Donald Trump's empty promises

Jan 05, 2017

To the Editor:

First to the cowards who criticized me for my writings, you lack the backbone to give your full names and as such have the mentality that shows you need to grow up and have the courage to realize we too have rights to free speech under the Constitution.

It shows you condone this man’s reckless behavior on his tweeting machine, which should be shoved where the sun doesn’t shine.

On the other hand, as we all know, President Obama ordered a number of Russian operatives that were told to leave our country with their bags packed due to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, and with Mr. Trump’s urging. Soon after Mr. Putin vowed retaliation, but had a sudden change of heart and vowed no action –because his pal was to take power shortly. Trump all of a sudden says we must get past it; I think that’s called an ulterior motive. Also Mr. Trump has surrounded himself militarily with the modern day version of F-Troop, one being General Petraeus, who as you recall gave confidential information to his mistress.

Now are the coming attractions. For everyone, below are a few items you voted for, wanting a change (this according to a website).

1) A 15 percent tax cut for the wealthy (as if they need it) compliments of Mr. Trump.

2) A whole 2 percent tax cut for the populace

3) For you supporters, loss of your healthcare (Obamacare) with no alternative plan, no staying on parental healthcare until age 26, and no insurance for a pre-existing condition.

4) Single parent households losing tax credits.

(Not bad for not being sworn in yet!)

Feel like you’re going to get screwed? Food for thought. Back in the day, when Wall Street got greedy during the Republicans’ reign, the stock market was around 6,000, and today it’s at 19,000, with many of your 401ks and pension plans. Employment was running at 10.3 percent and now sits at 4.6 percent. Let us not forget automation is a part of the equation. A lot of the merchants were hiring all through the summer to the present, while Mr. Trump was inciting people to be thugs. This man has no intelligent to insult.

Finally I am making it clear to the cowards that we the sane ones are out there, and you will be addressed accordingly. Thank you for your time.

Arthur Sandland

Comments (18)
Posted by: Rosebud | Jan 06, 2017 08:37

Excuse me, but President -Elect Trump hasn't taken office yet. (He has, however, put in more time working than Obama has in the past 4 years.)

Posted by: Peaches0409 | Jan 06, 2017 10:23

Rosebud that is the most ignorant statement I have ever seen. I'm sure Obama has been sleeping the last four years. I guess someone waved a magic wand to pull our economy out of the toilet. SMH!

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jan 06, 2017 16:26

Peaches, I don't comment on politics so I have nothing to say on those guys here.  But I am curious what SMH means.  I saw you use it before.  Is it text lingo?  My kids would know but I'm clueless on that stuff.

Posted by: donknowlton | Jan 07, 2017 05:43

SMH=shaking my head


Posted by: harrythebarber | Jan 07, 2017 06:18

I've always wanted to be addressed accordingly by the sane ones! Generals Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis and Mike Flynn are certainly not to be confused with Sgt O'Rourke and Corporel Agarn!

Posted by: barnstorm | Jan 07, 2017 08:09

The most ignorant statement I've read in the past 8 yrs. is the one Obama made about his healthcare law. "If you take away Obamacare, people who suffer from asthma won't be able to come to a hospital and get a breathalyzer."! Not even Joe Biden has said something that stupid.......that I recall anyway!

Posted by: harrythebarber | Jan 07, 2017 09:21

Let's not forget that there is going to be a big, beautiful wall built and that Mexico WILL pay for it!

Posted by: Randall Stephens | Jan 07, 2017 09:33

In response to Sandland's use of Mr. Trumps surrounding himself with "F-Troop" Military !! I'm concerned that the HEKAWIS might attack again and Elizabeth Warren is on the warpath !

Posted by: Steve Holmes | Jan 07, 2017 10:12

Arthur, I use my real name all the time. I only have one question for you, regarding the many issues over the past 8 years. And assuming Obama was in charge, Secretary Clinton refused to put Syria and Assad on the Terrorist State List, and 100's of thousands lost their lives, including children and babies, in Aleppo why did the Obama Administration stand by and basically do nothing? Please don't answer my question with 20 different topics or insults about Mr. Trump, he was not in office and had nothing to do with that situation. Just please answer that one question. Thanks, Steve.

Posted by: Uptohere | Jan 07, 2017 10:41

Because of the Obamah care I had to work 2 jobs to support my family just to have "ins" that was worthless because of such high deductibles. As for the fallacy of not being able to afford to go to the hospital, they always had free care for those that had none. Not that it was total free, it was based on a sliding fee scale. So no I don't see that that jackal did anything good for our country but push back everything we worked for the last 50 years. Goodridence to him!!! As for Trump bashers, he has done more BEFORE he has taken office then any other president I have seen.

Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Jan 07, 2017 23:15

Arty's gratuitous insults are duly noted.  It's a Soros/Alinsky thing--I understand.


"Trump is gaining in approval.  He has demonstrated during this transition period that he is measured and competent, and he has appointed a multi-ethnic cabinet that includes strong women.  Once you demonstrate that the leftists' narratives have been a lie, they've become more than just stale.  They are slowly discrediting themselves.  Not only are we watching them lose their credibility, but we are watching them lose their sanity.


"Instead of picking apart mistakes by Trump, let's focus on the damage the Democrats have done.  It's legion.  In the guise of economic "fairness," they gave us the worst economic recovery since World War II.  They simply ground to a standstill our economic engine, causing massive unemployment and a job market that gives no hope to Americans for the future.


"They ruined our alliances and fed our enemies under a horrifyingly stupid, feckless president and secretary of state.  They laid the groundwork for ISIS to become a power and were virtually useless in dealing with that organization.  They destroyed our borders under the idea that it is racist to have them, flooding us with illegal aliens who don't care a whit about American values of the past, and they steal from our kindness.


"They were on the way to destroying health care, paving the way for massive government control of doctors, insurance companies, and yes, us as patients.  The evidence is in: Obamacare was a failure.  They lied to get it passed, they lied to keep it, and they are lying about how good it is now.  Thankfully, most people understand they now have a pig in the poke that costs a ton, and they can't use it.


"They did a lot more damage than this short list, but the point is that they ruined everything they touched.  And it can't be repeated enough."


"From a website:"

Posted by: sweetie | Jan 19, 2017 13:46

Thank you Mr Sandland, I also agree with you.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jan 19, 2017 14:47

OBAMA, the first president not to reach 3% GDP.....EVER. Despite spending TRILLIONS.  Obama is a failure thru and thru. I am sorry that you feel the way you do about people who want things right Artie Boy. Your bogus king is done and so are your bogus liberal ideas.

Posted by: Chaka | Jan 19, 2017 23:29

Arthur, 50% of the town is with you and the other 50% gets their info from a website called "the American thinker". Lord love a duck.

Posted by: Zephyr | Jan 21, 2017 17:13

President Trump now works for us = all of us.  And if he forgets that, it will be our duty to remind him.

Posted by: Hissing Cobra | Jan 25, 2017 21:48

Arthur, this is your fourth useless trash fest regarding Donald Trump on this site in two months. Many people have rebutted your claims and have invited serious discussion with you but for some reason, you never engage in a civil back and forth banter. You simply make your personal views known and then leave the discussion. Why is that? Are you afraid that there's a lot of sane citizens out there that can see through your hollow wallowing?

Posted by: barnstorm | Jan 26, 2017 08:03

Love the comment "see through the hallow wallowing", Cobra. And we seemingly have been wallowing through a lot of "muck and mire" these past 8 years, haven't we??

Posted by: Hissing Cobra | Jan 26, 2017 15:36

We sure have but if you listen to Mr. Sandland, Donald is to blame for all of our issues. He's the cause of past problems and future problems (that haven't even played out yet). He's making all sorts of crazy accusations and predictions with no factual evidence to back it up and after making his bold beliefs known, he steals away like a thief in the night, never to be heard from again.


I've been mired in the middle class for the better part of 25 years and all of the presidents during that time, both Democratic and Republican, have contributed to keeping the people of the middle class from prospering due to their strangling policies. Over time, this has eroded our trust of the career politicians to "do the right thing" for us. Then, Donald Trump emerges as a person of the people, who recognizes these problems and vows to make them better. He won the election (WITHOUT the help of the Russians) and he's now embarking on a change of course that hopefully will make America Great Again.


I've put my faith in him, as has the majority of the country (look at a map of how much Red engulfed America for the Republican vote vs. the Blue sections that represented the Democratic side). Hopefully he'll be able to create change in a positive way and whether he likes it or not, Mr. Trump will be Mr. Sandland's President for at least the next four years.



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