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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Yes. I do.

    The numbers haven't really changed that much since he took office. It is the long term prospects that worry me. Trump's economic policies haven't yet had time to affect the economy. We had a sound economy the last time Republicans won the White House, and it took 7 years for W's policies to run us off the fiscal cliff.

    There is nothing new in today's GOP economic policies. They are the same tired old tax cuts for the rich and deregulation Voodoo that goes back to 1980.
    Nice - except the tax cuts were across the board...and the libs call it for the rich because they hold the rich in contempt as they play bigot with this portion of the public. Same old tired leftist tactics at play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Trump is taking credit for a downward trend in unemployment that has been underway for almost a decade, and he's bragging about the same unemployment numbers that he called "fake" while he was campaigning. He insisted then that the "real" unemployment rate might be as high as 40%.

    It's disingenuous, at best.
    BS The economy is rolling because the business hostile environment is no longer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    My question, which was hardly a 'tangent', was whether you believed the economy was doing 'good' back in mid-2016, when most economists would have said it was doing well, but when Mr. Trump said it was doing simply terribly, with a TRUE unemployment rate as high as 40%, worse than the Great Depression.
    Mr. Leroy,

    It is 100% non sequitur. What I believed about what the President said about the economy in 2016 is irrelevant to the President trumpeting the excellent economy, backed by all the economic indicators today.

    That is like asking if I believe my boss today, when last weekend at the company party, he was drunk and spouting off all kind of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    AWWW Libs doubting good news? Gee, that's as silly as libs doubting election results they don't want to hear
    You will recall that back in mid-2016, it was YOU folks who were doubting the good news! When the BLS was reporting that unemployment was at 5%, you and your candidate Trump were shouting FAKE NEWS!! and declaring that the 'TRUE' unemployment rate was an OUTLANDISH 40%----which would have been worse than anything seen in the Great Depression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    BS The economy is rolling because the business hostile environment is no longer...
    and has been no longer since about 2010 apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    You will recall that back in mid-2016, it was YOU folks who were doubting the good news! When the BLS was reporting that unemployment was at 5%, you and your candidate Trump were shouting FAKE NEWS!! and declaring that the 'TRUE' unemployment rate was an OUTLANDISH 40%----which would have been worse than anything seen in the Great Depression.
    Well, that's what libs do, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    Nice - except the tax cuts were across the board...and the libs call it for the rich because they hold the rich in contempt as they play bigot with this portion of the public. Same old tired leftist tactics at play.
    Joe Sixpack got a little tax cut of maybe $40 a month, already all eaten up by gasoline price increases, with many many more price increases to come. Just wait until poor Joe gets socked in the teeth by his next healthcare insurance premium HIKE, because that is going to be a DOOZY, now that the individual mandate is gone. If you don't understand why, then you just don't understand how health insurance markets work.

    Meanwhile, your billionaires got a tax cut big enough to go out and buy themselves a nice new yacht.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Leroy,

    It is 100% non sequitur. What I believed about what the President said about the economy in 2016 is irrelevant to the President trumpeting the excellent economy, backed by all the economic indicators today.

    That is like asking if I believe my boss today, when last weekend at the company party, he was drunk and spouting off all kind of shit.
    Good analogy.

    Back during the campaign, Trump was like a drunk spouting off all kinds of shit.

    Come to think of it, he still is.

    But, the employment numbers coming from the BLS are golden, just as they were in 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Leroy,

    It is 100% non sequitur. What I believed about what the President said about the economy in 2016 is irrelevant to the President trumpeting the excellent economy, backed by all the economic indicators today.

    That is like asking if I believe my boss today, when last weekend at the company party, he was drunk and spouting off all kind of shit.
    I see. So you're suggesting that Donald Trump was maybe drunk and spouting off all kind of shit when he was out on the campaign trail in 2016?

    Well, that's ONE explanation, all right. Because he certainly was talking completely out of his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Good analogy.

    Back during the campaign, Trump was like a drunk spouting off all kinds of shit.

    Come to think of it, he still is.

    But, the employment numbers coming from the BLS are golden, just as they were in 2016.
    Mr. Not,

    Back during the campaign, any campaign, every candidate is like a drunk spouting off all kinds of shit.

    As such, it is irrelevant to this discussion.

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