Richard Slechta: Promises that cannot be kept

By Signal Contributor

Last update: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Fifty-four billion additional dollars toward the defense budget will not make us more safe from individuals or from nations who wish to do us harm.

Reducing that amount from social and environmental agencies will make us less safe from disaffected citizens and increased pollution to our water, soil and air.

The solutions of the Trump administration are not “solutions” at all but actions that a knowledgeable president would not take, but which a neophyte would to keep his campaign promises without regard to the actual financial fallout that will occur.

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Richard Slechta: Promises that cannot be kept

Fifty-four billion additional dollars toward the defense budget will not make us more safe from individuals or from nations who wish to do us harm.

Reducing that amount from social and environmental agencies will make us less safe from disaffected citizens and increased pollution to our water, soil and air.

The solutions of the Trump administration are not “solutions” at all but actions that a knowledgeable president would not take, but which a neophyte would to keep his campaign promises without regard to the actual financial fallout that will occur.

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  • Gil Mertz

    “””Fifty-four billion additional dollars toward the defense budget will not
    make us more safe from individuals or from nations who wish to do us
    harm.”””

    On what basis are you drawing this conclusion, Richard? Are your findings based on actual research, data, government reports, and factual evidence or is this some blanket statement you heard from a liberal commentator on MSNBC or CNN?

    Can you offer more data about the financial fallout that will occur if President Trump moves ahead with this decision or is this just more worthless Trump-hating propaganda?

    • Ron Bischof

      Apparently Mr. Slechta operates solely in broadcast mode, Gil.

      Based on his lack of a response, one can only accept or reject his assertions. I choose the latter option.

      • Gil Mertz

        Once again Ron, your standard of integrity is blinding you to the point. Liberals don’t HAVE to explain their comments. It’s true because they say it’s true. If you insist on aggravating things like facts, proof or evidence, you’ll never be invited to any Hate-Trump protests.

        • Ron Bischof

          That explains the dearth of invitations!

          • Gil Mertz

            I think if you swear to hate Trump every day for the next four years and will work to defeat him at every turn even before you read any bill or vote on any legislation, I think they will make an exception.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Donald’s massive tax cuts and additional write-offs, Donald
    talked of spending tens of billions more on the military and $1 trillion on infrastructure
    with NO explanation of how to achieve that without expanding the debt, which he
    criticized his predecessor President Obama, for having increased.”
    The hypocrisy of it all, and the continued lies,lies,lies. !

  • Gil Mertz

    Today Chuck Schumer is demanding the resignation of Attorney General Sessions and that a Special Prosecutor be appointed. While the rest of America wants to see action and results out of Washington, Schumer and his fellow sleazebags want to continue dragging everyone else down into their swamp. They represent everything people hate about politics. The Democratic Party is so utterly lost.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Today Chuck Schumer is demanding the resignation of Attorney General Sessions”
    Yeah for Chuck and a special prosecutor will be appointed !
    Attorney General Sessions, yes the Attorney General of The U.S. is a liar !!
    And the Beat goes on !

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