What Trump’s tariffs and immigration policies hurt is the ability of certain oligopolists to control the economy and suck lunch out of it like mosquitoes.
In 2016, the last year of President Obama, exports were $1.45 trillion, and imports were $2.19 trillion.
In 2017, the first year of President Trump, exports were $1.55 trillion (up around 7%), and imports were $2.4 trillion (up around 10%).
In 2018, exports were $1.67 trillion (up around 8%, or up 15% over 2016). Imports were $2.54 trillion (up around 6%, up 16% over 2016).
In 2019, the first six months show around an $8-billion decrease in exports, or down less than 1%, and imports are up around $3 billion, or up less than 0.25%.
On August 14, the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that from July 2018 to July 2019, import prices were down 1.8%, and export prices were down 0.9%
So which economic statistic shows that Trump’s policies have hurt our relationship with trading partners around the world? Which statistics show that the U.S. consumer has been hurt?
If you’ve worked in a room full of engineers, you’ve seen be people who are technically brilliant but, who can still be wrong overall. It happens. I think it just happened to poor Bruce Charlton. He is technically correct that the #MeToo, #BanYou Leftists are not theological puritans. However, he discounts both convergence and skin-suiting. Convergence is well-known. Like the parasitic wasp, the leftists get inside some hierarchy and eat out it’s original content until it’s just another Lefty front. Often convergence preceeds skin-suiting. Skin-suiting then involves the Leftists holding up what the old organization once represented as a disguise for boring, old converged leftism.
Now that Leftists have the upper hand in culture, they now are the ones who feel empowered to “purify.” So they are the new “puritans.” At least they are the skin-suiting puritans we have to put up with today.
Donald Trump surprises our Declinist elite. He does this by simply suggesting America should stop degenerating into Amerika and get back to putting the boot up someone else’s butt instead of vice-versa. To the average man on the street Trump is crazy — in a good way. Putting the lead back in the national pencil puts fear in the hearts of The James Comey Set. Trump is inside their OODA Loop, doing wheelies and donuts. The man puts on one hell of a show.
When CongresSlore Ilhan Omar demands that the UN take over our southern border and leave it permanently open, this is what she wants to see happen here.
The Mexican 2019 six-month homicide figure almost matches the American figure for the whole year of 2017 at 17.234, according to the FBI. There was also about a 7.6 per cent drop in the American rate in 2018. But America also has, according to Wikipedia, a population of 327,167.434. By contrast, Mexico’s is 126,577, 691. Mexico’s horrifying figures stand in contrast to the 13,985 murders committed in the first six months of 2018, which was also a record year for homicides. The year 2018 also saw a 33 per cent increase in the murder rate over 2017, which, again, was yet another record year for killings in its own right. So far in 2019, Mexico is on pace to easily surpass the 29,111 killings for all of last year by several thousand.
In case you didn’t believe President “W” was a screaming leftist on the immigration issue, here goes your proof. Look who has stolen his rhetoric nearly word for word…
“Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns in Sommerset County? We don’t usually ask, but a lot of those workers are undocumented. There are just not a lot of kids, sorry, from Montgomery High who are going to be doing that full time. You guys are going into robotics for goodness sakes,”
We have several highlights from the rest of Rep. Malinowski’s appearance right here. Yet this, this one; was the ne plus ultra.
“You’re a bunch of elitists. You’re not going to mow lawns,” he said at the end of the video.
Here’s how Conservatives massively miss The Left’s point.
In early 2018, a group of students from London’s School of African and Oriental Studies picketed an unassuming café near Finsbury Park for honoring Winston Churchill with some décor and a breakfast special named after him. The students chanted “Churchill was a racist” and demanded that all traces of him be erased from the establishment. The café’s proprietor defied the mob and later declared, “If you cannot celebrate Churchill, you cannot celebrate anyone.”
If you can’t celebrate Churchill, you can’t celebrate anyone. At that point, the leftist loses nothing by not bothering to be worth celebrating. Lefty wins! Of course, The British Empire was so much better for its constituents than indigenous rule would have been, that the ancestors of these conquered tribes hate the British with the fire of 1,000 suns. Given the choice, would you rather live in Rhodesia or Zimbabwe? Nothing makes a humbug hate you more than properly identifying him as a humbug. The greatest evil Great Britain does today is allowing these protestors to even pretend like they have a valid point.
CNN perhaps realized that Donald Trump is still in office because they haven’t been cheating hard enough to win. When your FBI Lead lies, leaks and spies, you have a law enforcement issue. When they do these things knowing they have a nice, handy landing strip at CNN, you have systemic corruption. I suppose McCabe had some competition for the job. Too bad Michelle Obama’s resume had as many misspellings and malapropisms as her PhD dissertation.
Bill Dudley is nothing new. He’s just a lot more brazen/honest. We need to get rid of the myth of impartial powerful bureaucrats. I trust having Dudley involved with the Fed a lot more than I’d trust a renewed tenure for Alan Greenspan. Dudley just puts it on the table. Manage your wealth accordingly.
“I understand and support Fed officials’ desire to remain apolitical,” William C. Dudley, until last year the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, writes. “But Trump’s ongoing attacks on Powell and on the institution have made that untenable. Central bank officials face a choice: enable the Trump administration to continue down a disastrous path of trade war escalation, or send a clear signal that if the administration does so, the president, not the Fed, will bear the risks — including the risk of losing the next election.”
We’d lose an ally? All joking aside here, Trump has again told the evil truth with a grin. Puerto Rico has no excuse to be a worse place then Greenland. Just compare and contrast the location, climate, and natural resources that are easily harvested. Are you kidding me? Why would this be the case? I know the NYT will get their best and brightest to work on figuring that out….
And you thought Snopes.com was kidding when they fact-checked The Babylon Bee? Well, here’s Portland State U doing Snopes.com one better. They are punishing a professor for debunking a PC academic hoax.
Portland State University is punishing Peter Boghossian for demonstrating that grievance studies are nonsense. Dr. Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State, joined two other academics to hoax the purveyors of gender studies and kindred fields committed to turning personal gripes into taxpayer-funded “studies.” Boghossian and his colleagues submitted articles including an analysis of “canine rape culture” and an extract from “Mein Kampf” translated into the language of feminist theory. These were accepted by what counts as “major” journals in these pseudo-disciplines. In 2018, Boghossian and his colleagues made public these hoaxes, which elegantly and hilariously made the point that these fields’ “scholarship” cannot be distinguished from applesauce and horsefeathers.
You solve that problem by understanding an old Chinese proverb that the Left understands and applies very effectively. To be rich for a year, plant grain. To be rich for ten years plant trees. To be rich for the next hundred, grow people. Bill Clinton was an expert at picking lackeys to advance his interests. They became a state within a state. You solve that problem by weeding all of those people that Clinton and other Leftists have planted.
When you hear the names Eric Holder, George Stephanopoulos, Jamie Gorlick, John Corzine, Rahm Emanuel, James “Serpent Head” Carville, Paul Begala, Huma Abedin, Webster Hubbell, and Sandy Berger several things come to mind. There is corruption. There is partisanship. There is the certain, twisted loyalty. They all, above all other considerations, protect The Precious with the unhinged ferocity of Gollum. Every one of them owes the majority of their success and prominance to their connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton. It is to the Clinton Empire they pledge their alliegance and service, rather to the myriad of institutions into which these cyphers have all been strategically plugged.
This is stunning hypocrisy from Stephens. In a May 17 Times op-ed, Stephens—who regularly inveighs against political correctness run amok on college campuses and elsewhere—castigated “all those who recklessly participate in the search-and-destroy missions of the call-out culture.” Stephens specifically criticized students at Harvard, Middlebury, and Yale for “alleging an invisible harm in order to inflict an actual one.”
We need better conservatives. For too long, being on the Right meant LARPing as a 1950s conservative disturbed by the loss of morals, culture, and decent public behavior in our declining society. It turns out these things have a common root: letting the Left win by focusing on trivial issues instead of opposing the dual evils of the entitlements state and diversity. Ethnic unity preserves culture; “they can ethnically replace me only if they come here legally” and “Dems are the real racists” do not.