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Trump’s Phone Call to Ukrainian President Zelensky has Everything to do with Politics and Nothing to do with Corruption

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In the interview in front of the White House, Trump wanted to make a point by standing up to corrupted political leaders. But one question from CNBC’s Eamon Javier and he stumbled. He kept rehashing the phrase “It is about corruption and not politics”.

But when Eaton Javier asked the question “Have you asked foreign leaders for any corruption investigations that don’t involve your political opponents?”, Trump’s answer wasn’t satisfactory. He said that as long as any country helps with corruption probes he would be happy with it. In his opinion, It isn’t about his political agenda but the issue of corruption. Any help from a foreign country to nail any corrupt politician is a help he would take.

The issues of corruption became national news when the corruption in Ukraine became a news last month. Some alleged that he abused his office during the course of his dealings with the country. And this brought scrutiny upon his decision to temporarily withhold military aid.

In the controversial phone call in July with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump didn’t talk about corruption. But he discussed about withdrawing the military aid if Zelensky did not do him a favour. And his favor was to investigate into the Bidens and the origins of the Mueller investigation.

This can be ammo for his campaign and that’s the reason he wanted it so badly. And most of the media believes his concern with corruption has got nothing to do with it. Political investigation into his opponent shot his chances of re-election and the masses doubt his credibility.

After all this drama, Trump tweeted on Thursday that the President had every right to investigate corruption. But sadly he broke the federal law by making the scandalous phone call to investigate the Bidens. His action was politically motivated rather than ethically.

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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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