Someone conducted a poll on Super-Tuesday, and came to this odd fact with what people said. Ninety-five percent of Republicans voting.....said that they were angry and frustrated with the federal government (the whole government). Sixty-five percent of Democrats said the same thing. Basically, they want it to function....to revolve around like some theater operation for public entertainment.
What this means? If both groups are serious.....it'll be a massive vote in November for Trump, and some enthusiasm for Trump to start firing people or putting some people into difficult positions.
If this were smaller group....say forty-percent Republican and ten-percent Democrat.....then I'd say it'd just blow over and the news media could still play out the regular games. But this is a massive number of negative voters.
So, I'll make five predictions:
1. Obama-Care rapidly is challenged and the Republicans and Democrats will be forced into a legislative corner to probably accept Trump's vision for health care. It might be a bitter thing for the Republicans to accept his plan, and some Democrats will have problems.....but the present system isn't made for permanent usage.
2. US troop strengths in Europe will be downsized. I'll take a guess that half the troops will be removed by the end of 2018. Trump will declare the cold war over, and keep the troops active....on US soil....and start to envision some different version of NATO in the future. If France or Germany is worried about the less troops.....they will have to find money in their budget to expand their own military.
3. Trump will ask budget questions about where money is going with Homeland Security. Their bottomless pit....will be exposed. Some people will be asked to leave, and I suspect their budget will be cut over four years by ten-percent.
4. The business plan for the National Park system will be questioned. All the services and support personnel of the park system will be brought up for review and I would take a guess that ten to twenty percent of the force will be dismissed over a four-year period.
5. Whether Congress likes it or not.....there's going to be a massive tax revision somewhere between 2017 and 2020. It might be a flat tax....it might be a different way of handling capital gains....but there's some changes coming which will make people happy about.
In the end, as angry as people are and desiring of change....we may all reach a point by 2020....where we've had enough and want to return to the plain old fake politics. Well.....maybe. Maybe not.