Trump’s first pardon
I believe the punishment on the lady is too harsh, which was based on the frustration of the failure in stopping drugs. Now, Trump has to pardon similar cases and many potential offenders may believe it would not be in jail forever in pushing drugs.
From the mid-term elections, I bet the Congress will be controlled by the Democrat and Trump will have a hard time to pass his bills.
It will be G6 without Trump or G1 with Trump alone or G8 with Russia in. Trump will be sitting in the kids’ table all alone (a joke). EU depends on us on our trade and our contribution to their NATO. We have to find out why we’re not as competitive as before and ask them to take out unfair barriers to our products.
For every disabled here, how many pretend to be disabled? Even a famous politician with blonde hair and blue eyes pretended to be a native Indian to get the goodies for her college education and career.
Nice to be poor?
With the food stamps / free food from soup kitchens and other subsidies, how can you starve? Last week I paid $2 for a pizza for two for lunch. The super market and BJ offer cooked chicken for $5 that can feed four.
In Mass. health care is free for low-income folks. If the disease is addiction to alcohol or drugs, the state should help them but they have to help themselves first.
Kill one and warn millions
Singapore’s punishment on any crime is tough; you will be punished for not flushing in public places. The result is reduction in crimes including drugs.
China has a death punishment for having sex with minors. You do not hear this crime committed since. On the opposite end, India with less punishment has been experiencing the same crime quite often. The worst is having sex with babies and it has happened many time.
Teach the poor how to fish
It is better to teach the poor how to fish instead of giving them fish for the rest of their lives.
There are teenage mothers of 5 generations under the same roof. They set up poor example for the next generation. They need to break the cycle. Generous welfare is not of them but teaching them to work skills.
My x-coworker did his share for teaching the low-income kids. The result is deplorable. Sometimes the kids did not show up. He told me some kids' parents were prostitutes or disability cheaters or in jail. These kids need good examples from their parents.
I have done my part in my own practical way. My taxes last year are many times the averages. I do mind spending my money on wars and helping the poor the wrong way. I hope to train them skills so they will not depend on it forever. Welfare should be a temporary safety net to able recipients.