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President Trump Takes a Backfoot in G7 Controversy

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President Donald Trump clarified that his government will not be conducting G7 2020 at his personal resort in Doral, Miami. This announcement came Saturday night via his twitter account. He hinted that Camp David might be an option.

He wrote, “Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020.”

Another tweet said, “We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!”

Describing pros about the proposition he tweeted,“It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms, and each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building.”

Talking of emoluments violations he wrote that he had offered to host the summit at no profit to himself. Democratic lawmakers claimed that the earlier G7 summits have cost upwards of $40 million.

After months of guessing and speculations White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had announced on Thursday about the venue. He said G7 meeting will be held at Trump National Doral Golf Club between June 10 and 12.

Just a day after Mulvaney’s announcement Democratic lawmakers introduced a legislation to block this proposal.

Mulvaney said that the president has clearly stated that he doesn’t profit from this. It is much chaper to do it at Doral than other sites. He added that the decision has been taken to save taxpayers millions of money.

All these speculations of emoluments violation started with an air force crew staying in Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland. This happened between 2015 and 2019. An airforce review stated that 18 percent of stays were made in his resort. Trump said he had no knowledge of these stays.

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Rural America needs help with Affordable Housing

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America has been facing the issue of affordable housing in major cities and fast-growing urban areas for so many years now, that we almost take it for granted. But what we did not see coming, as a nation, was the same problem sprouting in rural America. This is what is going on, right now, as people from all financial spectrums struggle to find a house that they can afford. Here is why and which solutions should be looked at.

Not enough Jobs, Education and Health Care Availability

What explains housing difficulties is the same as in all other economic sectors: The offer is not sufficient for the demand. And why is that, in rural America? The answer is simple: There are not enough jobs to be handed out in these parts. Also, the children lack sufficient education, and the people are not provided with good health care facilities. Therefore, you don’t find contractors that want to build more homes to invest in the future, in these regions, even though there are more people living there, every year.

Also, most of the houses that exist need to be renovated. They require new facade systems, in order to become more energy efficient. The people that live in these parts, barely make enough to make ends meet, and they have to pay higher energy bills, simply because they can’t afford new aluminium windows and doors, that would greatly reduce their costs. New sustainable materials need to be added outside their walls, to protect their home from high or low temperatures outside. But instead, they are simply fighting each other to find a house that they can live in, at an inflated price, and that won’t even provide them sufficient protection in the warmest and coolest months of the year.

Public Investment is required to start the Process

Money is at the core of the problem. To built more houses, or to renovate the ones that already exist in rural America, a large investment will need to be made. Since it is clear that private owners are scared to enter into this rebuilding of the land by themselves, the different levels of governments need to envision new help plans that will make all this possible. But it isn’t the only investment they must make.

Today, wages are not growing as fast as they were before. We find ourselves in uncertain times, thanks to the COVID-19 crisis and the current war going on in Ukraine. Having a larger part of the population to buy a house, is simply impossible in view of these issues. And yet, this is exactly what rural America needs. Therefore, young adults need to be helped, in some ways, in order to create a larger group of potential home buyers. This will help kick-start the market of housing in rural America, which hopefully will create a dynamic that will continue on, with wealthier individuals investing in construction, in these areas.

Affordable housing has become a necessity in rural America. Otherwise, small towns will continue to disappear. This is not a long-term solution for a growing America, that wants to lead by example.

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