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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:11 AM

The reason trump wants the Fed to lower interest rates to 0% is to reduce interest on the massive

debt he created

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:19 AM

1. More immediately, try and boost the economy upwards for his re-election campaign.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:23 AM

2. and/or to think that it would soften the impact from the trade war he created

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:26 AM

5. Agreed.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:29 AM

7. It is insane, and that 40% of the populous blindly follow him is unbelievable

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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:34 AM

8. A chunk of that 40% is not so blind - but as trump fully recognizes and very effectively

and successfully uses, is that 'they' want mo part of what trump calls 'the far left'.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:24 AM

3. lower interest also reduces the projected value of various pots of money

like the social security trust fund and postal retirement fund, furthering repub plans to dismantle these programs.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:26 AM

4. I half expect him to fire the Fed Chief and lower the interest rates himself via EO.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:27 AM

6. Feds can only affect short term interest rates. Bonds are market driven.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:35 AM

9. Yes, through competitive bidding, but lowering the fed funds rate affects borrowing, and

has an impact on long term interest rates also


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Response to still_one (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:36 AM

10. I wonder if thats why he is pushing this trade war to crush the US economy to try and

force the FED to lower rates to stimulate it?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:51 AM

11. There's no strategy whatsoever behind anything that Trump does

He just tries to manipulate headlines.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:07 AM

12. "He just tries to manipulate headlines." Wouldn't that be a "strategy"?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:21 AM

13. No. That's an impulse.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:04 AM

16. Point to you. nt

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:08 AM

14. Feeble attempt to avoid his SEVENTH bankruptcy which will be US.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:47 AM

15. He needs to

refinance his own personal corporate debt.

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