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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:26 PM

Trump knows he's going to lose. He's already salting the earth behind him.

How can you tell President Trump thinks he’s going to lose in November? Because he has already begun salting the earth behind him.

And his fellow Republicans are helping by sabotaging key institutions that the next (presumably Democratic) president will inherit.

On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled Senate Banking Committee approved Trump’s latest two picks for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. One of these nominees, Christopher Waller, would be a competent, reasonable, totally qualified addition to the most powerful economic body in the world.

The other is Judy Shelton.

Shelton, a professional crank, has previously suggested that the Fed shouldn’t exist. She has repeatedly likened the Fed to a “Soviet State Planning Committee” because the central bank, rather than the quantity of gold, controls the money supply. Shelton has spent her career trying to bring back the gold standard, a monetary system abandoned worldwide and roundly rejected by economists.

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Reply Trump knows he's going to lose. He's already salting the earth behind him. (Original post)
Zorro Jul 2020 OP
Budi Jul 2020 #1
SWBTATTReg Jul 2020 #2
Doreen Jul 2020 #3

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:33 PM

1. Can Biden easily remove Trump's unqualified appointees?

Is there a process to their removal or can Joe just tell them to leave.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:44 PM

2. I had to look up 'professional crank'...seems to fit this idiot's description...

Crank (person) explained. "Crank" is a pejorative term used for a person who holds an unshakable belief that most of his or her contemporaries consider to be false. A crank belief is so wildly at variance with those commonly held that it is considered ludicrous.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 02:02 PM

3. He lost last time and he still got into the White House.

Are people working at fighting foreign influence? Are they fighting disinformation? Are there people fighting what he stole his way into the presidency with? I realize working our asses off to get people to vote is a big part of this BUT there are other issues to deal with. Who is fighting against the illegal crap he pulled to steal the election?

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