It’s Hard to Make America More Great When Trump Supporters Don’t Do Shit
Brookings Institute finds Trump supporters are the lowest output workers, BY FAR, in the country. And don’t ask about their IQ’s.
This is funny, but sadly it’s not a joke.
The Brookings Institute found Trump Supporters are the GDP dregs.
“The less-than-500 counties that Hillary Clinton carried nationwide encompassed a massive 64 percent of America’s economic activity as measured by total output in 2015. By contrast, the more-than-2,600 counties that Donald Trump won generated just 36 percent of the country’s output—just a little more than one-third of the nation’s economic activity.”
I realized a few months before the election that Trump would win. It hit me while I was arguing that Trump would never win, and my reasoning was that Americans could never be so stupid as to vote for this clown. That was my “OH SHIT” moment, I knew we were fucked right then.
Yesterday, China revealed a plan to spend $586B in the next two years.
Obama has been talking about a $25B plan.
It’s interesting to look at how China and the US will spend the money. Some improved roads here, some subsidies and tax breaks there. After awhile it all looks the same.
In the US, we have about 275M people. If we took the $25B and distributed it equally to every American, that’s about $90M each.
I vote for that. And you can tax the rich – sure, 40% sounds just fine. Why wait for it to trickle down? Just give us the money and let’s stop worrying.
I’ve heard all the talk of the car industry being a vital part of the US economy. But come on.
The US car manufacturers are in this hole because they over-invested in SUV’s for so long. And what’s the worst that can happen if some of these companies go under? Yea, people will lose their jobs. I’ve seen the Michael Moore movie. If the concern is about jobs, why does our tax money have to go through these companies? Just give the money to the employees as they look for new work.
Who is going to bail out the US government when its out of cash?
Wow, what an eloquent speech Powell gave.
I love how those in his party who can’t accept such a credible slap on their face have resorted to the race card on this. Powell pre-empted such a lame explanation by saying (I paraphrase), “If I were to endorse him on race along I would have done that 8 months ago).”
You’d have to be an idiot to hear such an intelligent commentary and think it was simply about race.
On the other hand, such a powerful GOP figure crossing party lines with such an intelligent point of view must sting so bad you have to either ignore it or attach it with whatever lame and transparent excuses you can find.
I love how Powell said Palin was clearly incapable of being a president, which is the “job” of the vice-president. Let’s face it, Palin was a bad, bad choice. Yet another republican idiot? Why can’t the GOP just put some brain-trust on a ticket for once? We’ve suffered through GW, Quayle, and now Palin? Please!
I love this. Click to open in new browser to see entire image (part of it is cut off on the right)
I’m glad to see Ifill admit that Palin blew off many of the questions (let’s face it, Palin can’t answer them – she’s the new GW Bush).
In a “Meet the Press” interview, Ifill describes being blown off. Interestingly, the mainstream media is now paying attention to Saturday Night Live skits as political commentary. SNL has done such a great job capturing Palin’s pathetic vacancy.
I don’t typically write about politics, but tonight I will.
I watched the election.
Both sides are catering to the middle. Both agree that they are against same sex marriage (which can win or lose an election,
Democrats neutralized this issue by agreeing with Repulicans).
The big issue for me is the “5 weeks” comment.
Palin was stupid enough to admit she can’t answer a question because of only being in the game for 5 weeks.
Not a strong answer.
Why didn’t Biden jump all over her for this?
Long story short – either party will be a big improvement over Bush. Both have learned from the enormous mistakes of Bush.