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    Donald Trump Approval Rating Plummets Further, Just 39 Percent Approve

    No surprise given his claim Obama wire taped him, TrumpCare going into the tank, and now a federal court harpooned his 2nd attempt an a travel ban.

    Another few more months of this and he'll be close to the tipping point of 32% or so when the GOP House member start jumping the good ship SS Re-Election to save their hides. With a Paul Ryan Tax Cut For The Paris Hilton Crowd on the horizon, bright future prospect could be fading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Donald Trump Approval Rating Plummets Further, Just 39 Percent Approve

    No surprise given his claim Obama wire taped him, TrumpCare going into the tank, and now a federal court harpooned his 2nd attempt an a travel ban.

    Another few more months of this and he'll be close to the tipping point of 32% or so when the GOP House member start jumping the good ship SS Re-Election to save their hides. With a Paul Ryan Tax Cut For The Paris Hilton Crowd on the horizon, bright future prospect could be fading.
    Reagan had a similar dip in his first year, came back in '84, and won every state except one, the opposition candidate's home. Don't get too optimistic, trout. This is Amerika!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    Reagan had a similar dip in his first year, came back in '84, and won every state except one, the opposition candidate's home. Don't get too optimistic, trout. This is Amerika!
    Optimistic?

    I'm ecstatic given the failed Presidency of this under-qualified person and his band of dysfunctional GOP leaders in Congress. Besides Reagan came into office with a "no where but up" economy and rebounded quickly.

    Donald ain't so lucky. Already the Misery Index needle is moving towards pain, not pleasure.
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    Reagan had the support of both houses. Trump is losing both at a fast rate of knots. Unless the economy takes off in a HUUGE way his numbers are unlikely to recover much. Trumpcare if passed as it is now will alienate so many of the GOP base who rely on medicare that if the DNC are smart they could take back the house, long shot though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Optimistic?

    I'm ecstatic given the failed Presidency of this under-qualified person and his band of dysfunctional GOP leaders in Congress. Besides Reagan came into office with a "no where but up" economy and rebounded quickly.

    Donald ain't so lucky. Already the Misery Index needle is moving towards pain, not pleasure.
    But wait. Wall St. trading breaking records; 235,000 new jobs last month, or was that in January. Misery index up? For what? Anxiety of a Russian invasion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    But wait. Wall St. trading breaking records; 235,000 new jobs last month, or was that in January. Misery index up? For what? Anxiety of a Russian invasion?

    Let's see here:

    -TrumpDon'tCare is going to torpedo Medicare and Medicaid if passed...and cost Trump's own supporters their health insurance
    -80% of the country still doesn't earn enough to even keep savings accounts in them
    -Wages continue to be stagnant as they have for 30+ years
    -Trump is building a wall no one thinks will do any good
    -Trump is appointing corrupt idiots to positions of power
    -Infrastructure is crumbling
    -Cuts the TPP which costs farmers in Nebraska alone about $300,000,000 in crop revenues
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    -He bans refugees from countires that haven't sent us terrorists
    -He guts consumer protections
    -Wants to cut IRS revenues by lowering his own taxes (AKA calling for the Alternative Minimum Tax to go away)

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    What exactly is there to approve of or be rosy about....unless you're not paying any attention whatsoever?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    Reagan had the support of both houses. Trump is losing both at a fast rate of knots. Unless the economy takes off in a HUUGE way his numbers are unlikely to recover much. Trumpcare if passed as it is now will alienate so many of the GOP base who rely on medicare that if the DNC are smart they could take back the house, long shot though.
    Reagan worried lots of liberals when taking office. His first two years were marked by a recession. He got along with Tip O'Neil and they got things done, though.

    So far, Trump ain't doing too well, is he? Ryan seems to be the one in the hot seat promoting the ACA lite bill. That's congress' problem, not Trump's. It should hang some congressmen in the midterms, but again, Trump could skate unless the economy tanks, which it could if he continues his hatchet work on government agencies. He wants to spend a trillion on infrastructure improvements. That will help the economy short term as well as long term. So it's too early to make accurate predictions. Too much conflicting evidence.

    Opinion polls change in a heart beat. They're a lousy way of tracking a POTUS accomplishments without the benefit of hindsight.

    The witch hunt in search of the Russia collusion continues to keep the media on edge 24/7. So far, however, no smoking gun: no exchange of cash, no evidence the hacks materially affected the election results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    But wait. Wall St. trading breaking records; 235,000 new jobs last month, or was that in January. Misery index up? For what? Anxiety of a Russian invasion?
    February is typically when we've seen 200,000+ job growth over the past 8 years. Not to mention, that number is down from 249,000 in 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    But wait. Wall St. trading breaking records; 235,000 new jobs last month, or was that in January. Misery index up? For what? Anxiety of a Russian invasion?
    wall street isn't a measure of anything....and he had nothing to do with job creation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    Reagan had the support of both houses. Trump is losing both at a fast rate of knots. Unless the economy takes off in a HUUGE way his numbers are unlikely to recover much. Trumpcare if passed as it is now will alienate so many of the GOP base who rely on medicare that if the DNC are smart they could take back the house, long shot though.
    hardly a long shot...that pendulum is always swinging. Dems will be back in control of at least the senate soon enough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post

    So far, Trump ain't doing too well, is he? Ryan seems to be the one in the hot seat promoting the ACA lite bill. That's congress' problem, not Trump's. It should hang some congressmen in the midterms, but again, Trump could skate unless the economy tanks, which it could if he continues his hatchet work on government agencies. He wants to spend a trillion on infrastructure improvements. That will help the economy short term as well as long term. So it's too early to make accurate predictions. Too much conflicting evidence.
    Trump has said a lot of sh!t, most of it red meat but his "It'll be better, cover more people and be cheaper" pledge will be the biggest lie to brush aside, that is what his supporters were hanging on. The jobs he promised also will fall short as he can't rewind technology. Going to be a lot of disappointed over 50 somethings voting against him or just staying out of the election process in the next 4 years. Might be time for the GOP to dredge up another vagina or penis issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahueh View Post
    hardly a long shot...that pendulum is always swinging. Dems will be back in control of at least the senate soon enough...
    "never ever bet on the intelligence of the American voter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    Trump has said a lot of sh!t, most of it red meat but his "It'll be better, cover more people and be cheaper" pledge will be the biggest lie to brush aside, that is what his supporters were hanging on. The jobs he promised also will fall short as he can't rewind technology. Going to be a lot of disappointed over 50 somethings voting against him or just staying out of the election process in the next 4 years. Might be time for the GOP to dredge up another vagina or penis issue.
    So far, we're going on speculation. Trump swears ACAlite[tm] will be cheaper and nobody will be denied coverage. The details, just have to, ahem, be worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahueh View Post
    wall street isn't a measure of anything....and he had nothing to do with job creation.
    Nonetheless, Wall St. is thrilled. The money will flow! Yellen thinks the money is so fluid now, she's going to raise the prime rate! Grease the skids, guys! Invest now!

    When the veil is removed, comes out the US isn't really in bad shape manufacturing wise. We make lots of sh!t. Plenty of jobs going begging. Older workers aren't hip to the computerization of everything. Millennials could learn it easily. The jobs are going to better educated immigrants from India, China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    "never ever bet on the intelligence of the American voter"
    Congress flipped several times, last in '08. The Bushies screwed up; Obama was the shining promise to get things right. It took longer than wished and he lost the House majority.

    It will be disappointing if the House doesn't flip again.

    Yes, "the intelligence of the American voter" re-elected Bush in '04. Bad sign, huh?

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    Trump and Bannon working feverishly on a pretext for a war to wag the dog. trust me, they will start a false premise war within 2-3 years expressly to win the election in 4 years. worked for every Prez who tried it, including GWB in 04.

    The markets being on a non stop bull market tear for 9 years straight (longest in history) ensure that the next election will fall likely after the next recession hits, cause a recession IS inevitable. That won't be so easily swept under the rug ... so might need a bigger uglier war to drum up enough false fear in the electorate. Maybe with Iran, which would delight Bibi and the red state GOP. The man needs votes, so some young people gotta die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    Reagan had a similar dip in his first year, came back in '84, and won every state except one, the opposition candidate's home. Don't get too optimistic, trout. This is Amerika!
    First things first. I wouldn't make the assumption his ability to stay in office is going to be decided by an election in 4 years. The case for impeachment gets stronger every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    -Trump is building a wall no one thinks will do any good!
    AND.... he just released his budget proposal. Who's paying for the wall? USA USA USA USA!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/u...dget.html?_r=0
    $2 billion down payment on Mr. Trump’s signature border wall, is one of the single largest investments in the president’s budget plan.

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    If his proposed budget passes, we will be overtaken by several other countries in some key agricultural exports.

    He's proposed cutting funding for the Department of Agriculture by 21%. A lot of research funding for "liberal" university graduate students like myself comes from the DofA.

    We're just the people that have been responsible for the majority of agricultural technology advancements for the last 40 years. Please feel free to ignore the advice from the research we perform, and stop using the technology we invent. Good luck, farmers. You're going to need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    February is typically when we've seen 200,000+ job growth over the past 8 years. Not to mention, that number is down from 249,000 in 2016.
    Trump ran his successful 2016 campaign on the promise to create 25,000,000 new jobs, or 520,000 jobs per month during one term in offer, or 260,000 for two terms.

    He is already falling behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    Nonetheless, Wall St. is thrilled. The money will flow! Yellen thinks the money is so fluid now, she's going to raise the prime rate! Grease the skids, guys! Invest now!

    When the veil is removed, comes out the US isn't really in bad shape manufacturing wise. We make lots of sh!t. Plenty of jobs going begging. Older workers aren't hip to the computerization of everything. Millennials could learn it easily. The jobs are going to better educated immigrants from India, China.
    our GDP is easily researched. Anyone believing the country is is terrible shape is a gullible fool. There was always going to be a bit of a lost "generation" with a recession as bad as 2008. Thankfully we only lost 5 or 6 years. Many Americans want jobs to be simple and to require little education...but that's not the world anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    So far, we're going on speculation. Trump swears ACAlite[tm] will be cheaper and nobody will be denied coverage. The details, just have to, ahem, be worked out.
    Trump blindly supports and parrots for a bill....he hasn't even read.

    Quote Originally Posted by le duke View Post
    If his proposed budget passes, we will be overtaken by several other countries in some key agricultural exports.
    Quote Originally Posted by le duke View Post

    He's proposed cutting funding for the Department of Agriculture by 21%. A lot of research funding for "liberal" university graduate students like myself comes from the DofA.

    We're just the people that have been responsible for the majority of agricultural technology advancements for the last 40 years. Please feel free to ignore the advice from the research we perform, and stop using the technology we invent. Good luck, farmers. You're going to need it.

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    Those farmers and their big-ag land-grant schools.....again ironically...tend to all live in red-as-red-can-be TrumpLandia
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    Did you notice Don The Con action yesterday and today to shift the news cycle away from the failing Trumpcare discussion onto a new topic --- his Make America Great Again budget?

    Tig (above) nailed it --- suckers.
    I am 100% convinced the internet and social media are not the salvation to human civility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker View Post
    Trump and Bannon working feverishly on a pretext for a war to wag the dog. trust me, they will start a false premise war within 2-3 years expressly to win the election in 4 years. worked for every Prez who tried it, including GWB in 04.

    The markets being on a non stop bull market tear for 9 years straight (longest in history) ensure that the next election will fall likely after the next recession hits, cause a recession IS inevitable. That won't be so easily swept under the rug ... so might need a bigger uglier war to drum up enough false fear in the electorate. Maybe with Iran, which would delight Bibi and the red state GOP. The man needs votes, so some young people gotta die.
    Iran is aligned with Russia, so war with Iran is war with Russia. Taiwan's PM is bragging about all the short range missiles its got aimed at Beijing. Trump may want to flex his muscles over N. Korea. Of course that would ensure a much coveted retaliatory attack on SK by fat boy.

    We can speculate all we want. Fact is, the Chinese are our major creditors. Why would they want to destroy their investments? Trump wants "detente" with Russia. Why would he want to start a war? It ain't gonna happen. Players are just testing the waters. They do that with every POTUS. The US is the bully on the block everyone has to look out for.

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