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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/1/5/1904871/-Inequality-in-the-Trump-economy-keeps-getting-worse


Inequality in the Trump economy keeps getting worse


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Every month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly jobs report, Donald Trump and Republicans crow about the economy and the low unemployment rate. And every month, too many Americans wonder when they’re going to start feeling the effects of that “great economy.”

A recent study on poverty and a new way of measuring the quality of jobs show the shallowness of GOP claims about the U.S. economy. Poverty went up in at least one county in every state, concentrated in rural areas and the South. And a new system of measurement called the Job Quality Index shows that, although there are jobs available, for the most part, they aren’t jobs that pay well and aren’t career jobs for the long term. Often, they don’t even employ workers for a full 40 hours a week.

Combine that with the disastrous effects of the Trump tariffs and the trade war with China, especially how that trade war hurt U.S. manufacturing; the surge in bankruptcies of small farmers; the fact that American consumers now have a record $14 trillion in debt; and the 2017 GOP tax reform scam that turned into a windfall for big companies instead of helping everyday Americans, and most of us don’t feel that we’re better off than before Trump became president—a benchmark used by challengers in nearly every election.

Don’t forget that, after the GOP House and Senate passed and Trump signed the tax overhaul in late 2017, Trump’s message to his rich cronies at Mar-a-Lago gathered for the Christmas holidays was, “You all just got a lot richer.”

That was not a message that trickled down to average Americans. The supposed tax savings didn’t do much trickling down for them, either. Since the country started coming out of the Great Recession in 2009, the overall U.S. poverty rate has decreased. But between 2016 and 2018, the poverty rate grew in 30% of counties across America, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-manufacturing-10-year-low_n_5e1289c6c5b6b5a713bc67e6?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics


The Business Sector Donald Trump Promised A Renaissance Is Tanking
Manufacturing activity just sank to a 10-year low, battered by Trump’s trade war with China.


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Donald Trump repeatedly vowed to revive American manufacturing when he campaigned for the presidency. But more than three years into Trump’s administration, factory activity has sunk to a 10-year low, battered by Trump’s trade war with China.

“We will bring back our jobs. We’ll bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams,” Trump said at his inauguration after promising a manufacturing “renaissance.”

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But a monthly index of manufacturing activity plunged in December to the lowest level since 2009 ― lower than analysts had predicted. December was the fifth consecutive month of shrinking activity.

Demand continued to drop, with factories reporting the lowest level of new orders in more than a decade. Manufacturing employment is at the lowest since the start of 2016.

“This is a seriously weak report, and we see little chance of a sustained near-term recovery,” Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, wrote in a note to clients.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

facebook agrees to assist trump and russians again in 2020

they like the lies of the right wing...

https://news.yahoo.com/nancy-pelosi-facebook-shameful-183751787.html




Nancy Pelosi Lays Into 'Shameful' Facebook In Blistering Remarks


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At the end of her weekly press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if she thinks Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg wield too much power.

Facebook makes a fortune knowingly and intentionally disseminating political lies and misinformation, and that was clearly on Pelosi’s mind as she delivered a frank and damning response.

“The Facebook business model is strictly to make money,” she said. “They don’t care about the impact on children, they don’t care about truth, they don’t care about where this is all coming from. And they have said even if they know it’s not true they will print it.”

Fact check: True.


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"They don't care about the impact on children, they don’t care about truth … I think what they have said very blatantly, very clearly that they intend to be accomplices for misleading the American people … I think their behavior is shameful."

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“I think that they have been very abusive of the great opportunity that technology has given them,” Pelosi continued.

“All they want are their tax cuts and no anti-trust action against them. And they schmooze this administration in that regard because so far that’s what they have received.”

Pelosi then alluded to the role Facebook played in the last presidential election, and warned that this time around, the company will knowingly play a similar role.

“They have said very blatantly, very clearly, that they intend to be accomplices for misleading the American people, with money from God knows where. They didn’t even check on the money from Russia in the last election. They never even thought they should.”

Fact check: Also true. As part of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, a Kremlin-backed troll farm that called itself the “Internet Research Agency” paid for at least 3,000 divisive political ads on Facebook. The company accepted payment for the spots in Russian rubles.

Those ads were in addition to other Russian efforts to sway public opinion on social media in favor of Donald Trump. A 2018 Senate Intelligence Committee report found thousands of covert Russian accounts on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Pinterest amassed millions of followers and hundreds of millions of social engagements.

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VA and military is 62% of all expendatures.

gee ya want to know why we have lost our competitive advantage

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

baja said:
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VA and military is 62% of all expendatures.


You may want to clarify that what is shown on the chart is for discretionary spending and not the total federal budget. So "all expendatures" (sp!) is just BS.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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baja said:
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VA and military is 62% of all expendatures.


You may want to clarify that what is shown on the chart is for discretionary spending and not the total federal budget. So "all expendatures" (sp!) is just BS.


I think everyone here knows that except Madd-dy, and IQ30.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
baja said:
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VA and military is 62% of all expendatures.


You may want to clarify that what is shown on the chart is for discretionary spending and not the total federal budget. So "all expendatures" (sp!) is just BS.


Yes, but it's a stunning chart , nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boggsman1 wrote:
techno900 wrote:
baja said:
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VA and military is 62% of all expendatures.


You may want to clarify that what is shown on the chart is for discretionary spending and not the total federal budget. So "all expendatures" (sp!) is just BS.


Yes, but it's a stunning chart , nonetheless.



That's what happens when you neglect the military for decades...It all started with pedophile bill Clinton...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mat-ty wrote:
boggsman1 wrote:
techno900 wrote:
baja said:
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VA and military is 62% of all expendatures.


You may want to clarify that what is shown on the chart is for discretionary spending and not the total federal budget. So "all expendatures" (sp!) is just BS.


Yes, but it's a stunning chart , nonetheless.



That's what happens when you neglect the military for decades...It all started with pedophile bill Clinton...


ha ha , you're a sucker. The GAO has outlined how many billion we waste every year at the Pentagon, and the fact that we could do the job with $200B less. No spending gets scrutinized by this administration.

Our citizens are hooked on Opiods, losing teeth driving on our crappy roads while we spend zillions on rockets....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mat-ty wrote:
boggsman1 wrote:
techno900 wrote:
baja said:
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VA and military is 62% of all expendatures.


You may want to clarify that what is shown on the chart is for discretionary spending and not the total federal budget. So "all expendatures" (sp!) is just BS.


Yes, but it's a stunning chart , nonetheless.



That's what happens when you neglect the military for decades...It all started with pedophile bill Clinton...


so your point is when a president does that they are scum right.....

MADD-dy you are about the dumbest rock ever...

Trump with republican complete control over all branches of government decreased military spending with trump. see the chart

and under Bush it hit all time highs and then he began decreasing it.

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