Tuesday, January 24, 2017
So now that President Trump has been in office for a couple days, its time to move on beyond all the failures of the Obama Presidency and the stale people & trivialities of the 2016 election to focus more on the present and future..
So far its been a pretty good 2-3 days..
Overall, we give Trump an A-
Some might think its too early to grade him but Trump has done quite a lot in the past couple days so it is warranted..
This started with Reagan and both Democrat Presidents since then have reversed it so as to fund baby-killing, followed by Republican Presidents who reversed it back
Hopefully Federal tax dollars will stop paying for abortions here at home as well.. We'll see..
Trump also met with both business and union leaders today at the White House with both expressing support for the President's plans to stimulate economic growth and expand job creation while bringing manufacturing back to America.
If we're good enough to to buy the products and good enough to sell the products to each other, then we're damn good enough to make the products here as well.
In addition the Prime Minister of Britain will be visiting this weekend to work on strengthening US-UK trade and he will have face to face meetings with Israel and Mexico in the near future
So thus far a very good beginning
1) We were both surprised and disappointed that Trump signed an executive order on Sunday which rescinded a mortgage credit which would have allowed new homebuyers to continue to save money and might end up making the difference in some buyers not being able to afford to close on the homes they originally planned to purchase
2) Even though we don't personally care what Trump's tax returns are (he is super wealthy - big surprise), we didn't like Trump's decision to not release them at all based on the logic that he won and assuming his supporters never cared so it does not matter..
But he did promise repeatedly that once the IRS audit had concluded, that he would so to not at all do so goes to trust and at least to us is a bigger deal than basic campaign pledges and promises which all politicians of all stripes ultimately go back on..
Maybe others don't care.. Just something we found a little irksome but not enough to let it overshadow the bigger issues and overall importance that he is in office vs that creature Trump ran against..
Fair, sincere criticism will be stated where we feel it is warranted and consistent to the principles of this site which is that everyday people, especially 'fly over country' Americans matter and are Important, 'populism' is not a bad word, and our need for a strong, vibrant economy and safe nation are not to be ignored by whoever is in office
We don't expect to be happy 100% of the time or always be in agreement concerning Trump's decisions, but if he follows through with the major promises of his campaign, then the small stuff can be overlooked for greater good to which we all benefit
Thus we grade Trump A- thus far.. Not too shabby..
Posted by Susquehanna at Tuesday, January 24, 2017