Kind people often ask me what I think of what’s going on out there in the big wide world. Some ask what my father — Herbert Stein, certified genius — would think about it all.
I really don’t know what to think about the political parts. I don’t like Mr. Trump’s tax plan. Why would we even think of cutting taxes on the rich when we have an immense deficit and so much catchup spending on defense to do? Why would we even think of ending free trade, one of the best ideas in history for spreading well-being?
Why, on the other hand, do we have a mass media so overflowing with hatred towards Donald Trump? Where does this level of rage come from? And where is the Trump/Russia collusion the media endlessly talks about? I haven’t seen anything real. Anyway, Trump is president. Isn’t he supposed to set foreign and defense policy? Where is the crime in trying to have communications with Russia? I should think we would want more than anything else to avoid war over there unless NATO is threatened.
I can even see where Putin would try to jam our government and media gears rather than see anything remotely like a threat to Russia. The Russians have been through hell in war — and peace — beyond what we can imagine. Yes, Putin is shifty and paranoid but he has good reason to be.
So, I’m not worried about Russia. They are a poor country half our size. Trump isn’t doing anything wrong with them that I can see, yet. Read more in The American Spectator.
Ben Stein is a writer, actor, and lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read more more reports from Ben Stein — Click Here Now.
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