A short list of simple questions for Mr. Trump, Mrs. Clinton and their various remaining competitors:
- What will you do about the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare deficits?
- What will you do about the approximately $150,000 per taxpayer national debt?
- What will you do about the overseas military actions that are all funded by borrowing? (Thus, increasing national debt)
- How will you fund the welfare and free education now provided illegal immigrants?
- How will you resolve the trillion plus student loan debt? (The new generation of ex students do not appear likely to repay all of it.)
Those seem to us the currently existential questions, none of which are as yet addressed by any of the candidates, including Mr. Trump.All of them, including him, appear to be avoiding these issues. All of them are therefore, swindlers as far as we are concerned. Trump and Sanders, Clinton and Rubio, even Senator Cruz.
We can’t escape noticing that the 2,000 year old Roman Catholic Church has broken its own unstated rule and elected a Jesuit Pope; one extant in Franciscan drag, espousing birth control and socialism to the consternation of many of his cardinals. The Church seems desperate to do such a thing; Americans are perhaps, no less desperate to be waving Trump and Sanders at the ‘establishment.’
As Rome may be illustrating, decisions made in desperation are risky. Still, that desperation is non the less a result of the present leadership’s policies. Or to put it another way, the shoe fits. The indignation of the Democrats and Republicans in charge rings very hollow.
That’s what we think; what do you think?