Complete and Utter B.S.

“What, specifically, in any of this president’s past indicates he cares about the poor or the middle class? What? Tell me:

My take: Trump will do what ever benefits him and his ego and he’ll use any means necessary to get what he wants. That’s his entire life’s track record.”

The above is taken from Sven Henrich’s blog. Sven is a well known investor. He comes at issues from a financial, economic and investment perspective. I doubt he cares whether our president is a Democrat or Republican, but he does care what the president says and does.

And he’s smart enough to see through the president’s tax proposal and the ways it would benefit the president and his family and other wealthy people to the detriment of the poor and working and middle classes — as well as cause a further significant erosion of our country’s fiscal health.

In any case, the point is this, Vera: the world is full of con artists. We just happen to have a slick one as our president right now. And what he has been shoveling our way, often via his dutiful minions who know no shame, is, in the words of Mr. Heinrich, “complete and utter BS.”

Of course, the president doesn’t have a monopoly on bulls**t. He just shovels more of it our way than anyone else. It’s a matter of degree. That’s all.

What’s even more disconcerting, at least from my perspective, is our acceptance of such behavior. And our participation in it. Quite frankly, there is a lot of B.S. out there.

It’s certainly not relegated to the political arena. You see it in the world of religion, business, media and nonprofits. Con artists, scammers and liars occupy all walks of life.

One unfortunate consequence is that it’s hard to trust anyone. That’s truly unfortunate. But it is what it is. Unless and until cultural norms change, this is the world in which we live.

So be careful out there. Don’t believe everything you hear. Demand evidence. Require proof. Be thoughtful and smart.

And be careful what and whom you reward. With your vote. With your trust. With your business. With your respect.

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