Our Government: Getting Better, But Still A Long Way To Go

Written by William Pauwels on September 4, 2018

I’m an enthusiastic Trump supporter based on his unprecedented accomplishments.

However, I do not like the national deficit currently projected.

It seems to me, an across-the-board spending cut should be applied to all operational departments of government.

During my 40-year business career, I have found this type of across-the-board spending cut to be the most effective method of achieving balanced operating budgets without any reduction in operational services – in other words, by becoming more efficient and effective. Managers who could not accomplish this objective were required to resign.

Speaking of “managers” and money issues, Linda McMahon is pursuing something praiseworthy – Trump’s SBA (Small Business Administration) administrator is working to provide 401K-type retirement benefits to small business employees.

This would be accomplished by pooling the resources of small companies – thus acquiring the same economic benefits enjoyed by large corporations.

This Is another good example of the Trump Administration’s practical, businesslike approach to Making America Great Again.

On the other hand, I am less than enthusiastic about the following potential development:

Can you imagine your telephone company monitoring and prohibiting certain conversations that the company management finds offensive? Of course not – that would be a violation of Americans’ Constitutional right to freedom of speech.

Yet, that is precisely what Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other Internet providers are doing. A few business executives are literally controlling the speech that passes through the Internet system.

Needless to say, this is outrageous and should be prohibited. Freedom of speech is a Constitutional right and must not be inhibited any more than a phone call or fax is inhibited.

In God we must trust . . . but we must always do our part – to secure and promote the truth and a better way – to protect our freedom and interests – and to defend the Judeo-Christian American-Way.

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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.