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Trumps approval ratings are on the rise.  That certainly doesn't bode well for the dems in the midterm elections.

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41/55 does not sound impressive to me. I bet you're figuring he is going to come home with Kim Jong Un as his best friend. Don't you understand that no one in the International community likes Trump at all? Hell, no one likes him at home except you, and that probably puts you on a dozen watch lists.

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2 minutes ago, Fakenews said:

What a fake screen name.

I once had a puppy like you.  He followed to closely and got stepped on.  The difference between you and the dog, he knew when he got stepped on, you don't.

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That's great news. Both Ronald Reagan (1982) and Barak Obama (2010) had 44 % approval ratings before suffering devastating losses for their Parties in the mid-term elections 5 months later.

From Newsweek:

But Trump’s 44 percent approval also matches two previous presidents at the same points in their first term in office, just months before their parties experienced major losses in midterm elections.

President Barack Obama earned 44 percent approval in June 2010, a year and a half into his first term, and so did late President Ronald Reagan in June 1982, according to NBC.

 

Five months later, both the Democrat Obama and the Republican Reagan saw their respective parties lose a significant number of seats in the House of Representatives and Senate.

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4 minutes ago, badlatitude said:

41/55 does not sound impressive to me. I bet you're figuring he is going to come home with Kim Jong Un as his best friend. Don't you understand that no one in the International community likes Trump at all? Hell, no one likes him at home except you, and that probably puts you on a dozen watch lists.

First off it's 44% approval.  Second, I'm not 44% of the electorate.  Third, I don't expect Trump to ever meet with Kim.  Fourth, you don't know what the international community thinks and the average American really doesn't care.

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1 minute ago, kmacdonald said:

First off it's 44% approval.  Second, I'm not 44% of the electorate.  Third, I don't expect Trump to ever meet with Kim.  Fourth, you don't know what the international community thinks and the average American really doesn't care.

Wow, wrong on all counts. No wonder you love Trump, you like losing.

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Anyone notice something “off” about this photo Donald, Jr. shared on his Instagram page?

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4 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

Anyone notice something “off” about this photo Donald, Jr. shared on his Instagram page?

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Fake News?

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On 6/7/2018 at 6:36 PM, kmacdonald said:

Third, I don't expect Trump to ever meet with Kim.

Saved for posteriority.

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8 hours ago, Bus Driver said:

Anyone notice something “off” about this photo Donald, Jr. shared on his Instagram page?

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Wow, that was pretty lame. Even Happy Jack has better photoshop skills than that.

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On 6/8/2018 at 11:36 AM, kmacdonald said:

 the average American trump supporter really doesn't care about dental hygiene 

 

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On 6/8/2018 at 11:24 AM, kmacdonald said:

Trumps approval ratings are on the rise.  That certainly doesn't bode well for the dems in the midterm elections.

You go girl!

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I like the big wine stain.

Sexy.

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18 hours ago, Bent Sailor said:

Wow, that was pretty lame. Even Happy Jack has better photoshop skills than that.

JFC. There wasn't even a basic attempt to cover up the fake news claims.

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On 8/10/2018 at 9:28 PM, Olsonist said:

Saved for  posteriority

Uh? Or is it a SA quirk like elk?

 

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11 minutes ago, Xlot said:

Uh? Or is it a SA quirk like elk?

 

Isn't is evadent?

:rolleyes:

 

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28 minutes ago, Xlot said:

Uh? Or is it a SA quirk like elk?

Imagine! Just imagine!

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pulling numbers out of thin air when it comes to the economy, jobs and the deficit.

He refers to a current record-breaking gross domestic product for the U.S. where none exists and predicts a blockbuster 5 percent annual growth rate in the current quarter that hardly any economist sees. Hailing his trade policies in spite of fears of damage from the escalating trade disputes he's provoked, Trump also falsely declares that his tariffs on foreign goods will help erase $21 trillion in national debt. The numbers don't even come close.

The statements capped a week of grandiose and erroneous claims by Trump and his critics, including questionable rhetoric from Sen. Bernie Sanders that his "Medicare for all" plan would reduce U.S. health spending by $2 trillion.

A sampling of the statements, and the reality behind them:

ECONOMY AND JOBS

TRUMP: "Economic growth, last quarter, hit the 4.1. We anticipate this next quarter to be — this is just an estimate, but already they're saying it could be in the fives." — remarks Tuesday before a group of business executives.

TRUMP: "As you know, we're doing record and close-to-record GDP." — remarks Tuesday.

THE FACTS: No. These are the latest in a string of exaggerated claims that Trump has made about the U.S. economy.

While economists are generally optimistic about growth, very few anticipate the economy will expand at a 5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter the president referred to. Macroeconomic Advisers, a consulting firm in St. Louis, forecasts 3.2 percent growth in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase economists have penciled in 3.5 percent. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta pegs it at 4.3 percent.

Whatever the final number turns out to be, none of these figures represents record or close-to-record growth for gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the nation's output. The 4.1 percent growth in the second quarter was simply the most since 2014.

TRUMP: "We've created 3.9 million more jobs since Election Day — so almost 4 million jobs — which is unthinkable." — remarks Thursday at prison reform event in Bedminster, N.J.

THE FACTS: It's not that unthinkable, since more jobs were created in the same period before the November 2016 election than afterward.

It's true that in the 20 months since Trump's election, the economy has generated 3.9 million jobs. In the 20 months before his election, however, employers added 4.3 million jobs.

TRUMP: "Great financial numbers being announced on an almost daily basis. Economy has never been better, jobs at best point in history." — tweet Monday.

THE FACTS: He's exaggerating. The economy is healthy now, but it has been in better shape at many times in the past.

Growth reached 4.1 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, which Trump highlighted late last month with remarks at the White House. But it's only the best in the past four years. So far, the economy is expanding at a modest rate compared with previous economic expansions. In the late 1990s, growth topped 4 percent for four straight years, from 1997 through 2000. And in the 1980s expansion, growth even reached 7.2 percent in 1984.

It's not clear what Trump specifically means when he declares that jobs are at the "best point in history," but based on several indicators, he's off the mark.

The unemployment rate of 3.9 percent is not at the best point ever — it is actually near the lowest in 18 years. The all-time low came in 1953, when unemployment fell to 2.5 percent during the Korean War. And while economists have been surprised to see employers add 215,000 jobs a month this year, a healthy increase, employers in fact added jobs at a faster pace in 2014 and 2015. A greater percentage of Americans held jobs in 2000 than now.

Trump didn't mention probably the most important measure of economic health for Americans — wages. While paychecks are slowly grinding higher, inflation is now canceling out the gains. Lifted by higher gasoline prices, consumer prices increased 2.9 percent in June from a year earlier, the most in six years.

TARIFFS AND THE DEFICIT

TRUMP: "Because of Tariffs we will be able to start paying down large amounts of the $21 Trillion in debt that has been accumulated, much by the Obama Administration, while at the same time reducing taxes for our people." — tweet Sunday.

THE FACTS: This isn't going to happen.

The Treasury Department estimates that all tariffs currently in place will raise about $40 billion in revenue in the 2018 budget year, which ends Sept. 30. Even with the recent tariff increases Trump has implemented or threatened to put in place, it clearly wouldn't be enough to reduce the $21 trillion national debt. It's just 5 percent of what the president would need to eliminate the annual budget deficit of $804 billion that the Congressional Budget Office predicts for this year. The national debt represents the accumulation of all the annual deficits.

The president seems to believe that foreigners pay tariffs, but they are import taxes paid for by American businesses and consumers. They may make it harder for other countries to sell things in the United States, but they are just another form of tax and do not result in lower taxes for the American people overall.

FOOD STAMPS

TRUMP: "Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps — that's since the election. ... That's some number. That's a big number." — Ohio rally on Aug. 4.

TRUMP: "More than 3.5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps — something that you haven't seen in decades." — remarks at White House on July 27.

WHITE HOUSE: "More than 2.8 million have stopped participating in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) - commonly known as food stamps - since Trump's first full month in office." — information sheet released Tuesday, citing Fox Business report.

THE FACTS: Trump and the White House omit important context and overstate his role in reducing the number of people on food stamps. Nor is it accurate that recent declines are the biggest in decades. It's true, as the White House conveys, that more than 2.8 million people stopped participating in the program during the 15-month period from February 2017, Trump's first full month in office, to May 2018, the latest Agriculture Department data available. But this decline is consistent with a longer-term downward trend in food stamp usage due to an improving economy. Currently there are 39.3 million people in the program; food stamp usage peaked in 2013 at around 47.6 million, following the recession.

For instance, in the 15-month period before Trump's first full month in office, food stamps declined by 3.3 million — larger than the 2.8 million that dropped off under Trump's watch.

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13 hours and not a single excuse or rationalization from a Trumpeter?

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4 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

13 hours and not a single excuse or rationalization from a Trumpeter?

Only Team D spreads fake news. Everyone is saying it.

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I see KMac has fled the thread. He was most likely stepped on.  A quick search suggests he is an incarnation of a rather hysterical poster who was perpetually worried about impending anthrax attacks.

SAD!

 

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Ronald K Macdonald probobly just stepped out to get another pack of those lung busters he so enjoys. He will be back soon to tell us how smart he is...

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On 8/11/2018 at 7:47 PM, Left Shift said:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pulling numbers out of thin air when it comes to the economy, jobs and the deficit.

He refers to a current record-breaking gross domestic product for the U.S. where none exists and predicts a blockbuster 5 percent annual growth rate in the current quarter that hardly any economist sees. Hailing his trade policies in spite of fears of damage from the escalating trade disputes he's provoked, Trump also falsely declares that his tariffs on foreign goods will help erase $21 trillion in national debt. The numbers don't even come close.

The statements capped a week of grandiose and erroneous claims by Trump and his critics, including questionable rhetoric from Sen. Bernie Sanders that his "Medicare for all" plan would reduce U.S. health spending by $2 trillion.

A sampling of the statements, and the reality behind them:

ECONOMY AND JOBS

TRUMP: "Economic growth, last quarter, hit the 4.1. We anticipate this next quarter to be — this is just an estimate, but already they're saying it could be in the fives." — remarks Tuesday before a group of business executives.

TRUMP: "As you know, we're doing record and close-to-record GDP." — remarks Tuesday.

THE FACTS: No. These are the latest in a string of exaggerated claims that Trump has made about the U.S. economy.

While economists are generally optimistic about growth, very few anticipate the economy will expand at a 5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter the president referred to. Macroeconomic Advisers, a consulting firm in St. Louis, forecasts 3.2 percent growth in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase economists have penciled in 3.5 percent. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta pegs it at 4.3 percent.

Whatever the final number turns out to be, none of these figures represents record or close-to-record growth for gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the nation's output. The 4.1 percent growth in the second quarter was simply the most since 2014.

TRUMP: "We've created 3.9 million more jobs since Election Day — so almost 4 million jobs — which is unthinkable." — remarks Thursday at prison reform event in Bedminster, N.J.

THE FACTS: It's not that unthinkable, since more jobs were created in the same period before the November 2016 election than afterward.

It's true that in the 20 months since Trump's election, the economy has generated 3.9 million jobs. In the 20 months before his election, however, employers added 4.3 million jobs.

TRUMP: "Great financial numbers being announced on an almost daily basis. Economy has never been better, jobs at best point in history." — tweet Monday.

THE FACTS: He's exaggerating. The economy is healthy now, but it has been in better shape at many times in the past.

Growth reached 4.1 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, which Trump highlighted late last month with remarks at the White House. But it's only the best in the past four years. So far, the economy is expanding at a modest rate compared with previous economic expansions. In the late 1990s, growth topped 4 percent for four straight years, from 1997 through 2000. And in the 1980s expansion, growth even reached 7.2 percent in 1984.

It's not clear what Trump specifically means when he declares that jobs are at the "best point in history," but based on several indicators, he's off the mark.

The unemployment rate of 3.9 percent is not at the best point ever — it is actually near the lowest in 18 years. The all-time low came in 1953, when unemployment fell to 2.5 percent during the Korean War. And while economists have been surprised to see employers add 215,000 jobs a month this year, a healthy increase, employers in fact added jobs at a faster pace in 2014 and 2015. A greater percentage of Americans held jobs in 2000 than now.

Trump didn't mention probably the most important measure of economic health for Americans — wages. While paychecks are slowly grinding higher, inflation is now canceling out the gains. Lifted by higher gasoline prices, consumer prices increased 2.9 percent in June from a year earlier, the most in six years.

TARIFFS AND THE DEFICIT

TRUMP: "Because of Tariffs we will be able to start paying down large amounts of the $21 Trillion in debt that has been accumulated, much by the Obama Administration, while at the same time reducing taxes for our people." — tweet Sunday.

THE FACTS: This isn't going to happen.

The Treasury Department estimates that all tariffs currently in place will raise about $40 billion in revenue in the 2018 budget year, which ends Sept. 30. Even with the recent tariff increases Trump has implemented or threatened to put in place, it clearly wouldn't be enough to reduce the $21 trillion national debt. It's just 5 percent of what the president would need to eliminate the annual budget deficit of $804 billion that the Congressional Budget Office predicts for this year. The national debt represents the accumulation of all the annual deficits.

The president seems to believe that foreigners pay tariffs, but they are import taxes paid for by American businesses and consumers. They may make it harder for other countries to sell things in the United States, but they are just another form of tax and do not result in lower taxes for the American people overall.

FOOD STAMPS

TRUMP: "Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps — that's since the election. ... That's some number. That's a big number." — Ohio rally on Aug. 4.

TRUMP: "More than 3.5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps — something that you haven't seen in decades." — remarks at White House on July 27.

WHITE HOUSE: "More than 2.8 million have stopped participating in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) - commonly known as food stamps - since Trump's first full month in office." — information sheet released Tuesday, citing Fox Business report.

THE FACTS: Trump and the White House omit important context and overstate his role in reducing the number of people on food stamps. Nor is it accurate that recent declines are the biggest in decades. It's true, as the White House conveys, that more than 2.8 million people stopped participating in the program during the 15-month period from February 2017, Trump's first full month in office, to May 2018, the latest Agriculture Department data available. But this decline is consistent with a longer-term downward trend in food stamp usage due to an improving economy. Currently there are 39.3 million people in the program; food stamp usage peaked in 2013 at around 47.6 million, following the recession.

For instance, in the 15-month period before Trump's first full month in office, food stamps declined by 3.3 million — larger than the 2.8 million that dropped off under Trump's watch.

Way too long for a trumptard.

stick with “you lie!”

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I think Trump will experience a tipping point in the not too distant future. He was 'elected' by the corporate masters who thought he would be good for business and their bottom lines.  Forget about the ordinary voters, they were just a tool for the rich. He has cut the taxes for the rich and reduced troublesome regulations but there is not much else he can do for them and they certainly don't like what he is doing to trade. When they get fed up enough they will get Fox News to change its narrative so that Donald is being criticized rather than venerated. It will happen gradually over a period of weeks. His voters will be taught that he has abandoned them and taken advantage of them and that a new, better president is needed in 2020. I suspect his poll numbers will be in the 10 to 15% range within a year once he is turned on by his bosses. Watch what happens if the Reps get slaughtered in the mid-terms as many are predicting. The power-that-be have no desire to watch the shit storm that will follow.

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42 minutes ago, Bristol-Cruiser said:

I think Trump will experience a tipping point in the not too distant future. He was 'elected' by the corporate masters who thought he would be good for business and their bottom lines.  Forget about the ordinary voters, they were just a tool for the rich. He has cut the taxes for the rich and reduced troublesome regulations but there is not much else he can do for them and they certainly don't like what he is doing to trade. When they get fed up enough they will get Fox News to change its narrative so that Donald is being criticized rather than venerated. It will happen gradually over a period of weeks. His voters will be taught that he has abandoned them and taken advantage of them and that a new, better president is needed in 2020. I suspect his poll numbers will be in the 10 to 15% range within a year once he is turned on by his bosses. Watch what happens if the Reps get slaughtered in the mid-terms as many are predicting. The power-that-be have no desire to watch the shit storm that will follow.

It’d be great to watch, but I’m not holding my breath for this.  He seems Teflon coated at the moment, with a much higher instinct for survival than many thought. 

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2 hours ago, mad said:

It’d be great to watch, but I’m not holding my breath for this.  He seems Teflon coated at the moment, with a much higher instinct for survival than many thought. 

I think everyone was surprised by his actually getting elected, including Trump himself. As for his survival skills, I think that's more a factor of how hard it is to get rid of a sitting president (especially one from the party controlling Congress) than it is Trump's instincts.

Frankly, Donald's not had to dodge being squashed because no-one's really tried it yet. Hillary thought she'd cruise in on him being such an obviously retarded choice for POTUS, the Republicans don't want to publicly toss out one of their own, and even after the mid-terms, Trump will be the Democrat's best chance at a President in 2020. Mueller is the only one that is actually tasked with something that could hurt him and, frankly, he has been doing a good job of tying that particular present to the USA in a pretty bow. It just takes time to indict, convict, flip, and then use everyone with dirt on Trump.

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3 hours ago, Bristol-Cruiser said:

I think Trump will experience a tipping point in the not too distant future. He was 'elected' by the corporate masters who thought he would be good for business and their bottom lines.  Forget about the ordinary voters, they were just a tool for the rich. He has cut the taxes for the rich and reduced troublesome regulations but there is not much else he can do for them and they certainly don't like what he is doing to trade. When they get fed up enough they will get Fox News to change its narrative so that Donald is being criticized rather than venerated. It will happen gradually over a period of weeks. His voters will be taught that he has abandoned them and taken advantage of them and that a new, better president is needed in 2020. I suspect his poll numbers will be in the 10 to 15% range within a year once he is turned on by his bosses. Watch what happens if the Reps get slaughtered in the mid-terms as many are predicting. The power-that-be have no desire to watch the shit storm that will follow.

It is always nice to be certain in your viewpoint.  I am thinking you are very comfortable right now. Good.  Congratulations on your contentedness. Do not read further...…….

 

Anytime a tax is relaxed, the wealthy ALWAY benefit more than the middle class and a corporate windfall means the middle class 401k and roth investors see the benefit..  That will not be  a point of contention, it is a natural law.  The contented middle class far out number the wealthy and are by and large happy with the turn of events. In the mean time , the poor and especialloy the black inner city poor are enjoying greater employment opprotunities than EVER before.  Right now, today, Labor Day 2018, you cannot go to a bodega (we call them Mini Mart), afast food place or a chain like Chillis, Fridays, Pizza Hut or the like with out noticing the $10.50, $12.00 an hour or more being offered for hiring new employees.  Those kind of things mean little to us old farts but the market, in my area anyway, is $3, $4 or more above minium wage (Where did that thred go?) and the 18-25 year olds notice these things.  I would think this alone would make you cringe. These kind of wages put a young couple in entry level jobs in the $45k plus bracket. Chicken feed on the fagoty leftist coasts but decent $ when rent is $500/month or a house paymentis $650.  You all go ahead and live in your lefty euphoria coastal catcalling Trump as he misspeaks his topics off the cuff.  Wait and see!!!!

 

 

Popcorn :)

 

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49 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

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You all ATM foreign cocksuckers might be advised to keep your council...…….?

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12 minutes ago, warbird said:

You all ATM foreign cocksuckers might be advised to keep your council...…….?

You seem awfully obsessed with faggots and cock sucking all of a sudden, warbird. I'm happy for you. Truly. It must have been hard for you to come out this late in your life. Good on you.

Now shut the fuck up and let the adults talk.

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On June 7, 2018 at 6:24 PM, kmacdonald said:

Trumps approval ratings are on the rise.  That certainly doesn't bode well for the dems in the midterm elections.

Rudi ?  

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