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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:48 AM

Fred's noticed an uptick in Lefty trying to tell us the economy is "ackshually terrible".

Is that the new strategy, Lefty?

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Reply Fred's noticed an uptick in Lefty trying to tell us the economy is "ackshually terrible". (Original post)
Fred Sanford Feb 13 OP
GoldwatersSoul Feb 13 #1
Fred Sanford Feb 13 #3
GoldwatersSoul Feb 13 #6
Charlie Mike Feb 13 #7
GoldwatersSoul Feb 13 #8
Charlie Mike Feb 13 #9
GoldwatersSoul Feb 13 #11
FreeWheelBurning Feb 13 #2
Steelydamned Feb 13 #4
Fred Sanford Feb 13 #5
foia Feb 13 #10
Fred Sanford Feb 13 #12

Response to Fred Sanford (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:52 AM

1. There ARE problems...

But there are ALWAYS problems.

Most people dont understand economics and...dont care...

As long as the paychecks keep coming.

4 more years??

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:08 PM

3. Fred knows a guy...Finance Prof at a major university in the Northeast.

He's no flaming liberal, yet has been immersed in academia for so long that it has clouded his ability to think rationally, and actually accept that not everything follows the script laid down by these academic types, most of whom have been removed from business and financial reality for so long.

He was at the forefront of the "Trump will ruin this economy" mindset that started squawking the moment Trump won the GOP nomination.

And ever since, he has bellowed that no matter what economic indicator you look at, it shows that doom and gloom are close at hand. Not just a downturn or recession, mind you, but an economic collapse that will devastate our country.

He especially ramped it up during the lead up to our policy of tariffs being implemented.

And instead of being interested as an academic, as to examining why the sky hasn't fallen, and why so many economic indicators are at historically good levels, he has chose to bitterly double down on how bad things really are, and how bad things are really going to get, and if you only understood what he does, you'd see things clearly.

Trump has broken the academic "elite" to the point where many of them no longer care about the realities of any economic or financial issue, he just wants that fucking Trump to be WRONG.

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Response to Fred Sanford (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:26 PM

6. Yeah...

I am an econ professor in the midwest.

What I know is...all indicators have a precedent in disaster.

Perfect example..good stocks have high trading volume.

During the three days that destroyed the markets in 1929....record levels of trading volume.

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:32 PM

7. Lies, damned lies, statistics, and academia

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:34 PM

8. Easy....

We all gotta work.

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:40 PM

9. I assume the porn industry was not accessible to you.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:10 PM

11. Well..

I did get my MA in LA...I guess it WAS accessible...

Not my scene. Trading cash for sex with women who are in desperate situations isnt palatable for me. It is consensual...but just barely.

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Response to Fred Sanford (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:00 PM

2. They need a new issue

The primary line of attack is Trump's character. After the impeachment yielded now results, they realized they need a second line of attack. Trump's biggest asset right now is the economy. The Dems need to convince voters that the economy is not really doing well in order to give themselves a shot at the White House.

That is going to be a tough case to make. People are working and wages are rising. Why would someone who found work since Trump came to office reward Trump with a vote for a Dem?

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Response to Fred Sanford (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:14 PM

4. This is the new strategy from on high

According to a Politico article....

....they plan to pivot to the economy and how it's not as good as is being made out.


With impeachment in rear view, Pelosi looks to next attack on Trump
The speaker is eager to hammer home the message that the economy isn’t actually as strong as Trump claims.

https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/02/11/house-democrats-post-impeachment-pivot-114159?__twitter_impression=true

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:18 PM

5. Of course it's Pelosi giving voice to that.

Natch.

She's so fucking stupid.

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Response to Fred Sanford (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:48 PM

10. People like Bernie, AOC et al

Also exert lots of energy trying to convince people that the economy is "unfair"

And, of course, that only an economically tyrannical government (socialist) can "fix" it.

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Response to foia (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:47 PM

12. Exactly.*

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