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    Trump Has Now Broken Every One of His Economic Populist Promises

    And his supporters just shrug and continue screaming MAGA! Unfuckingbelievable.

    He promised to have the government negotiate with drug companies but his new Medicare prescription drug plan does nothing of the sort.

    Now there will be no infrastructure bill. He ran to the left of Hillary on this. Instead we got a tax bill that pushed the deficit so high we can't afford it now.

    He was going to pull out of NAFTA and negotiate a much better deal. That was never realistic.

    He also promised universal health care. He said, “Everybody’s gotta be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say … I am going to take care of everybody, I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of, much better than they’re taken care of now … The government’s going to pay for it.”

    And he promised to raise taxes on the rich and said it was going to cost him a fortune. Total bullshit.

    “Draining the swamp” has become a catchall-Republican slogan, like “lock her up,” that basically means doing anything to lash out at Trump’s opponents. During the campaign, though, it had a different and more specific definition. Trump promised to enact reforms to reduce the power of lobbyists and business. He specifically endorsed:

    • A constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

    • A ban on federal employees lobbying the government for five years

    • A ban on members of Congress lobbying for five years

    • Tighter rules about what constitutes a lobbyist, instead of letting people call themselves consultants

    • Campaign finance reform limiting what foreign companies can raise for American political candidates

    • A ban on senior government officials lobbying for foreign governments


    Trump has not merely forgotten these promises, his administration has embraced Washington sleaze with unprecedented gusto. Not only has he failed to prevent former administration officials from lobbying for foreign governments, he has had current administration officials lobbying for foreign governments. There has never been an American presidency so easily manipulated by domestic and foreign business interests. The most benign explanation for Michael Cohen’s secret payments to his hastily constructed Delaware shell company is that he was a conduit for business interests to buy their way into Trump’s good graces.
    President Trump Has Broken Every Populist campaign Promise

    And his supporters behave as though none of that matters. What's important is they get to give liberals the finger. That's what it's all about for them.

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    Unemployment at a 48 year low ...

    Continued Quarters with the GDP above 3%

    Jobs coming back and the promise of more jobs coming back .....

    I don't think Trump supporters give a flying pig about what some anti-Trump propagandist from the NY Mag has to say.

    Just saying ......

    #MAGA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    And his supporters just shrug and continue screaming MAGA! Unfuckingbelievable.

    He promised to have the government negotiate with drug companies but his new Medicare prescription drug plan does nothing of the sort.

    Now there will be no infrastructure bill. He ran to the left of Hillary on this. Instead we got a tax bill that pushed the deficit so high we can't afford it now.

    He was going to pull out of NAFTA and negotiate a much better deal. That was never realistic.

    He also promised universal health care. He said, “Everybody’s gotta be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say … I am going to take care of everybody, I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of, much better than they’re taken care of now … The government’s going to pay for it.”

    And he promised to raise taxes on the rich and said it was going to cost him a fortune. Total bullshit.



    President Trump Has Broken Every Populist campaign Promise

    And his supporters behave as though none of that matters. What's important is they get to give liberals the finger. That's what it's all about for them.
    "You're just jealous because Hillary lost!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    Unemployment at a 48 year low ...

    Continued Quarters with the GDP above 3%

    Jobs coming back and the promise of more jobs coming back .....

    I don't think Trump supporters give a flying pig about what some anti-Trump propagandist from the NY Mag has to say.

    Just saying ......

    #MAGA
    When did that down trend start? We all know you can't not lie.
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    And this:



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    President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!
    WTF?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    And this:



    WTF?!

    The Chinese need our jobs. That's why Trump has his giant ties and MAGA hats made there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    Unemployment at a 48 year low ...

    Continued Quarters with the GDP above 3%

    Jobs coming back and the promise of more jobs coming back .....

    I don't think Trump supporters give a flying pig about what some anti-Trump propagandist from the NY Mag has to say.

    Just saying ......

    #MAGA
    Starting your post off with two WHOPPERS is not a 'good look', John.

    (1) Unemployment is NOT at a 48-year-low. It IS at an 18-year-low, going back to 1999.

    (2) We do NOT have continued quarters with GDP growth----which is what I presume you mean----above 3%. Real GDP was growing at a 2.9% rate in the 4th Quarter of 2017, and at a 2.3% rate in the 1st Quarter of 2018. Both of those numbers are less than 3%, John, although that 2.9% figure in the 4th Quarter of last year was at least CLOSE to your 3% claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    Unemployment at a 48 year low ...

    Continued Quarters with the GDP above 3%

    Jobs coming back and the promise of more jobs coming back .....

    I don't think Trump supporters give a flying pig about what some anti-Trump propagandist from the NY Mag has to say.

    Just saying ......

    #MAGA
    First things first.
    Do you or do you not agree that the OP article is accurate?
    Or is it that you do not care WHAT is said, you only care about WHO says it?
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