So now that dumb america has triumphed with a trump presidency, what happens next?

Idiot Trump has promised the bush tax cuts on steroids, so expect to see the budget deficit that shrank so much under obama (from 1.2 trillion to 0.5 trillion) to start growing again. Income inequality will grow with it.

Idiot Trump has promised to end previous free trade deals, which would lead to a loss of millions of jobs, more expensive imports and a recession.

Idiot Trump has promised to repeal obamacare, which means that insurance companies will again be able to deny coverage, and there will no longer be any billions in rebate checks coming to american consumers. Millions of americans will lose health insurance.

Trump takes over a country where many states have increased minimum wage – helping the economy. But he’s previously said that wages are too high. If he acts on that stupidity, our GDP will be reduced.

Trump has threatened to renegotiate our debt, which would likely cost us our reserve currency status and cause another republican credit downgrade.

Trump will surely continue to repeat right wing lies and conspiracy theories.
But, is there anything good to expect from a trump presidency? Not likely.

Republican festival of stupidity, Day one.

Of course the right wing nutjobs loved michelle obama’s words, when spoken by #idiotTrump’s wife.

More proof that moronic republican voters only give a shit about the (R) by their idiotic politician’s names.

Couple other times republicans have plagiarized obama.
http://www.politico.com/story/2010/05/ward-remarks-close-to-obama-speech-037688
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2016/02/02/marco-rubio-plagarized-one-of-obamas-speechs-and-hes-getting-called-out-for-it/

Conservatives are intellectually lazy

For years, right wing propagandists have been pushing lies about President Obama.

One of them, that his spending is the reason for huge deficits and debt – was their primary talking point for the first 4 years of obama’s presidency.

It relies on conservatives being intellectually lazy.

Its a fact that the debt has increased by about 8 trillion dollars since Obama took office.  Right wing propagandists want all thinking to STOP right there.  And conservatives oblige.

This chart shows which policies created that debt.?????????????????????????????

 

Right wing liars want you to believe that obama is responsible for all debt added, despite the fact that his policies have added basically nothing to the debt once the impacts are considered.  More on that later.

Right wing liars want you to believe essentially that the budget was balanced when Obama took office (instead of the 1.2 trillion dollar deficit GWB left behind).  That is the only way to realistically blame him for all debt added.  But intellectually lazy conservatives don’t even think that far.

The fiscal year 2009 deficit was 85% GWB (tax cuts, wars, bank bailouts etc).  15% obama (the stimulus which created millions of jobs and helped end the bush recession).  As shown in more detail in the chart below.

trillion deficits

 

Going back to Obama’s total impact on the debt, from policies he signed into law.

Stimulus, 800 billion in debt
Cost as measured by the CBO.

Stimulus, REDUCES debt by 100 billion
Millions more people were employed by the stimulus, and adding up the tax revenue from those additional employed americans likely exceeds 100 billion easily.

Extending the bush tax cuts for 2 years, 620 billion in debt

Budget Control Act of 2011, REDUCES spending by 917 billion

Sequester, REDUCES spending by 1.1 trillion
The sequester was not a good thing.  Estimates show a loss of 1.6 million jobs as a result.  Thank republicans for this.

Partial repeal of the bush tax cuts, REDUCES deficits by 600 billion over 10 years.
This is increased tax revenue of 60 billion / year by ending the bush tax cuts on the wealthiest earners.

Obamacare – reduces the deficit, though the amount is less certain.  Initially the deficit was projected to be lower by tens of billions, but republicans have been chipping away at the law.  In the long term, its been projected to save trillions.

Is that comprehensive?  Surely not.
But a quick accounting shows that Obama’s policies have greatly reduced spending, more than cancelling out the cost of his stimulus and the 2-year extension of the bush tax cuts.  And tax revenue has been increased with the partial repeal of the bush tax cuts.

Fantasy Baseball Results

I estimated:

1st Runs – actual: 2nd, behind by 1 run with a week to go
1st HR – actual: 1st, by a wide margin
1st RBI – actual: 1st, by a safe margin
1st AVG – actual: 5th
9th SB – actual: 9th
9th W – actual: 8th
3rd Saves – actual: 4th
8th ERA – actual: 5th
4th WHIP – actual: 7th
9th K’s – actual: 7th

Pretty close to my initial estimates.  Unfortunately, I’m going to get 3rd or 4th place overall.  Someone else had a season where they were top-4 in almost every category.

In another league, I may still be able to pull out a victory.
But no prize for 2nd place.

Fantasy Baseball

The offense I like.

Starters
C Yan Gomes C | CLE
C Mike Zunino C | SEA
1B Edwin Encarnacion 1B | TOR
2B Kolten Wong 2B | STL
3B Manny Machado 3B | BAL
SS Xander Bogaerts 3B,SS | BOS
MI Devon Travis 2B | TOR
CI Brandon Moss 1B,OF | CLE
OF Mookie Betts OF | BOS
OF Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL
OF Yasiel Puig OF | LAD 585
OF Travis Snider OF | BAL 525
OF Mike Trout OF | LAA 600
U Corey Dickerson OF | COL
Reserves
3B Kris Bryant 3B | CHC
SS Jose Ramirez SS | CLE
OF Ryan Braun OF | MIL
U Brandon Belt 1B | SF

But what happens to that offense if Mookie Betts get 2B eligibility,and Manny Machado gets SS eligibility as rumored?

Starters
C Yan Gomes C | CLE
C Mike Zunino C | SEA
1B Edwin Encarnacion 1B | TOR
2B Kolten Wong 2B | STL
SS Manny Machado 3B | BAL
3B Kris Bryant 3B | CHC
MI Mookie Betts OF | BOS
CI Brandon Moss 1B,OF | CLE
OF Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL
OF Yasiel Puig OF | LAD 585
OF Travis Snider OF | BAL 525
OF Mike Trout OF | LAA 600
OF Ryan Braun OF | MIL
U Corey Dickerson OF | COL

Kris Bryant should be up soon enough.  Manny and Mookie would make middle infield a strength.  OF thins out some – I probably should have traded a closer for Matt Holliday.  Cargo can’t stay healthy all year.  Of course, that does let me switch Dickerson or Moss into OF if needed.  And it removes my two weakest hitters.  A set of starters like the one above could win R, HR, RBI, AVG, and has replacements for 1B, 2B, SS, 3B and 2 built-in  OFers.   And the ability to drop jose ramirez for any other needed player.

MI Devon Travis 2B | TOR
SS Jose Ramirez SS | CLE
U Brandon Belt 1B | SF
SS Xander Bogaerts 3B,SS | BOS

The pitchers aren’t so impressive.  Though there’s potential for a good score in saves and WHIP.  ERA and WHIP may be held back by shoemaker, odorizzi, quintana – to so degree.  And W’s may be a low score.

Pitchers

P Brad Boxberger P | TB
P Aroldis Chapman P | CIN
P Steve Cishek P | MIA
P Craig Kimbrel P | SD
P Jason Hammel P | CHC
P Brandon McCarthy P | LAD
P Collin McHugh P | HOU
P Jake Odorizzi P | TB
P Jose Quintana P | CHW

Reserves
P Carlos Rodon P | CHW
P Matt Shoemaker P | LAA

The theory was that starting pitching should be more common / easier to acquire by trade than hitting.

Without trades, I’ll estimate generously…

1st Runs
1st HR
1st RBI
1st AVG
9th SB
9th W
3rd Saves
8th ERA
4th WHIP
9th K’s

That’s somewhere over 80 points and there is some growth possibilities, too.  McCarthy’s numbers could match his peripherals.   The rest are young enough to improve, and its possible for any of them to have a sub-3 era.

The pollution industry spent 721 million influencing US elections this year

As seen at thinkprogress.org

The 2014 midterm elections saw a wave of Republican candidates elected and re-elected to federal office, many of whom are now rearing to make the environment their first casualty of the 114th Congress. As it turns out, the fossil fuel industry may have had something to do with that.

Taking into account direct contributions to individuals and groups, spending on television ads and lobbying, the energy industry spent more than $721 million during the 2014 election cycle, according to an analysis released Monday by the Center for American Progress.

Walmart and McDonalds Subsidies

Likely behind only the fossil fuel industry in terms of being welfare qeens are McDonalds and Walmart.

Each are subsidized billions of dollars per year – a rough estimate being 8-10 billion dollars for each company.

How much does that mean to the average american taxpayer?
122 million americans pay federal income tax.

10 billion / 122 million = nearly $82 / year.

Did you know you give McDonalds and Walmart $82 per year, each?
What do you get in return?  Good food?  hahaha.

You get the knowledge that your taxpayer subsidies for these welfare queens goes directly to the walton family (a few people with more wealth than 40% of the country combined) and mcdonalds investors.

About Gun Nuts

gun nuts:
– think 30,000 gun deaths per year is not a problem worth trying to solve, no matter what the solution is.
– think they are in a militia by virtue of having a gun, regardless of what militia meant at the time of the bill of rights
– use NRA propaganda to justify their idiocy, without thought.
– think any attempts to solve the problem of gun deaths is an attempt to take away their guns
– equate guns with freedom, while ignoring the freedom taken from the victims of gun violence
– pretend all gun suicides would happen with or without easy access to guns (@19,000 gun suicides per year)
– think that any method to reduce gun thefts harms their “freedom”
– think smart guns are bad, hurts their “freedom”
– parrot a discredited study by lott.  yay stupidity
– think that more guns = less gun violence, ignoring all statistics showing the exact opposite.
– think that one of the 3 commas in the 2nd amendment is a magic comma, so they can ignore the first half of the 2nd amendment.
– many gun nuts consider themselves “pro-life”, while ignoring the thousands of gun victims every year, who have life taken from them.
– many are so dumb, they think the fascist koch brothers are on their “team”.

In short, gun nuts are extremely mentally challenged – dumber than your standard conservative idiot that votes against himself based on right wing lies; which is already dumb as fuck.

The right wing fiction blaming poor people for the bush housing crisis

No, Marco Rubio, government did not cause the housing crisis

Private sector loans, not Fannie or Freddie, triggered crisis

Debunking Conservative Myths About Mortgage Crisis

The right blames the credit crisis on poor minority homeowners. This is not merely offensive, but entirely wrong.

It Wasn’t Fannie, Freddie, or the CRA

The Big Lie of the Crisis, Called Out By the Press

Still Wrong: Crowley Revives Myth That Community Reinvestment Act Caused Financial Crisis

Elizabeth Warren Destroys Financial Crisis Myth