President Donald Trump “IS” The Revenge of John Galt – Yet Few Can Fathom…

Call it “the revenge of John Galt“, call it “the revenge of main street“, call it “the rebuke of the compliance department”, or call it something else…. but what’s brutally missing amid all the pearl-clutching punditry is an acceptance that President Trump is ushering back an era of The Titans of Capitalism.

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A succinct comment by thesavyinvester cuts to the brutal heart of the matter:

How ironic… The last 8 yrs ( and frankly much longer ) the non producing bureaucratic state only focused on growing it’s own organisms ( like something Ripley fought against ) rather than fostering yours, will now be run by those that for eons that had to dot their I’s and cross their T’s for all these pencil pushers. Yikes, they will be more uncomfortable than Rodney Dangerfield constantly adjusting his collar and tie during his comedy routine🙂. No I am not tired of winning, grab the popcorn this will be fun.

The game changing nature of a Trump Administration that will be run by in essence by efficiency experts rather than coming up through the ranks politicians is so stunning I am not even sure Treeper’s and Freeper’s get it.

Words like Demming, Kaizen, Six Sigma etc will be like names of villainous monsters once these departments have to adapt or go metaphorically extinct. No more room for Comity and advising and extending my remarks and yielding to the gentle lady from bla-bla-bla, get-er-freaking-done. Is it me or is this George Washington 2.0 and no one gets it? (link)

No chief, it’s not just you – but, yes, few are “getting it“.

For the past 30+ years the entire construct of Main Street business and enterprise has been dragged through a complex dynamic of ridiculous and insufferable regulatory and compliance building.

For those who constructed this economic system Trump represents a very real and existential threat; intent on destroying decades of economic quicksand with a politically incorrect atomic sledgehammer.

Unfortunately, there are too few people who can grasp the scope of economic frustration upon Main Street brought about by historic special interest do-gooders.   Meanwhile, the doers have had to bite their lips, jump through hoops, dot I’s, cross very specific T’s and watch their language around the compliance officers who were created solely to handle the mandates driven by a need to ensure the policy outcomes of the do-gooder crowd.

To be fair, some of the regulation and compliance was merited. However, we long ago crossed that worthwhile Rubicon, and we raced onto a downward slope where value was removed from the economic equation and replaced by feelings.

Most of the last three decades of regulatory horse crap has been driven by the feelings amid the constituency who control economic legislative interests, ie. Wall Street.

The recent quote from U.S. Steel’s CEO, Mario Longhi, is intensely on point:

[…] “There was a point in time in the past couple years that I was having to hire more lawyers to try to interpret these new regulations than I was hiring … engineers. That doesn’t make any sense.” (link)

Oh, but it’s been a lot longer than “the past couple of years“, this economic risk avoidance process has been well beyond the ridiculous phase for over a decade.

In order to try and retain a viable business model, surviving businesses began emphasizing productivity to offset escalating operational costs.  The regulatory and compliance costs were/are generally considered “uncontrollable costs”. When faced with costs you cannot control – businesses are forced to adjust the economics within the costs they do control.

The period from 1992 through 2002 was a decade of astronomical increases in productivity.  The production principles of Edward Demming, Kaizen (Continuous Improvement), CQI and Six Sigma productivity evaluation were paramount business executive skill sets.   Everyone was focused intensely on how to do more with less.

Efficiencies in transportation, logistics, inventory controls and human productivity factors were the primary KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) of those charged with industry management.

Meanwhile, seemingly oblivious to the same level of pressure and anxiety, the compliance department strolled merrily along, enjoying executive lunches, and critiquing/providing even more and more regulatory requirements that required ever increasing divergences from the core mission of the business.

Within business ownership and management pressure rolls downhill; and soon it became mandatory to change the core mission of Human Resources from payroll and data processing, to the processing of employee feelings.  The emphasis on sensibilities, every associate deserves a recognition trophy, gave rise to an entire new approach toward human capital management.  That sensitive “you matter” team-building management approach continues even today.

What thesavyinvester and a few others are beginning to recognize, is that President Trump is putting together a team of executive efficiency experts, private sector outsiders and captains of industry, who are positioning Trump’s administration to bring the atomic productivity hammer into the public sector for the first time.

Federal Government employees are going to go bananas when they are forced to undergo the same level of productivity expectation and merit-based scrutiny as their private sector neighbors.   This shall be epic.

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However, as we have seen with the appointment of Labor Secretary Andy Puzder, don’t expect too many pundits will be even able to fathom the task.   Most of those who are paid simply to deliver opinion are more familiar with the modern compliance department approach within the principles of current business interests.

As a direct consequence the back-bench angle of insight will be a series of various cabinet member litmus tests and ridiculous discussions of disconnected economic realities because they have no grasp -or have forgotten- fundamental Main Street economic principles.

A good case in point is both Mark Levin and Sarah Palin claiming the Carrier Corporation deal in Indiana is “crony capitalism”.   Laughable.  Brutally laughable.

Only after allowing yourself to become economically disconnected from reality would being allowed to keep your own income be considered “crony capitalism“.

In essence Levin and Palin are calling all Americans who get tax refund checks from the government each year, ‘crony capitalists’.   Why, because according to their logic, the government is ::GASP:: letting Americans keep more of their own money.

No, despite what the cognitively dissonant say, Solyndra is crony capitalism, not Carrier.  Solyndra was given money to fund their business model; money Solyndra themselves were not able to create through revenue.  Carrier is simply being allowed to keep more of their own created income.  THERE IS A PROFOUND DIFFERENCE.

When you recognize how far we have traveled from the place where common sense economic understanding exists, you begin to fathom the scope of the challenge facing President Donald Trump.

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468 Responses to President Donald Trump “IS” The Revenge of John Galt – Yet Few Can Fathom…

  1. Tejas Rob says:

    Wow, an excellent write up by Sundance and a visit by Mama Bear Palin. This is epic!

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    • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

      Whad I miss?

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      • BakoCarl says:

        Just go back and read the last page. Well worth your time!!!

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        • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

          Thanks. Found it. Whew, at least it wasn’t a 2000+ thread already.

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        • What an honor to have Sarah Palin not only reading CTH and leaving a nice comment!

          Here’s where Sarah Palin’s message is for quick reference her user name is Sarah Palin. Below is Sarah Palin’s comment and Sundance’s below. Go to the link below to read Treeper’s subsequent replies to Sarah.

          https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/12/09/president-donald-trump-is-the-revenge-of-john-galt-yet-few-can-fathom/comment-page-1/#comment-3344629

          Sarah Palin says:
          December 9, 2016 at 9:26 pm

          Dear Sundance,

          Did I call the Carrier deal “crony capitalism”? I did not – my comments to the Young Conservatives were the reminder that we don’t believe in crony capitalism, we’ve railed against it forever, and we need to make sure we’re incentivizing all American business via creating a pro-private sector framework that treats businesses equally.
          Young Conservatives, especially, need this reminder because they’ve come into their own – politically speaking – under the current Administration’s cronyism-on-steroids. I’m thankful to have come into my own under Reagan, so my worldview (which is right ) may differ from some young conservatives who see Obama and RINOs do their favoritism thing and may mistakenly think it doesn’t lead to corruption. And socialism.
          And what the heck was wrong with Mark Levin’s warnings against big government ever unleveling our economic playing field? For a new Administration comprised of some politically-unknown representatives of we the people, to NOT remind them of free enterprise expectations is flirting with disaster!
          My comments came at a time when we didn’t know the terms of the Carrier deal, as I explained in my op-ed, and I prudently took the opportunity to essentially challenge the people now within Trump’s inner circle (hence my reference to Team Trump) to be fully aware of the dangers of EVER straying into a crony capitalism arena.
          Sure wish y’all would re-read my comments.

          You may post my op-ed from SarahPAC.com and let others decide if I was attacking the President-elect whom I wholeheartedly support, and along with many others worked my butt off (very early on, I’ll add) to get voters to hear what he was saying amidst the insufferable lapdog liberal media filters attempting to snuff out his MAGA message.
          Further – exclusive for CTH – Mr. Trump and I have spoken about my Carrier comments and he had no problem with them, he assured me. We both know coverage of my comments, reported as “turning on Trump” and “attacking Trump,” is fake news. We share laughs about the fakery.

          One other thing. I’ll not hesitate to speak up for hardworking taxpayers if ever “my” President’s policies contradict what the American economy needs to become great again… even if that means facing the wrath of my favorite commenters’ blog and oft-quoted head honcho here – you, the brilliant Sundance. Doggone it.
          Aside from THAT, keep up the good work all you Treepers and Trumpers! There are more of us than there are of them.

          God bless!
          – Sarah Palin

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          sundance says:
          December 9, 2016 at 9:53 pm

          Sarah, it’s all good. We are blessed and thankful for you and always will be.
          The essence of my framework above was to direct attention to the “crony capitalism” message – as the information within your op-ed was broadcast. In essence, the various affiliates used your wording to construct a narrative that you were accusing Trump of “Crony Capitalism”. Hence, my framework addressed that implied message.

          In the same vein you felt the need for a shot across the proverbial administration bow on picking winners and losers, you also used this phrase (emphasis mine):
          […] concerns over a deal cut by leveraging taxpayer interests to make a manufacturer stay put are unfounded – once terms are made public.

          “Leveraging taxpayer interests“? I too feel the need to fire a warning shot back against the subsequently carried narrative that keeping your own income is any form of cronyism. It is not.

          Warmest best to you and yours.
          Merry Christmas!

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    • tinkerthinker2 says:

      Hopes she comments more!

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  2. Yes!!! Payback is a beotch!

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  3. mildtosevere says:

    Wish Sundance would enlighten us on the Portman Murphy fiasco

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  4. daughnworks247 says:

    Governor Sarah Palin in the house tonight. Yep, it’s going to be a glorious eight years.
    I am just old enough to remember HR departments of the 80’s which only existed for the purpose of payroll, hiring/firing, and a problem with medical insurance.
    Sundance is correct. Merely compare the size of an HR department in 1986 to the same department in the SAME company during fiscal 2016.
    Most of the pundits on biz channels are not old enough to remember or never had private sector experience. No frame of reference.
    True, it’s going to be an education with a steep learning curve.

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  5. Risin'Tide says:

    Sundance, keep beating the drum on this point. So many people do not understand that the false paradigm has them mentally trapped. It will take quite a while and probably some personal experiences that open their eyes. The mal-informed and mal-educated deserve a chance to see the actual light. Regardless, we must continue to shine the light in the hope that the perishing can be rescued.

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    • krisk says:

      small point, but that would be “mis-educated” and “mis-informed” not “mal”

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      • Maquis says:

        Actually, “mal” is perfect. En français, it means bad, as in malevolent, which describes our preening social engineering betters to a “T.”

        The deliberate perversion of information to produce effects deleterious to the public good is not “mis,” as in erroneous, it is more correctly “mal,” as in evil.

        The point goes to Risin’Tide.

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  6. drdoct says:

    I’m not a six sigma fan at all. Or ISO9001 or 10000 or whatever it’s up to now.

    What it does is make a company bring in a whole group of pencil necks who will teach the employees how to lie on their reports to make the whole company look like they are more consistent on the product they put out. Most of the time to the tune of a few hundred thousand dollars just for another added layer of bureaucracy. In the end, most people pass through it all and go back to what they were doing before and just manufacture the reports to give their customer what they demand. Most of the time this is demanded from large corporations to eliminate the little businesses because mom and pop small businesses don’t have the time or the want to jump through all those hoops and if they do and try to add the cost to their parts will end up losing the business.

    Who do they lose the business to? A foreign company who is able to be cheaper because even though the parts are much more inferior, they are cheap. Are they compliant? NO, but now the huge corporation that demanded all their vendors jump through the hoops has seen their costs go up and now is focused on cost reductions. So everyone just went through a year of hell for nothing. Maybe others have a much better experience, but I’ve seen this first hand multiple times at many different businesses.

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    • John Galt says:

      Globalism in one graph:

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    • I have seen it estimated to cost about $10,000 to simply correct the mistake someone made, when they had written some data incorrectly, and then voided the data by putting TWO lines through it, instead of the government-mandated ONE line. Basically, many places are hiring two people to do the work of one, because there are so many auditors watching over the worker’s shoulders. And that is why it costs ten times more to plan out how to build Air Force One, than it costs to actually build it.

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    • Here is a perfect case of misappropriation of a mathematic – technical bit of terminology being spun into a useless bunch of wannabe management school nonsense.
      The use of statistical process control to analyze and establish process capability(s) to a six sigma stability level is what statistical process control should be used for. The Klingon BS management slingers decided, as alluded to in several accurate diatribes above mentioning so called HR (the most useless non-resource any company can have) they adored the pseudo-scientific vowel sounds falling off their lips and created the ever vaunted black belt monkey noise of Six Sigma or ¨Beyond Six Sigma¨ money making schools of mis-management. Misapplication of any technical epistemology will always result in out of control processes….. and governments! 😉
      semper fi

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      • Well now I got carried away with those mellifluous round sounds myself and forgot the original thing I’d wanted to say… darn this thinking stuff is tricky! 😉
        To the points of, drdoct and Janice The American Elder : You are of course correct most manufacturing, small to medium large businesses six sigma process control is NOT beneficial. That is in fact why the true Lions share of wealth, stability, development of manufacturing is Small Business!! Wayne Allyn Root explains these thing better than anyone. Or Pres-Elect certainly also understands completely…

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  7. Sue Lynn says:

    Sarah Palin was right and respectful and never called the Carrier deal crony capitalism and said we did not know the details. She only warned so all have an equal playing field. Sarah Palin America’s best friend!

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    • krisk says:

      agree!

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    • bertdilbert says:

      I was wondering what all the Palin bashing was about. May have been another blog but thought it was Sundance who posted a few days back that Palin was mischaracterized on what she said. Thus I was kind of confused when Sundance placed her with Mark Levin.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        She spoke up without knowing the facts. By doing so she allowed a media cycle condemn Trump once again using a prominent conservative voice. This has always been a problem with the Republican party….they crap on their own rather than supporting their own and then cop out with “I will always stand up for the working man.” When in fact, they never do…just look at their record. This is why so many people voted for Trump. They are tired of the backstabbing. Gov. Palin tried to help sell that weasel John McCain. Where were her principles then?

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        • georgiafl says:

          Gov. Palin’s overall principle was to try to help her country – as a patriot.

          Palin was betrayed by McCain which is has most predominant character trait, as we learned from researching his military career, personal life and political actions.

          Palin was also betrayed by the party national and state, and was mauled and maligned by the media.

          I can’t imagine the stress of all that on her and her family.

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          • georgiafl says:

            Sorry for the typo – his, not has. Betrayal is McCain’s most predominant trait.

            His meeting with ISIS (called Syrian rebels) was beyond the pale. McMullin was there, and it seems, was instrumental in supporting Al Bagdhadi, and in the CIA assisting the attempt to overthrow Assad.

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          • You are correct! She was betrayed by McCain and trashed by the media and redivided by the Hollywood comedians! She tolerated it all. She deserves better!

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          • dilonsfo says:

            Then you are saying that McCain suddenly changed when he ran for president? That the fact that he has been a turn-coat to the conservative principles he entire career was not apparent before he ran for president or during his run for president? McCain has been a phony since the beginning and to say that he “fooled” anyone is just saying that the person is willfully ignorant and turned a blind eye to what he really was, is and will continue to be.

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            • georgiafl says:

              Always has been….

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              • GForce says:

                Wicked good point dilonsfo! While I do believe Palin has her strengths, if we are striving for intellectual honesty, admitting she does have some troubling weaknesses/faults would better serve the cause. Truth matters. Strength matters. Perseverance matters. Blaming others for her choices adds to the problem; as they say ” Once you can cite three examples it’s a pattern “. I passed three a few years ago with her. It’s a pattern. That’s not to say she or her supporters should be rejected or dumped on. I just observe what she says through a more objective lense now that I’ve shaken the cult of Palin syndrome. She is a patriotic American and has every right to voice her opinion, as we all do. I’m just not that impressed anymore. Never liked a quitter…

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                • georgiafl says:

                  We are talking about McCain, not Governor Palin. McCain was the traitor and threw the 2008 election, just as Romney threw the 2012.

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                • GForce says:

                  georgiafl… I was speaking to the point that dilansfo made about turning a blind eye to McCain’s well known character flaws and Palin’s choice to join him anyway. She threw her pearls to the swine. Blaming the swine for getting mud on you because you jumped in his pen IMHO is intellectuality dishonest, and demonstrates weakness.

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                • georgiafl says:

                  I think Palin is still loyal to McCain. I’ve never heard her criticize him. Even now.

                  She is a smart, courageous, determined, complicated, delightful woman who has suffered many set-backs.

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    • Bravo, Sue Lynn!! Perfectly said. 😉

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      • GForce says:

        georgiafl… please entertain for a moment that some of her “many setbacks” were the results of her own self interest and poor choices. I ask not to be argumentative, we should all guard ourselves against emotional influence when choosing to follow. Emotions have there place in this but it should be the ” salt & pepper” not the main course when we are talking about the fate of our nation. Something to think about…

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  8. glendaleburbank says:

    No President Trump, I am not tired of winning! Keeping the bureaucrats accountable and to a level of productivity that the private sector is held to is going to be a beautiful thing to behold. Be ready for plenty of push back by the leftist media which will interview and expound daily ad nauseum bureaucrat after bureaucrat decrying the injustice on every leftist news channel. You’ll see every bureaucrat come out of the woodwork being interviewed over and over again on national tv. It will reach epic proportions with constant whining and name calling about the Trump agenda. The kool aid will be flowing freely and constantly. Patriots to the ready; continue to pursue truth. Looking forward to 1/20/17 when we start “righting” the ship that’s been sinking for over 20 years.

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  10. amjean says:

    I think many of us who have been in manufacturing
    have seen the orchestrated decline since the early
    80’s.

    As for Palin, my opinion is she squandered her
    political opportunity and is now just trying to stay
    relevant; most unfortunate.

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    • krisk says:

      I wonder why anyone bothers to fight for Americans….

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    • GForce says:

      amjean I agree her political career may be over. “Aim small miss small” and “wait for it” apparently were not in her repertoire. It’s not enough to be a passionate patriot to become a leader, timing and execution is crucial. I do think she has something to offer in the national conversation, but I caution this blind “cultish” acceptance of everything she says. I wouldn’t be impressed if she was appointed to any leadership role. As I said in a previous post, I never liked a quitter.

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  11. andrewalinxs says:

    This article is an early Christmas/birthday present for me. A great read and a bonus with Sarah Palin making a post into the Tree House to set the record straight. Pure winning.

    Merry Christmas everyone.

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    • Bob says:

      What a beautiful woman and a loyal and faithful patriot, she has supported DJT and continues to do so. She needs a spot on his team where she can make a difference.

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  12. Joe Knuckles says:

    Lou Dobbs had been taking a bit of a beating here lately, maybe he should make a cameo appearance, too. Lou, are you there? Lou?

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  13. “A good case in point is both Mark Levin and Sarah Palin claiming the Carrier Corporation deal in Indiana is “crony capitalism”. Laughable. Brutally laughable.”

    Laughable if it wasn’t so sad. The munchkin, (((Ben Shapiro))), called it fascism. What a dolt. Neither (((Levin))) or (((Shapiro))) can get through one of there shows without attacking Trump. Scum!

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    • I have disliked Shapiro ever since I saw his rant about not voting for either Trump or Clinton as a matter of principle. He was,in essence, trying to convince Trump voters into staying home on election day since you can rest assured that no Hillary supporters were reading him.

      Levin, is no better. He’s been a Trump hater since day one, even though he tried to hide his adoration for Cruz behind a wall of non-committal, It was plain for all to see.

      As for Palin, she did OT accuse Trump of Crony Capitalism. Ever. Go back and read her original comment and you will see how the media intentionally misinterpreted her words to use as a HAKE NEWS story.

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      • Andrew Klavan recently had his first show devoid of any anti-Trump content. He seems to be coming around. But, his buddy, Shapiro, like Bill Krystal, seems a lost cause. While he keeps claiming to be conservative, his behavior is anything but. Kevin McDonald’s Culture of Critique Theory seems to fit these guys all too well.

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      • As to Palin’s op-ed, no, she did not flatly accuse Trump and Pence of crony capitalism, but the piece’s timing, content, and tone were wierd, and it certainly pleased the neocons.

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        • I admit that, even as I read it, I was also asking myself WHY was that particular topic being raised at such a time, and WHY there wasn’t a more clearly worded comment that spoke in praise of Trump’s decision making ability.

          But, I always believed she was clear when she said that all the details were not yet known. Other than that, most of what she said sounded like praise for a “Reaganesque” philosophy towards business, and that we should wait and see if it will be applied across-the-board, rather than piecemeal.

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          • Palin gave ammo to the globalists at an opportune time. Poor judgment.

            As to the Reaganesque quality of enabling globalism, consider that Progressives and Libertarians operate at shallow and narrow ends of the morality pool according to Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory:

            http://moralfoundations.org

            Progressives and Libertarians have immature moral perspectives, whereas Conservatives tend to be morally fleshed out and balanced:

            Anyone promoting rampant globalism is blind to loyalty to American workers, and to the sanctity of the need to be self-sufficient. Blind globalism is a feature of Marxist philosophy.

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            • Palin gave ammo to the globalists at an opportune time. Poor judgment.

              No, she didn’t GIVE them anything… they simply TOOK it, like they always do. The word-twisters and peddlers of propaganda shouldn’t be allowed to silence us by making us afraid to speak. But they often do,

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  14. Jenny Hatch says:

    Could the starting point for government workers be that if you are caught watching porn at work, you are fired. And if you are caught with kiddy porn, you go to prison?

    We need a new business in DC.

    A sanitation service to cleanse all of the computers and desks of the deviant federal workforce.

    Ewwwww…

    Not sure draining that swamp would be enough. Might have to burn those desks and computers up.

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  15. azgulch says:

    Thanks Sarah, and thanks Sundance. This has been one the more interesting threads I have read – good stuff.

    I think Ayn Rand would be proud of this moment in time.

    Sarah, I was rooting for you to be SOS. Would have been fun.

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  16. elize says:

    My grandfather owned his own business, my mother was a small business owner, my brother owns his own small business. After the Gulf War I took some accounting and programming courses, started working in those fields and learned as much as I could while slowly paying for my 2 degrees. I started a bookkeeping business on the side and worked with many small and medium business owners over the years. And thank God! cause I learned a lot between my main employment and the side work.

    My husband is a bit younger than I am, a manager in a well know corp, and when we discuss the economy and politics I tell him…”while this is no reflection on your skills, it’s simply asshole politicians, regs, etc….companies were paying the same if not more hourly 20 years ago than what they’re paying now. Anddddd people were working overtime easy! ” I am shocked at how many full time employees are being slowly reduced to 35 then 30 hours a week. Esp with the insanity of insurance premiums. I’ve seen how stifling government is for business owners and how few new businesses are now started.

    My husband is also a Trump supporter but I must sound like an old fuddy duddy when I tell him how exciting the future is going to be with Trump as president. He was a child when Reagan was in office so all he’s known is Clinton/Bush/Obama. Even though I was a child in the 70’s I remember how miserable things felt and how tight the economy was. My divorced mom raising kids on her own had no problems being vocal about it. She and I joke about it now, but when we were kids she’d say…”I could get welfare and sit on my butt all day, but no I’m working and you’d better appreciate what you have!” When we drove past the public housing area she’d say, “If I didn’t work, we’d live like that, so suck it up!” Saturday mornings when we woke up each of us had a chore list and everyone cleaned house did chores asap after breakfast. I wouldn’t trade those experiences for all the wealth in the world.

    My point, thank God for Trump and a man with real balls. Too many Americans have no earthly idea about the potential that is being released. I joke with my mom that after the past couple of decades now we have an inkling of how the Israelites felt wandering the desert!!!

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  17. Texian says:

    Six Sigma, I’m having flashbacks.. how about SOX controls. I was contracted by an energy firm (one of the big ones) just to satisfy that legislation. My task fell under Section 404 Internal Controls. After revamping the audit process I built a system framework that sewed up their process flow tighter than a bugs a$$. To make it interesting I designed a few stealth ops into it to truly streamline labor efficiency as well as to greatly reduce potential litigious error along the way. (I also really enjoyed writing scripts on the side to help individual employees streamline their work). It was a great ride while it lasted. It is of my opinion that the company was so fed up with all of the regulation they decided to just offshore the whole department to a foreign country so they wouldn’t have to deal with all the red tape. I had to watch lifetime employees as well as young aspiring adults train their foreign replacements before they were let go.. after they were gone, I was next..

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    • Bob says:

      Just mention the words Six Sigma and my head explodes…it’s a great program in theory, but not for govt. or general business. Please don’t waste your money.

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  18. Trump called Carrier/UTX to ask the guy there (Greg something) what the problem is. Trump is going to keep doing that.

    Folks, it’s not just the tax rate (IRS). We have wall-to-wall insanity.
    And that’s what PE Trump is going to put on his list of complaints.

    Here in north western NJ we have DEP regulations on septic tanks.
    It’s not something that people should be aware of, or at least used to be aware of.
    Because if now, if a house goes up for sale (and the septic tank is more than 15 years old, not very old), it will almost certainly fail inspection. Fixing the septic will cost $25K-$75K. Which means for entry level houses, those houses are worthless. Empty. Derelict.

    And why are those septic systems (all have private wells also) condemned?
    Are all the residents contracting Cholera?
    No. Not one case of cholera.

    No, the septic systems are condemned because the State DEP has a test for them which must have been devised by the same folks who decided Global Warming is going to kill us all.

    If anybody wants details on the septic tank test, mail me at tom641@centurylink.net.

    Anyway, the septic tank thing has destroyed the housing entry level market in this area.
    DEP couldn’t care less.
    I have more true stories of the disasters they have wrought. For another day, another thread.

    Waiting for “Make America Great Again” replace with “You’re Fired”
    Trump Train!!

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Wow! Really interesting post, countryboy324. This is a serious problem for your state (a beautiful place, by the way). Any possible way to get the legislature to see the light? Sugh. Probably not. They already have houses…

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      • I have heard that our state-level DEP dovetails with recommended guidelines from the federal EPA. Trump should roll all this stuff back to 1980 levels.

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      • BTW, the septic tank test is to open the top of the tank (most are 1,000 gallons), then pour the contents of tow 55 gallon drums (filled with water). If the septic doesn’t drain immediately, it fails.

        Of course this is silly, because a private water well would probably at least 3-4 minutes to pump that much water. How many bath tubs is a household going to drain simulaneously?

        So the DEP wants to define a complete hypothetical.
        Meanwhile, there are dozens of entry level houses near here, empty. They are Worthless.

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  19. FTP:

    In essence Levin and Palin are calling all Americans who get tax refund checks from the government each year, ‘crony capitalists’.

    No, Levin is the one who is making that accusation, and he is using an intentionally misinterpreted statement that Sarah Palin made to do it. Anyone who believes otherwise has either not read what Governor Palin actually wrote, or has allowed the media propagandists to interpret it for them. The entire “Palin Tiurned On Trump” meme is a FAKE NEWS story that Levin has seized on because HE is acting as the actual deceiver and antagonist of Donald Trump, just as he did throughout the entire campaign season. Levin was a Pro-Cruz apologist who despised Trump and Trump’s “Main Street” background, and he’s cpntinued his attacks into the transition period and (most likely) into Trump’s actual presidency, as well.

    In her actual statement, Sarah was quite CLEAR that she was withholding her judgement of the Carrier Deal UNTIL ALL THE FACTS (DETAILS) WERE KNOWN. Sarah’s admonishment was made to those who were cheering the Carrier deal BEFORE the details were known, because that type of “deal-making” could be “Crony Capitalism” if it was done on a preferential basis, rather than as an economy-wide matter of policy.

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  20. Just Curious says:

    Great post by Elize, If we were to have any children, we would have raised them the same way that Elize and her mother have. I remember the 70s very well, and I thank God for Ronald Reagan. All my life, I never believe in dependency, not from government or any other beings. Anyone of us could have experienced hardship once in a while during our life, and we are grateful for the help from other but we always try to get back on our own feet so we can help other less fortunate down the line. Keep it up, Elize, you are a woman and mother that would make our society great.

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  21. Joshua2415 says:

    Dear Friends, I am as happy as anyone here that Donald Trump will be our next President. However, despite Sundance’s continued EXCELLENT analysis, I am beginning to worry that we might be setting the expectations bar just a bit too high. As DJT says, we need to dream big! But not all dreams come true. I just don’t want us all to be boxed into a place where 2 years from now we have gotten 80% of what we wanted and somehow feel let down.
    Call me a “Happy Pragmatist”

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    • LadyRavenSDC says:

      Dear Happy Pragmatist – DJT would be the first to tell you that we are all going to have failures in life and he would site examples of his own. Thing with him – he learned very early on that you “try” – if you don’t succeed you try again. And again. And again! I admire tremendously how he bounds up off the floor after a knockdown. THAT is the kind of leader the people wanted and got and my prediction is we will get more like 90%! A 10% loss to him/us will simply be learning curve, but even if it is only a 70% win – he will learn and keep digging in!

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  22. rhcrest says:

    I have had many arguments with leftists online who believe that allowing a company to keep more of its earnings is corporate welfare. They just cannot understand the difference between keeping money that a person or an entity earned and being given money from the gov’t for nothing no matter how hard I tried to explain it

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    • Joshua2415 says:

      We all know that whatever money the government has comes from people and corporations. Leftists have convinced themselves that it is the other way around.

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  23. Nailbanger says:

    I hope Trumpster reams out the DC monster, i watched all hopes i had to grow a sucessful business dissolve because of government regulation an coming regulation, the choice,,,, comply or do something else, ill be damned if i comply, so yea, i hope Trump hollows out all these abusive government agencies and gives em a good old Apprentice “YOUR FIRED”!

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  24. AZ Cowgirl says:

    Finally, people that get it! Hallelujah and Amen! Human resources is a joke, do your job or get on down the road. I hired you for a reason, not your feelings. Geez, this is going to be great!

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