I am wondering what next the Libs will try to get Trump on ... The Mueller investigation was a nothingburger, the first impeachment was nothing, the second impeachment was nothing, Stormy Daniels was nothing, the Jan. 6 hearings were nothing, Mar-a-Lago raid was nothing, ... it just goes on and on and on ... they are deranged with him so I am sure they will come up with another Nothingburger. They are not the smartest tools in the shed but they ARE persistent.
Lots of people have gone to jail for him. It’s not “nothing” but he’s definitely insulated from real consequences. Considering the Democrats are donating money to far right Trumpers, I’d say it’s likely that they are fine with him being free and running around poisoning the GOP
Come on, that's pretty disingenuous. You know that he couldn't get 60 votes in the Senate. (And isn't a president's unilateral "chang[ing of] the law" precisely what Republicans are screaming about now?)
For all their noise about the border, the GOPers don't *want* things to improve there--so long as there's a Democrat in the White House. Abbott and DeSantis don't *really* care about the border--especially since most of the Americans who live there are "Mexicans" anyway--but it makes a great talking point as they head into their next election.
That's not at all clear. I don't agree with Flagpole on much, but agree that GDP has probably grown in the past quarter (after its drops in the first two quarters of the year). So debt would have to be increasing in absolute terms, to be a higher percentage of GDP. Thus far, I haven't seen that. It *might* be true, but I don't think an untempered assertion that "it will" is reasonable at this point.
Keep in mind that GDP on this chart is not inflation adjusted. gdp will certainly grow in raw terms even if we do get a recession. inflation is a nation’s friend when it comes to debt. The debt becomes less valuable.
in numbers, if gdp falls 1% this year in real terms, if we have 6% inflation, raw gdp will still go up 5%. And look that way on this graph.
so the debt/gdp number will keep coming down unless spending spikes up again.
the economy is not great, but the jobs situation is. Once again, new claims for unemployment insurance come in very very low. pretty much anyone who wants a job can get on. For those of us who grew up with 6-8% unemployment, this is pretty amazing stuff.
And suggests GDP isn't really measuring the growth of the economy. Hard to see how this kind of job creation is going on during a recession.
Ryan Detrick, CMT @RyanDetrick Another surprising move lower for initial claims. An incredible 10 straight weeks less than expected. 193k from 209k, expected 215k. This is the lowest level since late April. Take note, recessions usually happen when this is going up, not down.
Michael Cohen went to prison for doing Trump's bidding including FELONY Campaign Finance Law violations for which Trump was listed as "Individual-1." Trump was President at the time and the DOJ would not prosecute him for that felony.
All of the criminals in Trump's orbit who have spent time in prison did so because they were doing things for Trump at the behest of Trump, and the list of people is going to continue to lengthen.
It will include or has already included:
Bannon Stone Broidy Cohen Flynn Gates Manafort Papadopoulos Weisselberg Eric Trump (the most likely Trump offspring to go to prison) ALL of the insurrectionists including the idiot Proud Boys and Oath Keepers Leaders Meadows Giuliani
I'm not even including all of them...those are just off the top of my head.