Feast And Famine In Politics

“By deepening the national debt at a time when the economy doesn’t need help, the tax overhaul threatens to leave Congress with less wiggle room to respond when recovery from the Great Recession eventually dies.
 
Normally, presidents ask Congress to borrow vast sums of money to pay for tax cuts when the economy needs to be rescued from trouble. But President Trump is on the verge of enacting a $1.5 trillion tax plan with an economy enjoying its best growth in three years. “
 
See Tax cuts could make it harder to fight the next recession

Bible (Genesis chapter 41 verses 34-36): “Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
 
And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
 
And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.”

We know what happened when Pharaoh took the Lord’s advice and put away resources in the good years. What will happen when Trump ignores that and cuts taxes for the rich in the good years and has nothing but wailing and gnashing of teeth for the poor in the bad years, eh?

Trump is always bragging about how the economy is rebounding (Obama’s work) and completely ignores history and the possibility of another downturn. The GOP and all of Trump’s sycophants will reap what they sow, bitter tears and a burgeoning national debt to be repaid by our grandchildren. Pity the poor folk who will not survive.

There is a solution, however. Get rid of Trump. Impeach him. Vote out the GOP. Restore sanity to government in USA. Make the Senate once again the chamber for sober second thought instead of the charge of the lemmings.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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15 Responses to Feast And Famine In Politics

  1. Grece says:

    “ARMed desktop” inferring that TLW is forced by threat of violence, to use an ARM desktop NOT using Microsoft Windows. I bet if Robert magically disappeared, by way of wandering off to to dementia, TLW and her sidekick would instantly gravitate towards Windows and Apple iPhones.

  2. An Out Of Phase Transistor says:

    TLW has been using an ARMed desktop for years now. No problems. It just keeps working.

    As opposed to what, the house exploding?!

    What are these supposed problems you would have us imagine?

    (also, what exactly is the definition of “using” and “no problems,” eh, Robert?)

  3. An Out Of Phase Transistor says:

    Yes I already have deduced that Roberts delusional thinking stems from copious amounts of CNN watching.

    Well we all have, except for one man, one man opening all his eyes, to get all the propaganda he needs – Robert Pogson.

    It wouldn’t matter if it was only him, unfortunately he’s a poster boy for most of faux-left, which sort of explains the state of western society…

  4. Ivan says:

    Senators, at least, can read the writing on the wall.

    They certainly can. Zero tolerance.

    It’s a shame Conyers won’t be made to repay the tax payers for that hush money.

  5. Deaf Spy says:

    TLW has been using an ARMed desktop for years now.

    So do I, using my Lumia with a display dock and Continuum. So what. TLW using ARM has even less impact on the world than your maniac conviction against Trump.

  6. Deaf Spy wrote, “ARMs are just making their first, tiny steps into the desktop realms”.

    TLW has been using an ARMed desktop for years now. No problems. It just keeps working.

  7. Deaf Spy says:

    Almost everyone has been offended by Trump. Congress can decide what is an impeachable offence and Trump has offered a dozen or more so that’s not an issue. …Impeachment will be the easier path than trying to prop up Trump’s stinking regime. GOP can then offer the voters the promise of better government.

    I see you apply here the same fabulous logic which you also apply in your musings of how ARM / Linux / LibreOffice / Thin-clients will take over the world of traditional PCs by storm. Since these never happened, not even got into motion, I can’t see how it would happen in politics, too.

    Btw, ARMs are just making their first, tiny steps into the desktop realms. Powered by Windows 10.
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/12/hp-asus-announce-first-windows-10-arm-pcs-20-hour-battery-life-gigabit-lte/

    As usual, OEMs and customers don’t even think of Linux. Everything is designed and optimized to run Windows 10 and Windows apps.

    But hey, keep dreaming how GOP will impeach Trump, when even Dems are voting against an impeachment.

  8. Grece wrote, as the sharks circle closer to Trump’s rump, “Sorry Robert, but Trump is not going to be impeached.”

    This evening’s news was that Flynn was texting that the reactor deal with Russia was a go because the sanctions were going away from the stands at Trump’s swearing-in. If Trump isn’t impeached for treason, stealing, corruption, cheating, sexual assault, etc. it will be for hiring really bad people to run the government. No, that’s not it. Those folks were doing Trump’s bidding as he was laundering money for the Russians. At the rate rats are leaving the sinking ship, I doubt Trump will last past summer 2018, perhaps sooner if GOP realizes Trump is dragging them down or Moore doesn’t get the seat in the Senate. Senators, at least, can read the writing on the wall.

    Further, “Lawmakers did not actually vote on the actual articles of impeachment, but on a procedural measure that would have led to a vote on them.” That’s a rather thin threshold to cross. Almost everyone has been offended by Trump. Congress can decide what is an impeachable offence and Trump has offered a dozen or more so that’s not an issue. As 2018 elections approach, who will want to surrender the majority in the House or the Senate to save Trump? Five? Ten? Impeachment will be the easier path than trying to prop up Trump’s stinking regime. GOP can then offer the voters the promise of better government. What slate could be worse than Trump’s?

  9. Grece says:

    Yes I already have deduced that Roberts delusional thinking stems from copious amounts of CNN watching.

    Sorry Robert, but Trump is not going to be impeached.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/06/house-rejects-trump-impeachment-resolution-after-dem-rep-al-green-forces-vote.html

    Just like your Solo isn’t ever going to arrive either.

  10. An Out Of Phase Transistor says:

    In all honesty, your constant ranting could be thought of a form of self-induced paranoia.

    “Self-induced” as in “media-induced,” you mean? Not unlike his windows and linux related opinions, eh?

    Seems to me that our Robert actually relies on the telly-screen to do the thinking for him, rather sad state of mind…

  11. Deaf Spy says:

    Whose kids are going to pay the interest and principal for the debt

    You surely mistaken the national debt of USA with the load you might have taken as a pimple-ridden teenager from your sister’s boyfriend to buy a fifth-hand car.

  12. Deaf Spy says:

    Trump! Last year he said he was 70, this year he says he is 71! A liar! Impeach him!

  13. Ivan wrote, “We know you don’t care about poor people, who will actually have more money in their pocket under this”.

    Why did they make the rich guys’ tax-cut permanent and the poor guys’ temporary? Whose kids are going to pay the interest and principal for the debt, feed the wars and go without education and healthcare?

  14. Ivan says:

    Bob, blow it out your ass. We know you don’t care about poor people, who will actually have more money in their pocket under this, so there was no reason to bring them to support your Trump hate.

  15. Grece says:

    It boggles the mind Robert, that you can spew this much hate for man you never met and has no say in your life so ever. In all honesty, your constant ranting could be thought of a form of self-induced paranoia.

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