How can a country prosper under this kind of nonsense? 

Question: No matter what country you live in, would you want a leader who refuses to put your own country first? Or would you want a leader who strives to build up your country?

Would you want a leader who saddles you with ever more rules, laws and regulations? Or would you want a leader who frees you from such shackles?

President Trump gave a speech on June 9th concerning regulatory reform that should have been front page news across the country. Instead, resounding silence.

Even though the media seems to hate him, ordinary Americans are thankful for a President brave enough to begin removing our chains. I am personally thankful for a President smart enough to know that the human-caused global warming nonsense is just that – nonsense.

Here are excerpts from the President’s inspiring speech.

We are here today to focus on solving one of the biggest obstacles to creating this new and desperately needed infrastructure, and that is the painfully slow, costly, and time-consuming process of getting permits and approvals to build. And I also knew that from the private sector. It is a long, slow, unnecessarily burdensome process. My administration is committed to ending these terrible delays once and for all. The excruciating wait time for permitting has inflicted enormous financial pain to cities and states all throughout our nation and has blocked many important projects from ever getting off the ground…

For too long, America has poured trillions and trillions of dollars into rebuilding foreign countries while allowing our own country—the country that we love—and its infrastructure to fall into a state of total disrepair. We have structurally deficient bridges, clogged roads, crumbling dams and locks. Our rivers are in trouble. Our railways are aging. And chronic traffic that slows commerce and diminishes our citizens’ quality of life. Other than that, we’re doing very well. Instead of rebuilding our country, Washington has spent decades building a dense thicket of rules, regulations and red tape. It took only four years to build the Golden Gate Bridge and five years to build the Hoover Dam and less than one year to build the Empire State Building. People don’t believe that. It took less than one year. But today, it can take 10 years and far more than that just to get the approvals and permits needed to build a major infrastructure project.

These charts beside me are actually a simplified version of our highway permitting process. It includes 16 different approvals involving 10 different federal agencies being governed by 26 different statutes. As one example—and this happened just 30 minutes ago—I was sitting with a great group of people responsible for their state’s economic development and roadways. All of you are in the room now. And one gentleman from Maryland was talking about an 18-mile road. And he brought with him some of the approvals that they’ve gotten and paid for. They spent $29 million for an environmental report, weighing 70 pounds and costing $24,000 per page.

How can a country prosper under this kind of nonsense?

I was not elected to continue a failed system. I was elected to change it. All of us in government service were elected to solve the problems that have plagued our nation. We are here to think big, to act boldly, and to rise above the petty partisan squabbling of Washington D.C. We are here to take action. It’s time to start building in our country, with American workers and with American iron and aluminum and steel. It’s time to put up soaring new infrastructure that inspires pride in our people and our towns.

No longer can we allow these rules and regulations to tie down our economy, chain up our prosperity, and sap our great American spirit. That is why we will lift these restrictions and unleash the full potential of the United States of America. We will get rid of the redundancy and duplication that wastes your time and your money.

Together, we will build projects to inspire our youth, employ our workers, and create true prosperity for our people. We will pour new concrete, lay new brick, and watch new sparks light our factories as we forge metal from the furnaces of our Rust Belt and our beloved heartland—which has been forgotten. It’s not forgotten anymore.

We will put new American steel into the spine of our country. American workers will construct gleaming new lanes of commerce across our landscape. They will build these monuments from coast to coast, and from city to city. And with these new roads, bridges, airports and seaports, we will embark on a wonderful new journey into a bright and glorious future. We will build again. We will grow again. We will thrive again. And we will make America great again.

See entire speech here:

18 thoughts on “How can a country prosper under this kind of nonsense? ”

  1. Historically, what was done to ruling elites who displayed such open, traitorous contempt for their people?

  2. The Club of Rome and other oligarchic organizations have written about the desirability of levelling the world standard of living– that is, about lowering the standard of living of the Western democracies while raising the underdeveloped countries. Of course there is no reason why they cannot ALL be raised, but this is not intended. I’m sorry, I’m not explaining this well. If you want a single world govt (although initially with some decentralized administration) lowering the prosperity in the West keeps people preoccupied w economics.

    The predominant tools for accomplishing this are the control of hydrocarbons, hence the global warming hoax; and the monopolization of the creation of currency and credits thru the Fed, IMF, etc. And of course, information control thru controlling/owning the media & much of what’s taught at university.

    It’s not just foolishness, this channeling of wealth away from the US, for example: It’s intentional.

    • Australia has 2 houses of parliament – the House of Reps. and the Senate.

      As Australia became a Federation of the existing States the Senate has equal representation for each State. This was designed to preserve the “rights” of smaller States – if indeed “States” have rights – from being “trampled” on by the larger States.

      I view this as being similar to your Presidential election system based on the Electoral College – the large populous States cannot simply dictate all the terms.

      Without the Electoral College the US would become a dictatorship decided by a small number of populous cities.

      In Australia all laws are reviewed by the Senate – the Government is formed in the house of Reps.

      Governments almost never control the Senate – something which galls the ruling politicians immensely.

      Several years ago a Prime Minister achieved control of the Senate and passed laws that were so unpopular that not only did his party lose the election but he lost his own seat – punishment for acting like a dictator.

      There was a common belief that the Australian Senate was “undemocratic” – Tasmania with ~515,000 residents has equal Senate representation to a State like NSW where Sydney alone has 10 times the number of people.

      There was/is a movement to amend the constitution and remove the State governments – something which seems plausible when Australia has 7 “State” governments and a National government plus loads of Councils for ~24 million people.

      But I remember the PM who won control of the Senate then introduced laws which no-one voted for and which overrode State laws – something that was supposed to be impossible under our constitution.

      This showed how lawyers can twist words to mean almost anything that a “dictator” wants.

      Had Australia not had States the unlimited power this dictator could have wielded could have been breathtaking.

      If you’ve read this far and can’t see where I am going I will state it plainly :-

      No matter what side of politics you support you must recognise that people can act corruptly and checks and balances are absolutely necessary.

      Australia’s example showed me that an unrestrained Federal Government headed by a Prime Minister is a dangerous thing indeed.

      I will never support changing Australia’s Senate arrangements even though they are flawed for the simple reason it represents the ONLY check on the power of a Prime Minister or government.

      Anyone who supports a World Government should consider what chance people who object to the unrestrained power of such an organisation would have to change it – NONE really !

      No matter who you support do not support unrestrained political power EVER !

      That said I think Trump is subject to one of the biggest witch hunts since McCarthy – certainly worse than Clinton’s troubles because no matter what he said it is likely the only way Lewinsky had a dress with his semen on it was for him to actually have some sort of “sexual relations with that woman” !

      The Democrat sore losers and the Media that have joined in the “fun” fest of trashing a person’s reputation should get over the loss and concentrate on winning next time.

      And doing all they can to preserve the democracy and sanctity of their own country.

      Our current governance may be flawed but World governance – Never !

  3. Inspirational. Americans are lucky to have him.

    Imagine if either one of the major parties were on his side.

  4. The Chinese with their one belt, silk road initiative will do more for a lot of countries that the USA has done. They are going to build high speed railways to Europe and to Asia minor .

    They have a high-speed rail network at home, and it’s great as I have travelled on it. Nothing like that in the USA.

    A lot of aid has often not helped those countries, as it was done with a lot of strings attached and often alot of debt too. Since the USA spends on its military the same as the next 31 countries, if its need to rebuild its infrastructure then you have got plenty. You have squandered your wealth and what you could have had at home to be militarily dominant.

    Plus it has not created peace. Why is the USA military in 70% of the worlds countries. If the JFK coup detat had not occured you would have had no Vietnam and he would have smashed the hate generating CIA into a 1000 peices.

  5. article on this at Zerohedge also
    so much is decaying but so little has been done for decades,
    now its going to be huge costs and even finding skilled or willing workers is going to be hard
    so many apprenticeships got scrapped too
    same story for young tradies in aus
    lot of old ready to retire, not many young trained coming up the ranks

  6. I am 2 generations away from the people that stood up to answer our countries call to win WW2. I have watched the last 30 years of American manufacturing and mining base return to the dust from which it rose. Any person that has had a solid basic education in history, can see from behind, 2001 to now and turn and see the direction the path is going. What saved this country and won a 2 front war was the existing infrastructure that could be retooled to war time production. We also had a country that was split on whether Roosevelt was a savior or closet socialist – but America answered the call and served in what ever capacity to support the effort.
    Other than warm bodies, what does our country have to support a prolonged all out war? And most importantly, the will and pride to do what ever it takes to win. Some of these regulations intent to protect water, air and earth and keep working folk going home with all digits and life, have been good. The excesses of regulations intent was to slow, hinder and stop projects or make companies just go to another country. Well it has worked. God help us if our countries leadership doesn’t grow a set and start thinking of American interests first. We are on the precipice and a generation away from having America be another mention in the history books.

  7. Trump seems to deliver his pre-election sensible promises regarding the environment and science. A pity about some of his appointments like the Mad Dog, who deemed it fit to trigger new tensions in the Mid-East by having a Syrian aircraft shot down in Syrian airspace.

  8. He is going to have a tough slog. Regulators are going to fight tooth and nail to protect their cushy, high paying jobs.

    We used to create true wealth by growing, building, creating. Now, much of the economy is driven by finance and administration–like tumors on a once-healthy organism.

    • He is going to have a tough slog. Regulators are going to fight tooth and nail to protect their cushy, high paying jobs.

      Entrenched bureaucracies are a real threat to reforming back to basics political leaders and the situation often requires serious purges to get rid of resistance to change. Otherwise the permanent government will turn on the leader and arrange for his retirement either on his feet or feet first. Examples of attempts to purge leaders would include the assassinations against Julius Caesar, Hitler, Andrew Jackson, JFK, Ronald Reagan and just about any leader that wanted to impose order and or get the nation back on the right track. Donald Trump is still at risk.

    • It isn’t the evil regulators, they do what Congress tells them to do when Congress passes the legislation.

      Any regulation that Congress or any Agency makes can be modified or repealed by Congress at any time, but, Congress hasn’t done much of that as long as I can remember.

  9. Politicians talk a great game but few if any deliver the goods and those that try die or are the target of a world war against them.

    • Politicians are addicted to problems. They are allergic to solutions. Why is this?

      Politicians campaign by making promises to fix problems, problems have HUGE political value. But if a problem is fixed, it doesn’t need fixing anymore, they can’t campaign by making promises to fix it anymore, so once it’s fixed it has ZERO political value.

      So the pols make all kinds of wonderful promises to fix everything and then they run like hell away from actually fixing it so they can make more promises to fix it next year.

  10. Infrastructure projects create huge productivity gains for business which is the only way wages can rise for workers. It also directs investment away from assets that overheat economys.

    • I agree, but Trump hasn’t actually outlined any specific infrastructure program, and nobody in Congress has written the legislation, so far all talk and no walk.

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