Revenge of the Swamp People!

By: Richard H. Frank

Seven months have passed since Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our 45th President. The Libertyssong Blog has remained silent with regard to the circus created by the media, Democrats in Congress, the RINOS in the Republican Party and, yes, the Trump administration including the President himself. Charges of collusion with the Russians by the Trump campaign and the ensuing Congressional investigations are nothing more than a smoke screen and delaying tactic to prevent the administration from pursuit of the agenda for America upon which Trump was elected. Millions upon millions of dollars are being spent by the Special Counsel Mueller to pursue a which hunt in search of some infraction by anyone associated with the Trump Campaign in any manner whatsoever. Meanwhile the media has lost all credibility whatssoever with the public in their effort to overturn the vote of the people by publishing uncollaborated reports of unconstitutional actions taken by the President that rise to the level requiring his impeachment.

To make matters worse President Trump uses his twitter account to respond to the BS and loses the focus on that which is important to the American people.

The real scandal lies within the hallowed halls of Congress and rests squarely on the shoulders of the Republicans who for seven years shouted for the immediate repeal and replacement of “The Affordable Care Act” better known as “Obamacare”. All their excuses for being unable to fulfill their promise to repeal this disastrous law disappeared with the election of Donald Trump. Yet suddenly when it comes to putting their money (or future reelection) where their mouths are, they have choked. Whatever happened to all the plans they put forward when the ACA was being forced down the throat of those they were supposed to represent, such as being able to purchase insurance across state lines, making insurance transferrable from job tho job, and tort reform all of which were supposed to reduce premiums for the average American.

So here we sit seven months into the Trump presidency bogged down in Russian investigations for interfering in our elections, alleged collusion by the Tump campaign with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton when it is she and her campaign that should be investigated for the numerous felonies committed on her behalf.

So let’s turn to the “Swamp People” for a minute. These are the Establishment in Washington D.C. that are members of the ruling elite class that includes members of Congress from both parties, agency bureaucrats, and government professionals. For these individuals Trump represents a threat to their very existence and power. They view Trump as an outsider having no business mettling in their affairs nor how they should decide to conduct the business within their own agencies. They will not only resist any form of legislation that moves the Trump agenda forward but will challenge every executive action in that liberal court system to block efforts to uphold federal law including immigration, sanctuary cities and law enforcement.

If you doubt the existence of the “Swamp People” just look at what has occurred in the Senate with regard to repealing Obamacare. We have the Freedom caucus, the Tuesday caucus, Rand Paul, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski the entire Democrat minority and don’t forget John McCain casting the deciding vote against a bill that was designed to forge a compromise between the House and Senate that allowed for amendments in an effort to give relief to those Americans that can neither afford the massive premiums or deductibles resulting from the Affordable Care Act.

Congress by virtue of the entrenched ruling class no longer represents the people that elected them. To hell with the American voter! They will tell us whatever we want to hear at election time and then do whatever the hell benefits themselves most when it comes to passing legislation. If you doubt what I am saying just wait until “Tax Reform” and “Infrastructure Spending” comes before them for a vote. I won’t hold my breath waiting for them to adopt the “Trump Agenda.”

It’s long past time for we the “American Voter” to “Drain the Swamp” and insist upon term limits in Congress. Four terms in the House of Representatives and two in the Senate followed by a mandatory one term interval before a candidate may seek reelection will do wonders to drain the swamp of corruption and dead wood resulting from an institution made up of professional politicians sucking off the teat of the taxpaying citizenry.

Although I don’t agree with all of Trump’s methods I do agree with the objective of his agenda “To Make America Great Again”.

Where’s the Beef?

by Richard H. Frank

During the State of the Union address, our President championed investment in our infrastructure.  If my memory serves me correctly he requested and was given $1. trillion for shovel-ready projects by Congress for infrastructure rebuilding and to keep unemployment under 8.0%.  It would appear that our President has a very short memory and in addition owes every American an accounting as to how the $1 trillion was spent.  After all, he is supposed to be the leader of the most transparent administration in our entire history.

I could not help but equate his speech with the movie “Ground Hog Day.”  He kept repeating the same litany of promises we have heard over and over again since his campaign for President in 2008.  The biggest joke was his pledge to veto any legislation containing “earmarks” that came to his desk – even Joe Biden cracked up by that broken promise.

Predictably he attempted to change the language to show he had moved to the center with his policies to govern.  New legislation will now be a “shared responsibility” following the massive Democrat defeat during the 2010 mid-term election.  When did the Democrats and his administration ever take responsibility for the damage done to this Republic by their control for the past two years?

It seems to me we have “heard the song before” with regard to “reforming the Government,” “investing in clean technology,” “reinventing our energy policy.”  What energy policy?

I could go on for pages scutling almost every hollow statement he made during this pathetic attempt to make Americans believe the recession has ended and America is on a path to economic recovery.

President Obama failed to acknowledge our Government has a spending problem and not a revenue problem.  This State o f the Union address failed to meet the Constitutional requirement to truthfully advise Congress and America on the general health and welfare of the Nation.  In essence, there was no substance to his address and at best it was a poor campaign effort on his part.

America expects and deserves more from all of our elected Representatives and especially our President!