Republicans control the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House. Instead of working to improve the lives of working families, they chose to spend the last year attacking health insurance for millions, and passing a reckless tax scam that rewards greedy corporations and millionaires at the expense of working families. The Republcians have pushed this country into a downward spiral of $trillions of debt our great granchildren will be paying for at the expense of services, healthcare and a better quality of life.
Republicans shut down the government for three days in January and then signed a short term funding bill extending funding to February 8,2018.
Democrats agreed to bipartisan legislation that their base vehemently opposes in order to avert a prolonged shutdown. Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump were unwilling to meet them partway. Their refusal to compromise isn’t governance—it’s reckless obstruction at the expense of this country.
Oklahoma Republican Congressmen are ‘lap dogs’ for a dangerous President. The latest CBS poll finds mostly negative reviews of Trump’s job so far: 53% overall say he’s been a poor President , and even more say he’s weakened the US position in the world more than strengthened it while 55% say that under Trump the country has been losing at things it tries to do.
According to the recent Gallup poll, (1-9-18) other nations’ approval of U.S. Leadership under President Trump hit a historical low of 30%. This signals a 18 point drop from a year earlier when 48% approved of the national influence under former President Barack Obama.
At the world economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Trump was, once again, an embarrasment for our country. During his speech he was laughed at and booed by the assembled world leaders. To a warm reception, French President Emmauel Macron used his speech in Davos to roast Trump’s climate denial position.
‘President Trump showed up with nothing but his racist brand of 1920’s isolationist politics. His presence has been contextualized by other world leaders as a selfish and a dangerous bully in the same tier as ‘leader’ Vladimir Putin.” (Think Progress Natasha Geiling) A partial video clip of Trump’s speech is at World News Video.
World leaders are focused on the need for global cooperation to deal with climate change and are committed to their task without the United States. The TransPacific agreement is also moving ahead without the U.S. ,ceding its position as global leader to China.
Our nation continues to get the bills for Donald Trump’s ever-open mouth, and the sticker price continues to be quite high, indeed. Travel to the U.S. has been on the decline ever since President Donald Trump took office, and new data shows the slump translates to a cost of $4.6 billion in lost spending and 40,000 jobs.
“The repercussions in the travel industry are due solely to Donald Trump not being able to control himself from making racist or xenophobic or just-plain-humiliating statements against the residents of every last country on Earth.”
(Daily Kos By Hunter)
Our country is no longer a beacon of truth and justice for the world because of the actions and words of our leaders and those who accept such conduct!
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