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 OPINION: Trump's new 7 point plan could get the US on track while it's foundation gets washed away

October 25, 2016 one day after the last day Californians could register to vote in the 2016 presidential election -

It's great marketing, Trump's 7 point plan to "Drain The Swamp" as he refers to the bad politicians and political processes in Washington, DC that are "ruining the country".

As seen on The Daily Caller:

  1. A Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress
  2. A hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health)
  3. A requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated
  4. A five year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service
  5. A lifetime ban on the White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government
  6. A complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections
  7. Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America's water and environmental infrastructure

I find #3 interesting but highly questionable, it's another used car sales pitch really, and I do like #7 as spending trillions on trying to correct miniscule fluctuations in Earth's climate are absurd.

Problem is they could all be good as long as the draining doesn't end up taking the country with it as start "heading in the right direction" (toot toot!) while the tracks fall into the swamp as the sink hole opens up and no one can control it as seen here.

This could happen because points #1,#4,#5,#3,#2,#6 could all head us in the wrong direction through known areas where these threats exist. Simply placing limits on terms can force us to have incompetent people with no experience in jobs that are like brain surgery.

It's like getting someone who worked at the gas station as a cashier, to build the space shuttle, instead of someone who has many years of understanding the technical issues, and expecting him or her to learn on the job in a matter of days what to do to effectively build space craft.

What we can have if we have term limits is inexperienced people who don't have a clue of all the ins and outs of how government works, legal processes, congressional procedures, etc., telling us to all go down this path where yes the tracks look straight, level, aligned, but all the workers on the ground keep warning that the sinkhole is going to open up at any time.

And for a party that's always saying how less government regulation is better it's interesting to see how their #1 pick wants more rules which all have to be processed by more government regulation.

Another analogy to make is that even though we could be headed in the right direction, the tracks are set, it's clear that is not always the best thing to go forward.

Experienced handling of matters is a foundation of good government.


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