you are a piece of shit and I will not apologize.
Donald Trump would be proud. "I'm not saying you're a piece of shit. I would never say that, because it wouldn't be proper. But some people are saying you're a huge piece of shit. I don't say that, but everyone knows that you're a huge piece of shit."
24 hours later... "I never said he was a piece of shit, you're quoting me out of context. Some other people have said that he's a piece of shit, but not me. It's not me saying that, what a shitty thing for him to say, attacking me like that. Only a real piece of shit would say that."
I'll be clearer. If you are convinced that x will happen, and x does not happen, and you sidestep, backpedal, deny, etc., you are a 'pick your disparaging descriptive word'. That is my only point. And, if x does happen, please, post and say 'damn it, I was right, this sucks'. Ditto for the opposite of those.
One small example is Chuck Todd. Last November or so he said on national tv, 'well, that will do it for trump, watch next week he will fade away'. I never heard him say 'wow, did I screw that up. You'd think someone who does this for a living would be better than that'. I never heard that. Others have, and I respect that. Have integrity, that is my desire. I am fine with no one caring about my desire, but you should be true to yourself.
This sounds like fun, so I will play.Regarding ACA:
Full repeal of ACA with no replace gets discussed, debated, passed through the house and senate, and placed on Trumps desk. Just as discussed (in the 60 minutes article from a few weeks back), Trump Veto's the bill.
They start over with a repeal and replace plan that Trump signs.
No mandate, 26 year-olds on parents plan, no denial of pre-existing conditions. There is now a catastrophic option, covering nothing until some large out of pocket max (lets say $25,000). This new option will cost about $2,000 less per year as the current bronze plans but will cover nothing unless you have a serious health event. There will no longer be ACA credits for health insurance, but there will be some sort of off-set to help make the catastrophic plan affordable to the poor. Prevention services will be reduced to help contain costs. Healthy people will love the new system. Sick people will not like it as much.
If you are unhealthy you will pay more or not get services, if you are well you will pay less. Many will think that is exactly the way it ought to be. Many will think we are abandoning our sick.
My family will pay more and utilize less services.Regarding Medicare:
They go with the Ryan Plan voucher idea. Saves government money. Costs people more. It might be a real problem, but not for 25 years. I hope my goggle reminder goes off in 2041 so I can come back here and gloat :)Regarding Inheritance:
Full repeal of any taxes for inheritance. This will not effect 99.98% of current estates. The revenue difference will be offset by a combination of deficit increases and less services. Regarding Taxes
Rates changes much like Trump has been discussing. Increased deficits and decreasing spending on services to offset the tax revenue decrease. Regarding Military Spending
The largest percentage increase in modern history. All deficit driven.Regarding infrastructure
Almost nothing changes. No money. All improvements are deficit driven.
Overall, usual "don't tax and spend a little less" deficit increasing policies. 4 years from now, increased inflation, increased annual deficits, and a greater wealth gap. Trump falls short of his campaign promise to eliminate the debt(not deficit) in 10 years by $40 trillion, because congress does not go along with his idea to default on our debt.
If he runs in 2020, he wins again under the "give my ideas a chance" mantra.