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Showing posts with label YOUR GOP. GOP 2017. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YOUR GOP. GOP 2017. Show all posts

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Trump/Ryan Tax Plan (Trickle-down Doesn't Work For The Middle Class)

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Gary Kohn

Director of the National Econo
mic Council and chief economic adviser to President Donald Trump.

“When you take a corporate tax rate at 35 percent and move it to 20 percent, and you see what’s happened over the last two decades to businesses migrating out of the United States, migrating profits out of the United States, migrating domicile out of the United States, and hiring workers out of the United States, it’s hard for me to not imagine that they’re not going to bring businesses back to the United States.

“We create wage inflation, which means the workers get paid more; the workers have more disposable income, the workers spend more. And we see the whole trickle-down through the economy, and that’s good for the economy.”

May I ask: "What does that statement remind of? Hint: Ronald Reagan's failed economic policy.
The Balance dot com 

Definition: Trickle-down economics is a theory that says benefits for the wealthy trickle down to everyone else. These benefits are usually tax cuts on businesses, high-income earners, capital gains and dividends.

..... Trickle-down economics says that Reagan's lower tax rates should have helped people in all income levels. In fact, the opposite occurred. Income inequality worsened. Between 1979 and 2005, after-tax household income rose 6 percent for the bottom fifth. That sounds great until you see what happened for the top fifth. Their income increased by 80 percent. The top 1 percent saw their income triple. Instead of trickling down, it appears that prosperity trickled up.

In 2015, The Economic Populist published a detailed piece about the long-term failure of supply-side economics."  folks, it simply doesn't trickle.

Trickle down economics at work

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump's Evaporating Supporters

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Yesterday we published a piece regarding Trump's first stop on his Asian tour. Within hours of the start of his visit with the Japanese Prime Minister, Trump (via his inept staff) stumbled into an utter embarrassing moment regarding Japan's auto production or lack thereof in the US. Well, Japan has produced automobiles in the US for 35 years via 24 manufacturing assembly plants. 

If you followed the link above, you have been reminded of Japan's automobile presence in the US while being reminded of Trump's failed clutch of reality. The latter is a dangerous state of being and probably leads to his diminishing pool ratings (from various pools).

Watch his remarks. (Remember you have been given a 45 "embarrassment alert".)

Now for a bit of his most recent polling. It is important to keep in mind with numbers as you are about to read one has to recognize his support base seems to be fraying.

CNN's John King dissects the latest CNN poll results.

The Washington Post/ABC poll October 29 through November offers readers another dip in Trump's approval ratings. His ratings have dipped to a seven-decade low for presidents at this point in their administrations.

Full survey details liked here.

Results by Registered voters

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No opinion
All adults
25% Strongly
12% Somewhat
8% Somewhat
50% Strongly
Registered voters
The Washington Post - ABC News poll

Earlier today the NBC/WSJ Poll indicates among "Three Trump Counties" Trump's support erosion is equivalent to a quick moving mudslide. Here is an excerpt from the NBC//WSJ poll.

Despite the aforementioned erosion, Trump continues to exist and thrive in a self-anointed unreal world which is probably perpetuated by those he relies on for advice as well as various stooges who you have to know occupy the White House. After the kerfuffle of John Kelly's attack on a Congresswoman with utter lies due to his failed advice to Trump, any doubt Trump's highest level team is laced with stooges should be erased. 

Let's close with another example of a failure to grasp reality and an accompanying show of incompetence via his handlers. Trump's campaign tweet on behalf of a GOP candidate in Virginia.

Trump is the embodiment of Ignominious.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Proper Respect For Our Fallen Heroes- Why Not Trump?

Trump in the Rose Garden after being forced to address after ten plus days have passed since the killing of four US soldiers in Niger.

The pathology of the serial liar is both astonishing and pathetic. Why would Trump make such a statement without regard for consideration of people speaking to the contrary?   

Over the past 24 hours Gold Star moms and wives, as well as Gold Star fathers are speak put.

MSNBC's Ari Melber, The Beat, booed a segment with a mother and father of a soldier killed this past August.

A former Obama Administration official served in Afghanistan and differs diametrically with Trump's comments to the wife of former Sgt. LaDavid Jonson. 

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Brandon Friedman's Twitter feed.  Scroll down to read in proper numeric order.

  1. Replying to 
    16. More importantly, it sends this message to troops: If you're looking for support from the White House, you know what you signed up for.
  2. Replying to 
    15. First, it tells us the President has no idea how the military works or what his role and responsibilities are.
  3. Replying to 
    14. So when we have a Commander in Chief respond to a combat death with, "he knew what he signed up for," it tells us a few things.
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    13. "What could we have done differently? How could we have prevented this from happening?" No one shrugs death off as an inevitability.
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    12. After a KIA, no one in the military ever, EVER, says "he knew what he signed up for." Instead they reflect.
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    11. It's long been a thing in the U.S. military. Here's how Robert Heinlein characterized it in his 1959 military classic Starship Troopers:
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    10. Today we say, "I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy."
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    9. And that's what keeps troops going. The knowledge that your life is valuable. That it's not to be wasted. That air support is inbound.
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    8. Instead, DoD designed MRAPs. It was a concerted effort to keep more people from getting killed unnecessarily.
  10. Replying to 
    7. Take roadside bombs. When they began killing U.S. troops, President Bush never said, "they knew what they signed up for."
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    6. But when things *do* get dicey, troops expect leaders (at every level) to do everything in their power to keep death from happening.
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    5. I'll say that again: 1. Out of every 5,000. Dying in combat is neither common nor expected.
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    4. Take the numbers: Since 9/11, roughly 1 out of every 5,000 troops to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan died there.
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    3. I did two tours in combat as an infantry officer and I never met a soldier who thought dying was a reasonable result of their service.
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    2. There's often a misconception among non-veterans that service members sign up with the expectation that they may die.
  16. 1. Let's talk for a minute about "he knew what he signed up for."
If you have any doubt about the level and scope of the latest Trump misstep and exhibition of insensitivity with respect to our military heroes, check out his nonverbals the days after the call to Sgt LaDavid Johnson's wife.

Take 41 seconds an watch the nonverbals. This man is lying. Tight arm fold, no waving hands et al.

If we reflect back on Trump's Rose Garden comments regarding "contacting" he families of our fallen heroes, it seems we find more and more lies.

Whitney Hunter's husband, Sgt. Jonathan Hunter, spoke to CNN yesterday and has agreed to other on-camera interviews regarding a NO CALLs from Trump.

The nation's 45th President is a sad reminder of life with President Obama and predecessors who respected our troops.