I think Trump is getting reelected

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May 3 64 Comments

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  • Twitter Oomnj
    He’s getting re-elected because he’s faking the numbers? It’s obvious he’s faking them; with his terrible policies, no way the economy can grow like this
    May 3 22
    • Microsoft basis
      Guys, guys, Obama himself said Trump would have to “wave a magic wand” to do what happened. So which is it?
      May 3
    • Twitter Oomnj
      Obviously trump is a witch 🤷‍♂️
      May 3
    • Microsoft basis
      And who could forget that Obama spent his first 6 years in office blaming Bush for Obama’s own bad economy and slowest recovery in history.
      May 4
    • New QTdN03
      You’re right. Now I understand why Democrats keep getting elected. Someone has convinced people there is an 8 year delay!
      May 4
    • United Wholesale Mortgage / Eng
      zpyM13

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      Your MAGA hat is glowing hot from all the talking point downloads
      May 4
    • Microsoft basis
      ^or maybe it’s glowing because the Trump presidency is smokin hot, baby!
      #maga #fourmoreyears #lockherup
      May 5
    • Synopsys bms535
      So for the current economic expansion which has lasted almost 10 years, most of the credit for the last 2 years was because of Trump?
      May 5
    • New QTdN03
      Yep. And the dismally slow first 8 years of growth (what some have called the slowest post-recession recovery in US history), can be attributed to Obama’s policies.
      May 5
    • Synopsys bms535
      "Yep" how?
      May 5
    • New QTdN03
      I was just agreeing with your statement about the last two years—the two years with explosive economic growth brought on by pro-business economic policies, deregulation, and competitive corporate taxes.
      May 5
  • Uber lol Blind
    Wrong. The 3.9 unemployment number is massively deflated by not counting part time workers and demotivated people.

    What people used to call unemployment is now called underemployment and the government doesn’t even track it. They say it’s about 9% but it’s really probably around 13%
    May 3 19
    • Uber lol Blind
      I have, and it only makes sense if your intention is to reduce employment.
      May 3
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      It’s not. But I’m not going to explain all of Classic economic theory to you right now :)
      May 3
    • Cray ieqV67
      Look up the U6 number. That is the real unemployment. Govt quotes U3 because it looks better .
      May 3
    • Uber lol Blind
      Even U6 doesn’t count people on disability who could work and people who aren’t looking but could, if I remember correctly.

      That’s why I prefer the labor force participation rate.
      May 3
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      Why do you need to count those people in? They don’t work and do not want to work. There’s a reason why economists don’t care about that (unless it’s incredibly high as it happened in certain countries during the 2008 crisis - those are people who just “give up” looking for jobs because they can’t find them, and this usually happens when unemployment is over 15%)
      May 3
    • Uber lol Blind
      Because, in my experience, these “non-working” people end up becoming bad parents, bad neighbors, in some cases violent and devious criminals which makes their neighborhood worse and pulls down their whole community’s productivity.

      Work provides meaning and countless benefits to humans. People who sit at home on opiates watching Netflix and raging on Facebook and Twitter all day have negative externalities on the rest of the economy.
      May 3
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      This non working people includes retiree’s and the disabled.
      May 3
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      @lol-Blind there’s you and your idea, and then there’s a hundred year of economic theories.... so I’ll stick to the latter
      May 4
    • Uber lol Blind
      Our understanding of economics changes every day. But I do appreciate the desire for evidence based decision making.
      May 4
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      No it doesn’t, what the hell are you talking about :)
      May 4
  • Apple ijyA68
    Not only is the economy firing on all cylinders, but the Democrats are about to be embroiled in a massive spying scandal. Maybe the biggest political scandal in the history of the country.
    May 3 0
  • Microsoft hümänkïnd
    Don’t really care anymore. We are moving out of the US.
    May 3 7
  • Microsoft not-a-dev
    Just to be clear, when unemployment is this low (3.6%), it is NOT a good thing
    May 3 5
    • Twitter Oomnj
      This! A good unemployment number is what we had last year of Obama
      May 3
    • New adjkfie
      I did some economics courses and I’m fully onboard with fk trump, but I don’t agree with the unemployment being “too low” this is only a bad thing for companies because wages will rise and they have to accept “less skilled” workers. But this is garbage because every human has value and to say it’s okay for some people who WANT a job to be unemployed simply because it’ll allow companies to keep wages lower is something else. Every person has a right to get money and live decently, not screwing over 5% because it makes life for companies better :)
      May 3
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      I have two degrees in business.

      The problem with too low unemployment is that employees can’t find people to hire. If you read the news you’ll see many small businesses complaining about that. It’s hard to find employees with skills companies need when almost everyone is already employed. This in turn slows down economic growth.

      Also, yes, people do get paid more (see companies like McDonalds paying above minimum wage in certain areas now), but that will raise prices, and so net-net the effect will be zero in the medium term.
      May 3
    • Microsoft basis
      Leave it to you guys to find some way some how to blame Trump for something. :)

      I sense we’d be living in utopia if the only changed variable was the political affiliation of the president. Lol.
      May 4
  • SpaceX / Other
    muskytaint

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    muskytaintmore
    Unfortunately dems spent last couple years blaming the loss on Russia rather than trying to understand why they really lost.

    Trump was caught saying he sexually assults women and still won. His supporters don't care about his conduct at all. Let's quit wasting time and focus on policies that can win (not going full sjw, for example)
    May 3 1
    • Uber GrwTrs
      💯 but unfortunately most democrats aren’t as wise as you. They are gonna keep focusing on the Mueller report, calling trump racist, and trying to get his tax returns instead of proposing some policies that people might give a fuck about
      May 5
  • Intel babubhatt
    I’ll start stocking up on canned goods, then.
    May 3 1
    • Microsoft cnncuckery
      Why? The ones you stocked on after 2016 expired? Certainly you didn't have to use them ...
      May 5
  • Of course Trump is faking the numbers.

    However, everyone, including Obama, fakes the numbers too.

    So, you can still compare apples with apples.

    Low employment is generally very good thing for the economy. More people in jobs = more demand = more sales = more money. It's a virtuous cycle.

    The risk with low employment is it can 'overheat' the economy and drive up inflation as there is more demand.

    However, inflation in the US is pretty low right now at 1.9%.

    You're good in a spot for now.
    May 3 1
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      1.9% inflation is not “pretty low”. central banks target an inflation “just below” 2%, so this is on target.
      May 3

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