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Do you think Trump will be impeached or forced to resign?

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1 hour ago, EVENKEEL said:

I meant to say posters here give Obama credit for the economic growth in the USA, and will continue to do so for at least 3-7 more years.

 

Dow at 26,231. The stock market is flourishing.

Do you want us to give Trump credit for not derailing the economic growth of the last seven years?

 

Trump took office when the recovery from the Bush financial crisis was powering on.  He has been further helped by a growing world economy.  He got lucky.  His tax cuts probably helped the stock market, but not the overall economy.  In fact, by stimulating an economy already running at near capacity, and increasing federal deficits that are already too high, Trump is setting the country up for another financial crisis.

 

I will certainly give Trump and the Republicans credit for the budget deficit when it explodes in the years ahead, and for the next financial/economic/military crisis that will occur due to his fumbling in office.

 

" Almost one year into his administration, there are, in­cred­ibly, more key positions for which he has nominated nobody than there are confirmed appointees. Of 626 key positions requiring Senate confirmation that The Post tracks in collaboration with the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, there are 241 confirmed, 136 formally nominated — and 245 with no nominee."     https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-destroying-a-national-treasure/2018/01/12/3f42a9ca-f70b-11e7-a9e3-ab18ce41436a_story.html?tid=pm_opinions_pop&utm_term=.ea6a32ea142b

 

The current Kurdish/Turkey conflict could escalate into the next big war, between two US allies, because we don't have knowledgeable people handling the crisis.  Or similar deficiencies could lead to a war in Korea.  It's already leading to the South China Sea becoming China's private lake.

 

Many people refuse to believe that government is difficult and requires competent people.  I don't know what the reckless incompetence of the Trump administration will lead to, but it won't be anything good.

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3 hours ago, heybruce said:

Trump's response to the opioid crisis:  A 95% cut to the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy:  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/18/trump-targets-drug-policy-office-297422

 

And a completely unqualified 24 year old Deputy Drug Czar:    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-apos-deputy-drug-czar-121016887.html

 

No problem, I'm sure Jared Kushner will solve it all by himself, right after he brings peace to the Middle East.   

Who is the acting Drug Czar?

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2 minutes ago, riclag said:

Who is the acting Drug Czar?

Isn't that something you can look up yourself?

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2 minutes ago, riclag said:

No surprise.  As indicated about, Trump is leaving a lot of key positions empty.

 

He did nominate someone for the position, but that someone turned out to be cozy with big pharma:

 

" Representative Tom Marino, a Republican from Pennsylvania who had been tapped to lead the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, pulled out after news stories about his efforts to pass an industry-supported law aimed at undercutting enforcement efforts at the same time opioid abuse has mushroomed into a national epidemic."    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/us/politics/trump-says-drug-czar-nominee-tom-marino-withdraws-from-consideration.html

 

 

Looks like Jared will have to solve the opioid crisis on his own, after he finishes bringing Israel and the Palestinians together. Oh, and handling diplomacy with Mexico and China.  And reforming Veteran Affairs and the Criminal Justice system.  And reinventing government.

 

Trump hires the best people, doesn't he?

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5 minutes ago, heybruce said:

No surprise.  As indicated about, Trump is leaving a lot of key positions empty.

 

He did nominate someone for the position, but that someone turned out to be cozy with big pharma:

 

" Representative Tom Marino, a Republican from Pennsylvania who had been tapped to lead the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, pulled out after news stories about his efforts to pass an industry-supported law aimed at undercutting enforcement efforts at the same time opioid abuse has mushroomed into a national epidemic."    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/us/politics/trump-says-drug-czar-nominee-tom-marino-withdraws-from-consideration.html

 

 

Looks like Jared will have to solve the opioid crisis on his own, after he finishes bringing Israel and the Palestinians together. Oh, and handling diplomacy with Mexico and China.  And reforming Veteran Affairs and the Criminal Justice system.  And reinventing government.

 

Trump hires the best people, doesn't he?

I don't get it.  If you compare this Marino guy to to the rest of Trump's 'the best people' this guy is clean as a whistle, and if anything way over qualified and experienced for the position.

 

What gives?

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38 minutes ago, Slip said:

I don't get it.  If you compare this Marino guy to to the rest of Trump's 'the best people' this guy is clean as a whistle, and if anything way over qualified and experienced for the position.

 

What gives?

Well, clean compared to the numerous, nasty swamp creatures Trump has hired.

 

Maybe that's Trump's strategy to drain the swamp--surround himself with the dirtiest of the dirty, then take them all down with him when his own dirty finances are finally revealed.  He'll get out of a job he never wanted, can negotiate a Presidential pardon before he leaves, and people will talk about him for generations, which is what he really wants.  Brilliant.

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4 hours ago, heybruce said:

Do you want us to give Trump credit for not derailing the economic growth of the last seven years?

 

Trump took office when the recovery from the Bush financial crisis was powering on.  He has been further helped by a growing world economy.  He got lucky.  His tax cuts probably helped the stock market, but not the overall economy.  In fact, by stimulating an economy already running at near capacity, and increasing federal deficits that are already too high, Trump is setting the country up for another financial crisis.

 

I will certainly give Trump and the Republicans credit for the budget deficit when it explodes in the years ahead, and for the next financial/economic/military crisis that will occur due to his fumbling in office.

 

 

So your suggestion is that no matter who was elected, Clinton or Trump, the best they could do is derail the economy of the previous administration? The worst economy over that period of time since the Great Depression. Is that your assertion?

 

You know every sustained economic expansion contains elements that lead to its demise. Continued existence of TBTF financial institutions and overly long ZIRP being just two good examples of such. Mispriced assets, misallocation of capital and unservicable debt will be the problem, as it always is. Only this time, what with the over extended ZIRP we have the "everything bubble".  As has become the norm, gains will be privatized and losses will be socialized. 

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Utter absurdity. Hoping it's fake news.

 

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In 2016, Taylor Weyeneth took a break from his studies as an undergrad law student at St John's University and used the skills he'd acquired organizing a single golf tournament and working in his father's chia seed factory (closed abruptly when his father went to jail for processing illegal Chinese steroids in the plant) to campaign for Donald Trump. Now Weyeneth, at 24 years old, is the deputy chief of staff for Office of National Drug Control Policy, in charge of billions of dollars in spending to curb the opioid epidemic and fight illegal drug use.

https://boingboing.net/2018/01/15/all-the-best-people.html

 

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8 hours ago, heybruce said:

Looks like Jared will have to solve the opioid crisis on his own, after he finishes bringing Israel and the Palestinians together. Oh, and handling diplomacy with Mexico and China.  And reforming Veteran Affairs and the Criminal Justice system.  And reinventing government.

 

Well, after around a year of trying Jared still can't get full security clearance yet he is still present at Intelligence briefings. Due to his family ties to the POTUS, he gets to continue his access. No average person would have been allowed to do so. This shows an obvious abuse of power by the POTUS to keep his son-in-law in the inner WH circle.

 

JARED KUSHNER STILL DOESN’T HAVE SECURITY CLEARANCE AFTER A YEAR AT THE WHITE HOUSE

http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushner-without-security-clearance-after-one-year-white-house-783965

 

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And here we have the nutjob who threatened to kill CNN employees because they were "fake news."  Well the moron has been arrested and to no one's surprise, the guy is a big fan of Trump....and a total bigot.  Typical Trump supporter?

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/michigan-man-accused-of-threatening-to-attack-cnn-identified-with-hitler-former-classmate-says/ar-AAv5f51?ocid=wispr

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25 minutes ago, Berkshire said:

And here we have the nutjob who threatened to kill CNN employees because they were "fake news."  Well the moron has been arrested and to no one's surprise, the guy is a big fan of Trump....and a total bigot.  Typical Trump supporter?

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/michigan-man-accused-of-threatening-to-attack-cnn-identified-with-hitler-former-classmate-says/ar-AAv5f51?ocid=wispr

 

What I want to know is: why isn’t the Trump Supporter Community (such as the KKK?) coming out to condemn this man, his actions and ideology? Are they secretly supporting him and his type of actions? Are they surreptitiously trying to introduce Trumpia law into The US and eventually oppress all non Trump-worshipping infidels? Hmm?

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6 hours ago, lannarebirth said:

So your suggestion is that no matter who was elected, Clinton or Trump, the best they could do is derail the economy of the previous administration? The worst economy over that period of time since the Great Depression. Is that your assertion?

 

You know every sustained economic expansion contains elements that lead to its demise. Continued existence of TBTF financial institutions and overly long ZIRP being just two good examples of such. Mispriced assets, misallocation of capital and unservicable debt will be the problem, as it always is. Only this time, what with the over extended ZIRP we have the "everything bubble".  As has become the norm, gains will be privatized and losses will be socialized. 

No, I am suggesting that no matter who was elected, the best he or she could do is not derail the economy of the previous administration.  Also, instead of using the strong economy to run up the deficit, which Trump is doing, they should use the strong economy to bring down the deficit, which every credible economist advocates.

 

It's really quite simple: When the economy is struggling and needs stimulus, deficit spending is needed.  When the economy is running at near full capacity, the deficits should be brought down.  Republicans do the opposite.

 

BTW, economists, and some government officials, recognize the risk of near zero interest rates.  They just don't agree on how to change them without bringing on a recession.  They also recognize the dangers of too big to fail banks, but don't agree on how to downsize them.  Recognizing a problem is not the same as identifying a solution.

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24 minutes ago, heybruce said:

No, I am suggesting that no matter who was elected, the best he or she could do is not derail the economy of the previous administration.  Also, instead of using the strong economy to run up the deficit, which Trump is doing, they should use the strong economy to bring down the deficit, which every credible economist advocates.

 

It's really quite simple: When the economy is struggling and needs stimulus, deficit spending is needed.  When the economy is running at near full capacity, the deficits should be brought down.  Republicans do the opposite.

 

BTW, economists, and some government officials, recognize the risk of near zero interest rates.  They just don't agree on how to change them without bringing on a recession.  They also recognize the dangers of too big to fail banks, but don't agree on how to downsize them.  Recognizing a problem is not the same as identifying a solution.

 

What's wrong with the occasional recession? It is an integral part of the business cycle. It is the attempt to do away with shallow, periodic recessions that has so distorted the economy and guarantees more severe downturns to come. If the Fed had started their tightening cycle at the end of 2013 when they should have, maybe we'd already be on the other side of a recession now on a much stronger footing.

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