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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:35 AM

No me vengas con vaina.

This was a term we used in Panama when we have reached the limit of credibility and want the person we're talking to know that we're not going along with their story. We are just not buying it, so it's time to put the shovel down.

That's where I am with this Trump artificial economy. Come on. Seriously? They put a businessman in office because they thought he would energize the economy AND balance the government budget. And what does he do? Increase government debt:

Donald Trump: ... Trump plans to add $5.088 trillion to the debt in his first term. That's a 30 percent increase from the $20.245 trillion debt at the end of Obama's last budget for FY 2017. If he remains in office for a second term, he plans to add $9.1 trillion. Trump had promised to eliminate the debt during his campaign.

https://www.thebalance.com/us-debt-by-president-by-dollar-and-percent-3306296

Trump has done nothing new and those who got money from the tax cuts call him a genius. Without the incentive of that bribe, the rest of us see clearly. He's double-down on all the bad ideas of Republicans who have come before him. NOTHING NEW. Our kid's futures are still in hock.

So, I suggest that we push the truth about the economic good times because the Republicans voted in a man that will create financial trouble for this country, which breaks their greatest trope: If we ran our companies, the way that Trump runs this country, we would be in bankruptcy in no time.

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Reply No me vengas con vaina. (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Jul 17 OP
iscooterliberally Jul 17 #1
Baitball Blogger Jul 17 #4
mahina Jul 17 #2
Caliman73 Jul 17 #3
Baitball Blogger Jul 17 #5

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:44 AM

1. Trump is not a business man. He only played one on TV.

He's actually running the country the same way he ran all his real businesses, straight into the ground. Remember Trump Casino?

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 12:27 PM

4. We can destroy his genius image by showing the deficit numbers

he's adding for future generations to deal with.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:45 AM

2. Kicking!

Damn.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:52 AM

3. It's not his fault though...

Nothing is remember? He will take credit for anything good, even if the structure was put in place by President Obama years before, but if something goes wrong then in the words of Harry Truman, "The buck stops anywhere but here". Did I get that right? No? Oh, okay that's Trump. He will not ever take any responsibility for anything negative that happens. He is that much of a weak ego and coward. He is desperately trying to keep the economy going until after the election, then he'll try to blame the Democrats AND the Republicans for not doing what he wanted to.

The idea that businessmen can run a government has been tried a few times and every time they have failed spectacularly. I have said it before and will say again, "You CANNOT run a government like a business". Businesses can be complex and competitive but the goal of businesses is simple, make enough money to stay in business and grow. That is it, after all the complexity, that is it. Government on the other hand is not about making money. It is about setting up the ENTIRE exosphere where businesses CAN make money, while protecting the environment, the rights of owners, the rights of workers, the general welfare of all of the people in the country, and dealing with other governments internally and externally whose interests may be different, competing, and even hostile to yours. Government is about trying to do the best by the most people possible even when those things compete against each other.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 12:29 PM

5. +1

Trump is failing spectacularly.

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