Thursday, November 03, 2016

I'll let someone *else* rant about Trump, for a change

From DovBear commenter Look A Little Deeper:

"Sure, Trump talks the talk. But does he walk the walk?
Look at his criticisms of HRC during the debate: He said that she has been in politics for 30 years (though she only held elected office for 8 years) and asked how come, in those 30 years, she didn't do the things that she promises to do as President.
Leaving aside the fact that a single senator cannot set tax policy, enact a healthcare plan, deal with college tuition, etc. all on their own; that the First Lady can do even less; and that the Secretary of State has nothing to do with those things, there's another very obvious fact that stares everyone in the face and they all miss it.
That fact is that that very same question can be turned right back around on Trump himself.
He's been in business for over 40 years. He claims to be a multi-billionaire.
Sure, he can talk about his record of building buildings, casinos, and resorts (or leasing his name to other people's projects) and hiring thousands of employees over the decades..
But . . .
If saving manufacturing jobs is so important to him, why in his 40 years of business did he never open any factories himself? Why did he never purchase a formerly successful but now struggling plant and save it and the jobs of the workers? Why, when he put his name on suits, ties, etc. did he not have them made in the United States? If no US factories were adequate to the task (seems unlikely) why didn't he set up a plant to make them?
Trump has had just as much time as Hillary to do the things he is promising. And, if he is to be taken at his word concerning his finances, he has also, for quite a number of years, had the money to do it.
This isn't to say that Trump needed to single-handedly save all of US manufacturing. But he could have at least opened a plant somewhere. He could have at least saved a factory or two. He could have done something to show that he cared about the loss of manufacturing jobs and that he tried to do something about it.
If manufacturing was really so important to him, if it truly was something he was so passionate about, why did he concentrate all of his time and money on real estate, hotels, resorts, beauty pageants, and casinos?
As someone who has been involved in Washington for so many years, it's understandable that some people might be skeptical of Clinton. I get that. Washington is a machine, and Hillary has been a part of it.
However, if one simply peels back the layer and goes beyond Trump's talk (and it doesn't go very deep, either) one will find ample reason to be even more skeptical of him and his promises."

And for Pete's sake, even I, an underpaid employee of a not-for-profit organization, give more to charity than Trump does!



Blogger Jeanne Barrack said...

Very well said. It is mind-boggling to me that anyone would want someone like Trump as the leader of our country. I have never felt so anxious about an election on all my life. That there are some people who want change (any change) so much that they could support a bigoted, racist, etc.,etc., person...

Fri Nov 04, 03:57:00 PM 2016  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Sorry I've been too crazy busy to respond until now, when it's all irrelevant. :( :( :(.

Wed Nov 09, 10:20:00 AM 2016  

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