As I mentioned in my market recap earlier today, last night I listened to some of Trump's stump speech in Dallas. I suggested that someone should take it apart line by line and show the nonsense contained in each line. One can easily count a good 80% of the speech as nothing more than hot air ego tripping
self-aggrandisement which is obviously the heart and soul of the Trump campaign.
Of the remaining 20% of the speech, most of that margin was spent by Trump leveling nastiness at his opponents and their alleged incompetence versus Trump's magnificence along with kissing Cruz's crazed behind a tad. The tiny fraction that addressed policy surrounded two things - the absurd wall and taxes. People have remarked that Trump sounds progressive on taxes - not so, not so indeed. For all of his b.s. on taxing the rich and more, Trump last night said that corporate taxes need to be lowered. Lowered!
Anyone, virtually anyone familiar with the incongruous nature of taxes knows that corporations are not paying their fair share, not by a long long long shot. So how does Trump plan on making up for the loss of revenue by lowering taxes on corporations AKA billionaires and the middle class? He plans to stop foreign aid!
Never in my day have I heard such utter nonsense. He claimed that the figure was $2 Trillion in foreign aid and his stupid head nodding band of followers agree. That $2 T number is a massive exaggeration. This is one of the absurd memes that the GOP believes - the US is giving away their hard earned taxes on welfare queens in other countries! This is nonsense. The majority of American aid is military aid, got it morons, it's weapons, to prop up our corporate entities around the world. Call it our security system. The other tiny portion of development aid amounts to a few billion dollars hardly hardly enough to offset anything whatsoever.
To my GOP Trump loving friends - do some homework, this carnival barker is pulling the wool over your eyes and you're falling for it.