Ang Mga Sampung Mabubuting Kinahinatnan ng Pagka-pangulo ni Rodrigo Duterte

Ang walang laman na libingan ni Hesu Kristo. [Photo source: TurnbackToGod.com]

ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva

Ang sasabihin ko sana, Ang Sampung Mga Mabubuting Ginawa ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, pero sabi ng asawa ko, dapat daw yata, Ang Sampung Mga Mabubuting Kinahinatnan ng Pagka-pangulo ni Rodrigo Duterte.

Hindi pa raw kasi tapos ang paghusga sa mga gawain ng pangulo, pero ngayon pa lang nababanaagan na o nararamdaman na natin ang mga mabubuting kinahinatnan o consequences ng mga gawain niya.  Isa-isahin natin:

Una, ipinakita niya kung gaano kasagwa ang masamang ugali. Kita siya ng mga babae, lalake, bata o matanda sa tv na umuusok ang ilong sa galit. “Ang sagwa pala pakinggan ang nagmumura,” o “Bakit siya palaging galit?” o “Presidente ba siya o lasing sa kanto?” Parang nabangga ka dahil nakainom ka, at sinabi mo sa sarili mo, hindi na ako ulit iinom kapag magda-drive ako.

Kadalasan, ang masamang nangyari sa ‘yo ang magpapatino sa ‘yo, ‘di po ba?

Pangalawa, tila yata mas mahal natin ang bayang Pilipinas ngayon kaysa noon na walang krisis political. Pansin n’yo ba, na malakas—halos pasigaw—ang pagkanta natin ngayon ng Bayang Magiliw? At pagdating sa parteng “… ang mamatay ng dahil sa ‘yo…” parang ramdam na ramdam ang masidhing pagmamahal sa bayan ng isa’t isa. Parang ganito ‘yan: ‘di ba pag nawala ang cellphone mo, ang tagal mong hinanap, akala mo talagang nawala na, at nung makita mo, ‘di ba halos hagkan mo? Klarong-klaro kasi ang kahirapan mo nuong akala mong nawala na ang gadget mo, kung kaya, nung bumalik eh, mas love mo pa. Niyuyurakan tayo ng Tsina at tila walang maanghang na kasagutan ang pamahalaan (ngunit maraming mura kung ibang usapin), kung kaya sinasabi natin, “Bayan natin ‘to, ‘no?

Bakit mukhang ipinamimigay nang ganun-ganun lang?”

Pangatlo, parang mas close tayo sa isa’t isa. Ganyan talaga ang nangyayari kapag may common enemy o dalamhati or pinagdadaanan ang family, neighborhood, church or country. Parang sinasabi, “O, malaki ang problema natin, tigilan na muna ang pangungulit, isipin muna natin kung

paano tayo makakatakas o mare-resolve itong isyung ito.”

Pang-apat, nagsilabasan ang mga malikhain (creative) na tao, yung sumusulat, gumagawa ng meme or poster, yung nagla-like, nagla-love, lumalabas hindi lamang communication skills pati na rin appreciation at sense of humor. Ang dami palang makata, manunulat, ma-Pilipino o ma-Inggles o Cebuano, baluktot man o hindi, labasan silang lahat para labanan ang lason na nagdadala sa atin sa balad ng alanganin, sa bunganga ng bulkan, sa mata ng bagyo.

Sama-sama together bigla ang mga Pilipino.

Pang-lima, lumalabas din ang mabubuting asal. Palamura kasi ang kabila, mapang-husga, mahilig sa fake news, kung kaya ang panlaban ay katinuan, pagka-panalig sa Diyos, kagandahang asal. Pag batuhan kasi ng mura, walang mabuting patutunguhan, pero alam ng Pilipino mas maigi makipagusap ng malumanay para maitaboy ang masasama. Ito ang binanggit ni Bishop Soc Villegas nuong nag-misa siya sa People Power shrine, at nag-rosaryo sa People Power monument.

Pag-ibig pa rin ang dapat namumutawi sa ating mga bibig para malabanan ang masasamang tao.

Pang-anim, parang lalong tumingkad ang pagka-dilaw o dili kaya ang pag-ka Pilipino natin. Oo, dati, suklam o ayaw sumuporta ang karamihan sa administrasyong PNoy, pero ngayon, tahimik na ang mga bumabatikos sa dating pangulo. Mas malaki ang saklaw ng sunog ng Duterte admin kung kaya ang lakas ng taumbayan ay nakatuon sa paghanap ng kalutasan sa maraming isyung nabuklat:

Ang bank account, ang P22.8B shabu smuggling, ang 13,000+ killed sa drug war, ang West Philippine Sea intrusion.

Pang-pito, kung naglabasan ang fake news, nagsilabasan din ang fake na public servant, yung wala namang magandang layunin kundi magpasikat, pumuputok naman ng basyo. Yung mga pinuno na kagaya nila Senators Leila de Lima, Sonny Trillanes, CHR Chairman Chito Gascon, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, Senators Bam Aquino, Kiko Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros ay lalong nakilala na mga disenteng tao. Yung kabila, palaging below the belt ang tira,

yung mga disente, kalma lang, maiayos lang ang mali.

Pang-walo, nagsilabasan ang mga millennials. Sabi kasi, wala raw pakialam ang mga ito, puro gimmick, puro Starbucks, puro gadget at earphones, pero nuong inilibing si Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani, kita ninyo, andun lang pala sila, may pakiramdam pala, hindi humihinga lang.

Gising pala.

Pang-siyam, nabuhay ang People Power. Wala na sana, wala nang ganang lumahok sa diskusyon tungkol sa mga isyu, kaya lang, nung lumantad na ulit ang mga Marcos, ang mga GMA, mga DDS, kita ninyo, nangagsilabasan. Nuong People Power anniversary nag 2016, lumahok kami ni Baby asawa ko. Aba’y puro mga bata ang kasama namin sa martsa patungong People Power monument. Itong nakaraang prayer rally na tinawag ni Bishop Soc, mga mag-asawa, may dalang anak,

pami-pamilya na ang lumantad.

Pang-sampu, mas nananalig sa Diyos ang mga Pilipino. Pati ang pagro-rosaryo para sa mga Katoliko, nabuhay. Buo ang pananalig sa Poong Maykapal. (At ang kapal, ang tingin talaga ng ibang mga taga-suporta ni Pangulong Duterte, poon siya, diyos-diyosan, ‘di pwedeng magkamali.)

Dapat bang magpasalamat sa pangulo dahil sa sampung magagandang kinahinatnan ng mga gawain niya? Sa palagay ko, oo at hindi. Oo dahil kung hindi dahil sa kanya, hindi mabubuhay ang hinahangaang People Power. Hindi, dahil ang gusto naman talaga niya, mabuwag ito, mailibing, pero kabaligtaran ang nangyari.

Nabuhay ulit.

Dapat lang natin itanim sa puso natin ang bandila ng pag-ibig, na kahit ano pang pag-alipusta sa atin, tuloy pa rin ang pagka-Pilipino natin.

Mahirap patayin ang ating pagka-Pilipino.

 

Comments
67 Responses to “Ang Mga Sampung Mabubuting Kinahinatnan ng Pagka-pangulo ni Rodrigo Duterte”
  1. NHerrera says:

    WOW!

    Isa, dalawa, tatlo, apat, lima, anim, pito, walo, siyam, sampu!

    Nabuhay muli!

    Will, mabuhay ka, si Misis at ang pamilya mo. At tayong lahat!

    • karlgarcia says:

      Kung sa boksing bibilang ng sampu bago sabihing tapos na ang boksing,
      pero dito bumilang tayo ng sampu oara sabihing di pa tapos ang boksing.

    • Wilfredo G. Villanueva says:

      Hi NH! Now you know who my secret weapon is. Wifey Baby (Renée) clears every article. I could be high up in the clouds but she is my tether to the ground. Idealist and pragmatist, that’s us. Thanks!

  2. NHerrera says:

    Pang labing-isa

    (Sorry, medyo kaliwa ng kunti and diskusyon nito.)

    Duterte: “Hindi ako nagyayabang. Walang ibang presidente, dalawa lang, ang pagbigay na atensyon na kinakailangan para sa isang sundalo. Ako lang pati si Marcos,”

    Naku naman. Subra yata ang himas. Wala bang ginawa si President Aquino at President Ramos sa mga kasandaluhan? Yuon lang, hindi palaging nagsasalita na background ang mga sundalo si Aquino at Ramos — iba lang an stayl ng dalawa.

    Hayaan na lang si Mocha at si Roque magsalita ng ganoon, Pangulong Duterte.

    • NHerrera says:

      Alam nyo, ang epektibo sa isang may tunay na achievement ay ang hindi magsalita ng ganuon — iyan din ang paningin ko sa mga Filipino. May kasabihan tayo: nagbubuhat ng sariling bangko. Hindi maganda tingnan sa isang Presidente. Puwera na lang kung si President Trump ka.

  3. I don’t know what Jesus’ empty tomb has to do with DU30 exactly, but let me post a good discussion on said empty tomb with i7sharp (I miss greatly),

    https://joeam.com/2015/09/15/salvation-by-austerity/#comment-137113

    edgar:

    “4. Round 4

    4.1. i7sharp: “Do you believe Jesus really existed, died and rose again from the dead?”
    4.2. LCpl_X: “He probably existed and died, but resurrection, no.”

    4.3. i7sharp: “The kind of salvation you advocate – salvation by austerity – does not lead to eternal life.”

    4.4. LCpl_X: “If the resurrection was the center of it all, why aren’t the events consistent? Why aren’t the gospels harmonized as to the events in the cave and after the cave?
    4.5. i7sharp: “Please be more specific on the gospels not harmonizing. Start with two verses.”

    4.6. LCpl_X: Provides table comparing the gospels as to the sequence of “resurrection” events.
    4.7. i7sharp: “I asked for two verses.”

    4.8. LCpl_X: Quotes John 20 (Jesus is in the cave), Matthew 28, Luke 24 and Mark 16 (Jesus is not in the cave). So was Jesus in the cave or not?
    4.9. i7sharp: “If everything makes sense with a ‘shortened’ Mark, would you believe in the Resurrection?

    4.10. i7sharp: “I have requested for two verses.”
    4.11. LCpl_X. Quotes Matthew 28.6 and John 20:14.

    4.12: i7sharp: “Give me a few hours to study this.”

    Is the allusion to the Empty Cave here similar to The Emperor’s New Clothes, Wil?

    • Wilfredo G. Villanueva says:

      No allusion to Emperor’s, Lance. Empty tomb because patriotism seems to have died and has risen. President Duterte wanted love of country to die so he can have his way with us, but lo and behold, instead of staying in entombment, it has risen. Did I answer your question?

      • Ah, I see, so not the empty tomb per se, but the risen part vis-a-vis Filipino love of country. Sorry had to piece together article photo with DU30’s name.

        it is said, that…

        • Wilfredo G. Villanueva says:

          Oh, save me!

          • edgar lores says:

            *******
            I think the riposte is appropriate to both the medium and the message.

            o Medium: Oh, save me from my lust!
            o Message: Oh, love, save me from this world of hate and sin!

            P.S. My initial interpretation was that the riposte was to the message.
            *****

            • I’m still trying to figure out if that’s panties i’m looking at there, edgar, and we’re at the periphery of the heart of it all. If so, forget the tattoo, that right there “conquers” all.

        • trebor9 says:

          I like the tattoo and the messages it delivers LCpl_X.
          “Amor vincit omnia’. Yes indeed “Love Conquers All” – it’s appropriate on Wil’s article and inspires us with the belief that nothing can go wrong when love is involved. Be patient the storm will pass.

          • Wilfredo G. Villanueva says:

            Sorry, Lance, and thanks, Trevor! Should have looked up the Latin. I saw the medium, not the message. Yes, love conquers all, trite as it may sound. Love is man’s first meaningful urge and his last resort and refuge.

        • NHerrera says:

          A sample poster for the concept of medium and message and their difference; interesting comments guys — but a poster with a PG rating. 🙂

  4. Malaking warning si Duterte sa Pilipino, tingin ko lang.

    Huwag nang matukso sa madalian na solusyon kuno.

    Ingat lang diyan, hindi pa tapos, napakadelikado pa.

  5. edgar lores says:

    *******
    1. Fascinating — from the view of the problem of good and evil.

    2. The notion that good can flow from evil – and vice-versa – coupled with the notion of an interventionist god has always fascinated me.

    3. My stance – and I believe that of TSH — has been that Duterte is a manifestation of evil and that he and his works go against Christian morality.

    4. Here we have the enigma of a chivalrous Christian mentality trying to reconcile and embrace the evil of Duterte for the beneficial consequences (kinahinatnan) of the President’s thoughts and deeds.

    5. From the viewpoint of Consequentialism, Duterte’s evil is almost justified — except that the enumerated Ten Good Results are unintended consequences.

    6. Yes, Duterte, in the process of his evil schemes, is raising the consciousness of the nation and uniting the nation in love. It is almost as though if Duterte did not exist, he would have to be invented. For the sake of the nation.

    7. The rationale behind the attempt at reconciliation is, of course, the faith that this is all part of God’s plan. And the attempt is in keeping with the Christian doctrine of love, of loving one’s enemies.

    7.1. As the Bible says:
    ”44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    “45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

    8. And so the twin undercurrents of Good and Evil flow – inextricably linked — in the River of Life.
    *****

    • Wilfredo G. Villanueva says:

      Beautifully expressed, topped off with scriptural relish. Thanks, Prof.

      • edgar,

        Don’t mean to quibble here, but where would you place Jesus’ Caesar quote in this River of Life, and this Good and Evil flow.

        I’ve always read Jesus as a ‘focus on the after life’ type-a guy, edgar, hence he’d just render unto DU30 what is his, EJKs to singing for Trump, and forgive and forget.

        • The beauty of Christianity IMHO is in the Prodigal Son parable, in a sense Christianity is amoral, no?

          Where the Old Testament is more direct.

          • edgar lores says:

            *******
            Just to be accurate, the cartoon misrepresents the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

            The not-so-prodigal son is not mistreated. Just un-treated.

            In fact, the father says (Luke 15:31-32), “31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

            “32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.” [Bolding mine.]
            *****

        • edgar lores says:

          *******
          1. The verses I quoted — Matthew 5:44 – 45 — express the unity of Good and Evil from the perspective of Eternity.

          2. Your quoted verse — Mark 12:17 — expresses the view of Jesus that a man:

          2.1. Should pay (or act) what is due to the government
          2.2. Should choose between the Kingdom of Heaven or the kingdom of earth

          3. Re 2.2: from Jesus’ viewpoint, one might initially conclude that he is apolitical. Not so. He totally rejects any and all earthly power. This is Satan’s third and last temptation. Jesus also says, “My kingdom is not of this world.”

          4. Re 2.1: but we are not Jesus. So what are we to do with the problem of Good and Evil from the perspective of Now? This is where the complication lies.

          4.1. The Bible is full of contradictions. Or, rather, for a controversy, one can cite a passage to support opposing views.

          4.2. Accordingly, one can cite many verses for one’s duty to support the government — 1 Peter 2:13, Romans 13:1-2, and Ephesians 6:5-8.

          4.3. Conversely, to rage against government, one can cite Acts 5:29 and Ephesians 6:6!

          4.4. So take your pick. Clearly, Master Will has made his choice — which, in my humble judgment, is correct.

          5. This is the Mobius strip magic of Christianity: whatever choice one makes is according to God’s plan.
          *****

          • NICE!

            A Mobius strip or a Klein bottle,

            either way, the Christian is stuck. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t; but as Yoda once said, “Do or Do Not, there is no Try”. there is only action. God’s on both sides (which is sorta like cheating, no? 😉 ); personally when I get old and non-ambulatory, i’d like to have one of them Klein bottles to pee in… for some irony in old age.

    • “6. Yes, Duterte, in the process of his evil schemes, is raising the consciousness of the nation and uniting the nation in love. It is almost as though if Duterte did not exist, he would have to be invented. For the sake of the nation.”

      So DU30 is Dr. Manhattan?

      OR is he Ozymandias?

  6. NHerrera says:

    Off topic

    Malacañang yesterday blamed the higher prices of goods [inflation] and Peso depreciation for the increase in self-rated poverty as it vowed to work for economic growth that would benefit all sectors.

    TEKA MUNA

    Parang katulad ito sa Ama na nagsasabi na mahina ang anak nya sa Math dahil hindi marunong mag add o subtract.

    Ang mabuti yatang tanongin ay bakit tumaas ang inflation at bumaba ang halaga ng Peso. Kailangan yatang merong ekonomista sa staff ni Roque. And for goodness sakes do not ask Mocha.

    http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/12/04/1765143/inflation-peso-value-blamed-higher-poverty-rate

    • NHerrera says:

      Still on the economy, especially the future’s:

      Former NEDA Chief Solita Monsod gives a positive word to the Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program to improve the country’s [physical and human] infrastructure and Monsod is supportive of DOF Sec Dominguez’ plan for the BBB program knowing that the massive foreign loans needed for the program need payment. Dominguez proposed the increase in the fuel excises [to] bring in P177 billion, and removing the VAT exemptions [to] bring in P166 billion.

      But it seems at least three of our “favorite” Senators who Monsod labels as ‘Papa Bear,’ ‘Mama Bear,’ ‘Ice Queen’ — namely, Gordon, Villar and Legarda, respectively — are putting a monkey wrench to Dominguez’ plan and substituting their own — not-so-sound alternatives in the view of Monsod.

      Oh, well …

      http://opinion.inquirer.net/109165/papa-bear-mama-bear-ice-queen#ixzz50GSO4LQj

      • karlgarcia says:

        Bicam na lang ang magmamaneho ng TRAIN.
        Sila dila din yan at sigurado me tao
        malakanyang dyan.
        Why would they want Duterte to veto TRAIN?

        • karlgarcia says:

          The problem is our procurenent system, it ended up not the way it was crafted because of the people who insert themselves in the bicam.

          NH,
          nagagaya na ba ako sa mga tatay na nagdadahilan kung bakit BSmath ang anak nila.
          (Bagsak sa Math)
          Kasi yan ang palusot ng gobyerno kapag me aberya at bat mabagal umusad ang proyekto, Procurement law.

    • karlgarcia says:

      Nabasa ko din yan NH. 😳🙄

    • And who caused the causes..

      that are the cause of them all?

  7. Ven Poulton says:

    Wow!! The very essence of being a true Fipino.. mabuhay ka Mr Will Villanueva & a bunch of yellow roses to your wife from UK.
    Positivity against negativity.
    God Bless you &
    Your family.

    • Wilfredo G. Villanueva says:

      Thank you, Ven! Baby read your comment. She says thanks, too. Positivity against negativity. Nothing goes to waste in the Philippines, good or bad, we will always see the good in the end because we have no choice. Despair kills. Hope refreshes, renews. That’s why we are a smiling people. Some mistake that as frivolity. Well, that, too, but mostly it’s a way to survive 300 years in the convent, 50 years in Hollywood, three years under samurai, and now decades of living in the shadow of institutional theft—although not all presidents were thieves. God bless you and your family, too.

  8. karlgarcia says:

    Out of topic.
    It will never happen here.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/recent-developments-surrounding-the-south-china-sea/2017/12/04/d32b482c-d8b1-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html?utm_term=.ef57033b6883

    “AUSTRALIAN LAWMAKER RESIGNS AMID ACCUSATIONS OF CHINA BUYING INFLUENCE

    An Australian lawmaker who made controversial comments about respecting Chinese claims in the South China Sea resigned from his leadership roles in the opposition party over scandals involving a wealthy Chinese businessman and political donor that have raised accusations of China buying influence.”

  9. NHerrera says:

    If I may, in a nutshell:

  10. NHerrera says:

    This op-ed piece complements well Will’s blog article.

    A deep antidemocratic spirit, hostile to the rule of law, characterizes Dutertismo. And this spirit will continue to seek ways to express itself—if not through the self-coup that is a revolutionary government, then through the extension and even expansion of martial law, the weaponization of Congress’ power to impeach, the continuing abuse of the justice department’s prosecutorial powers.

    … “normalization” of unconstitutional conduct is also a function of time and repetition.

    … That is why pushback against a revolutionary government or any other anti-democratic attempt must continue; the threat remains.

    http://opinion.inquirer.net/109241/dutertes-secret

    • Sabtang Basco says:

      HEADLINE: “AP: 12 ex-employees accuse top GOSSIP editor of sexual misconduct”

      “NEW YORK — The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major GOSSIP publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees’ sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated Press.”

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dylan-howard-sexual-misconduct-editor-national-enquirer-us-weekly/

      In the U.S. they have GOSSIP publications and GOSSIP editor

      But in the Philippines they call their GOSSIP publications as NEWS and GOSSIP editor is looked up as purveyor of “TRUTH”.

      Jesus Mary Mother of God … no wonder Ronald Duterte won !!!

      To change Philippines, begin in the NEWSROOM !!!

  11. andrewlim8 says:

    Out of topic:

    What are the odds on this: if the Mueller investigation into Russia collusion turns up definite proof of wrongdoing up to Trump (e.g. a Flynn or Kushner confession or intercepts of conversations between the Russians and Trump’s team), will he declare war on North Korea just to divert attention?

    • You have to ask yourself what Trump was colluding for? Did Russia say we’ll flood social media with all these petty stuff, if you … *give Russians’ what exactly, andrew?

      Then ask what Flynn lied about was truly a crime, not the lie per se, but what he lied about.

      Now Manafort (plus Gates) definitely was working with the Russians.

      Now Trump aside from Miss Universe pageant and doing business with Russians (real estate), he’s also involved with that no doubt, but the question is can the FBI and Mueller prove what he did was treasonous.

      For sure , I think the FBI can ding Trump for lying to them, but CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE U.S.? Really doubtful.

      Another question, the FBI just nabbed Manafort (and Gates), supposedly this guy was well known as some shady character in DC, how come the FBI just got him now? My answer, because like a bunch of politicians in DC, Manafort was just playing along, hence the protection for so long.

      So no they’ll not ding Trump for something they themselves are dingable for, but they will ding him for lying to the FBI , I’m reading his tweets and I’m like what a beautiful obvious lie and i’m just reading tweets.

      Is that enough to jail him or impeach him? There’s the rub.

      • edgar lores says:

        *******
        1. Would not the cognizance and acknowledgment of lies… indicate cognizance and acknowledgment of wrongdoing?

        2. Whether or not it (wrongdoing) is so, would not the lies constitute “obstruction of justice?”
        *****

        • edgar,

          Mueller will have to interview Trump to ding him for lying, then eventually for Obstruction of Justice, very different from Conspiracy Against the US , methinks. But Conspiracy Against the US is prize here.

          Why the Deutsche Bank info was leaked I think means more that they found nothing re money laundering, and/or shady dealings between Trump & Russians. But Trumps been on record boasting how he’s played Wall St. banks against each other,

          so maybe just loans, real estate schemes, though he’s sold and invested with Russians (private citizens, but who knows… ) before, that’s actually how he’s kept afloat.

          but Conspiracy Against the US, compared to petty real estate type crimes, I don’t think you can impeach based on petty real estate crimes , especially since that has nothing to do with the collusion angle , only that

          Trumps done business with Russians in the past.

          BUT we’ll see…

      • Sabtang Basco says:

        I HATE DONALD TRUMP here are what I like about his agenda:
        1. Control immigration
        2. Clean the country of illegal immigrants
        3. half-half on tax reform
        4. Extreme vetting of immigrants
        5. Accept only the brightest and the wealthiest
        6. To heck with environment: If the U.S. cannot afford environment so does Philippines. But Filipinos love environment. They’d rather go hungry than trash environment that they cannot afford.

        What I do not agree with Donald Trump
        1. Corporate tax
        2. Accommodation of special interests deep in 500-page tax reform
        3. Sunset provision of individual tax yet making corporate tax permanent
        4. Sunset because of 10-year 1.5 trillion deficit window
        5. meaning, individual tax will go back to where it was in 2018 so individual tax payers pay off the deficit after ten years caused by dropping taxes of corporations

        WHO PAYS FOR THE DEFICIT EVENTUALLY and FINALLY? The high-school drop-out rust belt rural white Americans. They do not know what hit them because they cannot afford to pay for news subscription.

        WORTHY OF NOTE: A Filipino tax advisor who has his office in the veranda of his Nipa Hut facing sunrise over the horizon told me not to worry about 30% vehicle excise tax. He gave me a good example: 12% VAT

        He asked me to compare MacBook prices in the U.S. and in the Philippines. The U.S. has no VAT Philippines do. When MacBook Philippine price (VAT included) is converted to U.S. it cost the same as in the U.S.

        He gave me another example: Samsung S8. Cost in the Philippines including 12% VAT 40,500.00 pesos. Cost of Samsung S8 in the U.S.: $799.00

        So, the 30% vehicle excise tax will already be embedded in their price. Dealership can afford it.

        Tax advisor consultation fee? FREE! That is the beauty in the Philippines. There are services that are still free that would have cost an arm and a leg in the U.S.

      • NHerrera says:

        On the news that Flynn will cooperate with Mueller on its investigation, one response from the White House — “Mr Flynn is a lying liar who lies.”

        A note on logic. The statement, “Mr John is a truthful honest person who tells the truth” means John tells the truth at all times.

        However, in the case of the WH response, taken on its face, Flynn may just tell the truth to the Mueller investigators.

    • Low I think. But the world seems to be descending into the last book of the Bible, so who’s to know?

    • edgar lores says:

      *******
      The Philippines should take note: Mueller has subpoenaed Trump’s Deutsche Bank records — and the bank is cooperating.

      The news report said, “In July, Trump said in an interview with the New York Times that if Mueller examined his family’s finances beyond any relationship with Russia he’d consider it ‘a violation.'”

      The laws on bank secrecy have to amended, but parameters have to be established. Such as:

      o Transactions with a foreign power
      o Transactions with terrorist organizations (NPA, Abu Sayyaf)
      o Drug money
      o Millions that disappear on “happy, happy”
      *****

    • Sabtang Basco says:

      1. North Korea should be attacked before they can fine tune their nuclear delivery system
      2. The U.S. should pre-empt North Korea before they can put nuclear bomb in a suitcase
      3. North Korea does not believe in diplomacy why bother?
      4. Embargo will kill North Koreans slowly not the generals and Kim Jung Un
      5. Pre-emptive strike ends North Koreans slow-death and torment
      6. Waiting for North Korea to strike will cost someone’s presidency
      ——
      1. If North Korea fires off “test” ICBM and the U.S. shoots it down to show off U.S. capabilities …
      2. without U.S. knowing it is already nuclear tipped ….
      3. It blows up a mushroom in the sky …
      4. North Korea will do a Trump: “It was a test ICBM, they shot it down with nuclear bomb”
      ——
      1. There is nothing wrong Trump transition team talks to Russia
      2. What was wrong was they lied about it
      3. Why they lied when there is nothing wrong?
      4. Therefore there is something wrong
      5. Trump son-in-low Kushner nonchalant instructed Flynn to contact Kilshiyak
      6. Contacting Kilshiyak like they have been tête-à-tête for some time
      7. Collusion? No
      8. Complicit? No
      9. Lying? YES
      ——-
      Trump been known a liar from campaign to presidency A FACT!

      Trump is religious like all Republicans. Trump is the answer to North Korea. Narcissistic egotistic Trump is the instrument of God to put demise to North Korea because Democrats did not want to do it.

      You say God won’t allow it? Think! Think! Think again! Remember Sodom and Gomorah. Both of these islands were wiped out of the face of the earth including infants, pregnant women, old men and women, disabled, blind …..

      God will allow it. After North Korea the world will see peace again after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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