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Will Trump Change the Game Or The Players? – Ep. 222

  • Short and not-so-sweet.  Maybe that’s how you would describe President Trump’s inaugural speech
  • Which, I think was the briefest since Jimmy Carter
  • But now, Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of these United States
  • I did in general like his speech; I agree with much of what Donald Trump had to say
  • Talking about how bad things are in the U.S. economy
  • Yes, there were some people who benefited
  • People in Washington certainly benefited, certainly Washington has been booming, right?
  • Because they’ve been sucking all the wealth out of the rest of the country
  • So the bureaucrats and certain segments of the population have benefited
  • From central planning and central banking and the cheap money and the bubbles
  • But Donald Trump hit the nail on the head
  • When he talked about all the factories like tombstones littering the landscape
  • How our wealth has been sucked out
  • The Middle Class has been hollowed out and the country is hurting
  • All this is true, and I like the fact that he says we’re going to take back the government for the people
  • Take it away from the elites, take it away from the bureaucrats and bring the power back to the people
  • All that is great.
  • The question is, What exactly does Donald Trump mean by that?
  • Does he mean, get the government off the people’s backs?
  • Does he mean unshackle us from government
  • Get rid of all the regulations, get rid of all the taxes and government spending
  • Get rid of all the bubble blowing
  • Let’s have sound money and higher interest rates
  • Let’s have a real economy so that individual Americans can pull themselves up out of the ditch on their own?
  • That we can roll up our sleeves and work our way out of this gigantic hole that the government placed us in
  • And if it’s going to be free enterprise, limited government and freedom?
  • Of that’s what he means by “Taking back the government for the people”
  • Then, that’s great
  • But what if he doesn’t mean that?
  • What if he means a Trumpian “New Deal”?
  • What if he’s talking about government proactively doing things to “help” the middle class
  • Like big spending on infrastructure, where the government employs the people directly
  • And creates jobs, like they did during the Great Depression?