The First 100 days

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by theiioftx, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This one is the "are you better off" question
    Of note from my perspective is the opinion of the independents

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  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The AP says Trump has a truce deal with Taliban that could lead to troop withdrawals from Afghanistan

    Neocons meeting at the bar
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Besides the hotness factor, I like seeing him have people loyal to him return, people who are on board and believe in the policies going forward. He needs people he can trust around him through this next election.

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  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts


    Along these same lines, Mandy Gunasekara will be returning to the EPA
     
  5. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    ^ worthless without pic
     
  6. 4th_floor

    4th_floor 1,000+ Posts

    These numbers show a real strength for Trump. If the economy holds up until November, Trump should win handily with a republican majority.
     
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  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    If so and he gets the House back, should be a great run, with legs
    Reagan-like
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  9. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    If the Dems had a way to tank the economy they would.
     
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  10. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Reagan has Volker hold interest rates high in order to allow weak companies to fail and the economy adjust to economic reality.

    Obama had Bernanke reduce interest rates ever further and hold it for 10 years.

    Trump is doing the same thing as Obama unfortunately.
     
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  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I lived through that. There was a lot going on. You cant really take it all in without a good hard look at the 1970s, which were brutal for the US economy (and which actually began in the late 1960s). It eventually swallowed Texas whole too (was beyond rough). The revival took both Volcker's resolve and Reagan's changes.
     
  13. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Mona, if anything you are consistent.
     
  14. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    If Trump pulls that off this year, I won't vote Libertarian. I will vote Trump proudly.

    I wonder which bar Deez would organize the meeting at. :hookem:
     
  15. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    In the 1970s, the US ended the Bretton Woods agreement that ended the gold reserve standard to turn the $ into a true fiat currency. That allowed low interest rates and huge money supply growth. It killed the economy. Carter started out going along with the same program.

    Then at the end he had Volker raise the Fed rate to help the economy restabilize. It cost him the election. Thank God, Reagan continued Volker's/Carter's monetary policy. It was the correct one and lead to the 80s. Trump ain't on the same train.
     
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  16. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    It's called economic history. A matter of record. Look it up.
     
  17. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Just wanted to add a graph showing how closely linked productivity is to labor rates. There was some discussion on this or another thread about what causes wages to improve. Negotiation and competition is part of the process, but the determining factor is labor productivity. Labor productivity is increased through better tools, mass production, and automation. For the trend below to continue we are going to need more of the same and AI.

     
  18. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 1,000+ Posts

     
  19. TxnByBirth

    TxnByBirth 1,000+ Posts

    Truth be told, they looked like **** in the '60s, too.
     
  20. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I was being generous. Lol. And I wasn't around in the '60s, so I didn't want to be presumptuous.
     
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  21. TxnByBirth

    TxnByBirth 1,000+ Posts

    I was born in 1964. Even as a newborn I knew fugly when I saw it.
     
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  22. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    #Me too.
     
  23. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    Didn't happen unless you have pics
     
  24. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    A neighbor didnt like his Trump sign in the window, so he .....

     
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  25. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Daytona 500 flyover



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  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    They let Trump take the limo for a lap around the track

     
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  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    LOL - someone wants credit for what Trump has done with the economy

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  28. UTChE96

    UTChE96 1,000+ Posts

    Reagan also did it without free money from the Fed to prop up the economy.
     
  29. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    The free money is the problem itself not a side issue or a solution. Every bank run, recession, and depression has been preceded by free money of some sort.
     
  30. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Right. Volcker did the opposite -- he squeezed the hell out of it
     

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