Trade News – MAGAnomic Results Overpowering Multinational Politics…

There are visible economic indicators today that positive U.S. MAGAnomic results are overwhelming the voices of purchased political leaders trying to sell a narrative of doom around President Trump’s tariff proposals and reciprocal trade reset. A key point is the U.S. stock market growth amid tariff, trade and NAFTA withdrawal discussion. As CTH has discussed the eventual trade outcomes appear baked into the latest market analysis.

Bolstered by election results showing increased momentum for team MAGA, and decreased likelihood for a Democrat wave, the overall economic news -and factual corporate bottom line results- are flooding the zone with optimism. Amid the strong foundation for U.S. investment and economic growth, the reciprocal trade strategy is no longer heavily feared. Simply put, the ‘America First’ policies are working.

Not only are Trump’s economic policies working (jobs, wages, investment growth), but they are gaining massive momentum as analysts begin to quantify the possibilities of expanded economic growth well beyond the -formerly outrageous- 3% GDP target. The ceiling is being raised faster than the winnamins can be digested.

Amid this U.S. MAGAnomic environment, threats of counter-tariffs by Mexico, Canada and the EU are as useless as feathers in a hurricane:

(Reuters) […] EU members have given broad support to a European Commission plan to set 25 percent duties on up to 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) of U.S. exports in response to what is sees as illegal U.S. action. EU exports that are now subject to U.S. tariffs are worth 6.4 billion euros. (link)

Consider the EU $3 billion tariff threat against this:

On a $20 trillion economy 3% growth = $600 billion in economic expansion.

Note: EU Tariff Feathers and U.S. Economic Hurricanes.

The best play for return-on-investment is INTO the U.S.  Exactly as planned.

This MAGAnomic win shows up in narrowing trade deficits:

(Via PPD) The Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis said the U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply to $46.2 billion in April. That’s down $1.0 billion from a revised $47.2 billion in March and far under the $53.1 billion monthly average of the first quarter 2018 (1Q).

The 3-month average goods and services deficit decreased $2.2 billion to $49.6 billion for the three months ending in April. Average exports increased $2.9 billion to $209.3 billion and average imports increased $0.7 billion to $259.0 billion.

The report indicates a big net-positive for second-quarter (2Q) gross domestic product (GDP), which the Atlanta Federal Reserve currently forecasts at a whopping 4.5%.  (more)

This is the domestic background for President Trump, Commerce Secretary Ross, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to confront the aggregate trade issues with China, the EU and NAFTA.

As an outcome of the growth dynamic, the U.S. leverage carried into the trade-reset discussions is much larger than any threats made by opposition.  President Trump is likely to have fun at the G7, though I can also see him taking a few share-the-wealth “lumps out.”

Well,…. then again,…

…Maybe.

Killers.

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142 Responses to Trade News – MAGAnomic Results Overpowering Multinational Politics…

  1. sundance says:

    Need more Winnamins:

    Liked by 63 people

    • jmclever says:

      When Mulvaney is through with the CFPB there will be no funding left for SJW righteous causes (most fines went to leftist groups). Thats their real issue! #WINNING

      Liked by 39 people

    • NJF says:

      Oh Lordy the replies from that tweet. Lol

      Liked by 13 people

      • Doug says:

        This is how you know that these boards are bullshit leftist money suppliers…what average American in their right mind would even care enough to comment on a tweet about this? Seriously think about that? It tells you right away what these things were actually for… their concern means we are hitting them where it hurts

        Liked by 8 people

    • My absolute favorite guy: Dir Mick Mulvaney. He talks faster with facts than the enemedia can think. And now he’s telling the “advisory boards” they’re not necessary. Probably because … they aren’t necessary. He told them via email:
      The decision to dismantle the boards was communicated to members via an email and conference call on Wednesday, the members said. It drew sharp criticism from board members, who said the change would shut out those who are familiar with the problems faced by ordinary Americans.

      Liked by 23 people

      • Bert Darrell says:

        They were so “familiar with the problems faced by ordinary Americans” they forgot to do anything useful to solve them. Good riddance, board members. You let the problems fester so your expertise would remain necessary. Not anymore!

        Liked by 14 people

        • Carrie2 says:

          Bert, ain’t karma wonderful? The Board made sure they got paid and didn’t give a darn about all the illegality they provided/allowed. CIAO! Your advice was not and is not worth anything so not needed. Ah, love removals from so many departments, committees, commissions, etc.

          Liked by 6 people

      • Trump Train says:

        Mulvaney is a genius man that guy is on point.

        Liked by 7 people

      • olderwiser21 says:

        Oh, hahahahahah…..”those who are familiar with the problems faced by ordinary Americans.” Bwhahahahah – I mean, I just can’t – oh Lordy!

        Liked by 5 people

      • Phillie_fan62 says:

        Don’t worry mom! He’s not only doing a little swamp draining by this dismantling, but since the jobs market is so good now and unemployment is down so much. He can add these people to the unemployed and the number will still be quite low. I call it winning, then winning again! everyday it seems we get a couple of wins here and there. It all amounts to winning, and I’n NOT tired of it.

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      • Pa Hermit says:

        Isn’t it amazing how he gets so much mileage out of his people? Just love it when pols are passed over in favor of known winners in business!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Kez says:

      I’m sorry, we are going to have to let you go. Haha, yeah.

      Liked by 14 people

    • Bree says:

      Yes!!!!! Wonderful news!

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  2. CharterOakie says:

    MAGA, baby, MAGA!

    Liked by 16 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Larry Kudlow today basically told a WHORE that if the WTO goes against the US, our President will do what is needed to defend our National Security. The WTO has been warned and if they want to be bitch slapped, go ahead and make our President’s day by ruling against us.

      The Blue Wave was basically destroyed last night!

      Senator Tester can kiss his FAT A$$ goodbye because the Republican that won last night in MT is going to take him out!

      This GIF accurately describes what our President has been doing to the WHORES, RINOs, Democrats, Globalist, CoC, BHO etc.

      Liked by 22 people

      • SoCal Patriot says:

        Flore – I’ve known Mimi Walters and her husband for decades. My wife actually hired her when she graduated from UCLA. I wasn’t happy with her initially when she went to DC…thought she was trending RINO, but she has been solid POTUS supporter since inauguration. She has been flooding the airwaves here in OC for months and it paid off last night.

        Well done Mimi!

        Liked by 16 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          Thank You 😊 for sharing that personal story and the fact she is supporting our President and his agenda.

          Liked by 9 people

        • tonyE says:

          I actually talked to her staff about this about two years ago, how attached she got to Boehner. In fact, in ’16 I withheld my vote for her during the primary, but pulled the lever for her during the general election.

          Yesterday we voted for her. The GOP was smart with her seat, only ONE Republican running in the Jungle Primary.

          IMHO, the GOP needs a Pre-Primary vote to select who will be our flag bearer going in the Jungle Primary (which in reality is a General Election of sorts) for each contest.

          Let’s see how Walters does in the next two years. We gave her the benefit of the doubt.

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      • Smack says:

        The ultimate red-pill for the masses is coming. What is going to happen when the unemployment numbers go negative? It will be undeniable at that point and expose the BLS shenanigans that went on for years to protect 0bummer’s employment statistics.

        Liked by 9 people

      • Maquis says:

        Who needs Christmas when we have November?!

        Just kidding folks, we’ll enjoy both.
        Bigly.

        Thanks Flep!

        Liked by 7 people

      • Carrie2 says:

        Baba, and PBS News Hour an invitee was saying none of this was real or happening but just our Pres. and his appointees lying. Hmm. From Harvard and frankly having worked with Harvard graduates, they are dumber than dirt and so easy to get a degree and that fully amazes me. PBS has no validity any more but 100% democrat and all you get is democrat excrement!

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      • Coldeadhands says:

        Dopey GOPe shill Chris Stirewalt said on Bill Hemmer this am that the good news for Republicans Tuesday was that the turnout for Dimms in California, was low. THAT’s his take?! THAT’s the good news for Republicans?!
        And Hemmer’s tepid response was that he thought there was good news for both Dimms and Republicans on Tuesday. The Murdochs shaping the news according to their agenda, as usual.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          THEY ARE DEAD! There is no way you can spin it.

          http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2018/republicans_are_more_eager_to_vote_this_year_than_democrats

          From the article linked above:

          Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats and independents about voting this November, but all Americans are more eager to vote than they were in the last mid-term elections.

          The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of Likely Republican Voters say they are more likely to vote this year than they have been in past election years. That compares to 64% of Democrats and 51% of voters not affiliated with either major political party.

          Among all Likely Voters, 62% say they are more likely to vote this year. Only six percent (6%) say they are less likely to do so, while 30% say they are just as likely to vote this November as in any other year.

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  3. Ziiggii says:

    Honey Badgers just don’t give a sh*%!

    Liked by 39 people

  4. skipper1961 says:

    I LOVE when SD posts that image! I can proudly say that my crew and I hung that video wall in the background!! GO PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!!!!!!! MAGA!!!!! KAG!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 17 people

  5. fred5678 says:

    Getting harder and harder to not say “I’m getting tired of all this winning”.

    POTUS is playing poker and he has all the cards. All 52 of them.

    Liked by 17 people

  6. Karl Kastner says:

    Trump Train

    (Sung to the tune of Peace Train, by Cat Stevens)

    Now I’ve been happy lately
    Knowing about re-veals to come
    And I believe that finally
    Something BIG has begun

    Oh, I’ve been listenin’ lately
    Waiting to hear the truth for once
    And as I knew, it would be
    Soon it is going to come

    ‘Cause fight-ing the evil Deep State
    Here comes the Trump Train
    Oh, Trump Train save our country
    Come make it Great again

    Now I’ve been smiling lately,
    Thinkin’ about the news to come
    And I believe that finally,
    Something BIG has begun

    Oh Trump Train tweeting prouder
    Ride on the Trump Train
    Get on the Trump Train
    Yes, Trump Train’s growing bolder
    Everyone jump upon the Trump Train
    Come on now, Trump Train

    Get your facts together,
    Go tell your good friends, too
    ‘Cause it’s getting clearer,
    The truth revealed to you

    Now come and join the reasonin’,
    It’s not too hard for you
    Cause it’s getting clearer,
    The MSM is through

    Oh Trump Train tweeting louder
    Ride on the Trump Train
    Come on now Trump Train
    Trump Train

    Now they’ve been spying lately,
    Brennan and all those crooks that are his
    For them jus-tice has been waiting,
    His name is Hor-o-witz

    ‘Cause a-gainst the evil Deep State,
    Here comes the Trump Train
    Oh Trump Train save our country,
    Come make it Great again

    Oh Trump Train tweeting louder
    Ride on the Trump Train
    Come on now, Trump Train

    Yes, Trump Train growing bolder
    Everyone jump upon the Trump Train
    Come on, come on, come on

    Yes, come on, Trump Train
    Yes, it’s the Trump Train
    Come on now, Trump Train
    Oh, Trump Train

    Liked by 21 people

    • ImHopeful says:

      Love it – happy tune in my head now : )

      Liked by 4 people

    • Betty says:

      searched Peace Train, I found it and this too:

      Liked by 3 people

    • zorrorides says:

      Karl, it would be cool to play this song ‘Trump Train’ in political ads for conservative candidates this election season. Play a bit to establish the lyrics and melody – people will make the connection immediately – then the announcer or candidate makes the pitch, “Elect blank blank for…”.

      Maybe even let them end by singing along. Can you hammer “Paid for by … I’m blank blank and I approved this message,” into the Trump Train melody? Voters love a bit of humor.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Karl Kastner says:

        My lyrics haven’t been discovered yet. I’d love to have somebody use them to help our side’s info war. I post them where I can.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Michael says:

      Karl do you have these collected somewhere we can access?

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      • Karl Kastner says:

        On my Gmail. I’m low tech. Suggestion? I’m starting on Twitter if you’ll follow me. The coveted #5 spot is open. Ha Ha

        Liked by 1 person

        • Michael says:

          Karl sorry but I don’t twit. I can’t get anything done what with Sundance hypnotizing me.
          I simply cannot risk another distraction.
          (I’m here now and there is work I should be doing… sigh)

          Please post them in the “Open Thread” where we can bookmark them and as you continue to generate more append them to your “Trump Songs” post???

          If you will do that I will absolutely forward them to https://www.donaldjtrump.com

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          • Michael says:

            Done, I think.

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          • Karl Kastner says:

            Sure, that would be great. I followed your link but it said “Nothing Found”. I have over 10 so far. How bout if I post a few each day in the Open Thread until you have them all? I was gonna try to tweet them out, but I have no following. If you can get them more widely viewed, I’d feel like I’m helping the cause. MAGA!

            Liked by 1 person

            • Michael says:

              I “enabled” your account several times but it doesn’t take.
              Sorry, I’m a hardware nerd not a social media guy.

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          • Karl Kastner says:

            Ok. 3 posted on open thread today. Thanks Mike. Maybe there could be a Trump Songs icon that calls them all up? Find me EASILY on gmail.

            Liked by 1 person

            • Michael says:

              Thanks!
              Copied the three songs up.
              Will continue to search that thread for more.
              I will start forwarding them, credited to you, in the Morning when the house is quiet.

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              • Karl Kastner says:

                Gmail me and I can send one by one. Afraid I’ll lose track. This is hot off the press….

                “T.N.T.”

                (Sung to the tune of T.N.T., by AC/DC)

                Oy(vey) Oy(vey) Oy(vey) Oy(vey)
                Oy(vey) Oy(vey) Oy(vey) Oy(vey)

                See me thrust into the vacuum left
                By the recused AG
                need for self protection met
                Cause these lawyers play mean
                Mueller to the left of me
                Hor-owitz to the right
                No-where to run
                To weak for flight
                Best stay out of sight

                ‘Cause I’m Ros-en-stein, I’m filled with fright
                (Ro-sen-stein) I don’t wish to fight
                (Ro-sen-stein) safe in neutral mode
                (Ro-sen-stein) my survival code!

                They’re dirty, mean, as I stay unseen
                That’s this coward’s plan
                Don’t make enemies that makes one
                Half a man?
                So stonewall the Congress
                De-lay the strife
                Redact the me-mos
                And preserve my life
                This man is back-in’ down
                There’s trouble, can’t be found

                ‘Cause I’m Ro-sen-stein I’m filled with fright
                (Ro-sen-stein) I don’t want to fight
                (Ro-sen-stein) stay middle of the road
                (Ro-sen-stein) my survival code!

                Ro-sen-stein, (Oy, Oy, Oy)
                Ro-sen-stein, (Oy, Oy, Oy)
                Ro-sen-stein, (Oy, Oy, Oy)
                Ro-sen-stein, (Oy, Oy, Oy)

                Ro-sen-stein, (Oy, Oy, Oy), I’m filled with fright
                (Ro-sen-stein, Oy, Oy, Oy), and I don’t want to fight,
                (Ro-sen-stein, Oy, Oy, Oy), safe in neutral mode
                (Ro-sen-stein), my survival code!

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              • Karl Kastner says:

                I added newly written 4th yesterday, “Rosentein”. Then 3 more today. I have a better version of “Crooked Deal” if I could send it directly after. I made some edits after I posted to smooth out the flow.

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  7. grlangworth says:

    Less regulation = more growth. Let the free market decide.

    Liked by 9 people

  8. Are we winning yet? Is this winning? It’s been so long I forgot what it looked like. Oh wait, just checked my 401K. YEP, WE’RE WINNING!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. alliwantissometruth says:

    This is President Trumps biggest weapon against the powers that be

    You can’t hide it. You can’t cover it up

    Oh, the MS Media will try to keep it quiet & will downplay it every chance they get, but an economic juggernaut will break out of the cage the media & democrats try to keep it in & it’ll roll over the lies & propaganda every time

    A booming economy, along with jobs, investment & opportunity is something people can feel, smell & touch. Most everyone gets in on the act

    Money in the pocket, better lives & a brighter future “trumps” the leftist agenda / narrative at every turn

    I’ve always said a successful Trump economy will be the main thing that wins the stragglers over

    Unless you’re an absolute brain dead imbecile, how can you not jump on the train?

    Liked by 15 people

  10. fred5678 says:

    Oh, to be a fly on the wall at DNC headquarters.

    “Wait, what did Kim and Kanye say about Trump?”

    “Wait, what was the Atlanta Fed’s prediction on Q2?”

    “Wait, the summit with the other Kim is back on?”

    And on and on …

    Liked by 14 people

  11. Sylvia Avery says:

    Sundance, God bless you for explaining the economics over and over again. Even unrelenting great economic news can seem a little unsettling when people don’t understand WHY it is happening and they can become fearful of bubbles and things like that.

    It has helped me so much to at least have a cursory grasp of what is happening and why. I sleep much better at night for it and I can reassure people I talk to about what is happening and why.

    And finally, I can’t freaking BELIEVE what an effect lowering the trade deficit has on our economy. It is way more impactful than dollar for dollar, that’s for sure.

    This booming economy is a joyous thing. It almost, ALMOST, makes me forget my cold anger at those who pointed us in the direction of economic ruin and who helped it along the way year after year. So many industries, communities, families, lives ruined or lost because of this theft of our nation’s wealth.

    Liked by 19 people

    • MattyIce says:

      Never ever ever forget, you must tell your childrens children the horror story that can happen when socialists try and take over, else they suffer the same fate we grazed against.

      Liked by 10 people

    • Benson II says:

      Hopes and dreams lost, lives ruined. So true and so un-necessary and that is the saddest and most maddening part of it all. If that isn’t treason against your own country and it’s people, what is?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Mickturn says:

      Yes, this compared to Obey’s destroy America ‘New Normal’ B$hit” !”

      Liked by 2 people

    • TreeClimber says:

      Contrary for me, Sylvia. I don’t forget my anger, it grows warmer. They tried to destroy my life, my infant son’s life, and for that I will fight them till I have no breath left in my body.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. itswoot says:

    RE: Photos in heading of wolverines with names

    “Look at those choppers!”
    (quote from “Romancing the Stone”)

    Liked by 3 people

  13. AZ18 says:

    Hey fellow Treepers – I’m posting this for the perfect Trump Derangement Syndrome example. Bless his little heart. 😂

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  14. Do they name volcano’s? The Hawaii volcano should be named MAGA!

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  15. magatrump says:

    Winning. God bless President Trump!

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  16. YUGE WIN that’s completely overlooked:
    • May 2018: 904,000 Full Time Jobs CREATED … in one month!
    • May 2017: 342,000 Full Time Jobs LOST

    “… while looking at the headline Establishment Survey print showed a +223K jump in total jobs, looking at the Household Survey showed one stunning outlier print: in May the number of full-time jobs rose from 127.753 million to 128.657 million, a 904K increase in one month, offset by a 625 plunge in low-quality, part-time jobs.

    Putting this surge in full-time jobs in context, it was the biggest monthly increase this century, and also on record if one excludes a few data revision prints recorded in the 1990s.”

    CHART:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/payrolls%20full%20time%202.jpg?itok=cndruHlG

    Article:
    https://citizenwells.com/2018/06/01/may-2018-full-time-jobs-jump-record-904k-low-quality-part-time-jobs-plunge-625k-trump-tweets-on-historic-employment-numbers/

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  17. Sunshine says:

    I’m thoroughly looking forward to the arrival of President Trump at the G7. Why? Justin from Canada, the host, will be at wit’s end trying to hide his discomfort. All others also.

    Cameras everywhere waiting for Prez Trump. All others are unimportant.

    This is one G7 where nobody wants to be there because they all know the outcome.

    Liked by 14 people

    • olderwiser21 says:

      OH, Sunshine – you are so right! I love it when POTUS is in the room with all these little wimps – shaking hands, patting them on the back, etc., and then smiling through his teeth as he nods in agreement knowing full well he has no intention of listening to their shizz….it’s so funny!

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    • piper567 says:

      Sunshine, That’s the way it was in Switzerland…Trump had ab 1000 press groupies follow him everywhere he walked.
      He was th one who Everybody wanted to talk to.
      Clearly the #1 man.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Mickturn says:

      Suggestions for Trump’s G7 Speech:

      1. I’m here to tell you, don’t mess with the USA, you WILL regret it!

      2. We intend to fix the trade imbalance all over the world. If you are getting special deals, wait for it, they WILL GO AWAY!

      3. No amount of whining will help you, either we have fair trade or you are TOAST!

      Thank you very much, now on to ‘REAL WORK’! Good Bye!

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  18. All the EU needs to do to “take the lumps out” is “Be Like Trump”.

    Cancel that – they’re still Socialists
    … who don’t yet realize they’ve run out of OUR MONEY.

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  19. Evelyn says:

    An awesome oldie that seems so appropriate to revisit. Wow, has it been less than 2 years? How is that even possible??!!!:

    Liked by 6 people

  20. Somebody please remind me why we want to do any Trade Deals before the Mid-Term Elections.

    • To deny Patriot Companies in America a head start on expansions to gain market share before hoping-for-failure Globalists stop procrastinating and move back from Mexico and Canada? NOPE.

    • To reduce the pressure on China as Americans find more trustworthy sources of imports? NOPE.

    • To reduce the possibility of Bilateral Deals with countries that exit the EU? NOPE.

    • To allow Congress to vote “Not Good Enough for Globalists” NOPE.

    • To give Dems a shot at saying we caved? NOPE.

    What am I missing?

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      BKR – Sooooo right!

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    • • To agree to YUGE new Agricultural and Energy Exports that exceed available supply at “low deal prices”, creating PRICE SPIKES for American consumers competing for consequently-insufficient supply? NOPE.

      ** To enable American Steel and Aluminum producers to procure “TOP QUALITY” Production Equipment from China, ACCELERATING our transition to sufficient domestic production capacity for National Defense at MINIMUM COST, while REDUCING China’s excess capacity and incentive for predatory trade practices. YEP.

      [Same for other countries with excess Steel and Aluminum capacity]

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  21. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Coming at you like a freight train rolling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Justah says:

    I look at all the Balls that the Trump Team has in place and it boggles the mind.
    NAFTA negotiations hook up to Iran Sanctions, hook up to EU Banking issues, hook up to “Yikes!”
    The planning to all have it crater in on them at the same time is very clear.

    The EU has sent letters to the US Treasury begging to be exempted from US Sanctions for dealing with Iran …… they are not likely to get those “exemptions”. BOX!!!

    https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/European-Investment-Bank-balks-at-proposal-to-offset-US-Iran-sanctions-559212

    Jerusalem Post Middle East
    EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK BALKS AT PROPOSAL TO OFFSET U.S. IRAN SANCTIONS

    The resistance from the European Union’s lending arm underscores the limits of the bloc’s ability to shield trade with Iran from the re-imposition of US sanctions.

    BY REUTERS JUNE 5, 2018 16:26
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    The EU is begging for “waivers” …. and surely know they won’t get them.
    Trade War??? There is no such thing ….. there IS a “BOX”.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-e3-letter-to-steven-mnuchin-and-mike-pompeo-on-jcpoa

    I would add one more thing – I think I was out of the Country when the US Ambassador was confirmed for NATO – her name is Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and while I didn’t vote for her as Governor of Texas — she is very competent and will represent us well. She has a lot of experience.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      The interesting part about the waivers is that President Trump gave them 1 year to negotiate and I believe he kept the waiver for Steel and Aluminum actually produced by the Trade Partner (i.e. low level or zero subsidized domestic metals vs use of any Chinese imported metal).

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  23. thedoc00 says:

    Besides the great main street impacting economic numbers, the other thing our “friends and Trade partners” and China may have noted is that their one “political weapon”, Wall Street, has not taken the customary -300 to -500 point dip after our “friends” and “enemies” announced they will retaliate. This removes a major weapon as Congress may not get those pay-offs and retirement money forced into equities, by Obama’s disastrous policies, potentially will not dip as well, if our “friends” and “enemies” work to use Wall Street against the President and his team.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      If this trend hold by the time the President arrives at the G7, its going to be interesting as it may mean even the US Internationals realize US First may be a good investment. So, our stock market is no longer a weapon for foreigners to use and the only tools left will be lobby financed congressional members, which the President can expose via twitter.

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    • Mickturn says:

      As a salient side note to Obama’s horrible Policies, Most financial folks were going short knowing Obama would totally screw everything up…they made ‘some money’, but no where near what they are making now under Trump’s Policies!

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  24. Deplore Able says:

    What I want to see next is surprising reduction in the budget deficit. Cut tax rates, but more taxes are collected because people are making a lot more money. Corporations repatriate funds held offshore and pay a nice percentage to the Treasury to do so. Collect new revenue from tariffs. Fewer people on unemployment rolls, fewer people of welfare, fewer people on food stamps, fewer people on Medicaid.

    Next fiscal year cut out all the excess pork the Dems forced this year. Military is already safe through 2019. This will give PDJT leverage. Dems can’t hold military spending over his head.

    Abracadabra budget deficit falls. Maybe we even get back to a surplus before the end of the second term? That would be too much winning, not.

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  25. Dutchman says:

    Kay Hutchison will slap the shizzit outa NATO.

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  26. Sandra-VA says:

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    • Maquis says:

      Does Corker plan to enter Witness Protection when he finally flees DC?

      Dude doth betray too much.

      Liked by 4 people

    • cozette says:

      I am so glad Lindseys buddy McCain is out of the picture. It seems Lindsey has replaced him with alpha male, President Trump. I’m sure Lindseys having alot more fun than he’s ever had before plus President Trump can benefit from the Swamp Fox’s knowledge of DC.

      Liked by 2 people

    • olderwiser21 says:

      I literally cannot believe what I am reading. Has Ms. Lindsey gone off his meds? I am so suspicious of anything he and Lyin’ Ryan say in support of the President. I feel like they always have something else sneaky just waiting to drop.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Phil Free says:

        Hehe.. Lindsey’s no idiot. He sees the Trump Train powering up, He wants to go for the ride. And he knows, to be allowed on the Train, it was his only move.
        All Aboard!

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  27. Tom22ndState says:

    Heh, almost believed thru was a cigar butt wedged into the corner ofCommerce Secretary Ross’s mouth. Alas, it was only the screen of the podium microphone distorted to appear as such. Go get em Secretary Wolverine!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. AH_C says:

    Thank God for the wolverines.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Phil Free says:

      OMG. The ‘starter’ graphic said it all. If you touch the player, that ‘starter’ graphic disappears, and this text .. six words .. said it all. For those that do not see the starter text I am talking about, I took a screenshot — it was too fabulous to not comment on:

      The bourbon! Must keep the bourbon flowing.
      Priorities.. Yepps .. 😂

      Liked by 2 people

  29. The Truth says:

    Love pieces like these discussing our economic wins. They are like a beacon in the night from all the spygate twists and turns. Thanks for posting this

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Mike Hutchinson says:

    Favorite MAGA quote from article: ” The ceiling is being raised faster than the winnamins can be digested”

    Like

  31. CountryDoc says:

    Where can I get some good news for the medical industry? Anyone know of plans shaping up? The money suckers in this industry have been the Insurance Industry, and the choking regulations and impossible documentation requirements that basically prevent good medical care from even being delivered.

    The best relief in sight for me is Direct primary Care (charge people cash on the barrelhead a monthly fee to include basic primary care services and stop complying with regulations as provider). 1/2 of my employees are on the phone arguing with insurance companies (or going through impossible documentation requirements) for prescriptions, tests, referrals, or to get paid.

    In my town 40 primary care docs have left primary care in 8 years. In our entire 14 county area, there are only TWO new private primary care docs that have opened practices and people cannot find a true primary care provider.

    This may not be an appropriate comment on this thread — I may repost on the trump daily thread, but I need to hear some hopeful news from the economists here. To me, primary care physicians are the Navy SEALs of medicine, and my colleagues are all leaving their posts.

    Liked by 1 person

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