Donald J Trump. The 45th President of these United States of America. The media declares it a shocking defeat against Hillary Clinton. Was it really? Trump stuck to a plan that worked to perfection in the Republican Primary, his campaign was built on his forward thinking, and his ability to speak his mind. And speak his mind he would. The New York Times said: A Repudiation of the Establishment. This win was a movement driven by discontent. The Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll showed that 6 out of 10 people said that our country was on the wrong track. 75% of American's want a strong leader. But, there’s good, if ironic, news in this year’s dispiriting election. Stepping back, the meta-message is one of voter dissatisfaction, disenfranchisement and alienation.
Controversy has won! I believe Donald Trump will focus on building a cabinet to surround him. One that will be both brilliant and forward thinking. In 1906 Winston Churchill said, "Where there is great power there is great responsibility." I believe Donald Trump will take his power seriously, especially if his acceptance speech in the wee hours of this morning are any indication. Donald Trump is going to hold accountable the Establishment. I admit, for the early part of his campaign I was more of a skeptic than not. But when he I heard this, I started to listen more: " He has called for income-based student loan repayment, saying that graduates (or drop outs presumably) should not be asked to pay more on loans than they can afford."
Repayments should have a cap at 12.5 percent of the borrower income. That made sense. If the repayment process is suitable, more will pay back, less loans will be in default. When Mr. Trump spoke in Ohio in October and said this about higher education: He wanted to end tax-exempt status for colleges that do not use their large endowments to reduce the cost of tuition. " If colleges refuse to take this responsibility seriously, they will be held accountable." I am a proponent of change in the higher education system. So he got my attention, and kept it! I have written other My Take Articles reference Higher Education, and the rising costs that should NOT be occurring.
So we all have our thoughts and our beliefs. That is what makes our Nation Great! It is time to stop the divide and get on with it! Meanwhile President Elect Trump will have a Congress that is Red for the Majority. Let us watch and see, and hopefully learn that he will be serious about Making America Great Again!!!