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Is it appropriate for the President of the United States to issue orders to private companies?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by fantome profane, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Hihg Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Asian carp bow fishing is the closest thing I've ever done to buying any Asian product. ....:D

     
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    Well he did have a past history as a Democrat.
     
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    He might decide to run as one in 2020, eh.
     
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    Yes that's true, they are indeed capitalist. And yes even I admit that's predictable. Capitalist only goals are profit.

    Yet at the same time , the very people that allowed them to go over did nothing whatsoever themselves, happily flipping on the green light salivating at the prospect of a globalized homogenized economy because they themselves are not Patriots as much as those companies are. Seems like all the eggs are conveniently in one basket on this one. Like some diabolical Rube Goldberg machine.
     
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    You know? I've seen stranger things happen.

    Makes me wonder if some point in the future I'll be cheering for Hillary Clinton as a Republican. *Yikes*
     
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    Like the 2016 election?
    She could easily pass for one.
     
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    She was the closest thing to a Reaganite running in 2016. She was the true conservative of the top 4 choices.
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    Sanders was the socialist enema
    Cruz was the christianist enema
    Trump was the satanist enema

    Kasich was another conservative. But Clinton was the main conservative.
     
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    Well, it makes him look silly. He can't dictate what companies do and not do, unless it is through regulation and laws. He can't issue edicts like a king or dictator and have them enforced. I'm not a Trump fan, but I suspect he was not using the word "order" in that sense, Trump has historically had trouble with proper use of the English language.
     
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    Trump doesn't know anything about the economy.
     
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    He's had way more financial success than failures.
     
  16. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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    Source?
     
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    Actually, no … the reverse is true. He's just bamboozled the mob.
     
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    You could ask for a source for post #34 too.
    Both claims have complexities which I've yet to see addressed on RF.
    Consider the likelihood that bankruptcies attributed to Trump personally
    are actually just projects he initiated, but are LLC or corporate partnerships.
    Such ventures could go bankrupt without causing him any personally
    significant financial loss.
    A better measure of financial success would be to consider his change in
    net worth over the years. Has anyone done this? Until then, we don't know.
     
  20. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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    People have certainly tried. We do know that in the 80’s when Trump became famous for his financial success he was actually deeply in debt and losing money at a staggering rate.

    Currently Trump is doing everything in his power to prevent exposure of his personal and business financial records. If this matters to you, you will be glad that he is likely to lose that fight.



    Btw, I highly recommend reading the book “Trumped” by Jack O’Donnell.

    https://www.amazon.com/Trumped-Insi...d=1566651737&s=gateway&sprefix=Trumped&sr=8-1

    It is written by a top executive of one of Tump’s bankrupted casinos. This is someone who worked closely with Trump and knows how he does business. It is a fascinating and informative read.
     
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