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Trump on free trade and victims of neoliberal globalization

 

From Gaius Publius When Trump Talks Trade, Voters Listen naked capitalism

Before you read, though, take a moment to watch less than two minutes of Donald Trump above, from his victory speech after winning in Michigan and Mississippi. I’ve cued it up to start at the remarks I want to highlight, Trump discussing our trade deficit.

 

Now Thomas Frank, writing in The Guardian. He starts by noting the utter invisibility of real working Americans to our elite class, including our media elites, and especially our liberal media elites (my emphasis throughout):

The conclusion of these writers is this:

 

Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here’s why

When he isn’t spewing insults, the Republican frontrunner is hammering home a powerful message about free trade and its victims

 

Let us now address the greatest American "mystery" at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump?

 

I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On their opinion pages, these publications take care to represent demographic categories of nearly every kind, but “blue-collar” is one they persistently overlook. The views of working-class people are so foreign to that universe that when New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wanted to “engage” a Trump supporter last week, he made one up, along with this imaginary person’s responses to his questions.

 

When members of the professional class wish to understand the working-class Other, they traditionally consult experts on the subject. And when these authorities are asked to explain the Trump movement, they always seem to zero in on one main accusation: bigotry. Only racism, they tell us, is capable of powering a movement like Trump’s, which is blowing through the inherited structure of the Republican party like a tornado through a cluster of McMansions....So they call it "racism"........

EVEN THOUGH, NOT ONE WORD OF RACISM HAS EVER BEEN UTTERED BY TRUMP, OR ANY OF HIS GUESTS!

BLACKS AND MINORITIES INTERVIEWED AFTER RALLIES RAVE ABOUT THE "GOOD, FRIENDLY TIME" THEY HAD THERE!

(CNN would be playing ANY "Racist quotes" 24/7, if THAT were the case)

 

BUT THEY CONTINUE, TO LIE, AND CALL IT "RACISM"...

WHY?....

1.) THEY ARE AFRAID, OF THE PEOPLE, THE WORKING MAN, TAKING CONTROL OF THINGS, INSTEAD OF THEIR "LIBERAL ELITE"

 

2.) THEY ARE DEATHLY AFRAID, OF LOSING THEIR ABILITY TO LIE, AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

 

3.) THEY KNOW THEY WILL LOSE, AND THE ONLY THING THEY CAN POSSIBLY DREAM UP, TO EXPLAIN THE THOUSANDS, FLOCKING TO AIRPLANE HANGERS, FILLING UP STADIUMS TO SEE TRUMP, WHEN HILLARY HAS TO TAKE A HIGH SCHOOL GYM, AND PUSH IN THE WALLS, TO MAKE THE 75 PEOPLE THERE LOOK "CROWDED"!

 

 

And yet…

 

 

A lot of people are racists, including those not supporting Trump. But people have other concerns as well, especially working people. They are dying faster than they used to, from drugs and despair, and they fear for their jobs and their families, for very good reasons. This economy is failing them.

They also hate — and understand — “free trade.”

Trump Also Talks Trade

Donald Trump talks about more than just race and immigration. He talks about trade and the trade deficit, an issue that powered Bernie Sanders to his Michigan victory as well. From the New York Times:

There is no question — America’s billionaire-friendly, job-destroying trade policy is toxic — again, literally. That’s why Obama and his bipartisan “free trade” enablers in Congress have to pass TPP, if they can, in post-election lame duck session. TPP is also toxic to political careers, and only lame ducks and the recently-elected can vote for it.

Trade and Jobs Key to Victory for Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate had campaigned in Traverse City, Mich., in decades until Senator Bernie Sanders pulled up to the concert hall near the Sears store on Friday. Some 2,000 people mobbed him when he arrived, roaring in approval as he called the country’s trade policies, and Hillary Clinton’s support for them, “disastrous.”

“If the people of Michigan want to make a decision about which candidate stood with workers against corporate America and against these disastrous trade agreements, that candidate is Bernie Sanders,” Mr. Sanders said in Traverse City, about 250 miles north of Detroit.

Mr. Sanders pulled off a startling upset in Michigan on Tuesday by traveling to communities far from Detroit and by hammering Mrs. Clinton on an issue that resonated in this still-struggling state: her past support for trade deals that workers here believe robbed them of manufacturing jobs. Almost three-fifths of voters said that trade with other countries was more likely to take away jobs, according to exit polls by Edison Research, and those voters favored Mr. Sanders by a margin of more than 10 points.

 

 

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Trump victory would be the US variant of Brexit

The last time America saw a strong paleo-conservative was Pat Buchanan in 1996. An early win in Louisiana caused Buchanan to place second in Iowa and first in New Hampshire. Lacking money, Buchanan was steamrolled by the establishment in Arizona and, in terms of paleo-conservatism, many thought he was the Last of the Mohicans. Trump's campaign is Buchananesque with one difference: Trump has money... -- by Joseph R. Murray II (Orlando Sentinel, Aug 12, 2015)

 

"There is one political party in this country, and that is the party of money. It has two branches, the Republicans and the Democrats, the chief difference between which is that the Democrats are better at concealing their scorn for the average man."

-- Gore Vidal

“The Democrats are the foxes, and the Republicans are the wolves – and they both want to devour you.” So what does that make Libertarians? Avian flu viruses?”

-- Leonard Pinkney

The race is no contest when you own both horses. That is why no matter which political party is in power nothing really changes other than the packaging. The puppets who drink at the champagne fountains of the powerful do the bidding of their masters. The people are superfluous to the process.

-- Daniel Estulin

In the “democracy” that America has evolved to, money counts more than people. In past elections, the votes were counted, now they are going to start weighing them.

America The Counter-Revolution - Salem-News.Com

(T)he rich elites of (the USA) have far more in common with their counterparts in London, Paris, and Tokyo than with their fellow American citizens … the rich disconnect themselves from the civic life of the nation and from any concern about its well being except as a place to extract loot. Our plutocracy now lives like the British in colonial India: in the place and ruling it, but not of it.”

-- Mike Lofgren

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Blowback against neoliberal globalization

Trump on free trade and victims of neoliberal globalization

 

From Gaius Publius When Trump Talks Trade, Voters Listen naked capitalism

Before you read, though, take a moment to watch less than two minutes of Donald Trump above, from his victory speech after winning in Michigan and Mississippi. I’ve cued it up to start at the remarks I want to highlight, Trump discussing our trade deficit.

 

Now Thomas Frank, writing in The Guardian. He starts by noting the utter invisibility of real working Americans to our elite class, including our media elites, and especially our liberal media elites (my emphasis throughout):

The conclusion of these writers is this:

 

Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here’s why

When he isn’t spewing insults, the Republican frontrunner is hammering home a powerful message about free trade and its victims

 

Let us now address the greatest American "mystery" at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump?

 

I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On their opinion pages, these publications take care to represent demographic categories of nearly every kind, but “blue-collar” is one they persistently overlook. The views of working-class people are so foreign to that universe that when New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wanted to “engage” a Trump supporter last week, he made one up, along with this imaginary person’s responses to his questions.

 

When members of the professional class wish to understand the working-class Other, they traditionally consult experts on the subject. And when these authorities are asked to explain the Trump movement, they always seem to zero in on one main accusation: bigotry. Only racism, they tell us, is capable of powering a movement like Trump’s, which is blowing through the inherited structure of the Republican party like a tornado through a cluster of McMansions....So they call it "racism"........

EVEN THOUGH, NOT ONE WORD OF RACISM HAS EVER BEEN UTTERED BY TRUMP, OR ANY OF HIS GUESTS!

BLACKS AND MINORITIES INTERVIEWED AFTER RALLIES RAVE ABOUT THE "GOOD, FRIENDLY TIME" THEY HAD THERE!

(CNN would be playing ANY "Racist quotes" 24/7, if THAT were the case)

 

BUT THEY CONTINUE, TO LIE, AND CALL IT "RACISM"...

WHY?....

1.) THEY ARE AFRAID, OF THE PEOPLE, THE WORKING MAN, TAKING CONTROL OF THINGS, INSTEAD OF THEIR "LIBERAL ELITE"

 

2.) THEY ARE DEATHLY AFRAID, OF LOSING THEIR ABILITY TO LIE, AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

 

3.) THEY KNOW THEY WILL LOSE, AND THE ONLY THING THEY CAN POSSIBLY DREAM UP, TO EXPLAIN THE THOUSANDS, FLOCKING TO AIRPLANE HANGERS, FILLING UP STADIUMS TO SEE TRUMP, WHEN HILLARY HAS TO TAKE A HIGH SCHOOL GYM, AND PUSH IN THE WALLS, TO MAKE THE 75 PEOPLE THERE LOOK "CROWDED"!

 

 

And yet…

 

 

A lot of people are racists, including those not supporting Trump. But people have other concerns as well, especially working people. They are dying faster than they used to, from drugs and despair, and they fear for their jobs and their families, for very good reasons. This economy is failing them.

They also hate — and understand — “free trade.”

Trump Also Talks Trade

Donald Trump talks about more than just race and immigration. He talks about trade and the trade deficit, an issue that powered Bernie Sanders to his Michigan victory as well. From the New York Times:

There is no question — America’s billionaire-friendly, job-destroying trade policy is toxic — again, literally. That’s why Obama and his bipartisan “free trade” enablers in Congress have to pass TPP, if they can, in post-election lame duck session. TPP is also toxic to political careers, and only lame ducks and the recently-elected can vote for it.

Trade and Jobs Key to Victory for Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate had campaigned in Traverse City, Mich., in decades until Senator Bernie Sanders pulled up to the concert hall near the Sears store on Friday. Some 2,000 people mobbed him when he arrived, roaring in approval as he called the country’s trade policies, and Hillary Clinton’s support for them, “disastrous.”

“If the people of Michigan want to make a decision about which candidate stood with workers against corporate America and against these disastrous trade agreements, that candidate is Bernie Sanders,” Mr. Sanders said in Traverse City, about 250 miles north of Detroit.

Mr. Sanders pulled off a startling upset in Michigan on Tuesday by traveling to communities far from Detroit and by hammering Mrs. Clinton on an issue that resonated in this still-struggling state: her past support for trade deals that workers here believe robbed them of manufacturing jobs. Almost three-fifths of voters said that trade with other countries was more likely to take away jobs, according to exit polls by Edison Research, and those voters favored Mr. Sanders by a margin of more than 10 points.

 

 

******************************************************************

 

 

Trump victory would be the US variant of Brexit

The last time America saw a strong paleo-conservative was Pat Buchanan in 1996. An early win in Louisiana caused Buchanan to place second in Iowa and first in New Hampshire. Lacking money, Buchanan was steamrolled by the establishment in Arizona and, in terms of paleo-conservatism, many thought he was the Last of the Mohicans. Trump's campaign is Buchananesque with one difference: Trump has money... -- by Joseph R. Murray II (Orlando Sentinel, Aug 12, 2015)

 

"There is one political party in this country, and that is the party of money. It has two branches, the Republicans and the Democrats, the chief difference between which is that the Democrats are better at concealing their scorn for the average man."

-- Gore Vidal

“The Democrats are the foxes, and the Republicans are the wolves – and they both want to devour you.” So what does that make Libertarians? Avian flu viruses?”

-- Leonard Pinkney

The race is no contest when you own both horses. That is why no matter which political party is in power nothing really changes other than the packaging. The puppets who drink at the champagne fountains of the powerful do the bidding of their masters. The people are superfluous to the process.

-- Daniel Estulin

In the “democracy” that America has evolved to, money counts more than people. In past elections, the votes were counted, now they are going to start weighing them.

America The Counter-Revolution - Salem-News.Com

(T)he rich elites of (the USA) have far more in common with their counterparts in London, Paris, and Tokyo than with their fellow American citizens … the rich disconnect themselves from the civic life of the nation and from any concern about its well being except as a place to extract loot. Our plutocracy now lives like the British in colonial India: in the place and ruling it, but not of it.”

-- Mike Lofgren

GOD....LIBERALS ARE SUCH A DAMN DISASTER

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Let us now address the greatest American "mystery" at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump?

I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On their opinion pages, these publications take care to represent demographic categories of nearly every kind, but “blue-collar” is one they persistently overlook. The views of working-class people are so foreign to that universe that when New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wanted to “engage” a Trump supporter last week, he made one up, along with this imaginary person’s responses to his questions.

When members of the professional class wish to understand the working-class Other, they traditionally consult experts on the subject. And when these authorities are asked to explain the Trump movement, they always seem to zero in on one main accusation: bigotry.

Only racism, they tell us, is capable of powering a movement like Trump’s, which is blowing through the inherited structure of the Republican party like a tornado through a cluster of McMansions....So they call it "racism"........

"Cause they JUST CAN'T ACCEPT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AREN'T BUYING THEIR BULLSHIT, ANYMORE!

THEY COME AROUND EVERY 4 YEARS WITH THEIR ATTACKS, THEIR HATE, THEIR LIES, AND THEIR PROMISES! THEY ALWAYS LIE, ALWAYS BREAK ALL PROMISES (BOTTOM OF PAGE, "THE OBAMETER")

I COULD PLAY CLIPS OF OBAMA'S "KEEP YOUR DOCTOR, KEEP YOUR INSURANCE" LIES...

IT WILL ACTUALLY SAVE YOU MONEY! ALREADY, PEOPLE ON FOOD STAMPS, CAN'T AFFORD INSURANCE, AFTER "OBAMACARE"

OBAMA ADMITTED LAST WEEK, NEXT YEAR, PREMIUMS WILL SKYROCKET!

3-1/2 YEARS OF OVER 10% UNEMPLYMENT - HIS NUMBERS,! - (REALLY 15% !) -

ECONOMISTS SAY IT'S OVER 10% NOW! -

96 MILLION AMERICANS OUT OF WORK- OBAMA CALLS THEM :"UNEMPLOYABLE", SWEEPS THEM UNDER THE RUG!

EVEN THOUGH, NOT ONE WORD OF RACISM HAS EVER BEEN UTTERED BY TRUMP, OR ANY OF HIS GUESTS!

BLACKS AND MINORITIES INTERVIEWED AFTER RALLIES RAVE ABOUT THE "GOOD, FRIENDLY TIME" THEY HAD THERE!

(CNN would be playing ANY "Racist quotes" 24/7, if THAT were the case)

BUT THEY CONTINUE, TO LIE, AND CALL IT "RACISM"...

WHY?....

1.) THEY ARE AFRAID, OF THE PEOPLE, THE WORKING MAN, TAKING CONTROL OF THINGS, INSTEAD OF THEIR "LIBERAL ELITE"

2.) THEY ARE DEATHLY AFRAID, OF LOSING THEIR ABILITY TO LIE, AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

3.) THEY KNOW THEY WILL LOSE, AND THE ONLY THING THEY CAN POSSIBLY DREAM UP, TO EXPLAIN THE THOUSANDS, FLOCKING TO AIRPLANE HANGERS, FILLING UP STADIUMS TO SEE TRUMP, WHEN HILLARY HAS TO TAKE A HIGH SCHOOL GYM, AND PUSH IN THE WALLS, TO MAKE THE 75 PEOPLE THERE LOOK "CROWDED"!

"THE OBAMETER"

Promise Broken rulings on The Obameter

Eliminate all oil and gas tax loopholes

"Eliminating special tax breaks for oil and gas companies: including repealing special expensing rules, foreign tax credit benefits, and manufacturing deductions for oil and gas firms."OBAMETER_zpss4rutjj1.jpg

Expand the child and dependent care credit

Expand and make refundable the child and dependent care credit.OBAMETER_zpss4rutjj1.jpg

Require publicly traded financial partnerships to pay the corporate income tax

Require publicly traded financial partnerships to pay the corporate income tax.OBAMETER_zpss4rutjj1.jpg("PROMISE BROKEN"ALL THE WAY DOWN)

End no-bid contracts above $25,000

"Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid."

Create a $60 billion bank to fund roads and bridges

"Will address the infrastructure challenge by creating a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank to expand and enhance, not supplant, existing federal transportation investments. This independent entity will be directed to invest in our nation's most challenging transportation infrastructure needs. The Bank will receive an infusion of federal money, $60 billion over 10 years, to provide financing to transportation infrastructure projects across the nation. These projects will create up to two million new direct and indirect jobs and stimulate approximately $35 billion per year in new economic activity."

Tax carried interest as ordinary income

Carried interest is a way of compensating executives by giving them ownership stakes, or "interest," in a business. Carried interest is taxed as a capital gain, which has a lower tax rate than ordinary income. Obama proposes taxing carried interest at the same rate as regular income.

Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize

"Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights. He will sign EFCA into law as president."

Lift the payroll tax cap on earnings above $250,000

"Barack Obama believes that the first place to look to strengthen Social Security is the payroll tax system. Obama believes that one strong option is increasing the maximum amount of earnings covered by Social Security by lifting the payroll tax cap on only earnings above $250,000."

Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses

"Protect the jobs and benefits of workers and retirees when corporations file for bankruptcy by telling companies that they cannot issue bonuses for executives during bankruptcy while their workers watch their pensions disappear."

Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court

"Increase the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in bankruptcy court against their employer."

Require full disclosure of company pension investments to employees

"When companies fund their pensions, many do not disclose their investments with the employee's pension dollars. This lack of transparency can make it easier for fund managers to make imprudent or even fraudulent investment decisions. Obama will ensure that all employees who have company pensions receive annual disclosures about their pension fund's investments, including full details about which projects have been invested in, the performance of those investments and appropriate details about probable future investments strategies."

Allow imported prescription drugs

"Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S."

Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs

"Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs from consumers."

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THIS, IS WHAT "VOTING DEMOCRAP" GETS YOU!

EVEN THOUGH, NOT ONE WORD OF RACISM HAS EVER BEEN UTTERED BY TRUMP, OR ANY OF HIS GUESTS!

BLACKS AND MINORITIES INTERVIEWED AFTER RALLIES RAVE ABOUT THE "GOOD, FRIENDLY TIME" THEY HAD THERE!

(CNN would be playing ANY "Racist quotes" 24/7, if THAT were the case)

BUT THEY CONTINUE, TO LIE, AND CALL IT "RACISM"...

WHY?....

1.) THEY ARE AFRAID, OF THE PEOPLE, THE WORKING MAN, TAKING CONTROL OF THINGS, INSTEAD OF THEIR "LIBERAL ELITE"

2.) THEY ARE DEATHLY AFRAID, OF LOSING THEIR ABILITY TO LIE, AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

3.) THEY KNOW THEY WILL LOSE, AND THE ONLY THING THEY CAN POSSIBLY DREAM UP, TO EXPLAIN THE THOUSANDS, FLOCKING TO AIRPLANE HANGERS, FILLING UP STADIUMS TO SEE TRUMP, WHEN HILLARY HAS TO TAKE A HIGH SCHOOL GYM, AND PUSH IN THE WALLS, TO MAKE THE 75 PEOPLE THERE LOOK "CROWDED"!

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Let us now address the greatest American "mystery" at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump?

I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On their opinion pages, these publications take care to represent demographic categories of nearly every kind, but “blue-collar” is one they persistently overlook. The views of working-class people are so foreign to that universe that when New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wanted to “engage” a Trump supporter last week, he made one up, along with this imaginary person’s responses to his questions.

When members of the professional class wish to understand the working-class Other, they traditionally consult experts on the subject. And when these authorities are asked to explain the Trump movement, they always seem to zero in on one main accusation: bigotry.

Only racism, they tell us, is capable of powering a movement like Trump’s, which is blowing through the inherited structure of the Republican party like a tornado through a cluster of McMansions....So they call it "racism"........

"Cause they JUST CAN'T ACCEPT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AREN'T BUYING THEIR BULLSHIT, ANYMORE!

THEY COME AROUND EVERY 4 YEARS WITH THEIR ATTACKS, THEIR HATE, THEIR LIES, AND THEIR PROMISES!

I COULD PLAY CLIPS OF OBAMA'S "KEEP YOUR DOCTOR, KEEP YOUR INSURANCE" LIES...

IT WILL ACTUALLY SAVE YOU MONEY! ALREADY, PEOPLE ON FOOD STAMPS, CAN'T AFFORD INSURANCE, AFTER "OBAMACARE"

OBAMA ADMITTED LAST WEEK, NEXT YEAR, PREMIUMS WILL SKYROCKET!

"THE OBAMETER"

Promise Broken rulings on The Obameter

Eliminate all oil and gas tax loopholes

"Eliminating special tax breaks for oil and gas companies: including repealing special expensing rules, foreign tax credit benefits, and manufacturing deductions for oil and gas firms."OBAMETER_zpss4rutjj1.jpg

Expand the child and dependent care credit

Expand and make refundable the child and dependent care credit.OBAMETER_zpss4rutjj1.jpg

Require publicly traded financial partnerships to pay the corporate income tax

Require publicly traded financial partnerships to pay the corporate income tax.OBAMETER_zpss4rutjj1.jpg("PROMISE BROKEN"ALL THE WAY DOWN)

Close loopholes in the corporate tax deductibility of CEO pay

Congress has set rules regarding the tax deductibility of the salaries of CEOs, but forms of non-salary compensation have become popular. Obama would look at revamping definitions of compensation.

Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners

Create a $10 billion fund to help homeowners refinance or sell their homes. "The Fund will not help speculators, people who bought vacation homes or people who falsely represented their incomes."

Provide option for a pre-filled-out tax form

Will direct the Internal Revenue Service to "give taxpayers the option of a pre-filled tax form to verify, sign and return to the IRS or online. This will eliminate the need for Americans to hire expensive tax preparers and to gather information that the federal government already has on file."

Create a mortgage interest tax credit for non-itemizers

Create a refundable tax credit equal to 10 percent of mortgage interest for nonitemizers, up to a maximum credit of $800.

Require automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans

Automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans for workers whose employers offer retirement plans.OBAMETER_zpss4rutjj1.jpg

End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000

"Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors -- saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million[/url]seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all."

End no-bid contracts above $25,000

"Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid."

Create a $60 billion bank to fund roads and bridges

"Will address the infrastructure challenge by creating a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank to expand and enhance, not supplant, existing federal transportation investments. This independent entity will be directed to invest in our nation's most challenging transportation infrastructure needs. The Bank will receive an infusion of federal money, $60 billion over 10 years, to provide financing to transportation infrastructure projects across the nation. These projects will create up to two million new direct and indirect jobs and stimulate approximately $35 billion per year in new economic activity."

Tax carried interest as ordinary income

Carried interest is a way of compensating executives by giving them ownership stakes, or "interest," in a business. Carried interest is taxed as a capital gain, which has a lower tax rate than ordinary income. Obama proposes taxing carried interest at the same rate as regular income.

Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize

"Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights. He will sign EFCA into law as president."

Lift the payroll tax cap on earnings above $250,000

"Barack Obama believes that the first place to look to strengthen Social Security is the payroll tax system. Obama believes that one strong option is increasing the maximum amount of earnings covered by Social Security by lifting the payroll tax cap on only earnings above $250,000."

Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses

"Protect the jobs and benefits of workers and retirees when corporations file for bankruptcy by telling companies that they cannot issue bonuses for executives during bankruptcy while their workers watch their pensions disappear."

Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court

"Increase the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in bankruptcy court against their employer."

Require full disclosure of company pension investments to employees

"When companies fund their pensions, many do not disclose their investments with the employee's pension dollars. This lack of transparency can make it easier for fund managers to make imprudent or even fraudulent investment decisions. Obama will ensure that all employees who have company pensions receive annual disclosures about their pension fund's investments, including full details about which projects have been invested in, the performance of those investments and appropriate details about probable future investments strategies."

Allow imported prescription drugs

"Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S."

Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs

"Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs from consumers."

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EVEN THOUGH, NOT ONE WORD OF RACISM HAS EVER BEEN UTTERED BY TRUMP, OR ANY OF HIS GUESTS!

BLACKS AND MINORITIES INTERVIEWED AFTER RALLIES RAVE ABOUT THE "GOOD, FRIENDLY TIME" THEY HAD THERE!

(CNN would be playing ANY "Racist quotes" 24/7, if THAT were the case)

BUT THEY CONTINUE, TO LIE, AND CALL IT "RACISM"...

WHY?....

1.) THEY ARE AFRAID, OF THE PEOPLE, THE WORKING MAN, TAKING CONTROL OF THINGS, INSTEAD OF THEIR "LIBERAL ELITE"

2.) THEY ARE DEATHLY AFRAID, OF LOSING THEIR ABILITY TO LIE, AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

3.) THEY KNOW THEY WILL LOSE, AND THE ONLY THING THEY CAN POSSIBLY DREAM UP, TO EXPLAIN THE THOUSANDS, FLOCKING TO AIRPLANE HANGERS, FILLING UP STADIUMS TO SEE TRUMP, WHEN HILLARY HAS TO TAKE A HIGH SCHOOL GYM, AND PUSH IN THE WALLS, TO MAKE THE 75 PEOPLE THERE LOOK "CROWDED"!

 

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