Friday, November 11, 2016

From Reagan to Bush II to Trump

When Ronald Reagan was elected I thought it would be disastrous for our country, and I was right: For his tax policies began the great and still growing rift between the middle and lower classes and the very wealthy.

When George Bush II was elected I thought it would be disastrous for our country, and I was right: For the lies, deceit and self-interest of his administration led us into the terrible, wasteful and destabilizing Iraq War, and precipitated the economic meltdown of 2008.

Because Donald Trump has been elected — or so it seems as the Electoral College still needs to vote — I predict he will attempt to dismantle everything we've tried to do to protect the environment and upgrade our energy systems from the 19th and 20th century fossil fuel model to the 21st century sustainable, carbon-neutral, pollution-free model.

Ironically, those who voted for Trump will probably suffer the most due to the GOP reward-the-wealthy-at-the-expense-of-everyone-else economic policies. Meanwhile, the U.S. will lose its standing in the world as a responsible, trustworthy international leader.

— LP

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