Donald Trump delivered exactly the content he had been delivering on the campaign trail for months. President Trump, a Republican in name only, will govern as a populist president. Trump is all about you. It’s no longer about the major parties.
In his inauguration speech, the president said he planned to deal with radical Islam. Not once did Americans hear his predecessor promise to meet the challenge of radical Islam. How is the challenge to be met? Well, the previous three presidents proved unconditionally to Americans that each had not a clue. Reflect on the track record of civilian and military deaths, debilitating injuries, mass dislocations, property demolition, disease, broken families and trillions after trillions of American dollars sent down the financial rat hole. All 100% thanks to a neoconservative foreign policy.
Take a good look at the evidence of the last eight years displayed in my chart on United States Public Debt. In just eight years, the debt mountain exploded to $20 trillion from $9 trillion. That represents a compounded growth rate of 10% a year. At this rate debt will double in just seven years, such exponential growth would push the debt mountain to a shocking $40 trillion.
Americans by now must understand the grade-school arithmetic involved. The government has no bank account. As such, the government has but three options for debt payback: (1) Rolling over the debt by borrowing more money from foreign governments (China?) or you (much higher interest rates). (2) Raising your taxes (decrease your standard of living). (3) Digitally printing money out of thin air (asset inflation). And your first choice?
So how does President Trump annihilate ISIS without engaging in the nation-building, counter-insurgency folly, ground forces build up, or failed democracy spreading strategies so favored by his predecessors?
President Trump recognizes that hacking off the head of the ISIS beast will leave it lifeless. And he knows that the one-two punch of ISIS infrastructure demolition and leadership expungement can get the job done. Former CIA bin laden unit chief Michael Scheuer, as president Trump knows, is an expert on both targeted strategies. (see here).
Trump nominee Betsy DeVos’s brother Eric Prince, former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder, knows more than a little about the “snake head strategy.” ISIS leadership can be judiciously taken out of the game by incineration with the same but updated and refined tactics used by ex-CIA legend Gary Berntsen in the Hindu Kush mountains as this century got under way. Trump has now promised Americans that he will get out of the gates fast. Fortunes of dollars and masses of ground troops will not be required. The American people can have some success in which to cheer early in a populist Trump administration.
As he has promised, President Trump will be all about jobs for Americans. That means you and your family, regardless of your party affiliation, gender or race. All legal Americans are in play here. And as the president has made clear on the campaign trail, illegals will need to get in line on the illegality issue. Any worthwhile economist recognizes, as does the president, that the jobs equation features jobs created in the private sector rather than at the central government trough.
Those jobs are out there in mass and many will explode in leading-edge sectors that most Americans do not even know exist. Young Research has been providing regular input on the extraordinary prospects ahead. (here, here and here.) The Trump administration has the fire power to alert every American to the breathtaking future that is already unfolding at warp speed.
A populist movement speaks directly to the people and bypasses the entrenched, self-serving elites in Washington and on Wall Street. President Trump has made it abundantly clear that he knows how to communicate with voters, and it most certainly is not through the bought and paid for network media.
Shown here is the roster of disgraced political lightweights who decided to skip President inauguration.
As Hammond B3 organ wizard wrote, we have a “Brand New Day.”