ELDER PATRIOT – For those of you who have deserted President Trump consider what will remain after he is gone. The Swamp.
Unless Trump has a successful presidency no one from outside the system is likely to challenge “the system” again. The way things are shaping up it appears that of the 535 representatives and senators well more than 400 of them have aligned to destroy his presidency.
Proof of this comes from the men members of the House and Senate elected to lead the anti-Trump agenda in their respective Houses of Congress.
Aside from Republican rhetoric and the media’s sympathetic portrayal of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the fact is they are no friends of the American people.
Under the leadership of Republicans Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell the federal government raped America’s taxpayers of $1.473 Trillion dollars through the first six months of fiscal 2017 (October 1, 2016 through March 31,2017.) Guess what? Even that obscene, economy-killing sum wasn’t enough to satisfy the craven spending of Paul Ryan’s Congress or McConnell’s Senate.
Ryan orchestrated the spending of just under $2 Trillion dollars during that same time period. To put this in perspective Ryan led congress to spend in excess of $13,000 for every American taxpayer or 43% of Americans’ $30,000+ median income.
While Americans’ median income has failed to recover to even 2007 levels federal spending has continued spiraling out of control creating deficits that cannot be justified.
The tax burden is so onerous that it is literally grinding our economy to halt causing tax receipts to decline 20% year over year since the first quarter of 2016. This is simply unsustainable and Republicans have no one to blame but themselves.
This is the last budget that Ryan and McConnell can even remotely blame on ex-President Obama. They will soon take full ownership of the impending financial collapse and yet they appear to be completely unfazed by that prospect. They appear to be content on destroying their own political careers if that is the price of destroying the Trump presidency.
The fact that it doesn’t matter to them proves that members of Congress have chosen to follow the orders of their corporatist masters rather than the command of the American people. Destroying President Trump – and any future challengers to corporate eminence – has replaced any semblance of governing for the benefit of “We the People.”
The answer cannot lie with abandoning Trump but rather in instilling the fear of God among congressmen who have chosen to represent the interests of international corporations and bankers over those of the American people.
When the people of Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District shocked the political universe by replacing corporatist Eric Cantor with Tea Party Republican Dave Brat in the Republican primary in 2014 it gave Americans a significant conservative voice in Congress.
While it’s true that Eric Cantor was rewarded with an annual salary of $2.5 Million to lobby Congress he has been unable to sway Brat or to keep Donald Trump from being elected president.
It’s time for Americans to understand that this may be their last chance to restore America’s greatness for their children. The election of Dave Brat should serve as the blueprint for an American renaissance that can only be made possible by our willingness to roll up our sleeves to make it happen.