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Old 05-13-2019, 08:09 PM
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Yes, Trump gets an 'A' for not messing up Obama's economy which has been riding on autopilot for two years+ now...

The only thing Trump is "liable" to do to get the "trains to run on time" is to get us into another "stupid war."

The "F" though in "everything else" is well deserved, in fact, I would say it was most "unprecedented," the level of failure and disconnect and lawlessness here...

The people that never seem to get credit for the "booming economy": the average American worker who has raised their productivity and tightened their belts for stagnant wages for 40 years now... still waiting for that "trickle-down."

Democrats... realize that "wages" are an "issue" that almost all other issues stem off of, it is the ultimate "umbrella" issue!

ie: Health care. If people get more money, they are able to afford better HC and also have less stress over money and can make better food decisions than the dollar menu...

Climate change: If folks make more money, they can afford to buy hybrid cars or install solar panels, it gives them more "options."

Education: If people make more money, then they can afford to send their kids to college or further their own education... include the student loan issue in there...

Crime and punishment: Poverty is an obvious driver and motivator of crime, the police force, courts and prison system will benefit directly by reduced poverty. (in turn, reducing demands on "revenues.")

Homelessness: An all too visible and concerning and growing issue... a big part of what makes rent "high" are low, stagnant wages... When someone who "can't quite afford the rent" can now afford it, it leaves open rents further down the food chain...

Social Security: More wages means more revenue...

And on and on, wake up and stop toying with it and seize this issue firmly before the repubs attempt to the way they tried to adopt the issue of pre-existing conditions during the last mid-term!

WAGES, WAGES, WAGES: the "in your face," "obvious to anyone," "sleeping giant."

When wages are the issue, voters turn out!


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Old 05-13-2019, 11:41 PM
Location: the Permian Basin
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Originally Posted by Cida View Post
Useful distinction.

An A- for the U.S. Economy, but Failing Grades for Trump’s Policies
Justin Wolfers

The economists are nearly unanimous in concluding that Trump’s policies are destructive.


Of course, the NY Times is going to have something negative to say about anyone to the right of Bernie. After all, it was Hillary's turn dammit!
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:02 AM
Location: NC
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I read these articles as reminders of the folly of “kicking the can down the road”. And that someone eventually will need to “pay the piper”. So it all depends on your mindset. Those who are wealthy enough can end up with enough wealth to ensure their children never need to work or even be educated. But what about the grandkids?
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:19 AM
Location: California
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What policies specifically are so bad?
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mircea View Post

It's Trade War D-Day +1 Year+ and the economy has continued to grow and there's jobs-a-plenty.

In 2017 you had 3,633,000 jobs added and so far this year 1,746,000 jobs added (according to the CPS).

Based on the CES, payroll expanded by 5,160,000 jobs in 2017 and 2,126,000 jobs added so far.

So, where's the destruction?

The "economists" kept claiming it would cause massive job losses.

The only thing that happened was month after month of record low new unemployment claims.

People don't have to like a President's trade policies, but that's not a reason to lie.

If it was Obama levying those trade tariffs, those same Doom & Gloom economists would be demanding Obama get the Nobel Prize in Economics.

It's sad really, that they cannot be objective.

If the economy falters, it'll be because of Federal Reserve rate hikes, not tariffs.
Is Uber and Lyft driving considered "adding" jobs?? Because I see young and old doing that.
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