Sorry to say that I am in the hospital and did not (would not) watch the SOTU speech by Pres. Trump…..of course the only positive thing that he, Trump, has to regale the country with his his economic policies….
The only people that will reap the benefits of the Trump economic policies is the wealthy…..the GOP will thump their chest over the pittance that the middle class will get for the next 5 years and nothing will be said about the wealthy permanent benefits….but what the Hell he gotta have something to bullsh*t the unwashed masses with, right?
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump is sure to point to stock indexes and other positive economic indicators as evidence of a “Trump boom.” But to the extent that middle-class and working families are doing better economically, it is not because of Trump or his policies; rather, it is in spite of them. Instead of fighting for American workers, as he promised to do during his presidential campaign, Trump has sought in numerous ways to disempower them.
The Trump administration’s fiscal policies are redistributing income and wealth upward through massive new tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, which come at the expense of middle-class and low-income Americans and investments in key economic priorities such as infrastructure. And by ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, the administration has thrown the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people—who, with DACA, have been able to get better- and better-paying jobs, buy houses and cars, and make significant economic contributions to the nation as a whole—into chaos.
All in all….I am glad that I was on pain meds after the surgery topped me from watching the most boring of evenings.