Trump delivers first speech to US Congress
[ Editor’s Note: Trump passed on going to the White house correspondents’ dinner, historically a fun event with a lot of satirical comedy delivered upon the reporters by the President, with comedy writers hired to plan out the jokes. But we had Gordon to roast the Prez over his Santa Claus with the magic sleigh speech that had endless goodies for everybody.
As I forced myself to listen it just went on and on, how he was going to fix ALL major social problems by ordering reports on them, and shuffling money around, cutting taxes big times, while initiating new major programs requiring massive funding. What a wonderful idea. Why didn’t someone else think of it.
As the top of these was a huge expansion of the military, without ever justifying why it was needed, as there is no one in the foreseeable future that could be a realistic threat to the US. Trump claimed to want to make us the biggest and the best, but there was just one little problem with that.
We already are the biggest and the best for the threats we face, as there is no one that can really project sustained military power like the US…no one. What Trump is posing is a huge expansion during a huge deficit period for a “fake need”, maybe because he thinks it will but him good with the military industrial complex for a second term.
I will let Gordon fill you in on the rest, which he did an excellent job last night. I emailed him that he could sleep in late this morning… Jim W. Dean ]