Right wing nuts think that giving trillions in handouts to the wealthy is going to lead to prosperity, ignoring that trickle-down economics has always been a failure.
I wonder, which era in US history are the nuts trying to return to? Child labor? Slavery? World War?
Looking at unemployment, its clear the late 40’s were our most prosperous.
Government created 18 million jobs domestically in support of the war. But we don’t need to have a world war to create government jobs.
Maybe right wing nuts are looking at jobs created per year?
No, because if they were looking at jobs created per year, they’d want to emulate Bill Clinton. Even Jimmy Carter had more jobs / year than Reagan. Reagan’s huge handouts to the rich led to 10.8% unemployment and we only rebounded when ronnie decided to increase government spending.
Maybe the whackjobs are looking at GDP?
Then they’d clearly want to emulate FDR’s policies.
Republicans and their dimwitted cult continually attacks american workers in order to enrich the wealthiest, ignoring that our strongest economies were during times of strong worker rights and pay, while our weaked economies come during times when republicans give huge handouts to the richest.
Things That Do Not Bother the Right Wing Cult:
– gerrymandering, allowing republicans to rig districts to get more seats in congress despite getting fewer votes.
– the voter fraud lie, which lets republicans justify tossing out hundreds of thousands of votes (illegally) in order to rig elections.
– voter caging, and other voter suppression tactics.
– naked power grab limiting an incoming (D) governor who replaces a (R) governor.
– citizen’s united and big money in politics, because the mindless right wing cult thinks that right wing billionaires are on their team.
– the right’s propaganda outlets, like fox, who lies to the right wing cult on a daily basis.
– a president that is completely opaque regarding his finances and his health, lies more than any politician in US history, and ignores all norms related to the presidency.
Things That Do Bother the Right Wing Cult:
– ACORN, which registered poor people to vote.
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.
Stocks close lower; worst year for S&P, Dow since 2008
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.
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.
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.