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Promises, Promises

On Saturday, Donald Trump told reporters in Nevada that he was working with Republican congressional leaders on “a very major tax cut for middle-income people” to be announced in early November or just before November. In other words, right before the midterm election.

There’s just a couple of big problems. Congress is not even in session again until after the midterm election. And it is their lame duck session, when something as big as this is almost impossible to pass. In other words, there is basically zero chance that this will happen.

Not only that, but he claimed that the big tax cut he already passed would help middle class people, and we know how that turned out.

One pattern we have seen over and over again with Trump is that he promises something big, his base eats it up, and even the media report on it, and then nothing actually happens. Once again, he’s just blowing smoke. How many times will Americans fall for this flim-flam before they wake up?

Remember health insurance? Trump promised “No one will lose coverage. There will be insurance for everybody. Healthcare will be a “lot less expensive” for everyone — the government, consumers, providers.” Yup, that was way too good to be true.

Or when he promised that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat? That dissolved after a week.

He promised he would never approve the AT&T / Time Warner merger. They merged.

He even promised to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. Nope.

Digging a little deeper, Trump promised that he would not take vacations or time off. He even attacked Obama for golfing, but has gone golfing far more than Obama ever did. And then there his his so-called “executive time“. What a joke.

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3 Comments

  1. IL-08 wrote:

    But then there was that email server….

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:33 am | Permalink
  2. Wlidwood wrote:

    And NO ONE cares. He gives them their right wing judges and all the rhetoric, (lies), they can stand and happiness rules their world. We live in a Trumpian distopian land and up is down and right is wrong.

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:39 pm | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    I found this in a local paper and checked to make sure T.S. Eliot wrote it: Yes.
    It is so descriptive of this idiot:

    “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm; but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

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