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^ I agree with your comment but I cannot understand why congressional fiscal conservatives like Paul Ryan have yet to speak out against him. I do follow many principled conservatives on Twitter that are going after Trump on many issues. But I think Congressional Republicans need to grow a spine.
I'm Waiting for the fiscal conservatives to get upset about this tidbit:Over eight years, Obama spent $87M on vacations.In a month, Trump cost $40M between vacations and Trump Tower security. A MONTH and he's nearly half way to Obama's eight year total.remember that a lot of this tax payer money is going right into the tax mooch's pocket.
Those people were a lot louder and more obstreperous...
^^^ It just seems that if Paul Ryan were the intellectual he pretends to be he would realize that his tax plan alone may work out fine but combined with isolationist policies is a recipe for disaster. If I understand Trump's economic agenda, he is attempting to grow the economy using import replacement strategy. Most economic data seem to show that building up export economy gives yo more bang for your buck. Isolationist policies also go completely against mainstream Republic policy and even a good chunk of moderate Democratic fiscal policy. We sure live in interesting times.
Fiscal conservative is a bit of a misnomer. The big numbers mean nothing as self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives have routinely elected administrations under which we have seen dramatic rises in the deficit, causing more debt to be incurred. The rub is where/how the money is spent. The people that like to call themselves fiscal conservatives don't really care that much about the big budget items - SS, Medicare, and Defense spending - which make up something close to 3/4 of the pie. They care about the small ticket items like SNAP because they can't stand the thought of $36 per year of their tax money going to what they would call welfare queens. PTD seems to want to infuse a YUGE amount of spending into the military, already our biggest budget item. He also wants to reduce taxes in a way that is not budget neutral, thus causing the deficit to rise again.
^ I had read this and I was under the impression that presidents have very limited authority over the national guard. Gramarye seems to have a grasp of the legalities of government so perhaps he can chime in on this. Edit:I think I found my answer:If the proposal is implemented, governors in the affected states would have final approval on whether troops under their control participate.
QuoteThose people were a lot louder and more obstreperous...I learned a new work today.
Quote from: down4cle on February 17, 2017, 09:14:43 AMI'm Waiting for the fiscal conservatives to get upset about this tidbit:Over eight years, Obama spent $87M on vacations.In a month, Trump cost $40M between vacations and Trump Tower security. A MONTH and he's nearly half way to Obama's eight year total.remember that a lot of this tax payer money is going right into the tax mooch's pocket.Fiscal conservatives have been justifiably concerned about Trump's policies from the outset. I think you'll find a lot of fiscal conservatives on the side of E Rocc's "nose holders" (recognizing that a Democratic administration would almost certainly be worse overall, since any number in the budget in the millions is more symbolic than substantive--the billions and trillions are where the action is), but not full-throated loyalists. Ever since Trump came out during the primary and said that social security and Medicare don't need to be reformed, he's made it pretty clear that he wasn't pitching for the support of fiscal conservatives. If anything, he's pitching for the support of the budgetary illiterate, a far larger segment of the electorate.Of course, the interesting thing on the tax side is that he actually offered words in support of progressive taxation even during the Republican primary, which is (to put it mildly) odd during the time when Republicans are trying to out-Republican one another. But his written tax plan (which he's probably not even read) is as budget-busting as any of the primary candidates', and the real mover on Republican tax policy is likely to remain Paul Ryan simply because Trump doesn't seem to care enough. If he came out in defense of progressive taxation again, it would be interesting to see where the chips would fall on both sides of the aisle.
^Is a strong dollar good?
^^ service based economies can be export based. If a call center in US is supporting global customers then it is service based. Bringing outside money onto US is export.
Depends on what? Our industrial base is shattered. That factors heavily in favor of a weaker dollar. A strong dollar is good for buying foreign oil but I'm not sure that should be our priority going forward.
this is why we need charter schools Staten Island Father Furious Over Homework Assignment Slamming Trumphttp://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/02/16/trump-homework-assignment/
... and at the fancy Dalton School, where the 1% sends their kids. The crackup continues...Liberal mom clique forces school to cancel skating party at Trump rinkhttp://nypost.com/2017/02/17/prep-school-cancels-party-at-trump-wollman-rink-over-parents-protests/
It could also be finding out where the leaks are coming from.
It could also be an intentional leak of a fake document as a way to discredit the media. It's a Soviet propaganda technique.
since there seems to be more accountability to parents (to say nothing of not being beholden to left-leaning teachers' unions), just as part of their overall philosophy (as far as I know), I think it's less likely to happen.