Trump’s policy feast of incoherence

Donald Trump. Photo by Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

Donald Trump. Photo by Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

In a pointed analysis posted yesterday, Reason.com asserts Donald Trump’s recent foreign policy speech was contrived of  “contradictory promises… with no explanation of how any of it could work.”

Before TrumpThumpers explode in his defense on social media, please note that the entire text is available on Tulsa Today by clicking here. Further, this site has been supportive of the Trump’s national campaign as posted here and we covered his Tulsa rally here. Further, commentary by Publisher David Arnett prior to the Oklahoma Presidential Preference Vote more accurately predicted that vote than any poll or other pundit in the “reddest of the Red States.”

To see all mentions of Trump on Tulsa Today, use our onsite search feature at the top right of all pages.  Now back to Reason’s review.

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Better a poor patient in U.S. than rich in Socialism

HealthcareAlertAnalysis: “What about the poor?” is inevitably asked of people who promote free enterprise in medicine. Good question. Let’s look at actual results, not sentiment or good intentions.

In the U.S., Medicaid is generally the means for payment for medical services for the poor. The services are, however, the same regardless of the payment method (Medicaid or private). In socialized systems, the payment method is the same for rich and poor, and service is provided by government-salaried workers. As is typical of socialism, more money does not buy you more or better services, but political influence often does.

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Mvskoke Media independence awarded

MvskokeMediaLogoMvskoke Media, the media arm of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, received the 2016 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Carter Bradley First Amendment Award April 30 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, Okla.

“The passage of an Independent Press Act for the fourth largest tribe in America is a pronounced indicator that Native American citizens are getting serious about the type of relationship they have with their respective governments,” Mvskoke Media Interim Manager Jason Salsman said. “The message is loud and clear, transparency is a mandate. To be a part of something that will leave such a legacy and make such an impact for generations to come is both gratifying and humbling.”

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Illegal border invasion surging

Islamic and Communist Supremacists agree on one world - just disagree on who should be in charge.

Islamic and Communist Supremacists agree.

Media in Brownsville, Texas is reporting today that the number of people crossing America’s southern border illegally is on the rise to a point consistent with the surge two years ago.

Chief Patrol Agent and Commander of the South Texas Corridor Manuel Padilla Jr. insisted this time, his agents are better prepared and border security isn’t in jeopardy. Others suggest that with the Obama Administration’s encouragement, more are coming, less are held and services to quickly relocate the invaders hide them until they can vote for Democrats.

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Bridenstine provisions in Defense Act

Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-1st Dist. OK) voted to send HR 4909, the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) from the House Armed Services Committee to the full House this morning.  The bipartisan bill authorizes funding for America’s armed forces and sets Department of Defense policy.  Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act 53 years in a row.

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