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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #12600 on: June 28, 2018, 11:22:07 AM »
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Harley Davidson CEO Matthew S Levatich says:

 "Our decision to move some of our operations is 100% based on President Trumps tariffs. Mr. Trump knows nothing about economics and even less about trade. The man is a moron."
no one is buying there motorcycles there profit and sales are way down the last couple of years but blame trump instead of fixing the company which has been faltering for a few years.

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« Reply #12601 on: June 28, 2018, 11:31:11 AM »
Joe Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee at the time and Schumer was one of the most senior members of the Democraric leadership.

Its impossible to know what they would have done, but they said what they said and its come back to haunt them.

You dont think they wouldnt have blocked a nomination.....I think they would

I said last year that blocking Garland was wrong and it was a huge gamble by the Republicans, but its paid off in spades. 

As I also said last year, most Republicans I know (east coast, fiscally conservative, socially moderate) would regard the Trump Presidency as completely worth it if gets in two Supreme Court Justices even though they, like me, cant stand him.

Well, you’re about to get your money’s worth. Hope you enjoy it. This country is about to change even more for the worse for women, minorities, working class, consumers and the environment.

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« Reply #12602 on: June 28, 2018, 09:16:09 PM »
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Harley Davidson CEO Matthew S Levatich says:

 "Our decision to move some of our operations is 100% based on President Trumps tariffs. Mr. Trump knows nothing about economics and even less about trade. The man is a moron."
no one is buying there motorcycles there profit and sales are way down the last couple of years but blame trump instead of fixing the company which has been faltering for a few years.
Médian wages allowing for inflation are at 1975 levels. People do not have money. Why do you think so many voted for Trump? And he is f**king them over
and this only started happening since trump became president? According to CNBC wages went up 2.7% in 2017 most since the Great Depression
Most since the Great Depression.? For f**k's sake.
Wages went up by over 5% a year in the 50s
Trump said the tax cuts would generate growth of 3 to 4% per year.
Now the OBR estimates max 1.9%.
Why? Because all the money goes to the rich who are riding everyone else.
the last collapse or depression

Here's something for you

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2018/0628/973939-us-economy/

But personal consumption expenditures, a measure that tracks spending by individuals, grew at a sluggish 0.9% for the quarter, the lowest level since the second quarter of 2013.
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« Reply #12605 on: July 02, 2018, 05:14:06 AM »
$4 a day
Literally less than a cup of coffee per day.
Apparently this is a new acceptable measure of poverty in the United States in 2018. Those "experts" really have their shit together...

No wonder the country is fucked.
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« Reply #12606 on: July 02, 2018, 05:42:20 AM »
$4 a day
Literally less than a cup of coffee per day.
Apparently this is a new acceptable measure of poverty in the United States in 2018. Those "experts" really have their shit together...

No wonder the country is fucked.
A.The US is neo Victorian


1. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jun/29/americas-outcasts-women-trapped-in-cruel-cycle-of-exploitation

Don't have the link-FT quote fRom 2011
2. "Robert Gordon of Northwestern University ... shows that in the past quarter-century the US labour market has become markedly more exceptional –more organised around the “disposable worker”.  Management thinking and declining unions have driven friction ever lower, while employment subsidies and regulation have made Europe’s labour markets stickier. The Great Recession and its surge of long-term unemployment are a severe test of what was once seen as a distinctive US economic strength."


3. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/13/he-was-gone-fentanyl-and-the-opioid-deaths-destroying-australian-families

In the US, where opioid abuse has sparked a public health crisis, fentanyl is at the front line of overdose deaths. Opioid overdoses increased by about 30% across the US in just 14 months between 2016 and 2017, and fentanyl deaths shot up by 540% between 2013 and 2016.

According to the the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of deaths caused by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl jumped from 3.1 per 100,000 in 2015 to 6.2 per 100,000 in 2016. In October last year the US president, Donald Trump, declared it a public health emergency.

4. According to the FT oil price rises wiped out the bebefit of the tax cut for the poorest 40%.

The economic system is very simple. Money is transferred from everyone else to the very top. The people at the bottom are in despair. And they voted for Trump. More shafting.

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #12607 on: July 05, 2018, 11:26:32 AM »
@EJDionne


"Conservatism of the Burkean variety tends to conserve settlements that seem to work, that deliver acceptable levels of prosperity and civil peace" & allow "social, economic & political experimentation." Charles Fried: The Roberts Court is not conservative

 Norman Ornstein

There will likely be five justices willing to blow up the essentials of democratic rule in a free and diverse republic. It will be a nakedly partisan set of decisions to enable a dwindling party minority to maintain control.

Hamilton and his counterparts deliberately created a system to provide safeguards against this kind of corrupt demagogue. They started with an independent Congress and an independent Supreme Court. Sadly, neither seem to be working


https://blog.harvardlawreview.org/not-conservative/

In several of the most controverted areas that the Court has entered and in which its decisions have had a profound effect on law and on our national life—voting rights, gerrymandering, affirmative action, abortion, campaign finance, and most recently mandatory agency fees to public sector unions—the Court has undermined or overturned precedents that embodied longstanding and difficult compromise settlements of sharply opposed interests and principles. These decisions are not the work of a conservative Court.

Prof. Garrett Epps

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People don’t understand. The court has already been packed, that Rubicon has been crossed.
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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #12608 on: July 16, 2018, 04:57:29 PM »
Seriously lads . . .

WHAT THE f**k WAS THAT??!!!!

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« Reply #12609 on: July 16, 2018, 05:28:01 PM »
Absolutely mental :o

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« Reply #12610 on: July 18, 2018, 07:39:45 AM »
Republicans for the Rule of law. Imagine.

@BillKristol

Here's a new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law urging Congress to act, post-Helsinki, to pass legislation to protect Mueller. (And don't tell us Trump walked back part of the comment we quote. That walk back was risible. Trump meant what he said and said what he meant.)

 https://mobile.twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1019356011877019648/video/1
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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #12611 on: July 18, 2018, 08:40:06 AM »
Republicans for the Rule of law. Imagine.

@BillKristol

Here's a new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law urging Congress to act, post-Helsinki, to pass legislation to protect Mueller. (And don't tell us Trump walked back part of the comment we quote. That walk back was risible. Trump meant what he said and said what he meant.)

 https://mobile.twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1019356011877019648/video/1

Easy mistake to make.

We all get would and wouldn't mixed up when talking about state intervention in elections.  ;D