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Thu Jan 25, 2018, 09:31 AM

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!! Jobs?

The big jobs guy, the smartest man in the world, the one who makes the best deals (there's no better deal maker in the world), the guy who's going to bring so many jobs that the people will start saying "Stop! Stop with all the jobs!" That guy, it turns out, isn't producing more jobs at all. (Color me shocked!)









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Reply Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!! Jobs? (Original post)
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 OP
NewJeffCT Jan 2018 #1
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #2
NewJeffCT Jan 2018 #3
Danascot Jan 2018 #8
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #20
haele Jan 2018 #25
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #26
workinclasszero Jan 2018 #24
sinkingfeeling Jan 2018 #4
Botany Jan 2018 #5
groundloop Jan 2018 #12
Farmer-Rick Jan 2018 #6
MarvinGardens Jan 2018 #7
pazzyanne Jan 2018 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2018 #10
NewJeffCT Jan 2018 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2018 #23
Moostache Jan 2018 #11
Ligyron Jan 2018 #13
Cosmocat Jan 2018 #19
rtracey Jan 2018 #15
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #22
kacekwl Jan 2018 #16
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #21
workinclasszero Jan 2018 #17
bleedinglib Jan 2018 #18

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 09:34 AM

1. For those without access to Twitter in the office

can you tell us what the text of the tweets are?

Thanks

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 09:40 AM

2. Here ya go.

Pinned Tweet

Eugene Wilkie


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As a solar company, we are devastated to learn Trump has imposed a 30% tariff on solar panels virtually killing the solar industry. Solar employs more people than coal and oil combined. today's decision will cause the loss of roughly 23,000 American jobs this year.



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"Donald Trump broke the record in one year of 93000 jobs being outsourced or lost." --Chuck Jones, fmr president of United Steelworkers Local 1999



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Since #GOPTaxScam
Toys R Us closes 180 stores
Sears closes 63 stores
Kmart closes 45 stores
Macy's closes 68 stores
Sam's Club closes 63 stores
BofA dings low income accounts
Kimberly Clark fires 5000+
Carrier jobs still move to Mexico
Paul Ryan gets 500K
COAL'S NOT COMING BACK

10:32 AM - 24 Jan 2018



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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 10:07 AM

3. Thank you so much

and, 2017 was also the weakest year for job creation since 2011.

And, not related to union jobs. I believe the tourism industry lost a lot of jobs and took a hit hit last year and that can definitely be laid at the feet of Trump because nobody outside the US wants to visit here because of Trump.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:05 AM

8. You're totally right

Tourism to U.S. under Trump is down, costing $4.6B and 40,000 jobs

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210137565

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Response to Danascot (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:20 PM

20. Yep, and both shoes aren't on the ground yet...

Since tourism is down from overseas, wouldn't you think it'll translate into less American products being brought overseas, because of the anti-American feelings that tRUMP is bringing on?

Also, foreigners have been one of the biggest purchasers of our debt.

So, less demand for our dollars to buy products and debt, means that the dollar will face even greater downside risk, which means eventually we buy overseas is going to cost more too, e.g., a high percentage of our gasoline, etc.

So, higher prices for goods purchased, less demand for goods made here, higher prices to pay for our debt, also means that interest costs will go up eventually on all interest-rate sensitive loans, etc. and the dollar is already down some 10%, and probably has more to drop.

Doesn't look good...

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:54 PM

25. I've been through this Rodeo before. Wasn't very pleasant when I was 12, will be worse now.

Time to dig through the box of propaganda memorabilia my dad left me for that old "WIN" button.
And I should get G-Grandma's old treadle sewing machine fixed, set up some planters for a produce garden on the south side, and get any fixed loans for energy efficiency home repairs submitted within the next 6 months before interest rates go through the roof...
I don't think I'm going to lose my job any time soon, but one never knows.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 01:02 PM

26. Doesn't hurt to prepare ourselves...smart thinking,

Haele!

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Response to Danascot (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:45 PM

24. Right lets not forget the chilling effect Dump has had on the travel industry

 

Calling out entire countries as 'shitholes' and building a wall around the USA makes lots of folks not want to visit here, go figure.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 10:17 AM

4. Don't forget Pfizer just fired 300 scientists.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 10:49 AM

5. Did you know that no companies ever made investments in America before Trump?




BTW Disneyland was built in 1955

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:49 AM

12. Yeah, Disney NEVER spent money in the US before 45* and the "tax cuts"

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 10:59 AM

6. My daughter works for a big beer company

And they are laying off 30% of their staff in the US. But the company is doing fine according to HR.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:02 AM

7. K&R. (nt)

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:12 AM

9. Inquiring minds want to know...

what the total LOSS of jobs in the USA due to tRump's actions. It seems that for every celebration of jobs, jobs, jobs, there are more jobs that are being lost, including federal positions opened up without replacing them. It seems that every time I read about a number of jobs being created there is another article that shows job losses.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:28 AM

10. Trump's 1st year lowest job growth in something like 6 years. US dollar lowest in 3 years. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:01 PM

14. Reagan and Bush also followed the weak dollar policy

though both claimed to believe in a strong dollar, the truth was they let it go down so that it would help exports a bit. However, the first big wave of foreign buyouts of American corporations was in the 1980s with Japan buying up a lot of American corporations and real estate because of the cheap dollar.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:40 PM

23. Yes, that is the only reason the stock market is booming after the corporate tax cuts, I think.


Buy on rumor, sell on news. By that, the market would have gone down after the tax cuts actually passed. But the weak dollar means foreign money must be coming in to buy cheap stocks, cheap relative to other parts of the world.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:33 AM

11. I can't take it...his lack of a functioning vocabulary is driving me to drink!!!

Jesus Christ Crucified!! The man has the depth of a puddle and the morals of a criminal, he is disgusting physically, mentally, socially and in general as a bad person. I can't take much more lower beneath the lowest common denominator to make them feel better about being morons...somethings simply need to be, and one of them is feeling ashamed of being stupid without even trying to become less so...

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:53 AM

13. I thought the tax just applied to imported solar?

But if it also applies to domestic manufacturing that is inexcusably horrendous.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:15 PM

19. The issue is that the cost to make panels domestically is extremely high

because the fuckwits in government have been so resistant to making the kinds of investments into the technology here that other countries have and we now are so far behind the curve.

SO ... The industry in America relies on importing the panels.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:03 PM

15. ok but....

 

Ok I agree witht he jobs outlook, but many of these brick and mortar stores are closing but are doing good as web companies. I have had Sears and other stores in my area close down only to get web announcements for the same companies. Barnes and Nobel, other book companies too....

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Response to rtracey (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:31 PM

22. Not really sure if these companies that are closing their brick and mortar stores are ...

doing any better. They all missed the internet years ago, and by now, it is too late (most of them thought it was a fad, etc.). If anything, they are trying to play catch-up, but it is far too late.

In all fairness, there are a few who managed to successfully transition to the WWW (world wide web) too, Target, Home Depot, etc. but fossils such as Sears and J. C. Penney's tried to jump on the bandwagon and missed.

A bunch of other hungry competitors such as Amazon, etc. jumped in, w/ better websites, better support, etc. and put the supporting infrastructure in place to support their platforms. Smart.

I don't 100% like it, because I really don't like shopping via my computer, and would rather go shopping/browsing/walking around to the local shops and do face-to-face.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:05 PM

16. Quick, someone tell Rush.

He's constantly yelling how many jobs trump has created and how great the economy is.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:22 PM

21. and who really listens to bumRUSH anymore?

I don't. Another loudmouth w/ no substance.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:11 PM

17. Shitlers tax break for billionaires and big business

 

really helping out the working man and woman huh?

This is why the wall street thieves love Herr Shitler!





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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 12:14 PM

18. trump & his rite-wing buddies

are doing everything they can to protect their big oil donors !! To hell with the US !!

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