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Trump Wrecking Ball

Vincent Viewpoints Header-vincent-kenA word of comfort for all those that fear Trump will go through D.C. like Godzilla and ruin everything good. It isn’t going to happen.

Yes, Trump will try to make changes and some of those are long overdue. But, as those before him have learned, it just isn’t that simple. The massive number of agencies and departments are heavily entrenched with their own cadre of supporters. Reducing the number of employees isn’t even as simple as freezing new hires or firing every 10th person, or even those that are incompetent. There are powerful unions and lobbies that must be dealt with. Many of his proposed changes must go through the congress and each of those senators and representatives have their own contingencies with their own agendas.

He has proposed term limits on congress and requiring their self appointed raises and benefits be in step with raises allowed in SS and brought into line with common practice in private industry. No more could they give themselves huge raises, establish their own tax funded medical for life or full pay for life, even stacked with multiple titles. No more double dipping. He may even push to close the Senate dining room and barber shop…both of which are paid for by tax payers. Granted that won’t do much to balance the budget, but it is a show of intent. I can’t imagine any of we reprehensibles, or even democrats, would loose a lot of sleep over a senator having to go down the street to get a hair cut.

While the republicans control the Senate (by a razor thin margin) and the House, not all those republicans like Trump and few of them are likely to support actions that hit their personal interests. In short, he isn’t going to get his way just because of party or “because I said so”.

So, to all those that voted for Clinton, or some other candidate, take heart. Whether you voted because you liked Clinton, or didn’t like Trump, or have always voted for the democrat candidate or because you are too uninformed to understand the issues you can stop crying in your beer, and holding hate rallies. Give it some time and see if I’m right. The “establishment” in D.C. is so massive that change is like stopping or turning a super tanker. Can he make some changes? Yes, of course, but it isn’t going to be like a huge wrecking ball or run away freight train going off the rails.

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Ken Vincent
Ken Vincenthttp://sbpra.com/KennethVincent/
KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.

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