Misdirection only distracts them from solving the real issues

Remember the New York Yankees in the 1970’s?  Most people did not read the sports pages for the scores and game highlights.  They read the paper to see who hated who, who was fighting with who and waited to see when George Steinbrenner was going to fire his manager.  It was a sideshow….but they won.

President Trump’s White House is a sideshow aided and abetted by a media more interested in meaningless infighting than actual reporting.  Whether the Trump Administration can rise above the idiocy and be successful remains to be seen.

Politicians love to talk about everything but the real issues facing Americans. And the media will not report on issues because doing so does not advance its agenda.  The few items that barely resemble issues are distorted.

For example, if a politician wants to increase spending by $100 billion but settles for a $50 billion increase they crow about “cutting the budget.”  No. they increased it $50 billion.  This silliness permeated throughout the failed repeal of Obamacare.  It doesn’t matter.  President Trump is right on this one.  It cannot be sustained and will crash under its own weight.  Any logical person looking at this will realize it is true.

If you try to fill a pool with water but half of the pool’s bottom is missing. It will never fill.  In fact, eventually you’ll stop trying to fill it. And it will go dry.  It’s the same principle with Obamacare.

Politicians love to refer to Social Security as an entitlement program.  No.  Americans invested their money into Social Security on the promise of an annuity when we retire.  The money was supposed to be in a self-funding trust fund.  However, something funny happened on the way to the lock box: the federal government borrowed all of the $2.6 trillion trust fund money. What the government did with the money is anyone’s guess but chances are good it was wasted on handouts.

It’s like saying your company borrowed money from your 401K plan to pay the salary of your colleague.

I have an idea.  I suggest every member of congress and the Senate forgoes their salaries for the next 50 years and make up the $2.6 trillion.

Do you really think President Trump’s edict about Transgenders in the military was not meant to get the Russian influencing the election off the front pages?  It worked.  I guess his next book will be The Art of Distraction.

I can’t say that I blame him because Russian influence is a non-story.  It’s not like they hacked the Electorate College and changed votes which is how the Democrats are misdirecting the story.  And Congress now looking to have a special prosecutor to look into Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch and James Comey is simply misdirection on steroids.

I have another idea.  Maybe the people we elected should focus more on solving our issues and less on destroying themselves.  Of course, we hold the solution to that problem. Just vote them out.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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