Inquiring minds, friends of SurvivingCalifornia.com know, do not put Donald Trump in “American Idol” status. Yet, he is experienced with financial collapses (is it two bankruptcies or three?) and knows how to extricate an organization from it. Afterall, the first time he suffered an economic disaster his father went to one of The Donald’s casino’s and took out something like $% million in black chips to get around IRS laws. This allowed the junior Mr. Trump to pay off bondholders to prevent an imminent default.
So, when Donald Trump speaks of economic disaster, his personal experience gives people reason to listen. And listen they should. Over at TheEconomicCollapse blog they’ve posted an article on Trump’s interview with NewsMax (The accompanying 16-minute video may be seen at “Donald Trump is mad as hell“). In the interview, Mr. Trump makes some very salient points. The blog has eleven of them (although they say 12).
A few of the more important:
#1 “If oil prices are allowed to inflate and keep inflating, if the dollar keeps going down in value, I think there’s a very distinct possibility that things could get worse.”
#2 “….you’re going to pay $25 for a loaf of bread pretty soon. Look at what’s happening with our food prices. They’re going through the roof. We could end up being another Egypt. You could have riots in our streets also.”
#3 “I think gold will go up as long as people don’t have confidence in our president and our country. And they don’t have confidence in our president.”
#4 “The banks have really let us down. Number one, they did some bad things and caused some bad problems. Number two, if you have something that you want to buy, like a house, they’re generally not there for you.”
#6 “I think the biggest threat is that our jobs are being stolen by other countries. We’re not going to have any jobs here pretty soon.”
#9 “We are a laughingstock throughout the world.”
That last quote pretty much sums up everything succinctly. We have become so co-dependent that we seem incapable of making the simplest decision without hand wringing over who will be negatively impacted.
When the lead sled dog doesn’t lead…the sled doesn’t go anywhere. The world is hurting because the Superman (remember?…Truth, Justice, and The American Way!) is sitting at home contemplating lent in his naval and the accompanying ‘butterfly effect’ on the environment. What he should be doing is what he does best…lead and perform good deeds. If something negative happens, so be it. The world is still better off than to let the Lex Luthers of the world have free reign.
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