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Why Is It That Only Anti-Business SOCIALIST PIGS Adore Trump And Agree With Everything He Says & Does?
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Breezy Esiason
2018-04-06 03:50:58 UTC
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Trump, the Anti-Business President


Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018


White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit when the
stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After Monday's
plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not comport
with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's economy." Rest
easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."

He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald Trump's trade
salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S. products.
He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply chains of
U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's itching for
a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.

The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has revealed a
powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may kiss your
profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in America.

Trump's Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop a merger of
AT&T and Time Warner—owner of CNN, a Trump punching bag—surprising
experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the deal. He urges
higher postal rates for Amazon because it has the same owner as The
Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.

The administration's effort to block travel from several predominantly
Muslim countries brought a lawsuit from some 160 tech firms warning it
would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their employees, and the
entire economy." His crackdown on undocumented immigrants disrupts
agriculture because, as the American Farm Bureau Federation notes, "50-70
percent of farm laborers in the country today are unauthorized."

Trump threatened retribution against Ford and General Motors to discourage
production in Mexico. When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from Trump's
manufacturing council to protest his comments on Charlottesville, the
president took to Twitter to demand that he "LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"

Republicans regularly depicted Barack Obama as a socialist. In 2010, the
head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate CEOs,
accused him of "doing long-term damage to growth" by creating "an
increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."

Hostile? Obama never denounced an American company with anything close to
the menace Trump routinely exhibits. Business somehow prospered during his
presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the Standard &
Poor's 500 stock index rose by 166 percent.

Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on business, boosting
the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and running big
budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future that weighed
on the economy.

Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak growth and
job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create through
"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,' failure to
tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political
brinkmanship."

Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also attacked businesses,
failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending bills,
created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.

According to the index these economists devised, economic policy
uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the same period
under Obama—and bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure. And
things are only getting worse.

Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive regulation
to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him popular among
capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying corporations to make
particular business decisions or demonizing executives who disagreed with
him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company does his
bidding—because they are all afraid not to.

His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often sows
confusion that makes bad policies even worse.

Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first said would
apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico, and then
modified to spare several other countries—but only till May 1, when all
bets are off. The haphazard approach "causes businesses to step back and
wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among lobbyists, which
creates its own uncertainty."

Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American businesses. But he
thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a point in
comparing the economy to an ox, because the president is treating it like
a beast of burden.

Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune.


http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
Malcolm McMahon
2018-04-06 12:51:46 UTC
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Trump, the Anti-Business President
Trump's election pitch was at least as socialist as Bernie's. And he aimed it at the same audience that think socialism worth trying.
hypatiab7
2018-04-06 18:32:00 UTC
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Trump, the Anti-Business President
Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018
White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit when the
stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After Monday's
plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not comport
with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's economy." Rest
easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."
He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald Trump's trade
salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S. products.
He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply chains of
U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's itching for
a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.
The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has revealed a
powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may kiss your
profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Trump's Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop a merger of
AT&T and Time Warner—owner of CNN, a Trump punching bag—surprising
experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the deal. He urges
higher postal rates for Amazon because it has the same owner as The
Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.
The administration's effort to block travel from several predominantly
Muslim countries brought a lawsuit from some 160 tech firms warning it
would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their employees, and the
entire economy." His crackdown on undocumented immigrants disrupts
agriculture because, as the American Farm Bureau Federation notes, "50-70
percent of farm laborers in the country today are unauthorized."
Trump threatened retribution against Ford and General Motors to discourage
production in Mexico. When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from Trump's
manufacturing council to protest his comments on Charlottesville, the
president took to Twitter to demand that he "LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"
Republicans regularly depicted Barack Obama as a socialist. In 2010, the
head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate CEOs,
accused him of "doing long-term damage to growth" by creating "an
increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."
Hostile? Obama never denounced an American company with anything close to
the menace Trump routinely exhibits. Business somehow prospered during his
presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the Standard &
Poor's 500 stock index rose by 166 percent.
Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on business, boosting
the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and running big
budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future that weighed
on the economy.
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak growth and
job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create through
"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,' failure to
tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political
brinkmanship."
Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also attacked businesses,
failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending bills,
created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
According to the index these economists devised, economic policy
uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the same period
under Obama—and bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure. And
things are only getting worse.
Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive regulation
to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him popular among
capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying corporations to make
particular business decisions or demonizing executives who disagreed with
him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company does his
bidding—because they are all afraid not to.
His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often sows
confusion that makes bad policies even worse.
Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first said would
apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico, and then
modified to spare several other countries—but only till May 1, when all
bets are off. The haphazard approach "causes businesses to step back and
wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among lobbyists, which
creates its own uncertainty."
Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American businesses. But he
thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a point in
comparing the economy to an ox, because the president is treating it like
a beast of burden.
Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune.
http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
No, Socialsts do NOT support porcine Trump. Rightwing fascists like you do.
Gospel TT
2018-04-06 19:39:29 UTC
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Post by Breezy Esiason
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Trump, the Anti-Business President
Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018
White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit
when the=
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stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After
Monday's=
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plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not
comport=
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with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's economy." Rest
easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."
He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald
Trump's trade=
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salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S.
products.=
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He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply
chains of
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U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's
itching for=
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a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.
The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has
revealed a=
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powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may
kiss your=
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profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in
America.
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Trump's Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop a
merger of
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AT&T and Time Warnerowner of CNN, a Trump punching bags=
urprising
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experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the deal.
He urges=
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higher postal rates for Amazon because it has the same owner as The
Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.
The administration's effort to block travel from several
predominantly
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Muslim countries brought a lawsuit from some 160 tech firms
warning it
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would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their
employees, and th=
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entire economy." His crackdown on undocumented immigrants
disrupts
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agriculture because, as the American Farm Bureau Federation
notes, "50-70=
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percent of farm laborers in the country today are unauthorized."
Trump threatened retribution against Ford and General Motors to
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production in Mexico. When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned
from Trump'=
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manufacturing council to protest his comments on Charlottesville, the
president took to Twitter to demand that he "LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"
Republicans regularly depicted Barack Obama as a socialist. In
2010, the=
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head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate CEOs,
accused him of "doing long-term damage to growth" by creating "an
increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."
Hostile? Obama never denounced an American company with anything
close to=
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the menace Trump routinely exhibits. Business somehow prospered
during hi=
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presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the
Standard &
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Poor's 500 stock index rose by 166 percent.
Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on business,
boosting=
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the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and
running big
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budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future
that weighe=
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on the economy.
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak
growth and=
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job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create
through=
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"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,'
failure to
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tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political
brinkmanship."
Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also attacked
businesses=
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,
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failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending bills,
created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
According to the index these economists devised, economic policy
uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the
same perio=
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under Obamaand bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure=
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things are only getting worse.
Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive
regulation=
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to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him popular among
capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying corporations
to make=
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particular business decisions or demonizing executives who
disagreed with=
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him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company
does hi=
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s
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biddingbecause they are all afraid not to.
His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often sows
confusion that makes bad policies even worse.
Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first
said would=
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apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico,
and the=
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n
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modified to spare several other countriesbut only till May 1, wh=
en all
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bets are off. The haphazard approach "causes businesses to step
back and=
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wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among lobbyists, which
creates its own uncertainty."
Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American
businesses. But he=
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thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a
point in=
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comparing the economy to an ox, because the president is treating
it like=
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a beast of burden.
Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago
Tribune=
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.
http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
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No, Socialsts do NOT support porcine Trump. Rightwing fascists like you do.
Your rite but who do socialist's support???????????
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2018-04-06 19:47:43 UTC
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On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 11:32:00 -0700 (PDT), hypatiab7
On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:50:59 PM UTC-4, Breezy Esiason
Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump, the Anti-Business President
Post by Breezy Esiason
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Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018
Post by Breezy Esiason
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White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit
when the=
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stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After
Monday's=
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plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not
comport=
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with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's economy."
Rest
Post by Breezy Esiason
easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."
Post by Breezy Esiason
He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald
Trump's trade=
Post by Breezy Esiason
salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S.
products.=
Post by Breezy Esiason
He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply
chains of
Post by Breezy Esiason
U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's
itching for=
Post by Breezy Esiason
a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.
Post by Breezy Esiason
The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has
revealed a=
Post by Breezy Esiason
powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may
kiss your=
Post by Breezy Esiason
profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in
America.
Post by Breezy Esiason
Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump's Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop a
merger of
Post by Breezy Esiason
AT&T and Time Warnerowner of CNN, a Trump punching bags=
urprising > experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the
deal.
He urges=
Post by Breezy Esiason
higher postal rates for Amazon because it has the same owner as
The
Post by Breezy Esiason
Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.
Post by Breezy Esiason
The administration's effort to block travel from several
predominantly
Post by Breezy Esiason
Muslim countries brought a lawsuit from some 160 tech firms
warning it
Post by Breezy Esiason
would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their
employees, and th=
e > entire economy." His crackdown on undocumented immigrants
disrupts
Post by Breezy Esiason
agriculture because, as the American Farm Bureau Federation
notes, "50-70=
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percent of farm laborers in the country today are unauthorized."
Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump threatened retribution against Ford and General Motors to
discourag=
e > production in Mexico. When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned
from Trump'=
s > manufacturing council to protest his comments on Charlottesville,
the
Post by Breezy Esiason
president took to Twitter to demand that he "LOWER RIPOFF DRUG
PRICES!"
Post by Breezy Esiason
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Republicans regularly depicted Barack Obama as a socialist. In
2010, the=
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head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate
CEOs,
Post by Breezy Esiason
accused him of "doing long-term damage to growth" by creating "an >
increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."
Post by Breezy Esiason
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Hostile? Obama never denounced an American company with anything
close to=
Post by Breezy Esiason
the menace Trump routinely exhibits. Business somehow prospered
during hi=
s > presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the
Standard &
Post by Breezy Esiason
Poor's 500 stock index rose by 166 percent.
Post by Breezy Esiason
Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on business,
boosting=
Post by Breezy Esiason
the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and
running big
Post by Breezy Esiason
budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future
that weighe=
d > on the economy.
Post by Breezy Esiason
Post by Breezy Esiason
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker >
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak
growth and=
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job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create
through=
Post by Breezy Esiason
"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,'
failure to
Post by Breezy Esiason
tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political >
brinkmanship."
Post by Breezy Esiason
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Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also attacked
businesses=
, > failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending
bills,
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created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
Post by Breezy Esiason
According to the index these economists devised, economic policy >
uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the
same perio=
d > under Obamaand bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure=
. And > things are only getting worse.
Post by Breezy Esiason
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Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive
regulation=
Post by Breezy Esiason
to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him popular
among
Post by Breezy Esiason
capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying corporations
to make=
Post by Breezy Esiason
particular business decisions or demonizing executives who
disagreed with=
Post by Breezy Esiason
him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company
does hi=
s > biddingbecause they are all afraid not to.
Post by Breezy Esiason
Post by Breezy Esiason
His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often
sows
Post by Breezy Esiason
confusion that makes bad policies even worse.
Post by Breezy Esiason
Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first
said would=
Post by Breezy Esiason
apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico,
and the=
n > modified to spare several other countriesbut only till May 1, wh=
en all > bets are off. The haphazard approach "causes businesses to step
back and=
Post by Breezy Esiason
wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among lobbyists,
which
Post by Breezy Esiason
creates its own uncertainty."
Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American
businesses. But he=
Post by Breezy Esiason
thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a
point in=
Post by Breezy Esiason
comparing the economy to an ox, because the president is treating
it like=
Post by Breezy Esiason
a beast of burden.
Post by Breezy Esiason
Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago
Tribune=
.
http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
No, Socialsts do NOT support porcine Trump. Rightwing fascists like
you do.
Your rite but who do socialist's support???????????
me
hypatiab7
2018-04-06 20:41:07 UTC
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On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 11:32:00 -0700 (PDT), hypatiab7
On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:50:59 PM UTC-4, Breezy Esiason
Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump, the Anti-Business President
Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018
White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit
when the=
Post by Breezy Esiason
stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After
Monday's=
Post by Breezy Esiason
plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not
comport=
Post by Breezy Esiason
with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's economy."
Rest
Post by Breezy Esiason
easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."
He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald
Trump's trade=
Post by Breezy Esiason
salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S.
products.=
Post by Breezy Esiason
He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply
chains of
Post by Breezy Esiason
U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's
itching for=
Post by Breezy Esiason
a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.
The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has
revealed a=
Post by Breezy Esiason
powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may
kiss your=
Post by Breezy Esiason
profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in
America.
Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump's Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop a
merger of
Post by Breezy Esiason
AT&T and Time Warner owner of CNN, a Trump punching bag s=
urprising
Post by Breezy Esiason
experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the deal.
He urges=
Post by Breezy Esiason
higher postal rates for Amazon because it has the same owner as
The
Post by Breezy Esiason
Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.
The administration's effort to block travel from several
predominantly
Post by Breezy Esiason
Muslim countries brought a lawsuit from some 160 tech firms
warning it
Post by Breezy Esiason
would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their
employees, and th=
e
Post by Breezy Esiason
entire economy." His crackdown on undocumented immigrants
disrupts
Post by Breezy Esiason
agriculture because, as the American Farm Bureau Federation
notes, "50-70=
Post by Breezy Esiason
percent of farm laborers in the country today are unauthorized."
Trump threatened retribution against Ford and General Motors to
discourag=
e
Post by Breezy Esiason
production in Mexico. When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned
from Trump'=
s
Post by Breezy Esiason
manufacturing council to protest his comments on Charlottesville,
the
Post by Breezy Esiason
president took to Twitter to demand that he "LOWER RIPOFF DRUG
PRICES!"
Post by Breezy Esiason
Republicans regularly depicted Barack Obama as a socialist. In
2010, the=
Post by Breezy Esiason
head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate
CEOs,
Post by Breezy Esiason
accused him of "doing long-term damage to growth" by creating "an
increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."
Hostile? Obama never denounced an American company with anything
close to=
Post by Breezy Esiason
the menace Trump routinely exhibits. Business somehow prospered
during hi=
s
Post by Breezy Esiason
presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the
Standard &
Post by Breezy Esiason
Poor's 500 stock index rose by 166 percent.
Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on business,
boosting=
Post by Breezy Esiason
the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and
running big
Post by Breezy Esiason
budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future
that weighe=
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on the economy.
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak
growth and=
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job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create
through=
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"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,'
failure to
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tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political
brinkmanship."
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businesses=
,
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failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending
bills,
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created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
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uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the
same perio=
d
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under Obama and bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure=
. And
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things are only getting worse.
Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive
regulation=
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to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him popular
among
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capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying corporations
to make=
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particular business decisions or demonizing executives who
disagreed with=
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him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company
does hi=
s
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bidding because they are all afraid not to.
His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often
sows
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confusion that makes bad policies even worse.
Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first
said would=
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apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico,
and the=
n
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modified to spare several other countries but only till May 1, wh=
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bets are off. The haphazard approach "causes businesses to step
back and=
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wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among lobbyists,
which
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creates its own uncertainty."
Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American
businesses. But he=
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thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a
point in=
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Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago
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.
http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
No, Socialsts do NOT support porcine Trump. Rightwing fascists like
you do.
Your rite but who do socialist's support???????????
The Socialist Party. Sometimes the Democrats. I can't see any real Socialist supporting the rightwing Republicans.
Gospel TT
2018-04-06 20:51:50 UTC
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On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 11:32:00 -0700 (PDT), hypatiab7
On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:50:59 PM UTC-4, Breezy Esiason
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Trump, the Anti-Business President
Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in
America.
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Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018
White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed
credit
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when the=
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stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After
Monday's=
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plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not
comport=
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with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's
economy."
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Rest
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easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."
He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald
Trump's trade=
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salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S.
products.=
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He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply
chains of
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U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's
itching for=
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a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.
The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has
revealed a=
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powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may
kiss your=
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profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in
America.
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merger of
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experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the deal.
He urges=
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Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.
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warning it
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would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their
employees, and th=
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notes, "50-70=
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unauthorized."
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manufacturing council to protest his comments on
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PRICES!"
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2010, the=
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head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate
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creation."
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close to=
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during hi=
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presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the
Standard &
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Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on
business,
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boosting=
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the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and
running big
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budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future
that weighe=
d
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on the economy.
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak
growth and=
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job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create
through=
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"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,'
failure to
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tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and
political
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brinkmanship."
Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also
attacked
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businesses=
,
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failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and
spending
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bills,
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created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
According to the index these economists devised, economic policy
uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the
same perio=
d
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under Obama and bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure=
. And
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things are only getting worse.
Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive
regulation=
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to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him
popular
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among
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capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying
corporations
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to make=
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particular business decisions or demonizing executives who
disagreed with=
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him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company
does hi=
s
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bidding because they are all afraid not to.
His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often
sows
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confusion that makes bad policies even worse.
Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first
said would=
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apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico,
and the=
n
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modified to spare several other countries but only till May 1, wh=
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back and=
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wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among
lobbyists,
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which
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creates its own uncertainty."
Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American
businesses. But he=
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thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a
point in=
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comparing the economy to an ox, because the president is
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http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
Post by hypatiab7
Post by Gospel TT
No, Socialsts do NOT support porcine Trump. Rightwing fascists like
you do.
Your rite but who do socialist's support???????????
The Socialist Party. Sometimes the Democrats. I can't see any real
Socialist supporting the rightwing Republicans.

Thx for explaining hypatiab.
duke
2018-04-07 18:45:55 UTC
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Post by hypatiab7
Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump, the Anti-Business President
Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018
White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit when the
stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After Monday's
plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not comport
with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's economy." Rest
easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."
He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald Trump's trade
salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S. products.
He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply chains of
U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's itching for
a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.
The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has revealed a
powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may kiss your
profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Trump's Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop a merger of
AT&T and Time Warner—owner of CNN, a Trump punching bag—surprising
experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the deal. He urges
higher postal rates for Amazon because it has the same owner as The
Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.
The administration's effort to block travel from several predominantly
Muslim countries brought a lawsuit from some 160 tech firms warning it
would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their employees, and the
entire economy." His crackdown on undocumented immigrants disrupts
agriculture because, as the American Farm Bureau Federation notes, "50-70
percent of farm laborers in the country today are unauthorized."
Trump threatened retribution against Ford and General Motors to discourage
production in Mexico. When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from Trump's
manufacturing council to protest his comments on Charlottesville, the
president took to Twitter to demand that he "LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"
Republicans regularly depicted Barack Obama as a socialist. In 2010, the
head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate CEOs,
accused him of "doing long-term damage to growth" by creating "an
increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."
Hostile? Obama never denounced an American company with anything close to
the menace Trump routinely exhibits. Business somehow prospered during his
presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the Standard &
Poor's 500 stock index rose by 166 percent.
Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on business, boosting
the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and running big
budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future that weighed
on the economy.
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak growth and
job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create through
"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,' failure to
tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political
brinkmanship."
Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also attacked businesses,
failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending bills,
created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
According to the index these economists devised, economic policy
uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the same period
under Obama—and bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure. And
things are only getting worse.
Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive regulation
to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him popular among
capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying corporations to make
particular business decisions or demonizing executives who disagreed with
him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company does his
bidding—because they are all afraid not to.
His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often sows
confusion that makes bad policies even worse.
Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first said would
apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico, and then
modified to spare several other countries—but only till May 1, when all
bets are off. The haphazard approach "causes businesses to step back and
wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among lobbyists, which
creates its own uncertainty."
Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American businesses. But he
thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a point in
comparing the economy to an ox, because the president is treating it like
a beast of burden.
Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune.
http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
No, Socialsts do NOT support porcine Trump. Rightwing fascists like you do.
The free loaders liberals belong to the crook, hillary.

the dukester, American-American


*****
The Purpose of the NT Word of God is not to inform as it did in
the OT,but instead to form us in the very image of Jesus Christ.
*****
Malcolm McMahon
2018-04-09 14:30:54 UTC
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Post by hypatiab7
Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump, the Anti-Business President
Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018
White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit when the
stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After Monday's
plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not comport
with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's economy." Rest
easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."
He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald Trump's trade
salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S. products.
He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply chains of
U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's itching for
a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.
The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has revealed a
powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may kiss your
profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Trump's Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop a merger of
AT&T and Time Warner—owner of CNN, a Trump punching bag—surprising
experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the deal. He urges
higher postal rates for Amazon because it has the same owner as The
Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.
The administration's effort to block travel from several predominantly
Muslim countries brought a lawsuit from some 160 tech firms warning it
would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their employees, and the
entire economy." His crackdown on undocumented immigrants disrupts
agriculture because, as the American Farm Bureau Federation notes, "50-70
percent of farm laborers in the country today are unauthorized."
Trump threatened retribution against Ford and General Motors to discourage
production in Mexico. When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from Trump's
manufacturing council to protest his comments on Charlottesville, the
president took to Twitter to demand that he "LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"
Republicans regularly depicted Barack Obama as a socialist. In 2010, the
head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate CEOs,
accused him of "doing long-term damage to growth" by creating "an
increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."
Hostile? Obama never denounced an American company with anything close to
the menace Trump routinely exhibits. Business somehow prospered during his
presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the Standard &
Poor's 500 stock index rose by 166 percent.
Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on business, boosting
the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and running big
budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future that weighed
on the economy.
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak growth and
job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create through
"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,' failure to
tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political
brinkmanship."
Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also attacked businesses,
failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending bills,
created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
According to the index these economists devised, economic policy
uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the same period
under Obama—and bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure. And
things are only getting worse.
Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive regulation
to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him popular among
capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying corporations to make
particular business decisions or demonizing executives who disagreed with
him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company does his
bidding—because they are all afraid not to.
His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often sows
confusion that makes bad policies even worse.
Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first said would
apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico, and then
modified to spare several other countries—but only till May 1, when all
bets are off. The haphazard approach "causes businesses to step back and
wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among lobbyists, which
creates its own uncertainty."
Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American businesses. But he
thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a point in
comparing the economy to an ox, because the president is treating it like
a beast of burden.
Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune.
http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
No, Socialsts do NOT support porcine Trump. Rightwing fascists like you do.
Trump's more a fascist, but fascism has quite a few socialist elements (hence
the confustion about Germany). Neither believes in free market eccomics.

He's not really anywhere on the old left-right dichotomy though. Nor was Hitler
Slaveholders Can Tell Me Nothing About Human Right
2018-04-07 19:42:07 UTC
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Post by Breezy Esiason
Trump, the Anti-Business President
So Trump is a socialist????? Good, I might get some money from his hotel profit....because it's public money.
Post by Breezy Esiason
Donald Trump is a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Steve Chapman | April 5, 2018
White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit when the
stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After Monday's
plunge, he said, "The market is reacting in a way which does not comport
with the ... unbelievable strength in President Trump's economy." Rest
easy, Navarro advised. "The economy is as strong as an ox."
He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald Trump's trade
salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S. products.
He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply chains of
U.S. manufacturers and deprive farmers of vital markets. He's itching for
a full-scale trade war, and he's likely to get it.
The tycoon who raised high hopes in the corporate sector has revealed a
powerful anti-business streak. Get on his bad side and you may kiss your
profits goodbye. He's a perpetual danger to every company in America.
Trump's Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop a merger of
AT&T and Time Warner—owner of CNN, a Trump punching bag—surprising
experts, most of whom see no threat to competition in the deal. He urges
higher postal rates for Amazon because it has the same owner as The
Washington Post, whose coverage often infuriates him.
The administration's effort to block travel from several predominantly
Muslim countries brought a lawsuit from some 160 tech firms warning it
would impose "substantial harm on U.S. companies, their employees, and the
entire economy." His crackdown on undocumented immigrants disrupts
agriculture because, as the American Farm Bureau Federation notes, "50-70
percent of farm laborers in the country today are unauthorized."
Trump threatened retribution against Ford and General Motors to discourage
production in Mexico. When Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from Trump's
manufacturing council to protest his comments on Charlottesville, the
president took to Twitter to demand that he "LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"
Republicans regularly depicted Barack Obama as a socialist. In 2010, the
head of the Business Roundtable, an organization of corporate CEOs,
accused him of "doing long-term damage to growth" by creating "an
increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."
Hostile? Obama never denounced an American company with anything close to
the menace Trump routinely exhibits. Business somehow prospered during his
presidency. Corporate profits grew by 57 percent, and the Standard &
Poor's 500 stock index rose by 166 percent.
Obama drew criticism for imposing more regulations on business, boosting
the top income tax rate, overhauling health insurance, and running big
budget deficits. These changes raised doubts about the future that weighed
on the economy.
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker
(Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak growth and
job creation to "extreme uncertainty" that Obama helped to create through
"harmful rhetorical attacks on business and 'millionaires,' failure to
tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political
brinkmanship."
Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also attacked businesses,
failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending bills,
created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
According to the index these economists devised, economic policy
uncertainty was greater in Trump's first 13 months than in the same period
under Obama—and bigger than the average for all of Obama's tenure. And
things are only getting worse.
Obama took the view that the private economy needed extensive regulation
to avert assorted perceived harms, which didn't make him popular among
capitalists. But he didn't make a habit of bullying corporations to make
particular business decisions or demonizing executives who disagreed with
him. Trump's idea of a good economy is one in which every company does his
bidding—because they are all afraid not to.
His unpredictability breeds anxiety, not confidence. He often sows
confusion that makes bad policies even worse.
Davis cites the steel and aluminum tariffs, which Trump first said would
apply to all countries, then revised to exempt Canada and Mexico, and then
modified to spare several other countries—but only till May 1, when all
bets are off. The haphazard approach "causes businesses to step back and
wait," says Davis, "and creates a free-for-all among lobbyists, which
creates its own uncertainty."
Trump was supposed to understand the needs of American businesses. But he
thinks their main function is to serve his needs. Navarro has a point in
comparing the economy to an ox, because the president is treating it like
a beast of burden.
Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune.
http://reason.com/archives/2018/04/05/trump-the-anti-business-president
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