The biggest faker of all is none other than President Donald Trump.
He is posing as a conservative, but he is actually a fake conservative. What is my evidence? You can look this up for yourself on the internet.
In 1999, he proposed that the Congress pass a new “national wealth tax” (not an income tax) of 14.25 percent on all individuals who have a “net-worth”/”net-wealth” of $10 million and higher. That is a very liberal idea.
He wanted the money generated by it to be spent on two items: totally eliminating the national debt (that sounds “conservative”) and spending the remainder on adding it to the Social Security Trust Fund to make it more fully solvent for additional years (that does not sound “conservative”). I am assuming that most of us know that it is presently fully solvent through the year 2034, meaning that there is absolutely no reason to cut benefits right now (which the less than totally truthful conservatives do not want the public to know). They want everyone to believe the lie that it is going broke any day now. Don’t you frequently hear them saying this lie?
This man has been posing as a conservative. He has been masterfully manipulating all of us for fools and suckers, both his supporters and his critics.
Stewart Epstein
Rochester