Trump the softy

What Trump does vs what he says.
Mr Trump announced a “tremendous” deal with Carrier an American AC unit manufacturing company in Indianapolis was made. So our president to be says he saved over a thousand jobs from going to Mexico. He said that he’s been telling Carrier and others planning to take jobs off to Mexico, “hey when you bring your air conditioners etc back to sell I’m gonna put a 35% tariff ( a tax) on your foreign made stuff”. Do we finally have a tough president that will stand up for the working tax payer?
Not really, he saved more like 700 jobs and how he did it wasn’t really big and strong. He paid Carrier millions to stay and millions to improve their plant. Get this, the improvements are for making robots that build ACs (automatization ). It came to about a 25 million dollar handout. The generous Carrier Co. claims they could have saved 63 million by moving to Mexico but they did the patriotic thing.
Carrier was paid off to stay in US out of the tax payers pocket. This money will no longer go to education, public services or infrastructure. The money turned into a welfare check for Carrier.
So the whole country knows the new administration has not even moved in and is passing out huge welfare checks for big Corp. and when they get one they also receive hero status. It’s gonna be a feast. The teats of the tax payer will never be the same again. I’m not sure they will ever recover.
In the end, Trump’s not so tough at all. He’s a softy.
The Mexican from Mars

Some White Working Class Folks and Dinos

 

David Axelrod held a very interesting interview with President Obama about the state of politics and the shocking election results. Basically, President Obama believes the dems haven’t gotten through to white working folks who are struggling. The message just didn’t make it.
He stated that Obamacare has helped a lot of people who DID NOT vote for him and then DID NOT vote for Hillary either……shocking!! He says what happened is the “hope” of the American Dream in the 21st century got the wind knocked out of it and sadly people voted against their own interests ….. no hope, lost hope, hope died.
That’s a nice way to describe it but not the complete story. People that voted against affordable health care for themselves and their families wanted to see “handouts” end. You know what those are…..”Handouts”? Its what others beneath them get. An example of this mindset is “I have Obamacare but Im not on Medicaid so I’ll vote against the Medicaid losers”, you know, “Trump doesn’t mean me when he talks about cuts”. There’s an article in the Washington Post oops/2016/12/20/46ef3cae-c6f3-11e6-bf4b-2c064d32a4bf_story.html?client=safari
on a county in Kentucky where Obamacare raised the insured rate by 60% but 82% of the voters cast it in for Trump. Now, Trump voters there are worried. One women helped by Obamacare husband’s on a waiting list for a liver transplant. She got the message ok. She just didn’t think Repeal Obamacare had anything to do with her and her own. That makes me angry.
Anyhow, Obama went on to say that he isn’t gonna ride President Trump for every little tweet but he’s not gonna stay quiet if his values as an American are threatened. He’s strong. I would have to go into hiding to keep from saying something not so nice at some point.
Bravely, Obama wants to be apart of things and stay relevant. How can he watch all his work bashed and stay cool? If anyone can it would be him. More diplomatically than I thought was possible he called the Republican Party out for blocking ALL good legislation and programs that could have helped more people recover from the huge recession of 2008.
It was amazing to see how Obama always extended himself way to the right to include every dying dinosaur from the KKK’s opinion in the national discussions. I mean old school KKK when they still rode horses.
The loudest black voices were from types like Bill Cosby condemning inner city people, in other words people of color for not being personally accountable and responsible for their situations like poverty. As if personal responsibility has to be lectured to a certain group of people while others get it. By the way, how did the nastiest man in the world get the nerve to speak up on morals?
The leaders of the Republican Party used Obamas own words to the hilt. The master manipulators at owning the flag, the bible now snatched hold of morals. The types that voted against their own interests in Kentucky heard those things loud and clear.
Obama doesn’t have to include the dinos. It isn’t his job anymore. He won’t be everyone’s president and he never was from the start.
The Mexican from Mars

A Brave Heart

I can’t believe they re still bringing up Hillary Clinton to blame for whatever negative news hits the president elect Trump. Get over it. She looks likes she’s getting on with her life. Seriously, just like elementary school kids may not like you when you get straight A’s that’s thier problem but it’s still hurts to have the old crowd act like you’re a sticky little spider.
I don’t think Hillary Clinton whines more or less than other politicians do when they lose. She doesn’t seem more dishonest than a normal politician. She does have a past full of investigations that didn’t amount to much. Strangely, I’ve seen arguments break out about who is annoyed by her the most. Serious TV news people talk about something rude that was said about her and they avoid making eye contact with each other. They start turning red, vibrating and looking the other way away. They’re  holding back floods of laughter really. I don’t have a meter to measure these things and provide solid proof that there is a certain hatred for Hillary Clinton but there is some possible evidence.
For example, on the 19th of December the electors had the chance to do their little dance on the dance floor and acknowledge Mr. Donald Trump won the presidential election of 2016. It was totally apparent that regardless of all the stuff he said and done since Nov. 7th and how messed up the electoral college is we get Mr. Trump because that’s how it went down. The rules were already in place. The contest went the way it went and he won. There was absolutely no hope for HRC to gain any traction. Still some electors had to jump ship and go against there own peeps to vote “no Hillary”.
Nothing was gonna change. All they had to do is what was expected. It wasn’t enough. When people stand up and say “I don’t care if she already lost and I’m gonna get in trouble and fined. Put me in jail, crazy people kill me and burn my house. I say no”…. that’s hate. A special level of hate reserved for the devil, bed wetters and Hillary Clinton.

I’m curious to know who you are and what’s your thoughts are. Feel free to comment below.

The Mexican from Mars

Lies and Envy

 

Economics is a science. It isn’t like a palm or horoscope reading. Just like chemistry and biology their are proven facts. Basically, the study of economics  is about our behavior with resources as individuals and how markets operate and are effected as a result. Don’t let it intimidate you. Simply put, its how money makes the world go around

Politicians lie about economics all the time. Most of the lies go without a single question. You can look up facts on economics just like animal training, medication or history. Once again economics is a science.

Put this in the test tube. Why is half of America broke? More than half of Americans live from pay check to paycheck and do not have an extra 400 dollars for emergencies. Hopefully, they have a credit card that’s not tapped out. ( Google it-half of America is broke ).
Since, the Reagan administration the main belief in the US about the economy is that if the rich have more money they invest more and jobs are created. So it’s a good thing to give the rich money in the form of tax cuts etc. This is what they call, “the trickle down theory”.
The “trickle down theory” has NOT worked as far as lifting up the middle class or the poor. It has made the rich richer. It seems money has been sent to the top never to be seen again.
The rich have become so rich they are saving more and more of their extra money and even taking money to invest in growing markets in other counties. That means the trickle has gone from quarters to pennies to urine.
What does it take to get the economy healthy that is people working and bettering their lives. This is what has been tried and works. Stimulating the economy from the bottom the lower the better is the most effective. Instead of a tax cuts for the rich increase food stamps benefits, public assistance, social security payments etc. That’s right, there is more bang for the buck stimulating the economy by helping the poorest in the economy!!
Let’s say 1000 poor people like students, senior citizens split 1,000,000 through an increase in benefits etc. You know what happens? It gets spent up on food, rebuilding the back stairs, gasoline, diapers, and yes some goes on beer. The money spent stays in the country and no money is saved. The poorer the person the less they can save. The economy gets a huge hit of money. People are working to produce and sell lumber for home projects like back stairs, diapers for babies and lots of beer has to be brewed.

In other words,the economy is buzzing. The facts are that “hand outs” as some call it increase or get the economy buzzing at the same time tax revenues go up!! We do not go broke with this solution at all.

For example for every dollar we invest in education 7 dollars come back into the country through taxes. Investing in people is a proven way to grow jobs and help people move from poverty to middle class. Some well intentioned leaders can’t seem to explain this at all. It’s frustrating as hell. Let me try.
If the same 1,000,000 dollars goes to one rich person in the form of a new tax break it’s less likely to go back to the economy. The back stairs on all the houses owned have been well maintained, and there are so many diapers and beer one family can use even if they’re wealthy. The tax break most likely goes into the bank. A bank at the Cayman Island would be best.
Here is another thing since we are doing some truthing ; businesses  do not increase their workforce or infrastructure because of tax breaks. That’s not how business or the markets work.
Ask a business owner like my kid sister, “say, when you get a tax break do you hire a few more workers and buy some new office machines?”   She’ll tell you “no way, I hire and buy more things for the business when I get more people buying my consultations”.
It’s hard to explain her business so I’ll change to a business everybody can understand…. Donuts.
If people start buying your donuts and you can’t keep up you buy more ovens and hire more donut makers. If donut sales stay the same as the donut shop owner you may save the money from the tax return for an emergency or take a vacation.

Most people believe lies about the economy because we’ve been lied to for about 40 years. I would describe us as Americans to be brainwashed….. No shit.

research it!

1. How has “trickle down ”  worked since its start in the Reagan Administration?

2. Do tax breaks for the rich stimulate an economy?

3. Do an increase in benefit programs stimulate the economy?

4.  Do increase tax breaks cause business owners to invest and hire?

5.  What’s the break down of return in tax revenue for tax cuts for the rich as opposed to increase in benefits for the poor?

So the fact is helping the poor ( the poorer the better ) helps everyone. Helping the rich mostly helps that particular individual and this is more true the richer the person is.

The only ones that get hurt if we lift up the economy the smart effective way is the ones who ……..envious.  Face it.  Can’t you hear it now!

You mean BLANK  type people who are poor the real BLANKY ones get to drink beer!!!!

You know it  Pres. Trump is going to jump in and help spin up the lies and get the envy boiling.  We have to be knowledgeable enough to stop lies dead in its tracks. This murder is best done in public. We are gonna have to stop and question racism especially when to do so would be rude. Its about democracy and if we have the balls to keep it.

“Free your mind and the rest will follow”  someone wrote that or sang it.

 

The Mexican from Mars

Thanksgiving at Rancho Aztlan

This Thanksgiving was very different for us. Instead of locking the doors and having a pizza with the dog, we drove from the Bastrop to Edinburg Texas in bumper to bumper traffic for hours. Of course, before leaving town getting gasoline a fella made a comment about the Mexican colors I was wearing on my t-shirt that I didn’t even realize was showing under my jacket. He said something like “that’s the wrong colors to be wearing around here”. I got the impression he was a nice guy. The kind that flys a confederate flag but means it only in the nicest possible way.
We couldn’t get out of that dirty little town fast enough. We had been so depressed with Donald Trump winning the election thing. We had to go somewhere and get completely surrounded by Mexicans. So to my sister’s place, Rancho Aztlan in south Texas on Benito Ramirez Road we went. My sister and her husband hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner of family members a party of about 12 or 14. All Mexicans and thank goodness no Trumpers. I realized how lucky I am my family is fairly progressive. For example, my mother who’s in her 80s is handy with an iPad and was for Bernie Sanders. I’m grateful my sister on Benito Ramirez who has become the matriarch in training of the family is opened minded as well as her new husband.
It’s was so sweet like I said all Mexicans with no conservatives. Mostly, in our own way we were sharing our grief and supporting each other with the shock and humiliation that the majority of the country agree that people like us are the problem. Basically, a few weeks ago we were told that we take jobs away from people, we are perverts, loafers, not smart enough for the good colleges and just plain unworthy of success.
On the table were the greatest American Thanksgiving dishes including some Mexican favorites that made it perfect. My brother-in-law bought dozens of tamales wrapped in a foil bundles and just passed the bundles out so no one had to even reach far to grab one. Everyone gasped with joy when we saw they were Delia’s tamales. We ate like kings and queens.
The house is being expanded and remodeled and the area we ate in was so pretty in the finished parts. They built a fireplace with impressive stone work that Mexicans are famous for. No roof yet just tall stone walls with Mexican colors, faces, smells and pure south Texas weather.
Down there they have what I call Indian nights. The days are very hot but no matter how hot it mostly cools off really nice at night. The wind picks up and the palm trees and plants start to sway a bit when the sun goes down. I think balmy is the word for the type of wind on Indian nights.
That night so many flocks of ducks flew above making quick arrows towards the south. They were heading to Mexico. Maybe they heard about the election too.
We all talked on and off about what was going on around us. How people bought into the hype and lies. The brother in-law had the best line of the night. He said, “when the Trump train comes by that says “Mexicans” on it you bitches that voted for him need to get your ass on first. We all laughed so hard. I saw tears of relief, joy and love. We shared stories of how we thought the election was gonna go and what happened when we got the news.
People again particularly the brother-in-law shared reasons and stories of why we as Mexicans have a rich culture and reasons to be proud. I myself realized that I am extremely ignorant of my history. I don’t have any excuses for it. I know there’s more to Mexican history than the first Vice President of Texas was Mexican. After all Texas counties, rivers, cities and streets almost all have Spanish names. I also don’t believe we are intellectually inferiors. I’ve just been alive long enough to know that is iust plain not true. It’s more important than ever I learn my history and be in a knowledgable position to straighten out disparaging comments. Rolling my eyes and walking away isn’t an option. Four years is a long time and a lot for shit can happen.  At least the valley is a place where a Mexican can be a Mexican and at a liberal families place you can smell the tamales, marijuana, citrus and make each other laugh.
God Bless El Rancho Aztlan.

Are you a good one or a bad one

 

We see it and heard it too. He presents as a strong successful businessman. The Trumps have no wants for success, prestige and ownership, They live the American Dream. Mr Trump must be smart enough to better this country.
His argument that Mexican immigrants drag the country down make sense. They do take jobs. They work for low pay and lower everyone else’s . Mr. Trump says, “they are rapist if not who’s doing all the raping?” Come on!! Mexican immigrants are different. They stick out in a bad way. You heard the stories and they’re believable. To us the good ones we see it.
Mr. Trump is spot on about our community being out of control with the disrespect and violence towards the police. All these police shootings can’t be the fault of the law. It’s not believable. The police are there to help and brown cops get killed too.
We voted Trump we are one of the good ones!!   We are not like the ones that Mr Trump is going to get a elbow on to work and behave.
What’s really the pits to be honest is when you get mistaken for a bad one. How does it feel to be mistaken…. pure ugly to the core ,”vergüenza”.

What kind of Latinos are there? And why?

What kind are you?

It’s gonna be a long 4 years and a lot gonna happen. Hablamanos!!

The Mexican from Mars

Why Trump???

Its strange what’s going on and passing for ” Ok ” lately. I have to say something about it. We gotta talk / hablamanos!  The notion that in a few days Donald Trump will be our president will always be unreal. Some of us are happy as shit too. I know. What I have found is most crazy is that some Mexican people out there voted for him. So this blog is to bring out the conversation. What’s going on? As Mexicans or Latinos ( from now on out I will refer to us as Latinos because it’s the sexiest sounding ) what is true about our culture?  What’s real about economics and the votes that get us ahead. This bog is also for our friends. Amigos that want to know more about our culture, and what we have in common economically with them and why the hell some of us voted for Trump.

The internet is a great place to go to shame the shit out of people who aren’t as wonderful as you…. right?  If that’s you don’t come around here. Trolls are not welcome. If you want to honestly ask a question like “why do Mexican’s wear red underwear and why did some of them vote for trump?  let’s all talk about that. This is the place you can ask and discuss mysteries that seem rude . You don’t have to feel bad no one knows who you are. You can make a joke or say something off the wall that’s ok too. Dont worry your heart will reveal itself.

I call myself  “The Mexican from Mars “because I’m true and honest.  Sometimes I’ll even tell a ghost story. You’ll see. That little rabbit at the top is Miss Bunny Kin, Peter Rabbit’s mother of course. I was trying to post a cool image of a Mexican revolutionary but things didn’t work out. You got a shot of cute figurine I was trying to sell on eBay. It kind of works. She is in the middle of sweeping the floor and she looks puzzled or blank…. like she maybe asking “why?”  I’ll get better.

I gotta know why did people vote for Trump especially those out there in the red underwear you know who you are…..why?

The Mexican from Mars