Tuesday, August 09, 2016


Trump will sell America out to the proven failure of Trickle-down Economics. Reagan tried it. It failed, and led to a massive increase in the wealth gap between rich and poor.

The top rate of personal income tax in the USA is currently 39.6%, and varies on your status, but for a single person is 39.6% on anything greater than or equal to $415051. Trump will lower that to 33%, but did not state any income levels. Assuming that the single person level remains at $415051, under Trump that person would save $27363 per year.

Now, do you think that person would go abroad for a nice holiday with that? Spend that money outside of the USA? Maybe even buy another villa in Mexico, or Hawaii?

Trump's economic team are generally bankers, and only one has some kind of industrial experience, and that was in steel.

But on the speech itself, here is where Trump owes America a massive, massive apology:
...Nothing would make our foreign adversaries happier than for our country to tax and regulate our companies and our jobs out of existence. The one common feature of every Hillary Clinton idea is that it punishes you for working and doing business in the United States. Every policy she has tilts the playing field towards other countries at our expense.

...The United States also has the highest business tax rate among the major industrialized nations of the world, at 35 percent. It’s almost 40 percent when you add in taxes at the state level. In other words, we punish companies for making products in America – but let them ship products into the U.S. tax-free if they move overseas. This is backwards. All of our policies should be geared towards keeping jobs and wealth inside the United States.

Under my plan, no American company will pay more than 15% of their business income in taxes.

...Hillary Clinton has supported the trade deals stripping this city, and this country, of its jobs and wealth. She supported Bill Clinton’s NAFTA, she supported China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization, she supported the job-killing trade deal with South Korea, and she supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

...At the center of my plan is trade enforcement with China. This alone could return millions of jobs into our economy.

China is responsible for nearly half of our entire trade deficit. They break the rules in every way imaginable. China engages in illegal export subsidies, prohibited currency manipulation, and rampant theft of intellectual property. They also have no real environmental or labor protections, further undercutting American workers.

Well, there you have it, folks!

Straight from the Joker's mouth.

He and in particular his daughter have supply chains that use cheap foreign sweatshop labour, generally in China. Yet there is The Joker stating that China has no real "labor protections, further undercutting American workers."!!!


And on emplying Americans:
It will be American hands that rebuild this country, and it will be American energy - mined from American sources - that powers this country. It will be American workers who are hired to do the job.

Does The Joker mean like at his Mar-a-Lago complex that overwhelmingly employs foreign labour for its seasonal jobs?

And how will he define 'American', and force companies to hire Americans rather than immigrants?

And on Clinton warmongering:
We’ve seen this bad judgment overseas, in Libya, Iraq, and Syria.

But The Joker supported the wars on Iraq and Libya before and as they started, and he wants to do the same as Clinton does in Syria, which is remove Assad. So WTF is he on about there?

And we can thank his old pal Dodgy Roger Stone for this:
Home ownership is at its lowest rate in 51 years.

For it was Stone who scuttled Eliot Spitzer's investigation into corrupt Wall Street practices, which led to the financial crisis of 2007/8, which led to many, many people losing their homes and jobs, and the American people bailing out the banks!!

So Trump owes the American people a massive, massive apology for using cheap foreign sweatshop labour for well over a decade. But in particular for his daughter Ivanka, whose business empire is built overwhelmingly on the broken backs of cheap Chinese sweatshop labour. The two of them should now provide details of their current supply chains, and plans to bring those jobs back to America.

And Stone owes us all a massive, massive apology for scuttling Spitzer's investigation into Wall Street, because Spitzer could have exposed Wall Street before the crash and saved us all from global austerity.

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