The Donald Chronicles, #27 – Feb. 22, 2017


  • *From CNBC.COM, Robert Reich, 2-22-2017:

    “The White House is projecting 3.5 percent annual economic growth as a way of justifying big tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, and a huge increase in military spending. But 3.5 percent growth isn’t going to happen, for 2 reasons: Labor force growth is slowing as boomers retire, and productivity gains have also slowed. Economic growth depends on a labor force that’s growing and productivity that’s increasing. Trumpian mathematics doesn’t add up.

    Supply-siders argue that Trump’s corporate tax cut and cuts in regulation will spur corporate investment, which will in turn generate more growth. That’s rubbish. Corporations already have more cash than they can possibly use, which is why they’re buying back their stock and going on a spree of acquisitions and mergers. If their profits rise even more because of a tax cut and fewer regulations, they’ll just use it for more stock buybacks and more acquisitions. “

    *”AMERICANS OVERWHELMINGLY SAY LIVES HAVE IMPROVED SINCE KELLYANNE CONWAY WENT AWAY

    Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes the Borowitz Report for newyorker.com.

    **Yay for Andy Borowitz. One of the funniest guys around! And, yes, I cherish every day that we are spared Kellyanne Conway**

*”Scarborough: Trump’s first month makes it harder to call him ‘Mr. President’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough sharply criticized President Trump’s first month in office in an appearance on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, saying he wasn’t sure his actions so far in the White House warranted being called “Mr. President. Colbert then called him out for referring to Trump as “Donald” instead of “Mr. President.” “We’re in a transition. We as a country are in a transition,” Scarborough joked. “I’m trying to figure out — he’s been Donald Trump forever, he’s been Donald forever. It’s kind of hard to start calling him ‘Mr. President.'”.And I’ll be really honest with you, the way he’s acted over the past month has made it even harder to call him Mr. President.” (emphasis added)

**He has also been called “The Donald” forever – a name intended to suggest that Donald Trump is a ludicrous and pompous ass. And my intention in choosing “The Donald” for the title of this blog post.**

 

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