Ok. I know I am going against the grain, but I am rather pleased with myself not getting hysterical over the Donald. Neither for or against. I pity those who see him as some sort of monster who is going to destroy the earth, but I also rather pity those who see him as their Messiah who is going to part the waters and bring on a new age of freedom and liberty.
Neither is the case. I suspect he will fall somewhere in between. But even if he is one extreme or another, he will have very little power to do more than execute some limited “Executive Orders” that will hopefully fix some of the excesses of the Obama Regime, and he will also be able to restore ‘rule of law’ at the various Federal agencies like the Department of Justice, IRS, EPA, etc. Other than that he will be going against the current of a profoundly corrupt system run by career politicians, bureaucrats, and judges.
I am not optimistic.
But as I said in the headline there is something to be happy about: you have more time to get out, and get out with some of your money!
A few weeks ago at the peak of the Trump Market hysteria I sold some stocks at a very nice profit. As I watch the market collapse I am rather feeling a bit better.
As for being able to liquidate other assets it is going to be easier over the next few years. I don’t think Trump is going to be so antagonistic to business as Obama was. We might even get some improvements in the area of FATCA, FBAR, etc.
But as I see the chaos and horror that the Left is creating for the USSA in their endless stream of phony protests and opposition, I am not hopeful for the country. These people have lost their mind, and they make up a large minority of the country. They control the media, education, and the moneyed elites. I don’t see how the country can survive such people. I am glad to be out.
I suggest you look at the election of Trump as a breath of fresh air that will give you a bit of time and energy to get out of the swamp. Because Trump is not going to be able to drain it. It is much bigger than just Washington DC, which is bad enough. The entire culture has degenerated into depraved lunacy. Get out while you can!