10 Things That Every American Should Know About Donald Trump's Plan To "Save The U.S. Economy"

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Can Donald Trump turn the U.S. economy around?  This week Trump unveiled details of his new economic plan, and the mainstream media is having a field day criticizing it.  But the truth is that we simply cannot afford to stay on the same path that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats have us on right now.  Millions of jobs are being shipped out of the country, the middle class is dying, poverty is exploding, millions of children in America don’t have enough food, and our reckless spending has created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the planet.  Something must be done or else we will continue to steamroll toward economic oblivion.  So is Donald Trump the man for the hour?

If you would like to read his full economic plan, you can find it on his official campaign websiteHis plan starts off by pointing out that this has been the weakest “economic recovery” since the Great Depression

Last week’s GDP report showed that the economy grew a mere 1.2% in the second quarter and 1.2% over the last year. It’s the weakest recovery since the Great Depression – the predictable consequence of massive taxation, regulation, one-side trade deals and onerous energy restrictions.

And Trump is exactly right about how weak this economic recovery has been.

So how would he fix things?

The following are 10 things that every American should know about Donald Trump’s plan to save the U.S. economy…

#1 Donald Trump would lower taxes on the middle class

The tax savings under Trump’s plan would actually be quite substantial for middle class families.  The following numbers come from a recent Charisma article

• A married couple earning $50,000 per year with two children and $8,000 in child care expenses will save 35% from their current tax bill.

• A married couple earning $75,000 per year with two children and $10,000 in child care expenses will receive a 30% reduction in their tax bill.

• Married couple earning $5 million per year with two children and $12,000 in child care expenses will get only a 3% reduction in their tax bill.

#2 Donald Trump would lower taxes on businesses

Under his plan, no business in America would be taxed more than 15 percent.  Alternatively, Hillary Clinton’s plan would tax some small businesses at a rate of close to 50 percent.  So Trump’s plan would undoubtedly be good for businesses, and it would encourage many that have left the country to return.

But where would the lost tax revenue be made up?

#3 Childcare expenses would be exempt from taxation

For working families with children this would be a great blessing.  Without a doubt this is an effort to win over more working women, and this is a demographic that Trump has been struggling with.

It is definitely an idea that I support, but once again where will the money come from to pay for this?

#4 U.S. manufacturers will be allowed to immediately fully expense new plants and equipment

This would undoubtedly lead to a boom in capital investment, but it would also reduce tax revenue.  As an emergency measure this would be very good for encouraging manufacturers to stay in America, but it would also likely increase the budget deficit.

#5 A temporary freeze on new regulations

Red tape is one of my big pet peeves, and so I greatly applaud Trump for this proposal.  I think that Bob Eschliman put it very well when he wrote the following about Trump’s planned freeze on new regulations…

In 2015 alone, federal agencies issued over 3,300 final rules and regulations, up from 2,400 the prior year. Studies show that small manufacturers face more than three times the burden of the average U.S. business, and the hidden tax from ineffective regulations amounts to “nearly $15,000 per U.S. household” annually. Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion dollars per year, and Trump will end it.

#6 All existing regulations would be reviewed and unnecessary regulations would be eliminated

In particular, Trump’s plan would focus on getting rid of regulations that inhibit hiring.  The following are some of the specific areas that he identifies on his official campaign website

  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which forces investment in renewable energy at the expense of coal and natural gas, raising electricity rates;
  • The EPA’s Waters of the United States rule, which gives the EPA the ability to regulate the smallest streams on private land, limiting land use; and
  • The Department of Interior’s moratorium on coal mining permits, which put tens of thousands of coal miners out of work.

#7 Donald Trump would fundamentally alter our trade relationships with the rest of the globe

Donald Trump is the first major party nominee in decades to recognize that our trade deficit is absolutely killing our economy.  I write about this all the time, and it is a hot button issue for me.  So I definitely applaud Trump for proposing the following

  • Appoint trade negotiators whose goal will be to win for America: narrowing our trade deficit, increasing domestic production, and getting a fair deal for our workers.
  • Renegotiate NAFTA.
  • Withdraw from the TPP.
  • Bring trade relief cases to the world trade organization.
  • Label China a currency manipulator.
  • Apply tariffs and duties to countries that cheat.
  • Direct the Commerce Department to use all legal tools to respond to trade violations.

#8 Donald Trump’s plan would be a tremendous boost for the U.S. energy industry

Barack Obama promised to kill the coal industry, and that is one of the few promises that he has actually kept.  Obama also killed the Keystone Pipeline, and right now the energy industry as a whole is enduring their worst stretch since the last recession.  To turn things around, Trump would do the following

  • Rescind all the job-destroying Obama executive actions including the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.
  • Save the coal industry and other industries threatened by Hillary Clinton’s extremist agenda.
  • Ask Trans Canada to renew its permit application for the Keystone Pipeline.
  • Make land in the Outer Continental Shelf available to produce oil and natural gas.
  • Cancel the Paris Climate Agreement (limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius) and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.

#9 Trump would repeal Obamacare

Trump claims that Obamacare would cost our economy two million jobs over the next ten years.  And without a doubt, it has already cost the U.S. economy a lot of jobs.

Not only that, but Obamacare has also sent health insurance premiums soaring, and this is putting a tremendous amount of financial pressure on many families.

Trump says that he would “replace” Obamacare, but that is a rather vague statement.

What exactly would he replace it with?

#10 Trump’s plan says nothing about the Federal Reserve

This is a great concern, because the Federal Reserve has far more power over the economy than anyone else does.  It is at the very heart of our debt-based system, and unless something is done about the Fed our debt bubble will continue to get even larger.

Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by more than 96 percent and our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.  For Trump to not even mention the Federal Reserve in his economic plan is a tremendous oversight.

We are in the midst of a long-term economic decline, and things have not gotten better during the Obama years.  If you can believe it, a study that was just released by Harvard even acknowledges this

America’s economic performance peaked in the late 1990s, and erosion in crucial economic indicators such as the rate of economic growth, productivity growth, job growth, and investment began well before the Great Recession.

 

Workforce participation, the proportion of Americans in the productive workforce, peaked in 1997. With fewer working-age men and women in the workforce, per-capita income for the U.S. is reduced.

 

Median real household income has declined since 1999, with incomes stagnating across virtually all income levels. Despite a welcome jump in 2015, median household income remains below the peak attained in 1999, 17 years ago. Moreover, stagnating income and limited job prospects have disproportionately affected lower-income and lower-skilled Americans, leading inequality to rise.

That same study found that the percentage of Americans participating in the labor force peaked back in 1997 and has been steadily declining since that time…

declining-labor-force-participation-rate-harvard

If we continue to do the same things, we will continue to get the same results.

Donald Trump is promising change, and many of his proposals sound good, but there are also some areas to be concerned about.

Ultimately, just tinkering with the tax code and reducing regulations is not going to be enough to turn the U.S. economy around.  We need a fundamental overhaul of our economic and financial systems, and Trump’s plan stops well short of that.  But without a doubt what he is proposing is vastly superior to Hillary Clinton’s plan, and so he should definitely be applauded for at least moving in the right direction.

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MrButtoMcFarty's picture

Je Suis Deplorables!

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Here2Go (not verified) MrButtoMcFarty Sep 16, 2016 6:15 PM

The "US ECONOMY" is pre-designed to #FAIL...

 

On 'who's' WATCH, is simply a game of 'clownsmanship' brought to you by the PUPPETTEERS THAT BE...

 

More compelling is the day that the PUPPETEERS will meet their demise (which, ON.A.LONG.ENOUGH.TIMELINE.) ~ will also occur...

Al Gophilia's picture

Can Donald Trump turn the U.S. economy around? 

NO. Not without returning to constitutional money first.

indygo55's picture

I agree, but there is one elephant in the room he didn't mention in this article. The Defense budget. We blow half our budget on bull shit weapons to kill people all over the world. And when we kill off one "enemy" we invent another one to keep the gravy flowing to our MIC. Why don't we get together with China and Russia in an open forum and work out our differences for the sake of humanity? That money would literally change the face of humanity. But it isn't even mentioned here. 

 

 

All Risk No Reward's picture

Exactly. The Debt-Money Monopolists and their debt-money fraud is the driving economic force today. It is the operating system for the economy and it is a fraud.

Introduction...

"If I loan you $20 @ 5% interest, in one year you will owe me $21 due to a double-entry bookkeeping adjustment that adds $1 interest liability to your balance sheet (the interest charge added to your statement) and a $1 interest asset to my balance sheet.

At the end of one year you will have $20, you will owe me $21, and I will control the $1 you need to pay me back.

Now, about that collateral for the loan you can't pay back because I duped you..."

Follow Up:

PARABLE OF 10 FAMILIES ON THE BARTER SYSTEM BEING REPLACED WITH BANKSTER DIGITAL CREATED DEBT MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR.

In the old days in the barter system, 10 families could be supported by 10 men working. The wives could stay at home and raise the children properly with morals and values. The children were happy in a secure environment and learned from their parents as well as helping them with their work.

If a crime was committed, the community could decide the most appropriate punishment depending on the circumstances and loss involved in order to rehabilitate the criminal as well as make restoration to the wronged parties.

Children were educated concentrating on reading (phonetics) writing & arithmetic with practical and worthwhile examples.

Guns were used for hunting, defense and also to keep any person from declaring himself as dictator or king.

If someone invented new technology, the other 9 could exchange their goods & services for devices that would reduce their work week 5 to 10 hours per week for example. If an expert gave advice, that advice would be bartered for enabling others to learn.

If a new church or school needed to be built, the 10 could donate or give their 10% of goods & services and the building would be fully paid for with that community gaining the benefits and/or revenue in perpetuity.

Now an International Banker arrives and sells them the idea that he will lend each family $100 to speed up the transfer of goods and services. It will save time haggling and he will not charge for book keeping services. It is all covered in the 10% interest charge each year.

The first year seems to be ok but at the end of the first year, the banker can collect his $10 interest from each family and have $100 in his pocket leaving only $900 in circulation. If the banker chooses to call in all the loans at that time, at a minimum one family if they spend their $90 with $10 to each of the other 9 families or a maximum of all 10 families if each family spends equally is forced into bankruptcy due to only $900 left in the community to pay the total principle outstanding of $1,000 in the community. These family/families are forced into bankruptcy no matter how hard they work or how smart they operate.

The banker doesn't force them into bankruptcy the second year as otherwise the community would throw him out, hang or shoot him. He waits for a generation until people forgot how it used to be.

The question at this time is, who has the money to hire new technology to replace the workers to drive down the wages?

Who has the money to pass legislation to bring in cheap foreign labor despite the unrest and problems it causes driving down the already low wages.

The question at this time is, who has the money to hire the "experts" to confuse everyone else in order to change black into white and white into black? Like we have to raise interest rates and slow down the growth of the money supply in order to fight inflation as the economy is getting overheated.

Who has the money to buy up the mass media to spread ideas that we have to bail out the banking system to prevent it's collapse?

Who has the money to alter the educational, legal and religion systems so we don't hear that "The rich ruleth the poor & the debtor is the servant of the lender, Proverbs 22:7?

Most of the programs like unemployment, social welfare, disability etc. and taxes are to take more money out of the middle class to solve the problems the banker created with his debt created usurious money so the lower classes don't rebel. The banker of course uses tax exempt foundations, trusts & corporations to hide his income & assets.

Now 7 or 8 families have both the wife & husband working longer hours supporting 12 or 13 families. They are supporting those unemployed, on welfare & the banker with his experts, CEO's & politicians raking money off of the top for taking money away from the productive people.

The unemployed families have little alternative except to turn to crime as a way to survive or to get ahead. For an expirement, try living without any money and see how long you survive.

That is why society has changed more from a co-operative society 100 years ago to a competitive society. People can't afford to donate 2 weeks of labor or goods to other people. They are on the edge of going under in jobs, bids, contracts & sales compared to others also on the edge.

That is why 3rd or 4rth generation farms or businesses working 60 or 70 hour weeks are taken over by a banker working in his air conditioned office from 9 am to 3 pm.

Due to a shortage of money compared to good's & services produced, prices are forced down in comparison to costs to produce them.

(Contrast that quote with the outdated ancient people like Thomas Jefferson - bottom "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." http://www.sonic.net/sentinel/naij2.html

http://www.federal-reserve.net/healthemoneysystem.htm * In 1787 John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson "All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in the Constitution, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as down-right ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.")

Miggy's picture

If policies like the ones Trump plans were enacted years ago our American economy would be flourishing tremendously. The middle class would be affluent. There are problems in America but one thing we have is work ethic.

Sadly, policies have purposely been implemented to strangle the American middle class for reasons too numerous for this post.

 

John 3:16

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oops (not verified) Miggy Sep 16, 2016 8:57 PM

1 THING Americans should know about why Trump will start a big Middle East war. https://goo.gl/aKLx0J

All Risk No Reward's picture

BTW, a return to sound money (gold, silver) will drive the World's Greatest Depression at this point in time. The Debt-Money Monopolists will drive the change, they will pre-position for the change and then they will fork over their "milk cow" populations they've been farming for quite some time.

Think of it this way... the ball has already been thrown up... IT MUST NOW COME DOWN.

People need to care enough to become educated on the Money Issue.

css1971's picture

Truth? No he can't. Not until the US dollar loses it's reserve status.

The Triffin dilema ensures that as soon as the economy even slightly picks up, the USD will become enormously strong and push everything back into recession.

The USD forces a large trade deficit, which fucks up US workers. It also forces a large budget deficit, you're not going to see anything remotely like balanced books. The USD is the biggest problem the US economy has.

Chuckster's picture

This supposidly will happen Oct. 1, 2016 so we don't have long to wait.

matt1970's picture

You can save yourself from being unemployed by doing farming work.

Unemployed? Try WWOOFING!
https://permaculturegrower.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/unemployed-try-wwoof...

buzzkillb's picture

Wwoofing, much more cheery name than slave.

Odin McHaggis's picture

Up vote for the WTF GWB avatar.

Lex_Luthor's picture

No, it actually is going to happen on September 27.

SilverRhino's picture

How to reduce the value of every dollar on the planet at once.  

 

Double everyone's non-commercial bank balances in the USA 

Add a zero to everyone's non-commercial balances which are under say 10,000 in the US. 

 

 

Skiprrrdog's picture

I don't know if he can turn it around, but if he at least shows up, instead of spending his time (and our money) hanging out by the ball washer at the goof course, he will do a far better job than Obozo the Brown Clown did...

Chuckster's picture

Something people should think about in general.  All this babble about wages not going up.  When the economy is working perfectly there should be no inflation.  therefore no price and wage increases.  The current financial nonsense has worked for many years but the dog just got to the end of the chain.

inosent's picture

Correct me if I am wrong, but shouldn't a wage rise if it is connected to a greater level of productivity? In our s- for money system, what we get is no better than flat productivity, but central government 'banking' money supply inflation lowers the value of the currency unit in exchange for labor. That means ppl produce the same in return for less, and less and less. It is not that the labor has lost its value, it is just getting siphoned off through fiat debt 'money' schemes, transferring the value of that labor to shadowy and undisclosed third parties.

If someone gets paid in a certain weight of gold/silver/___________ (not coin to be shaved) then the market will dictate in the future what that weight of gold/silver/____________ will purchase.

Sadly, I'll be dead by the time I see a return to honest money. In the meantime, wages will continue to fall because the value of our labor is being stolen from us systematically and in broad daylight, and our loss is the gain of the central government, 'bankers', and their sleazy co-conspirators.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

we ARE more productive, courtesy of robots. The largesse is spread around through welfare, but in the most debilitatng and unmotivating of fashions

BeerMe's picture

Not really sure the Federal Reserve belongs in an economic plan.  I'll give Trump a pass.  I'm sure he won't end it but has gone after them enough to at least make it a larger issue later.

knotjammin2's picture

As far as Trump not mentioning the Federal reserve I can't blame him.  JFK tipped his hand and look where that got him.  I think the Federal Reserve needs to go but it should go all at once.  Maybe they all take a flight together.  It worked for Clinton's Comerce Secretary Ron Brown.  One flight with one of Clinton's chosen pilot and Ron couldn't make it back to testify.

dark fiber's picture

If Trump gets elected Putin and trump may do away with the central banks at the same time.  The bank of Russia's lease (formerly bank of the USSR, financed by the Rothschilds in 1917) was set to expire after 100 years.  That is Jan 2017.

Odin McHaggis's picture

We're All Fascist Now

 

Parkinson patients wear specs of blue

The wealthy Donald can't buy a clue

The C.I.A. runs the show

Ike warned us so

Our experiment is now clearly through

SwiffFiffteh's picture

Lowering tax rates does not necessarily mean lower tax revenues. Lowering the income tax and business tax rates will more than likely result in increased tax revenue, especially if Obamacare and all the executive orders are repealed.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Reagan and W lowered taxes without making proportional cuts in the budget, and all we got is this t-shirt, a whole lot more federal debt, and a bloated .01%. 

inosent's picture

"Ultimately, just tinkering with the tax code and reducing regulations is not going to be enough to turn the U.S. economy around." He's got that right. Using real money, getting rid of the fractionalized 'banking' fraud-debt system, euphemistically referred to as the 'federal reserve', which will have the effect to vastly reduce the size and scope of government, a hopelessly non-productive resource sucker, would be a step in the right direction. It's time to reward productive ppl and put the snakes who wiggle in between the bid and the offer out of a job.

JuliaS's picture

No plans for the Fed? Well, Fed is a private institution and Trump is pro private business. In addition, adjustments will require deficits. Who's going to monetize them?

And with all of the support from the military he's bathing in, I wish he promised to shut down our foreign bases and bring troops home. He doesn't quite do it.

Gitmo - he has no trouble with having it. Then again, it's not like it's the only prison we use to hold the inconvenients. Every country we're in is "our prison". Gitmo simply had a publicity leak... along with Abu Ghraib. There are hundreds of prisons like them that haven't had protocol breaches and are torturing people as we speak.

The first 9 items - all good ideas. Will any of that happen? Probably not. Too vague, as to not upset voters. But that's politics. You can't offer exclusive promises like Hillary while expecting to win, unless you have an unlimited campaign budget (which she nearly does).

Trump's message: "Make America great again!"

Hillary's message: "America's already great. Keep it that way!"

Those 2 messages are enough to steer me in Trump's direction. If you're a parasite well integrated into the current realm, Hillary's your candidate. If you're fed up, sick and tired of the old elite - Trump is your guy. He's change. Not necessarily for better or worse, but he's change and that is much needed. Flush out the system.

Unfortunately, the FED and the MIC - the two biggest elephants in the room, he's not willing to touch, because between themselves they hold more power than all of US presidents combined. Piss them off, and kiss your life good-bye.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

yes, whatever you think of Trump, his election at least enables change

 

crossroaddemon's picture

How? Do you think he is going to be a free agent? You think the deep state is going to let him waltz in there and do whatever the fuck he wants? You're dreaming.

WTFUD's picture

Bro it's not just about a one man show here, it's a movement to take back what's been stolen. 70% of the Hanger's On will be sidelined. No more Pork just the scratchings.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

i have no doubt he'll be assassinated if he alters the status quo too much. But dont think that'll be the end of the matter.

crossroaddemon's picture

Your last two sentences invalidates everything else. Even if his intentions are good he isn't going to be able to do SHIT. If he puts one toe out of line they'll cap his ass, or frame him for something. And he knows it.

LetThemEatRand's picture

At least he is focused on the dismal trade agreements that are gutting the country, but I notice he wants to "renegotiate" NAFTA, not scrap it.  Overall, his plan sounds mostly like typical Red Team "lower taxes and everything will work out" snake oil.  Sure we want to lower taxes, but you need to take an axe to the federal government to make that work and not just cause even larger deficits.  There's no axe in his plan (except buying more axes for the MIC).  And obviously the failure to address the Federal Reserve should be a deal breaker for anyone here who sees what is really going on.

But I'm sure many Hedgers will tell me that he's really going to do much bigger things, he just can't tell us yet. 

JuliaS's picture

There is a tiny tiny possibility he's going to pull a Putin on us. That guy, when he ran, played humble and assured everyone he wasn't going to rock the boat. He kept former oligarchs and Western vultures feeling safe, but as soon as he got in, bam! The real cleansing commenced. Nationalized everything there was worth nationalizing. Eliminated every criminal kingpin that who wasn't smart enough to buy plane tickets to US or London ahead of time. Put his people in charge and changed things.

Though if you knew his personal history, none of it came a surprise.

Trump - I'm not expecting anything unpredictable if he's elected. He's overpromising and will inevitably underdeliver. He also has his own posse on standby, waiting to take over, but they're not radically different from the existing elites. They're just a different group of people who feel they've been denied the ruling privilege. Businessmen just like him that were disadvantaged due to former set of regulations. They want to spin the dial so that it faces them, and pours wealth into their pockets.

The Fed - it'll still be the fed. The source of all the money and all the power is promised to remain untouched, and offering to straighten the Tower of Pisa without digging into its foundation... you know how that is going to end.

Posa's picture

But Trumpie wants to radically INCREASE military spending... even gthough the Pentagon can't account for $5 Trillion... He says an even more bloated military will guarantee he won't have to use it... the is a pure rapsodie for the MIC

YHC-FTSE's picture

Even if, unlike all of his predecessors, Donald is sincere about his election pledges, I'd say that the problems facing him are insurmountable. But it's going to be fun watching him at work.

I reckon if he repeated Reagan's famous words tomorrow, "I believe the best social program is a job", that'll give another 5 point lead. Ultimately, even if he does absolutely nothing for four years he would still be a thousand times better than Obummer and if he were to quench the fires of war the neocons have lit all over the globe, he'd be saving mankind. Not bad for a first term.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I don't disagree with anything you said, but so long as continue to vote for the lesser of evils we will get to choose between evils.  I know there is no chance of a third-party candidate winning the election, but when even ZH'rs are firmly entrenched in supporting the two party system, it is no wonder.  The only thing I can do as an individual is withdraw my support.  If enough people did that, we would eventually see some change maybe even in our lifetimes.

YHC-FTSE's picture

Considering the hundreds of times I have stated my disdain for the false left-right political paradigm owned by the establishment, often culminating in a bi-polar choice between shit and diarrhea, I think you know already that I absolutely understand and respect your choice of action.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Thanks, YCH.  I know I'm preaching to the choir.  I just keep hoping the choir will leave the church.

crossroaddemon's picture

He can'tquench those fires, nor can he just do nothing. The president is CONTROLLED. He'll be answering to the same bosses Obama is, and unless he's willing to give his life for the cause he's going to do exactly what they tell him to.

JailBanksters's picture

Two words, HELL NO

The Centralized Banking System isn't even Controlled by the United States, it's Controlled from England.

That's what makes it Cetralized Banking, One single point of control.

 

Publicus's picture

Just print money to pay off the debt and fund the government, there is no need for tax at all.

Posa's picture

Seriously. The Fed could buy state infrastructure bonds and put lots towork doing important upgrades in power systems and transit etc... without increasing the Federal debt... that's one way to climb out of the hole.

monad's picture

Last time the feral lowered income tax the states raised income tax proportionally. Plus some extra fuck you very much gifts to people who hate you, on your behalf.

Be ready with pitchforks and torches.

MASTER OF UNIVERSE's picture

I'll give TrumpO the AssClown half a point for having a plan, but if he is going to allow the FED to continue existing, and he neglects to point out that it will fail before he gets to the polling date, his plan ain't going to pass the sniff test for most. The FED has egregiously destroyed the centrally planned economy by holding Interest Rates artificially low for too long. The BIS has been carping on about short-termism and the propensity to opt for the easy way out for at least 8 years.

TrumpO the AssClown is merely a confidence man carnival barker that will state anything to get you under the BIG tent to buy his cotton candy & rotten taffy apples.

WTFUD's picture

If Hillary wasn't a murdering psychotic corrupted poison dwarf i think she could've been a contender.

Trump's got a natural healthy respect for the thinking military man and i'm positive he values their opinions unlike O'ballsack who surrounds himself with YES MEN who swiftly adopt the Neocon's warmongering fruitless policies.

Well what's that got to do with the Economy? Plenty! By scattering scarce resources all over the globe and sticking your oar into everyone's business you tend to forget your Domestic responsibilities. a concentration of resources at home can bring about those green shoots which can be built upon. Not overnight but at least lay the foundation for NextGen.

MASTER OF UNIVERSE's picture

Given what has manifested in terms of centrally planned destruction of the economy in both North America and the European Union it is doubtful that any sort of so-called 'green shoots' can possibly manifest when we have not seen the final implosion of the Global Economy quite yet. When DB goes everything else will follow and the dominos will fall en masse leaving us with no economy other than domestic without reliable imports. Once WW3 hits we will be in nuclear winter before long IMO.