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Old 03.01.2019, 18:26
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...and we have his response....

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The United States Treasury has taken in MANY billions of dollars from the Tariffs we are charging China and other countries that have not treated us fairly. In the meantime we are doing well in various Trade Negotiations currently going on. At some point this had to be done!
6:52 am - 3 Jan 2019
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...39254656405504
...followed by this comment...

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You didn’t know the Atlantic Ocean is quite large. It’s no shock you don’t get how tariffs work. (p.s. the market is falling today. Why? Apple said your tariffs are crushing them not China.)
What dumb old Spanky does not seem to realise is that it is not a case of "we are charging China and other countries..." but the people paying the tariffs are the US importer of these goods. The countries exporting the goods do not pay any tariffs.

So basically Trump reduced US corporate taxes but then added a new tax on US companies named "tariffs".

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Good that you posted the comment about the sign language as my first impression of the picture was that she raised the middle finger.
Haha, me too. In a British newspaper they wrote below another photo that she was doing a military salute Here is the same video with English subtitles:

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Old 03.01.2019, 22:50
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Trump's economic miracle seems to be fraying at the edges.
Near record falls again today of all three major US stock indices close to 3% down & back to mid 2017 levels due to concerns about Trump's trade war.

The US national debt stood at $21.974 trillion at the end of 2018, more than $2 trillion higher than when President Donald Trump took office, according to numbers released Thursday by the Treasury Department.
As a candidate, Trump promised to "get rid of" the national debt, telling the Washington Post in 2016 that he could make the US debt-free "over a period of eight years."

A gauge of U.S. manufacturing plunged by the most since the 2008 recession.

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Trump's economic miracle seems to be fraying at the edges.


A gauge of U.S. manufacturing plunged by the most since the 2008 recession.

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Marton, how's the three numbers that really matter: unemployment, inflation, and growth?
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Old 04.01.2019, 00:22
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Marton, how's the three numbers that really matter: unemployment, inflation, and growth?
Matter to whom?

Economic indicators fall into two classes; there are leading indicators and lagging indicators.

Leading indicators help you to forecast in which direction will the economy go.

Two important leading indicators are the stock market and manufacturing activity which I quoted and show the economy is heading into trouble. Another important leading indicator is the housing market which is also now pointing down.

Lagging indicators reflect the economy’s historical performance and changes to these are only identifiable after an economic trend or pattern has already been established.
The three you quote are all lagging indicators which show the historical state of the economy.
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Matter to whom?

Economic indicators fall into two classes; there are leading indicators and lagging indicators.

Leading indicators help you to forecast in which direction will the economy go.

Two important leading indicators are the stock market and manufacturing activity which I quoted and show the economy is heading into trouble. Another important leading indicator is the housing market which is also now pointing down.

Lagging indicators reflect the economy’s historical performance and changes to these are only identifiable after an economic trend or pattern has already been established.
The three you quote are all lagging indicators which show the historical state of the economy.
Great explanation, but regardless of where the economy is heading (I personally believe we will have a world recession), you can't deny that under Trump the unemployment rate is the lowest in 49 years.

By the way, how's the Russian probe is going? Do you have any news on that?

Meanwhile the very truthful media that we have:

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As a candidate, Trump promised to "get rid of" the national debt, telling the Washington Post in 2016 that he could make the US debt-free "over a period of eight years."
Being his usual modest self he didn't want to brag. He can actually remove the debt in a few years, that's why he had no problems increasing debt and deficit during the first couple years.
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Great explanation, but regardless of where the economy is heading (I personally believe we will have a world recession), you can't deny that under Trump the unemployment rate is the lowest in 49 years.

By the way, how's the Russian probe is going? Do you have any news on that?

Meanwhile the very truthful media that we have:
Your link does not work but what can we expect from Breitbart news?

Trump was very lucky to take over a strong economy from Obama which has shown continuous job growth since October 2010.
The stock market also grew every year from 2008 until Trump managed to break the record with a negative year in 2018.
If Trump does not stop his Govt. shutdown then he will also break this continuous job growth record this month when 800,000 Govt. people are added to the unemployed.
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Are they unemployed?


I thought they are just unpaid (and don't show up for work)?
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Old 04.01.2019, 17:03
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Are they unemployed?


I thought they are just unpaid (and don't show up for work)?
According to the fake news media they will show up in the unemployed numbers, anyway we will soon know the truth!
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According to the fake news media they will show up in the unemployed numbers, anyway we will soon know the truth!
What makes you think the statistics can be trusted once they turn negative?
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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Trump: ‘Impeach the Motherf****r’

Yayy, the adults have arrived.

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...If Trump does not stop his Govt. shutdown then he will also break this continuous job growth record this month when 800,000 Govt. people are added to the unemployed.
Um, what?

Unemployed (for statistical purposes) are those that are not working but are looking for a job.

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/ans...ed-monthly.asp

The federal employees on furlough are mostly not looking for jobs. They have jobs but are not allowed to be there. Instead, they are stuck at home without pay. Congress voted to grant back pay when the shutdown is over, but who knows when that will be. It could put some people in quite a bind if they aren't able to pay mortgages, credit cards, etc. for some time.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Seems "National Lampoon" has taken over Washington

Today;
  • Trump: Dem congresswoman 'dishonored' herself with profane call for impeachment
  • Trump threatens to extend partial government shutdown for years
  • President Trump just said he could declare a national emergency to build the wall unilaterally without Congress. So this whole shutdown is... what, then?
  • Senior Trump officials to get $10k raise amid Govt. shutdown
  • State Dept halts cooperation with UN probes into potential US human rights violations
  • Economist says unemployment is higher than reported
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Um, what?

Unemployed (for statistical purposes) are those that are not working but are looking for a job.

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/ans...ed-monthly.asp

The federal employees on furlough are mostly not looking for jobs. They have jobs but are not allowed to be there. Instead, they are stuck at home without pay. Congress voted to grant back pay when the shutdown is over, but who knows when that will be. It could put some people in quite a bind if they aren't able to pay mortgages, credit cards, etc. for some time.
Federal workers who lose pay during the government shutdown can fall back on unemployment benefits in most states.

"non-essential" colleagues will be forced to take days off without pay. These workers may file for unemployment because they're on a temporary layoff through no fault of their own.

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a fact sheet, advising employees that they may file for unemployment benefits on the first day of their furlough, but it may take two to three weeks for the claims to be processed.

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If Congress decides later to retroactively pay those workers, they will be asked to return the unemployment money.
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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Trump: ‘Impeach the Motherf****r’
Totally uncalled for. Trump did not fú¢k the mother of is fifth new born child but a porn star. Absolutely not a motherfú¢ker. On the other hand Mike Pence calls his wife 'Mother', but not much is known what goes on in the vice presidential bedroom.
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From my link: "...Despite what many people believe, the unemployment rate is not measured by calculating the number of people collecting unemployment insurance."
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From my link: "...Despite what many people believe, the unemployment rate is not measured by calculating the number of people collecting unemployment insurance."
Law of unexpected consequences strikes again, the fewer TSA officers then the weaker the official immigration security controls?
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Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration officers have called in sick this week from at least four major U.S. airports as they work without pay.
TSA officers are telling their union they will find another way to make money. That means calling out to work other jobs.
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Interesting times!
With full employment now they should have no problem in finding other jobs?

“This will definitely affect the flying public who we (are) sworn to protect,” Hydrick Thomas, president of the national TSA employee union, told CNN.
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Totally uncalled for. Trump did not fú¢k the mother of is fifth new born child but a porn star. Absolutely not a motherfú¢ker. On the other hand Mike Pence calls his wife 'Mother', but not much is known what goes on in the vice presidential bedroom.
"not much is known what goes on in the vice presidential bedroom" Thank the Lord for small mercies
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What makes you think the statistics can be trusted once they turn negative?

They cant even be trusted when positive. In fact they can never be trusted.
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