That's because the whole thing is ass backwards. You do not get increased investment by giving corporations more money. You get it by increasing aggregate demand in the economy (putting money in the pockets of the 99 percent), then corporations have an incentive to invest some of their record profits (record even before the tax cut) into catering for/supplying this increase in demand. That's the way economies have worked since their advent.
But since Reagan the idea that you give incentives to the supply side of the economy and this will create investment and prosperity has been proved wrong endlessly over forty years now. All it does is create bigger corporate profits and an unbalanced, some might say "rigged" economy. That's why corporations are sitting on record profits and trillions of dollars and have nothing to invest it in (because demand is slack because American workers don't have any increased level of money to spend) but buy their own shares back, enriching their stockholders and their executives who get paid according to how well the stock price is doing.
It's really quite simple. If you read this through enough times you'll be able to understand it.
Also notice the paragraphs, punctuation and grammar. You could give it a go. If you're going to parrot a load of old rubbish you could at least present it well.
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s renewed attacks on the U.S. intelligence community this week, senior intelligence briefers are breaking two years of silence to warn that the President is endangering American security with what they say is a stubborn disregard for their assessments.
Citing multiple in-person episodes, these intelligence officials say Trump displays what one called “willful ignorance” when presented with analyses generated by America’s $81 billion-a-year intelligence services. The officials, who include analysts who prepare Trump’s briefs and the briefers themselves, describe futile attempts to keep his attention by using visual aids, confining some briefing points to two or three sentences, and repeating his name and title as frequently as possible.
What is most troubling, say these officials and others in government and on Capitol Hill who have been briefed on the episodes, are Trump’s angry reactions when he is given information that contradicts positions he has taken or beliefs he holds. Two intelligence officers even reported that they have been warned to avoid giving the President intelligence assessments that contradict stances he has taken in public.
In another briefing on South Asia, Trump’s advisors brought a map of the region from Afghanistan to Bangladesh, according to intelligence officers with knowledge of the meeting and congressional officials who were briefed on it. Trump, they said, pointed at the map and said he knew that Nepal was part of India, only to be told that it is an independent nation. When said he was familiar with Bhutan and knew it, too, was part of India, his briefers told him that Bhutan was an independent kingdom. Last August, Politico reported on president’s mispronunciation of the names of the two countries during the same briefing.
But the disconnect between Trump and his intelligence briefers is no joke, the officials say. Several pointed to concerns regarding Trump’s assessment of the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear capabilities. After Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un last summer, the North claimed to have destroyed its major underground nuclear testing facility at Punggye-ri, and Trump has gone out of his way to credit the claim.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGIA), which oversees the spy satellites that map and photograph key areas, had tried to impress upon Trump the size and complexity of the North Korean site. In preparing one briefing for the President on the issue early in his administration, the NGIA built a model of the facility with a removable roof, according to two officials. To help Trump grasp the size of the facility, the NGIA briefers built a miniature version New York’s Statue of Liberty to scale and put it inside the model.
Intelligence officials from multiple agencies later warned Trump that entrances at the facility that had been closed after the summit could still be reopened. But the president has ignored the agencies’ warnings and has exaggerated the steps North Korea has taken to shutter the facility, those officials and two others say.
In the last three months Trump has averaged just under two hours a day of work. Normally one hour of this a day is an intelligence briefing like the ones described above. Any more than a few sentences that keep mentioning him and he loses interest. So basically the fucker just watches cable news and calls his friends for a rant all day.
Ps I find it very odd that Kirk spends so much time on US politics, what about brexit and your PM hanging on by a thread. You guys are a mess, spend some time on that it will serve u better. @Master give Kirk a warning for trolling or I’m gonna post the last batch of pics you sent me.
Last edited by walrus; 02-05-2019 at 08:23 PM.
Kirkland please stop talking sense and using statistics to prove your points.
Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.
Welp I'm all outta booze after that. Not bad, not great but probably the only time I've seen both sides high fiving when he applauded the new female members . He seriously flubbed some line right midway going without pause from third term abortion into National security. "Political solutions" with Isis and Taliban . Imagine is so and so would have said it. Great lines wrapping it up and putting a bow on it touching on members from every town USA. Bit unicorn cliché but it worked. Only the 2nd address I didn't take notes in . Stacey Abrams..dear god.
I think trump handled the SOTU well. I saw spics talking about several of trumps verbal missteps. If you watch some of Nixon’s old SOTU speaches he would screw up countless times. I usually watch the address but never take too much out of them, I did see a drudge poll and I have no idea how it was sampled but over 70% of people gave it a positive review
Here it is CNN and CBS poll results right after the speech
CBS News and CNN released instant polls taken immediately after President Trump’s State of the Union address with both polls finding 76 percent of those who watched approved of the speech. The CBS poll 72 percent approved of Trump’s immigration proposals while the CNN poll showed 76 percent approval with 59 percent “very positive.”
Last edited by walrus; 02-07-2019 at 06:26 AM.
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