Letter from Obama to Trump

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  1. jackclee lm profile image80
    jackclee lmposted 5 years ago

    It was revealed the content of the letter President Obsma left for Trump on inauguration day.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/03/politics/ … index.html
    It was excellent advice and shows a side of Obama that was lacking at times during his own Presidency. It demonstrated for me that the office is not an easy job. Even when the intent of the office holder is good, the results and policies may not be so easily attained. After all, we don't have a king but a president who must work with 535 members of Congress to get anything done that is long lasting. Executive orders can only go so far...

    1. Ken Burgess profile image83
      Ken Burgessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, the heart of all America's problems today is in Congress.  We have plenty of problems, and it may be that our Nation has gone beyond the ability to correct its course, but for certain the corruption in Congress is the key to our downturn, and the power wielded there is by the Corporations.

      Like with the ACA having been written by Insurance insiders, for the benefit of the Insurance companies, Pharma companies, and not to the benefit of the people.


      1. jackclee lm profile image80
        jackclee lmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That is why we need term limits.

    2. ptosis profile image74
      ptosisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tell that to POTUS who believes notco-equal branches of gov't but think he can browbeat, bully an threaten Congress and or judges to do his bidding.

      I.E. - Dumpster tweeted “so-called judge” and his ... was a “hater” biased against him because of his Mexican heritage.

      I.E. - General Incompetence threatened to block federal aid to Alaska in retaliation of Alaska's senator's Obamacare repeal vote,

      1. Ken Burgess profile image83
        Ken Burgessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Congress has only an 8% approval rating for a reason... because the people know they are corrupt, lying, despicable human beings.  From Pelosi to McCain, Waters to Graham, they have all made themselves multi-millionaires selling out.

        Nancy Pelosi -
        Pelosi's net worth was $29.35 million and ranked 15th out of 50 wealthiest members of Congress for 2014.
        Three years later on May 3, 2017 Nancy Pelosi has a $196 million net worth.

        John McCain -
        John McCain had an estimated net worth of $21 million in 2014. John McCain has been a U.S. senator from Arizona since 1987.  His wife was worth over 100 million.

        In 2014 Representative Darrell Issa topped the lot with a net worth of $357.25 million. Issa’s wealth was triple that of second-placed Michael McCaul ($117.54 million).

        And it goes on, and on... they go there poor, and leave rich, they go there rich, and leave richer.

        They have no empathy for you, regardless of their party affiliation or rhetoric, they don't have any clue what it is like to have to live paycheck to paycheck, or pay for healthcare, and they could care less what the people need or want, why should they, the people never hold them accountable for anything.... most of these criminals have been in there for decades.

        1. Valeant profile image88
          Valeantposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Finally, some common ground that we agree on.

  2. Tim Truzy info4u profile image95
    Tim Truzy info4uposted 5 years ago

    Jack, I thought I would never agree with you on anything - but "term limits" is the answer. When you go into a place knowing you can come out richer, where is the risk in service? Where is the sacrifice? George Washington and those guys put everything on the line to make a great nation. These guys want to make a great buck.
    Now, we are talking like true patriots who really understand the old saying: absolute power corrupts absolutely. Believe me: when you get concerned Americans together on a topic they can agree on - watch out! we might go to the moon! (Oh yeah, we did that.)

    1. jackclee lm profile image80
      jackclee lmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's great. we may have more common grounds than you think.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image94
        Jean Bakulaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for sharing that jackclee. It gives hope that maybe one day we can all unite and stop this craziness, we all love this country.

        1. Ken Burgess profile image83
          Ken Burgessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Just as importantly we love our liberties, freedoms, and the opportunity to achieve and see our children achieve a better life.  And if we don't find a way of removing the worst criminals, and the worst corruption from Congress, we are going to lose all of those things, we already are... not because of any one party, but because of those who are willing to sell out the American people (they are on both sides of the aisle).

          1. Jean Bakula profile image94
            Jean Bakulaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I agree with that Ken.

  3. Tim Truzy info4u profile image95
    Tim Truzy info4uposted 5 years ago

    Indeed, every time they try to pass limits on campaign contributions, there is always a work around for the politicians. Lobbies, PACS, and other money - keep the government in the hands of the rich and corrupt.
    Does anyone remember when corporations were not given the legal protections of being seen as "people." That was a legal change that really switched how the money flowed.
    Any ideas on how we can work to save our republic which crosses party lines beyond our recognition that "term limits" would probably be a good start" I'll start: we need more grassroots activism focused on the future based on what we have already established in our country:
    1. respect of liberties
    2. denouncing "hate" and calling it by its ugly name
    3. allowing men and women who qualify  to serve in our military "people wanting citizenship, people who can aim and fire a weapon with accuracy, etc.)
    And the list can go on, but I know: parties get involved anyway.


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