After years of economic frustration and our leaders' impotent responses to all that, Americans by the millions now say they are fed up — and that things must change.
|Out with the old, in with the new! Throw ALL the bums out this election!|
What kind of change is needed? Consider this:
• The "national debt" began its current upward surge during the Reagan years. In 1980 it was under $1 trillion.
• By 1988 it was at $2.6 trillion.
• By 1992 it rose to $4.18 trillion, but for the next 8 years rose by a mere $720 billion. (Don't credit Bill Clinton too much...at that point there was no more Soviet Union, and no $$$ wars.)
• The national debt doubled under the GWBush administration from $5 trillion in 2000 to $10 trillion in 2008. (Numbers rounded off.)
• From 2008-2016 it doubled again...up to $19+ trillion.
• It took 224 years to reach $5 Trillion.
• A whopping $15 trillion was added in just the past 16 years.
• What is this "national debt?" It's the accumulation of yearly budget deficits.
• Historically, this debt was incurred to finance wars and stimulate the economy.
• These days, it's just to make ends meet. (Robbing Peter to pay Paul.)
• Net results (without going into too much detail): we pay more and more for everything. House prices drop, and the country faces default, (a bad thing.)
If our next president is any good, that person WILL become the most hated in America for what he/she will have to do.
Either we change things now, or change WILL be made for us.
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With more and more negative revelations piling up as per Donald Trump's past , bankruptcies, offshoring, etc., his credibility is quickly being stripped away.
Trump says he opposes outsouring to China, but it's now revealed his own signature clothing line is manufactured there. Worse, he ballyhoos "Making America Great Again," yet demands American auto workers accept lower Mexican wages.
(If mandadtory midday siestas are implemented, I might consider it!)
America was great when it was a prosperous producer, not a service industry wage slave sweatshop.
As a bizarre hiccup to the current campaign, 2012 Presidential loser Mitt Romney recently blasted the Donald as a "phony," but in truth ,they all are. During this hypocrite's candidacy Romney was busily shipping the once-proud Texas Instruments factory, machines and technology to China, a story largely ignored by corporate media. Ol' "Mittens" ignored the company's American employees' pleas for help as they were forced to train their Chinese replacements.
Nothing like the pot calling the kettle black, ay?
Who gets the blame for America's sorry state, Republicans or Democrats? Here things get fuzzy. "Free Trade Agreements" make outsourcing to foreign countries possible, and President Obama has been securing even more FTAs. Hillary Clinton's a big backer of FTAs, a concept which emerged during Ronald Reagan's years. FTAs were then developed under George Bush Sr. and signed into law by President Clinton.
As I was warned personally in 1987 by an obviously shaken economics expert fesh from Japan, "If the economy ever went global, we'll all be working for peasant wages. Those Japanese gals are working for pennies on the dollar!" That prediction has come true "Do you hear that giant sucking sound?" Ross Perot warned us back in 1992!
(Side note: Back then, Pete Rose asked me if Perot had a chance to win the Presidency. My kneejerk response: "I wouldn.t bet on it." Oops!)
The solution? I perennially hear complaints and pledges from wannabe politicians to fix things, but all I see is hypocracy.
We're told what we want to be told and hearing what we want to hear from candidates like Bernis "BS" Sanders who will probably forget everythting they promised once they no longer need us. Unfortunately, we've come to accept the unacceptable as "politics as usual."That is NOT acceptable, and never was.
My beef with Mr. Trump is not borne of anger, it's from growing disappointment. Hundreds of people I've spoken to are fed up with the games, the theater and comedic drama distracting us from the real issues. While Trump may actually have a point relative to wage parity with foreign workers, only a trusted leader -- not some shrewd, self-serving politician -- will inspire us to do what's necessary. That process can only begin once those in power level with the American people by admitting: "the global economy will not go away. There will be problems, and things will get worse before -- and if -- they ever get better.
Tell us how you plan to fix things, Mr. Trump. And please, PLEASE...lose the hate-mongering. That's another whole column.
— Dick Kulpa, Publisher
Kulpa Tells Trump: I'll Help Advise Your Campaign
Having never lost a serious election (3 times a winner), I am willing to assist you in yours — as an advisor. Just do what I tell you to do:
Failure to follow these EZ instructions will cost you the election — because many millions more will go to the polls JUST to vote against YOU. This puts you up not only against the other candidate, but also against yourself.
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...dating all the way back to his high school newspaper days in 1969-1971
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Part 3: Ald. Kulpa VS the Cops
Part 4: Rise of ALDER-MAN
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