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Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:21am PT
Just in case Fox and Limbaugh are not covering it

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/martell-california-highway-patrol-officer-brad-wheat-kills-wife-himself-amador-county/

Proof that not even cops can trusted with guns

Power Crux

Social climber
working a 17 hour shift
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:22am PT
show us the inflation chart eddie
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:22am PT
,Hey,production is up.

Actually, itís the economy, stoopid. And a Democrat said that, not that anybody is counting.
And not that more than 0.01% of voters realize that the sitting president has jack to do with
the economy.

Inflation, PC? What, is it too low for you?
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:24am PT
Eddy Baby
Interesting graph -I dug into it a bit and it seems that those hourly workers employed in oh, the knowledge sector, have been beneficiaries of the increases while those in traditional manufacturing and service not so much.
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:26am PT
Willy's graph shows YoY profits for the 2nd quarter around 13%.

According to the Fed, it's less than 3%.

He also shows wages declining.

The Fed reports (modest) gains.

zBrown

Too bad you don't know how to think

Willy's chart is bullshit propaganda, dumbass.
Power Crux

Social climber
working an 18 hour shift
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:28am PT


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wages-arent-growing-when-adjusted-for-inflation-new-data-finds-2018-07-17

i've never had a job and even I know wages are not going up

i wonder though....did eddie get a raise this year?
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:33am PT
Iím surprised nobody here jumped on the Manafort news this morning... but who can trust the fake news Wall Street Journal:

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/trump-ex-campaign-chairman-paul-manafort-reaches-deal-to-plead-guilty-1536932667

Edit: oops, there were a few references to this already.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:34am PT
Average for all employees are shown

That proves his point,lol.

Everything else is propaganda.

Sketchís own chart says Trumps growth is nowhere near that of Obamaís first two years,that is if we are to quantify the end of Oís term to be a downturn.
zBrown

Ice climber
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:35am PT

You ARE STUPID LITTLE EDDIE

Take it up with your parents not me

Power Crux

Social climber
working an 18 hour shift
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:37am PT
Manafort

its not news because eddie says all the criminals who made $$ from russians and also just happened to work for trump means trump is a real american

plus the blond lady at fox is getting impatient so the investigation should stop now
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:44am PT
Propaganda,again....
Credit: wilbeer
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:47am PT
Productivity of American workers is at an all-time high. It has been steadily rising since the at least the 1970s. Technology is a main factor, with American workers being more productive because of better tools.

Productivity minus wages equals profits.

Corporate profits are at an all-time high.

Workers' wages have been flat, or even declining, since the late 1970s.

Workers' benefits, like health insurance, pension plans and job security have also been in decline.


The Reagan Revolution began the process of impoverishing the middle class, and shifting wealth up to the upper classes. A major part of the plan was for the small minority of Republicans to obtain control of the government. America has been ruled by a minority class since the 1980s. Twice, since then, Democrats have won the popular vote for president, and had a Republican president take over, instead.

The MAGA bullshit began with Reagan and his economic voodoo man Arthur Laffer, who came up with the economic fiction that lowering taxes for the rich would result in more tax collected, and not huge budget deficits. The economic fiction of Trickle Down Theory was also invoked by Reagan, with a false promise that rich people are benevolent caretakers of wealth, and they generously share it with others.

Trump, the ultimate money addict, is making the Reagan Revolution situation even worse, with his tax cut for the rich, cutting of education, healthcare, infrastructure investment and other social programs, and his MAGA trade policy of hidden taxes on consumer goods.


Stacking the courts with conservative judges endangers any progressive legislation, because it can be ruled unconstitutional. A pervasive conservative judiciary is the ultimate power over the government. That is why the Republican Senate refused to seat Merrick Garland, and is now fighting like crazy to get Brett Kavanaugh seated to the Supreme Court.

One of the things that Trump has done, quietly, is seat many conservative Federal judges that should have been picked by Obama, but weren't because they, like his Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland, were blocked from confirmation by the Republican Senate.

GOP Representatives and Senators are not doing anything to counter Trump because he is doing what they want him to do. GOP "oversight" in Congress has comprised obstructing investigations into the 2016 Russian election interference. Republican Senators traveled to Moscow after the 2016 election to express gratitude for the Russian assistance in putting Trump in the White House.

The Republicans need to be voted out of Congress, if this trend of a national coup by the ultra-rich is to be stopped. The alternative is that America will become like Russia: a totalitarian dictatorship with a few rich oligarchs under control of the dictator, with poverty and oppression for the majority of the people.

Trump has stated, publicly, that believes he should be president for life.













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Both parties make irrational political statements based on selective perception and cherry-picked facts. That said, the absolute worst are the GOP conservatives, who are echoed by a state propaganda machine called Fox News.
Norton

climber
The Wastelands
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:51am PT
Can we get serious?

When the stock market went up 233% while President Obama was in office ....

they said he should get absolutely no credit because Presidents only sign bills into law

they said Presidents do nothing at all to increase the profits and stock prices of companies

they said Presidents make foreign policy and direct the various components of government to operate responsibly

SO, please, everyone knows any economic talk is therefore non Presidential

and nowadays is a deflection to divert embarrassing attention away from Trumps many failures
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Sep 14, 2018 - 11:05am PT
Creepy Porn Lawyer calls POTUS the Creepy Porn President!

... this is the ancillary stuff that adds fun and spice to this whole burning dumpster show!

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/09/14/fox-news-trolls-michael-avenatti-during-on-camera-interview/23527207/
dirtbag

climber
Sep 14, 2018 - 11:13am PT
Well, those who have complained the mueller probe has been a waste of money can now zip their traps. The mueller probe so far has cost about 20 mill: Manafort, as part of this plea deal, will turn over about 46 mill.
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Sep 14, 2018 - 11:26am PT
^^^Who knew prosecuting Republican Crooks would pay for itself!

:P
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Sep 14, 2018 - 12:27pm PT
To be fair, we should thank Trump for turning down the intensity of Florence right before landfall.
xCon

Social climber
909
Sep 14, 2018 - 12:29pm PT
"Who knew prosecuting Republican Crooks would pay for itself!"

imagine what could be accomplished if we actually went after they proactively!!!
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 12:40pm PT
Trump's concentration camps at the border have five times as many immigrant minors as they did last year.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Detention-of-Migrant-Children-Has-Skyrocketed-to-13225078.php


Trump secretly diverted about $200 million to ICES, getting $50 million of it from FEMA and the Coast Guard right before hurricane season ("We're absolutely, totally prepared" (for Hurricane Florence)).

ICES runs Trump's concentration camps.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/politics/ice-more-money-fema-dhs/index.html


News reporters are not the enemy of the people. They uncover and report what is really going on (as opposed to what Trump falsely says is going on).


ICES is the enemy of the people, because it is amoral Trump's enforcement squad.

ICES = Immigration and Customs Enforcement Schutzstaffel



Trump is illegally revoking the citizenship of targeted Americans, so that they can be attacked by ICES.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/in-america-naturalized-citizens-no-longer-have-an-assumption-of-permanence








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Junior Mint's girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, is the hispanic daughter of a first-generation immigrant. She used to work for Fox News, echoing Trump's lies and nonsense. Now, she's on the road campaigning for Trump, in support of his policies of kidnapping immigrant children at the border, and then deporting their parents.

Hopefully, Guilfoyle will be a good prison wife when Junior Mint is convicted of lying to Congress. She can learn from the other wives how to cavity-smuggle drugs and cellphones into a Federal penitentiary.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Sacramento, CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 12:56pm PT
Send Trump back to Germany!

Oh, right, his family was already deported from there.

A family of feckless, disloyal deportees in the business of deporting people. Strange!
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