It’s fashionable to follow-up on the latest Trump scandals that seemingly haven’t slowed down yet. It is also fashionable to respond to the latest dumb tweet that Trump send out to the masses. Can we sit down and consider this? Tax Refund season is here and the government shut down is still in effect. Come November 2020, the vote that will determine whether we have another four years of our current president will be based on whether anyone this year will get their refunds at all.
I get it. Trump wants to increase border security by creating a huge wall as a simple fix to the complicated subject of illegal immigration. The thinking that Trump seems to constantly forget is that the hard-work-pays-off-narrative that he seems to live by and use in his political messages is exactly why a Wall around our borders won’t work. If someone from another country trying to escape tyranny and death wants to get over here, a wall is just a doorstop.
Back to the tax refunds. Millions of Americans outside of the white-collar stratosphere depend on those checks to pay down or off long standing bills or to survive unemployment for just a few weeks longer. To remove that cushion and let Americans sit on the hardwood floor and figure it out for themselves will start a chain reaction that Trump is not ready for.
You see, Trump thinks you don’t care. You can protest and do marches on Washington, you can sign petitions and @ him on Twitter. Donald Trump doesn’t know how serious you are. The lack of money coming your way at such a crucial start of the new year? Maybe it’s time to let him know that you do care and put your debts on those posters and t-shirts you carry around.
Why? Because money is ultimately king to people. If Trump felt he was missing money, he would do everything possible to get it. The American people should send the same message times a thousand. That will let Trump know that our problem with him is real and not imagined.
Am I wrong?