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It remains a great tragedy that half of Americans are below median employ-ability, and fully one in four are in the bottom 25%.

The top percent can find jobs in other countries or have enough assets to just retire, for the others those options don't exist.

Sadly it is the people most in need of help that voted for Trump and that he is most likely to hurt.



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It remains a great tragedy that half of Americans are below median employ-ability, and fully one in four are in the bottom 25%.
Obviously we need more affirmative action to remedy those injustices!

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The top percent can find jobs in other countries or have enough assets to just retire, for the others those options don't exist.
Largely thanks to the depredations of government, which steals about half of all US productivity and destroys even more in the process.

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Sadly it is the people most in need of help that voted for Trump and that he is most likely to hurt.
I'm not in favor of a trade war, but hopefully we will avoid that. I also don't think the wall is a particularly good idea.

Other than those two issues, I think he is on the right track for the most part.

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I'm not in favor of a trade war, but hopefully we will avoid that.
I doubt he wants one either. He's already campaigning for 2020.

He's doing want any good negotiator does when you've been handed a sh!tty deal by your predecessor.

Step 1) Take an extreme position and/or threaten to withdraw.

Step 2) Under pressure the other side will be forced to renegotiate.

Step 3) Eventually both sides settle in the middle, each side will declare victory.

Even if the trade deficient is cut in half, it will be an incredible achievement.

I'm under no delusions that the USA is going to stop subsidizing the rest of the world anytime soon.

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What is he doing that will help the bottom 25%?

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Obviously we need more affirmative action to remedy those injustices!



Largely thanks to the depredations of government, which steals about half of all US productivity and destroys even more in the process.



I'm not in favor of a trade war, but hopefully we will avoid that. I also don't think the wall is a particularly good idea.

Other than those two issues, I think he is on the right track for the most part.
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Cicero: “No tempest or conflagration, however great, is harder to quell than mob carried away by the novelty of power.”
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LOL... liberals got Trump elected.

It's both terrifying and hilarious.

On the one hand, the tweets are just <MWAH!> so perfect.

On the other hand, watching how the world at large perceives America take a nosedive is pretty disheartening.

And his Cabinet picks have certainly been -- shall we say -- less than stellar.

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It remains a great tragedy that half of Americans are below median employ-ability, and fully one in four are in the bottom 25%.

The top percent can find jobs in other countries or have enough assets to just retire, for the others those options don't exist.

Sadly it is the people most in need of help that voted for Trump and that he is most likely to hurt.
I'm sure gutting the department of education and defunding public universities will fix that.
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What is he doing that will help the bottom 25%?
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On the other hand, watching how the world at large perceives America take a nosedive is pretty disheartening.
You mean nose dive just like the stock indexes which have been up about 10% in the 3 months since election day?

Yeah, wake me up when Armageddon gets here..... The NY Times bloviates about what a disaster he's been and yet my 401k is 10% fatter.

I really could give a flying you know what about how "the world" perceives us. They just want to continue to give it to us in the rear.

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I'm sure gutting the department of education and defunding public universities will fix that.
That will certainly help by reducing the spread of mental illness.


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I'm sure gutting the department of education and defunding public universities will fix that.
It's possible to accomplish the former w/o necessitating the latter.

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you mean nose dive just like the stock indexes which have been up about 10% in the 3 months since election day?

Yeah, wake me up when armageddon gets here..... The ny times bloviates about what a disaster he's been and yet my 401k is 10% fatter.

I really could give a flying you know what about how "the world" perceives us. They just want to continue to give it to us in the rear.
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Stocks will be down if he does not come across with some of those promises.

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I'd say liberals all over the world are helping Trump.

Here's a case that seemed to break through the silence.

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.

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