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2020 Democrats’ Economic
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 1/16/2020 4:56:08 AM

The shrinking field of candidates to take on Donald Trump in November paints a picture of the economy that doesn’t match reality. Actually, contends every 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, the economy is in really bad shape. It is only working for the wealthiest among us, while leaving behind the poor, the working class, and the shrinking middle class. Now, I suppose one could forgive the socialist contingent of the party for offering knee-jerk class-based bromides — their entire worldview, after all, is centered on class struggle — but even alleged moderates such as Joe Biden are falling back on economic arguments that are wholly disconnected from anything resembling reality.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 1/16/2020 5:32:41 AM (No. 289761)
Steyer's ads are stupid. Trump went bankrupt once, and that is why we need Tom to fix the economy. The economy never looked better. Hopefully we will be cutting the debt soon.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 1/16/2020 6:54:06 AM (No. 289799)
While the facts of the article are true, the following is the mountain the dems need to scale; a near impossibility. The public KNOWS: - that the economy is doing well - that unemployment is VERY low, especially for minorities and women - that they, personally, have seen solid wage growth - that their taxes are lower - if they have 401Ks or pension funds, they have seen good growth - that they feel more secure in their economic future - that their friends mostly feel this way as well - that BO did NOT do this, Trump did How do I know that the public KNOWS? Per the article, " 76 percent believed that the economy was very or somewhat good ... historic highs in economic-confidence indicators". Further, while voters may not rate economic issues as a major concern NOW, they DO remember that they were and it was when BO was president. Do they want to go back to questionable economic times? Do they want to go back to the lie of the "new normal" being economic stagnation? When you leave a car mechanic because he couldn't fix your car, do you think, after finding a new mechanic and getting your car fixed, that you might as well go back to the guy who couldn't get the job done in the first place? The dems have already LOST this battle and arguing against what the public KNOWS makes dems sound absurd and desperate.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40 1/16/2020 7:19:11 AM (No. 289813)
The most potent economic effect is this. Working Americans don't dread Friday afternoons when they or their coworkers would be summoned to the HR or the boss's office. This is contagious and is spreading steadily across the land. Neither the 'Rats or the Fake News can deny this
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 1/16/2020 8:14:34 AM (No. 289865)
The dems are desperate enough to attempt to actually wreck the economy through vicious rumors and insane laws. We must stay the course and point out every potential disaster before it actually happens. Power, to them, is worth any cost.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 1/16/2020 8:40:17 AM (No. 289901)
"As far as I can tell, both Sanders and Warren are interested in effectively nationalizing large chunks of the health-care and energy sectors. " How well has that worked in Venezuela??
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/16/2020 8:42:16 AM (No. 289904)
In re #2, excellent points, but the dims haven't implemented their scorched earth strategy yet for re-gaining power. With the help of foreign powers, they will covertly crash our stock markets and economic system in 2020 for the simple joy of damaging the President. Soros will do the dirty work. They will collude with central banks to bring our financial system to its knees. This will be done in part by exposing the Deutsche Bank bankruptcy which the European central banks are choosing to keep quiet and out of sight for now. Just another bank failure? No, not by a long shot. It will trigger a financial tsunami across the globe. BD carries bad debt liabilities well into the trillions.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/16/2020 11:18:01 AM (No. 290137)
The thing that sets President Trump apart from anyone in the Democrat field is this: Donald Trump has absolutely learned from his previous mistakes. If you just tell the truth, you don't need a good memory.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: beancounter 1/16/2020 1:30:20 PM (No. 290272)
During the Reagan years, an Econ professor said when the economy is good the voters get more generous about social programs. The Dems should be switching to that argument.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 1/16/2020 2:50:53 PM (No. 290335)
In 2006-2008 the Democrats didn't waste all their time on Impeachment, instead they did all they could to bring down the economy. This time they are saying Don’t Blind Yourself with the ‘Truth’, may not work out as good for them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Krause 1/16/2020 4:46:25 PM (No. 290426)
Would like to hear theo answer of the candidates......'If you become president, what direction will the stock market go?'
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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice 1/16/2020 7:16:19 PM (No. 290504)
If a DemonRat takes office, the economy will tank!! Trump 2020!
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