As I continue to listen to the president boast time and time again about America’s surging economy and the profits being made due to rising numbers in the stock market, I have to wonder why he recently decided to be so quiet after the big crash of the market.
Not only did we witness an enormous drop in the stock market, close to 1,800 points, but now it looks like the Fed may seek to bring greater balance to a highly-volatile market by raising interest rates. That’s not what folks like me want to hear when we’re still purchasing home, buying cars, using credit cards, paying off student loans and seeking more ways to live the so-called “American dream.”
By the way Mr. Trump, I’m a little bothered, actually quite bothered, that you seem to be more concerned about stock market profits than higher wages. I don’t know many people who dabble in the stocks and trades. I don’t know many people who track the numbers from the New York Stock Exchange before reading the morning paper or enjoying their first cup of coffee. I don’t know many folks who have the kinds of financial portfolios that allow them to take risks with thousands of dollars.
No, the folks with whom I am most acquainted go to work each day, work hard for their money and just want to be treated fairly and equally and have the same kinds of opportunities that our president and his buddies have enjoyed for decades.
I cannot say I ever supported Donald Trump. Nope!! Not at all. But it sure would be nice if our president could tell people like me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
I am, as Sister Fannie Lou Hamer once said, “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
I’m not sure, exactly, what our president really means when he refers to certain reports as “fake news.” But I have a hunch that when he gives us only part of the story in order to benefit the plans and goals of he and his supporters, then what we’re getting is just a WASP version of “fake news.”
Some may recall that childhood singsong phrase, “Liar, liar, pants on fire.”
Well, when I read the papers, surf the internet and watch national TV broadcasts, I sometimes want to shout accusations of “liar, liar” so loud that my voice could be heard from Connecticut to California.
I just want someone, anyone, to begin telling the truth. And yes, by the way, telling the truth is still a great way for a person to “set themselves free.”
Just a thought.