Overheard on an Island
But he still owes it to you, right? You should have asked me first. Do you regret lending it to him?
The President's New Lawyer ... and he is a Doozie!
The Fed just raised the prime interest rate a quarter of a point (25 basis points). That means that it will cost more, primarily for businesses (which cannot exist without credit), to borrow. The increase was justified because the unemployment rate has dropped significantly and that means employees will be harder to find, and that should result in wages going up. With more spendable money resulting from these higher wages, consumers should create increased demand for products, raising prices, resulting in inflation. Businesses will need to borrow to meet this demand, regardless of the slightly higher interest rate.
American Hatred - Perhaps "Pity" Would be Better
It’s a short step from political disagreement to political hatred. Many of those who disagree with the position of the President on many issues have let their opposition blossom into outright hatred of the President. They feel justified in manifesting this hatred because of what they view as a presidency and an administration based on lies, misrepresentation, highly questionable objectives and grounded in profound ignorance of the issues with which a nation must deal. In their mind, these things warrant their hatred.
Most other recent presidents may have been exposed to an opposition which disagreed with them, but few have experienced such bitter hatred by their opponents. In American history, the only presidents which have been exposed to the depth of hatred with which Trump, Obama and FDR have had to deal with may have been Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln. And today’s communication techniques greatly magnify that hatred beyond the limits of previous centuries. But in our governmental system, it is really wrong to “hate” the president, our legally elected head of state.
I suppose that I am among those who “hate” Donald Trump. He has told so many lies to his gullible supporters, insulted so many of his countrymen, appointed so many ill-suited individuals to important government jobs and so damaged our relationships with the nation’s traditional allies that I have felt that he deserves my hatred.
If we want to talk about hatred, these people harbor it for their fellow citizens, including those who put them into office! Look at the laws they propose! See whom they will benefit. See whom they will hurt. Ignore the lies they spout daily. And I wager YOU know who they are! Unlike the President, they do not deserve your pity. They only deserve the return of their hatred of toward YOU! It is okay to hate THEM. They are up to no good.