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#1 GiveHim6

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:49 AM

Whether you believe the book or not, it should be obvious to anyone with more than a few brain cells that as long as this man is president, this country is playing with fire.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:16 PM

Tax cuts, companies giving raises and bonuses, Isis on the run, cutting government waste....I could go on but some of the other things we might not all agree are good.  I would think we could all agree on these.  I may have burned a few brain cells in my youth but I still have plenty left and think President Trump is doing a great job.  We have at least 1107 days.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:58 AM

It's a matter of opinion I guess on how much input Trump had on the actual tax "reform" bill passed by Congress. For that matter, time will tell what effect that bill will have on the national debt or the long term health of the economy. My impression is that the short term tax cuts for the majority will dwindle to nothing while the wealthy few will benefit indefinitely. That seems to be the opinion of most professional economists. Or to be more blunt, we're getting pissed on while Paul Ryan is telling us it's raining. I just don't buy the line that Trump is some kind of brilliant businessman who knows economics inside and out. He's left most of the economic heavy lifting to his underlings in his business affairs while he takes the credit for successes and poo-poohs the failures.

 

As for companies giving raises and bonuses, lucky you if you're getting them. I did get a bonus this year and every year because my company offers profit sharing. However, those bonuses which were fairly sizeable 4 or 5 years ago have dwindled to practically nothing. I don't see anything on the economic horizon that leads me to believe it will get better anytime soon. Anyway, the template for most politicians of both parties has always been to take credit when the economy is booming and blame the other party when it's not.

 

Whatever success has come of the war on terror is because of Trump's brilliance on foreign policy and his efforts as commander-in-chief of the military? I doubt he knows or cares anything about military matters or how to deal with terrorist organizations, he leaves that to the generals he claims to be smarter than. Which is probably a good thing given his bluster towards North Korea. That's not what most high ranking military officers or career diplomats call diplomacy. Nor is referring to third world countries as "shitholes".

 

And the swamp is still chock full of crocodiles. They seem to be as healthy and well fed as ever.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

So nothing good to say about our president?


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:13 PM

Don't rush me, I'm still thinking...  :4_6_2v[1]:


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:11 PM

OK, you have 1106 days.   :nana:


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:52 PM

Time will tell about that too.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:21 PM

Just came across this.

 

https://www.washingt...m=.7f397f536c79


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:48 AM

That is a good story. It goes to one extreme.  This story goes to the other extreme:

 

2016 Ohio State University attack: A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at 9:52 a.m. EST at Ohio State University(OSU)'s Watts Hall in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

 

And somewhere in the middle we have the rest.  America can't let everyone in who wants in so I would think we should use a system that determines what value can someone bring to this country if they want to immigrate.    


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