Funny thing is I was not a Trump fan at first, I was inclined to go with Rubio. But I realize that Trump's lack of dependency on either party, his lack of concern for what the lobbyists want or think, and his aggressive attitude towards China's 'favored nation' status which has been killing this country's ability to compete globally for over 20 years now (and has allowed us to go into massive debt to them, they own most of our Trillions of debt) all these things and more are what make him the ONLY alternative to a 'typical' same-old same-old politician.

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      Michelle Zunter 2 years ago from California

      I'm not a Trump supporter, but I like the manner in which you wrote this hub. I can see the points you're making and would love nothing more than for someone - Trump or otherwise - to change the way this country works.

      I agree with you completely about the health care.

      I appreciate the intent of Obama to revolutionize the health care system, and I think many of us who are living paycheck to paycheck were excited in the beginning. But, yes, in the end, we are paying A LOT and it's barely affordable just to have one of the worst plans available - at least here in California.

      Trump may be a Washington "outsider" but he is a wealthy "insider" in many respects, as far as who he knows in high places, which makes me wary. But, it's the same for most politicians, right?

      Still wary, but fantastic hub. I love people who can make good points without being bombastic. Actually that may be one of my main problems with Trump. Bombastic. Thanks for writing!


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