Rise Of The Robots-How Trump And Republicans Betrayed Their Base Voters

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  1. skews13

    skews13 Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2017
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    If for nothing else, last month’s elections were remarkable for the fact that virtually no Republicans highlighted their singular legislative achievement, a massive tax giveaway to corporate America. One obvious reason for that is that few Americans making less than mid-six figure incomes saw any benefit to themselves from this tax cut. But the other reason was even more damning, if less noticeable: buried in this gargantuan payoff to reward the CEO donors in boardrooms who supported their campaigns, Republicans deliberately provided a huge incentive for corporations to eliminate the very jobs that their rural base needed to survive.

    The rise of the robots: How Trump and the Republicans betrayed their base voters
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  2. kyzr

    kyzr Gold Member

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    The OP didn't say why Ford is moving factories to Mexico if the bots can build the cars here? At least Trump is working hard to keep jobs here in the US instead of saying like Obama "those manufacturing jobs aren't coming back"
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  3. JGalt

    JGalt Platinum Member

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    Two whole years of Trump performing miracles and all you heard was something about a "massive tax giveaway to corporate America"?

    Do you not have a single clue about everything Trump has done throughout the last two years?

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  4. PoliticalChic

    PoliticalChic Diamond Member

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    Brooklyn, NY

    Truly amazing how permanent indoctrination is.

    Coming from this....

    1.“Team Obama: Sorry, America, the ‘new normal’ may be here to stay

    The good times may be over for good. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York yesterday, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the US GDP growth rate, adjusted for inflation, is now projected to run a little above 2% a year.”
    Team Obama: Sorry, America, the 'new normal' may be here to stay - AEI

    2. "...take-home pay for many American workers has effectively fallen since the economic recovery began in 2009, according to a new study by an advocacy group that is to be released on Thursday.

    The declines were greatest for the lowest-paid workers in sectors where hiring has been strong — home health care, food preparation and retailing — even though wages were already below average to begin with in those service industries.

    “Stagnant wages are a problem for everyone at this point, but the imbalance in the economy has become more pronounced since the recession,”..." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/b...rkers-see-biggest-drop-in-paychecks.html?_r=0

    3. . Obama is the first President never to have had a year of 3% or better economic growth: "... annual growth during Obama’s “recovery” has never topped 3%. By comparison, it never fell below 3% during the Reagan recovery. And in the nine years following the 1990-91 recession, GDP grew faster than 3% in all but two. Heck, even Jimmy Carter had some strong growth years." President Obama's Growth Gap Hits $1.31 Trillion | Investor's Business Daily

    a. "The years since 2007 have been a macroeconomic disaster for the United States of a magnitude unprecedented since the Great Depression." Obama: Always Wrong, Never In Doubt

    b. ".... first president since Hoover to never have a single year above 3% GDP growth."Hedge fund billionaire calls Obama economy 'amazing'

    ...to this.......

    1.”Small business optimism surges to highest level ever, topping previous record under Reagan”

    Small business optimism surges to highest level ever, topping previous record under Reagan

    2. “U.S. job openings climb to record 6.9 million” U.S. job openings climb to record 6.9 million

    3. “House Republicans Unveil Plan to Make Individuals’ Tax Cuts Permanent”
    House Republicans Unveil Plan to Make Individuals’ Tax Cuts Permanent

    4. “Airlines say booming US economy led to record summer travel”
    Airlines say booming US economy led to record summer travel

    5. Las Vegas is booming again
    Few cities were hit as hard as Las Vegas by the 2008 financial crisis and recession, which eroded consumer spending on the sort of fast thrills the city had to offer and left it with the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Home prices plummeted 62 percent from their peak in 2006 to their bottom in 2012, according to data from ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate tracking firm.” Las Vegas is booming again, and bracing itself for next slump | Reuters

    ....and they remain blind, deaf and dumb.
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