The State of Lies

The State of the Union, in my opinion, was a hot mess. The night started with the President refusing to shake Nancy Pelosi’s hand (how petty), and then the lies began.

Trump stated, “From the instant I took office, I moved rapidly to revive the U.S. economy.” Of course, this was a lie. He inherited a recovering economy thanks to President Obama. I’m amazed at all the deregulation under Trump’s watched we haven’t fallen back into another recession.

“African-American poverty has declined to the lowest rate ever recorded,” according to Trump. Yes, African American poverty has declined, but many are still struggling. I seriously doubt Trump has visited any African American communities with their interests in mind; and I am tired of him using us as bragging rights for which he doesn’t deserve.

When Trump stated, “Under my administration, 7 million Americans have come off food stamps,” he failed to mention because of his policies, people are being kicked off the program.

Trump continued with education; he stated: “Yet for too long, countless American children have been trapped in failing government schools.” I guess he meant public schools. Either way, Republicans continue to find new ways to divert funds from public schools to private or charter schools.

The biggest lie, in my opinion, from last night’s State of the Union, was Trump’s pledge to American families to protect patients with preexisting conditions. Trump’s administration has joined with the Republican-governed states in a lawsuit to scrap the Affordable Care Act, which includes protections for preexisting conditions.

Whatever your take on last night’s State of the Union for me, it was not a “great” speech. A great speech would not be riddled with lies and divisive rhetoric language. We need to hold the President and those who hold public office that follows him blindly accountable.

3 thoughts on “The State of Lies

  1. bernie windham says:

    The Economy was much better under Obama than Trump( – even before Trump messed up the economy further by downplaying the virus problem and delaying serious response for 3 months- causing huge harm ( Under Trump even before his disastrous virus response we had record deficits and debt, record gap between rich & poor, record Farm debt, record bankruptcies, etc. Your opponent’s votes and support enabled the President’s corruption and disastrous actions and inactions.

  2. bernie windham says:

    Bilirakis has a lifetime LCV Scorecard vote score of 8%- terrible on climate change, conservation, energy and water issues- but even worse in 2018 on climate change- 0% on 5 votes. His votes are controlled by special interests- not public interests.

  3. bernie windham says:

    Disastrous Trump Farm Policy Adding to Huge National Debt
    A recent report from the American Farm Bureau Federation says the number of farms filing
    for bankruptcy is up 24% from the previous year. It’s the steepest rise the farming industry
    has seen in years, and the total farm debt for 2019 is expected to hit $416 billion, a record high.
    In addition, nearly 40% of that income – some $33 billion in total — is related to trade
    assistance, disaster assistance, the farm bill and insurance indemnities and has yet
    to be fully received by farmers and ranchers. This is increasing the already huge Trump
    deficits and National Debt. Trump farm policy not faring too well -(Nov 2019)

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