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#521 Posted : Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:39:09 PM
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'Approximately 100 percent' of tariff costs have fallen onto Americans, new research shows

Gina Heeb ~ Jan. 6, 2020, 04:27 PM

President Donald Trump falsely claims that China and other nations have paid the tariffs he levied on thousands of products over the past two years. But "approximately 100 percent" of those costs have fallen onto American buyers, according to a new National Bureau of Economic Research paper.

"Using another year of data including significant escalations in the trade war, we find that US tariffs continue to be almost entirely borne by US firms and consumers," the economists — Mary Amiti of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stephen J. Redding of Princeton, and David E. Weinstein of Columbia University — wrote in a paper that was circulated this week.

A 10% tariff is associated with about a 10% drop in imports for the first three months, according to the economists, and this relationship becomes more intense as time goes on. So the effects of tariffs, which were increased this fall, may have not yet been fully seen.

The paper, which uses customs data through October 2019, reflects a series of similar independent findings that have been circulated over the past year.

"The continued stability of import prices for goods from China means US firms and consumers have to pay the tariff tax," New York Federal Reserve economists Matthew Higgins, Thomas Klitgaard, and Michael Nattinger wrote in a November study.
The US and China plan to sign this month to sign an interim trade agreement, which was reached in October as the two sides sought to defuse tensions. That stalled several planned escalations, but tariffs were kept on thousands of products shipped between the two largest economies.
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#522 Posted : Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:46:34 PM
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Just one more reason to get rid of the Electoral College...

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#523 Posted : Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:51:41 PM
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All I want to see are witnesses questioned during the impeachment hearing, exactly like Republicans have stated previously. Nothing radical.

A short video of Lindsey Graham...
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#524 Posted : Monday, January 27, 2020 8:32:28 PM
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Don't just impeach him...

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#525 Posted : Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:38:31 PM
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If there are no witnesses, no evidence presented, there is no legitimate trial. No trial means no acquittal, no exoneration, just a lifetime of impeached...

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#526 Posted : Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:24:24 PM
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Why did Trump fire the National Intelligence director?

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#527 Posted : Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:18:04 PM
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If this does not worry you, you're blind!


It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#528 Posted : Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:08:29 PM
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Proposed budget cuts....

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#529 Posted : Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:31:44 AM
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We need to take back our country from the right wing extremists that want to return this nation to 1950!

If you don't want to take "humongous steps back" then we need to do something new. We need to not only return to our old standards, but we need to go beyond, to improve the future, not just return to the imperfect past.

You can't expect change overnight, but if your goal is just to go back 4 years, why bother? We need a revolution to turn the government into a government of the People, by the People and for the People. We need to get money out of politics, we don't need to return to the status quo. If your goal is to just go back to where you started, don't expect to win. If you want to win, your goal needs to be greater. You need to shoot for the moon, you need to have a higher goal.

Virtually every major issue Sanders wants to bring are issues we all agree upon. Healthcare should be a right! The minimum wage needs to be raised to a living wage. We need to tax the billionaire to pay their fair share. We need to get big money out of politics. We need to have paid maternity/family leave or at least time off without losing your job. We need to stop subsidizing huge profitable businesses like big oil, pharmaceuticals, Wall Street and billionaires like Jeff Bezos.

If you like any of those things, then why on earth would you not want the man with those goals?! Why accept second best? I want the original, not some cheap copy!
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#530 Posted : Monday, April 6, 2020 8:58:48 PM
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Just a small slice of the truth for anyone able to accept it...

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#531 Posted : Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:23:12 AM
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Those were the days before darkness fell over the land...

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#532 Posted : Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:47:53 PM
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Blue State Bailouts, Red State Refunds

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) does not want to send federal financial aid to state and local governments. Sen. McConnell says they should just go bankrupt. He derides this as a blue state bailout since much of the disease (so far) are in blue states or blue cities run by Democrats. New York, if a nation, would be the hardest-hit country in the world.

Keen observers of public spending would laugh. The Bluegrass State routinely receives more in federal spending than it pays in federal taxes and has done so for years. In fact, U.S. Rep Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) complains about moocher states that get far more in federal government spending than they pay in federal taxes. Analyzing which states are net payers and which are net receivers is complex depending on what you exclude or include as taxes or spending, but anyway you slice it Kentucky got more and New York and New Jersey paid more in 2016. Safe Republican states receive more in federal tax money while safe Democratic states lose money to the federal tax money. This gap has been growing over time and may be worse with the Trump tax cut cap on deducting state and local taxes. So much for all this “makers and takers” talk, Republicans like to babble about.


It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#533 Posted : Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:21:43 PM
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COVID - 19 Has Killed More Than 100,000 Americans

Four months after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., the nation’s coronavirus death toll has surpassed 100,000, hitting 100,047 as of 6 PM eastern on May 27, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

That’s the most confirmed deaths of any country in the world. It’s equivalent to the entire population of mid-sized cities like Albany, N.Y. or Boca Raton, Fla. It’s more American lives than were lost to the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks combined.

Though new diagnoses are starting to decrease, the U.S. leads the world in coronavirus cases, as well as deaths. As of 6 PM eastern on May 27, nearly 1.7 million cases have been reported in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins data. (That’s an underestimate, if anything, given inadequate testing capacity and the number of people who develop mild illnesses and do not seek medical attention.) And after steady declines in the numbers of new confirmed cases each day, the trend seems to have reversed itself in recent days.


It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#534 Posted : Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:55:55 PM
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Just a short public service message...

https://www.facebook.com...os/2712037515745656/?t=5
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#535 Posted : Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:33:34 PM
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Just curious, does anyone else think this looks creepy?

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#536 Posted : Friday, June 26, 2020 10:33:38 PM
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This might be the answer for heatwaves and global warming!



It certainly works for Trump and his supporters!
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

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#537 Posted : Friday, July 3, 2020 9:28:55 PM
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What is the purpose of having a military parade?

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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