Monday, October 3, 2016

Land of the freeloading billionaire

I have always said that a man or woman who fails to vote then forgoes their right to bitch about how our government operates. The same sentiment goes with those who fail to pay their fair share of income and property taxes.

Which brings me to the Donald. Today he criticized servicemembers suffering from PTSD. 

He said today, "When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of folks in this room have seen many times over and you're strong and you can handle it but a lot of people can't handle it." 

I'm sorry, Mr. Trump, but what could you possibly know about serving overseas in a war zone? How dare you!

This from a man who has not served a single day in uniform--he even received multiple deferments from serving during the Vietnam War.

This from a man who cannot decide whether he said the U.S. should ever have been at war with Iraq or not.

This from the man who said Senator John McCain, who was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, was not a hero. "I like winners," Trump said. "Not those who were captured."

These words come from a man who enjoys the luxury and comforts partially afforded to us because of our brave men and women's service to country.

This criticism from a man who has not paid taxes in nearly 20 years, which means he has lived off the backs of those of us who have paid our taxes AND those who have sacrificed much while serving in uniform.

Donald, you gave up the right to criticize our men and women in uniform by failing to do the right thing, by failing to contribute to the operations of this government and our military.

You see, Mr. Trump, a leader leads by example. Your record of failing to serve in uniform and with your multiple business failures clearly shows you are not fit to lead this country, and sure as hell, not our Armed Forces! You, sir, are not a leader. Not one that I would want to follow, that is.

A government is not a business, and to think it should operate as one clearly illustrates a failing of an understanding what a government is all about. Government's role is to protect and nurture its citizens, not profit from them... or to live upon their toils without returning something in kind.

The GOP have long cried foul regarding those they call freeloaders who have taken advantage of government welfare, yet their party has been pretty silent about Donald's form of corporate welfare.

It seems to me knowing what we now know about Trump's tax record, Donald has no right to complain... or to run for the highest office in this land.

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