Winning the War on National Debt

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  1. eel river

    eel river Elite Refuge Member

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    Fear not. Trump has the answer.

    No, We Aren't Going to Pay Off the National Debt With Tariff Revenue
    Tariffs will generate $21 billion this year—just .01 percent of the national debt. And aren't these tariffs supposed to be about national security?


    In a weekend tweetstorm, Trump raised the bar yet again in his race to offer the most ludicrous justification for his tariffs. Now he says they'll help the United States pay off the $21 trillion national debt.
    It's amazing thing just how many falsehoods Trump manages to pack into roughly 500 characters.
    No, the tariffs are not "working big time." If they were, the White House wouldn't be planning to spend $12 billion bailing out farmers who have been hurt by the trade war. Nor would thousands of companies be lining up at the Commerce Department to ask for exemptions from those tariffs. Indeed, the fact that Trump keeps flailing around for new arguments to justify his policy is a sign that his protectionist scheme is unraveling, both intellectually and diplomatically.
     
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    And winning the war on keeping America middle class in the dump. Nice going Trump. Hey, but the corporate execs are living the dream.

    American Workers Just Got a Pay Cut in Economy Trump Calls Great - Bloomberg https://apple.news/AuV0njU6WQb2K-tQ_WIsRJg
     
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    Boom! You showed them! Or us. Or whatever.

    I’m not hip with the Twitter, but I vaguely remember something about 140 characters? Did they go to 500?
     
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    But let’s help Russia. Gotta love the asbestos in products, if you don’t care about health.

    Trump’s Plan to Make America Great Again Involves Giving His Constituents Cancer - Vanity Fair https://apple.news/AaPjrTtmOQRWZxrw04HgmLA
     
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    US budget deficit increases 21%? So let's add a Space Force to the tab... :doh
     
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    and a wall
     
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    Border militarization corps as well?
     
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    The deplorables can’t speak up because most of this is likely above their capability. Trump is ruining this nation and is going to leave the middle class buried under future tax debt.
     
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    I figure their not speaking up much like you didn’t speak up and defend the last admin when they posted dumb **** he did.
     
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