Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How Donald Trump is working for you

(1) Trump promised to work for the people. But he also is on record saying that most people do not warrant respect. Therefore, you might reason, (2) he wouldn’t care to work for those people. Both (1) and (2) cannot be true. As the opticians would say, which is better, (1) or (2)? Here’s the story from the HuffPollster’s morning email.

PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST SIGNED A BILL THAT BASICALLY EVERYONE HATES - HuffPollster: “President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday that repeals rules that would have banned telecom and cable companies from sharing customers’ personal information, including web browsing history, without their consent. But the vast majority of Americans—including Trump supporters—don’t think internet service providers should be allowed to share customers’ sensitive data without their permission at all, according to a HuffPost/YouGov survey published Monday. Prior to the president signing the bill into law, nearly three-fourths of Republicans and Democrats said they wanted him to veto it….[J]ust 6 percent of Americans think ISPs should be allowed to share such ‘sensitive’ data without permission, and 83 percent oppose the concept, according to the HuffPost/YouGov poll. The objection crosses party lines, with more than 80 percent of Democrats, Republicans, and independents all saying ISPs shouldn’t be allowed to share customers’ browsing history and other personal information without permission. Polarization being what it is, it’s rare for any political issue to face such an overwhelming rejection. For comparison, the deeply unpopular GOP health care bill topped out at just 52 percent opposition in HuffPost/YouGov’s polling, even after its demise.” [HuffPost]

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