President Trump Is ‘Making America Great Again’ By Restoring Our Infrastructure

I don’t think the majority of Americans recognize how inferior much of our infrastructure is. We are so used to telling ourselves that we are the best in everything – that we have become blind to the progress that the rest of the world has made in many areas.

We provided billions of dollars of financial aid to underdeveloped countries when their infrastructure was destroyed by war or was falling apart or was simply out of date.

I remember traveling to Singapore 20 years ago. I was amazed at the quality and beauty of their facilities compared to those of our nation.

Clearly, our highways and bridges and airports are falling apart and/or are substandard. However, when you travel through Europe or the Far-Eastern industrial centers, you see only the best.

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Frankly our nation cannot continue to run foreign-aid-driven financial deficits while at the same time our infrastructure is substandard.

It will take ten to fifteen years of concerted effort for us to catch-up – to correct these problems – and that we’re not doing. Our Socialistic media simply does not recognize and/or appreciate and/or communicate the substandard condition of our infrastructure.

To make matters worse, many Americans seem satisfied because of all the stuff they have in their homes. But step out of the door and we’re second rate at best – and in perpetual decline.

Hopefully, President Trump has our economy booming again, and it will generate tax revenues sufficient to meet our obligations and challenges. Obama doubled the national debt and left us in terrible shape. And our politicians simply want to spend taxpayer money to promote themselves and win their next election.

President Trump seems to have the right ideas – the right goals – but he is running into stiff resistance from our Socialistic/Democrat Party and the Leftist media. If Democrats win the 2018 election, it could perpetuate the infrastructure decline. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

He was a highly successful businessman – committed to accomplishment, prompt action, and cost-effectiveness. He has brought his managerial skills and values to the White House and has already accomplished many strategic things.

I recently got a letter from someone over at Freedom Works telling us that the president is extremely limited in his ability to terminate federal bureaucrats, even ones who are actively working against his administration. He asked us to call our Congressman to move the Merit Act forward for a vote. The Merit Act is probably not a piece of legislation you’ve heard much about, but this bill may be the key to overcoming the sabotage from inside government, so the Trump White House can finally score some real policy wins.

Donald Trump knew our political system was broken, but he never expected his hands would be tied when it came to disciplining federal workers. Shouldn’t the president be able to run the government like a business – where he can fire an employee who is actively working against him? That isn’t possible unless we pass the merit act.

Unlike career politicians who compromise for electability, Pres. Trump is committed to action steps that will Make America Great Again. He is putting American Citizens and Businesses First Again. Pres. Trump’s primary obstacle is the Democrat Congress and the Leftist Media. Vote for Republicans in 2018 to keep the Trump economy booming!

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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.

 

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