Jump to content

dispite the dems


neilcar
 Share

Recommended Posts

Fox News host is 'stunned' that its own poll refutes the channel's propaganda

 

“I was stunned to see that that’s the number,” Kilmeade continued, “because I thought that things were trending away, although the president’s approval rating did tick up in the same poll, so it’s almost like a split personality.”

 

It’s not clear why Kilmeade would be “stunned” at this, or why he would think that “things were trending away.” As pointed out by Business Insider, public support for Trump’s impeachment has been extremely stable since October, as measured in polls aggregated by 538.com.

 

But I suppose if your job, day in and day out, is to manufacture a phony narrative in a hermetically sealed echo chamber about this president’s performance in office, you might be stunned on those rare circumstances where reality intrudes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

‘We squandered a major economic recovery': Harvard professor

The nation wasted the major economic recovery, according to a new report by Harvard Business School on U.S. competitiveness. 

 

“We had this wonderful recovery. It could have given us the chance to take some significant resources and devote them to some of our well-known challenges, like infrastructure or health care...none of that happened. Instead, we squandered a major economic recovery and didn’t use it to make things better,” said Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, a co-author of the study.

 

The business community’s role in politics has made a significant contribution to Washington’s dysfunction, according to HBS’s report. The majority of the business leaders surveyed said businesses’ overall engagement worsened the political system by advancing policies that benefited special interests. 

 

The report lays out the different ways in which businesses engage in politics today. The $6 billion spent annually on lobbying is just one facet; others include spending on elections and ballot initiatives, efforts to influence employees’ votes and donations, and adding former government officials to companies’ payrolls.

 

(The report surveyed thousands of business leaders, including 5,713 Harvard Business School alumni and 1,006 members of the general public).

‘Perverting everything’

The overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed in the report said lobbying primarily advanced company interests, sometimes at the expense of the public interest. More than half (56%) of the general public agreed. Only 26% of the general public view corporate lobbying as a means of advancing public policy, according to HBS.

 

Narrative on how well U.S. economy is performing ‘not exactly right’

Businesses were among the largest beneficiaries of President Trump’s signature tax cut passed in 2017, but there’s little evidence that those savings trickled down to a broader swath of workers. While unemployment is at a record low and stocks are at record highs, wealth inequality persists. In fact, 65% of HBS alumni ages 18-44 said the U.S. should use the tax system to undertake more redistribution toward lower-income individuals.

 

“There’s lots of areas where the narrative isn’t exactly right,” Porter said. “For example, we have a lot of people employed, but there’s a lot of data that shows that the people employed are often not getting a living wage, or they’re not being paid for their qualifications. A lot of college graduates in jobs that don’t really compensate them for what they know.” 

 

Porter said the real unemployment rate is closer to 10%. 

 

“On the state of the economy, I think there’s a certain tendency now to tell a good story,” he said. “But if you look underneath the hood at some of the things that really matter to our society, we’re not doing as well as is sometimes alleged.” 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, neilcar said:

Trump has the country moving again.

Trump has the economy working very well.

Trump has one of the lowest unemployment ever.

Trump has been very very good for the U.S.  

 

impeachment will be sent to the Senate DOA   

Trump bean baddy baddy good to me!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, neilcar said:

Trump has the country moving again.

Trump has the economy working very well.

Trump has one of the lowest unemployment ever.

Trump has been very very good for the U.S.  

 

impeachment will be sent to the Senate DOA   

 

+10.

I agree 100%.               🍸.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...