Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Note--- The following quotes may or may not be exactly as spoken. Any error is quite minimal, and does not change the meaning of the precise quote.
1. "We now have the greatest economy in our history." Ha! Not even close to that, Don Corleone. It's only great for perhaps the upper 15% or so of income earners. Everyone else is barely keeping even, or falling behind. The median income in this country is only $33,188; that means half of us make less. Asset Bubbles (a type of inflation) and the Debt Bubble are larger than just before the 2008 Crash. Financial derivatives still are a massive problem. Casino Capitalism and Crony Capitalism still are setting us up for the next Bust... which, by the way, is overdue. If you don't believe that, simply look at the time intervals between Booms & Busts from the 1973 Recession to present day. No one, including you, has eliminated the Boom-Bust Cycle.
2. "We also now have the greatest employment in our history." Wrong again. See this post of mine to understand why Gov't employment/unemployment stats are almost always wrong...including those put out by your Crew---
The piece also explains why Gov't inflation stats are extremely misleading.
In both cases above, today's stats are dwarfed by those of the Golden Age of American Capitalism. During that time, not only was the economy booming, manufacturing growing, and Business thriving, but mega corporations were being taxed at up to 90%. With its length of twenty-plus years, that economy makes today's look like an unmitigated disaster.
3. This last quote is in relation to the Mueller Hearing that took place Wednesday. "Under Article II [of the Constitution], I have the right to do anything I want to." What planet are you on, Don? Good grief. Even a cursory examination of Article II shows that, except during times of declared war, the Presidency actually is a rather modest Office. Perhaps you were gaslighting when you made that particular statement. You have a penchant for trying to confuse people with outrageous claims and obvious lies. Unfortunately for you, most of us see through your dangerous childishness. Now we just have to convince your cult following that you're a total fraud.
Not only my opinion. Everyone Be Well
p.s. For any new visitors here, I'm not a Democrat or a Republican.