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Headed for recession Trump reelected?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Riders, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Riders

    Riders Well-Known Member

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    Did he not raise the minimum wage to 12 bucks an hour? Has that affected us negatively also? Its a huge hike from 7,25 cents an hour!
     
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    No.

    Individual states increased state min wages applicable to that state in question. DC did as well
     
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    Its not 12? Is it still 7.25 then?
     
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    Fed min wage is still 7.25. 29 states have a higher state min wage than the Fed min, 16 are equal to the Fed, 1 is lower than the Fed, 5 have no min wage. Fed min wages can be bypassed by state law.
     
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    Ours in Tx is still 7.25
     
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    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Trump is putting pressure on the Fed Reserve to cut interest rates, in order to prevent recession. If we head into a recesion, it's the Fed's fault, not Trump's.
     
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    Yup. About 2-3 dollars lower than the average by states only. The average is about 9.50 or 10 it seems doing quick math.
     
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    If you read the article paranoia of a recession could also cause it. Ergo nothing to do with Trump but individuals acting of their own accord. The OP is a hit pieces based on headlines not reading the article linked.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Ask the Cherry farmers and see if they agree.
     
  10. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    A Democratic breakthrough that so far I think I'd like to see is Elizabeth Warren. She is sensible, she's a policy wonk, she knows her stuff.

    Forget Bernie, way too far left for the United States (he'd be a better fit in Canada, though I doubt I'd vote for him). Kamala Harris is interesting and sharp, but I don't know enough yet. Biden's past it, though probably a reasonably decent man, and somewhat less frightening (for the "I hate change" types) than the rest of them.

    Honestly, I think warren could do it...
     
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    I don't kn ow if she has the necessary mass appeal, and until the Dems start addressing the concerns of the average voter, instead of fringe and niche issues, I don't hold much hope. But yeah, let's stay optimistic, I guess.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    It's kind of ironic when Democrats socialists blame Trump for a recession when Clinton is the one who instigated it all with NAFTA pretty much bringing the death knell on a lot of Industry here who didn't hesitate to pack up and go overseas leaving Millions jobless and without the kind of future that will give you an incredibly good wage to raise a family and Collective good pension in their old age.

    Pretty much doesn't exist now anymore. I hope Trump holds out until we do at least get a fair deal and I'm sure it's not us that's going to crack which is what I think Trump is betting on . Thank God he was elected and I'm glad I helped with my own vote.
     
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    Obama doubled the deficit in 8 years, Trump is adding to it. The piper will have to be paid, one way or another.
     
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    But they have addressed the concerns of the average voter, everyone, gets everything, for free.

    Everyone includes anyone from any foreign nation .
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    Cool strawman! No, wait, I meant it was lame and stupid. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hmmm, coming from one who apparently takes refuge in lame and stupid, I will take your comment under advisement.
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I agree with this addition: Trump significantly raised the deficit with his tax cut.
     
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    NATFA destroyed the lumber industry in BC. It has never recovered to pre-NAFTA levels.
     
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    Congresses passed a budget with no major spending cuts. Congress passed the tax cuts. Trump does not have the power to do either.
     
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    Trump signed and approved. The elitists got theirs for a short while, now the middle class gets to take a beating.
    Again, on another republican watch. Back to back winning!

    Trump will still lose in 2020. Economy won't matter. The American people have witnessed first-hand this nightmare.
     
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