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Old 03-03-2018, 03:32 PM
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Stupid is as stupid does. I never thought any president would beat Gee Dubya's mean spirited dumbfuckery but this moron takes the cake, the pan and the oven. It's like the GOP decided to meld Louis Gomert-Texas and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and run the scion of that mash up for President.
Add Steve King - Iowa in a three-way of wingnut idiocy. And Jim Jordan of Ohio if you're into four-ways. And Devin Nunes for a five-way. I think Bob Dylan had these clowns in mind when he wrote Idiot Wind:

Idiot wind
Blowing every time you move your mouth
Blowing down the back roads headin' south
Idiot wind
Blowing every time you move your teeth
You're an idiot, babe
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:49 PM
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Add Steve King - Iowa in a three-way of wingnut idiocy. And Jim Jordan of Ohio if you're into four-ways. And Devin Nunes for a five-way. I think Bob Dylan had these clowns in mind when he wrote Idiot Wind:

Idiot wind
Blowing every time you move your mouth
Blowing down the back roads headin' south
Idiot wind
Blowing every time you move your teeth
You're an idiot, babe
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe
Perfect song for these times. It describe President* Dipshit to a 'T'.
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:37 AM
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Fat Donnie Trumpolini twitter rages at the Europeans over their response to his massively stupid trade war.



Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

The United States has an $800 Billion Dollar Yearly Trade Deficit because of our “very stupid” trade deals and policies. Our jobs and wealth are being given to other countries that have taken advantage of us for years. They laugh at what fools our leaders have been. No more!
9:43 AM - Mar 3, 2018

and as if that wasn't enough, he pulls out his ignorance and waves it around...



Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

If the E.U. wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on U.S. companies doing business there, we will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the U.S. They make it impossible for our cars (and more) to sell there. Big trade imbalance!
9:53 AM - Mar 3, 2018
Most of the cars sold in the US are assembled here. Parts content from both the US and abroad is so globalized that there really is no such thing as a wholly American, Japanese, German made vehicle anymore.

Trump is so ignorant it's beyond description. Where would you start? The problem is that it doesn't matter because his loyal subjects are even more ignorant and simpleminded than he is. Consider that he is their Oracle of Truth.........

God help us all.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:20 AM
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"Jimmy Kimmel Says He’s Filing A Federal Complaint Against The Trumps"

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0600b830004f6

""Most of the merchandise Kimmel purchased was made abroad, and two items didn’t list a country of origin at all. Kimmel said such an omission could lead to potential fines of up to $500,000 if it turns out these products were made overseas.""




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Old 03-16-2018, 08:19 AM
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So, what's the answer then? We put a 2.5% import tax on vehicles imported into the US that are manufactured overseas. Compare that, for example, to the 10% that is applied to vehicle imports in Germany. Its OK for Germany to apply taxes to protect its auto manufacturing, but not OK for the US to protect its interests in a similar manner?

For the record, I don't agree that imposing / increasing tariffs are the answer. I think no tariffs imposed by any country is the right answer, but I don' think that's a realistic scenario. I also don't think T-TIP was the right answer either, and T-TIP was made less relevant with the future of the EU in question.

However, encapsulating trade in the political process gets pretty ugly. The closer we can get to free trade without gov't interference - which results in special interests being well served but creates havoc elsewhere - is the best bet. Will it ever happen? Skeptical.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:18 PM
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The dotard just tanked the markets with his trade wars. He ignores the best advice to please his idiot base. When will the Repubes wake up and throw him out on the street, or in the Pen, where he really belongs. You know they have enough evidence on him, when will they finally turn on the moron?
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:31 AM
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Shiller: The dotard’s trade wars will bring economic crisis.

Another highly respected economist who Whell will now call a “lefty”, lol.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnb...ent-forum.html

The Yale economist criticized U.S. President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview in Beijing, calling the U.S. commander-in-chief "a showman" who "obviously relishes" celebrity, but acts in a way that's "totally unbecoming for a president."
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:18 PM
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Shiller: The dotard’s trade wars will bring economic crisis.

Another highly respected economist who Whell will now call a “lefty”, lol.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnb...ent-forum.html

The Yale economist criticized U.S. President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview in Beijing, calling the U.S. commander-in-chief "a showman" who "obviously relishes" celebrity, but acts in a way that's "totally unbecoming for a president."
Yawn. Another day, another case where a faux crisis is skewered:

Stocks traded sharply higher on Monday, bouncing back from strong losses in the previous session as trade tensions between the U.S. and China appeared to ease.

The Financial Times reported China has offered to buy more semiconductors from the U.S. to help cut its trade surplus with the U.S. The Wall Street Journal also reported that U.S. and Chinese officials are working to improve U.S. access to China's markets.

Investors "have apparently recognized that a trade war is in no one's best interests and therefore extremely unlikely," said Jeremy Klein, chief market strategist at FBN Securities, in a note. "Specifically, the President merely wants to fulfill a campaign promise while China will only enact token countermeasures to appease its citizens."


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Old 03-26-2018, 02:29 PM
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Predictable. Whell “knows better” than a Nobel winning economist. Do you actually pay money for your Limblow newsletter subscription? Lol.
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:08 PM
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Yawn. Another day, another case where a faux crisis is skewered:

Stocks traded sharply higher on Monday, bouncing back from strong losses in the previous session as trade tensions between the U.S. and China appeared to ease.

The Financial Times reported China has offered to buy more semiconductors from the U.S. to help cut its trade surplus with the U.S. The Wall Street Journal also reported that U.S. and Chinese officials are working to improve U.S. access to China's markets.

Investors "have apparently recognized that a trade war is in no one's best interests and therefore extremely unlikely," said Jeremy Klein, chief market strategist at FBN Securities, in a note. "Specifically, the President merely wants to fulfill a campaign promise while China will only enact token countermeasures to appease its citizens."


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Faux News!
Stocks trading higher is to do with Dotard backing off on the steel and aluminum tariffs on trade with N. Korea. One word for you, Samsung.
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