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A Dem Voting for Trump. Let’s talk about it…

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A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have – Timothy Ferriss
Before I begin reading any article about politics I look to the author information. Who are they and what is their bias. Here is me and mine:
I was born and raised in NYC. I am 50 years old. My bio is here
I am a (liberal?) Democrat. I have given, hosted, bundled, been on finance committees.
I was infrequently in school, I cut a lot of classes. I was inadequately indoctrinated and only partially assimilated
Hobbies: I play scrabble
I have an unpleasant but occasionally profitable habit of asking ‘why’ until I understand all the complexity of something
My thoughts below are scattered, brief and incomplete. 
Obama
I voted for Obama two times.
I believe that the symbolism of a black President shielded Obama from the evaluation, discussion, transparency and criticism that citizens must demand of their leader.
TPP is the most urgent example of a President aligned with lobbyists to install the most transformational and anti Democratic bill in American history.
ObamaCare Was a transfer of taxpayer wealth to insurance companies. It was cloaked in excessive language to hide its deceptions according to its own architect.
Hillary
When this presidential cycle began I was determined to vote for Hillary. But, I suffer from the double edge of an annoyingly inquisitive nature.
#NeverHillary
Hillary and her political enablers and courtiers argue that the Democratic party must come together to defeat the ‘evil’ of Trump, I disagree…
It is more destructive to the United States to permit Hillary to be our president:
Foreign Policy. Hillary was a careless Secretary of State that made poor decisions in Honduras, Libya, Syria and Egypt.
Clinton Global (and its related entities) have the appearance of corruption. It’s under investigation, was the middle man in weapons deals, brokered a uranium deal to Russia, it seems to have misappropriated money from Haiti and small contributors after the earthquake, it was too deeply involved in a private college, Laureate University.
Emails: The email ‘issue’ is an open and shut conviction within the Espionage Act.
Sanders
I voted for Sanders in the primary.
Trump
Trump has direction. Precision can be acquired.
“On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy, the jobs, incomes and security of the American worker will always be my first priority.” – Trump doctrine
Trump is anti (endless) war
Trump is the peace candidate. For decades we have been led by self-aggrandizing neocon war hawks who desired war and regime change and then reversed engineered their way into those conflicts. The neocons hate Trump and instead they aligned with the vicious war mongerer Hillary. They wrote this inverse letter of support for her.
Economic outlook
Our economy is not as elastic or resilient as it once was. We are burdened with both the ‘known‘ debt and the high probability of crippling ‘known unknown‘ debt, such as from bank failure, pension fund bailouts and municipal bond defaults.
There has been almost a decade of bipartisan contempt for a federal budget and balancing the taxpayer checkbook.
Tax receipts are at a record, yet we are trillion dollars more in debt this year. This is a government personality disorder.
Despite trillions of dollars forced into the economy, wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines during Obama’s presidency: read this from the Pew research Center.
I am bullish on startups, venture capital, private equity. Requirements for financial reporting, mechanisms for liquidity, analyst coverage and distribution will greatly improve.
Government
Professional politicians have installed a system of big, excessive government as both a business operating system and as a social issues arbiter. 
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them – Albert Einstein
Free Speech
Free speech has been reframed to conform to the guidelines of Facebook and Twitter and a corporate ideology.
Free speech is a safety valve. Reducing our language of any possible offensive character is being engineered not to salve, but to create turmoil. Big state (your tax dollars) is manufacturing chaos and then big state (your tax dollars) is coming into legislate and police to solve those same problems.
An uncomfortable discussion that knocks on the walls of a safe space can be frightening to some people. But, that person cowering in their safe space can also be a bully.
Supreme Court
Both parties use this contrivance to lure straying voters and attach them to a cause. I don’t see any certainty that one side, left-wing or right, will produce a different outcome than any other. We are fortunate to have a very durable foundation.
The ‘liberal’ justices sided with Justice Roberts in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project – an ominous case instance of rights being taken away
You might enjoy reading about this case, Mcdonnell v United States
Dodd-Frank and Banks that are too big
From the applause the Democrats gave themselves a person might think that Dodd Frank was useful legislation, it wasn’t. It didn’t solve any problems and managed to create new ones.
Trump vs ______
The ‘job’ of the pundit, expert and intellectual is to preserve the status quo thru ‘any means necessary’. This includes ridicule, marginalization, outright lies. It is an exchange, the Government and/or its apparatus and American apparatchiks will give a person privilege, in exchange they must legitimize whatever absurdity is implicitly demanded of them.
Politics is a consumer item and ‘buyers’, the voters are deliberately being bombarded with crazy attacks on Trump. The intention is not to create an accurate, rational, narrative of Trump. The purpose is to continually ‘shock’ the voter. It is a tactic that George Soros has discussed as an economic theory. Soros: General Theory of Reflexivity
Miscellany
Free college is a lie, because…College as a 4 year program is a lie. College is the cable TV bundle, why do I need to pay for all the channels if I only want ESPN?
I believe Trump’s business failures and successes are precisely what makes him qualified.
The solution to creating more and better jobs is not more government, its less. Washington has led an assault on business.
I am voting for Trump

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