The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

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89Hen wrote:
kalm wrote:
He cited taxes and "soaring labor costs."
* labour

He must be a Brit.
Or an Aussie/Kiwi. They can't spell to good neither.

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Grizalltheway wrote: Right, but that doesn't mean they're on par or higher than they are here.
Sure...but the gap may be closing to the extent where it's a push.

I was making a broader sarcastic point about globalization. Quit being an 89... :)
It would be a good thing if we end up not having such wide differences in labor costs, especially when it's China's going up and ours not going down. It takes that variable out of the equation in terms of where companies choose to site their businesses, and it has a knock down effect that Chinese people begin to worry less about where their next meal will come from and worry more about things we care about like clean water/clean air, etc. Besides, competing on a level playing field isn't a bad thing.
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Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

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GannonFan wrote:
kalm wrote:
Sure...but the gap may be closing to the extent where it's a push.

I was making a broader sarcastic point about globalization. Quit being an 89... :)
It would be a good thing if we end up not having such wide differences in labor costs, especially when it's China's going up and ours not going down. It takes that variable out of the equation in terms of where companies choose to site their businesses, and it has a knock down effect that Chinese people begin to worry less about where their next meal will come from and worry more about things we care about like clean water/clean air, etc. Besides, competing on a level playing field isn't a bad thing.
Fair enough points.

So one could say we've been making the world great again...
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kalm wrote:
GannonFan wrote:It would be a good thing if we end up not having such wide differences in labor costs, especially when it's China's going up and ours not going down. It takes that variable out of the equation in terms of where companies choose to site their businesses, and it has a knock down effect that Chinese people begin to worry less about where their next meal will come from and worry more about things we care about like clean water/clean air, etc. Besides, competing on a level playing field isn't a bad thing.
Fair enough points.

So one could say we've been making the world great again...
Why you mother fucker...
89Hen wrote:Our wages aren't going down. China not being able to undermine our wages because theirs are going up is a good thing kalm.
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89Hen wrote:
kalm wrote:
Fair enough points.

So one could say we've been making the world great again...
Why you mother fucker...
89Hen wrote:Our wages aren't going down. China not being able to undermine our wages because theirs are going up is a good thing kalm.
kalm = crickets
:mrgreen:

I'm still trying to make the 1990's Clintonian argument for the democracy spreading virtues of global capitalism jive with the original spirit of this thread.

It's a daunting task and I'm just trying to keep as open a mind as you... :thumb:
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Happy Trump Year!

Only two weeks until Martin Luther Trump, Jr Day!!!!!!!!!!!!
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93henfan wrote:Happy Trump Year!

Only two weeks until Martin Luther Trump, Jr Day!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then, next month is Valentrump's Day. :lol:

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Lawmakers and senior US intelligence officials drew a line in the sand for Donald Trump on Thursday, presenting a united front on their conclusion that Russia is a major threat to the United States and was behind election hacking -- a conclusion the President-elect has refused to accept.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/ ... index.html


I thought Obama wanted us to call the 1980s and return their foreign policy... :suspicious:
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Ibanez wrote:
Lawmakers and senior US intelligence officials drew a line in the sand for Donald Trump on Thursday, presenting a united front on their conclusion that Russia is a major threat to the United States and was behind election hacking -- a conclusion the President-elect has refused to accept.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/ ... index.html


I thought Obama wanted us to call the 1980s and return their foreign policy... :suspicious:
"I do think public trust and confidence in the Intelligence Community is crucial" both in the US and in other countries that rely on US intelligence, James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Uh...wasn't that trust lost when we invaded Iraq and found no WMD? :? :lol:

Oh and Russia is our greatest ally. :rofl:
That will never get old. :D

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Chizzang wrote:Indiana citizens will now pay $7,000,000 in annual tax incentives for 800 Carrier jobs to stay in Indiana...

:rofl:

"We certainly don't want to take as our guide to creating jobs special tax breaks for a company that earned $7.5 billion in profits last year, got $6 billion in defense contracts, paid its top five executives $50 million, in order to preserve 1,000 out of 2,100 jobs," said Shapiro.

"It's essentially a transfer from the taxpayers of Indiana, who are providing these tax breaks, to the shareholders of United Technology plus those 1,000 workers. That's really not a model for creating jobs across America," he added..."
There you go again. Equating government confiscating less $$ from a company somehow = the citizens paying that company.. :dunce:
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BDKJMU wrote:
Chizzang wrote:Indiana citizens will now pay $7,000,000 in annual tax incentives for 800 Carrier jobs to stay in Indiana...

:rofl:

"We certainly don't want to take as our guide to creating jobs special tax breaks for a company that earned $7.5 billion in profits last year, got $6 billion in defense contracts, paid its top five executives $50 million, in order to preserve 1,000 out of 2,100 jobs," said Shapiro.

"It's essentially a transfer from the taxpayers of Indiana, who are providing these tax breaks, to the shareholders of United Technology plus those 1,000 workers. That's really not a model for creating jobs across America," he added..."
There you go again. Equating government contiscating less $$ from a company somehow = the citizens paying that company.. :dunce:
The old "keeping more of your money" meme is fun. Unless it's offset by spending cuts and every business in the state gets the same tax cut, it's also meaningless. :coffee:

Like it or not, states have to balance budgets and "the people"
have debt obligations that can't be ignored or kicked down the road unlike the Feds (conks are suppose to appreciate this).

Otherwise it's just government picking winners and losers and increases the tax burden on businesses and people who don't get the cuts.

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kalm wrote:
BDKJMU wrote: There you go again. Equating government contiscating less $$ from a company somehow = the citizens paying that company.. :dunce:
The old "keeping more of your money" meme is fun. Unless it's offset by spending cuts and every business in the state gets the same tax cut, it's also meaningless. :coffee:

Like it or not, states have to balance budgets and "the people"
have debt obligations that can't be ignored or kicked down the road unlike the Feds (conks are suppose to appreciate this).

Otherwise it's just government picking winners and losers and increases the tax burden on businesses and people who don't get the cuts.

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Speaking of the tax burden, Indiana had a $50M surplus last fiscal year and has about $2.25B in reserves, so there's that.

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Baldy wrote:
kalm wrote:
The old "keeping more of your money" meme is fun. Unless it's offset by spending cuts and every business in the state gets the same tax cut, it's also meaningless. :coffee:

Like it or not, states have to balance budgets and "the people"
have debt obligations that can't be ignored or kicked down the road unlike the Feds (conks are suppose to appreciate this).

Otherwise it's just government picking winners and losers and increases the tax burden on businesses and people who don't get the cuts.

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Speaking of the tax burden, Indiana had a $50M surplus last fiscal year and has about $2.25B in reserves, so there's that.
Good on them!

I hope the tax relief...trickles down some small businesses. :thumb:
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DJIA is within a hair of 20k right now.

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Stanley Black and Decker will build Craftsman tools in the US...bringing them back from overseas. Cites Trump's border tax was part of the reason.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/201 ... /96192526/



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But, but, but, but Russia might have wanted Trump to win...

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Cluck U wrote: LOOK...squirrels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cluck U wrote:But, but, but, but Russia might have wanted Trump to win...

LOOK...squirrels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Russia = Benghazi

my how the tables have turned. :lol:
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SDHornet wrote:
Ibanez wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/ ... index.html


I thought Obama wanted us to call the 1980s and return their foreign policy... :suspicious:
"I do think public trust and confidence in the Intelligence Community is crucial" both in the US and in other countries that rely on US intelligence, James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Uh...wasn't that trust lost when we invaded Iraq and found no WMD? :? :lol:

Oh and Russia is our greatest ally. :rofl:
That will never get old. :D
I thought it was getting caught flat-footed by the collapse of the Soviet Union? :?
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CAA Flagship wrote:DJIA is within a hair of 20k right now.
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“The wealthy are going to create tremendous jobs. They’re going to expand their companies,” Trump asserted during the first presidential debate. “They’re going to bring $2.5 trillion back from overseas, … to be put to use on the inner cities and lots of other things, and it would be beautiful.” During the third debate he promised that “We’re going to start hiring people, we’re going to bring the $2.5 trillion that’s offshore back into the country. We are going to start the engine rolling again.”
Well what...in...the...hell...

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/05/cor ... 1#comments
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kalm wrote:
“The wealthy are going to create tremendous jobs. They’re going to expand their companies,” Trump asserted during the first presidential debate. “They’re going to bring $2.5 trillion back from overseas, … to be put to use on the inner cities and lots of other things, and it would be beautiful.” During the third debate he promised that “We’re going to start hiring people, we’re going to bring the $2.5 trillion that’s offshore back into the country. We are going to start the engine rolling again.”
Well what...in...the...hell...

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/05/cor ... 1#comments
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Funny that the Gov of Florida called Trump after the airport shooting

May have tried BHO 1st but was probably napping getting ready for his late night party last night
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GannonFan wrote:
kalm wrote:
Sure...but the gap may be closing to the extent where it's a push.

I was making a broader sarcastic point about globalization. Quit being an 89... :)
It would be a good thing if we end up not having such wide differences in labor costs, especially when it's China's going up and ours not going down. It takes that variable out of the equation in terms of where companies choose to site their businesses, and it has a knock down effect that Chinese people begin to worry less about where their next meal will come from and worry more about things we care about like clean water/clean air, etc. Besides, competing on a level playing field isn't a bad thing.
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Trump just stopped in front of the cameras at Trump Tower while seeing off the Alibaba founder. Priceless dialogue with a reporter:

Reporter: How is the confirmation process going?
Trump: The hearings are going great!
Reporter: The hearings haven't started yet.
Trump: Great!!

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