Dear Mr. Trump, The Loyalty Oath Cabinet Meeting Today Was Disgusting. Stop Being An Abusive, Toxic Boss. GOP/Congress You Can Step Up Anytime Now.

The Cabinet Meeting I watched on television today made me nauseous at least in part  because I grew up in a home with a father with a narcissistic personality disorder very similar to Trump.  It felt so familiar.  I have been there before, forced to say in public how wonderful my monster of a  father was, how much I loved the man who smiled and hugged me in public and  physically abused me in private.  The Cabinet Meeting was  a show for America, for the world, and it was revolting.

Trump is a man, empty and fragile on the inside, spray tanned and yellow-haired on the outside, needing the praise of the men at that table to prop him up as he panics watching strong moral men like James Comey speaking the truth about him in front of Congress.

How has America fallen so far? How did we fall from the place where we were respected around the world? Where we were led by a mature, intelligent adult, yes, Obama,  who listened to the opinions of educated, intelligent mean and women,  to Trump, an emotional  toddler who must be praised on camera by men who fear for their jobs?  I do not respect these men, but I also have compassion for them as they are literally abused on camera for the delight of this narcissist as he feeds his ego. This is not a man who is or who is even capable of doing what is best for the country. This is not a man who knows what he is doing in the position of POTUS, in my opinion. Trump is a man who is play acting at being president, who is showing the world that he can make these men praise him on camera for his own delight and to show that he has power. Trump is a pathetic, weak, childish, man, who must be impeached or resign for the good of the country, and the Republican Party shows how complicit and weak they are the longer they allow this ugly stupid reality show of a presidency to continue.

I am being blunt, perhaps brutal, but someone has to say these things. The cabinet meeting today gave me a flashback to working at a social service agency as a case manager, of being emotionally and verbally abused under a narcissistic personality disorder, who decided to add to the abuse and send me as a representative of our department to a meeting with the CEO on a monthly basis. He then told me what I was to say at each meeting the day of the meeting.  At one meeting, we had recently lost two members of our department to unexpected deaths. These were people I had known and cared about for over four years.  One man had shared my office. The other  woman, I had been friendly with and had helped to train me when I came to the job. They were both younger to middle-aged  and died unexpectedly.  I had cared for them and their deaths had hit everyone in our department in a hard and emotional way.

I had been told to say something to the effect that everyone in the department was doing well. That was not the truth. We were not doing well. I certainly was not doing well. I was not good at lying. I never had been and the emotional abuse and verbal abuse I had been going through with the narcissist was not helping. I wish I had just said, Fuck it and told the real truth right here and then. I did not. I needed my job. I needed my paycheck, so I understand the men at tha table at the Cabinet Meeting today all to well.

I did however say that two people had died and that things were difficult because that was the truth.  Those may not have been my exact words, it was years ago, but that was the essence of my message. That was the update that I gave when it was time for me to talk about my department. I talked softly and I didn’t pretend to be cheerful, because I wasn’t. I was sad. We were all sad. . Two people that we had known for years, had cared about, and had loved had died. We were a small department,  and we were feeling the loss.  We were allowed to be human. I would not pretend that I wasn’t.

Then I sat there quietly in the silence that had fallen on the room and waited to see what the CEO would say.  He waited a moment. Then he responded in a respectful and kind way.  He moved on.

I never heard any feedback from my supervisor, the abusive narcissist regarding my update. I’m sure he heard what I said.  He continued to be abusive to me. I continued to argue with him. I was  assertive. I stood  up to him, and fought for my clients. When I was too angry to talk to him politely, I walked away from him.  It didn’t matter. He was my boss and my job was a toxic horror show everyday for me.  I wanted to do my job. I wanted to help my clients.  That is all I wanted, and I needed to pay my bills.

So the members of Trump’s Cabinet may just want to do their jobs.  I don’t know what they want,  and I’m not fan of Republicans, but I bet they would prefer not to be embarrassed on television having to tell him how wonderful he is.  That’s how it appears to me. It appears that Trump is abusing his power to make grown men praise him on television in a Cabinet Meeting. It’s degrading and humiliating. It’s wrong, and it should never happen. Trump really should apologize for that  Loyalty Oath of a Cabinet Meeting he required these men to participate in today. He should to it on television like he required them to do.  I’m pretty sure he won’t because I have never seen him take responsibility for any of his actions, but what he did was wrong. It was abusive and wrong.  No POTUS should treat his Cabinet Members that way or anyone that way.  It was disgusting and embarrassing to watch and it never should have happened. It never should happen again.

Mr. Trump, you are an adult. You need to do your job. Period.  You need to do your job without having the members of your cabinet praise you on television. It’s embarrassing for America. You should be embarrassed to do it. Most adults would. It’s not presidential. Your staff won’t tell you that, so I will. It’s just not the way you want the world or America to see you.  Please stop this nonsense. The presidency is not a reality show.  This is real life and you are dangerous to America and the world. The best thing you could do is resign. I personally don’t like or respect you, but I am telling you the truth when no one else will. The best thing you could do for yourself and America, the world, is to resign. You are in over your head. You don’t even want to do this job. You want to golf. It’s so obvious.

So, please, Mr. Trump, please resign. Do us all a favor. Do yourself a favor. Resign now. Today.

 

 

 

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In N. Korea the People are Starving While their Leader Grows Fat, but THIS is America. No To Trump’s Cruel Budget

Trump’s budget plan is evil. It attacks the poor in a direct and evil way. It cuts funding to programs that poor people and low-income people need to survive. Trump hates the poor. I do not understand it, but I don’t need to.  It is clear from his behaviors that he does.  He cares only about himself and the rich. The budget would take money from the poor and give it to the rich.

In N. Korea the regular people are starving while their leader grows fat, but this is America.  I watched a documentary about the regular people of N. Korea, and they were starving. This is what this budget calls to mind.  Everyone needs to say no to Trump’s evil and cruel budget.

His budget calls for cuts to Free Lunches for Children,  Food Stamps, Medicaid Insurance, and SSDI.  Only a man who has no compassion would want to cut funding for programs that cut funding for these programs.

The Free Lunch program explains itself. I grew up as a child in a poor family, and I received free lunches in school. It was embarrassing to me, but I was a child and what did I know?  It wasn’t my fault my parents were poor, and honesty, I needed to eat.  I am grateful for the food that was provided for me. I can’t imagine any DECENT person would want any child to go hungry. I certainly wouldn’t.

Food Stamps assist individual or families with children to buy groceries. It usually supplements what they are able to buy for themselves. My parents received food stamps for a while. I was a child. but I could tell that my mother was embarrassed by this. We were poor and my parents were determined to feed me and my sister, so my mother did what she had to do. They grew vegetables in my garden.  They did what they could do. My father worked full-time. My mother worked in her beauty shop and also cared for me and my sister, and later on she worked full-time. They also worked evenings and weekends at odd jobs and part-time jobs.  The working poor often get food stamps. My parents were an example  of that.

The dedicated enlisted men and women in the military make so little that when they have families they often need food stamps.  They should not be denied this benefit or have the benefit reduced. No one should.

Medicaid insurance assists those who are poor or with low-income to get needed medial care.  People will get sick and even die without this medical care and this insurance. This is not something that should happen in the United States of America.

SSDI is Social Security Disability Insurance.   This is income that people who have worked can apply for if they become disabled. It is not easy to apply for and people are not easy approved to receive it. I am so sick of people thinking that there is a high percentage of people falsely getting SSDI. It’s simply not true. The process to apply is thorough and is meant to determine if people qualify for SSDI. The process usually takes a minimum of two years.   Applicants are required to submit information regarding all doctors and medical appointments and they then submit medical records.  This  includes all medications that the person is taking.

People on SSDI get a small portion of what they paid into the fund over the years. They are not getting wealthy on SSDI. They are survivinng.

I worked as a mental health case manager for six years.  One of the things I did was help people to apply for SSI, Social Security Income or SSDI if they had worked at any time before becoming mentally ill, as this does happen.  The process usually takes a minimum of TWO YEARS from the  time you fill out your FIRST very long APPLICATION, to the time you are either approved or denied. TWO YEARS is a very long time when you are mentally or physically disabled and cannot work, honestly cannot work and have no income.  The people who I case managed were lucky because we had a residential program where they could live free and food was provided. I don’t know what people who didn’t have that or family support did. They probably ended up homeless. It’s heartbreaking to think of what people had to go through.

The entire process is an application either on-line or in person which includes completing the long application  and a meeting with an agent at the Social Security Administration to review and turn in the application. Then you wait to hear from the SSA. Usually the application is automatically denied. You receive a letter in the mail with his denial. Then you can fill out another form to appeal the denial and you must do it by a certain date or you start the entire process all over.

After that the process involves hearings, and I at times attended hearings as a witness as a case manager to provide information regarding the functioning level of my clients.  Usually it was necessary for a client to find legal representation, someone who specialized in SSDI as it is a complicated process involving a great deal of paperwork and documentation. The representative did not charge for the representation, as the client had no income,  but legally could only take a small percentage of the client’s settlement and only if it was approved at the end of the entire process. This was not guaranteed.

Some clients needed to have a hearing in front of a Judge and the representative could meet with the Judge with them. Then they waited again to hear the outcome of the hearing. The outcome could be approval or denial.

Every three years people have to be recertified to prove that they still qualify for the SSDI benefits.

This is an overview of the process, and not having worked in the field for many years, I may have missed a few details, but this is the basic process. It is a long, complicated process.  My point is that is it not easy to get SSDI, and when you need it, it is a really difficult process to go through. Don’t assume that people are faking to get on disability.

And TRUMP and GOP, please don’t take SSDI form people who truly need it. That makes you a monster. People worked and paid into this program. It is THEIR money and they need it to survive, to pay their rents, to buy food, to LIVE.

Please keep in mind, most people don’t want to be on SSI or SSDI. Most people would prefer to work and be independent. People get sick. They don’t want to get sick. It’s something that happens to them.  Compassion not suspicion is what people need.  What happened to America? What happened to people?

I worked from the time I was eighteen. I worked and put myself through college. I took out student loans, another program Trump’s budget wants to cut. I guess he wants people to be uneducated too.  Well, the uneducated are less likely to protest an unjust government or to advance financially.

I worked to escape my abusive parents.  I was fiercely independent. I worked as a waitress. I worked as a cashier.  I worked in residential treatment with abused kids.  I worked in a homeless shelter with homeless adults.  I worked as a case manager with disabled adults.  I worked as a case manager with mentally ill adults.

I never thought I would get sick and yet when I was forty-seven, suddenly  my body failed me.  I couldn’t get out of bed. I couldn’t do anything. I didn’t know what was wrong with me and for a while I thought I might be dying.  I went to my doctor and asked her to test me for everything  from diabetes to cancer because I had no idea why my body wouldn’t work anymore.  When I went back for the results, I braced myself for her answer, determined to be brave if she told me I was dying and having no idea how to do that.  She walked in the door and told me that the good news was that I wasn’t dying. The bad news was that I would never be healthy again.

It took me a long time to process and try to accept that information. I was grateful, ELATED, that I was not dying, so for that day and many after I was happy, but soon that turned to sadness as I realized that I might sit on my sofa for the rest of my life. I was only forty-seven.   I HATE not working.  I HATE being sick. I can tell you that the people I have talked to that share my fate feel the same way. I never could have imagined this would be my life. I had such hopes and dreams.  I worked so hard.

You never know what life will bring you.  Please do not judge someone who is sick, disabled, poor, or different from you in any way.  You do not know the life they have lived.   I cried when I had to apply for SSDI because I could no longer work. I wanted to work.  I still do. Most people do.

I try to keep a positive attitude as much as I can. I try to  contribute what I can.  I try to accept that this is what my life is now.

But I will not accept that Trump and the GOP want to starve poor people to death. I will not accept that Trump wants to harm poor people just because he thinks he can. I will not accept that Trump thinks he can do this in America.  I will not accept that Trump wants to punish people simply for being born poor, for being poor, or for getting sick as an adult.

I do not respect Trump as a person.  I have made that clear in many of my blogs. This budget proposal is pure evil. He wants to take money from the poor and give it to the rich.  It is unnecessary evil.  It is evil for the sake of  being evil.  I am beyond disgusted.  It cannot happen. Not in America.

Please consider sharing this. And even more importantly, please CONSIDER CALLING  YOUR REPRESENTATIVES in Congress and the Senate and ask them not to pass Trump’s Budget, ESPECIALLY if they are a Republican. And don’t hesitate to tell them that you VOTE and will NOT VOTE FOR THEM if they VOTE YES on TRUMP’s BUDGET.

In N. Korea, the regular people are starving while their leader grows fat. This is America. Say no to Trump’s evil and cruel budget.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump Is Either Guilty of Treason or Doing The World’s BEST Impression Of A Guilty POTUS. GOP Grow A Pair NOW and put America before your party. Demand an Independent Investigation.

Trump, the POTUS, fired Comey last night.  Comey was the man in charge of the FBI, the man investigating if Trump was guilty of treason with Russia. That makes Trump look guilty. Trump fired him the day after Sally Yates testified in front of Congress and said that Flynn appeared to be compromised with Russia. She implied that Pence was or may be guilty also. That made me think Trump might be guilty. The NEXT DAY, Trump fired Comey, the man investigating if he had any ties to Russia. THAT MAKES TRUMP LOOK GUILTY.  I’m spelling it out clearly for the Republicans who seem to have difficulty putting America before their party. It’s time to grow a backbone and do just that.  I don’t know exactly what your hesitation is, and I don’t care. This is the moment, right here, when you need to do the right thing. Vote for an independent investigation of Trump. It must be done now. Stop being cowards or whatever it is that you are doing.

Trump is either guilt of treason, or he is doing the world’s best imitation of a guilty man. Even a Republican that is determined to be loyal to his  party MUST see this. You have to put America before party. You simply have to.  So get your heads out of the sand and do it.  Seriously, I don’t get your hesitation, unless you are guilty too. It’s the only thing I can think of.  You can’t possibly be that stupid or greedy or power-hungry. Can you?  Because that would make you a horrible, disgusting person. Our country is in danger. Russia genuinely appears to be involved with our POTUS. HELLO, GOP. Get OFF YOUR ASSES.  We need an independent investigation and we needed it months ago. We need it now.

You must know how harshly we will judge you if you don’t act. You must know how harshly your voters, history, will judge you if you don’t act.  YOU HAVE TO ACT. This is serious. This isn’t about parties or ideology. This is about RUSSIA and TREASON. Do you get it? Do you even begin to process this?

Republicans, get your heads out of your butts and do the right thing. Do it today. Do it now.  Support an independent investigation. We have a sociopath in the office of the President.  He lies more than he tells the truth.  He may be compromised and working for Russia. We have to find out for sure either way. TRUMP LOOKS GUILTY.  HE MAY BE GUILTY. HE PROBABLY IS GUILTY. SHOULDN’T WE FIND OUT?  NOW, TODAY, THIS WEEK.

DEMOCRATS , I ask that you shut down Congress until the Republicans are willing to work with you and start an independent investigation. Do not approve anything. Do not work with them on anything. This has to happen.

EVERYONE WHO READS THIS, I ask anyone who agrees with me to forward this, tweet it to your Congressman or Woman or Senator, Share it on Facebook.  Also, please call your Congressman or Woman and Senator until this independent Investigation is started.   CAll everyday. The people of America must demand that his happens.  Thank you to everyone who helps.

Do not give up. Do not stop. America keep demanding an independent investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Women Are Not Here For You. You Do Not Own Us.

This is amazing. Well said.

Drifting Through

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A guy walks up to a girl in a bar. She’s laughing with her friends, engrossed in conversation. He slides in next to her to introduce himself. Offers her a drink. I’m just here to hang with my friends she says more than once. He proceeds to ask her “get to know you” questions, ignores her icy stare. Oblivious to her friends rolling their eyes. He appears immune to her Not interested‘s and her No thank you‘s. Finally, she sighs, I HAVE A BOYFRIEND. He backs away grudgingly, defensively, hands in the air, It’s cool, it’s cool. I got it.

Her rebuffs weren’t enough. Her refusals were dismissed. It was clear that what she wanted wasn’t of much concern to him. But another man’s woman? That’s a record scratch. A stop sign. A no trespassing sign.

This story isn’t unusual. It’s not even rare. Most women at…

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Fuck You Republicans For TrumpCare And For Being Heartless Bastards

Yes, I’m angry that Republicans passed TrumpCare yesterday and then celebrated the passing of a heartless bill that will potentially harm and or kill millions of poor, elderly, sick, and disabled people in America.  I am using this blog to tell the Republicans, who I’m sure won’t care, and anyone else who wishes to read this, exactly how I feel. I need to vent. I will vent because speech is still free in America. So FUCK YOU every Republican who voted for this stupid, evil, heartless, bill that shows every American that you are heatless, soulless bastards.

You can lie all you want, and it says a great deal about you that you smile and celebrate while you do it, you sociopaths, but Americans know the truth. You care only about yourself, the men, the rich, the white. I did see one woman standing there, and seriously, WHAT THE FUCK is wrong with you?  Did you forget you have a vagina? Did you forget that these men hate you too?

I read a headline that said this is class warfare.  Have no doubt that it is. The rich, white, old, conservative Republicans are trying to kill off anyone and everyone who doesn’t look like them and think like them. I am taking my vitamins, America. I suggest you do too. I may live to be one hundred out of pure spite. I hope every Democrat, liberal, and intelligent American will join me.

I have lived with evil people, truly evil people, my father is a sociopath, my mother was a borderline personality disorder. They abused me and my sister. They were horrible, awful people. I know evil when I see it, and I see it in the actions of the men and that one woman I saw that actually celebrated passing that shit show of a health bill yesterday that some actually admitted that they had not read.  They do not care what is in the bill, only that they will get a large tax cut and that poor, sick, old, disabled, and people of color, as well as some white people will die. That’s it. It’s that simple. They are racist, homophobic, hateful, greedy, sociopaths.

I am asking every Democrat, every liberal, every Independent, every THINKING American, every Republican, every American old enough to vote in 2018 ad 2010 to get our collective asses to the voting booths and vote these evil fuckers out of office. It needs to happen. Don’t stay home thinking someone else will do it. Even if you don’t feel well, go vote. Even if you are tired, go vote. JUST GO VOTE. We need to vote all of these evil fuckers out of office and keep them out of office.

Everyone needs to get  registered to vote NOW.  REGISTER TO VOTE in any elections held in 2018 and in 2020. Do it. You need to be responsible. We must hold these people responsible for their actions.

I’m not saying that the Democrats are perfect, but the Republicans proved yesterday that they are EVIL SOCIOPATHIC FUCKERS.  I think that alone is good enough reasons to vote them out and not to hesitate to do that ever again.

STAY ANGRY, DAMN IT! STAY MOTIVATED!

Everyone, rich, middle class, poor, sick, old, healthy, everyone deserves healthcare because we are human beings. If those old, rich, white men can’t see that, THEY are the ones with a problem. America has a problem.  We can start fixing it by VOTING OUT the ASSHOLE REPUBLICANS.  LET’S VOTE THEM OUT!

 

 

 

 

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Are All Republicans Cruel Bastards? Or is This Something New? OR Do We Have A Republican Asshole Epidemic In Washington, DC ?

I asked this question in a comment after reading yet another political article today about cold, heartless conservatives, which now seems to be the same thing as being a Republican in America.  It wasn’t completely rhetorical. I’m fed up. I’m horrified.

I grew up in an abusive home. I have seen evil. I lived with it in the form of my parents.  I knew they lacked compassion.  I know sociopaths exist. What I don’t understand is how did America elect so many of them to Congress and how did we elect one to be the President?  Where did we screw up, America?  And how quickly can we fix this? Because we really must fix this.

Trump is a sociopath, in my opinion. Let’s be honest, this is my blog, so this is all my opinion.  However,  I base my opinions on my experiences, education, and career in mental health.   When it comes to sociopaths and Narcissistic Personality Disorders as well as plain old jerks, I’ve had my fair share of experience.

I’m not saying Trump, his administration, and the current GOP invented cruelty, but they certainly seem to have mastered it and  even seem to have tried to elevate it to some form of disturbingly ugly damn art form.  Conservatives don’t want to provide healthcare to babies born with birth defects, for example Jimmy Kimmel’s baby.  What kind of cold hearted, empty shelled bastards don’t want to provide health care to a sick baby?

The GOP claims to be the pro life party but as many have said before me, they are the pro birth party. They are the control a woman’s vagina and thus every part of her body and life party.  They would never admit this, but most sociopathic monsters pretend to be good people. That’s part of the show.

I watched Sean Spicer, a man that lies almost as much as Trump, say today that pre- existing conditions will be covered in the new Healthcare plan, a blatant lie.  Moments before  I had read an article that said that women (and I’m guessing men) who had been sexually assaulted and or victims of domestic violence would not have those things covered under the new health plan as they would be listed as preexisting conditions. This was not a shock, however, it disgusted me.  My first thought was a series of swear words. My second thought was, this is what happens when you elect a sexual predator to be President.  I felt like crying in rage, but I didn’t because this crap just keeps happening, and I am almost getting numb to it.

I saw an article that said  that Trump had cancelled the celebration of Cinco De Mayo in the White House.  It could be true. If it is, I am not surprised as he is a racist.

I saw an article that said that Trump had written a law that would change how or if employees were paid overtime. I sighed.

I saw the photo yesterday of Trump patting a saluting Marine on the back. I was outraged. This man is offensive, rude, and stupid. He has no class. He has no respect for the members of the military or any of the dedication they have or the sacrifices they make.  Trump acts like a clown.

I saw Trump in a news conference today with the President of Palestine. He said that Palestine and Israel get along beautifully. He said that. I heard it with my own ears.  He is stupid. He is a stupid man.

I am embarrassed that America has a STUPID man as our President, a stupid man who lacks compassion, intelligence, education, integrity, humility, insight, or ANY GOOD QUALITY AT ALL. I can’t think of one.  I am serious. And that makes me angry. It makes me angry at anyone who voted for him. It makes me angry that this man represents America in any way in the minds of any other country in the world.

WE FUCKED UP, America. I didn’t vote for this idiot. Maybe you didn’t either, but someone did. Maybe Russia interfered in our election. I think they did. But we still fucked up and here we are. With this idiot and his compassionless party in charge, we have to do something so they can’t destroy all of the good things about America.

We have to keep fighting them, holding them accountable, and we really need to get this idiot impeached or get him to resign as soon as possible. I know that seems like a dream to many, but this idiot appears to have dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s, and while that’s in my opinion others have said the same thing.  In layman’s terms, HE IS LOSING HIS SHIT.   The man with his finger on the button, and not the coke one, appears to have dementia.  I shit you not.

Trump figured out after one hundred days that being President was harder than he thought it would be. He figured out after trying to change healthcare that it was complicated. He figured out after talking to the President of China that the situation in N. Korea was complicated.  I feel like screaming just typing those sentences, especially since he is still taking America to the brink of possible nuclear war due to his massive ego and stupidity.

This man is not going to broker peach in the Middle East. This man doesn’t understand what happened in the Civil War or know who was alive at any point in time.  This man is probably lucky to find his bedroom in the White House without assistance at the end of each evening.

Trump reminds me more and more of my elderly father as his Alzheimer’s advanced.  My father could not remember how I, his adult daughter,  got to his house or what I was doing there or bragged happily about chasing after criminals on the nearby highway driving seventy miles an hour, leaving me to wonder if he really had or if he was imagining it.

Trump is a dangerous, sociopath with no remorse. He is a cruel, self-centered, self-serving, old man lacking in compassion and integrity who knows little to nothing about American or world history, is unwilling or unable to learn or retain the information.  He is unable to speak in complete sentences.   He craves attention and praise, cannot handle criticism, and lies most of the time about anything and everything.    He has a fragile ego which he hides with his false arrogance. He does not understand and is incapable of diplomacy. He is disrespectful to world leaders and exhibits little to no manners.  Whether he has Alzheimer’s or not,  he is unfit to serve at the President of the United States, but if he has it, America, we are fucked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Am Asking Congress To Stop Trump’s Trips To Florida, My First Petition

America has made a horrible mistake in electing Donald Trump, obviously. One of the many reasons is that he is a selfish man. He has been in office since January 20, 2017.  I am writing this on March 20, 2017, exactly two months later.  In that time he has spent all but one weekend at his hotel, Mar-a-Lago, in Florida at an enormous expense to American taxpayers. It has cost taxpayers millions of dollars, a reported three million dollars for each trip, for the air travel and security including Secret Service for Donald Trump and his family as well as other people that he has invited to go with him.   THE LINK FOR MY PETTION is at the  BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

Recently Trump added insult to injury by stating that America needed to tighten its belt and suggested a budget that if passed would literally starve  poor people, including the young and the elderly, by eliminating programs  they depend on to feed them.  I find it hard to reconcile the fact that Trump can say that this is a good idea and promote the idea of cutting programs like Meals on Wheels, Free lunches for poor and low-income children, PBS which provides funding for television which airs educational programing for shows like Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers, and for Healthcare for the poor, low income, or middle-income people while dining on rich and expensive foods at his fancy hotel nearly every weekend.

Mr. Trump, in my opinion and based on his behaviors and statements, is not an intelligent man.   By Mr. Trump’s own admission he has not paid taxes in the last twenty years, so perhaps he does not understand this concept, however; I believe most Americans want to take care of the poor or those who have less with the taxes that they pay.

I also believe that Americans are sick and totally fed up with paying for Donald Trump and his family members including his adult children to fly to Florida to their lavish hotel, Mar-a-Lago, every or nearly every weekend since he took the office of President so that he can play golf, relax,  eat meals,  socialize with rich patrons of the hotel, and do whatever else he chooses to do, at the expense of the American taxpayer.

It was with that in mind, that I decided to write my first Change.org petition asking Congress to write a law to stop this wasteful  and to be honest,  behavior that reminds me of a spoiled child that needs a limit set for him.  No other President, to my knowledge, has ever taken every weekend but one of their first two months off to golf and relax  at great expense to the taxpayers.   I asked if perhaps they  could write a law perhaps limiting how much taxpayer money could be spent on Trump’s security, Secret Service, or limiting how much of his yearly salary could be spent on his security for recreational activities for him and his family for recreational activities.  You can read the petition and letter within the body of it for more details if you wish.  I will provide a link to it at the end of this blog.

I also asked Congress if Trump could have a limit set for a yearly vacation to Florida or a reasonable location, with a clear limit set on  a budget, and/or the number of people who would travel with him with the countdown to the annual vacation STARTING from the LAST WEEKEND at Mar-a Lago.  I that know that trump will probably say that these were working trips, but PLEASE.  One weekend included taking the Prime Minister of Japan and his wife to Mar-a-Lago.  I can imagine that they would have been just as honored and possibly more so to have been hosted at the White House in Washington, D C.   However, this one trip could be counted as a working weekend. That is one weekend.  Every other weekend could have been spent in Washington, D. C. or at Camp David as every other President before Trump has done.

Camp David is already a secured setting. It does not cost the American taxpayer any extra money if the President, whoever that is, chooses to go there for some rest and relaxation.

Trump has called Mar-a-Lago  the “Winter White House”, but that does not make it so.  America did not agree to the cost of guarding Mar-a-Lago, or Trump Tower in New York City as well as the ACTUAL White House in Washington, D C when we elected Donald Trump.  I mean the royal we when I say that, as I did not vote for him, and I want that to be clear. Trump is taking advantage of the American people. He knows it. He doesn’t care. I just want to be clear that WE, the American people, know he is taking advantage of us with all of these trips to Florid and IT MUST STOP.

The fact that Trump has called Mar-a-Lago the “Winter White House” does not mean he will stop going there when winter ends.  It does not mean that he won’t decide to go to another one of his properties or decide to travel to a new and creative location each weekend. Trump cannot be trusted, in my opinion and based on my observations of his behaviors.  Even if Trump says or promises  that he will stop going on vacations on the weekends, we can’t trust that because he has  a history of lying, including since he has taken the office of President of the United States.

I stated that I did not know if future Presidents would need to have this limit set for them, but obviously Trump had not shown the self-control or maturity to set these limits for himself and limits needed to be set for him.  American taxpayers cannot continue to pay for weekend vacations for Trump. We also cannot afford the security and if we do pay for it the travel for  ongoing vacations and business trips for Trump’s adult children and their families.  I read an article that stated the adult children were in Aspen this past weekend. I asked that Congress write a law limiting how much  taxpayer money could be spent on security, specifically Secret Service for Trump’s family members.

Trump and the members of the GOP have also written and supported a budget that cuts programs that support the poor. In the petition I wrote to Change.org and in the letter in the body of the petition, I asked Congress to write a law stopping Trump’s trips to Florida. I also asked that they  limit Trump’s vacations to one time per year, starting the countdown to that annual vacation from the date of the LAST vacation at Mar-a-Lago in Florida whether Trump SAYS the vacation was a working weekend or not. I again pointed out Trump’s propensity for lying.   I stated that as someone who worked in social services for over twenty years, I might not know exactly what terms to use in asking them to write this law, but I was passionate in my belief that the President of the United States should represent all of the people of America including the poor,  low-income,  middle class, and not just the rich.

I tried to be thorough in what I asked Congress in this petition. I stated that of course the language of the law that they wrote would be up to them, and that I was stating the problems as I saw them.   I did ask them to be as specific as they could in the language that they used in a time when we could not trust the meaning of the words of the President of the United States.  I also pointed out that Trump said he was going to have a VA meeting in Florida this past weekend,  he didn’t actually have the meeting, yet he still went to  Mar-a-Lago in Florida.

I grew up in poverty. I received free lunches in school. I personally hated it, as I felt ashamed. I think that was a message I got from society, though, that somehow I should be ashamed. Now, I know that I didn’t need to be. I was a child, then a teenager. It wasn’t my fault I was poor. There is no shame in being poor. I needed to eat.  I want any and all hungry children, teens, adults, and elderly people to eat. I hope most compassionate human beings do .

I worked in social services for over twenty years. I worked with many people living in poverty.  They were good, kind people. The thing that matters is:  they were people.  What a shame that Trump and the GOP aren’t aware of this or if they are, they don’t have any compassion for real people.

In closing, I ask if you feel strongly about Trump’s waste of taxpayers’ money, that you consider reading and signing my Change.org petition.  I need four more signatures for it to meet its goal and be e-mailed to Congress and to specific Senators including Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders,  asking them to take action.  If you agree with my goal, please feel free to share the petition and tell your friends about it.

Link to my petition:   https://.chang.org/p/congress-write-a-law-to-make-trump-stop-weekly-vacations-in-forida-please-see-the-letter-in-the-body-of-the-petition-thank-you

The above is the title of the Change.org petition and it can also be located under the category of  #TrumpStayHome.

I appreciate any support you are able to provide, and I thank you so much for reading my blog.  I also tweeted about this on my Twitter page under my name,   Jamie Bryant @jambie61                       #TrumpStayHome        and       #TrumpKidsStayHome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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