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Obama's Economy - How bad is Trump messing it up?

Its all about the headline

Trump's Economy was Obamas and now its in a rut

Trump drives Obamas Economy into recession in 3 short (or long) years

Posted by populistdriven | Sat Nov 24, 2018, 09:08 AM (0 replies)

Nobody is talking about inaction, investigate & indict Trump should be our Mantra

Democrats in the House should be 100 percent focused on:
1. building a case for indictment and
2. building a case that Trump can be indicted. Period.

Any other efforts for anything else will aid Trump's defense because The senate the white house will politicize it and and the Trumpeters will use it for gas lighting.

Any House impeachment push has no endgame and is a self indulgent flashing of progressive bonafides. It would be nothing more than selfish positioning to protect against political infighting in a primary.

Mueller should hear loud and clear that:
1. the people and legal community are in favor of his power to indict and
2. that he should either indict, continue the investigation or end it.
Posted by populistdriven | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:52 PM (1 replies)

Jacob Wohl & Jack Burkman full press conference on the alleged Mueller victim

Another MAGA shitshow, Somebody yelled out "You can't even open an E-Trade account!" during the "press conference"


Just before the press conference ended, one attendee asked Burkman and Wohl: “Are you both prepared for federal prison?”

“Ah, no, we are not,” Burkman replied.


This week, a handful of right-wing conspiracy theorists were exposed trying to smear special counsel Robert Mueller in a plan that’s almost too outlandish and poorly executed to be believed. A fake company started by young #MAGA troll Jacob Wohl enlisted Jack Burkman—a leading figure in promoting nonsense fictions about Seth Rich’s murder—who seems to have offered to pay women to make false claims that Mueller sexually assaulted them.

There is no shortage of stupidity to cherish in this incredibly slapdash hoax. Wohl, who writes for the conservative website Gateway Pundit, told reporters he knew nothing about “Surefire Intelligence” (the company whose email domain was used to ask a Vermont Law School professor to name her price for discussing any “encounters” with Mueller) other than that Burkman had teamed up with Surefire managing partner Matthew Cohen to investigate Mueller’s past. But Surefire’s web domain was registered with an email address associated with Wohl, and a phone number on its website redirected to a number registered to Wohl’s mother. New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer found a supposed photo of “Cohen” that was actually a picture of Wohl. As for the rest of the Surefire staff, their LinkedIn profile photos were ripped off from, among other people, supermodel Bar Refaeli and actor Christoph Waltz, who didn’t ask for any of this.


Reddit links for deep divers


Mueller looks worried

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Nov 2, 2018, 03:04 AM (2 replies)

Republicans say tax cuts pay for "themselves"... Who are, or what is, "themselves"?

Well its obvious, "themselves" are Wealthy Americans Themselves! (or reptilians formerly called the 1%).

Themselves pay campaign contributions to the Republicans that are... PAID BACK 10x in TAX CUTS.

Themselves pay for investments in government debt (to finance the tax cuts) that earn interest and are... GUARANTEED TO PROFIT AGAIN FROM THE TAX CUTS.

(yes, wealthy Americans hold more IOU's than Chinese)

So to summarize: Themselves contribute to Republicans who then pass tax cuts where Themselves keep billions not paid as taxes (at much lower rates than we pay) and then use those billions to buy the same debt that paid for the tax cuts and finally make additional profit off the debt interest.

Some thoughts on how this is INSIDIOUS:
1. We don't fight back appropriately because the pain is felt by our children not by us
2. Themselves children will keep their parents billions
3. Our children will borrow from Themselves children for student and consumer loans
4. Themselves children will continue to profit from the interest paid by our children.

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:01 PM (0 replies)

Tax cuts pay for "themselves"... Who are themselves?

Themselves is code for the campaign contributions from the super rich to the Republicans... PAID FOR.

Themselves is also code for interest payments to the super rich Americans who hold most of the debt... PAID FOR TWICE.

(yes, Rich Americans hold more IOU's than Chinese)

So they keep billions not paid as taxes and to pay for it they take their new billions, buy up the billions in government debt that paid for the tax cuts, and profit off their profits at the expense of our children.

(their children get to keep their parents billions, our children will borrow from their children for student and consumer loans)

So then their children will continue to profit nicely.

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 02:00 PM (0 replies)

Republicans passed the Tax Cuts (for the Super Rich) to get campaign contributions

McConnell said precisely that during tax cut bill "debate" and everyone has the video so why isn't it in campaign ads?

The Radical Republican Agenda on Taxes

Incomes have been growing fastest at the top of the income scale for 40 years. Starting with Reagan, the series of Republican tax cuts has mostly benefitted the rich.

“An April 2004 CBO study showed that between 1979 and 2001 (the last year CBO examined), the average after-tax income of the top one percent of households rose by 139 percent ($409,000) after adjusting for inflation, compared to a 17-percent ($6,300) increase for the middle fifth of households and an 8-percent ($1,100) increase for the bottom fifth.”

"The magnitude of the income tax cuts and the change in tax rates under the Reagan-Bush-Bush regimes is important but there is more to the story. It’s also important to look at what taxes have already been cut: capital gains tax rates; taxes on dividend income; repeal of the estate tax in 2010; increased business depreciation schedules etc. Each of these changes favors those with investment income over those with labor income, thus magnifying the effect of the reduction of income tax rates."

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich
Income and Wealth: How Rich are the Super Rich?
How “Voodoo” Caused Most of the National Debt

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 01:42 PM (0 replies)

Trump is asking military to build walls around all Mexican polling places in New Mexico

Posted by populistdriven | Wed Sep 5, 2018, 09:00 PM (1 replies)

since 1913... Jim Crow not Confederate Statue... Woodrow Wilson Segregation not War Casualty Statue

In 1913 President Woodrow Wilson introduced segregation into federal government agencies. Black employees were separated from other workers in offices, restrooms, and cafeterias. Some were downgraded; others discharged on fictitious grounds.
Posted by populistdriven | Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:51 PM (1 replies)

Mueller Time x4 in portrait PNG format

Posted by populistdriven | Thu Aug 16, 2018, 09:31 AM (1 replies)

I MISSED THIS: Greenwald on MSNBC this month smeared Malcolm Nance!

"[Nances’] background is quite sketchy but [he] is presented by the cable network (and now by NBC News) as an “intelligence expert” and former intelligence officer for the U.S. Navy."

“Sketchy” background? Is Greenwald implying that Nance isn’t an “intelligence expert” or even a “former intelligence officer” for the Navy? Greenwald can take that innuendo and shove it right in his ear. Here’s Nance’s thumbnail bio, sourced from Wikipedia:

He graduated from college with a degree in Arabic. Obviously he knows more about Arabic cultures than, say, Glenn Greenwald.
He is a decorated Naval veteran with 20 years of service, "was involved in numerous counter-terrorism, intelligence, and combat operations ... garnered expertise within the fields of intelligence and counterterrorism [and was] an instructor in wartime and peacetime Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE), training Navy and Marine Corps pilots and aircrew how to survive as a prisoner of war."
Nance helped create the Navy's Advanced Terrorism, Abduction and Hostage Survival course of instruction. Think he knows something about terrorism, intelligence and counter-intelligence?
But wait, there's more. After retiring honorably from the Navy in 2001, he founded a private intelligence support company, Special Readiness Services International (SRSI). He was a first responder to the American Airlines Flight 77 strike on the Pentagon on 9/11. He was "an intelligence and security contractor in Iraq, Afghanistan, the UAE and North Africa."

Posted by populistdriven | Thu Jul 26, 2018, 11:33 PM (1 replies)
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