Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,28 February 2017, the day that Donald Trump became President Trump with delivery of The Speech, he did far more than simply speak to the nation and the world. Much of what he said needed to be said and was long overdue. The outsider firmly established himself as the President of the United States and permanent outsider.
He laid out an ambitious agenda.
He invited the demented denizens of the Congress to join him in his efforts to restore the America that they have abused, belittled, and maligned for so long. Those of us who voted for him were thrilled to know that we were getting what we wanted from a real President. Finally, after years of double talk from Clintons, Bushes, and Obamas, a true American leads the nation.
The reactions from those in the majority party during the speech offered some hope that the Trump Agenda might succeed. But of course, they knew that they would be seen by the folks back home. This may have influenced their behavior in front of the cameras. They could have been merely performing for the folks back home who elected them. We do know that what those in the Congress think of their duties and the voters are worlds apart. This should not be, but it is.
Mostly they think of us as hindrances to their agenda, yet at election time we are supposed to forget what they failed to do before, believe the sincerity of their claims to want to work for us, and reelect them. For the first time since Reagan, the Washingtonians have a chance to prove that they are working for us. Thank you President Trump.
They are at odds with Trump Agenda and are ignoring the message voters sent by electing the Donald. Washingtonians are conflicted between loyalty to their major campaign donors and voters. Their biggest fear is that Trump is exploding the myth that there are two different political parties in Washington.
We agreed with President Trump on critical issues which he trumpeted. Illegal immigration was one. The fence along our border with Mexico could be a strong symbol that illegal immigration will end. But the Washingtonians are reluctant to build the wall. The obvious reason for the reluctance is that elected officials have a vested interest in maintaining an open border.
Major changes to tax policy are another issue promised by the rookie politician. As with building the wall, there is no widespread support for altering present tax laws and policies. Senate Majority Leader McConnell said it would be August before any changes to tax laws are contemplated.
President Trump convinced voters that he would work to make real change in Washington. The message that voters sent to Washington could not be clearer. There is no ambiguity. Stop illegal immigration. Revise the tax structure. Oh yeah, repeal Obamacare by getting the government out of the health care business. These are simple, clear objectives to all but the Political Class that is showing little interest in changing anything.