“I was under the influence that he was going to help us.”

This day’s blog title is in Linda Preast’s own words. Her reason for stating them? She voted for #45 and is now worried sick that his ill-conceived and mean-spirited proposed cuts in federal spending will soon flat out threaten her very survival.

You see, she suffered a stroke two years ago, uses a wheelchair and depends on Meals on Wheels to provide her sustenance… nutritional and emotional.

What #45 does not see is how his slamming the budgetary brakes on Meals On Wheels (and many other vital social programs) brutally targets the aged, ailing, disabled and disadvantaged folks… how that will harm… correction… devastate the lives of millions… many of whom could easily wind up starving to death.

White House budget director Mike Mulvaney, in saying that programs such as this one “are just not showing any results,” has shown us how he strongly and callously concurs with his heartless boss. As if they’d be on board with this program if it would, somehow, profiteer off the downtrodden? Make them sing for their supper? Perhaps bleed them dry?

So, why, exactly, is #45 wielding the budgetary axe? Just so he can amass and piss away billions of bucks to needlessly construct his $24 BILLION wall along the Mexican border, beef up the military by $54 BILLION and lavish $600 BILLION upon his likeminded, viciously avaricious, rabidly corrupt cronies (welfare for the wealthy).

It’s safe to say it’s unlikely that very few (if anyone) within his admin has ever read or heard the following words of wisdom…

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” ~ former Vice President Hubert Humphrey

Well, undoubtedly, re #45, Ms. Preast is suffering from a bad case of buyer’s remorse. Her above headlined statement is worthy of repeating…

“I was under the INFLUENCE that he was going to help us.”

Oh, btw, I think it mighty clever of her to have substituted the word “INFLUENCE” for “IMPRESSION”. Indeed, in doing so, she has succinctly described the hypnotic trance / foggy euphoria, which that 2016 GOP candidate had caused his supporters to suffer. By November’s Election Day, far, Far, FAR too many American voters (and a few Russian “voters”, too) had succumbed… had become helplessly, hopelessly addicted to #45. He was (still is) akin to a deadly, dangerous, opioid-like drug… a fiercely addictive narcotic with nasty side effects… namely, the needless suffering and premature deaths involving innocent, genuinely down on their luck, needy Americans.

Voters, not just in America but everywhere else in our world, must never fall under the wicked influence of any addictive candidate such as #45!

They must learn to say “NO” to dope and mean it when they say it!