Only four days until the election, and I am nowhere near finished with my list of amazing Donald Trump stories. What’s up for today? How about the fictional stories he’s spreading about America under the current administration and what he would do to fix things? Real economist almost universally disagree. Proposals Trump has mouthed in the past would be ruinous to the economy. One example:
International Trade: Trump’s plans to renegotiate trade deals and impose tariffs on countries that will not bend to his will have been discussed at length, and most economists believe it would be very harmful for the economy. So let me just note that the most recent estimate of the consequences of his trade policy from the Peterson Institute is that his plan would cost the economy 4 million jobs, send us into a recession, and be “horribly destructive.” That’s just an estimate, the actual number could be larger or smaller, but whatever the actual number it would be very costly for workers.
Mark Thoma, writing for The Fiscal Times back in September outlined 4 Reasons Trump’s Economic Policies Would Be a Disaster. Others have been equally unkind. Voters, harkening to Trump’s clarion call, fix on his promises and overlook the actual health of the American economy, especially when compared to other major economic powers.
Meanwhile, the American economy added 161,000 new jobs in October, and the unemployment rate fell to less than 5%. How much worse does it need to get before we vote for Donald Trump?
What is most amazing is that candidate Trump is polling near a candidate with real qualifications for the job. Full disclosure: it’s something I proclaimed over a year ago could never happen. I was wrong! How wrong I was is becoming clear. The fervent hope is that justice will shortly be served where it is long overdue.
Previously I aimed this series of posts at the comedy surrounding a narcissistic businessman vying for a job requiring real character. Now I’m leaving the high road, and I will be calling things as they are. As a reminder, self-obsessed billionaire Donald Trump earlier snatched the campaign torch from the Republican Party by scooping up conservative America’s low-hanging fruit.
Meanwhile, right on schedule, Donald Trump’s journey to self destruction continues, much as I predicted over a year ago. I post here the signature banner for this series:
A warning for those who chance to meet a wild Trump coming home late at night, past a graveyard, all alone in a storm: Don’t bump the Trump. [With apologies to Shel Silverstein.]
Enjoying my excursion into schadenfreude, I have this to say. Thank you, Mr. Trump. It’s the nicest thing anybody’s ever done for me.Thank you very, very, very much!
Yeah, it’s game on. We are going to have more fun between now and election day. We can be assured Donald Trump will never fail to entertain us.
Continue reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.