Donny’s near-KO staggering

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« A member of Trump’s cabinet is accused of being tone deaf for suggesting federal workers not being paid should borrow money to fill the gap. I am equally tone deaf, because the federal workers not being paid seem so far from me. I’ve lived in DC surrounded by Federal workers, and I once had a bigger and more delicate financial life similar to the Federal workers, and yet they feel like distant victims. Speaker Nancy successfully jerked President Donald on SOTU, which gave rise to my sense of celebration, and I’m trying to placate my conflicted feelings by writing. The senate downed two bills today, and the house bill, which already passed the Senate won’t be put to a vote by Mitch, which totals a lot of bad news. Meanwhile I catch myself celebrating as if my team scored. I read the President’s letter saying he’ll accept the pre-shutdown SOTU invitation. I could read classic Trump naivete and arrogance throughout the short letter. His wording was so naive it precludes Trump from saying he was ready for the blowback. Nancy’s immediate rehearsed pre-written counterpunch caught Trump flat footed, and even delusional Donny could not find words to mask his near-KO staggering. DC politics is partly a spectator event for me with the bonus of telling myself I’m participating in my country’s democracy, and the recent twenty-four hours has me celebrating a win for my team with little sentiment for the victims of this mess. The unpaid workers are faced with two hard punches: ONE: sudden termination of their income TWO: uncertainty. With my financial work I’ve seen personal files of debt triggered by job loss, medical, and divorce, and I know many of the unpaid workers are on a slippery slope making a mess of their financial life. I feel their pain after wiping the silly grin from my face. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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