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Manafort just oozes mob boss. He has that look. Maybe he'll get cast for Godfather 4, if they ever make one.
Do you think he realizes that canada has a lower population than California?stroker crazy said:Good omen for Singapore?
Again, I appreciate your optimism (and enthusiasm?)but...J-Rod10 said:Big meeting tomorrow. If he can negotiate the official end to the Korean War, which seems to be widely expected, he's going to bully his way to a Nobel Peace Prize, and almost guaranteed re-election.
Saw a story yesterday, Kim didn't even have the money to fly all his people, and himself over to Singapore. China loaned them a few planes. Lol.
Don't know your affiliations, and I'm not making assumptions nor am I trying to lump you or anyone else into a group, but that is something I have heard repeatedly from people who for some reason or another think that Trump actually has a shot at a Nobel Prize. And the people who are pushing for Trump to have a shot at the Nobel Prize -- before he actually does anything -- are the Republican leadership and his base. I'm also not one to be eternally pessimistic, nor do I wish for things in the US to go down the toilet, but honestly -- this shouldn't be the new normal. People who try to portray the man as idiosyncratic or somehow acceptable because the economy hasn't tanked and he's going to meet with Kim Jong Un (something, BTW, conservatives had a shitfit about when Obama mulled it over).J-Rod10 said:We'll find out in a day or two, my friend.
To clarify on your last paragraph on the Republican bit; Dem or Republican, makes no difference to me. Can't hardly stand either. I'm fairly liberal socially. I'm fairly conservative fiscally. All else, I pretty well fall in the middle. I don't want any President to fail in general, and especially not because of their political affiliation. Nor do I see the point in being the eternal pessimist.
As it stands, us blue collar workers, things are looking great. Manufacturing industry is absolutely booming. I've heard more than a few old times say it hasn't been this good since the 80's/early 90's. Just prior to NAFTA.
To the point. Don't lump people into one group or the other simply because they don't share your view on things. That is precisely what lost Hillary the election.
I think it's mainly a shift in where it's happening. Manufacturing is booming unlike it has in many, many years.irk miller said:Serious question: What has Trump done to affect any boom in the economy? The GDP is at 2.3% for Q1 in 2018, which matches the GDP for all of 2017. The best it's been since the 80s is 1996 - 2000, where it hovered above 4% and nearly reached 5% in 1999. Everything tanked in 2001 and stayed that way for a few years until 2005. Then 2007 happened and it really tanked. We haven't hit 3% GDP since 2005, and the closest we came is 2015 when TPP and the Iran deal happened.
Most economist describe our current situation as "not bad", which is a little bit different than saying it's good or great.
I will be interested to see what the effects will when the exemptions on steel/Al end on july 1st.J-Rod10 said:I think it's mainly a shift in where it's happening. Manufacturing is booming unlike it has in many, many years.
It'll only hurt those that buy imported material. All my aluminum comes from Kaiser. Every stick stamped "Made in USA." No noticeable increases yet, don't expect to see any.farmer92 said:I will be interested to see what the effects will when the exemptions on steel/Al end on july 1st.
Also wondering how the construction was affected by the lumber tariffs.
I know that the price of a market Hog went from 200-150 in 4 weeks after china announced retaliation tariffs...
Don’t be blinded
Lots of people will loose money here
Most often it’s the consumer at the end, some times the producer eats the loss (nobody eats losses like a pig farmer)
This is a tax in disguise