Voodoo economics is back

As Voodoo Economics Collapses in Kansas, Trump Takes It National

In 2015, Grover Norquist, who has successfully defined unconditional opposition to taxes as the defining tenet of party orthodoxy, waxed enthusiastic about one state in particular that was leading the way for the nation. “Kansas is the future,” he told an interviewer. “Kansas is the model.” Kansas was the state where Sam Brownback, the former congressman who mentored a young staffer named Paul Ryan, implemented supply-side tax cuts that, Brownback promised, would usher in prosperity and fiscal stability.

Now Brownback’s tax cuts have failed so dramatically and incontrovertibly that the state’s Republican legislature overrode Brownback’s veto to eliminate them. Incredibly, a majority of the Republicans in both chambers of the state legislature voted against the tax cuts. In a new interview with Russell Berman, Norquist insists the failure in Kansas does not tell us much at all about anything. “If you’re a Republican looking for a model,” he says, “Kansas is not the model.”

One might think that the economists who designed this now-repudiated plan would have been cast out of the party, or at least embarrassed into rethinking their assumptions. Yet nothing of the sort has taken place. Stephen Moore and Art Laffer, the supply-siders who crafted the failed Kansas experiment, are also taking the lead in designing Donald Trump’s tax plan. Their op-ed urging the president to throw himself behind massively regressive, debt-financed tax cuts found its way into his hands. So profoundly did their argument impress Trump that he instructed his advisers to immediately release a tax-cut plan mirroring the recommendations made by the architects of the Kansas debacle. Now the machinery of government is in the hands of people determined to replicate a policy so unmistakably erroneous that the majority of their own party could no longer live with it.

“Trickle down economics” has NEVER worked. Not once, not ever. I called it “piss on you poor people” in the 80s, and I’m calling it that now. Get ready for “the tRump crash” to be written into the history books.

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*pResident tRump is a bully The GOP are bullies

Fer fucks sake, if tRump was my child he’d get “a good talking to” for this tRump is an asshole. Again.

“No, little Donny, you can’t push your friends down on the playground any more. It’s not nice.”

It’s inescapable, tRump is an embarrassment. We’re better than him. We’re ALL better than himself. Even tRump supporters. *pResident tRump is the shining shit-storm on the hill. An already-proven disaster.

Someone on Bill Maher last Friday said “Hillary’s better than tRump” and the reply was “that’s a pretty low bar.” I absolutely agree.

AFAIC, Hillary was a POS candidate.

But tRump? Jeebus, off the charts! There’s no way this guy should have EVER been given the nuclear codes. “Hey, dictator of the Philippines, responsible for the deaths of thousands in a “drug war”, wanna know where our nuclear submarines are?” Yeah, he did that.

Hey Russia, wanna know where we get our information? Here’s some information that can EASILY be traced back to the source, that asked us not to reveal it. Yeah, he did that.

The idiot in chief’s performance at the NATO country meeting is embarrassing to me, as an American. If it’s not, to you, you’re an idiot.

We can get into how the GOP supports the POS POTUS later. Suffice it to say, they’ll do anything, and I mean ANYTHING, to avoid the veto pen on the heinous legislation they want to pass.

This is a fight.

Don’t let the bullies win. Kick ’em in the nuts, then the face.

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“Fake News”

Uni, you either don’t understand, or you’re trying to hijack the tRumptwitter thread. Either way, I’m providing this thread for you to rant and rail about “fake news”, a phrase that originated with your hero, Donald J. tRump. Allow me to respond to the last barf-inducting spew that you hurled in that thread:

“But you see, you are believing the fake news from meanstream media. At some point in your mind, you must have a internal crap detector somewhere going off on all those stories you read… from both sides of the spectrum. You should listen more closely for it.”

Apparently, you’ve forgotten that I’m a trained scientist. Scientists are skeptical by nature. Just ask Pons and Fleischman. (OK, i googled it, you lazy fuckers) If a source tells me something SURPRISING, about something I CARE about, I’m going to perform their experiment and see if I can reproduce their results, or at least look to other sources to see if their claim to discover is believable.

If a source tells me something that’s completely believable, and predicted by existing theory, I MAY not, but I always can if something pushes this all sideways.

But you see, you are believing fake news is 100% of reality, 100% of the time. <=== See what I did, there?
“Fake news” is a tRumpian term, further proving (at least to me) that you’re a tRump supporter. Not saying you voted for him, just saying I can’t respect that. Anyone who still supports tRump is an idiot. I have no reason to argue with tRump supporters. It’s like wrestling a wet pig. I end up smelling like a wet pig, and the pig’s not going to change it’s mind.

“Was it Marcus or Seneca the younger who said that all is opinion?”

Who cares? Whoever it was, was wrong. EXCEPTION: whoever wins the war writes the history.

“Don’t take the news as anything but opinion and you will be able to rise above the chaos in DC.”

2 + 2 = 4 is ONLY YOUR OPINION!

“Why on earth do people take for fact the reports that come from unnamed people? If it doesn’t have a real name to the report, why even consider it?”

See above.

If a source tells me something that’s completely believable, and predicted by existing theory, not so much. Fake news is NOT 100% of reality, 100% of the time. DON’T try and walk back your high-and-mighty opinion that it is.

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