Re: God bless America ¶
By: XTOL on Mercoledì 18 Settembre 2019 09:31
By: gianlini on Domenica 15 Settembre 2019 12:05
visto che Pana non lo volete, GZ posso riportarlo?
By: gianlini on Sabato 14 Settembre 2019 13:22
Bisogna ammettere che Xtol questa volta ci ha offerto un bel pezzo:
But Donald Trump is the most reckless, irresponsible president we’ve had since Lyndon Johnson, in terms of fiscal policy.
This guns-and-butter deal for two years that he just signed with the Democrats and the Congress was an abomination. It added $1.7 trillion more to the debt over the next 10 years. It eliminated entirely these spending or sequester caps that we’ve had since 2011.
But the more important point is that all deficits are not created equal. Deficits of a large magnitude at the top of the longest business expansion in history are an absolute abomination.
Trump has created a monster defense budget for no reason except that he’s stupid and has been totally bamboozled by the military and the defense contractors. After all, we’ve got defense contractors running the Department of Defense. First, it was Boeing, now you have another guy in there who spent his whole life in the defense contract business.
Let’s just consider what Trump has already done at the worst time in the cycle. In the four budgets that he’s now signed up for, including this last deal, he’s increased spending by $140 billion per year.
How does that compare to Bill Clinton?
In 2019-dollars purchasing-power terms, Clinton’s budgets went up $40 billion a year.
Obama—the big spender, the terrible Democrat Socialist that Trump is always ranting about—his nine budgets went up $75 billion per year. And that’s including the huge deficit spending breakout of 2009 during the recession.
So, at the very worst time in the business cycle, Trump is massively increasing the structural deficit.
By: XTOL on Sabato 14 Settembre 2019 09:54
un paio di giudizi significativi di stockman, ex director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, a proposito della fed e delle banche centrali:
We have to recognize that the 30-year experiment in what I call “Keynesian Central Banking”—which is almost like central planning—is over.
Remember the Time magazine cover from the late ’90s, “The Committee to Save the World”? It had Robert Rubin, Alan Greenspan, and Larry Summers on the cover. They’re now going to be the ogres who destroyed the world.
The Fed is the number one, the number two, and the number three enemy of prosperity, capitalism, free markets, individual liberty, and the wealth of people in the world today.
Central banks have to be totally discredited and taken down.
By: XTOL on Sabato 14 Settembre 2019 09:16
la risposta di armstrong:
I have said this many times, when it comes to understanding interest rates Trump is speaking the standard mantra that people apply when it comes to interest rates. Trump is a borrower, not a lender. His bankruptcies were the result of the business cycle and he leverages himself to the hilt so when the recession comes, he gets in trouble and when it is booming he claims to be a fantastic investor. But he is no trader. He could have hedged the business cycle but did not.
This latest rant that interest rates should be lower illustrates he is a borrower and not a lender. Therefore, he views that lowering interest rates will be bullish when in fact lower interest rates wipe out the savers.
By: pana on Venerdì 13 Settembre 2019 07:13
i leghisti salvinisti son tutti contenti per er capitano vuole rimettere il servizio militare, cosi i figli crescono meglio
con la schiena dritta, col rispetto per l ordine...etctera e blabla bla
si si ...
Jack, violentato sulla scrivania, Paul sotto la doccia e Billy Joe nella sua stanza. Sono alcune delle testimonianze di militari violentati dai superiori o dai compagni
Paul di anni ne aveva 30 e faceva parte della Guardia nazionale, quando una recluta lo stuprò sotto la doccia. Bill, invece, subì violenza a 17 anni, dopo una festa con altri soldati.
Sono solamente alcune delle testimonianze di violenza sessuale tra militari, raccolte dal New York Times, per portare alla luce questo terribile fenomeno, ancora poco compreso negli ambienti militari. Negli ultimi anni, i vertici hanno cercato di intervenire sugli abusi ai danni di vittime femminili, ma il fenome più diffuso è quello che coinvolge i soldati maschi. Come riporta Agi, secondo il Pentagono, in media ogni anno 10mila soldati subiscono violenza e le vittime sono per lo più giovani e di basso grado. Nonostante le donne abbiano più probabilità di subire violenza, la maggior parte delle vittime sono uomini.