Donald Trump, love him or hate him, is a man of few words but when he speaks people listen. On the internet, he reportedly stated the following. It is better said than I could have and is much shorter than most pundits so I am passing it on to you. If “The Donald” didn’t say it, whoever did, expressed the thoughts of about 60 per cent of the American people.
“Let me get this straight ...
We’re going to be ‘gifted’ with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it (but exempted themselves from it), and signed by a Dumbo President who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a congress which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by an obese surgeon general and financed by a country that’s broke!!
What the hell could possibly go wrong?”
This makes perfect sense to me. What is it that you do not understand!
The presidential election, which many predict will be the most important election of our lifetime, is only a few months away.
The national news media overwhelmingly supports the democratic administration of President Obama and everyday they bombard the American people with subtle misinformation about Mitt Romney designed to present him in an unfavorable light while praising the president or making excuses for his incompetence.
Instead of praising Romney for his successful career, the president and the media continually play the class warfare game of the rich vs. the middle class and the poor. The result is that not many people know Mitt Romney, or what he has done and or what he stands for so I’ll give you a little information you won’t see in the media.
Mitt Romney is a good and decent man who has served his country well. He too, like Obama, went to Harvard where he got degrees in both the business and law school. He passed the Michigan bar exam but never practiced law.
Mitt Romney believes, unlike Obama, in the free enterprise system and individual initiative that made American the greatest country in the world. True, he has made a lot of money. His first major business deal was to invest in a startup company called Staples in Massachusetts that sold office supplies that went on to build over 2,000 stores and employed 90,000 people.
His intelligence, leadership, business ability and hard work continued in companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Burger King, Home Depot and others that employed hundreds of thousands of jobs here in America.
In the non business world, he was a volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s governor election, unpaid intern in the governor’s office for eight years, Mormon missionary in Paris for two years, unpaid bishop and state president for his church for 10 years, no salary as president of the Olympics for three years, and no salary as Massachusetts governor for four years: a total of 28 years of unpaid services to his country, his community and his church.
If elected president, Romney is expected to give the $400,000 a year salary to charity and serve for $1 a year.
A side bar: in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, over 19 percent of his income. By comparison, Obama gave much, much less and Joe Bidden gave $300 or .0013 percent reinforcing the fact that democrats like to give away other people’s money but not their own.
As election time approaches, the American people can expect to see more television and newspaper reports that are disguised as news reports but in truth and fact carry water for Obama and other democratic candidates for election. If you pay close attention to the news on NBC, ABC, CBS and others you will see through the subterfuge.
Even the venerable old Associated Press is guilty of editorializing straight news reporting when in the old days they were known for straight news reporting that readers could rely on as being factual. No more, so “caveat emptor.”
That’s my story and I am sticking to it.
Milo A. Nickel is the former President and COO of Louisiana State Newspapers.