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Reports are that Trump pushed for Comey and Hillary prosecution. Trump doesn't know it but he's fortunate that didn't happen. He wouldn't have gotten a conviction, even in a Republican led process and second, it would be holds barred with regards to retaliation. 

I 100% guarantee you very, very few Republicans in either house of Congress wants to see a Comey and Hillary trial. 

As for Alex Jones. The question begs, is he a 'legitimate' journalist? Maybe some may think so. 

As for this caravan which we don't hear much of since the midterm elections, its a non starter. So what if there are a few thousand. How can they come into the country? Really? This whole get the military down there is just playing to the base. What are they going to do? Storm the gates? Really people. And of course the Mexicans don't want to see them. They have seen their country being used as the transfer point for tens of thousands of Central Americans and they treat migration with an iron fist at times. Officially and unofficially. 

The stock market took anohter hit. The S&P was about 2750 or so at the beggining of the year. Now its about 100 points off give or take. This may end up being the first year since 2008 that everyone's 401k will have a loss. What will that do to consumer confidence in the economy. We are in a bear market and there is a recession that isn't spoken about. The country was in a recession in 2007 but the talking heads didn't say so. It wasn't till the crash that people were talking recession. The top stocks have all lost at least 20% which is a bear market in terms of economic standards. 

Trump was 100% correct during the campaign when he said the jobs numbers were cooked and the actual unemployment rate was about 15 or 20 percent. Also, a huge chunk of the working public are under employed. A large part of the great jobs before 2008 never returned. People are taking jobs that are below their skill set or education. Those entry level coporate jobs have disappeared for the most part. 20 something college grads are working for Fed Ex, Whole Foods, Car insurance adjusters, etc, anything to bring in a paycheck and they are not happy becuase they have tens of thousands of dollars in college loans they can't pay off and between that and rent, and a car, they are paycheck to paycheck. We have also seen a large number of them move back to their parents home just to save on not having to pay rent. 

One of the dumbest things Trump did was take ownership of the economy. When the market crashes it could have been Obama's crash but Trump took credit for the continuation of unemployment rates that were heading down anyway for several years. He took credit for a stock market that he knew was propped up artificially. So, when the economy crashes it will be Trump's recession. 

When the Trump voters pockets gets hit hard, they will abandon him in numbers. I think eventually the country will go far to the left and we will see a new era ushered in where its socialist democracy. Low or no cost colleges, medicare for everyone, will be the bare minimum. Unions will become strong again and the IRS will be given resources to go after taxes for the rich and then later the rest of us. That's what I think the future holds. 

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> When the Trump voters pockets gets hit hard, they will abandon him in numbers. I think eventually the country will go far to the left and we >will see a new era ushered in where its socialist democracy. Low or no cost colleges, medicare for everyone, will be the bare minimum. >Unions will become strong again and the IRS will be given resources to go after taxes for the rich and then later the rest of us. That's what I >think the future holds. 

Who pays for all this?

All this sounds nice but always the question, who pays for all this?

With a weak economy, unions have no leverage. Business is bad, go on strike, go ahead...no leverage.

IRS has laws and rules to followed...all made by Congress and what Congress person is no a millionaire?

I will never see this dream in my lifetime.

If Trump keeps a firm grip on the Fed Reserve, there will be no crash. Greenspan admitted that he had no idea what he was doing and the results of the Fed raising the interest rates but he caused a crash. Better for the USA to go back on the gold/silver standard and issue a

real currency not the fiat currency they have now, IMO.

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Mr Cavanami, like the Brexiteers are dreaming of a reborn British Empire to arise from the ashes  once the awful EU administration has been abandoned you obviously seem not to know what the Gold Standard was . It simply means the USA have to exchange gold for paper USD at any time in any quantity. Good luck. It would further be useful to remember that gold also has no value as such but like the paper USD it is only worth what people think it is . Mr Chocolat´s crash will come anyway as a tecnical reaction, nothing to do with America great or fucked. I fear for the latter under emperor Donald.

I have read ( long ago ) hundreds of Donald Duck stories and I liked them. Now Donald has got something of a negative connotation and I am angry.

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Herr Bubi,

When has gold never had value? Rather it has always had value for thousands of years. My point is, to get away from fiat currency. There are workarounds that could be implemented to avoid a rush and having all the gold depleted.

It will not be a crash but rather an adjustment...that's what my stock broker tells me...it's just an adjustment 555

Keep reading your Donald Duck stories and enjoy your life...snow and cold in Deutschland? Terrible hot here, 32 C, damn sunny to boot....

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The President has zero control over the fed in terms of what they do. All the President can do is choose a new Fed Chairman and even that he or she has to be approved in Congress and its at the end of a 6 year term. And a lot of damage can be done within those 6 years as we can see from Greenspan. The best Fed Chairman in my lifetime was Paul Volcker in my humble opinion but I digress. But while the Fed Reserve committee is there, they literally have free reign.

Libertarians (of which I once self described myself) believe the Fed is illegal. The Pauls (Ron and Rand) both have tried in vain to get info. Even simple stuff like what is the full accounting of gold? Who are the real owners of the Fed (because it is NOT a government agency as some think).

Anyway, it’s a consensus that there is going to be a recession and the majority think it will happen by 2020.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/06/11/recession-2020-heres-why-economists-think-may-happen/686177002/

What is abnormal is having 10 years of economic expansion. It’s never happened before believe it or not. Some would argue, it wasn’t an expansion and that we never really got out of the last recession but have papered over the cracks by printing money and QE quantitative easing, which is basically propping up the economy using our tax dollars and the printing press.

As far as this socialist America…in theory, we all do. I don’t think its doable given the debt we have. Basically, it’s a European style society. So, when we say ‘who will pay for it’. A possible answer is the same way Germany, Korea, France, Belgium, Japan, Sweden and Holland pay for it (although it must be said they all have varying degrees of socialism).

I’m saying its what I see in the future. The pendulum will swing the other way and the future, the Americans under 35 are very, very open to it. It doesn’t matter what all of us over 45, 50 years old want, if the future generations want it, it will happen. From what I can see, the younger generation have totally had it with our generation. Especially baby boomers. I have young nephews, work around young folks and we have to understand that they grew up with:

Now, a 17 year old war, so not much faith in the military industrial complex or the reasons to be overseas militarily

A huge recession, where they saw the banking industry bailed out.

Huge college loans and now view college, etc. as a scam

With the internet now, youtube, etc., the world is a smaller place, and they are traveling far more than their predecessors so they know or have seen these cradle to grave socialist societies.

If you look at who has gotten the young people to come out and vote, its Obama, Bernie, Beto, AOC. The Parkland HS students, are very SJW oriented. Young people grew up in a very diverse, free thinking world. They see us as the problem. Lol.

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As far as paying for all the socialist programs, I only see increasing taxes, check the tax rates in Europe very high and vast decreases in the military industrial complex spending.
The other countries that have social benefits spend a fraction of what the USA spends.
Now with the 30-ish folks put up with higher taxes? It will take some years of decreased military industrial complex spending before the real results can be seen. Results like much higher unemployment because the military industrial complex employs a vast work force.

Congress is suppose to have oversight over the Fed but they have done nothing, The Pauls have been vying for action to audit the Fed but nothing has been done. Typical bipartisan BS in the congress and it will only be worse with the Dems controlling the congress. We will have two years of obstruction, bickering all supported by the lame stream media...

 

 

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How refreshing!

There's a facsimile of a reasoned argument in there :)

 

"As far as paying for all the socialist programs, I only see increasing taxes, check the tax rates in Europe very high and vast decreases in the military industrial complexspending."

And I ask this following question of your quote, in all seriousness:  Do you see the dominance of the military industrial complex and it's inevitable use of such military and  weapons etc, leading to death and injury, wars and disruption, as preferable to - a peaceful world, wherein education and health care are funded for all, not just the rich?

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If you can't keep your peasants under lock and key, they'll be tearing down the portcullis before the year is out.

"Your peasants are revolting", "why yes they are..."

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