Is this a Failed Presidency?

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  1. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 2 years ago
    Trump promised a new Healthcare Plan with "much better coverage at a tiny fraction of the cost." He failed.

    He promised a $1 Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Plan that would create millions of American jobs. He failed.

    He promised a 30' high concrete wall the entire length of our Southern Border that Mexico would pay for. But the check didn't come and the wall isn't built.

    He promised to cut our National Debt, but instead he's on pace to add over $7 Trillion Dollars to our National Debt in just one term.

    Trump said he wouldn't have time to play golf if elected, because he'd be too busy working. But in reality, Trump has spend 144 years worth of Presidential salary playing golf and visiting Trump properties, with all that tax payer money ending up in his own pockets.

    He promised to revitalize the Coal Industry and create more jobs than ever. But since he took office, over 70% of the largest Coal companies have filed for Bankruptcy and closed down.

    He promised his tariffs would bring back the American Steel Industry. but instead tens of thousand of steel workers have lost their jobs and plants have been closed down all over the country. US Steel's stock price is down 90%.

    He promised a giant "Middle Class" tax cut, but instead borrowed $1.5 Trillion dollars and took $560 Million Dollars out of Medicare and then gave 83% of that money to Corporations, the wealthiest 1500 families in America, Real Estate Developers and the owners of private planes.

    Do you think it was just a coincidence that Trump owns a Corporation, has one of the 1500 wealthiest families in America, is a Real Estate Developer and owns a private plane?

    So what did the middle class get out of Trumps "Middle Class" tax cut?

    The Bill for $1.5 Trillion Dollars, plus Interest and a future cut in their Medicare that they already paid for.

    And as an added bonus, the tax cuts of the corporations, the wealthy, the Real Estate Developers and the owners of private planes is permanent through 2025, only the middle class can have their taxes raised to pay for the covid-19 relief package.

    As with every other Republican Administration in the modern era of American politics, the Trump Administration will rule over a Recession and run up our National Debt. Remember, only Democratic Administrations in the modern era have had Balanced Budgets, cut the annual Deficit and had a Government Surplus.

    Basic Economics shows us that like most Republican Administrations, under the Trump Administration, Republican policies do you no good unless you make over $306,000.00 a year.

    If you make less than $306,000.00 a year, you're either a Democrat or just a Useful Idiot.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      "But in reality, Trump has spend 144 years worth of Presidential salary playing golf and visiting Trump properties, with all that tax payer money ending up in his own pockets."

      Reality?  Where is the "reality" that every dime spent by the SS on a golf course goes into Trump's pocket instead of the pockets of the workers there?  Are you pretending that there are no costs to running a golf course or hotel in order to inflate numbers beyond what any thinking person could accept?

    2. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I assume you were looking for a comparison between Obama and President Trump. (he did, he did that). 

      Unemployment levels at a 50-year low, more Americans working than ever before
      Median household income at the highest level ever recorded
      African-American unemployment at the lowest rate ever recorded
      Hispanic-American unemployment at the lowest rate ever recorded
      Asian-American unemployment at the lowest rate ever recorded
      Women’s unemployment at the lowest rate in 65 years
      Youth unemployment at the lowest rate in nearly 50 years
      Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma
      Veterans’ unemployment at the lowest rate in nearly 20 years
      Nearly 4 million Americans lifted off food stamps since the 2016 election
      Signed the biggest tax cut in US history, returning billions to the US taxpayer
      FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before
      Medicare reform saves seniors hundreds of millions of dollars per year
      Pushed through and signed Right-To-Try legislation (experimental drugs)
      Pushed through and signed First Step Act (prison reform)
      Secured $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic
      Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act
      U.S. oil production at an all-time high, coal exports up 60%
      The United States became net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957
      Secured record $700 billion in military funding; $716 billion next year
      NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016
      Space Force established as the 6th branch of the Armed Forces
      Appointed and got approved over 180 federal judges
      Confirmed Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh
      Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
      Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court
      Pushed through and signed USMCA to replace NAFTA
      Imposed tariffs on China, signed Phase 1 of trade deal ($200 billion+)
      Improved vetting and screening for refugees, switched focus to overseas resettlement
      Updated Prayer Guidance for the first time since 2003, protecting public prayer
      Destroyed 100% of ISIS “caliphate” in Iraq & Syria
      Terminated top terrorists Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qassem Soleimani
      Building the long-awaited border wall with Mexico
      Partially defunded Planned Parenthood
      Forgave $750 million in student loans of 100% disabled Veterans
      Became the first US President to step foot in North Korea
      Illegal border crossings down over 70% (2019 v. 2018)
      Violent crime across US down for two consecutive years (Source: FBI)
      Issued Executive Order protecting religious organizations from the IRS

  2. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 2 years ago

    -Unemployment is actually the highest since the Great Depression as Trump failed to push for social distancing measure that caused the economy to shutdown.
    -Median Household income that you quote is overestimated by Trump's source (link: … 000-boast/)
    -Throw out the next four unemployment stats since you're not factoring in where Obama/Biden left them and giving all the credit to Trump, which we've discussed in other threads.  Add to that that these are no longer accurate with Trump's mishandling of Coronavirus.
    -4 million thrown off food stamps is much different than lifted off.  Continues to throw people off food stamps as unemployment rises.  That's some humanity to boast about.
    -Signed the biggest tax cut in US history is a lie ( … t-history/)
    -Assassinated Soleimani, a member of a foreign government, causing Iran to retaliate against US forces, then lied about the damage those retaliations cause to our soldiers.
    -Not sure you should brag about tariffs since they are paid by US citizens, adding an estimated $2,000/year in costs to middle class families and have decimated the agricultural industry in the midwest.  Definitely not bragging points.
    -Adding military spending, now our yearly deficits are above 1 trillion dollars since cuts were not made other places.
    -Partially defunding Planned Parenthood is a hit to woman's health, not sure I'd brag about that either.
    -In Obama's first three years in office, Obama/Biden reduced violent crime 15.1%.  In the first 2.5 years under Trump, violent crime reduced 6.6%, using your FBI stats.  I'll let you decide who was better after being elected.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just not bored enough to play this game. I will stick with my list. And my one vote. You have pretty much the same a list and a vote...  Trump 2020

      1. Valeant profile image87
        Valeantposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I ordered these for you instead.  Seems more appropriate if you're going to still go full traitor.

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        PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I must say, that is a perfect slogan to describe the mindset of a good many Trumpers. What's truly important to them. Good Job.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image85
          Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          I agree I can see in my own community, Republicans are, fired up to make sure lots of tears are shed on Nov 3. Now, what's truly important to a Trump voter might be hard to predict, due to individuality.

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            PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I assume people vote for a candidate whose policies, character, and actions reflect their values.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image85
              Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

              I think your assumption is shared by many. However, in my view over time it has become very hard to choose a president. I felt Hillary was of poor character, and I found her actions throughout her political career appalling, and yes one's actions in some incidences do reflect her values. I found her policies old and offered nothing new, she did little campaigning and gave the impression she did not need too, perhaps feeling she just had the presidency coming to her.

              Trump had a history of questionable poor morals, and some of his business actions were to benefit him and him alone. His agenda was one I appreciated. 

              I am not sure how to say this without perhaps just saying it. You have your opinion, and I can see you totally are ready to defend it as the last word. However, there are many facets to the issue of how one might go about choosing a person to be president.

              I have my opinion, we have a different thought process on what is more important in a president when choosing between two candidates that have baggage.

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                PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Your last statement is true.

                1. Sharlee01 profile image85
                  Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  So, I realize we don't have the same opinion in regards to choosing a president. I will be satisfied you agree we have different thought processes on the subject.


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