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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby williatw » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:07 am

Read: President Trump’s physical exam results
Here’s the official readout on Trump’s height, weight, heart health, and other exam results.


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President Donald Trump’s overall health is “excellent,” concludes the official White House readout of his first annual physical exam as president. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, performed the exam on January 12 and announced the results to reporters on Tuesday, January 17.

In short, it finds that Trump, at 239 pounds, is overweight but otherwise healthy, with normal blood pressure. He also passed a cognitive test that looks for signs of dementia. Jackson told the White House press corps Tuesday that “there’s absolutely nothing I am withholding from this [report].”

You can read the official White House summary of the medical exam below. It goes into greater detail about the president’s blood lipid levels, the components of his urine, and his past medical history. And read Vox’s explainer about what it all means here.




https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4351979-Summary-of-Physical-Exam-for-President-Trump-12.html?embed=true&responsive=false&sidebar=false


Sound like our non-exercising president was blessed with "Winston Churchill" genes...he will likely last through his 2nd term nicely.


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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby paperburn1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:18 am

He is 260 plus if he is a pound. :D
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby mvanwink5 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:41 am

If it effects his golf game he will lose weight.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby Betruger » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:55 am

williatw wrote:Read: President Trump’s physical exam results
[b]Here’s the official totally true non fake most healthiest person ever you'll ever interview wheres my bigmac #MAGA
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby Tom Ligon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:34 pm

paperburn1 wrote:He is 260 plus if he is a pound. :D


You are not accounting for the buoyancy of hot air.

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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby Diogenes » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:49 pm

Tom Ligon wrote:
paperburn1 wrote:He is 260 plus if he is a pound. :D


You are not accounting for the buoyancy of hot air.




Or the buoyancy of his critic's empty heads.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby Tom Ligon » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:32 am

Diogenes wrote:Or the buoyancy of his critic's empty heads.


Some of the people, all of the time.

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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby Betruger » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:56 pm

Diogenes wrote:
Tom Ligon wrote:
paperburn1 wrote:He is 260 plus if he is a pound. :D


You are not accounting for the buoyancy of hot air.




Or the buoyancy of his critic's empty heads.

Cause personality cults have no historical precedent and merely having nationality makes you a Chosen One immaculate of any such airhead idiocy. I'd get banned detailing how far from deserving of your self proclamations you are. You never lived under socialism nor propagandistic regimes and yet you open wide for exactly the same mindless reality-distorting double-speak because it comes from another self-serving chauvinistic blowhard.

Everyone around him knows it, everyone who wasn't showering in feel good Kool Aid knew it, and yet here we are having to argue over whether he really is a craven klutz of an excuse for a president. No one wants a bad president nor a bad government and yet here we are with someone almost 100% uninterested in SERVING as a president is supposed to. That disconnect ought to be front and center of public discussion but instead it's almost all intox and counter intox. The self perpetuating bullshit of narrow minded and short sighted parochial us VS. them bickering will undo this country. Undo the dream that the founding fathers had.

Cause their dream sure as frick wasn't this dopey moron and his clique, nor an electorate that mostly wants nothing to do with reining in corruption and mismanagement for fear of having to do more than the usual 30sec self confirming shallowness of dilettante political "learning" (10% effort) and voting (20%; 70% hollow political sanctimony) generally avoiding all sausage making tedium.

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In Arizona there's a small convenience store prominently showing "Politicians wipe your boots before coming in". Store owner meant it and acted in kind. But that truth doesn't quite sink in the way it should with too many people, in gen pop. It's not a party slogan, it's a truth. When you deny reality you are nothing but a zealot, you do nothing but derail the cause of the country's well being and prosperity. When you support and fight for a wannabe despot that fans the flames of racism and other dysfunctions, it doesn't matter if he doesn't even believe in those dysfunctions himself and if they're just the means to an end. The reason behind the madness might as well not exist.

When you do those things you are no different from those foreign mobs burning the american flag in the street and perpetuating their self serving urban legends of the american people being devils etc. Any hijack of the original spirit of the american dream is indefensible. There's a gradient of tolerability, from being too complacent in a seemingly never ending first world daydream of material comfort, to actively undermining and derailing that absent minded but well meaning civic bandwagon with lies and deceit.

Way back when you pushed this inane suggestion that Trump was some kind of genius playing the crowd and gaming the political players with his language and tactics. In fact he is a two bit moron man-child way in beyond his depth. Didn't even believe he'd win. Didn't even believe his endless sales pitches. The electorate never dug deeper than the facade being sold and that's what they got. A hollow and pyrrhic victory. A self serving sales pitch generator. Everyone unable to see he has no clothes on now seems to themselves want to disbelieve they have no clothes on either.

So the Big Lie keeps going and will keep going till all of the naked numskulls get thrown out like they should be.
Diogenes wrote:
Tom Ligon wrote:
paperburn1 wrote:He is 260 plus if he is a pound. :D


You are not accounting for the buoyancy of hot air.




Or the buoyancy of his critic's empty heads.

This is what one says when the naked emperor prances by. Red herring the red herring. Parrot the parrot in chief.


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There's a growing pain, a challenge looming ahead for humanity, of making the world less of a dog eat dog mosh pit for the sake of the multi thousand year old status quo of short lives ruled by the injustice of scarcity. Scarcity of matter and time and space. It only sounds scifi because it's such a long standing status quo.

There's plenty to go around for everyone and even more readily so if everyone curbs their worse civic attitudes. There's enough technology to drastically raise quality of life for everyone, at the far end of it including making a lot of progress in undoing the unnecessary handicap of 100 year lifespan and decades of painful sunset for everyone. There's the opportunity and almost obligation to walk thru the fire of democratic reorganization, viz the first space and seasteading colonies. These are the ways to the future, not the same old despots and self-deceiving trust in dead end political status quos. There's no brave new world but there is a technological diaper to stick under everyone's ass so the pool is negligibly polluted.

Further on we can diverge with the obvious branches being extreme "obscene" divergence and extreme protection of "original" humanity. Which is how it should be - live and let live. I reckon there'll still be no choice but to get as far away from each other for whatever bullshit-du-jour much like today the middle east and to a slightly lesser extent the whole planet cannot play nice with itself.

Everything but that long term arc from scarcity of time/space/matter to negligible TSM scarcity, is a distraction. The founding fathers dream was just a step up that staircase. The USA will lead, follow, or get out of the way, for the sake of expediency.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby paperburn1 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:57 am

snollygosters and grumbletonians I say.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby williatw » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:45 am

Betruger wrote:Everyone around him knows it, everyone who wasn't showering in feel good Kool Aid knew it, and yet here we are having to argue over whether he really is a craven klutz of an excuse for a president. No one wants a bad president nor a bad government and yet here we are with someone almost 100% uninterested in SERVING as a president is supposed to..


Hear, Hear...after all what has this charlatan-in-chief accomplished in his first year (of four maybe eight) anyway?

Oh wait someone made a list:

What has Donald Trump done since he has been in office!!!
1.Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch
2. 59 missiles dropped in Syria.
3.He took us out of TPP
4.Illegal immigration is now down 70%( the lowest in 17 years)
5.Consumer confidence highest since 2000 at index125.6
6.Mortgage applications for new homes rise to a 7 year high.
7.Arranged 20% Tariff on soft lumber from Canada.
8.Bids for border wall are well underway.
9.Pulled out of the lopsided Paris accord.
10.Keystone pipeline approved.
11.NATO allies boost spending by 4.3%
12.Allowing VA to terminate bad employees.
13.Allowing private healthcare choices for veterans.
14.More than 600,000. Jobs created
15. Median household income at a 7 year high.
16. The Stock Market is at the highest ever In its history.
17. China agreed to American import of beef.
18. $89 Billion saved in regulation rollbacks.
19. Rollback of A Regulation to boost coal mining.
20. MOAB for ISIS
21. Travel ban reinstated.
22. Executive order for religious freedom.
23. Jump started NASA
24. $600 million cut from UN peacekeeping budget.
25. Targeting of MS13 gangs
26. Deporting violent illegal immigrants.
27. Signed legislative 41 bills to date.
28. Created a commission on child trafficking
29. Created a commission on voter fraud
30. Created a commission for opioids addiction.

31. Giving power to states to drug test unemployment recipients.
32. Unemployment lowest since May 2007.
33. Historic Black College University initiative
34. Women In Entrepreneurship Act
35. Created an office or illegal immigrant crime victims.
36. Reversed Dodd-Frank
37. Repealed DOT ruling which would have taken power away from local governments for infrastructure planning
38. Order to stop crime against law enforcement.
39. End of DAPA program.
40. Stopped companies from moving out of America.
41. Promoted businesses to create American Jobs.
42. Encouraged country to once again ‘Buy American and hire American .
43. Review of all trade agreements to make sure they are America first
44.Cutting regulations 2 for every one created.
45. Highest manufacturing surge in 3 years.
46 $78 Billion promised reinvestment from major businesses like Exxon, Bayer, Apple, SoftBank, Toyota...
47. Denied FBI a new building.
48. $700 million saved with F-35 renegotiation.
49. Saves $22 million by reducing white house payroll.
50. Dept of treasury reports a $182 billion surplus for April 2017(2nd largest in history.)
51. Negotiated the release of 6 US humanitarian workers held captive in Egypt.
52. Gas prices lowest in more than 12 years.
53. Signed An Executive Order To Promote Energy Independence And Economic Growth.
54. Has already accomplished more to stop government interference into people’s lives than any President in the history of America.
55. President Trump has worked with Congress to pass more legislation in his first 100 days than any President since Truman.
56. Has given head executive of each branches 6 month time Frame dated March 15 2017, to trim the fat. restructure and improve efficacy of their branch. (Observe the pushback, the leaks, & the lies as entrenched POWER refuses to go silently into that good night!)
57. No Fed Funds to Sanctuary Cities.
58. Lastly, Refused his Presidential Pay Check, donated it to Veterans issues.


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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby williatw » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:47 am

Trump’s First Year Accomplishments Compiled In Shockingly Long List

Looking back on President Donald Trump’s first year in office, he has compiled a shockingly strong record and long list of accomplishments. As was also the case with his rise to the presidency, President Trump has broken several records for a first-year commander-in-chief and fulfilled many of his key campaign promises.

Now, that’s not to say he hasn’t had failures and it’s not to mask the fact that many of these accomplishments were unilateral. But it is also true that President Trump has faced an unprecedented level of never-ending obstruction throughout the year. He was the first president in memory to be deprived of the “honeymoon” period after Inauguration Day and, frankly, opposition at times has risen to levels that could arguably constitute downright treason.

Sure, his presidency, much like his campaign, has been unconventional and his governing style appears to pundits and mediates to be rather messy.

And that’s exactly what America should’ve expected.

America didn’t elect Donald J. Trump to get more of the same and D.C. wouldn’t have had such a vial backlash had he not been trying to keep the promises he made to the American people. Had it been business as usual this year, then we would have grown suspect.

Here’s a long but still incomplete list of accomplishments during his first year in office. For those who believe the list isn’t at all long, we challenge you to read the whole article in one sitting. Some you will recognize and some you will not. But these are just some of the actions we believe will impact Americans’ lives and, in some cases, the human race.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act before Christmas, ensuring U.S. business commitments for bonus payouts to at least hundreds of thousands of Americans workers. Within hours, numerous businesses announced wage increases and billions of dollars in various industry investments.

It was the first overhaul to the U.S. tax code in 31 years, but that’s not all it was.

Repealed Individual Mandate

The tax overhaul also repealed the individual mandate in ObamaCare. Republicans targeted the individual mandate during arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court and lost because the Bush-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the law to uphold it.

The U.S. Senate attempted to half-hearted ObamaCare repeal after 7 years of campaign promises, and failed. They attempted to pass a so-called “skinny repeal,” and failed again. It was the businessman outsider with no political experience who worked with a few senators to sneak in a repeal of the least popular ObamaCare provision at the last minute, and it worked.

Big Media was working overtime for the Democratic Party to mislead the American people about the bill and they didn’t see it coming until it was too late. Democrats were left to pretend as if they were happy the individual mandate was repealed because they could pass off the blame for already-rising premiums on Republicans.

It remains to be seen whether that tactic works. But for Republican voters freedom and choice are more important than scoring political points. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — an agency that once targeted them for their political beliefs — has been weakened.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

For nearly 40 years, Republicans have tried and failed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil drilling. Since the 1980s, the effort always failed in the face of intense opposition because weak congressional Republicans were too afraid of the Democrat-Big Media coalition.

They repeatedly abandoned the decades-old campaign promise.

Yet, a provision for drilling in ANWR was included in the President’s signature tax bill with minimal backlash.

Justice Neil Gorsuch

President Trump nominated and the U.S. Senate confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch, despite unprecedented opposition and obstruction by Senate Democrats. Many of those same Democratic senators, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., unanimously confirmed Justice Gorsuch to his prior role in a voice vote back in 2006.

As People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) has previously examined, the Democratic Party historically has been the party of obstruction with judicial appointments, particularly relating to the Supreme Court.

“We’ve cemented the Supreme Court right-of-center for a generation,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kty., said while rattling off his own list of year-one accomplishments during the celebration for tax reform at the White House. “Mr. President, thanks to your nominees, we’ve put 12 circuit court judges in place — the most since the circuit court system was established in 1891.”

Set Record for First-Year Judicial Appointments to Federal Appellate Courts

President Trump on December 14 officially set a record for the most federal appeals judges appointed during the first year of a presidency, more than any other before him. The U.S. Senate pushed through the twelfth federal appeals court nominee that day, breaking the previous record held jointly by Presidents Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

As we’ve seen front-and-center during the first year of the Trump Administration, judicial appointments can have a very significant impact on public policy and a president’s legacy. Democrats are particularly inclined to engage in “judge-shopping” when they fail to muster enough support for an initiative at the ballot box or implement policy through the legislative process.

That was the case with same-sex marriage, abortion, unfettered illegal immigration and numerous landmark decisions that have real-world impact on everyday life and the future of the nation.

For context, Barack Obama nominated and the Democrat-controlled Senate successfully confirmed only 3 appeals court judges in his first year in office in 2009. Former President George W. Bush got six federal judges confirmed.

As of mid-December, 19 of President Trump’s 66 total nominees this year have been confirmed.

Historic Reduction in Illegal Immigration

President Trump made cracking down on illegal immigration the centerpiece of his campaign and end-of-year statistics from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show historic success during the first year of his administration.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in FY 2017 reported a 23.7% decline over the previous year. Illegal migration along the Southwest border declined sharply from January 21 to April, which was the lowest month of border enforcement activity on record. In FY 2017, CBP reported the lowest level of illegal cross-border migration ever on record.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted 143,470 arrests and removed 226,119 illegal aliens, an increase of 40% from the previous fiscal year. From the start of the Trump Administration on January 20, 2017 through the end of the fiscal year, ERO made 110,568 arrests juxtaposed to 77,806 in FY 2016, also an increase of 40%.

Worth noting, 92%, or 101,722 illegal aliens arrested by ICE during the Trump Administration, either had a criminal conviction or a pending criminal charge, were an ICE fugitive, or were an illegal re-entrant. In other words, he isn’t ripping babies out of their mother’s arms and dreamers out of their homes en masse as the hysterical media portray.

Crushing ISIS Caliphate

In October, the U.S. Pentagon confirmed to People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) that Raqqa, the “capital of terrorism” in Syria, had fallen. Secretary Rex Tillerson said the fall of the Islamic State (ISIS) capital was accelerated by “critical decisions” made by President Trump.

“In January, ISIS was actively plotting terrorist attacks against our allies and our homeland in Raqqa,” Secretary Tillerson noted. “Nine short months later, it is out of ISIS’s control due to critical decisions President Trump made to accelerate the campaign.”

U.S. military officials said this week that ISIS has lost 98% of the territory it once held and the latest U.S. intelligence assessment reveals fewer than 1,000 ISIS militants remain in Iraq and Syria, down from a peak of nearly 45,000 when the Islamic caliphate rose to power under Mr. Obama just two years ago.

The fall of the caliphate is a crushing blow to ISIS because the physical caliphate served as validation to would-be recruits that Allah was on their side. With the caliphate gone, it appears to the believer that Allah has abandoned their cause.

Resurgence of U.S. Economy — the American Spirit

In February, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris said that the Trump Administration is “probably the most pro-business administration since the founding fathers.” His remarks came after attending a meeting with President Trump, who hosted manufacturing leaders at the White House almost one month exactly after his inauguration.

Roughly 10 months later, forecast models project the U.S. economy to grow by 3% or higher in the fourth quarter (4Q) 2017.

Under Mr. Obama, “experts” told us we just had to live with the new normal — 2% annual economic growth.

Now, if the 4Q forecasts are matched or exceeded, it’ll mark the third straight quarter of economic growth at or above 3% for the first time since 2004. It also means the first year of economic growth under President Trump is all but certain to surpass the strongest under his predecessor Mr. Obama.

Under Mr. Obama, “experts” told us we just had to live with the new normal — no manufacturing base.

Now, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) said manufacturers’ optimism in the 4Q of 2017 is the highest in the 20-year history of the Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey. The NAM said the survey has “risen to unprecedented heights” as a result of the tax reform bill.

As with tax reform, this should be broken down into separate subcategories of accomplishments. But make no mistake, President Trump’s policies have fueled historic levels of optimism among consumers and businesses.

Stock Market Records, Wealth Creation

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit record highs nearly 70 times in 2017 and U.S. markets have created roughly 6.3 trillion in new wealth. In 2017, Americans’ 401Ks appreciated by 25% to 33% and Bank of America is forecasting the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite to rise at least another 12% and 16%, respectively, in 2018.

Deregulation: Rolling Back the Militant Administrative State

“What the economists and market strategists have totally underestimated in their GDP forecasting is the positive effect from the multi-agency regulatory roll back from the Trump Administration,” TJM Investments analyst Tim Anderson said. “This has led to a record high level of business confidence indicators and most recently the highest level of industrial production in 3 years.”

Mr. Anderson is in part referring to what is known as a Congressional Review Act (CRA), a tool used by the Trump Administration to unravel regulations put in place by his predecessor. President Trump also signed an executive order requiring agencies to rollback 2 regulations for every new one they created.

However, as of mid-December, President Trump’s policies have resulted in a 22-to-1 deregulation ratio, crushing his goal.

The window for using the CRA closed in early May. President Trump and congressional Republicans made historic use of it. The 21-year-old law that created CRAs, a fast track for reversing “midnight rules” finalized within the last 60 days of a presidential administration, had been used only once before the Trump Administration.

Republicans had hoped for 6 to 12 rollbacks, but were successful in 14 of their 15 attempts. It saved the U.S. economy billions.

The Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Scott Pruitt dismantled the Waters of the United States and the Clean Power Plan, a slew of significant and unpopular Obama-era regulations. The Trump Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Ajit Pai repealed net neutrality.

The Trump Department of Education under Betsy DeVos revoked Title IX, which created “kangaroo courts” that rob the accused of due process and too often destroyed their lives without cause.

Reviving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

In his first 100 days, President Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017, which acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot said was vital for “our nation’s space, aeronautics, science, and technology development programs to thrive.”

While it garners little attention – no doubt because we tend to view legislation in terms of partisan victories – the authorization act will have longstanding impact on the nation and humankind. Mr. Lightfoot added that the bill “ensures our nation’s space program will remain the world’s leader in pioneering new frontiers in exploration, innovation, and scientific achievement.”

In December, President Trump signed White House Space Policy Directive 1, a public-private partnership for human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. The U.S.-led program represents the latest change in national space policy under the Trump Administration aimed at renewing U.S. engagement in space.

In July, President Trump revived the National Space Council and empowered them to help implement his space policy — to make human exploration of the solar system a national priority. White House Space Policy Directive 1 was the result of a unanimous recommendation made by the new council, which is chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, after its first meeting on October 5.

We don’t think we have to explain how important of an impact the Trump Administration’s policy could have on the human race. We’ll just leave you with this on the subject.

“This work represents a national effort on many fronts, with America leading the way. We will engage the best and brightest across government and private industry and our partners across the world to reach new milestones in human achievement,” Administration Lightfoot said of the directive. “The next generation will dream even bigger and reach higher as we launch challenging new missions, and make new discoveries and technological breakthroughs on this dynamic path.”

VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (VA Reforms)

In June, President Trump signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. The legislation fulfilled a major campaign promise and was the most significant reform bill in the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

It gave Secretary David Shulkin and VA leadership the power to fire bad employees for misconduct and provided more whistleblower protection to those who report wrongdoing. The VA is now required to release a monthly report detailing whatever disciplinary actions have been taken during that month each month since the bill was signed.

And it’s working. After the very first month, more than 500 employees had been fired for bad behavior as a result. The Adverse Actions Report also showed more than 180 had been put on suspension for a period greater than 14 days.

The Trump Administration has taken veterans’ issues head on since taking office. The White House created the VA accountability office, launched a website posting wait-times at hospitals and a same-day mental health care initiative at each facility.

The President also signed the The Veteran’s Affairs Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017, which begins permitting qualified veterans to get the care of their choice.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Reforms

As People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) recently explained, there are two main strategies nation-states use to gain power and prevent aggressors from tipping the balance of power: balancing and buck-passing .

Balancing is when states make a serious commitment to deter and contain a rival, by force if necessary. With buck-passing, states will attempt to get another great power to shoulder the costly burden, which is what most NATO-member nations have done to the U.S. for decades. President Trump made it clear in Brussels that the era of buck-passing is over.

Prior to the Trump Administration, only 5 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries had met their obligations: the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece, Poland and Estonia. Germany, which has opened their door and welfare programs to more than a million refugees, was not meeting their obligation.

After years of U.S. administrations allowing NATO to ignore their obligations, President Trump is now employing what is known as “structural realism.” It dominates international relations in security studies and yet it was met with ridicule from D.C. dummies. In truth, once that demand was delivered, they never really had a choice.

President Trump was just the first with enough gall to make it.

81 Signed Legislative Accomplishments

Whether you agree with them all policy-wise or consider them significant accomplishments, is irrelevant. As a data journalism-centered site, we find records noteworthy and this is yet another record. The previous record was held by President Harry S. Truman.





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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby paperburn1 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:20 pm

1984 all over again.
While many of these Claims have a portion of truth the reality of the matter is more than half of these things were just continuations of previous administrations policies. No new and groundbreaking ideas for the majority of these items regardless of how good or bad they are for the country.
I think the majority of american have not even read these bill otherwise they would probably not be nearly enthusiastic about them.
The tax bill is a great example . At first we will see some benefits but down the road they will become rapidly smaller. Also the bill would have been much worst but several key things were inserted at the last second to ensure passing.
- medical deduction NOT ended
-- student loan deduction NOT ended
-- tuition waivers NOT ended
-- mortgages capped at $750k for
deduction; current homeowners
grandfathered in
-- child credit made more refundable
and the tax rate structure was changed.
Imagine this bill with those provisions install as wanted by the GOP instead of left on the floor.

This is the real crux of the problem I have with politicians and politics in general. people look and politician show the bright shining bits of the policy that look good but with deeper understanding they would be outraged at the whole thing it they looked deeper.
With all that being said Trump love him or hate him, he is all ours for the next three years.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby Tom Ligon » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:35 pm

And a hard hit on the deficit.

When I was a boy, real Republicans were deficit hawks. This fakir has a history of running outfits bankrupt and finding a way to personally profit from it while leaving wreck and ruin for everyone else. And now he's got an actual country to ruin.

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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby williatw » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:00 am

Tom Ligon wrote:And a hard hit on the deficit.

When I was a boy, real Republicans were deficit hawks. This fakir has a history of running outfits bankrupt and finding a way to personally profit from it while leaving wreck and ruin for everyone else. And now he's got an actual country to ruin.


Yes the trillion dollar deficits are definitely a major concern, won't deny that. Probably Trump figures that the increased growth in the GDP (from about 2% under Obama to 3 maybe 4 % under Trump) will help. "Grow us out" of the need to borrow so much; yeah I have heard that one before too. However who knows what effect the corporate tax cuts and the even more important massive regulation repeals (22 repealed for each new one passed supposedly) will have on economic growth? The Keystone pipeline approval bringing even more oil into our economy, possible off-shore drilling still more. Energy costs definitely impact manufacturing/transportation costs; not just what we pay when we gas up ourselves. Maybe Trump means what he says about the high wage manufacturing jobs better come back as well; maybe he will keep his promises that corp. who try to outsource again will face the looming threat of tariffs. A 3-4% economy with millions of high wage manufacturing jobs coming back; wonder what that will do to the estimates of trillion dollar deficits? Remember all such estimates are based on assumptions about economic growth, greater growth than expected less deficit (hopefully).

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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby choff » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:23 pm

A few days ago I watched CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewing a college professor. The professor was on suspension and getting hate mail because he called for a white genocide. Cooper was taking the sympathetic position that his ideas were reasonable, rational, worthy of consideration, and the man was the victim of persecution. I have to ask, could a CNN journalist like Cooper pass the same cognitive exam that Trump passed?
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