Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

One trick is all that horse can do

He’s a one-trick pony
One trick is all that horse can do
He does, one trick only
It’s the principal source of his revenue
But when he steps into the spotlight
You can feel the heat of his heart
Come rising through

Don’t like the trade deal with China? Threaten them with tariffs. Get them to the table. Give our farmers a $16 billion bail out. Fly to Florida and play golf, it’s just money anyway. After all only liberals put solar panels on their houses. Right? I’m sure that’s what Sean Hannity told him in their late night bromance calls.

Don’t like NAFTA? Threaten everyone with tariffs. The Canadians won’t fight back. That’s what Sean Hannity said. Apparently he never saw the Raptors play hoop.

Can’t get your wall through Congress? Threaten Mexico with tariffs.

He’s a one-trick pony. One trick is all that horse can do.

Then fold like a house of cards.

The dumb bastard can’t negotiate. How many ego hotels did he over pay for in the 1980’s? So many that it bankrupted him. Am I the only person who remembers him going bankrupt? Or his two previous divorces. He is a terrible negotiator. Bully negotiators always lose when faced with a real negotiator. I am not one of the dumb shits the elected this charlatan. I knew he was the PT Barnum of politics.

The $64,000 question is will those idiots who he hurt with his stupid tariffs.

Gary Cohn, former COO and President of Goldman Sachs was Trump’s economic advisor. He spent a lot of time telling Trump to end the shut down. We all forgot about that debacle, there is so much chaos in his White House we jump from blazing building to blazing building. He said tariffs were bad idea that would hurt the U.S. and not get the concessions from China Trump wanted, nor would they do anything to shrink the trade deficit. He quit over the tariffs and Trump went ahead with his only negotiating tool. It hurt the economy and he backed off of them. Last night he backed off of the tariffs with Mexico.

He’s a one-trick pony. One trick is all that horse can do.

The one trick he won’t due is tax the people who need to be taxed. What the Republican tax bill has accomplished is to create the groundwork for turning this nation into a banana republic. The rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes and the burden falls on the middle class forcing them down into a lower economic position.

My taxes went up. A lot. I had an off year last year. I am working my ass off to get into that top rung this year because my taxes will be lower. I will double down on my income because I will be taxed less. My health insurance is now $200 a month more than the payment on my 2019 BMW 530e. $200 a month more than a European sedan.

Patagonia took the money that they should have paid in taxes and donated it to organizations that helped the environment. That’s what that company cares about and they stayed in culture. Amazon, Exxon, Chevron, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, General Electric? Did they give their employees raises? Nope. Did they donate the money to help worthy causes? Nope. Did they pass it on to their executives and shareholders? Sure did. Wealthy landowners and kitchen help. That’s what we’re becoming. A banana republic.

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