America will close out 2017 with a lot of changes - and questions coming into 2018.
We ushered in a president with very little political experience but a lot of business experience, which is what this country has needed for many years.
I have been challenged in conversations concerning my perspective on this issue when I say that the government is the largest business in the country. Having said that , t would be hard to find a person more experienced in business than our current president, Donald Trump.
It is disappointing that so many of the so-called leaders in government have the idea that America does not need anyone in government with a business background, when it is plain to see that this is exactly why we are $20 trillion in the hole - and our national debt is still growing.
I know the left is screaming that the tax break President Trump supported is nothing but a tax break for the rich, and it is going to raise the debt ceiling by more than a trillion dollars. The problem is that these same people did not have that same skepticism for eight years while their leader was writing hot checks with impunity while declaring that the country is doing great under his leadership.
If that was the case, why were we borrowing money knowing that the light at the end of the tunnel is another train?
President Trump has had to carry the ball for government during his first year in office because liberals lost a race that media said was impossible to lose. The left immediately launched a typical liberal method of litigating the results of the election, and framing the president-elect into leaving his elected position.
This should not surprise anyone, since almost every Democrat running for office since the mid-1970s has been a lawyer. Even with all of that experience, they always want to get a special prosecutor to carry their water. They have tried every cheap shot in the world to find a plausible cause to force Trump office.
The truth is that President Trump wants to govern, and the majority of the remaining members of the government want to lie, litigate and campaign for their next upcoming election. They argue about the government closing down, but the real reason is they know that if the government does shut down no one will miss them.
Congress reminds me of Animal House - minus John Belushi.
Americans would love to see these politicians that talk a good game for the past 40 years - with little or no success - leave and get new people in office that want to help the country.
Give President Trump the support he deserves, while he works to make America great again, and improve the lives of the millions of supporters that voted for him.
Eddie McMurray is an Amarillo resident.