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hardnox
Advisor

Dr. Evil

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/opinion/twilight-of-the-apparatchiks.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn...

 

A pretty decent take on why the GOP pansy class vs. El Donaldo turned out to look like Polish lance cavalry vs. the Wehrmacht*.

 

Kind of amusing insofar as the $ billions spent by the Kochs et al ended up being a waste- primarily because the careerist revolving doorers who staffed all their institutions are wussies.

 

They cut and ran when El Donaldo showed up with a mob of toothless gun-toting snake handlers in tow.

 

* Wehrmacht in Poland might be apt as history generally concedes that they were nowhere ready for prime time at that point. But after taking a few little countries they got a lot better. Don't say I didn't warn you.

 

Who's got the passaround Churchill hat and stogie, anyway? It's my turn.

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Dr. Evil

Trump`s popularity is more about timing than anything else and being a Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot supporter I think I have some insight.  See, for years I`ve scratched my head about why working class people support Clinton, Gore, Bush, Kerry, McCain and Romney, common people seem to have thought "I`m gonna give the establishment just one more try...maybe they`l git it right this time!" Well the national debt went up, real unemployment went up, trade deficts went up, the price of the candy bar stayed the same but the candy bar got smaller.

 

If Trump came with his message in 2000 he`d been laughed off the stage, in 2004 he`d been 1% in the polls, 2008 and 2012 people thought "give the black boy a chance".    Now I know you liberals are miffed that the torch & pitchfork crowd doesn`t flock to the socialist boy, but people are really waking up here.  Where, I`ll admit Trump is a carnaval barker, but his message rings true. 

hardnox
Advisor

Re: Dr. Evil

You can shoot where the duck was if you want to, but anyway, I don't expect any agreement.

 

You can beat up the Mexicans if you want but I don't think that alone will result in a lot of upward pressure on US wages.

 

I'd tread very lightly in regards to China and trade. They're heading into a serious economic and political transition and if a fool goes blundering into that it could result in an historic pooch screwing. I know the guys down at the bar at Bowl n' Brew say just nuke 'em but that is problematic.

 

You're actually sort of supporting the neolioberal order- you just want a better deal.

 

We have a very sound sovereign currency (farmers would like it to be a bit less sound) and we can create a helluva lot of wage strength by spending several hundred $B a year on infrastructure and raising the minimum wage. And yeah, you'll need to disincentivize other jobs leaving due to the higher wages but A comes first and B doesn't help much on its own.

 

I know you have all sorts of insurmountable mental roadblocks to accepting that- sort of like the barricades around your Rhodesian Army compound- but anyway as far as the Trump Plan goes there's not much there.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Dr. Evil


@hardnox wrote:

You can shoot where the duck was if you want to, but anyway, I don't expect any agreement.

 

You can beat up the Mexicans if you want but I don't think that alone will result in a lot of upward pressure on US wages.

 

I'd tread very lightly in regards to China and trade. They're heading into a serious economic and political transition and if a fool goes blundering into that it could result in an historic pooch screwing. I know the guys down at the bar at Bowl n' Brew say just nuke 'em but that is problematic.

 

You're actually sort of supporting the neolioberal order- you just want a better deal.

 

We have a very sound sovereign currency (farmers would like it to be a bit less sound) and we can create a helluva lot of wage strength by spending several hundred $B a year on infrastructure and raising the minimum wage. And yeah, you'll need to disincentivize other jobs leaving due to the higher wages but A comes first and B doesn't help much on its own.

 

I know you have all sorts of insurmountable mental roadblocks to accepting that- sort of like the barricades around your Rhodesian Army compound- but anyway as far as the Trump Plan goes there's not much there.


In other words we need to keep doing what we have been doing because it is working out so well. What we need to bring the economy back is more massive infrastructure spending.