President Trump warned Congress to fix the American healthcare system. He told them to skip recess and get the job done. And now look what’s going to happen for 17 days and no repeal or replacement of the sad program known as Obamacare. Trump is about to embark on a 17-day vacation. The rest of the White House is also required to evacuate during the time President Trump leaves in August.
‘Don’t take vacations. What’s the point? If you’re not enjoying your work, you’re in the wrong job,’ Trump wrote in his 2004 book, ‘Trump: Think Like a Billionaire.’
Scheduling a planned vacation is a lot different than the entire heating and cooling system being replaced in a massive building during the hot and humid summer heat of August in Washington. Had Trump left everyone behind to play a few rounds of golf and laugh at Chris Christie in Jersey, then people would have reason to criticize him.
He told Larry King in an interview that year that ‘most of the people I know that are successful really don’t take vacations. Their business is their vacation. I rarely leave. You know that,’ Trump said. ‘You and I are friends. How often do you see me going away?’
And again, this is not technically a vacation, but rather more comparable to a business closure during remodeling. A gas station in my town closed for a week to remodel. Did those people go on vacation, or were they simply not expected to report to work until the building was finished? What the employees did during the remodeling stage is none of our business. As long as they return to work when expected, then we’re all happy and our new gas station and convenience store is complete.
Actually, Trump gets out of town quite often. So far, he has spent 13 of his 28 weekends in office away from the White House, mostly at his properties in Palm Beach, Florida, or in Bedminster, New Jersey, according to an Associated Press count. The figures include a weekend during official travel overseas, and Father’s Day weekend at Camp David, the government-owned presidential retreat in Maryland.
So what? If the President wants to travel around America, then that’s their liberty to do so. Trump isn’t the first President to wander around America a little bit. Just about each and every President has ventured out into the wilderness at some point. to criticize a President based on their amount of travel is what people do when they’re just fishing for something to complain about.
Trump told Congress to fix healthcare, but them and the GOP failed miserably. Obamacare stinks and the GOP healthcare is basically the equivalent and stinks as well.
The only way to fix healthcare is to require government to use the same healthcare that us American citizens use. We all have jobs in this country (except the leeches) and we can all contribute to the cost of healthcare and use the same plans. We’re all humans and we’re all citizens. Anyone who’s not a citizen needs to get their paperwork in to become citizens. They need to pay taxes and contribute to the cost of insurance. Our insurance companies need to make enough money to cover the expensive costs while still profiting. Us American citizens need affordable healthcare with great service, not that lame “you can keep your doctor” nonsense where people can’t even keep their doctor.
Presidents travel with the equivalent of a mini-White House made up of advisers, other aides and security, and they must be prepared to deal with a crisis at all hours and from wherever they are.
But chronic stress affects the body’s ability to resist infection, maintain vital functions and avoid injuries, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, then a professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, wrote in a 2010 paper on the website of Psychology Today subtitled ‘why presidents (and all of us) need vacations.’
Stressed out people are more likely to get sick, have accidents, sleep poorly, be more irritable and less fun to be around. Whitebourne wrote that vacations break the ‘stress cycle.’
‘Perhaps it’s good that someone as important as our president is showing that he believes it’s beneficial to take a break from the office, get out and enjoy the outdoors in a little bit of a break in mindset and, we would hope, be able to go back to work refreshed and renewed and do a better job,’ Whitbourne, who currently teaches at the university’s Boston campus, told the AP in a telephone interview. ‘I think that’s the theory of vacations.’
Anyone who works for a living knows how beneficial it is to step away from the job to catch a break and recuperate physically and mentally. People who are overworked might end up hating their job. They get stressed and the quality of work suffers. People need breaks and vacations so they can come back stronger than ever.
Just taking a 20 minute nap great for me. Trump taking a 17-day vacation while the White House heating and air conditioning is replaced is fine with me.
Maybe he can think of ways to fix healthcare (make Congress use what we use) while he’s putting around the course in New Jersey.
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