Timing Reveals What Media Ignore…

*ahem* As if on cue…

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102 Responses to Timing Reveals What Media Ignore…

  1. Le Borgne says:

    Read the back-story/lead-up last night. Then, today, right on cue….. I’d say SD is clairvoyant, but we all know that’s not the case.

    Liked by 21 people

  2. gzuf says:

    The psychology behind the tweets, the way they are structured and the certain capitalizations, is so interesting.

    Liked by 13 people

  3. rayvandune says:

    Perfect Fox Butterworth moment on NPR this morning. Seems that now that US corporate taxes are among the lowest, making it a very attractive place to do business, and companies are voting with their feet (and bank accounts) to move here, Trump has gone and “ruined the opportunity” for our trade imbalances to be reduced “naturally”, by talking about tariffs to address them! OMG! Idiots like the chairmen of multi-billion dollar companies tend to call this “building strength on strength”, but what do they know compared to a very serious-sounding NPR newsreader?! Really!

    Liked by 13 people

    • Nordic Breed says:

      “NPR newsreader” is absolutely correct. Not one of the MSM newsreaders can come up with an intelligent analysis of what is going on. They are pure puppets pushing an agenda given to them by their globalist masters and the truth is not in them. Ergo, why watch? Why listen?

      Liked by 9 people

    • yy4u says:

      They had a businessman on Varney saying the same thing today — so far as steel and aluminium? In short, “too bad” so long as the rest of us are doing fine. At least that’s how I interpreted what he said.

      Liked by 2 people

      • kriseton says:

        I love hearing Secretary Ross discuss this topic on the news. He is so calm and so non-inflammatory. He answers all crazy questions with a mix of facts and intellectual smoothness…I just love him. The best is when he breaks down some of the crazy talk about tariffs by putting actual numbers on the costs of things. A can of soup? Goes up by less than 1 penny. A can of soda? Same thing. A car? Price goes up 1%.

        These are real things that the American people can hang their hat on and realize that tariffs are not the nightmare scenario everyone seems to be talking about. I can afford a 1% increase on the cost of a new vehicle. And, in fact, I would expect Ford or General Motors to eat that 1% because they just got a HUGE corporate tax break.

        I just tune out when CEOs rant and rave about tariffs. Same with people in Congress. They aren’t freaking out b/c of the consumer…no, they are freaking out about THEIR OWN BUTTS.

        Liked by 22 people

        • Martin says:

          Wilburine was on CNBC, and Rush featured the soundbite.

          Ross deflected the interrogation really Cohn, and suggested media focus on actual results.

          Rush, on the other hand, totally missed it, and could have shot the “chaos narrative” down, but doesn’t know what we here do. Heh.

          Liked by 3 people

        • WSB says:

          What everyone seems to miss is that those increases would be for imported material. Once we have incentive for domestic companies to begin manufacturing again, we can draw from state-side sources.

          The only thing I am still questioning is how domestic price levels will be affected by unions and automation.

          Liked by 5 people

          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “how domestic price levels will be affected by unions and automation”.

            i believe that depends on if the unions want to put in an honest days work, without the archaic “I am not doing that job over there” BS of years past. This is not to deride the millions of union workers over the years putting in a honest days work.

            This is for the workers at the Harrison Radiator / AC Delco plants in WNY that slacked off all week long so that the production quota would not be met. Then they could come in on Saturday for time and a half.
            For the workers at Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna NY that would punch in, slip through a hole in the fence and sit at a bar. Then go back and punch out.

            Abuses like this contributed to (but were not the sole cause) of the fall of domestic manufacturing here and how unions screwed themselves.

            Liked by 9 people

            • K-rock says:

              I agree. I was an engineer at Harrison many years ago and got tired of the Union antics. Quit and worked for a non-union plant and then a plant in Mexico. Not having to deal with 5000 work classifications was a tremendous time and money savings.

              Liked by 3 people

            • WSB says:

              You are spot on! There is going to have to be a ‘Come to Jesus’ moment for organized labor.

              Unless PT has a way to rid us of that too!

              Liked by 3 people

          • Mark L. says:

            Unions that don’t play smart loose. Look at Boeing as an example. Trump also wants to reduce read tape, allowing business to be more efficient. There are many factors that need to be considered. I don’t see how a tarrif can be easily blamed for an end result.

            Liked by 2 people

          • kriseton says:

            There are plenty of ‘right to work’ states these days. Why would a person interested in opening a steel mill or aluminum mill set up shop in a strong union state? I suspect some will b/c of the availability of workers, but others will choose a place where unions aren’t as strong.

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    • inguisitorLost says:

      Good analogy…..

      ‘Butterfield is the eponym for “The Butterfield Effect”, used to refer to a person who “makes a statement that is ludicrous on its face, yet it reveals what the speaker truly believes”, especially if expressing a supposed paradox when a causal relationship should be obvious. The particular article that sparked this was titled “More Inmates, Despite Drop In Crime” by Butterfield in the New York Times on November 8, 2004.’

      ‘Butterfield was noted for writing a sequence of articles discussing the “paradox” of crime rates falling while the prison population grew due to tougher sentencing guidelines, without ever considering the possibility that the tougher sentencing guidelines may have reduced crime by causing criminals to be imprisoned. “The Butterfield Effect” is often brought up by James Taranto in his column for the online editorial page of the Wall Street Journal called Best of the Web Today, typically bringing up a headline that displays the effect with the joke “Fox Butterfield, Is That You?” and later switched to “Fox Butterfield, Call Your Office.”‘


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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “yet it reveals what the speaker truly believes”

        There are probably millions of people that believe the lies told by the MSM concerning PDJT. Not an overwhelming number, but significant none the less. All you have to do to verify this is to read a couple of comment sections at the bottom of leftist websites and YouTube channels.


      • steph_gray says:

        Dang I miss Taranto’s witty column for itself. I dropped it when he went neverTrump. Perhaps he’s recovered?


    • rayvandune says:

      Duh… I meant ButterFIELD.

      And while I’m at it, would someone please tell Paul Ryan that he is not coaching the team, he’s the Second Baseman. If the ball gets hit to him, field it. Otherwise, shut up and let the Coach coach the team, okay?

      Liked by 9 people

  4. Bob Thoms says:

    Interesting. $1 b reduction out of an annual deficit of $35 billion. On the surface it seems miserly, so I know there is a deeper strategy being played by Team Trump.

    Usually in negotiations you ask for more than what you expect and end up somewhere less.
    Can anyone help me out?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Johnny Brando says:

      as the meme above suggests, this isn’t economic agenda. it’s political leverage on China to put their saber away. trump is putting the corners of the puzzle together

      Liked by 5 people

    • Bob Thoms says:

      opps. more like a $375 billion trade deficit.

      Liked by 1 person

    • ForGodandCountry says:

      “Can anyone help me out?”

      Yes. PDJT knows more than we do. Second guessing him only creates room for rancor and uninformed opinion. As you say, there is a deeper strategy being played.

      “$1b reduction out of an annual deficit of $35 billion. On the surface it seems miserly”

      If we’ve learned ANYTHING about PDJT, it’s that the appearances he sets up can be deceiving.

      The best question to ask, when reading any Trump tweet, is “How is this going to sc**w liberals and the globalist elite?”

      Because THAT is his agenda, 100% of the time, 24/7/365. And he is a master of using them against themselves (See: the recently departed Gary Cohn).

      Liked by 3 people

    • Brenda Purington says:

      Trade deficit with china was 375 billion in 2017. 1 billion reduction is a joke. I’m confused.


      • AdamSelene says:

        Trump: “China is ripping us off on trade.”

        Media: “Who cares?! This isn’t a problem! No big deal!”

        Trump: “I want China to reduce the trade deficit by $1 billion.”

        —– You are here —

        Media: “Hahahaha Trump is an idiot $1 billion is nothing when the trade deficit is $375 billion!”

        Trump: “Oh I guess we’ll have to reduce it more.”

        Liked by 5 people

      • MVW says:

        One Billion a day. ‘A Day’ was left off but China gets the message.

        Liked by 5 people

    • Mickturn says:

      One thing most people miss is Trump’s ability to do these things in stages…this Tarriff is only the first shot across the bow! Staged implementation keeps ‘enemies’, no matter who they are on the defensive! I sometimes feel a good ‘slap in the face’ is a good way to start to fix a business relationship that the other party has been abusing! The EU bozo’s are getting their first licks!


  5. Johnny Brando says:

    catch more bees with honey AND a vacuum

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Peter Rabbit says:

    PDJT, One Billion Dollar reduction would not be noticed. Need at least $100 Billion in year 1, then build rapidly from there.


  7. applevista says:

    Why am I banned from posting?


  8. applevista says:

    maybe I am not banned?


  9. On Restoring America’s Steel Industry and the naysayers who say it cannot be done:

    America could DOUBLE our Production in a year by matching China’s growth rate in the year 2009!

    America’s Crude Steel Production (annual million metric tons)
    • 1967: 115 MMT
    • 1990: 89 MMT
    • 2016: 78 MMT

    China’s Crude Steel Production
    • 1967: 14 MMT
    • 1990: 66 MMT
    • 2016: 786 MMT
    ** 2009: 73 MMT GROWTH from 500 MMT to 573 MMT!


    Liked by 4 people

    • TheWanderingStar says:

      With those numbers it is clear that China is attempting to crush the world’s steel making industry. By all accounts their product is substandard due to cutting corners in raw materials and production. It’s not just steel. Aluminum and copper are also poor quality.
      Time to cut them off.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Mark L. says:

        Talk to any “Tool Maker” about China raw material. Any still out there?


        • singingsoul says:

          About a year and a half ago the Steel Mill in KY a gross the river from me in OH closed .
          Many hard working people lost their jobs. The working-class people are always affected.
          I saw young men with families just crushed.
          This was a Steel Mill town and the mill was owned by Pittsburgh Steel. Thy closed maybe 30 years ago.
          We had Shelby shoe factory also and the lace making factory went to China about 10 years ago. All that is left are two Hospitals nursing homes a dilapidated down town and a struggling University since the State cut back funding.
          President Trump is the hope for many small towns .
          America was plundered and the politicians linens their pockets. I have to say in S Ohio Unions have been militant in the past and have not helped the decline. I do understand Unions and also have seen exploitation of workers therefore often Unions are necessary. There is a fine line though.

          Liked by 1 person

        • John Bosley says:

          I be here, ex tool and die maker.
          Got out of the business back in 1992 when I saw the writing on the wall.
          Even back then my employers were experimenting with the Chinese steels and they were garbage.
          Most of it was used in the die set sandwiches, the top and bottom 3-4 inch chunks of steels beds you placed your dies and punches on and various other parts to make a progressive or other die.
          It varied in quality and when you drilled into it to mount the parts, you could hit hard or soft metal.
          Often a tap or drill bit would break off and require mucho time to get it out , repair the hole and start over.
          Time costs money.
          Sometimes we experimented with their tool steels, like D2, A1, A2, super impacto, etc.
          Again quality would vary.
          Heat treat department would have a bugger of a time getting a R58-60 Rockwell hardness and the dies would suffer on the production lines from premature wear.
          To fix it , I’d have to TIG weld the cutting edges with hard tool steel weld rod of a known quality and forge the weld in by beating the living daylights out of it to get a half decent cutting edge.
          Other times the dies would shatter, requiring welding for a quick fix if the production line was down and a truck was waiting on the dock for the parts to the auto companies.
          Fun times.
          And don’t get me started on their sheet steel , pipes, cold/hot rolled or beams.
          So I am not enamored with Chinese quality control, you’d have to stand next to them with a gun to their head to get it, 24 hrs a day , 365 a year, day in , day out.
          Give me good ole USA made steel, at least I have a place to complain if it is not up to spec.

          Liked by 2 people

  10. Larry Bucar says:

    TY SD, everyday economics is a learning experience here, now if we could just LOCK HER UP!

    Liked by 5 people

  11. magatrump says:

    Intellectual Property theft by China must be punished.

    Liked by 4 people

    • WSB says:

      Do we even know the value of that? I know the Chinese project I worked on in 1982 had oodles of issues with stolen IP. Just one hotel built with reversed plans and stolen concrete (and formula) would have been a quite few million right there.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        The total cost would be staggering. I posted here a week or two about China buying one copy of Microsoft Windows and using it for an entire school or factory where we need a licensed copy for each computer.

        ebay is flooded with cheap knock offs of small engine designs patented by Honda, Yanmar (diesels), Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Tecumseh, etc.

        The list goes on and on.

        Liked by 3 people

        • WSB says:

          Very true! Maybe our American Patent Office can create a copy meltdown button, every time stolen information is attempted to be duplicated.


    • Agave says:

      I made the mistake of looking at responses to PDJT’s tweet about Intellectual property. Thinking of pirated movies, I though that the media-bound liberals would at least have a few clever backhanded compliment…but all I noted was vile responses indicative of Trump Derangement Syndrome. That provided good encouragement to quit goofing off an the internet, and get back to the grindstone.


    • singingsoul says:

      magatrump says:
      “Intellectual Property theft by China must be punished.”
      I agree with you post but often it is our own fault for hiring into University research Chinese who work for less and 7 days a week. They mine knowledge and take it back home.
      There is this mystery people believing Chinese are smarter than Americans. My daughter supervised Chinese in Industry she said they have good technique but cannot solve problems and n creativity.
      My husband was offered a job in China after retirement from University he turned it down.
      The reason he said was ” he did not wanted to give away American know how no matter how much money they offered.” Maybe it is silly but his parents were immigrants and he would never betray his country. Luring people with skills and money is another way how China takes intellectual property.


    • Daniel says:

      Copyright and other intellectual property are not laws which are intrinsically international. There are WTO agreements and the like but until the local laws of each individual nation are written and enforced, we should have nothing to say about it.

      US intellectual property law is in desperate need of reform and restoration. The duration of copyright is now effectively “forever” and it’s effectively illegal to sing “happy birthday” in public. I could go on and on about software patents and all manner of other abuses out there but the fact is, it’s both unfair and unreasonable and actually causes HARM to the advancement of the arts as things are today and that is not what the founders and early law makers of this country had in mind.

      So it’s actually for the best that China and other countries practice intellectual property differently. It enables us to choose who we want to do business with better. Frankly, we shouldn’t be doing business with China at all in my opinion. But the fact that other nations practice intellectual property law differently is a good thing… you know, unless you’re a globalist.


  12. Fleporeblog says:

    I wrote this last night! If you take the time to understand our President through SD’s fantastic work, you can actually begin to predict the larger plan. It is actually fun to do and in a weird way makes you feel that you are apart of it from a distance.

    Here is what I wrote:

    The tariff talks are not what is scaring China 🇨🇳! Even the NAFTA negotiations aren’t the end all be all. That 301 trade investigation (Intellectual Property) is what is scaring China 🇨🇳 to death.

    Our President and his Killers have positioned themselves perfectly. Gary Cohn exiting stage right sent an immediate message to China 🇨🇳 this evening. Our President is absolutely ready, willing and able to go to war with the entire damn world if he has to.

    By the end of the week, the tariffs on steel and aluminum will be signed with NO exceptions. In another month or so, our President will sign the EO terminating NAFTA. That will start the 6 month countdown. A month or so after that our President will pull us out of the South Korea 🇰🇷 trade deal.

    If the European Union gets stupid, as our President said today with the Moron PM of Sweden 🇸🇪 next to him, he will slap a 25% tariff on European cars 🚗 imported into our country.

    Xi will know at this point that the hammer 🔨 is about to be dropped from the 301 investigation. We are talking about crippling sanctions across the board on nearly everything China 🇨🇳 imports into the USA 🇺🇸. PM Modi from India 🇮🇳 is waiting patiently to step in where China 🇨🇳 once was.

    To me, NK is about stopping the hammer 🔨 from falling on China 🇨🇳 over the 301 investigation.

    China 🇨🇳 sees the writing on the wall! Tax Reform passed, deregulation happening at record speed. The Senate today moved forward with 50 Republicans and 17 Democrats to basically destroy Dodd-Frank. Major deregulation of the banking system is coming. Especially for banks with less than $10 billion dollars 💵 in assets.

    China 🇨🇳 also saw this tweet and realizes the ramifications for both our country and theirs because of our Energy Dominance!

    From the article linked above:

    The U.S. will overtake Russia to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2023, accounting for most of the global growth in petroleum supplies, a top industry monitor said Monday.

    U.S. crude production is expected to reach a record of 12.1 million barrels a day in 2023, up about 2 million barrels a day from this year, said the International Energy Agency, which advises governments and corporations on industry trends. American oil output will surge past Russia, currently the world’s largest crude producer at about 11 million barrels a day.

    Treepers, THE EAGLE 🦅 HAS LANDED!

    Liked by 16 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Liked by 2 people

    • China has no idea how many Bilateral Trade Deals are being framed … at their expense.

      With our tax, regulatory, iron, coking coal and energy advantages, why not become a GREAT STEEL EXPORTER to every Bilateral Trade Partner, displacing China?
      • Exports of Steel and Steel-input Products/Parts to those Partners helps achieve Balance for Reciprocal Trade.
      • Steel Exports could be negotiated along with Defense and Energy Exports as part of the Bilateral Deals.
      • Mutual Defense pacts would also become part of these Deals.

      OTOH, these countries could take their chances to compete on their own with China or invite Chinese Infiltration of their Economies, Debt-Funding and Governments.

      Liked by 7 people

      • kurt72 says:

        My firm manufactures product using American steel. Always has due to quality. Chinese materials are pure crap used to make crappy products. We expect a small increase in our costs but don’t expect to have to pass them along since we just got a nice juicy tax break! We have 4 factories in America. Considering more as the economy expands. Can’t hire enough people. Nice problem as it increases our wages.

        Liked by 8 people

        • Agave says:

          kurt72…I love that! My oldest is at college/university studying Materials Science. He has known the elements since before he was 10, has an affinity for metals, and enjoys lathe work and welding. I am extremely excited about his prospects!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!

          Liked by 3 people

        • Great perspective “from the front”!
          Hope you get your expansion(s) in and crew hired before the market for production talent has been cornered.

          Liked by 2 people

        • REALLY appreciated your comment that your Tax Cut (along with Cuts in Regulatory Compliance Costs) allow you to absorb any steel cost increase (temporary until American Capacity displaces Chinese Imports).

          What NO ONE is talking about is the YUGE gains in profits from growing demand, because your fixed costs are covered. All you have to cover is variable costs, yielding far larger margins (plus the 14% kicker from the Tax Cuts). Most manufacturers have room to add a shift, with no increase in fixed costs, to meet surging demand.

          Liked by 4 people

        • old45model says:

          I can understand the feeling that ‘Chinese materials are pure crap used to make crappy products’ – but evidence may prove otherwise. It seems to me that many people do not comprehend that many of the ‘Quality, Brand Name’ products they happily purchase are actually made in China, under specification, to Western companies – or by subsidiaries of western companies taking advantage of cheaper labour costs – thus increasing company profits and shareholder distributions.
          I have purchased Chinese manufactured products, off and on, over the past 25 years – some have been exceptional and some have been pure crap. The hardest part of purchasing Chinese manufactured items is determining whether the item purchased is going to come from a competent factory – or not.
          Not all ‘Name’ brands are what you think they are – nor is the quality. I have a number of Mr Honda’s small motors that are testament to that – plus some Chinese knockoffs that are exactly the same.
          People also need to realise that the ‘crap products’ must fill a marketing demand – if the demand didn’t exist then neither would the product.
          Further, you should not be so blind as to believe that U.S. companies would never build ‘crap’ products – of course they will, if they perceive it is to their financial advantage. I think there was a bloke called Ralph Nader that had an opinion about that.
          Then there are the U.S. companies that purchase products made in Asia (to their specifications) for resale to the world – would you have them discontinue that practise if U.S. companies decline to make these products at a competitive price?
          The law of supply and demand – if someone, somewhere demands crap products, someone, somewhere will meet that demand.
          For too long, consumers have been conditioned to believe ‘name brand’ is synonymous with quality – all the while tending to overlook whether the product will actually meet their requirements.
          Just an observation from the real world of practical usage. We can’t or don’t always have sufficient funds to waste on paying 3 times the value of a product just for the ‘name’ sticker on the side of it…


    • positron1352 says:

      Oh Floreblog, keep talking these sweet things in my ear. I just love them.

      This president is shocking the world by being strong. Giving them their own medicine right back to them at the same time saying, “If you decide to do the right thing, let me know. Otherwise, this is how we are doing it.”

      Liked by 7 people

    • Mickturn says:

      I take your analysis on China to mean that FatBoyUn will be living UNDA-DA_BUS!

      Liked by 2 people

  13. Indimex says:

    I praise God for this man! And pray that the Lord’s anointing grows stronger. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!

    Liked by 11 people

  14. fleporeblog says:

    Folks this is what you will begin to see again in the “Trump Belt”!

    This is the America that Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2 and BHO left us after their 28 miserable years!

    Liked by 11 people

  15. rashomon says:

    The problem with economists, academics and politicians is they have never run a lemonade stand with their second-hand radio flyer transporting the buckets down the block every morning to the local construction site. That kid who paid for the lemons, sugar and paper cups; squeezed lemons and tasted his product until he developed the right recipe; worked out the pricing per portion necessary to make a profit; and showed up on time everyday the construction crew worked is the one who learned by the experience.

    This the stage play for the U.S. vs. China. Our Asian friend has stolen the customers for most of our manufacturing firms, fudged on the recipes/patents that make a product worth purchasing, and meanwhile kept three sets of books (for the state, the potential investors that the state would like to attract, and the public who need to feel their country is a successful player in the marketplace) while scamming the New World Order rules to flatten the U.S. advantage.

    China cannot compete with the U.S. on a level playing field. It didn’t have the right mix for its steel and aluminum products back in the 2000 because it stole them just as Japan and S. Korea did in the late 1970s. And they still don’t. They only succeed by cheating. But then again, what they didn’t steal, our U.S. politicians used in further pay-to-play games to line their pockets.

    And the global banksters? Those who make money by playing WORLDWIDE markets don’t care who wins as long as the players keep paying their bills.

    Quelle surprise. Heeeeeere’s The Donald! Tee time.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “The problem with economists, academics and politicians is they have never run a lemonade stand”

      Exactly. The “free trade” concept does not work in the real world because of cheaters. We have been “conditioned” to think “protectionism” is a bad word. What we have been doing for the last ~35+ years HAS NOT WORKED! These people that keep insisting we keep doing the same thing are what the Constitution refers to as “domestic enemies”.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. Grace says:

    Speaking of intellectual theft…CIA stole coding patent invention from Leader Technologies which created all our social media sites Google, Facebook, Utube etc…but added backdoors to collect info on all of us. See: litigation on site: aim4thetruth

    Liked by 1 person

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      One or two things at a time, please. That fight will have to wait until this current economy gets rolling. It takes time to bring a mothballed plant up to speed, or transfer production to the US from low-productivity low-wage foreign workers.

      Also, don’t forget about locking up the crooks, too. That will be easier when the left wing loons can no longer peddle their MSM lies about PDJT being Hitler reincarnated, or what I heard last night ( Russia has been grooming Trump for years) from some dimmocrap strategist.

      Thanks for the info, though.


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  18. Alison says:

    Black Knight & Felice (Flepore) consistently contribute optimistic, yet fact-based, economic analysis via comments in these threads. I very much appreciate Treepers who do likewise.

    One prong to reducing our trade deficits, in addition to the tariff proposals, hasn’t been mentioned much and is likely to be tough to measure. That is the ongoing reduction of the specious environmental regulations imposed by previous admins in the name of ‘climate change’ that hamstring our production industries and increase our exportation costs. I anticipate positive results down the road from this tangential change, and hope the Trump administration will be able to highlight this in ways that obliterates the ‘fake science’ that has been thrust upon us. Halting the Paris Agreement was a terrific start.

    We are winning, folks, in so many ‘big picture’ ways. I have followed President Trump’s career since I first rode the elevator as a tourist at gleaming, glittering gold Trump Tower when it was brand new. But NOTHING prepared me for the magnitude of what he is willing to do to get our country back on track.

    #MAGA with immense gratitude, President Trump!


    Liked by 6 people

    • We can look forward to plenty of writhing as industrializing countries face a triple-dilemma:

      1 – Invest massively in Environmental Controls and “Clean-Production” Facilities & Equipment to PREVENT air-land-water pollution disasters … rising the cost and slowing the pace of industrialization.

      2 – Retrofite the above on existing capacity and spend to REMEDIATE the Pollution Disasters already created.

      2 – Continue subscribing to the Paris Climate Accord and its massive unneeded INCREMENTAL expense to “Cool the Planet” (sort of a big mass to air-condition to lower temperatures) … as we cheer them on to ever-higher costs of production and price spikes to cover them.


      • Alison says:

        Writhing vs Winning 😊

        Will we, perhaps, see a ‘global’ acknowledgement of necessary environmental protections sorted from the fallacies of Fake Science once other countries are held to account without us subsidizing their every whim?

        I fully expect President Trump & Sec Pruitt to lead the way. President Trump’s early announcement of a second term wasn’t merely a political move. It allows him to unfold his longer term agenda in every area that ultimately affects our economic health. It is exciting to think about how much we will have accomplished after 7 years of #MAGAnomics.

        Liked by 2 people

  19. cdnintx says:

    I am wondering if Trump is trying to make a point……..it should be very easy for China to come up with a plan to reduce the deficit by 1 measly billion (compared to the outstanding 500 billion)……Trump is going to prove that the Chinese are not interested in doing this at all. China will never come up with the plan to reduce the 1 billion.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Who thinks President Trump will base Ally Exemptions from Trade Tariffs
    … Based on whether they have MET their 2% of GDP Defense-Funding Obligation for NATO?

    “Manufacturing LEVERAGE” Trump-style!


  21. Big Al says:

    Right as rain! NK tween a rock and a hard place


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