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Frank Bernheisel: The View From Here
Frank Bernheisel
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Frank Bernheisel
Posted 08.12.17
Just Outside Washington

FRANK BERNHEISEL

Great Republican Con Job

Wake up America! You are being conned!

President Trump, with the help of Congress and the media, is pulling the oldest trick in the book -- distract everyone with the threat of war with some other country. In this case, North Korea.

PBS news has just used at least half of the broadcast with North Korea; ditto the morning's NPR news and the Washington Post, Section A. By the way, nothing has changed with respect to North Korea -- they have nuclear weapons, they have missiles, and they are perfecting them.

So, from what does President Trump and Congress want to distract us? Let's look at some campaign pledges:

    1. Health care -- they flunked on a replacement for the ACA and now the Trump Administration is sabotaging ACA so it will fail.

    2. Tax reform -- the Administration has a plan the can be reduced to four lines emphasizing cut business taxes and Speaker Ryan has put forth an elaborate lie, but they have done nothing.

    3. Infrastructure -- Nothing. Zip. Nada. Zero.

And in addition:
    1. The federal government will reach its debt ceiling on September 29, 2017, which will close the government if no Congressional action is taken.

    2. The Trump Administration is not running the federal government; they are dismantling programs, cutting budgets, and leaving key staff positions unfilled.

    3. The President and his family are busy making money from his being in the White House; and

    4. The President and the Congress are on vacation.

I don't know about you, but when I pay people, I expect them to do their jobs.
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