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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    He said we'd get 4% growth.
    It's a goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    It's a goal.
    It was a promise he made.

    Trump pledged a 4 percent growth repeatedly during the presidential campaign and into his presidency. He was so sanguine that he predicted it may rise even higher at the presidential debate in October 2016. "We're bringing [the Gross Domestic Product] from 1 percent up to 4 percent," he said. "And I actually think we can go higher than 4 percent. I think you can go to 5 percent or 6 percent."
    Trump Failed to Deliver on Economic Growth Promise, New Report Shows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I don't take everything​ Trump says literally as the far left and the media does.

    It still amazes me how so many still don't understand Trump.

    It's a goal and a goal Obama gave up on by deciding 2 percent growth was the new Norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    I don't take everything​ Trump says literally as the far left and the media does.

    It still amazes me how so many still don't understand Trump.

    It's a goal and a goal Obama gave up on by deciding 2 percent growth was the new Norm.
    Obama never promised 4% growth. See the difference? Mr. Trump should be held ACCOUNTABLE for his FAILED PROMISES.

    The Failed Economic Promises Of Donald Trump
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    It's a goal.
    Im gonna be 6'3'', Blonde with a six pack stomach. Its a goal
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Obama never promised 4% growth. See the difference? Mr. Trump should be held ACCOUNTABLE for his FAILED PROMISES.

    The Failed Economic Promises Of Donald Trump
    Didn't say he did.

    Obama gave up and was satisfied with mediocrety very slow growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    I wasn't going to rub in the 4% Trump claim. Back then everyone said that was not going to happen.

    Trump was the ONE that was going to change all that. During the GOP primaries, All of Trump's opponents called out Trump's claims as BS, but MAGAs chose to believe the claims.

    Trump is fundraising in Tx today. There is no good economic news to tout.
    You know, I watched ALL of the GOP primary debates, I am pretty sure I watched all of them rather carefully, and I heard very little of that. I certainly did not hear any of the other candidates FORCEFULLY challenge Trump on his promises that he could get us back to 4% growth, or 5% growth, or even better. And there's actually a pretty good reason for that. Had any of them done so, they would have been attacking GOP orthodoxy itself, the fundamental claim that Republican policies ARE better for economic growth, that they ARE the pro-growth party of America, which itself is hogwash, but never mind all that, you see? EACH and EVERY one of them would have been wanting to make the SAME claim, had they become the GOP nominee!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    Obama gave up and was satisfied with mediocrety.
    Obama gave up on WHAT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    It's a goal.
    It's a goal that we are NOT going to meet. Therefore, it is a SILLY goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Im gonna be 6'3'', Blonde with a six pack stomach. Its a goal
    I'm gonna be a billionaire, sailing around the Mediterranean on my yacht, with a bunch of beautiful blondes on board. It's a goal.

    This could turn into a FUN thread!
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