I would say that today marks the beginning of the next 4 uncertain years, but the fact is that the consequences of a Trump presidency will last much longer than that. Trump has insisted on putting America First, but what does it mean really? On this dreary day, whether if you are dreading or enjoying the inauguration, here are a few things that ought to bring us all down a peg or two. Like the beginning of A Series of Unfortunate Events, I must warn the readers before they continue on reading.
- Trump Administration indefinitely postpones mortgage fee cuts for homeowners. The proposed fee cut was put in at the last moments before President Obama left office, which was popular among new home buyers. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-20/trump-administration-overturns-obama-s-fha-mortgage-fee-cut
- The disappearing of Climate Change topics from the White House page. It’s been different to tell exactly where does Trump stand on the issue of climate change. He seems to have flip-flopped on this topic as well as many other issues. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/donald-trump-climate-change-skeptic-denial/510359/
- What is clear is that the new energy plan put forth by the Trump administration embraces oil and gas and coal while distances from clean energy like wind and solar. This ought to have devastating and long-lasting impacts to us, the future of our kids, and the very existence of the human race and any other living things on this earth. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/us/politics/donald-trump-global-warming-energy-policy.html?_r=0
- Along with Climate Change, the LGBT page has gone missing from the White House page. Although Trump has not been homophobic like his other republican comrades, he has consistently been against LGBT rights. Now that the GOP controls all parts of the government, I guess it’s not a difficult task to figure out which direction we will go. http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/01/expect-lgbt-rights-trump-administration/
- Trump and his continuous ‘war against media’. Okay, that was a bit harsh and click-baitty, I’ll admit, but the truth is, he’s done ‘tremendous’ work on cutting down the power of media. He announced that he was moving the media out of the White House, which he later retracted after heavy backlash. Over the course of his campaign, he has not been friendly to the media, or anybody who criticizes him actually. He’s been know for engaging in twitter wars in the middle of the night, now that he has access to POTUS twitter, what possibly could go wrong, right? http://robertreich.org/post/153748549760
On this dark day, many people has taken it onto the streets. We must protest peacefully, with consideration of other people and properties in mind. With that said, please participate and exercise our right, for if we do not use it, it will be gone before we know it.