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Monday, November 19, 2018

Trump’s Pentagon Socialism Will Ruin Us

Reprinted with permission from Tomdispatch.


Given his erratic behavior, from daily Twitter eruptions to upping his tally of lies by the hour, it’s hard to think of Donald Trump as a man with a plan. But in at least one area — reshaping the economy to serve the needs of the military-industrial complex — he’s (gasp!) a socialist in the making.

His plan is now visibly taking shape — one we can see and assess thanks to a Pentagon-led study with a distinctly tongue-twisting title: “Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States.” The analysis is the brainchild of Trump’s adviser for trade and manufacturing policy, Peter Navarro, who happens to also be the key architect of the president’s trade wars.…

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Sucking Up Again, Lindsey Graham Invents Trump Job Data

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday posted a lie-filled tweet about job numbers under Barack Obama and Donald Trump—and was immediately schooled.

“If @BarackObama’s jobs numbers were anywhere close to what we’re talking about with President @realDonaldTrump……the media would stop the Earth from rotating to make sure everybody heard about it!” Graham, a former Trump opponent who now appears in lock step with the president.

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The Truth About The Trump Economy

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


Donald Trump and his legions are not tightly tethered to factual reality, but they are willing to grab onto it when it suits them. One of those occasions is when the official unemployment rate — which as a candidate he denounced as “the biggest joke there is in this country” — comes down, as it did in October, reaching 3.7 percent.

For voters on the fence, who may not like his many coarse and racist views, the state of the economy may be enough to persuade them to vote Republican on Tuesday. Even critics have to admit that whatever else he has done wrong, Trump has managed not to turn the boom to bust.…

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