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    Quote Originally Posted by less right View Post
    Would this time be different then the last? Or can we expect no healthcare plan, no infrastructure plan, no immigration plan, and no deficit or debt reduction again?
    Trump has gained the power of the purse from Congress. Our Constitution gave the power of the purse to Congress, but compliant Republicans in Congress have relinquished that authority to Trump. Republicans allowed Trump to transfer defense funds to the construction of his wall. What is to stop Trump from using funds from Social Security or Medicare for other purposes or simply returning the money to our treasury because he thinks we are spending too much money on such programs?

    Because he gave his word? How much is that worth? Trump supporter or Trump critic, all Americans should fear a second term for this man. If you are a Trump supporter, you are voting against yourself.

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    Re: All Americans should fear what happens next

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    Trump has gained the power of the purse from Congress. Our Constitution gave the power of the purse to Congress, but compliant Republicans in Congress have relinquished that authority to Trump. Republicans allowed Trump to transfer defense funds to the construction of his wall. What is to stop Trump from using funds from Social Security or Medicare for other purposes or simply returning the money to our treasury because he thinks we are spending too much money on such programs?

    Because he gave his word? How much is that worth? Trump supporter or Trump critic, all Americans should fear a second term for this man. If you are a Trump supporter, you are voting against yourself.
    What you say is a real concern but my point was about legislation that didn't get done last time Trump had both houses. After at least six years to fashion a replacement to Obamacare the Republicans were clueless on how to proceed beyond negating the mandate and sabotaging the program.

    That doesn't even include what you pointed out. Empty promises. Trump said he had a plan ready to go. Turns out he and the Republicans were all mouth about healthcare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by less right View Post
    What you say is a real concern but my point was about legislation that didn't get done last time Trump had both houses. After at least six years to fashion a replacement to Obamacare the Republicans were clueless on how to proceed beyond negating the mandate and sabotaging the program.

    That doesn't even include what you pointed out. Empty promises. Trump said he had a plan ready to go. Turns out he and the Republicans were all mouth about healthcare.
    Excellent points. Trump is so bad not even his fans can support him. They like to talk about Democrats.

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    Emboldened by his victory and determined to strike back, Trump fired Gordon D. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union hours after firing Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a decorated Iraq war veteran who was a Ukraine expert on the National Security Council and spoke the language. Vindman will sorely missed on the NSC.

    Sondland and Vindman join Marie L. Yovanovitch, the fired ambassador to Ukraine, William B. Taylor Jr., who replaced her and was "essentially brought back early," Jennifer Williams, a career official detailed to Pence’s office and quietly left, Fiona Hill, the Europe policy chief at the National Security Council, Tim Morrison .who replaced her, quitting on October 31, Kurt D. Volker, the special envoy for Ukraine, who resigned days before testifying, and last but not least Yevgeny Vindman who had nothing to do with the impeachment proceedings but he was Alexander's twin brother.

    They join Flynn, Spicer, Sanders, Priebus, Bannon, Hicks, Shah, Porter, Cohn, Short, McGahn, Coats, Mattis, Perry, Acosta, Tillerson, McMasters, Bolton, Sessions, Zinke, Nielsen, Kelly, Price, Shulkin, and those are just the high profile officials who have left Trump. Trump has a turnover rate of 78 percent of the top echelon. There are countless others who were fired or quit.

    To Trump's fans, I ask, what does that tell you? Don't answer to me. Answer to yourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    For four more years Trump would be the most powerful man on the planet. Already he ignores the American people. Answering only to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and "Fox and Friends," he cancelled regular press conferences and is scared to death of the White House press corps. Trump refuses to answer to the American people and now we can add Congress to the list. He will simply ignore what our representatives do and say, and he has hijacked the power of the purse, all due to a complicit Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    Trump has gained the power of the purse from Congress. Our Constitution gave the power of the purse to Congress, but compliant Republicans in Congress have relinquished that authority to Trump. Republicans allowed Trump to transfer defense funds to the construction of his wall. What is to stop Trump from using funds from Social Security or Medicare for other purposes or simply returning the money to our treasury because he thinks we are spending too much money on such programs?

    Because he gave his word? How much is that worth? Trump supporter or Trump critic, all Americans should fear a second term for this man. If you are a Trump supporter, you are voting against yourself.
    WASHINGTON ó President Trump is expected to propose on Monday a $4.8 trillion budget that will include billions of additional dollars for his wall along the southern border and steep cuts to safety net programs like Medicaid, disability insurance, social security, and housing assistance, according to senior administration officials and documents reviewed by The New York Times.

    The final budget proposal of Mr. Trumpís first term is expected to reinforce the anti-immigration platform that helped propel him into office and will be a big part of his re-election campaign. Mr. Trump intends to ask Congress for an additional $2 billion to fund his border wall.

    This yearís budget will serve as a blueprint for Mr. Trumpís priorities if he wins a second term. And some of the proposals can be achieved without the approval of Congress.


    Trump to Propose $4.8 Trillion Budget With More Border Wall Funding - The New York Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    For four more years Trump would be the most powerful man on the planet. Already he ignores the American people. Answering only to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and "Fox and Friends," he cancelled regular press conferences and is scared to death of the White House press corps. Trump refuses to answer to the American people and now we can add Congress to the list. He will simply ignore what our representatives do and say, and he has hijacked the power of the purse, all due to a complicit Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    Trump has gained the power of the purse from Congress. Our Constitution gave the power of the purse to Congress, but compliant Republicans in Congress have relinquished that authority to Trump. Republicans allowed Trump to transfer defense funds to the construction of his wall. What is to stop Trump from using funds from Social Security or Medicare for other purposes or simply returning the money to our treasury because he thinks we are spending too much money on such programs?

    Because he gave his word? How much is that worth? Trump supporter or Trump critic, all Americans should fear a second term for this man. If you are a Trump supporter, you are voting against yourself.
    WASHINGTON ó President Trump is expected to propose on Monday a $4.8 trillion budget that will include billions of additional dollars for his wall along the southern border and steep cuts to safety net programs like Medicaid, disability insurance, social security, and housing assistance, according to senior administration officials and documents reviewed by The New York Times.

    The final budget proposal of Mr. Trumpís first term is expected to reinforce the anti-immigration platform that helped propel him into office and will be a big part of his re-election campaign. Mr. Trump intends to ask Congress for an additional $2 billion to fund his border wall.

    This yearís budget will serve as a blueprint for Mr. Trumpís priorities if he wins a second term. And some of the proposals can be achieved without the approval of Congress.


    Trump to Propose $4.8 Trillion Budget With More Border Wall Funding - The New York Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    Excellent points. Trump is so bad not even his fans can support him. They like to talk about Democrats.
    Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and has cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council. Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from Obama.

    The NSC, which is the President’s personal staff, was rocked when a “whistleblower” leveled charges that led to Trump’s impeachment.

    There is no stopping him now. How much talent has our government lost so Trump can have his sycophants?

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    Trump is unleashed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    For four more years Trump would be the most powerful man on the planet. Already he ignores the American people. Answering only to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and "Fox and Friends," he cancelled regular press conferences and is scared to death of the White House press corps. Trump refuses to answer to the American people and now we can add Congress to the list. He will simply ignore what our representatives do and say, and he has hijacked the power of the purse, all due to a complicit Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    He will rule with complete impunity for four more years (or more). That is the power the Senate gave him.
    Trump denounced federal prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation for longtime confidant Roger Stone in a string of tweets early Tuesday, saying seven to nine years in prison was a “miscarriage of justice! ”

    “This is a horrible and very unfair situation,” Trump tweeted around 2 a.m., adding, “Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”

    On Tuesday the DOJ revoked the sentencing and four prosecutors quit the case. One resigned from the DOJ.

    To the American people concerned about a President interfering in a criminal case involving his friend from Trump, IN YOUR FACE!!!

    He attacked a federal judge, writing, "Is this the Judge that put Paul Manafort in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, something that not even mobster Al Capone had to endure? How did she treat Crooked Hillary Clinton? Just asking!"

    Today, in a maniacal tone of voice, Trump thanked the DOJ for their cooperation. "I want to thank the Justice Department," he told reporters. "They saw the horribleness of a nine-year sentence."

    He added: "You have murderers and drug addicts that don't get nine years. Nine years for doing something that no one can even define what he did."

    Trump insisted that his tweets did not amount to political interference and insisted that he had not discussed the matter with the department.

    Which is it? Is Trump just plain stupid or does he think Americans are stupid?

    In the opinion of many, it is the former. Who does he think he is kidding? Thank you, Republican Senators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    Today, in a maniacal tone of voice, Trump thanked the DOJ for their cooperation. "I want to thank the Justice Department," he told reporters. "They saw the horribleness of a nine-year sentence."

    He added: "You have murderers and drug addicts that don't get nine years. Nine years for doing something that no one can even define what he did."

    Trump insisted that his tweets did not amount to political interference and insisted that he had not discussed the matter with the department.
    Even CNN protected the President.

    As is my custom, I watched both CNN and Fox News today, just as I do every day. Both presented a capsule version of Trump's news conference today with the Ecuadorian president as he tried to explain away his influence on the DOJ in the Stone case. In the capsulated versions Trump sounded quite lucid as both networks carefully edited what Trump said. I can understand Fox protecting Trump, but CNN?

    Of course, although CNN is extremely critical of Trump, the network still respects the Office of the President.

    But I watched the live, unedited version of the news conference. Trump was, well, wild. In a rambling speech that went on for several minutes, disallowing any questions, he sounded deranged covering topics like Stone, DOJ, Barr, Mueller, the Mueller Report, FBI, Comey, McCabe, Hillary Clinton, Al Capone, and undoubtedly several other topics I forgot. Sitting in my den as I watched this fierce display, I was embarrassed. After all, this man is our President.

    Trump Republicans in the Senate not only protected a guilty President, but mentally ill President as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Shanks View Post
    Even CNN protected the President.

    As is my custom, I watched both CNN and Fox News today, just as I do every day. Both presented a capsule version of Trump's news conference today with the Ecuadorian president as he tried to explain away his influence on the DOJ in the Stone case. In the capsulated versions Trump sounded quite lucid as both networks carefully edited what Trump said. I can understand Fox protecting Trump, but CNN?

    Of course, although CNN is extremely critical of Trump, the network still respects the Office of the President.

    But I watched the live, unedited version of the news conference. Trump was, well, wild. In a rambling speech that went on for several minutes, disallowing any questions, he sounded deranged covering topics like Stone, DOJ, Barr, Mueller, the Mueller Report, FBI, Comey, McCabe, Hillary Clinton, Al Capone, and undoubtedly several other topics I forgot. Sitting in my den as I watched this fierce display, I was embarrassed. After all, this man is our President.

    Trump Republicans in the Senate not only protected a guilty President, but mentally ill President as well.
    It would appear that Trump's fans stay loyal by avoiding what Trump does and says. It seems they are unable to defend him.

    They far prefer talking about Democrats.

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