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jimjam wrote:$16,000,000,000 to bail out farmers (mostly giant agri corporations) from the downside of Obese Donald's easy to win trade war. Add that to last year's $12,000,000,000 and we have another $28,000,000,000 added to the Trump Deficit.
jimjam wrote:How about Obese Donald's Academy Award level performance yesterday designed to duck actually getting something done that would help all or most Americans by shoring up our rotting infrastructure …..
jimjam wrote:The things that matter — housing, health care, child care, education, secure retirement — have become all but unaffordable for the vast majority of Americans. Most families don’t have enough saved to weather even a minor financial setback without going into hock. The employment numbers hide the underemployment statistics and labor force participation rates. The job market is not "booming" when highly educated people are working retail or waiting tables. This kind of pervasive underemployment is why the inflation rate has not budged, despite the official "low" rate of unemployment. Most people are scared.
I don't expect inflation to show up any time soon with the major exceptions of CEO salaries, medical costs and tuition increases. Young people are imprisoned in their parents' basements in student debt peonage at a time in their lives when they should be out shopping, making babies, and buying houses and durable goods. Why does no-one consider the extreme disparity of wealth that has been developing as the reason that inflation has stayed low?
What we need is an increase in the minimum wage, more unions, a real infrastructure plan to rebuild roads, schools, ports, hospitals, airports, high speed trains, public transportation, reducing student debt, and more policies that put money in workers' pockets. Giving more money to the wealthy who already have everything they need is useless.
jimjam wrote:They are generally happy with the thought that there are lots of folks out there making $8 @hr. moving burgers and fries over the counter (They call it "full employment"). Health insurance? Good luck suckers .
BigSteve wrote:The bottom line is that more people are working than ever before. You can complain about that all you want, but it doesn't make it untrue...
BigSteve wrote:That person should be fired, not given a raise.
US employment rate:
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-sta ... yment-rate
True, and his bosses should be executed for poisoning the general public.
jimjam wrote:We get taxed twice!
First with the tariffs. And then with the payments to farmers and anyone hit by the retaliatory tariffs.
Trade wars are "Easy to win." Hmmmm Not so easy after all.
Mexico will pay for a wall. still waiting.
Tax reductions for corporations and billionaires will "trickle down" and help everybody. ….. Social Security and Medicare are "unsustainable". Whoops ………. wrong kind of trickle.
Boy …. wouldn't it be cool to see Obese Donald's tax returns and take a peek at the truth.
Beren wrote:Sad thing is that it doesn't take a genius to con America.
Beren wrote:I wonder if any other country could ever produce such con men as Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Trump. I wouldn't call them geniuses, but they all had or have the talent. All politicians are con men, of course, but Republican US presidents are the greatest.
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