A Reality Check for Trump Voters

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You’re flashing the bird at the “establishment” – the authority figures, the big money kids, the guys in the expensive suits and power ties. They have been screwing you for so long that you can’t even remember when you weren’t being screwed. You have no recollection of the last time anyone from any establishment said something that didn’t ring phony. You’re mad as hell and you’re not going to take it anymore.

Got it. You’re right – you are being screwed.

And you’re being screwed in ways you might not realize.

Because the crazies with the megaphones have been tweaking your nose over immigration, God, guns and gays. They’ve been fanning your flames with absolutist junk, like, “You’re either with us or you’re not an American” and they have made your blood boil. And all the time they were doing their misdirection trickery they were picking your pocket.

It started with Reagan’s “supply-side economics,” which was supposed to “trickle down” wealth to you from the fat cats. How’s that been working for you? The answer is that it’s not working at all, because the fat cats kept it all for themselves. And they’re still keeping it and protecting their rights to keep their claws deeply embedded into your wallet, thanks to the laws your legislators enacted that created tax breaks only for already wealthy people. You didn’t catch even a little break.

They told you that it was all about jobs, jobs, jobs. That sounded good. Then they defeated every attempt at job-creating legislation except the one for vets. And the Republicans had to be shamed into passing that.

That’s right: They distracted you with tweaky social issues while they ate your lunch. And they’re still eating your lunch.

Just get this: Donald J. Trump has been and is an integral part of the establishment misdirection scheme that got your pocket picked. His claws are holding your cash and he’s proposed cutting taxes even more for the rich kids – but not for you. Trump won’t be trickling any money down to you.

You know a phony when you see one, even if he sounds like a really good circus sideshow barker. So, when November comes around, put your hand on your wallet and keep it there as you vote.

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Ed. note: There is much in America that needs fixing and we are on a path to continually fail to make things better. It is my goal to make a difference – perhaps to be a catalyst for things to get better. That is the reason for these posts. To accomplish the goal requires reaching many thousands of people and a robust dialogue.

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2 Responses to A Reality Check for Trump Voters
  1. Jim Altschuler Reply

    Trump tries to claim that he’s anti-establishment. RIGHT! … “The “establishment” – the authority figures, the big money kids, the guys in the expensive suits and power ties,” does that sound like anyone you know? Like “The Donald”?

    If it does, you’re right. He’s just another member of the gang, though he’s making every effort to remain an undesignated member supposedly on the side of the American people so he can create another opportunity for he and his cronies to screw the 99% … AGAIN. But it’s okay; there are a few in the 99% who still have $1.85 they can take. Sounds a lot like Arthurian England. Where’s Robin Hood when we need him? .

  2. dominick Reply

    As citizens of voting age, we need to stop complaining about the private political party leaders at the national level of government. These individuals, especially, have no intention to raise taxes on themselves, their wealthy friends and family members, or the corporate investors in their election campaigns. Unfortunately, most voters can’t grasp this simple, common sense logic, and keep voting them into office based on their disingenuous promises. S0 stop wasting your time and energy going to rallies, signing petitions, calling their office staff, or sending them letters of protest. They have no legal obligation to listen or respond to you.

    Instead, focus on your local politicians, which usually don’t have big money backing incumbent or challenger campaigns. Vet these people to determine their fitness for being your paid employee servants, especially if they claim they have political “experience”, which no elective office in the country is required from our President to your local city or village legislators. If you don’t understand how to do this, visit TrueDemocracyNow.org