There's a Sucker Born Every Minute
Posted by tom regan (+478) 7 months ago
http://www.stonekettle.co...onade.html

I can't understand why Republicans keep falling for this scam. If anyone has an idea on how to protect one's retirement savings from the next big economic crash that the Democrats are going to have to clean up, please post. Thanks.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11722) 7 months ago
Fact is, there are pretty much just two types of Republicans anymore. The rich ones, and the really dumb ones as one can get a feel for their intelligence by the posts of Snowy and Shipley. The dumb ones, as long as you stoke their feelings of white resentment, the Republicans will still be doing alright.
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Posted by Earl Bennett (+478) 7 months ago
Reply to tom regan (#374312)
I enjoyed that read.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+2504) 7 months ago
This is so "Right On"...one of the better articles that I have read that explains it to a "T". It really is amazing regarding the numbers that drank/drink the Koolaid. My initial hope was for you younger people and the kids..but, it is not looking good.

Thank you for posting.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-159) 7 months ago
What too invest in? River front property with water rights, Stay away from bankers. Guns, Bullets, Powder, and Primers are allways handy.
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Posted by tom regan (+478) 6 months ago
Largest one day drop in the history of the stock market. Tax cuts for the wealthy always cause economic collapse. It's just a matter of time, and the next crash will be a doozy. But I'm sure all those Trump supporters out there will love bailing out the rich investors and big banks again, just like 2008.

https://real-economics.bl...cause.html
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2054) 6 months ago
World class idiot Sean Hannity blamed the stock drop on Obama's weak economy. I guess Obama's weak economy was stronger than he thought.

I have never seen a president and his imbecilic followers take more credit when not due and pass blame for everything not running perfectly than Pumpkinhead Trump.
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Posted by Wayne White (+241) 6 months ago
Positive comments on Uncle Donald are hard to come by these days.
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Posted by tom regan (+478) 5 months ago
The Republican tax cuts are working as intended. Lots of stock buybacks financed by increased national debt.

http://money.cnn.com/2018...index.html

https://www.theatlantic.c...my/385259/
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2709) 5 months ago
I'm thinking the Trump Administration's policies, along with the recently passed GOP tax plan, will bankrupt this country just like Trump bankrupted his various hotels and casinos. Then there are his 13 business failures to consider. It doesn't inspire confidence in the future.

https://www.snopes.com/20...kruptcies/
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Posted by tom regan (+478) 4 months ago
The States are often described as "Laboratories of Democracy". The failed Kansas, Brownback tax cut experiment should be a warning to all Americans. Trickle down economics does not work. Responsible citizens need to vote out all of these "tax cuts for the rich spur the economy" lunatics.

https://www.theatlantic.c...-tax-cuts/
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Posted by tom regan (+478) 28 days ago
Bump...

https://www.bloomberg.com...or-workers

"Some have expressed dismay that stock buybacks seem to have taken precedence over boosting capital investment. Since the tax cuts passed, companies have been using buybacks to return record amounts of cash to shareholders — more than $700 billion in the first two quarters."

"Huge, immediate gains for wealthy shareholders combined with tepid increases in business investment and decreases in real wages don’t paint a flattering picture of the tax cut’s impact so far."

"And growth hasn’t really sped up either — real per capita gross domestic product growth was only 1.34 percent in the first quarter, below 2017’s pace, and considerably less than in 2014 and 2015."

"This tepid rate of growth means that the tax cut is unlikely to pay for itself. By this point, almost all economists recognize that income tax cuts no longer stimulate the economy enough to reduce deficits, as supply-siders thought they would back in the 1980s."
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