Well Donald Trump is now POTUS. It’s hard to keep up with all the bullshit piling up around Trump and his people and it’s only a few days in.
For Profit Government
One of the reasons some people support and voted for Trump is the belief that Trump will handle the country like a business and that will be good for all of us.
The problem with that is our government was not designed to be run like a business. Businesses are run with the main goal being to make a profit so that the business can grow bigger and make a larger profit and so on…the federal government was established to “form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
In order to assure your freedom you have been issued the following bar code.
I’ve worked businesses that were family owned. I have worked for businesses owned by Goldman Sachs. I have worked for small businesses with only a few employees and the highest level employee was someone I dealt with on a daily basis. I have worked for corporations with thousands of employees spread throughout the world. The closest I ever came to interaction with the highest level employee while working for this corporation was reading a memo that had been printed from an email sent to the “general” folder on location computer.
Because of the number of employees involved corporations create policies that everyone must adhere to no matter their circumstances. If you have a problem with your paycheck you must contact the payroll dept. At the payroll dept you are known by your employee number. The person in the payroll dept is going to follow company procedure when solving your problem and if that means you won’t get your pay until the following Monday, so be it.
The payroll dept doesn’t know or care about the personal reasons you have for needing your pay before Monday comes. The person who is solving your problem has probably never heard of you before and wouldn’t know you if you were standing directly in front of them. They have no reason to risk going against procedure to help you. Rules are rules, you wait til Monday.
If you could plead your case to the person running the payroll dept or the CEO then there could be a chance the rules would bend for you because of special circumstances. Of course this is less likely if your need, whatever it is, will effect profits. In fact any and everything the company does, makes, or provides revolves around profits. Procedures are created with profit in mind. Decisions are also made considering the bottom line.
Government can’t effectively work that way, it needs to cater to everyone with its main goal being how best to
“form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
Notice there is no mention of “increasing profits”
Yea government needs to be run responsibly and costs should be considered as well as how effective any money spent will be to the people but we should not make our main focus trying to create or grow a profit from people who use government programs.
The logic that Trump would be good for the country because he would run it like a business fails for the reasons I’ve mention above as well as the fact Trump has failed in his attempts at running successful businesses several times. Not only have those businesses failed but in some cases Trump victimized his customers. Despite that the businesses still failed. Donald Trump can’t succeed even when he cheats.
From my experience corporations do not care about the individual employee. Government needs to care about the well-being of everyone
Truth in Plain Sight
After the Trump inauguration (see: crickets chirping) White House press secretary Sean Spicer had some words for the press. He chose to express those words using a method common among young children, having a tantrum and demanding he get his way.
Since Spicer was quite obviously completely wrong about the inauguration numbers and the way they were reported by news agencies a lot of people pointed it out in public. This resulted in yet another of Trumps fools chiming in on the subject. This time the fool was actually the queen of fools Kellyanne Conway.
You can watch her blabbering here-
Now we have the term “alternative facts” thanks to Kellyanne Conway (more about her in the next blog)
Already I have heard conservatives who are supporting this “alternative facts” bullshit by comparing it to cases where media incorrectly report a story or part of a news story.
Just another example of the twilight zone logic so many are practicing lately.
How the fuck a newspaper making a correction in a news story compares to the press secretary telling outright lies AND NEVER CORRECTING THOSE LIES. That is called lying. A news story with incorrect information issues a retraction. They admit there was a mistake and correct it. No one on Trumps team ever admits they lied, corrects the error, or apologizes.
I can not stress enough how dangerous this practice is. If we allow this to go on unchecked it could make it more difficult if not impossible to convince the public that a story is true. I think this is something Trump is counting on happening. If he can convince enough people that the media can’t be trusted it will help him.
I don’t like liars because people who lie do so in order to hide behaviors they know are wrong or to get an unfair advantage against an opponent who the can not beat on a level playing field due to their own weaknesses.
My last point on this post will be the fact Trump has still not released his tax returns. He told the public he would and now it seems he has decided not to do that because he claims “no one cares”. I’;m sure that is what Trump was hoping would happen after he was elected. I’m sure he thought after he became president the call for his tax returns would die out.
We can not let that happen. There is a reason Trump doesn’t want us to see his tax returns and I can’t think of any good reasons why he wouldn’t have released them and be done with it. If there was nothing to hide he would release his returns with fanfare and use it to point out how “fake” the media is.
Alternative Facts….give me a fucking break
Up next- Kellyanne Conway- The Wickedest Witch