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Krugman: Trump is like the monster child who terrorizes a town in an episode of The Twilight Zone


And like the 6-year-old boy in ďItís a Good Life,Ē everyone around Trump lives in terror of his wrath or of upsetting him. Krugman pointed to Trumpís unsubstantiated claims about former Pres. Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower or the failed healthcare bill that died in Congress without ever reaching a vote.

ďClearly, Trump and company should just let it go and move on to something else. But that would require a certain level of maturity ó which is a quality nowhere to be found in this White House. So they just keep at it, with proposals everyone I know calls zombie Trumpcare 2.0, 3.0, and so on,Ē he said.

ďIn any case,Ē Krugman concluded, ďIíd like to make a plea to my colleagues in the news media: Donít pretend that this is normal. Letís not act as if that thing released on Wednesday, whatever it was, was something like, say, the 2001 Bush tax cut; I strongly disapproved of that cut, but at least it was comprehensible. Letís not pretend that weíre having a real discussion of, say, the growth effects of changes in business tax rates.Ē

ďNo, what weíre looking at here isnít policy; itís pieces of paper whose goal is to soothe the big manís temper tantrums. Unfortunately, we may all pay the price of his therapy,Ē he said.



Americans are staging a die-in at the NRA convention in Atlanta,


Thank you, Pete Souza

Trump Report Card


Hey Trump if being President is so hard...

Imagine THIS Scenario if you will:


Trump Tax Plan: Plant Beans and Wait for the Beanstalk - By Eugene Robinson

Trump's plan is based on the idea that tax cuts stimulate the economy to grow, not a little but a lot -- almost like a magic beanstalk that rises into the clouds, where we find a goose that lays golden eggs, allowing us to live happily ever after. I agree with the economists who find this scenario unlikely.

"The plan will pay for itself with growth," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. His rosy projection is that increased growth would produce $2 trillion in new revenue over 10 years. But the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, estimates the tax cuts would cost $6.2 trillion in revenue during that same period, leaving a $4 trillion gap. Even the conservative Tax Foundation, which has rarely seen a tax cut it didn't like, foresees a $2 trillion gap.

Surely, leaving more money in the hands of middle-class and working-class consumers does stimulate the economy, because the money is quickly spent. But that's not what Trump's plan does. Instead, it gives massive tax relief to -- I hope you're sitting down -- corporations and the rich.


The plan would also allow many wealthy individuals who own businesses to pay income tax not at the 35 percent individual rate but at the new 15 percent corporate rate. As I read the proposal, this would surely apply to The Trump Organization and its proprietor. What a coincidence.


I look forward to making them fear us for the next 100 days, and the next 100 after that.


It may have been the largest single-day demonstration in the history of the United States. It almost certainly set a record for the most women rejecting a specific man in the history of humankind. Thatís kinda cool.

Even more cool, resistance to Trump hasnít been a one-off. Iíve never seen such sustained outrage about anything, ever. And itís not just inchoate rage; the bone-deep anger people feel has translated into action, including boycotts of Trump products and follow-up marches to support science and protest Trumpís refusal to release his tax returns.

Never thought Iíd see my wingnut congressman in a +20 GOP district jeered and shouted down in a packed town hall, but it happened. Never thought our sleepy local Democratic committee meetings would be flooded with new members who not only showed up at the first post-election meeting but continue to show up and mobilize for local protests and receive training to run as candidates and turn out voters.

Trumpís presidency and the GOP agenda have been stymied, not only due to their own epic ineptitude, not only because this administration is mired in scandal and infighting but also because Republicans are fearful. I look forward to making them fear us for the next 100 days, and the next 100 after that.


Documents show Corey Lewandowski promises foreign clients meetings with Trump and Pence


More Of THIS, Please.

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