16 thoughts on “Attention Congress, President Trump, And His Fans

  1. here’s a good place to start with controlling the budget;

    according to this article there are 6,500,000 people over the age of 112 on Social Security;

    the average payout per month per SS recipient is around $1,300.00
    thats roughly $8,450,000,000 a month
    or $101,400,000,000.00 a year
    not including Medicare

    Its a safe bet that there are not 6.5m people over 112 years of age
    SSA should do a, in person, census of all recipients over the age of 100 immediately cutting off anyone who can’t be found or whose age is unverifiable

  2. Dead on arrival. That’s how Tip O’Neal described President Reagan’s budget. It was too stingy.

    That’s also how Democrats and RINOs treated President Trump’s budget. Congress restored all of Trump’s proposed cuts and added more spending.

    Liberals insist tax rate reductions cause deficits but they ignore 50 years of overspending and mounting debt, through good times and bad. Congress can’t solve the problem without returning to the underlying Constitutional principles mortally wounded by FDR and finished off by Johnson.

    The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money. President Trump ought to begin and end every speech with that phrase from today through the end of his presidency.

  3. “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt. I think I could do it fairly quickly. I would say over a period of eight years. And I’ll tell you why.” ~ candidate you-know- who

    When Trump says we have strong economy it’s a bit of an exaggeration, and demonstrates that we’ve failed to move away from short-term economic thinking. The effects of Trump’s tax cuts will fizzle out — arguably, they have already. All that will be left behind is a ballooning deficit, which has already increased by 17%, from $665 billion to $779 billion, under Trump and his Republican Congress. That growth has to outstrip the cost of debt, or it isn’t real growth. It’s a mortgage on the future of your children. What concerns many people is that this increase is artificially propping up growth in the economy. But what happens when the party stops?

    If there’s an economic downturn, interest rates will still be fairly low, and fiscal stimulus won’t have the effect that it should, because Trump has done the very opposite of what should be done: he’s running deficits despite steady economic growth. In the end, taxpayers will have to pay, as they have had to pay for the bailout of the agricultural sector, hit by Trump’s Trade War™. Of course, not all industries or businesses were bailed out: only the special ones. Trump’s administration has perfected the practice of crony capitalism.

    The difference between Trump and Nixon is that Nixon was clever enough to time his inflationary boom for the third and fourth year of his first term, not the first two years.

  4. I don’t know why you are directing this at Congress, Trump, and his fans. The fact of the matter is that the general voting population (as well as non-voting population) have made it known that cutting government spending (at any level) is not to be considered.

    Here’s an example.

    You, I, and the rest of the non-trolls of this blog are the exceptions to the rule.

  5. Trump will auto-destruct all on his own soon enough, sooner than many believe. The Democrats should focus on constructive solutions to the country’s issues. They would be smart to nominate someone with executive experience like John Hickenlooper.

  6. Emery
    in the spring and early summer of 2017 the folks in the on-line astrology community were saying, with extremely rare exceptions, “Trump will auto-destruct all on his own “ because of the momentous August 21 2017 solar eclipse. Many were predicting he would be out of office and under arrest by the end of November 2017.

    Are you getting your information from a reliable astrologer?

  7. Kel: The best defense of Donald Trump is that the job is just too hard for him. The buck must stop anywhere else.

  8. Have seen the stock market today? 2018 = Worse market gains since the great recession. The Obama bull market can’t last forever. 

  9. “Have seen the stock market today?”
    Quick call your astrologer; the moon is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn transiting your second house, this could be catastrophic for you

  10. The Market is efficient and is pricing in guidance that looks flat to negative.  Add higher interest rates, a borrowed tax cut for the rich, and senseless trade war, we are lucky the market is not down another 20%. 

  11. Kudos, Mitch. You’ve got Emery calling for Trump to veto every budget proposal until he gets one that contains spending cuts massive enough to pay off the national debt in eight years, as promised.

    You are a trolling genius. I bow to your greatness.

  12. Establishment Republicans claim that they can’t make any actual Budget cuts without being called monsters getting voted out of office. Their solution is, at best, to slow the growth of government spending (at worst they get into a bidding war with the Democrats). The result is that the Democrats and the Media call the Republicans Monsters, Racists, Homophobes, etc, and the Republicans get voted out of office.

  13. It’s a new day in America JD. Trolls can do anything, they can even be elected president.

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