Saturday, December 31, 2016

Inauguration Day 2017

 Inauguration Day 2017

Can survive as long as
Obama did ? We will have wait and
see .
The Day some are dreading .  Inauguration day on January 20th , might be a bad day. Astrologers are going to have a field day .Astrologer Walter Mercado applied his otherworldly skills to the 2016 election, and predicted “total destruction” for the world if Donald Trump becomes president of the United States.In an article with People en Español, Mercado said he created an astrological chart for the Republican candidate to see what’s in his future. Mercado said in Spanish. “He has no knowledge of politics and no knowledge of any type of diplomacy. He is a person that thinks money can buy anything and thinks that you can buy the conscience of all of humanity. The conscience cannot be bought with these policies that are so insulting and offensive to the human race.”     What I would suspect,  as what we know now it is going to (1)>>run like a thread { domino effect}  He is so far to the right & extreme.  (1.2)>>Yes, those crazy Tweets . Forget for a moment that Trump’s constantly waffling positions and mostly bizarre policies—when he can stop talking about himself—appear for all the world, except his uncritical supporters, to be a lot of hot air.  President-elect Donald Trump has begun making his key appointments to his inner circle and is discussing plans for the new administration.  Criticism and opposition to the Trump presidency are persisting as protests and riots have not ceased since election night.  I can say when he takes the oath of office the country has already sold it's soul . Some liberal commentators are now openly discussing the chances that Trump may not even finish his four-year term due to impeachment for criminal activities.  Trump has 75 law suits outstanding against him including the Trump University trial which began November 28th.  Other observers are painting a more hopeful future as Trump's infrastructure spending plans could well kick-start the sluggish American economy.  While media outlets are assuming an air of normalcy regarding the transition, uncertainty and trepidation are still very much in focus. (2)>>In a crowded Republican field dominated by hard-core right-wingers, Donald Trump started out as the joker in the Republican deck, but recent polls have elevated his current stature to the King of Clubs. Trump has never held any significant elected public office, and his experience in the actual machinery of American politics is limited. His party affiliations have changed over the years from Democrat to Republican to alternative third party and back to Republican again. This is not to suggest that Trump has no political savvy or connections (3)>>{ mobster otherwise ....} , but merely to establish that his history is not in the arena of what was once called “public service" of billionaire wannabes  . The "insanity" is only beginning , the  team he is picking created a document laying out his first 100 days, which included an overly ambitious, and unlikely, first day in which he would cancel climate change agreements, and in the words of one transition team aide "wipe Barack Obama from the history books". 

Domestic and Foreign policy PREDICTIONS .
Trump will behave like a Teamster's boss ,
and as a anti-union President .
The Trump administration is going to advance the right wing Republican cause . With the swift victory of Trump over the recent US presidential election some people questioned his capacity and dedication to lead his country. Apart from doubts being casted upon him, others resorted to prophecy and predictions to see how the next administration will perform the coming months.It has been a year of not only having to wave goodbye to beloved celebrities but of stunning political upheaval and increased divisiveness, both in the United States and across the world. In a poll conducted by the Associated Press-Time Square alliance released this week, only 18 percent of Americans said things got better for the country in 2016.But will things get any better in 2017? One survey of foreign-policy experts has warned that there is plenty to be concerned about in the year ahead.  BUT WAIT 18% is not so great if you think about it . CONSUMER CONFIDENCE BEFORE THE STORM ?? . I can Tell that the first sign is  WALL STREET DOW when Trump takes his oath of office  likely ITS GOING TO BE AT 20,000 ! . His election will have the markets rallying . Its all that really good?  2017 starts off with Trump & the Republican system going out in an all out attack on dismantling the last  8 years of what President Obama did as far as his evacuative orders .
  1. Here is a list Trump's smash ups .Nation wide anti- Union busting . Trump and his cohorts are going to try to make every state a "right to work state" .This is serious . Not a joke .  { see this link AFL-CIO }  The next four years under Trump is going to be a mirror copy of our former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger who 2003-2010 , in 2003 he tried to take collective (4)>>bargaining rights away from Public Unions . Now its for the worst , Trump might take this to a nationwide level . Going after Unions in a nation wide attempt . Next his vain attempt to "reform" Public Education  may not go well with NEA , but it seems that Trump will attempt to cut the Department of Education in 2018 . I can't see how he's is going to force  "school choice" on every state  . His choice for Secretary of Ed Betsy DeVos is a virtual slap in the face of  Teacher's Unions . Trump vowed to gut Common Core , just as he would repeal Obama-care . Question,  what would you replace Core with ? My SUSPICIONS are that his Ed Sec is going to  (4.2)>> revive NCLB in some form to disrupt the Public Education sector in order to rank and file  school choice  & the vouchers  system that was in place when Bush II was in office . 
2.  Another factor that is troubling on the economic front is the Trump tax plan . Its going to (5)>>RAISE TAXES on the bottom earners . If you called your self a 99%' er , your going to pay more on your Federal Taxes . Trump is already on the side of big business billionaires . Tax experts across the political spectrum agree that the plan Trump has proposed would benefit the richest Americans the most.  The left-leaning Tax Policy Center estimates that the lowest 20 percent of taxpayers would see their incomes increase by an average of $110, a rise of 0.8 percent. The middle 20 percent would receive $1,010, a 1.8 percent increase. The top 20 percent, would see $16,660, or a 6.6 percent rise; within that group, the top 1 percent would receive $214,690, or 13.5 percent. Another going after that gave Trump's Administration fame was the plan to cut the National Minimum Wage in 2018 . Currently under Mr. Obama is did rise across  the nation in various percentages . Some wage earners saw a 10 to 15 dollar hike . The Trump team wanted to slice wages below 8 dollars an hour . Rolling back wages as they were almost two decades ago . The plan {his plan} was that lowering wages would allow more companies to hire more people .  Its a pro-business approach , but it likely set off protests . You know the phrase " the rich got richer ... poorer got poorer ..." Trumps billionaire appointees to solve the economic problems of people were on geared  to the top earners who compromised a much wealthier middle class of Americans , not the lowest members of society .
3. Another problem facing the Trump Administration is the National Debt . Now it's 20 Trillion since Obama leaving .  (6)>>Sen. & Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will have his day.  In the years 2018 -2019 were known as the "cutting years" . Without a challenge , following the repeal of the Obama-care . Trump and Ryan had their fingers set at cutting and privatizing Social Security , Domestic Programs . Nothing was spared . Seriously the heavy hand of the GOP establishment hurt millions of Americans at the cost of inflating  the Military budget . Food Stamps , Unemployment benefits were reduced . Follow what I am saying here , these actions are going to rip the nation apart. Here are more "woes" to follow .
4. On race relations 2017-2020 the nation took a downward spiral . During the Obama era we had shootings of unarmed black men as a spotlighted by Police officers . The Trump Administration supported the "stand your ground law" . While shootings by officers were under scrutiny by the Obama administration . Trump's advisors were all pro- Cop . In this situation it only would take another police shooting to easily set off nation wide protests under the first year in Office . Yes, just one tweet from Trump , or remark of insensitivity will boil every thing over . I am vary concerned about Trump's pro -gun stance . We all have been told by most gun supporters that "guns don't kill people" . The recent increase in mass shootings in past will not go away . I can just see another mass shooting in the Trump term . The nation has to do again another soul searching .
5. On Foreign relations there are lots of twists coming . Russia is likely send an olive branch as soon as Trump is inaugurated. Trump will go against Congress .  (7)>>Its likely that easing tensions with Russia is a good thing . Concerning Nuclear Weapons , Trump will have to back down about a new arms race . You can thank the Russians . Putin will do the right thing as he has done settling peace talks in Syria . This I can see it being  rosy . Under
Russian President Putin
makes his "historic" meeting
with Donald Trump
in 2017-2018 .
Obama we were at almost the brink of war with Russia over Ukrainian - Crimea . If these fences can be mended it may also help in putting a collation to fight terrorism . BUT Trump has to address the Palestinian issue . Israel has repeatedly broken treaties and settled people in what are Palestinian lands . I warn that here Trump is going fail in any peace in this region , even under the critical eye of the Russians . Trump support for Bibi could enrage PLO , a new set of terrorist acts sweeps the region . Trump's anti-MUSLIM  stance is going to ignite terrorists abroad , domestic . I am SPECULATING , but it just how I see  it . China and major "trade" partners are going to get a kick in the pants . There could in 2018 serious developments with China over Taiwan . There is also an issue of American Troops being sent back into Iraq , into Syria { as an ally with Russia  ? } The middle-east will dominate his first term , here will be a test of his rationality .
Trump’s Achilles’ heel ........
has been an inability to rationally calculate the amount of realizable income needed to offset the ridiculously high debt loads he typically takes on, or to control his need to plunge ahead even in the face of obvious dangers and warnings.Eight years ago, many conservatives were criticized for saying that we believed America needed Barack Obama to fail, because his agenda was harmful to the American way of life. Trump ran perhaps the most disorganized, shambolic and utterly incompetent presidential campaign in US history. He seeks to harass Mexico and demand tribute, in the form of “paying for the wall.”He intends to betray our eastern European allies and abandon our NATO promises.He oddly refused to rule out using nuclear weapons against Europe, even as he showed signs of having backchannel ties with our Russian adversaries. He wants to raise taxes, and in fact restructure the tax code to punish some businesses, and favor others, threatening the livelihoods of millions. The worse it got, the more vitriolic those of us with a sense of decency became -- the repulsive misogyny, the attacks on Muslims, the overt racism, and the total disregard for the truth defied all social norms, and the only sane reaction seemed to be one of utter revulsion. How could someone so disgusting be running for office, and how dare he upend hundreds of years of decorum surrounding the presidential office? And now our American system is being tested again !

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

 (1)>>run like a thread { domino effect} Political tensions are forecast to continue escalating in the next few years, revealing motivations that begin to make increasingly transparent, those policies which threaten or sustain humanity within this country and the international community. Under Trump's term, many ideas and initiatives will be pushed and executed at top speed, in favor of aggressive approaches to national agendas and foreign policies. Themes of exchange and distribution of natural resources figures prominently in the next four years with regard to India, North Korea, and Singapore. The cards speak of an aggressive return in focus to military defense and American involvement with countries in ongoing states of political turmoil, including North Africa, Russia, And Iraq.The other sensible explanation would be that these problems are not Trump's personal political problems but rather the country's as a whole.  As I said yesterday, as president-elect, Trump's karma is now indissolubly connected to the karma of the nation.  If there are bad alignments in Trump's chart, then it can also indicate problems in the US.  e.g. a Mars transit in Trump's chart could manifest as a terrorist attack in the US.   (1.2)>>Yes, those crazy Tweets. Trump's Twitter feed has become a hotbed of insults and incitement of conspiracy theories and fringe ideas.Twitter has been used by Donald Trump for years. He has long been known to make crazy rants using the social media platform. According to Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway, Trump tweets so much in order to “distract the media from his business conflicts and the scary people in his cabinet,” but in Trump’s words the real reason is because his “brain is bad.” The TWEETS are the sauce , perhaps a danger to our national security . Did you miss that Trump is on record saying a new arms race is a good thing?The cognitive dissonance of you people is stunning.    (2)>>In a crowded Republican field dominated by hard-core right-wingers  .  On the basis of the president-elect's statements (especially his tweets) and early hires for his Cabinet and senior White House staff, this couldn't be further from the truth. Trump is putting together what will be easily the most right-wing administration in American history. Too long for me to elborate here see this link for a list of the "hard core" along with bio's ( ) (3)>>{ mobster otherwise ....}. Trump was first tied to the mafia in the 1980s, when a $7.8 million subcontract for Trump Plaza was awarded to S&A Concrete, according to Fortune. The company, as Cruz correctly says, was partially owned by Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno, the boss of the Genovese crime family.Trump himself acknowledged as much in a December 2015 interview with the Wall Street Journal, admitting that S&A Concrete was "supposedly associated with the mob."Trump’s alleged mob dealings were not confined to New York. According to reports from the Huffington Post  and Philadelphia Inquirer, Trump made a deal in Atlantic City with Kenneth Shapiro, an associate of mob boss Nicky Scarfo, and mob-connected labor boss Daniel Sullivan.Trump seemed aware of this, calling Shapiro "a third-rate, local real estate mafia" and Sullivan "the guy who killed Jimmy Hoffa."  (4)>>bargaining rights away from Public Unions .  Trump, the Republican Congress, and the soon-to-be Republican-dominated Supreme Court are poised to damage unions—and the interests of working people, both union and not—even more. Indeed, within the GOP, the war on unions engenders almost no dissent. Since Republicans were swept into office in a host of Midwestern states in the 2010 elections, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin have all effectively eliminated collective-bargaining rights for public employees and subjected private-sector unions to “right-to-work” laws that enable workers to benefit from union contracts and representation without having to pay their union any dues. Previously, such laws were largely confined to Southern states, whose respect for worker rights has improved only somewhat since they were compelled to abolish slavery. As the GOP has become steadily whiter and more right-wing, those Southern norms have become national. (4.2)>> revive NCLB . Sounds crazy , but it is . It was one of the reasons why NCLB was around . It ranked schools , it pretty much started the STAR testing which teachers, school Principals dreaded . It brought sanctions to failing schools . All that was somehow connected with the School  Choice movement . In my state California , many Democratic controlled states , they might be able to override Federals coming down their throats with another NCLB attempt . It waits to be seen .(5)>>RAISE TAXES. Republicans in Congress will likely enact President-elect Donald Trump’s tax plan within the first 100 days after his inauguration. Trump’s proposal will cut taxes primarily for businesses and the wealthy, but would include across-the-board cuts as well.Trump’s proposal, which was ever-changing over the course of his presidential campaign, would cut taxes by $6.2 trillion over the next decade, according to a Tax Policy Center (TPC) analysis of the most recent version of his plan. If interest costs are included, then the federal debt would rise by $7.2 trillion over the first ten years and by $20.9 trillion by 2036. (6)>>Sen. & Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will have his dayThere are some glaring conflicts between what Trump has said in the campaign and retirement policy going forward. Trump, for example, has said he wouldn't cut Social Security and Medicare, although Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has long pushed for privatizing both programs. That may ultimately cut benefits. He wants to create the perception of a funding crisis to justify cuts. The "Better Way" paper on health care the GOP released in June gives a vision of what they might do — from repealing the ObamaCare cost controls, to expanding the quasi-private Medicare Advantage plans, to destroying Medicare as a public program and replacing it with "premium supports." (7)>> Its likely that easing tensions with Russia is a good thing .  Its likely that easing tensions with Russia is a good thing .  Recently the out going  Mr. Obama kicking out the Russian diplomats right up to  end of his term has drawn a lot of criticism . It's interesting to note that there are vary few Americans that believe that Russia some how hacked & influenced the election outcome . As I wrote in past posting on this blog , I think that the FBI was the source of the e-mail leaks that ruined Hillary Clinton's win . It was a REPUBLICAN strategy nothing more . If any Russian software-- malware??   was found it may have to do with regular spying , not controlling voting machines.  I have never seen such a reaction of illogic from our American media without guessing an inside job , why would any foolish persons want to push the war button against Russia .   I think American influence under Trump could also inspire a solution to the bloody Russia-Ukraine crisis, which is the result of the U.S. overthrow of the democratically-elected Ukrainian government in 2014 to further advance the U.S./NATO surrounding of Russia; after which he could end the U.S.-imposed sanctions against Russia, which hardly anyone in Europe benefits from or wants; and then – finally! – an end to the embargo against Cuba. What a day for celebration that will be! 

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