Trump and the Fire Swamp

Donald Trump went to Washington promising to drain the swamp.  The swamp is winning.  That’s because it is a lot more complicated than simply pulling the plug and watching the whole mess go down the drain.

No, the swamp in Washington is more like the fictional fire swamp in the movie “The Princess Bride.”   Washington, like the swamp in this movie classic, has three elements:  the fire (obvious), lighting sand (dryer and quicker than quicksand) and the dreaded R.O.U.S. (rodents of unusual size).  Continue reading “Trump and the Fire Swamp”

The Stinking, Dirty, Rotten, Stingy, Evil Rich

President Obama reached a compromise with the Republican Leaders of Congress over extending the Bush tax cuts.  Grudgingly, he agreed to include the “evil rich.”    Although Obama failed to use that exact term when he made the announcement, it was clear from his tone and his rhetoric that, over the next two years,  he intends to play the politics of “envy and greed” to the max.

“I am not willing to let working families across this country become collateral damage for political warfare here in Washington,” Mr. Obama said.   When progressives, i.e., liberal Marxists who believe that it is their sacred duty to redistribute wealth in order to achieve fairness or “economic justice,” use the term “working families,” it is clear they are excluding any family with a combined income of more than $250,000 per year.   They would have us believe that these people are undeserving, idle parasites, soaking up the wealth of the country at the expense of the rest of society. Continue reading “The Stinking, Dirty, Rotten, Stingy, Evil Rich”