The Trump Voter
Anti-Safety-Netters: They are against all but barebones, minimal programs, preferably on the State level, to provide tax-supported benefits for those who lack sufficient skills, income or incentives to share in the fruits of our economy by their own efforts. They oppose welfare programs, food stamp programs, aid to dependent children, day care programs, unemployment benefits and expansion of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to better provide for the disadvantaged.
|Federal dollars fund programs like this|
They seem elated when the President gives the appearance of tolerating their violent side and is not repelled by the KKK as was the case in Charlottesville. Many in this group, and this even includes descendants of immigrants, are there because they have lost their position in the economic hierarchy to technology and less expensive overseas labor. They are bitter and want to blame someone and Trump, an expert on shifting blame to others, helps them to do so. He doesn’t come out in so many words and say so, but his actions often give aid and comfort to bigots. They feel that he is with them. They will stick with Trump until the end.
|Charlotteville marchers included some "good people" according to Trump|
But as I said earlier,
Three Columns To Read Before You Leave This Site
|Republican Parker and Democrat Friedman|
If you missed them in those newspapers, or in any of the other papers that carry them, here they are from the Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel. (easier to link to than the Post or the Times) They say a lot, but unfortunately, those in Congress who can do something about it lack the courage to do so because they are too afraid of losing the votes from the groups discussed above. No guts. No courage.
(A few years ago, a respected journalist who follows this blog suggested that I provide links to full columns I wanted to pass on to followers rather than fully reproducing them. Actually doing that would be a violation of copyright laws. So wherever I suggest CLICKING, please do!)
Note: Last week's blog posting included a piece about Henry Clay. Go back and read it. (It may be right below what you are looking at now, depending on your device or server.) I have since passed it on directly to several Senators in the hope that they will latch on to it for use in putting our "runaway" President in his proper place.
HOW TO BE ALERTED TO FUTURE BLOG POSTINGS.