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20 REASONS WHY LEAVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT IS A GOOD IDEA

June 4, 2017

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1. The PARIS Agreement costs: $2.5 trillion in lost GDP.

2. It will increase electricity costs between 13% to 20%.

3. 400,000 jobs will be lost -of which 200k are in manufacturing.

4. It will reduce the income of a family of 4 by $20,000.

5. It asks U.S. and China to pay for carbon emotions. However, only we pledged the most while China hasn’t pledged anything.

6. According to corporate leaders the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will have little impact on their investments and strategies. Companies are already adjusting to consumer demands to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. They’re held responsible by consumers -not government.

7. Firms buy natural gas and renewable electricity because it is becoming cheaper (due to advancing technology), not because the omnipotent government tells them. Technology is the best way to reduce emissions -not treaties. And to do so without harming consumers through increasing the cost of electricity.

8. The Paris Agreement only mitigates about 0.2 degrees of the 2 degrees of expected warming -if UN models are accurate (doubtful).

9. After Bush’s Kyoto withdrawal, electricity prices in the US were half of the European Union average -which went up by 55% from 2005 to 2013. US energy prices are 1/3 of the prices in Germany -where emissions have gone up thanks to the abandonment of nuclear power.

10. Germany IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE INEFFICIENCY OF GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED MARKETS. Draughts, surpluses & carbon emissions are up in Germany.

11. 15% of the world (1.2 billion ppl) don’t have access to electricity, yet alone the capability to get it through green energy.

12. Biofuels lead to 200k/yr of additional deaths because crops aren’t producing food due to government mandates for biofuels.

13. Third World countries need their own industrial revolution. The  Paris Agreement negates that right.

14. It will cost $100 trillion to MAYBE reduce global warming by 3/10 of 1 degree by 2100. Less than 1% of its’ targets.

15. A 26-28% reduction of 2005 green house emissions levels by 2025 reduces GDP by 150 billion $/yr and costs 6 million jobs.

16. 20-30% raise in the cost of electricity, and a 150th thousands of a degree cooling by 2100 postpones global warming by 8 months.

17. $100 billion/year of our tax money transfers to 3rd world countries and their corrupt governments.

18. Fossil fuels are the cheapest, most efficient and cost effective form of energy.

19. We must keep manufacturing in developed countries because of proper local regulations. Standards in 3rd World countries will damage the planet.

20. The United States contributed $1 billion to the global Green Climate Fund, but the world’s top polluters contributed nothing. -China Russia India

BETTER THAN #ParisAgreement:
1.Drill locally
2.Simplify tax code
3.Reduce gov spending
4.Reduce Deficit spending
5.Reduce Deficit financing

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Today’s Dream Team Scouting Report: Jeff Sessions, Attorney General #JeffSessions #AttorneyGeneral #TrumpPresidente

December 30, 2016

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  • Jeff Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama on December 24, 1946.
  • The son of a country store owner. Growing up in the country, Sessions was instilled with the core values – honesty, hard work, belief in God and parental respect – that define him today.
  • In 1964, he became an Eagle Scout and has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
  • Sessions worked his way through Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969.
  • He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1973.
  • Sessions served in the United States Army Reserve from 1973 to 1986 ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. He still considers that period to be one of the most rewarding chapters of his life.

Sessions’ interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career:

  • First as a practicing attorney in Russellville, and Mobile, Alabama
  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977)
  • Nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for Alabama’s Southern District, a position he held for 12 years.
  • Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the state’s chief legal officer until 1997, when he entered the United States Senate.

As a United States Senator, Sessions has focused his energies on maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic growth and empowering Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.

  • Dubbed a “budget hawk” by the Alabama press, Sen. Sessions was selected for the 112th and 113th Congresses to serve as the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee to restrain the growth of federal spending and make permanent tax cuts.
  • As a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he is a leading advocate of confirming federal judges who follow the law and do not legislate from the bench.
  • As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sessions is a strong advocate for the military, including the four major defense installations in Alabama.
  • Sessions also serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. His membership on the EPW Committee provides him the opportunity to develop policies that promote reliable and affordable energy sources and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
  • A strong environmentalist, he was responsible for legislation that created the newest addition to the National Wildlife Refuge system, the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge near Anniston.
  • He authored legislation that extended wilderness protection for Dugger Mountain in the Talladega National Forest, and
  • The White House, upon Sessions’ recommendation, formed a high-level working group to assess mercury pollution in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Senator Sessions authored the Honoring Every Requirement of Exemplary Service (HEROES) Act, which was signed into law in May 2005. This legislation increased the payment received by the families of fallen combat soldiers from $12,000 to $100,000 and also increased the maximum servicemen’s life insurance benefit from $250,000 to $400,000.
  • Sessions played a leading role in ensuring that the Medicare Prescription Drug law included a rural health care component that reduced the disparity in Medicare payments that has devastated Alabama hospitals.
  • Sessions authored a key provision in the 2001 tax cut bill to make interest earned on tuition savings and prepaid tuition plans tax free.
  • Senator Sessions joined in leading efforts to make funding more equal in the Ryan White CARE Act. The South has been hardest hit with HIV/AIDS in recent years, but the funding formula kept most of the money going to big cities. The new legislation will bring much-needed funding to Alabama, making health care available for low-income Alabamians living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Sessions was the author of the Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Law of 2000, which authorized badly needed funds for state and local crime labs to reduce the backlog of ballistics, blood, and DNA tests
  • Senator Sessions worked closely with his Gulf state-colleagues to open 8.3 million acres of land in the Gulf of Mexico to new energy exploration, the first such expansion in decades. The newly opened tract of land, which is 125 miles off the coast, contains an estimated 1.3 billion barrels of oil and 6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The law also included a provision to share tens-of-millions of federal revenue dollars each year with Alabama to fund environmental restoration and coastal infrastructure projects.

While serving in the United States Senate, Sessions has received numerous awards including:

  • the American Conservative Union Award for Conservative Excellence
  • The Reserve Officers Association Minuteman of the Year Award
  • The National Taxpayers Union Friend of the Taxpayer Award
  • The Watchdogs of the Treasury Golden Bulldog Award
  • The National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award
  • The Coalition of Republican Environment Advocates Teddy Roosevelt Environmental Award; and
  • The Alabama Farmers Federation Service to Agriculture Award.

In 2014, the people of Alabama overwhelmingly voted to return Sessions to the Senate for a fourth term, electing him with more than 97 percent of all votes cast.

He keeps close tabs on the concerns of his Alabama constituents, holding town meetings and traveling to all 67 counties in the state each year.

While serving as the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee in the 110th Congress, Sessions was the senior Republican who questioned Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed retiring Justice David Souter. Sessions focused on Sotomayor’s views on empathy as a quality for a judge, arguing that “empathy for one party is always prejudice against another.”Sessions also questioned the nominee about her views on the use of foreign law in deciding cases,as well as her role in the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF).

On July 28, 2009, Sessions joined five Republican colleagues in voting against Sotomayor’s nomination in the Judiciary Committee. The committee approved Sotomayor by a vote of 13–6. Sessions also voted against Sotomayor when her nomination came before the full Senate. He was one of 31 senators (all Republicans) to do so, while 68 voted to confirm the nominee.

Sessions also served as the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee during the nomination process for Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens. Sessions based his opposition on the nominee’s lack of experience, her background as a political operative (Kagan had said that she worked in the Clinton White House not as a lawyer but as a policy adviser), and her record on guns, abortion, and gay rights. Sessions pointed out that Kagan “has a very thin record legally, never tried a case, never argued before a jury, only had her first appearance in the appellate courts a year ago.”

Sessions focused the majority of his criticism on Kagan’s treatment of the military while she was dean of Harvard Law School. During her tenure, Kagan reinstated the practice of requiring military recruiters to coordinate their activities through a campus veterans organization, rather than the school’s Office of Career Services. Kagan argued that she was trying to comply with a law known as the Solomon Amendment, which barred federal funds from any college or university that did not grant military recruiters equal access to campus facilities. Sessions asserted that Kagan’s action was a violation of the Solomon Amendment and that it amounted to “demeaning and punishing the military.” He also argued that her action showed a willingness to place her politics above the law, and questioned “whether she had the intellectual honesty, the clarity of mind, that you would expect on the Supreme Court.”

On July 20, 2010, Sessions and five Republican colleagues voted against Kagan’s nomination. Despite this, the Judiciary Committee approved the nomination by a 13–6 vote. Sessions also voted against Kagan in the full Senate vote, joining 36 other senators (including one Democrat) in opposition. 63 senators voted to confirm Kagan. Following the vote, Sessions remarked on future nominations and elections, saying that Americans would “not forgive the Senate if we further expose our Constitution to revision and rewrite by judicial fiat to advance what President Obama says is a broader vision of what America should be.”

Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, Sessions refused to consider any nominee for the position. Sessions maintained his opposition after President Obama nominated D.C. Circuit judge Merrick Garland, joining other Republican Senators in delaying a Supreme Court hearing until the inauguration of a new president.

Sessions has served as a lay leader and as a Sunday school teacher at his family’s church, Ashland Place United Methodist Church, in Mobile. He served as the Chairman of his church’s Administrative Board and has been selected as a delegate to the annual Alabama Methodist Conference.

2016 presidential election

Sessions was an early supporter of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, and was a major policy adviser to the Trump campaign, especially in regard to immigration and national security. Sessions donned a “Make America Great Again” cap at a Trump rally in August 2015, and Stephen Miller, Sessions’s longtime-communications director, joined the Trump campaign. On February 28, 2016, Sessions officially endorsed Donald Trump for president. The Trump campaign considered Sessions for the position of running mate, and Sessions was widely seen as a potential Cabinet secretary in a Trump administration.

After electoral victory and his nominee-designation by President-elect Trump as Attorney General, Sessions also played a large role in appointments and policy preparation relative to space, NASA and related facilities in Alabama.

President-elect Trump announced on November 18, 2016, that he plans to nominate Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States.[50]

Sessions and his wife, Mary Blackshear Sessions, originally of Gadsden, Alabama, have three children, Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Sessions Walk, and Sam. They have seven granddaughters, Jane Ritchie, Alexa, Gracie, Sophia, Hannah, Joanna, and Phoebe and three grandsons, Jim Beau, Lewis, and Nicholas.

Today’s scouting report on America’s Dream Team Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator

December 21, 2016

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Edward Scott Pruitt is the 17th Attorney General of Oklahoma
Assumed office January 10, 2011
Born: May 9, 1968
Danville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Spouse: Marlyn Pruitt
Alma mater Georgetown College (BA)
University of Tulsa (JD)

Pruitt was a State Senator, representing Tulsa and Wagoner counties from 1998-2006.  He was elected to serve as Oklahoma’s Attorney General in 2010.

Pruitt moved to Lexington as a boy. He was a standout football and baseball player at Lafayette, earning a baseball scholarship to the University of Kentucky. After a year, he attended Georgetown College in Kentucky and graduated in 1990 with bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications. He then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he attended the University of Tulsa to earn a Juris Doctor in 1993.

He entered into private practice in Tulsa where he specialized in constitutional law, contracts, insurance law, labor law, and litigation & appeals. After two years in the Senate, Pruitt was selected to serve as the Republican whip from 2001 to 2003. He was then selected to serve as the Republican Assistant Floor Leader, a position he held until he left the Senate in 2006.

In 2004, Pruitt became the General Managing Partner of the Oklahoma RedHawks, Oklahoma City’s triple-A baseball club. Under his first season of leadership, the RedHawks saw a 25% increase in attendance. After two years, the team broke the all-time attendance record for minor league baseball in Oklahoma and saw a 45% increase in revenue.[citation needed

Career as Attorney General

After his election, Pruitt established a “Federalism Unit” in the Attorney General’s office dedicated to fighting President Barack Obama’s regulatory agenda, suing the administration over its immigration policy, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Pruitt’s office has sued the EPA to block its Clean Power Plan and Waters of the United States rule. Pruitt has also sued the EPA on behalf of Oklahoma utilities unwilling to take on the burdens of additional regulation of their coal-fired plants, and criticized the agency in a congressional hearing. All of Pruitt’s anti-EPA suits to date have failed.

In 2012, Attorney General Pruitt kept Oklahoma out of the mortgage settlement reached by 49 other states with five national lenders, with Pruitt citing differing philosophies of government.

In 2013, Pruitt brought a lawsuit targeting the Affordable Care Act.

In 2013, Pruitt supported the Oklahoma legislature’s bid to join four other states trying to restrict medical abortions by limiting or banning off-label uses of drugs, via House Bill 1970. After the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the abortion law was unconstitutional, Pruitt requested that the United States Supreme Court review the case. Pruitt was unhappy with the United States Supreme Court’s rejection of the Oklahoma case.

Pruitt was pleased with the decision of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in June 2014. Pruitt filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of their position, that the owners of privately held companies need not provide their employees with birth control, if that goes against their beliefs.

In June 2013, Pruitt maintained that the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a provision of DOMA, a federal law that denied federal benefits to homosexual married couples did not affect Oklahoma’s laws on the subject.

On March 6, 2014, Pruitt joined a lawsuit targeting California’s prohibition on the sale of eggs laid by caged hens kept in conditions more restrictive than those approved by California voters. Less than a week later, Pruitt announced that he would investigate the Humane Society of the United States, one of the principal proponents of the California law.

On September 9, 2014, in Pruitt v. Burwell, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma ruled against the IRS.

In November 2014, after the Oklahoma Supreme Court blocked the enforcement of two abortion-related laws until after their constitutionality was litigated (which could take up to a year or more), Pruitt’s office communicated the Attorney General’s intention to support their implementation and enforcement.

After the botched execution of Clayton Lockett and the subsequent U.S. Supreme Court approval of Oklahoma’s method in Glossip v. Gross, Pruitt asked to delay all scheduled executions in Oklahoma due to a mix-up involving a drug the state intended to use in the lethal injections, on October 2, 2015.

In May 2016, Attorneys General Pruitt and Luther Strange authored an op-ed in the National Review criticizing other state attorneys general for “acting like George III” regarding the ExxonMobil climate change controversy, writing “global warming has inspired one of the major policy debates of our time. That debate is far from settled. Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind.”

Nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 

On December 7, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt calls himself “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.” Several sources, including The New York Times and The Independent, have described him as a climate change denier. He said of global warming that “that debate is far from settled.” With other state attorneys general, he has sued to fight the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and regulations on methane emissions. In response to the nomination, Pruitt said, “I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses.”

 

 

 

 

Today’s scouting report on America’s Dream Team Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the US Treasury

December 20, 2016

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Steven Terner Mnuchin
December 21, 1962
New York City, New York
Spouse(s) Heather deForest Crosby (1999–2014)
Domestic partner Louise Linton (engaged)
Children 3

Steven Terner Mnuchin is a former Goldman Sachs partner and senior manager and hedge fund investor. On November 30, 2016, it was announced that Mnuchin would be nominated as Secretary of the Treasury in the coming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

After he graduated from Yale University, Mnuchin worked for investment bank Goldman Sachs for 17 years, reaching its management committee. After he left the bank in 2002, he worked for and founded a number of hedge funds. During the financial crisis, Mnuchin bought failed house lender IndyMac. He rebuilt the bank as chairman and CEO in the subsequent years under the name OneWest Bank, and sold it in 2015 to CIT Group. Mnuchin joined Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, and was named national finance chairman for his campaign.

Goldman Sachs
Mnuchin’s first job was as a trainee at investment bank Salomon Brothers in the early 1980s, while still studying at Yale. After he graduated in 1985, he started working for Goldman Sachs, where his father had worked since 1957. He started at the mortgage department, and became a partner at Goldman in 1994. Until he left the company in 2002, Mnuchin held the following positions as a partner.

November 1994 – December 1998: Head of the Mortgage Securities Department
December 1998 – November 1999: Overseeing mortgages, U.S. governments, money markets, and municipals at the “Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division”
December 1999 – February 2001: Member of the Executive Committee and co-head of the Technology Operating Committee
February 2001 – December 2001: Executive Vice President and co-Chief Information Officer
December 2001 – 2002: Executive Vice President, member of the Management Committee, and Chief Information Officer

According to the 2001 Goldman Sachs Form 10-K, Mnuchin served as a member of the development board of Yale University, as board member of the Riverdale Country School, as member of the national board and senior member of the non-profit youth organization Junior Achievement, to which he had donated money, and as a board member of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. He left Goldman Sachs in 2002 after 17 years of employment, with an estimated $46 million of its stock and $12.6 million that he received in the months prior to his departure.

Hedge funds
After he left Goldman Sachs in 2002, Mnuchin briefly worked as vice-chairman of hedge fund ESL Investments, that is owned by his Yale roommate Edward Lampert. The following year, he established the company SFM Capital Management together with financier George Soros. Mnuchin founded a hedge fund called Dune Capital Managment, named for a spot near his house in the Hamptons, in 2004 with two ex-Goldman partners. After its founding, Mnuchin served as the CEO of the company. The firm invested in at least two Donald Trump projects and, in one of them, was sued by Trump before a settlement was reached.

When Merrill Lynch was selling a portfolio of residential mortgage-backed CDOs during the financial crisis, Mnuchin investigated buying the portfolio, but was outbid by private equity Lone Star Funds. It was sold for $6.7 billion.

OneWest
A group led by Mnuchin bought California-based house lender IndyMac for $1.55 billion in 2009 from the FDIC. The house lender had been taken over by the FDIC in 2008 after it got into financial problems during the financial crisis. Mnuchin’s group, that he compiled in December 2008, included George Soros, hedge fund manager John Paulson, former Goldman Sachs executive Chris Flowers, and Michael Dell, the founder and CEO of Dell. The FDIC agreed to hold on to some of the more problematic assets of the bank, and signed a loss-sharing agreement, that would go into effect if losses would surpass 30%. The main possessions of IndyMac were $23.5 billion in commercial loans, mortgages, and mortgage-backed securities. After purchasing the bank, that was renamed OneWest Bank, Mnuchin served as CEO and chairman.

As the CEO of OneWest, Mnuchin bought several other failed banks, namely First Federal Bank of California in 2009 and La Jolla Bank in 2010. Furthermore, OneWest bought a portfolio belonging to Citi Holdings for $1.4 billion. In 2015, Mnuchin sold OneWest to CIT Group for $3.4 billion, twice as much as Mnuchin paid for the bank in 2009. Since he had bought the bank, he had turned it into the largest bank of Southern California with assets worth $27 billion. After the acquisition, Mnuchin remained at the bank, and became member of CIT Group’s board.

Motion pictures

In 2004, he founded RatPac-Dune Entertainment as a side business, which was the financier of a number of notable films, including the X-Men film franchise and Avatar.

In Hollywood, Mnuchin, along with film producer Brett Ratner and financier James Packer, working with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, produced American Sniper and Mad Max: Fury Road. Mnuchin was co-chairman of the trio’s movie company, Relativity Media, but left before it went bankrupt. A source close to the company said that he had resigned because of the potential for a conflict of interest between his duties at Relativity and OneWest.

Mnuchin worked with RNC counterpart Lew Eisenberg on a late-developing joint operation for the committee and the Trump campaign. The late-summer fundraising goal was $500 million dollars. The New York Times described his role during the campaign as “relatively behind the scenes,” and the newspaper noticed he never “seemed to seek the spotlight.” During an interview, Mnuchin said that because of his connection to the Trump campaign “a lot of people in California and New York wanted to stop being friends.” After Donald Trump won the election, he announced Mnuchin would join the transition team on November 11.

Views
In an interview in November 30 on CNBC Mnuchin called it the Trump administration’s job to “make sure that the average American has wage increases and good jobs.” Furthermore, he said his priority was getting a sustained growth of GDP of three or four percent. He said in order to get there “our number one priority is tax reform.” Mnuchin said he would reduce corporate taxes to 15%, cut taxes for the middle class, and simplify the tax system. When asked about trade, he said he believed in trade deals with individual countries, as opposed to regional trade deals. About Trump’s deal with Carrier Air Conditioning to prevent jobs from going to Mexico, Mnuchin said “this president […] is gonna have open communication with business leaders.” Furthermore, he said he wants to “strip back parts of Dodd–Frank,” because he argued it was too complicated, and it prevented banks from lending. He called the stripping back of Dodd–Frank “the number one priority on the regulatory side.”

DONALD TRUMP: La Clase Trabajadora, El Capitalismo, y La Inmigración

December 19, 2016

img_2510La democracia moderna nació en Atenas como consecuencia del reclamo del pueblo por una porción de la economía que en aquel momento era dominada por la aristocracia. Pericles fue inteligente y entendió que no se puede manejar a una sociedad mientras se subvierte sistemáticamente a la mayoría de sus ciudadanos.

En 1215, la decisión del Rey John de Gran Bretaña, de firmar la Magna Carta no fue por la defensa de la “Libertad del Individuo”, sino por las demandas de la clase media por una Libertad Económica que permita a todos tener oportunidades de desarrollo.

Democracias siempre han surgido, o desaparecido dependiendo del nivel de satisfacción de la clase media y de su pueblo.

Un buen sistema económico debe ser como la marea del mar que eleva a todos los barcos que se encuentran en ella. El sistema del mercado libre -o capitalismo- es tal sistema. Sin embargo, la mayoría de nuestros presidentes han permitido la degeneración del mercado libre hacia el corporativismo donde las compañías más ricas influyen al gobierno de turno, y donde el Estado es cada vez más omnipotente.

El Capitalismo depende de la habilidad del gobierno de garantizar la justicia universal de sus ciudadanos. La única igualdad conducente a la libertad es la igualdad ante la ley, la única que debe asegurarse sin destruir la libertad.

La inmigración ilegal a los EEUU se convirtió en un tema importante durante la campaña electoral del 2016 porque a pesar de que sea considerada como el motor del crecimiento económico que ha tenido los EEUU, esta no ha sido manejada de una manera responsable, o humanitaria por nuestros líderes políticos. Milton Friedman describió que un país no puede tener fronteras abiertas mientras a la vez otorgue servicios sociales demasiado generosos. El país sería sobrecargado por aquellos en busca de tales beneficios, por encima de aquellos que entran con buenas intenciones. El capitalismo no puede sobrevivir bajo tales condiciones.

En la Unión Europea por ejemplo, se requiere que se de prioridad de entrada al inmigrante sin especialización laboral, por encima del inmigrante con mano de obra avanzada. El resultado ha sido mayor desempleo para el ciudadano europeo, sin los beneficios de la marea alta creada por nuevas industrias. Lo mismo pasa en los EEUU donde un inmigrante emprendedor en Silicon Valley no puede obtener visa de trabajo, mientras que cientos de miles de indocumentados reciben amnistía después de haber atravesado la frontera ilegalmente. El que sufre es el trabajador Americano por consecuencia de una economía que no puede fomentar el crecimiento de industrias avanzadas que alcen la marea para todos.

Donald Trump ha sabido identificar tales problemas y entiende al pueblo que reclama por mayor orden y sentido común. Nuestro nuevo Presidente representa los mejores intereses del pueblo americano y está dispuesto a terminar con este sistema que por tantas generaciones hemos querido cambiar.

Today’s scouting report on America’s Dream Team Andrew Puzder, Secretary of Labor

December 16, 2016

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Andrew Franklin Puzder July 11, 1950 (age 66)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lisa Henning (1973–1987)
Deanna Descher (1987–present)
Children 6
Residence Franklin, Tennessee
Alma mater Cleveland State University (BA)
Washington University (JD)

  • From 1978 to 1983, was an associate at the law offices of St. Louis attorney Morris Shenker, practicing corporate law.
  • In 1984 he moved to the Stolar Partnership and worked with trial attorney Charles A. Seigel.
  • He also served as a trial lawyer in St. Louis until 1991.
  • Puzder authored Missouri House Bill 1596, an abortion law prohibiting the use of state money for abortions and declaring that life begins at conception. Following a challenge, the Supreme Court in 1989 upheld the law in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. The watershed decision opened the door for new state-level restrictions on abortion.
  • Puzder met Carl Karcher, the founder of the Carl’s Jr. who was embroiled in serious financial difficulties and asked Puzder to move to California as his personal attorney. In 1991, Puzder relocated to Orange County, California. Puzder has been credited with resolving Karcher’s financial dilemma, allowing Karcher to avoid bankruptcy and retain a significant ownership interest in the company he founded, CKE Restaurants, Inc. (CKE).
  • Puzder was a partner in the Costa Mesa-based law firm Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard from 1991 to 1994 and a shareholder in Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth from March 1994 to 1995.
  • Puzder principally resolved Karcher’s financial problems by putting together a transaction with William P. Foley, the Chairman and CEO of Fidelity National Financial. In 1994, Foley became Chairman and CEO of CKE and Karcher became Chairman Emeritus. In January 1995, Puzder went on to become Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Fidelity, managing one of the largest corporate legal departments in the country until June 2000. Puzder also worked with Foley to create the Santa Barbara Restaurant Group, a conglomerate of restaurant chains. Puzder served as the company’s CEO.
  • In 1997, Puzder was also named Executive Vice President and General Counsel for CKE.
  • Also in 1997, CKE purchased Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc. Hardee’s was a distressed brand and CKE was burdened by over $700 million in debt following the acquisition. The company underperformed and its market capitalization dropped to about $200,000.
  • Faced with serious financial and operational issues, CKE’s Board of Directors named Puzder as president and CEO of Hardee’s Food Systems in June 2000 and named him president and CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc. in September of that year. Puzder is credited with turning around both the Hardee’s brand and CKE, allowing the company to survive, become financially secure and return to growth.
  • In July 2010, the private equity firm Apollo Global Management took CKE private in a transaction valued at $1 billion.
  • In December 2013, Roark Capital Group purchased CKE and retained CKE’s management team including Puzder, who remains as CEO.
  • CKE currently owns or franchises over 3,700 restaurants in the United States and 40 foreign countries, generates $1.4 billion in annual revenue and, with its franchisees, employs over 75,000 people in the U.S.
  • In December 2016, Puzder was selected by President-elect Donald Trump as his nominee for Secretary of Labor of the United States.

    Affiliations

  • In 2011, Puzder was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Board of Washington University School of Law.
  • In 2013, he was elected as a director of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors.
  • Puzder is a National Council Co-Chair of the American Enterprise Institute.
  • Puzder is a member of the Job Creators Network, an organization opposing government regulation of corporations.

    Authorship and commentary 

  • Puzder has been critical of raising the federal minimum wage, arguing that it would increase costs for consumers, and increase automation, leading to fewer jobs.
  • He also opposed a Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime pay.
  • Puzder also supports repealing the Affordable Care Act and has been critical of paid sick leave policies.
  • Speaking to Business Insider in 2016, Puzder said that increased automation could be a welcome development because machines were “always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”
  • He backed comprehensive immigration reform in 2013.
  • Puzder is a frequent author on economic and legal issues in periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Real Clear Politics, CNBC online, National Review, The Hill, Politico, and the Orange County Register.
  • He has been a guest on business news programs including Your World with Neil Cavuto, Varney & Co., Mornings with Maria, The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly, Mad Money with Jim Cramer, Fast Money, Power Lunch, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and Squawk on the Street.
  • He has co-hosted both Varney & Co. and Squawk on the Street.
  • He is also a frequent speaker at colleges, universities, and other venues on economic issues and the impact of government regulations on corporations.
  • In 2010, he co-wrote the book Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It.

The election of Donald Trump, who promises a new wage growth strategy based on economic growth, signals that Americans get that a new approach is needed. Now Mr. Trump has doubled-down on his job creation mandate by nominating Mr. Puzder who understands from personal experience as a top CEO why wage regulations fail. Simply put, they create perverse incentives and market distortions that reduce job growth and economic activity, which are the real harbingers of wage growth.

Speaking this truth to the pop-culture powers that cling to wage mandates as the answer to wage growth is not popular. Mr. Puzder has been attacked recently for his opposition to, among other regulatory policies, dramatic minimum wage increases, doubling of the overtime exemption threshold, and requiring employers to offer health care. These attacks mischaracterize and demagogue his positions.

Consider the minimum wage. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that a minimum wage increase to $10.10 would kill 500,000 jobs. Last December, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco released a paper finding that the “most credible” research showed minimum wage increases resulting in “job losses” for “the least skilled workers”. Mr. Puzder’s opposition to significant minimum wage increases stems from wanting to avoid job losses for low-skilled employees.

Same with the overtime mandate that was recently struck down by a Texas judge. This rule would have doubled the salary threshold under which employees are eligible for overtime pay to $47,500. For many beginning managers, this rule would have reduced or eliminated the flexibility and bonus potential that come with a salaried position. That’s because most employers, including Mr. Puzder, incentivize their managers to run the business they manage like they own it, with a compensation structure that rewards performance over time.

Finally, economic and anecdotal evidence show that the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate has had the unintended consequence of encouraging employers to convert full time jobs to part time jobs. It has done this by requiring employers to offer health insurance — often several thousand dollars a year — to their employees who work over 30 hours per week or pay up to a $3,000 per employee penalty. Employers have no such obligation for employees working under 30 hours, making part-time employment more attractive. This is hardly an “anti-worker” position.

Though the specific wage and benefit regulations vary, the principles underlying why they don’t work remain the same: Make something more expensive and you will get less of it. Fewer job opportunities and a less robust economy reduce the demand for labor, resulting in wage stagnation.

 

 

DREAM TEAM SCOUTING REPORT Ben Carson, Secretary of US Department of Housing & Urban Development

December 15, 2016

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Born: September 18, 1951 (age 65), Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Spouse: Candy Carson (m. 1975-present)
Parents: Sonya Carson
Children: Rhoeyce Carson, Murray Carson, B.J. ‘Ben Jr.’ Carson
Party affiliation: Republican, Democratic (before 1981), Independent (1999–2014), Republican (1981–1999;2014–present)

He was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013.

  • As a pioneer in neurosurgery, Carson’s achievements include performing the first and only successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head
  • Pioneered the first successful neurosurgical procedure on a fetus inside the womb
  • Performed the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins
  • Developed new methods to treat brain-stem tumors and reviving hemispherectomy techniques for controlling seizures.
  • Carson became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at age 33.
  • He has received more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees, dozens of national merit citations, and written over 100 neurosurgical publications.
  • In 2008, he was bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

Carson’s widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast catapulted him to conservative fame for his views on social and political issues.

  • On May 4, 2015, Carson announced he was running for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election at a rally in his hometown of Detroit.
  • In March 2016, following the Super Tuesday primaries, he suspended his campaign and announced he would be the new national chairman of My Faith Votes, a group that encourages Christians to exercise their civic duty to vote.
  • Carson then endorsed the candidacy of Donald Trump.

After Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 election, Ben Carson joined Trump’s transition team as Vice Chairman. Carson was also offered a cabinet position in the administration. He declined, in part because of his lack of experience, with an aide stating, “The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”Although it was reported that the position was for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Carson’s business manager has disputed this, stating, “Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position, but everything was open to him.”He was eventually offered the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, which he did not decline.

On December 5, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Carson to the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Dr. Carson on Federal Spending: 
We must ask ourselves: has federal spending created more value than what individuals and families could have achieved if they had the same funds at their disposal? The answer is a resounding, “No.” While the American people are perfectly capable of making decisions for themselves, for decades the federal government has robbed them of their choices – and their dignity – by dictating their behavior and engaging in reckless spending on their behalf.

Just as troubling, government expenditures will continue to exceed government revenues in the coming decades. When the federal budget deficit increases, it has to be financed with more government debt. Interest payments on that debt in turn impose an even higher burden on the budget, and the vicious cycle continues.

Not surprisingly, our national debt has ballooned at a rapid pace and now exceeds $19 trillion. This is a burden that all Americans must bear. In fact, a child born today is immediately saddled with $58,000 of our national debt.

The fiscal irresponsibility of our federal government must stop. We cannot go on mortgaging our future to wasteful spending and pretend that nothing is wrong. The federal government has been living beyond its means, and it is time to tighten the belt – and make wholesale reforms.

I will drastically cut federal spending and return to the American people the power and resources to make decisions about their lives. Even more important, I will institute fiscal discipline in order to restore a bright future for our children and grandchildren.

Plan to cut inefficient government spending will do the following:

  • Streamline our government;
    Scale back or eliminate wasteful and inefficient programs;
  • Reform means-tested welfare programs;
  • Reform entitlement programs;
  • Divest federal assets; and
  • Achieve a balanced budget and pursue a constitutional amendment for long-term fiscal stability.

Treatment Plan: Five Principles to Restore Government’s Ability to Serve

  1. Public Reporting – Treat taxpayers as citizen-owners of their government by readily and visibly communicating our progress in making government more efficient and cost-effective.
  2. Taxpayer Feedback – Solicit and utilize feedback from citizens on government services and agency policies.
  3. Reforms – Encourage bold experimentation to create efficiencies that eliminate waste and duplication and improve service delivery and remove the existing departmental silos to encourage sharing of what we learn across agency lines.
  4. Analysis – Define each program’s performance objectives, identify and evaluate the resources available to meet them and establish objective metrics to measure the cost and value of operations.
  5. Accountability – Establish a government-wide culture that holds managers and employees accountable for their success or failure in meeting performance objectives — with real consequences in either case.

 

 

 

DREAM TEAM SCOUTING REPORT Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State

December 14, 2016

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CEO, ExxonMobil
Age 64
Residence Irving, TX
Marital Status Married -Children 4
Education Associate in Arts / Science, University of Texas at Austin

Forbes Lists
#24 Powerful People (2016)
#25 in 2015

Tillerson was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as his nominee for Secretary of State. Tillerson started his career at ExxonMobil in 1975 and became CEO in 2006. The Texas oilman has close ties to the most powerful person on FORBES’ list, Vladimir Putin, whom Tillerson knew in the 1990s, when he led Exxon’s interests in Russia. Under Tillerson’s leadership, Exxon has recovered from a steep drop in its stock price last year.

ABOUT TILLERSON:

  1. Negotiator: He is an accomplished negotiator. Tillerson has experience running negotiations for everything from land-use rights to labor issues to transportation deals. Under his leadership, Exxon has negotiated with foreign and U.S. governments and major international conglomerates.
  2. Management: As the chief executive of a $370 billion global company with operations in approximately 50 countries, Tillerson has experience managing a large operation. The scope and range of operations at Exxon is tremendous, including: oil exploration, construction, logistics, high technology research and development, marketing, sales, human resources, compliance and, of course, pumping oil. The Secretary of State runs an institution with a budget of $65.9 billion that operates in nearly every country in the world and includes a wide array of operations, including: visa services, services for Americans abroad, national security participation, trade promotion, diplomatic security and, of course, high level diplomacy. Compared to a politician, academic or diplomat, Tillerson clearly has the managerial experience.
  3. World Leadership: Tillerson has diplomatic experience – representing Exxon instead of the United States . He knows world leaders and understands their motivations. Tillerson has had to address the concerns of foreign leaders, incentivize them to work with him. This mirrors U.S. needs: a top diplomat who realistically addresses the motivations of foreign leaders and convinces them to work with—not against—the U.S.
  4. Private Sector Work Ethic: Tillerson joined Exxon in 1975, and was promoted for his accomplishment. Tillerson would not be satisfied to travel the world and pose for photo-opts. Exxon has been amongst the most profitable global companies because of its accomplishments. Tillerson could bring that drive for success to represent the U.S. around the world.
  5. Conflicts of Interest: One of the loudest complaints about a Tillerson post in the State Department is that his ties to Exxon cannot be easily severed because he has equity and vesting options in the company. There are two problems with this argument: First, the U.S. regularly has private sector executives take major roles in other federal departments. For example, the Treasury Secretary has frequently come from Wall Street. Second, if private sector entanglement becomes a litmus test, the U.S. will not be able to benefit from private sector experience and talent.
  6. Ties to Foreign Leaders: Some have argued that Tillerson, as a representative of Exxon, has built a relationship with Russia, receiving an award from Putin and opposing sanctions against that country. Many pundits view this association negatively, yet, at the same time, consider Iowa governor Terry Brandstad’s friendly ties to Chinese president Xi Jinping a positive component of his appointment as Ambassador to China. CNN said Brandstad was “uniquely well-suited because of his close relationship with Xi.” The main difference here is that Brandstad built his relationship with China as a representative of Iowa while Tillerson built his relationship with Russia (and other countries) as a representative of Exxon. As Secretary of State, Tiller would instead represent the interests of the United States.
  7. Energy and the Environment: Environmentalists would likely complain about an energy company executive taking a top role in government, but Tillerson can point to Exxon’s decades of leading work in alternative energy. In fact, Tillerson’s experience in the energy industry is a distinct advantage. For example, he knows how energy can be used to pressure China to adopt fair trade practices.
  8. Loyalty: This should be the primary focus of the Senate confirmation process because Tillerson’s experience and skill is already well demonstrated. After over 40 years at Exxon, can Tillerson adjust to a new employer with new responsibilities and a new allegiance? President-elect Trump, his advisors and the Senate will make a determination on this. There is nothing in Tillerson’s history to suggest that he would be disloyal and in fact, he has run a company that has been a backbone of American economic growth for over 100 years.

Experience running the most successful publicly traded energy company is a useful background for leading the world’s most important diplomatic institution. Tillerson would likely follow a realist foreign policy – approaching the world as it is and making realistic movement towards what the United States hopes it can be. Peace, prosperity and American interests would become his new measures of profit and success.

DREAM TEAM SCOUTING REPORT Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy

December 13, 2016

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Birth date: March 4, 1950

Birth place: Paint Creek, Texas

Marriage: Anita (Thigpen) Perry (November 6, 1982-present)

Children: Sydney; Griffin

Education: Texas A&M University, B.S., 1972

Is an Eagle Scout.

Met his wife, Anita, in elementary school.

Is the longest serving governor in Texas history.

Timeline:
1972-1977 – Serves in the US Air Force flying transport planes.

1977 – Returns to Prairie Creek, Texas, to live and work on his father’s farm.

1978 – Forms JR Perry Farms with his father.

1985-1991 – Member of the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from the 64th District.

1989 – Switches to the Republican Party.

1991-1999 – Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

1999-2000 – Lieutenant Governor of Texas.

December 21, 2000 – Perry is sworn in as governor after George W. Bush resigns to become president of the United States.

November 5, 2002 – Perry is elected to a four-year term.

November 7, 2006 – Is re-elected governor.

2008 – Perry’s book “On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For” is published.

November 2, 2010 – Perry is elected for a third term in office.

August 13, 2011 – Declares his candidacy for president during a speech in South Carolina.

January 19, 2012 – Suspends his presidential campaign and endorses Newt Gingrich.

July 8, 2013 – Announces that he will not run for re-election as Texas governor in 2014.

August 15, 2014 – A grand jury indicts Rick Perry on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. He allegedly threatened to veto funding for a statewide public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned following her arrest on a drunk driving charge. She stayed in office, and he later vetoed the funding.

August 19, 2014 – Perry voluntarily appears at the Travis County Court house to be booked and fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. He pleads not guilty to charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of official capacity. The next day he makes the first of six campaign style stops across New Hampshire.

November 18, 2014 – A state district judge in Texas denies a defense motion to have two felony charges dismissed against Perry.

January 15, 2015 – Steps down as governor.

June 4, 2015 – Announces he is running for president at a rally in Addison, Texas.

July 24, 2015 – A Texas appeals court dismisses one of two criminal charges against Perry. The court agrees with the argument from Perry’s legal team that a Texas law concerning “coercion of a public servant” violates Perry’s First Amendment freedom of speech rights. It is, however, allowing a charge related to abuse of power, to move forward.

September 11, 2015 – Suspends his campaign for the presidency.

January 25, 2016 – Perry announces his presidential endorsement for Ted Cruz.

February 24, 2016 – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals drops charges against Perry alleging he abused his power while in office.

  • Since 2000, Texas has created almost one-third of all new private sector jobs in the United States. Without the 1.5 million jobs Texas created since the end of 2007, the United States would be net negative more than 400,000 jobs.
  • Texas added over 2.2 million new jobs while Perry was governor.
  • Under Perry’s leadership, Texas created nearly 30% of all new private-sector jobs in America.
  • Texas created almost four times more jobs under Gov. Perry than the nation at large.
  • The number of women in the workplace has grown by over 1 million since Gov. Perry took office.
  • The number of jobs in the upper-middle wage quartile increased by more than 25% in Texas under Gov. Perry’s leadership, while job growth in that category has been stagnant in the rest of the country.
  • Texas is the nation’s top exporting state for the 13th year in a row, and surpassed California in 2012 to become the nation’s top high-tech exporting state.
  • Texas’ real GDP increased by more than 55% under Gov. Perry’s leadership.
  • Texas’ real per capita GDP increased by $9,250 under Gov. Perry.
  • The Lone Star State fuels the nation thanks to policies put into place during Gov. Perry’s tenure that incentivized innovation, and are helping put our country on the path to energy security. Under Gov. Perry’s leadership, Texas has proven that economic and population growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive thanks to smart regulations and state-specific solutions.
  • Statewide from 2000-2012, ozone levels have decreased 24 percent; a 12 percent greater reduction than the national average.
  • From 2000-2012, nitrogen oxide levels have decreased by 62.5 percent. And carbon levels have decreased by 9 percent. All while Texas added 2.2 million jobs and more than 6 million people to its population rolls.
  • Texas is the top state in the nation for the production of crude oil, natural gas and electricity.
  • By focusing on an all-of-the-above energy strategy, Texas under Gov. Perry’s leadership became the top wind energy producing state in the nation. In fact, Texas produces more wind energy than all but five countries.

 

 

 

Carta Abierta a la Prensa Hispana

November 17, 2016

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Se requiere de un cierto grado de sofisticación intelectual para poder deducir de entre la prensa amarillista americana (que incluso incluye el New York Times, por confesión propia) acerca de cuál es la verdad acerca del nuevo Presidente electo de los EEUU, Donald Trump.

Al menos que uno haya escuchado y entendido los debates, las ruedas de prensa, o las entrevistas de dicho candidato, el periodista común de habla hispana está limitado a lo que pueda encontrar en el internet, las redes sociales, o la prensa local americana que hoy en día ni siquiera ranquea entre las 40 mejores a nivel mundial, según el último informe internacional sobre la libertad de prensa. https://rsf.org/en/ranking#

Como lectores en nuestros países estamos expuestos a noticias sumamente parciales, irregulares, y sacadas de contexto. Y por tanto, tenemos como resultado la imagen tan torcida de quién es considerado por más de 60 millones de americanos como el líder ideal para retornar a los Estados Unidos a la vanguardia de la Libertad y la Democracia.

A continuación aclaráremos varias de la criticas que la prensa incansablemente utilizó para difamar al nuevo presidente electo.

SOBRE LA INMIGRACION: Los EEUU es un país que en 8 años aumentó el déficit fiscal de 10 trillones de dólares, a 20 trillones ($20.000.000.000.000). Gran parte del gasto público viene del costo de la educación y la medicina que sobrelleva la carga de 15-20 millones de indocumentados, y que ha resultado en el cierre de varios hospitales, y a la caída en la calidad de la educación pública donde los EEUU apenas ranquea entre los 50 primeros países a nivel mundial. Adicionalmente, el crimen, la violencia, el narcotráfico, y el tráfico humano son temas que han llegado a ser de gran preocupación para el ciudadano americano. El Presidente de los EEUU está en todo su derecho y obligación de contrarrestar el gran problema que ha ocasionado tener fronteras y leyes débiles.

SOBRE EL COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL: Es verdad que Trump produce muchas de sus prendas en la China, sin embargo esto es tan solo el reflejo de lo que empresas americanas están obligadas a hacer para poder competir en el mercado americano e internacional. No es cuestión de nacionalismo, sino de saber ser hombre de negocios. Y por tal razón el nuevo Presidente electo de los EEUU atacó a los convenios internacionales que mayormente favorecían a otros países, o a los empresarios de las multinacionales que adineraban a los gobiernos de turno. El Presidente Trump renegociará tales tratados para que sean justos, y equitativos para el ciudadano americano.

SOBRE SU CAPACIDAD EMPRESARIAL: Es fácil criticar a alguien que a caído, o que se a equivocado; pero el mundo del emprendedor es un mundo donde el que alcanza el éxito es aquel que no se rinde, que sabe levantarse; sabe aprender de sus errores, y es capaz de crear un ambiente de crecimiento y prosperidad a pesar de las adversidades. El éxito no es una línea recta de 45 grados, sino más bien una serie de olas que suben y bajan, pero con el optimismo ganador para siempre mejorar. Messi es el mejor futbolista del mundo a pesar de los penales fallados, o las finales perdidas. Michael Jordán es el basquetbolista que más tiros ha fallado, pero es considerado el mejor encestador de todos los tiempos. Los tropiezos, y las derrotas son herramientas que motivan, enseñan y dan sabiduría. Trump ha sobrevivido recesiones, divorcios, calumnias, depresiones económicas, e incluso el ataque de medios de prensa corruptos y dispuestos a aplastarlo. Sin embargo, Donald Trump es un personaje histórico que personifica el Sueño Americano que con trabajo fuerte y gran cantidad de auto confianza ha sido capaz de triunfar el mundo de los negocios, y ahora incluso en la política.

INTEGRIDAD Y RELIGIÓN: Trump no pretende ser un ferviente creyente, pero como muchos de nosotros, práctica su religión a su manera y es lo suficientemente sabio para reconocer la importancia de tener a Jesucristo como su guía. Fue el primer candidato en la era moderna en claramente oponerse al aborto por razones religiosas a pesar del costo político que tales declaraciones conllevan.

Por otro lado, el número de acusaciones en contra de Trump han probado ser parte de una campaña demócrata, y de la mayoría de los medios de comunicación americanos para degradar su imagen. Incluso, el New York Times recientemente publicó una disculpa a sus lectores por su inescrupulosa manera de fomentar la candidatura de Hillary Clinton, mientras se dedicaba a atacar al candidato republicano. Sin embargo, WIKILEAKS fue la entidad que sorpresivamente decidió desenmascarar la hipocresía de la prensa y de Hillary Clinton (y del sistema que supuestamente tanto rechazamos). La mayoría de las acusaciones en contra del Señor Trump ya han sido probadas falsas, mientras que las verdades ocultas de Hillary probaron ser letales.

EL VOTO-NO ES UN ACTO DE CONSUMO MASIVO: El ciudadano americano tiene el porcentaje más bajo de votación entre países desarrollados (menos del 50%). El voto en los EEUU es voluntario y por primera vez desde el uso de estadísticas electorales, el candidato ganador gastó menos del 50% de lo gastado por la candidata Clinton. El partido que más pagó por voto, fue el partido perdedor. El voto Americano es hoy en día uno de los votos más difíciles de persuadir y se fundamenta más en la educación, que en las emociones generadas por propagandas televisivas o de la prensa corrupta.

La victoria de Donald Trump es un rechazo al sistema, a los medios corruptos, al corporatismo, a las oligarquías políticas, a los llamados expertos y a la prensa sin integridad.