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Trump visiting the UK this week:

Well he is looking at the Houses of Parliament, to be fair.
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Trump and GOP are not well aligned are they?
How do you align with a president that gets his positions from Fox and Friends... and switches them around whenever he feels like it.


I honestly don't care about what he does to the US society... they elected him and continue to support him. His trade wars, beef with WTO, Nato, UN and any other multinational body will however change the world we are living in. I don't mind that America might not be the trustworthy partner it once was... I do mind however that the actual winners of all of this might not be named Trump, but Putin, Li or Erdogan...
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Old 11.07.2018, 09:36
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Trump claimed his tax cuts would boost companies so they could invest in workers and job creation.
Analysis shows that 57% of the tax savings went to shareholders (the 10%) and only 7% to workers, less than the 8% that went to customers.

Researchers at the San Francisco Federal Reserve said on Monday the tax cuts could boost the economy very little — or perhaps not at all. The reason is that as I have often posted here boosting a healthy economy does not achieve much!

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Like Brexit, but More Orange

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But just because the Stop Trump movement, like the Stop Brexit movement, shouts loudest, it doesn’t mean it speaks for the nation. Quite a lot of Britons, like quite a lot of Americans, don’t abhor Mr. Trump and everything he stands for. Many would rather welcome him if only because it makes diplomatic sense.
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Trump claimed his tax cuts would boost companies so they could invest in workers and job creation.
Analysis shows that 57% of the tax savings went to shareholders (the 10%) and only 7% to workers, less than the 8% that went to customers.

Researchers at the San Francisco Federal Reserve said on Monday the tax cuts could boost the economy very little — or perhaps not at all. The reason is that as I have often posted here boosting a healthy economy does not achieve much!

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The graph is misleading because according to the linked article the 57% for shareholders actually includes re-investment. I don't see it as lining the pockets of greedy shareholders when you re.invest windfall money to create new capabilities for the future.
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Trump visiting the UK this week:
It baffles me how people who (rightfully ) claim Trump lacks class, intelligence, logical ability ..... well, basically lacks everything except money .... then react to him on the same low level. And seem to take pride in that

The only thing I conclude from that is that my desire to ever meet those people is as little as the desire to meet Trump.
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Quite a lot of Britains like Love Island too. Doesn't make them right though.
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It baffles me how people who (rightfully ) claim Trump lacks class, intelligence, logical ability ..... well, basically lacks everything except money .... then react to him on the same low level. And seem to take pride in that

The only thing I conclude from that is that my desire to ever meet those people is as little as the desire to meet Trump.
I think it's good Bantz tbh.
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Well this has started off well

https://twitter.com/GavinLeeBBC/stat...47190479060992
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I think it's good Bantz tbh.
Agreed. Whilst we do think Trump lacks grace, dignity, humility and almost everything else that makes a functional human being, the one thing he lacks most is a sense of humour and any ability to self deprecate.

That's why this balloon is very funny.

If you're taking issue with poking a bit of fun at a pussy grabbing, family splitting, etc etcing orange Gobshite, you need to have a word with yourself.
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Old 11.07.2018, 11:54
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And the usual Trump disregard for facts in there as well. Claims Germany get 60-70% of their energy supply from Russia. It's actually about 30%.
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The graph is misleading because according to the linked article the 57% for shareholders actually includes re-investment. I don't see it as lining the pockets of greedy shareholders when you re.invest windfall money to create new capabilities for the future.
Not really.

They state that based on corporate press releases and media reports, JUST Capital estimates the incremental dollar amount being reinvested along six of the seven key Drivers of JUST Capital’s model (Workers, Customers, Products, Environment, Communities, and Jobs), with tax reform cited as the primary reason.

We are excluding Management & Shareholders from our scoring under the assumption that all residuals, until stated otherwise, may be held as retained earnings for future investment.
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I think it's good Bantz tbh.
You're right. It would be. If it wern't world politics.

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Agreed. Whilst we do think Trump lacks grace, dignity, humility and almost everything else that makes a functional human being, the one thing he lacks most is a sense of humour and any ability to self deprecate.

That's why this balloon is very funny.

If you're taking issue with poking a bit of fun at a pussy grabbing, family splitting, etc etcing orange Gobshite, you need to have a word with yourself.
It is not the way to do business. And politics is business.
But I guess as long as I don't have a solution to how to deal with this serious problem called Trump, mockery is better than nothing?

Do they think they can embarrass him enough to leave the job? I doubt this will work, nothing seems to embarrass him


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And the usual Trump disregard for facts in there as well. Claims Germany get 60-70% of their energy supply from Russia. It's actually about 30%.
Thanks, I was wondering if that number was correct (that would have made him being right ).
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Old 11.07.2018, 12:18
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Somehow Trump failed to mention that the US imports from Russia last year were over 17 $Billion.

As I posted earlier he is tactical not strategic. He started a trade war with Germany so it is not surprising if they would continue to buy from other countries?

There is also the fact that Angela Merkel accuses US of running a trade surplus with the EU if trade calculations are updated

Chancellor Merkel has said trade accounting methods are outdated and need revision. Done differently, figures show the US had a $14 billion surplus rather than $153 billion deficit with the European Union in 2017.

US Commerce Department own figures show:

The US had a deficit with the EU in goods. It imported $153 billion (€122 billion) more in goods than it exported.

It had a surplus with the EU in services and primary income. It transferred $167 billion more in services and primary income to the EU than it received.

Taken together, the US had a current account surplus of $14 billion.

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It is not the way to do business. And politics is business.
But I guess as long as I don't have a solution to how to deal with this serious problem called Trump, mockery is better than nothing?
Trump isn't here (or anywhere) to do business or politics - that gets done by the underlings. Trump is merely on display to antagonise, so why not give him a bit back.
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Green Days's 'American Idiot' re-enters the UK charts in time for Spanky's visit
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You're right. It would be. If it wern't world politics.
The only thing which makes the protesters lack any credibility is that they're going to turn out in their tens of thousands for a guy who makes obnoxious comments and tweets, whilst turning out in their tens when real dictators come to town.
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Tesla to build new factory in China. That'll make Trump's day.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44789823
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Tesla to build new factory in China. That'll make Trump's day.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44789823
Trump will definitely make a difference.
As someone said, companies who shifted production outside the US will not reverse after Trump and/or tariffs are gone.

If Trump stays in his chair long enough, who knows it might even be worth for companies to move production to Switzerland?
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