It Took Obama 8 Years To Get America In This Mess — It’ll Take Time To Recover From It

Written by William Pauwels on July 25, 2017

President Trump has promised To Make America Great Again – To Put America First Again. So what is the state of America – the nation’s dilemma that President Donald Trump inherited from President Barack Obama?:

The dollar kept losing its purchasing power . . . the government kept printing and barrowing excessive amounts of money . . . Obama had little understanding of micro and macroeconomics . . . people couldn’t find good paying jobs . . . Obamacare and the Veterans Administration were disasters . . . America had lost much of its industrial base . . . our nations’ boarders and ports of entry were out of control . . . illegal immigrants were taking jobs that should be done by Americans . . . over-regulation was strangling American business . . . career politicians, bureaucrats and quasi-Socialists were running the government for their personal benefit . . . Obama was basically an administration cheerleader . . . government-provided entitlements were destroying the American work ethic . . . education had become unaffordable and Socialistic . . . Obama didn’t know the first thing about managing an organization – much less the nation . . . Obama was a perpetual deceiver under the influence of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals methodology . . . Obama was a de facto Marxist/Fabian-Socialist/Liberal-Leftist Progressive with minimal commitment to the U.S. Constitution and its Judeo-Christian Values and Tradition . . . Obama had no effective understanding of foreign affairs or relations . . . Obama weakened our military, national defense, and space program . . . the Constitutionally protected mainstream media kept the American people in the dark and failed to report and critique President Obama’s modus operandi and his Administration’s overall performance.

The American people had little or no knowledge of what it takes to manage our country. They preferred a totally inexperienced schoolboy – Barack Hussein Obama – to an experienced war hero and senator – John McCain – and later, to perhaps the most qualified, credentialed, and proven executive in U.S. history – Mitt Romney – as President and Commander-in-Chief. And it took eight years for the American people to fully wake up to the disaster inflicted on our nation by the Democrat Party under the leadership of President Obama.

It took eight years for Obama to inflict his damage on American society and the American economy. It will not be fixed in six months or six years. Donald Trump’s challenges are to put our nation on a sustainable path to greatness. Trump is doing just that, despite the relentless, Democrat/mainstream-media’s smear-everything-Trump campaign.

Thus far, with no Democrat support, the President has reduced regulations, strengthen our borders and military, and rationalized American support of NATO. He is pressing Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is committed to reducing taxes on all Americans and the business community.

Thus far, the financial community has recognized the direction of President Trump’s administration and have increased their investment value by 17%. This is in contrast to the Obama administration which was committed to extensive regulations, high taxes and excessive entitlements, even for capable but not-working residents.

Hopefully, the American people will not be fooled or become impatient. Over 2600 American counties (out of 3141 counties) voted for President Trump – voted for change – voted for the restoration of the American Way* – the American Prosperity Machine*. With persistence and determination, it will happen, thanks be to God!

*The American-Way ― *The American Prosperity Machine : Traditional Judeo/Christian principles and values . . . the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness . . . freedom of speech, action, religion and family governance . . . an educated and informed society . . . freedom from gender and racial discrimination . . . affordable healthcare . . . the rule of Constitutional Law . . . the peaceful settlement of disputes . . . honest elections and presidential leadership . . . patriotic, truthful, checks-&-balances, limited government . . . a strong military . . . cost-effective national defense . . . secure borders . . . the right of citizens to own and bear arms . . . free, competitive markets and institutions . . . properly-regulated, free-enterprise . . . balanced trade . . . private property rights . . . low cost, domestically supplied energy and natural resources . . . controlled immigration . . . individual responsibility and ingenuity . . . entrepreneurialism . . . businesses and enterprises that exist to meet the needs, wants and expectations of customers . . . a strong work ethic . . . full employment . . . fair pay . . . appropriate safety nets . . . low taxes . . . a strong, reliable currency . . . financial availability, mobility, and responsibility (balanced budget, minimal debt) . . . Competitive, Free-Market, Free-Enterprise, Constitutionally Limited Government . . . and American Exceptionalism.

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.