Trump’s personal life was filled with dozens of lawsuits and at least six bankruptcies, and his public life is currently dominated by at least 17 investigations. He has time for golf and hate rallies but little else. His entire life is a failure and he is currently attempting to take America down with him.
For the first time in history our illegitimate president is not the leader of the free world. America is disrespected by the rest of developed nations, and is an example of the failure of America to achieve greatness for its people while the citizens of other nations are thriving.
Trump’s Shutdown is not only harming our nation’s economy, and creating enormous difficulty for 800,000+ government employees, it is destroying the faith of the American people in its government.
It has been questioned throughout the last 50 years, but today tens-of-millions of Americans blame 545 people in Washington for failing to serve and support the needs and wishes of the American people.
Take air traffic controllers as a prime example of how Trump and his failed party have added to the difficulty for the working class in America.
When Reagan fired all air traffic controllers on August 5, 1981, he declared a war against unions and the working class. All 11,000 men and women who were responsible for airline safety were members of the unemployed on a single day.
Trump is forcing the current group of airline traffic controllers to work without pay, and it’s not going well.
Today the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, (NATCA), has filed a lawsuit against the federal government which is forcing them to continue working in one of the most difficult jobs in the world without pay.
“This action seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to remedy the defendants’ violation of plaintiffs’ rights under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, by depriving them of their hard-earned compensation without the requisite due process. Additionally, this action seeks damages for the United States’ failure to pay plaintiffs and those similarly situated employees at the FAA working in ‘excepted’ status in accordance with the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C.§§ 201-219. JURISDICTION AND VENUE 4. This action is brought for declaratory and other relief against the United States of America.”
I was working for an airline in Los Angeles when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers. I witnessed the extreme stress experienced by every one of these dedicated and talented individuals. Government fails to take into consideration the efforts of the working class, and this is a classic example of the failure of capitalism. Those who work the hardest are seldom rewarded for their efforts. Doubt me? Look at the salaries of Congress and the little they do for the American people.
Trump is an embarrassment to the human race. He will be remembered not only as the worst illegitimate president in history, but as the most reprehensible man in history.
His party continues to support him.
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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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