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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Trump’s Meddling Sows Economic Trouble

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

One crucial test of leadership is knowing when to leave well enough alone. Fixing things that are going badly can be hard. What is easy is not screwing up things that are doing fine without your help.

These are among the many presidential lessons that Donald Trump didn’t learn before taking office and has ignored ever since. The virtues of silence and restraint are lost on him.

Barack Obama arrived in the depths of the Great Recession and was forced to confront a raft of crises, from rising unemployment to the instability of the financial system to the collapse of the auto industry.…

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Report: Trump Expects Successors To Clean Up Deficit Mess

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Once again, Trump exposed the entire Republican Party’s hypocrisy about deficit spending by saying the quiet part out loud.

Trump signed the deficit-financed Republican tax scam into law, ensuring future generations will be forced to pay for tax breaks gifted to Wall Street billionaires.

Trump isn’t concerned at all about the massive debt he’s leaving in his wake, according to a recent report.

The Daily Beast reports Trump “has repeatedly shrugged [worries about debt] off” because “he won’t be around to shoulder the blame when it becomes even more untenable.”

According to sources cited in the report, Trump blithely stated, “Yeah, but I won’t be here,” when warned about the pending crisis, as if that were an appropriate response.…

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FBI Raids Chicago Office Of Former Trump Tax Lawyer

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Federal agents on Thursday raided the office of an attorney who in the past has handled the Trump Organization’s taxes.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that “federal agents showed up unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over the windows Thursday morning.”

Although it is unclear whether the raid was related to President Donald Trump, the raid on Burke’s office is sure to raise eyebrows given that it came on the same day that Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow.…

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