Trump the right choice
This election provides an interesting choice. Donald Trump is a successful businessman who has never held political office. He is not part of the Washington establishment that has proven to be incapable of being fiscally responsible, crippling our economy with unnecessary regulations, spending irresponsibly and increasing our debt by more than $19 trillion. They have failed to defend our borders and have reduced our capacity to defend our country against enemies such as Iran, Russia and China.
Hillary Clinton’s entire life has been focused on climbing to the top of the Washington establishment. Her track record is clear. There will be more lying, deceit and corruption. She and her husband will continue to enrich themselves and their friends. Worst of all, she will continue the dangerous liberal policies that have impoverished the inner cities and the many generations of Americans who have had the misfortune to have been born there.
Clinton’s past decisions indicate that her decisions would continue our country on the wrong path.
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We don’t know what Trump’s decisions regarding the economy, the border, foreign affairs, etc., would be. The outsider we don’t know is a better choice than the insider we know.
Unethical and rigged
It is amazing how people are so remorseful and changed when they get caught in an illegal or unethical situation. This is the case for not just Hillary Clinton, but her husband also. They want to right the wrong that has occurred many times with the almost-like-bribes contributions to the Clinton Foundation.
The Clintons propose to stop taking foreign contributions if she becomes president. But what about all the past situations where large contributors wanted access to our government through the secretary of state? This is very much like when then-President Bill Clinton was allowing overnight stays in the Lincoln Bedroom to his contributors/supporters.
No need to worry about Hillary Clinton and the election. The Democratic National Committee and the Clintons will pull every possible underhanded trick.
This election is rigged. We do not have a republic or democratic government. The powerful and crooked rich run this country, and the general population just get to live here, pay taxes (as high as they want to make them) and live by their rules.
Can’t trust Trump
Isn’t it weird that Donald Trump has done an about-face all at once? I guess one of his thugs shook him and told him to change his story about deportation, etc.
Do you think they told Trump to lie to African-Americans, Latinos and other ethnic groups? Do you think they told Trump to lie, lie and lie to them and then, when he might win, put the screws to them?
Sen. Mitch McConnell has done this for years, and the good people of Eastern and Western Kentucky have fallen for his lies; look where they are now.
We Native Americans, Cherokees, saved Andrew Jackson’s life and believed his lies. You see where it got us. They took the Cherokees’ land and marched them on the Trail of Tears, where thousands died. We still have to look at his mug on the $20 bill.
If Trump wins, God forbid, will he want his picture on our currency?
Get Johnson in debates
There are more than two choices for president this election. There are two more candidates to consider.
One is Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party); the other is Jill Stein (Green Party).
You would have to search the internet to get information about their platforms. The media doesn’t give them any recognition because they don’t have deep pockets to pay for advertisements, nor do they come with wild personal stories.
Presently, Johnson is running at 9 percent in national polls. I think he could win if they let him into the debates. However, the “establishment” will do whatever it takes to keep him out.
To become the Republican nominee, Donald Trump destroyed his opponents by running arguably the meanest, nastiest primary campaign in our history.
During the primaries, Trump tried to disparage Hillary Clinton, the eventual Democratic nominee, by bringing up Vince Foster’s suicide, which happened over 20 years ago. The General Election is going to be as nasty as the GOP primary campaign.
In the primary debates, Trump ran roughshod over his foes with personal attacks that had nothing to do with the important issues our nation faces.
Several times, on the debate stage, he called out or named an opponent he thought had not been nice to him or treated him unfairly.
If that was Trump’s perception, he seemed to imply it legitimized his striking back in a nasty way.
How can the electorate be sure a President Trump would not be mean or nasty to a foreign head of state Trump perceived was not nice to him? Trump seems to be an immature 70-year-old who uses schoolyard bullying tactics to get what he wants.
Paul L. Whiteley Sr.
Trump wants to stiff U.S.
In May, Donald Trump recommended “negotiating” with creditors to lower repayment of the U.S. debt to, maybe, 85 cents on the dollar. He bragged about never paying what he owed in full to his creditors.
At the end of 2015, the U.S. debt was $18.8 trillion. That’s the cumulative amount the government has borrowed through the sale of Treasury bills, notes and bonds. Exactly who owns that debt?
The largest owner is Social Security. Are we going to shortchange ourselves? About 28 percent is owned by federal agencies, including the U.S. Civil Service Retirement Fund.
Who else will get the short end of the stick? American citizens and banks who own those Treasury bills, bonds and notes, including pension funds and mutual funds, state and local governments and the Federal Reserve Bank.
All of us pretty close to home account for about 68 percent of the debt. A little more than 32 percent is owned by foreign investors: governments, institutions and individuals. China and Japan are the biggest foreign creditors.
Can we stiff those we don’t like? And once we get a reputation for not paying debts in full, who is going to buy those Treasury bills, notes and bonds in the future?
Marilyn S. Daniel