One of the dangers we presently face is that, with now-President Trump doing or saying something outrageous every couple of days, we’re likely to lose track of the national dialogue on policy. To resist that trend, let’s discuss something other than what’s happening right now but instead might happen soon.
The perennial Republican talking point on food stamps (actually SNAP these days) is that there’s widespread abuse. To be fair, this is what their constituents want; vast numbers of calls and letters show up in their offices every single day complaining about this person who was buying junk food at a convenience (more…)
There’s tons of articles about Trump’s character, how he won the election, obstructionism then and now, and so on. Yesterday the media message was all about fake news; right now the big thing is his cabinet confirmation process, and tomorrow there’ll be something else, depending on what people choose to be scandalized about. But in the mean while, things will be happening, and we shouldn’t lose sight of them amid all the hype.
So let’s boil it down to essentials: We’ve got a brand new president coming in, and his platform was Reform. (more…)