KLAVAN: FOR CONSERVATIVES SHORT-TERM OPTIMISM AND A LONG GAME
HELLO, ICEBERG LETTUCE WEDGE SALAD
FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU GOING OUT AWARDS GO TO..... President and Mrs. Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, former President and Mrs. Bill Clinton, investor and perpetual liberal agitator George Soros and various other lesser-known, assorted poupous like former Rep. and Mrs. Anthony Weiner, to name a very few.
In their place, please welcome fans of the Trump Wedge Salad with Bleu Cheese Dressing as a first course. Please also welcome the more elegant but greatly pared down Inaugural Day Festivities and Parade participants, so the movers and shakers in the new Trump Administration can get down to business from the Get-Go on Day One.
Beyond that, here are some other predictions I have to add:
***Expect the stock market to go up a little longer, then down and stay mostly down for the rest of 2017 by Inauguration Day on January 20, as all the good news has already been factored into the political and economic equations and markets will be waiting for the implementation of many of Trump's campaign promises.
***Expect Obamacare to be partially repealed. Still, voters will have many more options for health insurance and health care across state lines. Patients with pre-exisiting and hard-to-insure conditions will be subsidized with taxpayer monies, rather than by healthy people who are hog-tied in health exchanges for the purpose of subsidizing others.
***Expect illegal immigration to slow to a trickle. It will be first on the agenda of the new Trump administration. Immigration from countries that foment terrorism will be shut down completely until a process is in place to insure these people can be documented and kept tabs on while in the U.S. A Wall/Fence of some kind---physical or electric---will begin to be built.
***Expect tax breaks for corporations to allow for the creation of more jobs which will in turn create more taxable income from the newly employed. In many cases this will create more tax revenues on all levels of government.
***Expect the unwinding of many of the massive regulations binding taxpayers both on the federal and state levels to all aspects of government.
***Expect the Middle-East to continue to be the globals inferno though the Trump regime will pick its battles and allies carefully.
***Expect a complete and continuing media meltdown as President Trump circumvents the normal channels of news and communicates directly with the people via Twitter and YouTube. Expect Paul Krugman at the NYTimes to have at least 10 nervous breakdowns over the next year-and-a-half.
There's more, but for now, have a happy, healthy 2017!