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The global warming (climate change) is a natural phenomenon. It has been politicized by globalist factions as a way to redistribute the wealth of productive nation's to less productive ones, and as a means for a lot of people, such as scientists living high on the hog on federal grants, Algore, etc. For some reason they never get around to mentioning that the planet was much hotter in the late 1800s, among other periods that came before, when man was not burning even a fraction of the fossil fuels we do today and not even a fraction as industrialized.
The only ways to pay down the national debt are to have Americans working and paying into the treasury. This doesn't require heavy taxation, just the aggregate of a low unemployment population, and a curtailment of unnecessary government spending. That includes trimming out the very large excess of federal employees and keeping the necessary employees total respective compensations on a par with their private sector counterparts. There's no reason why a federal employee's total package (salary + benefits) should nearly double that of a private sector employee doing the same job with higher productivity requirements, and at the same time be guaranteed a higher retirement package than the Social Security the private sector worker is going to collect.
Then there's the "money's no object" attitude of many in government, to say nothing of most of our politicans, when it comes to general spending and long term obligations. Pork, etc. These items also need to be reevaluated.
President Trump's economic policies are working, they have reinstated a business friendly environment that has spawned a lowering unemployment rate, to the point that companies, particularly in the manufacturing sector, are having a harder and harder time finding new employees. One bi-product of this is that now employers are having to be more competitive, and that will bring up wages according to the laws of the marketplace rather than the artificial and destructive mandatory minimum wage increases that serve to create downsizing and/ or termination of businesses.
Then there are the millions of people out there, many of them young and strong, who suffer from treatable conditions that are instead treated as disabilities, who instead of being expected to work are put on disability along with various other taxpayer funded benefits. Among them are numerous young people with no disabilities who game the system because it's easy to get away with. Ask California.
Thusfar, President Trump's approach has been doing very well. Jobs are returning at a record pace, consumer confidence is still a level not seen in a long time and what is needed is for the current administration's policies to continue to work for America.
And they ARE working, but they need time to take their full effect, and unfortunately, Trump's political opposition is fighting and obstructing every inch of the way.
These people, despite all they claim to represent, do not represent the will and genius of America's founders nor the letter of the Constitution. While the Trump Administration does, today's Democrats, AND the mainstream media, instead represent an ideology that is the antithesis of the spirit of America that caused this nation to flourish as it did in the first 200 years of it's existence.
If anything is going to bring this great country down, it is that, the left wing ideology that has infected the Democratic Party and the media.