What is wrong with Trump?

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What is wrong with Trump?

There is nothing wrong with Trump. His problem is he is used to subordinates carrying out his orders and achieving his objectives. The consequences of their not doing so is the proverbial “your fired”.
He now finds himself in an environment where the inmates run the asylum and the entrenched bureaucracy does what it wants without fear of reprisal. It is almost impossible to fire anyone in the civil service. Trying to change this behemoth is like pulling a 4” ball through a 2” hole or the proverbial square peg through a round hole.
Unlike the Democrats, who march in lock step with their leadership, Republicans, like cats, cannot be herded to conform to the wishes of their supposed leadership. Unlike his White House Staff, he cannot fire them. Their policy of smaller government has been eroded over time as more and more people have become dependent on government for their livelihood. It is the government that controls the economy through the tax code and if you cannot work because there are no jobs, your only source of income is the government dole or government created jobs in protected monopolies such as the military industrial complex, subsidized research or government corporations such as NASA, Amtrak, the Post Office, the public-school system, and now the medical care monopoly, including the insurance companies. They now include people on Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, EBT cards and other benefit systems that supplement those earning smaller wages. Their numbers grow daily.
Instead of taxing to pay for all these unconstitutional benefits as required by the Constitution the politicians swore to uphold, they have been borrowing. To tax would have meant a threat to their reelection. To keep the system from running totally out of control, as it did in Germany after World War I, the government has imposed other taxes that mainly tax the working middle class. Yes, there was once a tax of 90% on high income earners but there were so many exceptions, very few paid such a rate, but it did raise the ire of those who saw their tax payments actually rise every year and not only their income tax.
The first rebellion by the so called silent majority came about during the Reagan years. His was a Pyrrhic victory because he was confronted with a Democrat controlled congress that only caused a hic-cup to the growth of government. A chance came in the 1990s with a victory in the congress by the Republicans. Here too they were confronted with a Democrat President but they didn’t have the votes to override the veto and the laws that were passed merely slowed the accelerating train.
Now, Trump has the numbers in both the House and the Senate, but is facing the fact that the members of his own party who are now confronted by the fact they got there by eliciting the vote of the now disgruntled minority. They are Tea Party and in order to satisfy their wishes will have to abolish or curtail programs that give solace to the vast majority of Americans who are now dependent on government.
We, as all others before us, have adopted an economic system that is doomed to fail. I describe it my book “The Real Economy”. In my latest book, “The Constitution-A Document Steeped in History and a Compromise Devoid of Promise I describe, in detail, how the politicians put us in our current state, poised for failure as all other governments have in history. If we do not change our system to one I describe in my book, this collapse is with the time line of your grandchildren and may even be shorter, depending on the growth of population, that is the cause of the problem in the first place.

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Trump is an interloper; no

Trump is an interloper; no one on the DC plantation or the consolidated media wants him to succeed. In their minds, he is one and done (or less) and never to be repeated.

Yet he marches on. If building skyscrapers or ripping through DC were easy, we'd all be doing it. Hopefully, Gen. Kelly can smooth a few of the wrinkles and keep the machine moving forward.

Melvin Udall
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LePage cannot possibly become

LePage cannot possibly become Governor, and if he did, there is no way he could win a second term.

Bruce Libby
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Save yur Dixie cups and fill

Save yur Dixie cups and fill them with kcals !

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pmconusa pretty much nails

pmconusa pretty much nails it in the first two paragraphs....Months ago I said if Trump was elected he would be hamstrung because neither the republicans or the democrats support him....he hasn't earned full membership in the club.

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The only thing the voters

The only thing the voters hate worse than Trump and the Repubs is the Dems.

Then again, voters often think even less of the Democrats -- viewing them as leaderless, agenda-less, and too wedded to government "solutions."

Even after six months of shambolic Republican governance, Democrats are still viewed as an unacceptable alternative to many persuadable voters in middle America. Those were the sobering findings of a Democratic survey commissioned by the party-backed House Majority PAC, which Politico and McClatchy first reported. The poll surveyed working-class white voters in pivotal districts that Democrats are targeting in the midterms. Despite the Trump turmoil in Washington, Republicans held a 10-point lead on the generic ballot (43-33 percent) among these blue-collar voters. Democrats hold a whopping 61 percent disapproval rating among these voters, with only 32 percent approving. Even Trump’s job-approval rating is a respectable 52 percent with the demographic in these swing districts.

Melvin Udall
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The Democrat platform can be

The Democrat platform can be summarized as "show me the (taxpayer's) money!)

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"Unlike the Democrats, who

"Unlike the Democrats, who march in lock step with their leadership, Republicans, like cats, cannot be herded to conform to the wishes of their supposed leadership"

Eh, when you're the minority it's easy to be in lock step. 8 years ago the situation was completely reversed and the dems couldn't pass a bank bailout package to save their lives.

Mike G
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Interesting that STILL some

Interesting that STILL some talk about the GOP and Dems as two separate parties considering the last election, the resistance to Trump and the failure to pass anything other than more WAR since. The uniparties continual Kowtowing to the MSM and the supposed respectability, other than Trump, of the political process that continues to drain the wealth of the middle class for the benefit of the 1 to 5 % and the enslavement and the continually lowering of the lower classes.

Pressure from above and pressure from below, sure to lead to insolvency to all, other than the 1 percent as history has always shown

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