Month: August 2015

Trump, A Necessary Evil

Donald Trump: A Necessary Evil

In response to the New York Times article, “Why Donald Trump Won’t Fold: Polls and People Speak”, a NYT picks, I wrote:

Quite simply, Trump is a necessary evil. No RATIONAL voter really thinks that this billionaire reality “star”, with several bankruptcies and failed marriages (this does not matter to me, but I thought it did to his “constituency”) under his belt, can ever be considered presidential. Trump’s greatest accomplishment has been to highlight the worst features of the other, more “serious”, and often Koch-funded, conservative candidates: he has, with his rather large microphone, noted the staggering failures of politicians like Walker and Christie. Why is this a good thing? Because conservatives would never listen to this coming from someone like Sanders or Clinton. Trump has their attention, and this is quite a conundrum for conservatives. I would encourage everyone on the left to stop slamming Trump—he is going to fracture the right worst than the Tea Party— and just sit back watch Bernie Sanders sweep into office.

This is the beginning of the world depicted in the comedy Idiocracy.

This is What Trickle Down Reaganomics Looks Like… 

Most people are a paycheck or two away from being homeless. 

Homelessness is all-consuming.  It is not easy to get out of this situation.

How does this happen in the richest country in the world? 

35 years of trickle down Reaganomics.

It is not working. 

In February, the number of people sleeping in New York’s municipal shelters was the most since the Great Depression. I can’t imagine what is going on in other cities. Yet corporations are earning record profits. 

Be an informed voter.