I say unbelievable but it really isn’t. What with the Brexit vote, 2016 will go down as the year of the reactionary and I can’t see things improving much in 2017.
You only have to listen to the phone-ins on the radio to hear the glee that the liberal left elite has ha another good kicking and the assertion that Trump is a breath of fresh air who will solve all our problems, real or perceived. I fear they may be disappointed.
Look at what he promises to do. First, he says he will demolish Obamacare. America spends more on healthcare than almost any nation and yet it is beyond the reach of many of its citizens and the outcomes are relatively poor. The ones to benefit are not the poor and dispossessed, but the profits of the insurance and health industries. (See John Green)
He says he will reduce taxes when what he really means is that he will reduce taxes for the wealthy while everyone else will see no change, or lose out.
He says that he will ‘make America great again’ by strengthening the military and yet he wonders whether NATO is such a good idea. And he will rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, all of which will cost an awful of money. So where is it coming from?
So where is this cash coming from? Less tax revenue, higher cost of healthcare and public spending going through the roof, his only option is to massively increase America’s already high borrowing so much so that the US could be bankrupt before the voters get the chance to get rid of him. (See John Green again)
Whether that happens depends on how far he goes on delivering on his promises – as with Brexit, there is a choice to be made between a hard or soft Trump. (Couldn’t resist that one)