I used to think that brain surgeons were brilliant. We have the expression in English: “It’s not brain surgery,” akin to “it’s not rocket science.”
After watching Ben Carson in the debates in the last few months, my opinion of brain surgeons has dropped significantly.
Would I want Ben Carson doing surgery in my brain? Honestly – No!
Then there is Donald Trump. Would I want to do a real estate deal with that man? Not if my life depended on it. I would not buy a used car from Trump. He can talk big when he talks about other people’s money and other people’s kids (sending them off to fight wars). But he has filed bankruptcy four times. He calls it “he has used the system.”
I have never filed bankruptcy, I have always paid all my bills, even when the investment property I bought before 2007 dropped to 33 percent of its value. It’s still upside down, I am still holding on to it, meeting my obligations.
But then, of course, Trump is a billionaire, and I am not. He’s good with other people’s money.
Do I trust these people?
Take a wild guess. It’s not brain surgery.