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Old 06-04-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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Between his tax cut and spending bill, Trump has added more than a trillion dollars to the deficit already in the short time he's been in office. What do you bet Boss1234 never comes back to address that.[/QUOT


I got a rise and bonus under Trump, nothing whatsoever under Obama. Source?
Whatever turns you on. As they say in the Bluegrass, “Do whatever you like. Just don’t scare the horses!”
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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As a Democrat, this is not great news but it does have an upside. Trump and the country will have had one party rule/dictatorship for four years. They will own every single thing that happens. Trump loves having something to run against and he would have absolutely nothing to run against since he will be responsible for every single thing that happens. We can run ads reminding the country that Trump promised everyone would have health care and the government was going to pay for it. We can run ads showing how much Trump has enriched himself while in office by hosting government meetings and foreign dignitaries on his own properties. Trump and Kushner are doing all kinds of shenanigans with foreign countries, so hopefully that will be public.

By then, I'm guessing blue states will hate the red states so much that they will not hire their residents, will not do business with them and the country will be on the verge of splitting. So with every downside, there's an upside.
‘Trump enriched himself’? Did you ever bother to pay attention when Hillary Clinton was at the hight of ‘pay to play’?
The Clinton’s stand at the very top of the ‘personal enrichment while holding a government office’ dialogue.

Liberal hypocrisy at it’s best.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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All tax cuts add to the deficit. Tax cuts mean the government receives less revenue at each level from those individuals paying . The argument from conservatives is that those cuts will be offset by those same individuals making more money.


The first half is fact, the second is a predicted opinion that usually ends up being wrong.
Please show me that the tax cuts have added $1 trillion to the deficit? That was the claim made by JAMS. And tax cuts may or may not mean that. For instance (and have you alluded to), if businesses repatriate offshore funds due to lower taxes and invest in other business opportunities that create jobs (we're already seeing this) and people have more money to spend, which create jobs, that adds money to the revenue stream, too.
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Please show me that the tax cuts have added $1 trillion to the deficit? That was the claim made by JAMS. And tax cuts may or may not mean that.
I believe the 1 trillion dollar number comes from the Congressional Budget office.


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For instance (and have you alluded to), if businesses repatriate offshore funds due to lower taxes and invest in other business opportunities that create jobs (we're already seeing this) and people have more money to spend, which create jobs, that adds money to the revenue stream, too.
It does not offset it usually. What ends up happening is that the government cuts spending to even out the cut revenue. For example, of the 8 Bush budgets, only 2 met revenue expectations. the other 6 all failed to equal out.

As for jobs again, the employment level stayed stagnant during the Bush years.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:53 PM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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No way around it: if Dems don't take back control of either the house or senate that is bad, if they don't get either is a disaster.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:41 PM
 
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Please show me that the tax cuts have added $1 trillion to the deficit? That was the claim made by JAMS. And tax cuts may or may not mean that. For instance (and have you alluded to), if businesses repatriate offshore funds due to lower taxes and invest in other business opportunities that create jobs (we're already seeing this) and people have more money to spend, which create jobs, that adds money to the revenue stream, too.
Many corporations are using the corporate tax cut funds to buy back their own stock. This does not create even one job.

You people are in a dream state.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Not one to make much out of one poll, but wow this thread didn't age well.... Same poll referenced in the OP is now Dems +9

Reuters Polling
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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The so-called "Blue Wave" was always a fiction of the DNC & the media. The GOP should get 4-6 new seats in the Senate easily. The GOP might pick up 5 or 6 seats in the House, or lose 5 or 6 seats.....Trump is too popular & the economy is too good to derail the status quo unless something big comes down the pike.
"Trump is too popular...."

That's a good one, my sides hurt I'm laughing so hard at that🤣😂
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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Not one to make much out of one poll, but wow this thread didn't age well.... Same poll referenced in the OP is now Dems +9

Reuters Polling
Trump's Kim Jong Un peace deal will be too much for Democrats to even get a snip.
Its like September 11 impact (when Bush had the biggest approval rating of all-time).
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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"Trump is too popular...."

That's a good one, my sides hurt I'm laughing so hard at that🤣😂
Trump's poll numbers with Republicans are the highest since Reagan.
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