Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Tough Primary and Election coming up

I just finished watching the two sessions of the second Democratic presidential nominee debates, and I sit back and shake my head.

This is a clusterf##k.

I am a conservative independent voter. Therein lies a dilemma for me with the upcoming 2020 election.

In the 2016 election, there was no doubt in my mind. The economy was stagnant, the attitude of people toward their representatives and the police was becoming hateful. There was a need to produce change.

Not to mention the Democratic candidate, Hilary Clinton, had some serious allegations hanging over her, including the responsibility for debacles like Benghazi.

I had my doubts about Donald J. Trump's character, but it was clear he would shake the trees and stir up the "swamp." And we definitely needed someone to jump in and be a spoiler for all the corruption going on in Washington.

So here I am, true it is a very early point to make up my mind for the 2020 election, still faced with a dilemma.

Of all 20 candidates that debated the last two nights, only two stood out to me: Marianne Williamson from the first debate session, and Andrew Yang, from the second session. Obviously neither are top candidates in the group, the way things stack up now. But what they had to say was fresh and very deep. They got my attention.

Cory Booker is a good orator. But he has a fuzzy past and he obviously is full of hot air. Joe Biden reminds me of a continuation of Obama policies, which had fermented a lot of unrest that got Donald Trump elected. Kamala Harris just reminds me of someone who has an axe to grind.

So there it is. I am still tormented over having to eventually make a determination on who to vote for in the 2020 election.

Despite the arrogance, the nastiness, and the vocal rambling, Trump still appears to be the best choice. He is at least bold enough to move forward and get things accomplished...and despite the constant inaction and downright interference created by the Democratic Party to try to derail Trump's actions to promote the United States of America.
 

Friday, July 19, 2019

50th anniversary of the York City Riots

Everybody's re-hashing the York City riots that happened 50 years ago this week. I have to laugh at some of it, and how things still get skewed depending on which "side" you are leaning towards. You never can accurately tell us who experienced it how it went down when we actually went through it, and crawled on our stomachs because of sniper fire overhead and trying to get pics for the newspaper, and shielding our children from gunfire coming through the windows and walls of our homes. I went through that and I wished we had moved past that by now but everyone revives it, like reopening a wound and pouring a little salt in it. There is such a thing as forgiveness and love and building toward a better life. Too bad it is buried. Everyone has an agenda and it has only gotten worse.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Single-payer health insurance way to go

It is Friday morning, June 28, 2019, the morning following the two nights of Democratic presidential debates on television, and I am catching up on what's happening in the world overnight on Fox News.

You must understand I am a registered Republican. Actually I am an independent -- conservative independent -- but registered as a Republican so I can vote in the Pennsylvania primaries.

Here I am, watching the morning news anchors on Fox and they are laughing at the thoughts offered at the debate the night before that we as a nation should go to a single-payer system ... even to socialized medicine ... for our health care.

My blood started to boil. While I enjoy the conservative view of things, there are some things that the GOP is just too far out there. And one of them is health insurance.

We have a for-profit insurance industry which is raking in millions and millions of dollars that is NOT going back to help people with their health care. It is not right in my opinion, nor is it fair.

That is why I back the idea of going to a single-payer health insurance system.

What? millions of people who work in the insurance industry will lose their jobs? I believe a lot of them will be working for the government in the single-payer insurance system.

What? Your taxes will go up? Sure, I expected that.  But you don't pay a monthly premium for health insurance. And the chances are, if you compare the two, we will pay less in taxes than we are paying in premiums right now.

Fox News anchors laughed when they said "Bernie Sanders finally admitted it" that taxes would increase.  Hell, we expected that. What they fail to tell you is that your monthly "financial rape" of health insurance premium is gone. So which would you rather have? I am not laughing.

I do NOT believe in providing free health care to illegal aliens residing here. Those non-citizens who are here legally should be entitled to the health care, via the single payer system.

i do NOT believe illegal immigrants should be given driving licenses either. Our government is here to serve its CITIZENS, and those here legally trying to become citizens.

So, Republicans, if you want to blacklist me because of my stance on health insurance and the efforts to restrict the enormous profits are drug makers are enjoying, be my guest.

I still stand for a lot more conservative ideas on the GOP side than the Democrats at this point in time. No, I don't believe in socialism. But I do believe in the right to affordable medical care and the social security for all citizens.
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders Oversteps the Line

Democratic presidential campaign hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Monday, June 24, 2019, that he proposes a bill that would eventually pay off all student loans, paying for it by taxing Wall Street transactions.

I find a big problem with this in more ways than one.

There is ONE point Sanders made that I do agree on ... that there never should have been a Wall Street bailout during the economic crisis the big banks created back in 2007-2008.

But when Sanders started to link his proposal to the beginning of the G.I. Bill  passed in 1944, he made the grossest mistake of all in his reasoning.

How dare he compare today's students to those given college aid in the bill of 1944?  Those students were veterans, and they earned the right to those benefits for service to our country at the risk of losing their lives.

They earned the right to have their college costs paid for.  Today's students haven't earned a thing.

They didn't want student loans to pay for years later? They could enlist and serve their country and earn the right to the college aid funds afforded those who serve the country.

Sanders has just shown another exanple of his desire for turning our country from capitalism to socialism which will rip this country apart.

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Mueller investigation's over

I pretty much waited for the Mueller investigation to be over before mking my comments.

I must admit that I always felt the investigation was, in President Donald J. Trump's words, a "witch hunt," but I was awaiting the final verdict.

Of course, I am pleased with the way it ended.

But I am more surprised at how opponents -- mostly Democrats -- are taking it. First, they remind me of an elementary school kid when they're upset they didn't get their way. It doesn't matter what's right or wrong, they simply must have it go their way.

Second, they re-affirmed to me that "draining the swamp" of government corruption is causing a lot of squealing and yelling. Just like a sinking ship, the rats rushing to survive squeal loudly.

I sincerely hope that the left-wing liberalists squeal so loud that the average citizen can't stand it anymore and the group literally implodes.

It's time to move on and get this country back onto a path of recovery and excellence.