We are talking about the economy, i.e., we have had a sub 2 percent GDP Since 2007. That doesn't cut it when you want to pull out of a recession. A 4 percent rate is what is needed and is quite normal, yet we are not reaching it. We all know the dollar has been losing ground against comparable currencies; in fact, it has lost 13 percent since 2009.
As a monetary policy, our government has been printing money all during this period. This has been done to cover our huge debt and more, it has caused our dollar to be referred to as funny money or the phantom dollar. Is this what Americans want, huge debt and funny money? I don't think so. This debt is so large, that we soon will not be able to sustain it.
We have a president who is taking a $4 million hunting vacation to Africa. These vacations and spending keep going. When nothing seems right about this, his cronnies, the press, journalists, and the ilk, seem to agree with him.
In my world, you work, earn money, save and take a vacation on the disposable income. I have taken some pretty fancy hunting and fishing trips, well under $10,000. It is ludicrous to hear these figures the president and his family are spending, not once in a while, but frequently.
It is time for some erudite Congressman to write legislation defining and limiting the president's vacations, just like our national holidays. The world is not a playground for the president. It is our money he is spending.
The hard stuff is manufacturing, jobs, exports, which equals making money and paying our bills. Thank goodness we have rock-solid corporations like Cisco, Qualcom, Intel, Microsoft, etc., all producing the "soft stuff" in our economy, i.e., technology and intelligence. They make money; they don't print it. Ironically, these large corporations our president generally attacks for one reason or another, yet, he and his constituents are living off of them.
We still have a country, jobs, corporations, religious, institutions, an assortment of freedoms, a military, and more; however, many of these are challenged by the cancer residing in the White House.