Discussion in 'Politics' started by Tank, Sep 28, 2017.
Is more expected of President Trump then was of President Obama?
Absolutely. We knew Obama was incompetent when he was elected.
The bar could not be set any lower than it is for trump. Hell, he doesn't even have to show up. He hasn't done anything yet so ...
What's expected of Trump is (1) what's expected of any POTUS -- integrity, prudence, and a halcyon demeanor -- with regard to managing the Executive branch of government, and (2) what he promised to accomplish as go "signature" initiatives and policies.
Unlike Obozo who made vague references and promises, President Trump made some very concrete promises. Those of us who voted for him expect him to keep them.
So far, in spite of the total incompetence and obstructionism of the Senate, he is keeping those promises.
Frankly we have way lower expectations for Trump.
Trump is a big talker so I think people are expecting more.
And it's just natural to expect more from a white guy
For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to succeed despite racial discrimination, they need to be “twice as good”: twice as smart, twice as dependable, twice as talented. This advice can be found in everything from literature to television shows, to day-to-day conversation. Furthermore, National Bureau of Economic Research analysis shows that when it comes to getting and keeping jobs, that notion is more than just a platitude.
Additionally, there’s data that demonstrates the unfortunate reality: Black workers receive extra scrutiny from bosses, which can lead to worse performance reviews, lower wages, and even job loss. The NBER paper, authored by Costas Cavounidis (now a professor at U. of Warwick) and Kevin Lang, of Boston University, demonstrates how discrimination factors into company decisions, and creates a feedback loop, resulting in racial gaps in the labor force.
The researchers constructed an economic model based on labor market outcomes for unemployed workers. They build on existing data about job duration, unemployment duration, and lifetime earnings, and then simulate how companies determine whether or not new hires are a good fit.
Cavounidis and Lang observe that the pool of unemployed black workers is likely to be seen as less skilled because of more consistent or prolonged unemployment. That can make companies less likely to hire them, and more skeptical once they do. This leads employers to invest more heavily in monitoring black employees, which could be everything from instructing supervisors to closely watch a new hire, or more directly monitoring job performance -- for instance how many boxes a worker correctly packs at a shipping center. Because black workers are more closely scrutinized, it increases the chances that errors -- large or small -- will be caught. According to the researchers it’s more likely that a black employee would be let go for these errors than a white one. Thus another way of looking at the findings, Lang says, is that blacks simply don’t get a second chance.
Once fired, black workers return to the pool of unemployed -- where they will once again have a difficult time finding work, prompting their next employer to be wary as well. In the meantime, white workers are less scrutinized, and as a result, they enjoy a longer tenure on the job, which leads to a stronger work history, more skills, and higher wages.
The current system, in which black workers are disproportionately monitored and let go, while white workers are allowed longer stints, isn’t just bad for black people -- it’s bad for the labor market overall. Such an arrangement is inefficient because it produces a large pool of unemployed workers who, merely because they are unemployed, drag on overall productivity and labor health, particularly insofar as the manifested bias doesn’t ensure that the most productive person, or even a more productive one, gets and keeps a job.
The same could be said for Obama. I could argue both sides of that case. I could also argue that Trump has accomplished a great deal, all things considered. But, I digress... The fact that you are either unaware, or simply deny the accomplishments of Trump, is testament to your blind partisanship.
No. We're hoping for very little. Simple survival until the 20 election will suffice.
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