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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:43 AM
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Donald Trump would be absolutely devastating for the United States
What Donald Trump, Rick Scott, and other "corporate" rethugs fail to realize is that you cannot run government like a business.

Donald Trump's solution to high oil prices is to threaten to withhold US military support that don't agree to sell oil to us at set prices. Furthermore, he wants to slap tariffs on Chinese goods as a negotiating tool. He has already publicly called China an enemy - apparently tact has never been his strong suit.

The problem with running government like a business is that when your business plans fail, you can always declare bankruptcy and reorganize. Donald Trump should be very well aware of this, as he's benefited from this in the past. However, when your US economic policies fall flat on their face or backfire, who are the ones who pay the price? It's not like the United States can simply declare bankruptcy, say "oops, my bad" and start all over. No, the ones who wind up paying the price for these mistakes are all of us. In the form of higher inflation, unemployment, lower wages, higher taxes in the long run.

It's one thing for these corporate schmucks to run their own businesses into the ground. Quite another to run an entire state or country into the ground.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:49 AM
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1. does that asshole realize that we OWE china a shitload of money?
they could call our loans idiot. secondly, if you try to strong arm other countries, then they could just refuse to accept our products in their country to sell.
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:13 AM
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2. He has no chance and he really doesn't want the job
This is just publicity for him, for his reality show. The Donald doesn't want to work that hard, plus the WH would be slumming for him.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:42 AM
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3. I don't know...
I was in California when the Governator ran, and I watched the morons line up to vote for him. My husband actually voted for him too.
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:48 AM
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8. Ahrnod was a movie star married to a Shriver.
Trump is a reality show personality married to a supermodel du jour. They are very different people.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:05 AM
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4. A "Trump" Administration would burn a lot of bridges as far as
foreign trade and foreign policy. More than *. You don't tell other countries wholesale "You're fired!"
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:13 AM
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5. I'm the guy who said "No f'ing way" when Reagan announced
so I'm keeping my mouth shut. I really believed America wouldn't elect a dolt actor. :shrug:
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:19 AM
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6. He would never survive the vetting process.
He can't release his financial information. He's just running his mouth off. Too bad he can't run his hair off.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:20 AM
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7. Yeah but how many times has Trump been bankrupt?
Seriously. HE can't even run a business without running it in the ground.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:35 PM
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9. Do you know how hard it is to bankrupt a CASINO?
Well, Trump Did It! So there.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:36 PM
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10. I hope he is the nominee!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:38 PM
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11. I like his China ideas.
The rest.. ugh
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:46 PM
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12. Trump is a prime example of "falling upwards"
He's a FAILED businessman with the gift of gab. And he's parlayed that image of "successful executive" into a personal fortune.

He's PERFECT for the RW. They LOVE fake heroes.

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