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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 04:34 PM

74. They're not jiggling the numbers

the numbers have been pretty good in terms of GDP growth, job creation, inflation and unemployment, which are what most people pay attention to when watching the nightly news. Most of it is leftover from Obama, and also the "sugar high" of the tax cuts and crazy deficit spending. The debt and deficit numbers are so HUGE that most people can't comprehend how much $1 trillion is, let alone over $20 trillion.

and, Trump promotes ANY good number as the best thing ever without much push back from Democrats. Bad numbers are generally ignored by Trump. A lot of times, I'll see the Trumpian talking head say that the economy is great, and the Democratic response is "yes, but..." most people don't hear beyond the "yes"

Obama usually let the economic numbers speak for themselves, which allowed Fox News to control the narrative most of the time and why so many people were unhappy when the economy was doing pretty good.


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