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Trump's Economic & Winning Thread

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  1. Irons

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    EDIT: I changed the thread name.Old one was too narrow themed.

    This will be a place to post why Trump is making the moves he does and how we as a country will benefit.

    Another reason the uniparty in DC wants Trump (and us) to fail is because he is exposing how for so many years they have done nothing but sell we the people out. Blatantly.

    Remember, America First is the name of the game for the next few years. Thank God. . . :2 thumbs up:


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    Trump Economics Today – Delivering A Handshake and a Warning…
    Posted on December 6, 2016 by sundance
    For more than a year we have been discussing the Trump ‘America-First’ economic platform. Within the discussion you may remember the following:

    […] In addition, an unquantifiable benefit comes from investment, where the smart money play -to get increased return on investment- becomes putting capital INTO the U.S. economy, instead of purchasing foreign stocks. (read more)

    We would strongly urge people to grasp the fundamental outline of Trump’s economic path; because he continues specifically showing evidence of this fundamental economic paradigm shift:




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    Masa (SoftBank) of Japan has agreed to invest $50 billion in the U.S. toward businesses and 50,000 new jobs....

    In addition to the announced investment from Masayoshi Son of Softbank, a very Trump-esque business leader within Japan, President-elect Donald Trump also made a specific point about Boeing and the contract they carry to build the next generation Airforce One fleet.


    Entirely missed by the MSM and those who discuss political economics is the relationship between the business model of Boeing and their relationship with China.

    Over the past weekend Donald Trump fired an economic message across the Chinese bow; the message today, toward Boeing, is directly attached to the same issue(s). First, Watch:



    Now remind yourself:
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    During the January 2016 South Carolina debate, and in response to Trump pointing out a necessary shift in trade position (a shift to put American interests first – a shift to stop the dependency on cheap import goods – a shift to use China’s dependency on access to our market to OUR advantage), Jeb Bush came back with an example of Boeing manufacturing.

    Donald Trump, responded to Jeb’s Boeing example, and pointed out China is forcing Boeing to open a manufacturing plant in China. As would be typical from a candidate who is unfamiliar and poorly briefed on the issue, Jeb Bush looked back incredulously and said:


    “C’mon man”…
    There we saw it.

    Right there was the disconnect.

    However, almost everyone missed it.

    There, in that exact moment, was the spotlight upon all that is wrong with a professional political class; globalists dependent on Wall Street best interest for their talking points.

    Donald Trump was 100% correct.

    But the issue is bigger.

    Not only is China demanding Boeing open a plant in China, the intent of such a plant provides an opportunity to explain why Trump, and his approach, is vitally important – and time is wasting.

    China is refusing to trade with (buy) Boeing products if the company does not move. Why? It’s not about putting Chinese people to work, it’s about China importing their research and development, Boeing’s production secrets, into their country so they can learn, steal and begin to manufacture their own airliners.

    This is just how China works.

    In time, Comac, a state-owned, Shanghai-based aerospace company will then use the production secrets they have stolen, produce their own airliners, kick out Boeing, undercut the market, and sell cheaper manufactured airplanes to the global economy.


    Boeing, the great American company that Jeb Bush thinks they are, becomes yet another notch on the Asian market belt.

    All of those Boeing workers, those high-wage industrial skill jobs that support the American middle class, yeah – those jobs lost. And the cycle continues.

    Of course Wall Street will be invested in the cheaper Chinese aerospace manufacturing company Comac, as it emerges as a manufacturing power.

    This reality within this story is a peek into the future of the fundamental disconnect between Wall Street (grows again) and Main Street (lost jobs/wages). The reality within this example is exactly what has taken place over the past three decades. (more)

    Now you understand, why this:


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    Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!

    8:52 AM - 6 Dec 2016

    The issue is not about Boeing, the issue is not about Air-Force-One per se’, the larger issue is a notification to Boeing that getting in bed with China may not be in their long-term best interests.

    It’s subtle, unless you are within the organizational leadership construct of Boeing. For those executives, it’s subtle like a brick through a window.

    In addition, the secondary benefit is a notification to all military and/or federal governmental contractors that the era of using inflated costs to power their business model profits is, well, not the same as it was before….


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    The era of taking advantage of America is soon to end! Donald Trump is an existential threat to all enemies, including economic enemies, foreign and domestic.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...s-today-delivering-a-handshake-and-a-warning/
     
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    Chinese state media publishes scathing articles saying 'diplomatic rookie' Donald Trump 'won't make America great again' if he doesn't fall into line with Beijing
    • Donald Trump was dubbed a 'diplomatic rookie' in attacks from Chinese press
    • The People's Daily and Global Times Chinese edition have both blasted Trump
    • 'Provoking friction and messing up China-US relations won't help "make America great again",' a front-page opinion piece in the People's Daily read on Tuesday
    • The Global Times meanwhile attacked Trump's 'inability to keep his mouth shut'
    • President-elect created controversy this week by criticizing China on Twitter
    • Trump also accepted a congratulatory call from the president of Taiwan
    • In doing so, he angered China and broke with decades-old diplomatic protocol


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4004276/Chinese-media-offer-stern-warning-rookie-Trump.html#ixzz4S6OFnQot
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    Frickin' sweet! And he's not even President yet.
     
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    I have been wondering when Trump is going to to start hitting the Chineese on their currency manipulation, is at 6.88 to 1 right now and rumors are it is going to fall more.
     
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    Very important point, and as the guy states, rinse, repeat over and over
     
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    BOOM! Just remember the man isn't president yet. Well over a month to go................

    Titanium Level Winning – U.S. Steel Wants To Hire Back 10,000…
    Posted on December 7, 2016 by sundance

    …“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”.

    ~ Donald Trump





    CNBC – United States Steel would like to accelerate its investments and hire back laid-off employees now that Donald Trump will be occupying the Oval Office, CEO Mario Longhi told CNBC on Wednesday.


    “We already structured to do some things, but when you see in the near future improvement to the tax laws, improvements to regulation, those two things by themselves may be a significant driver to what we’re going to do,” he said in an interview with CNBC’s “Power Lunch.”

    In addition, the belief that the U.S. economy can grow at least 3.5 percent also adds to what the company can do, Longhi noted.

    “I’d be more than happy to bring back the employees we’ve been forced to lay off during that depressive period,” he said, which could be close to 10,000 jobs.

    […] “There was a point in time in the past couple years that I was having to hire more lawyers to try to interpret these new regulations than I was hiring … engineers. That doesn’t make any sense.” (read more)

    Specifically and directly related:
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    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a transition official, choosing a harsh critic of the agency to take its helm.

    As the chief legal officer of a big oil and natural-gas producing state, Mr. Pruitt, a Republican, has led legal fights against some of President Barack Obama’s most significant environmental rules.

    Mr. Pruitt has touted his leadership role in fighting the EPA rule that cut power-plant carbon emissions, as well as an EPA measure that put more bodies of water under federal jurisdiction. Both of those rules have been temporarily blocked by federal courts as litigation proceeds.

    In choosing a legal official to head his EPA, Mr. Trump could be signaling that legal action will be central to his plans to repeal a raft of regulations, something he promised on the campaign trail. (read more)

    But… but… but… he talked to Al Gore….
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    Fucking A'.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...l-winning-u-s-steel-wants-to-hire-back-10000/
     
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    More Winning – Trans Lux To Return Full Manufacturing To U.S. – And Foxconn Begins Discussions…
    Posted on December 7, 2016 by sundance

    For more than a year we have been discussing the Trump ‘America-First’ economic platform. Within the discussion you may remember the following:

    […] In addition, an unquantifiable benefit comes from investment, where the smart money play -to get increased return on investment- becomes putting capital INTO the U.S. economy,… (read more)

    Today Trans-Lux, a manufacturer of LCD and LED displays, announces that Trump’s victory has pushed the company to shift back from China to the U.S.A.:

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    […] “Earlier this year, we didn’t think Donald Trump would win,” said Allain. “But we closely watched his campaign and listened to his protectionist rhetoric. His win forced us to reevaluate our plans in China.”

    Now with Trump’s win, Allain said the company is accelerating its move back to the U.S., with the goal to make all of its products in America within a year. (read more)

    And the good news doesn’t stop there:

    REUTERS – Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier, said on Wednesday that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States.

    “While the scope of the potential investment has not been determined, we will announce the details of any plans following the completion of direct discussions between our leadership and the relevant U.S. officials,” it said in a statement.

    On Tuesday, Masayoshi Son of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp said he would invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 new jobs, a move U.S. President-elect Donald Trump claimed was a direct result of his election win.

    Foxconn’s brief statement followed a report by broadcaster CNBC on Wednesday showing a snapshot of a page held by Son outlining the investment carrying the logos of SoftBank and Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (read more)

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    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...turing-to-u-s-and-foxconn-begins-discussions/
     
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    I had a low opinion of Trump, but it seems to get better every day. Of course he was clearly a better choice than the maggot. I am still wary, but he might yet earn my support.
     
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    ...my uncle was a senior Boeing VP, recently died. I had many an interesting conversations with him, the one that sticks in my head is when he stated Boeing makes 95percent of their money in the missile and defense industry. Their commercial airliner department is very small, icing on the cake.
     
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    President Donald Trump “IS” The Revenge of John Galt – Yet Few Can Fathom…
    Posted on December 9, 2016 by sundance
    Call it “the revenge of John Galt“, call it “the revenge of main street“, call it “the rebuke of the compliance department”, or call it something else…. but what’s brutally missing amid all the pearl-clutching punditry is an acceptance that President Trump is ushering back an era of The Titans of Capitalism.

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    A succinct comment by thesavyinvester cuts to the brutal heart of the matter:

    How ironic… The last 8 yrs ( and frankly much longer ) the non producing bureaucratic state only focused on growing it’s own organisms ( like something Ripley fought against ) rather than fostering yours, will now be run by those that for eons that had to dot their I’s and cross their T’s for all these pencil pushers. Yikes, they will be more uncomfortable than Rodney Dangerfield constantly adjusting his collar and tie during his comedy routineo I am not tired of winning, grab the popcorn this will be fun.


    The game changing nature of a Trump Administration that will be run by in essence by efficiency experts rather than coming up through the ranks politicians is so stunning I am not even sure Treeper’s and Freeper’s get it.

    Words like Demming, Kaizen, Six Sigma etc will be like names of villainous monsters once these departments have to adapt or go metaphorically extinct. No more room for Comity and advising and extending my remarks and yielding to the gentle lady from bla-bla-bla, get-er-freaking-done. Is it me or is this George Washington 2.0 and no one gets it? (link)

    No chief, it’s not just you – but, yes, few are “getting it“.

    For the past 30+ years the entire construct of Main Street business and enterprise has been dragged through a complex dynamic of ridiculous and insufferable regulatory and compliance building.

    For those who constructed this economic system Trump represents a very real and existential threat; intent on destroying decades of economic quicksand with a politically incorrect atomic sledgehammer.

    Unfortunately, there are too few people who can grasp the scope of economic frustration upon Main Street brought about by historic special interest do-gooders. Meanwhile, the doers have had to bite their lips, jump through hoops, dot I’s, cross very specific T’s and watch their language around the compliance officers who were created solely to handle the mandates driven by a need to ensure the policy outcomes of the do-gooder crowd.

    To be fair, some of the regulation and compliance was merited. However, we long ago crossed that worthwhile Rubicon, and we raced onto a downward slope where value was removed from the economic equation and replaced by feelings.

    Most of the last three decades of regulatory horse crap has been driven by the feelings amid the constituency who control economic legislative interests, ie. Wall Street.

    The recent quote from U.S. Steel’s CEO, Mario Longhi, is intensely on point:

    […] “There was a point in time in the past couple years that I was having to hire more lawyers to try to interpret these new regulations than I was hiring … engineers. That doesn’t make any sense.” (link)

    Oh, but it’s been a lot longer than “the past couple of years“, this economic risk avoidance process has been well beyond the ridiculous phase for over a decade.

    In order to try and retain a viable business model, surviving businesses began emphasizing productivity to offset escalating operational costs. The regulatory and compliance costs were/are generally considered “uncontrollable costs”. When faced with costs you cannot control – businesses are forced to adjust the economics within the costs they do control.

    The period from 1992 through 2002 was a decade of astronomical increases in productivity. The production principles of Edward Demming, Kaizen (Continuous Improvement), CQI and Six Sigma productivity evaluation were paramount business executive skill sets. Everyone was focused intensely on how to do more with less.

    Efficiencies in transportation, logistics, inventory controls and human productivity factors were the primary KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) of those charged with industry management.

    Meanwhile, seemingly oblivious to the same level of pressure and anxiety, the compliance department strolled merrily along, enjoying executive lunches, and critiquing/providing even more and more regulatory requirements that required ever increasing divergences from the core mission of the business.

    Within business ownership and management pressure rolls downhill; and soon it became mandatory to change the core mission of Human Resources from payroll and data processing, to the processing of employee feelings. The emphasis on sensibilities, every associate deserves a recognition trophy, gave rise to an entire new approach toward human capital management. That sensitive “you matter” team-building management approach continues even today.

    What thesavyinvester and a few others are beginning to recognize, is that President Trump is putting together a team of executive efficiency experts, private sector outsiders and captains of industry, who are positioning Trump’s administration to bring the atomic productivity hammer into the public sector for the first time.

    Federal Government employees are going to go bananas when they are forced to undergo the same level of productivity expectation and merit-based scrutiny as their private sector neighbors. This shall be epic.

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    However, as we have seen with the appointment of Labor Secretary Andy Puzder, don’t expect too many pundits will be even able to fathom the task. Most of those who are paid simply to deliver opinion are more familiar with the modern compliance department approach within the principles of current business interests.

    As a direct consequence the back-bench angle of insight will be a series of various cabinet member litmus tests and ridiculous discussions of disconnected economic realities because they have no grasp -or have forgotten- fundamental Main Street economic principles.

    A good case in point is both Mark Levin and Sarah Palin claiming the Carrier Corporation deal in Indiana is “crony capitalism”. Laughable. Brutally laughable.

    Only after allowing yourself to become economically disconnected from reality would being allowed to keep your own income be considered “crony capitalism“.

    In essence Levin and Palin are calling all Americans who get tax refund checks from the government each year, ‘crony capitalists’. Why, because according to their logic, the government is ::GASP:: letting Americans keep more of their own money.

    No, despite what the cognitively dissonant say, Solyndra is crony capitalism, not Carrier. Solyndra was being given money to fund their business model; money Solyndra themselves were not able to create through revenue. Carrier is simply being allowed to keep more of their own created income. THERE IS A PROFOUND DIFFERENCE.

    When you recognize how far we have traveled from the place where common sense economic understanding exists, you begin to fathom the scope of the challenge facing President Donald Trump.

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    China 'sends message to Trump' by flying nuclear-capable bomber over South China Sea for the first time since The Donald's controversial phone call with Taiwan's leader
    • Chinese H-6 bomber was escorted by fighter jets over disputed South China Sea
    • Pentagon officials say move was meant to send a message to Donald Trump
    • Satellites also detect Chinese surface-to-air missiles being placed on an island
    • Maneuvers come against backdrop of tensions stoked by call with Taiwan leader


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4020646/China-sends-message-Trump-flying-nuclear-capable-bomber-South-China-Sea-time-Donald-s-controversial-phone-call-Taiwan-s-leader.html#ixzz4STP1on6o
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    Interesting juxtaposition of the potentially serious story on the left and the gobs of asinine "stories" about hollywood celebrities (either their bodies, bikini pics, or relationship status) on the right. Today's generation is being raised as lambs to the slaughter.
     
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    Boeing executives are more concerned with Trump's antagonism towards China than his threat to cancel the Air Force One deal
    • Earlier this week, Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. Air Force should cancel its order with Boeing aircraft because the project's cost had spiraled
    • But Boeing executives said they are for more concerned about Trump's antagonism toward China on trade
    • They are also worried about an even closer diplomatic posture toward Taiwan
    • If Trump follows through on his threat to impose heavy taxes on Chinese imports, Boeing would be a prime target
    • Chinese state media have warned that any new tariffs imposed by Trump would lead to retaliation against Boeing, Apple iPhones and U.S. corn and soybeans


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4021478/Boeing-executives-far-worried-Trump-s-antagonism-China.html#ixzz4SXjZU1sb
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    Trump stirs Taiwan controversy again by saying he might change US's 37-year-old 'one China' policy if America doesn't get a better deal
    • Trump said on Fox News Sunday that he didn't feel bound by the policy
    • Officially, the US recognizes China's claim on Taiwan as 'one China'
    • That policy has existed since Jimmy Carter made it in 1979
    • But Trump argued that it could change if he doesn't get good deals with China
    • He concerned Beijing last week by accepting a call from the Taiwanese leader
    • Experts say it could lead to military confrontation if China is pushed too far
    • Trump also criticized China for 'taking US jobs', 'not helping with North Korea'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4022488/Trump-says-U-S-not-necessarily-bound-one-China-policy.html#ixzz4SYQyNad3
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    "Diplomatic Wookie" Trump is going to thump China.

    It is hard to sound tough when you speak like Elmer Fudd.

    And the rest of the world is NOT going to learn Manderan.

    The bubble in China will pop like Japan's did in the late 80' s .

    "So solly Chairman Mao."

    China is new money and don't have a clue what they are up against.

    Internal unrest will bring down China when the peasants realize they will NEVER move up.

    Trump already backdoored his plans with China when they released that vid of his grandaughter resighting 'The Peasant Song' in perfect Mandrian.

    Fuk yes. I can't link the vid cuz I'm on an Android.

    Google: Trump's grandaughter speaks Mandrian. Then get the English translation. Hahaha.

    Trogan Horse Brilliant how don dropped this virus into mainland China.

    I will not explain more, u do the math.

    Expert fugging chess gambit and China's big ego sukked it right up. "He Wookie"

    Insert chuckle icon here/\
     
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    Keefer,

    I think it has been a buildup to this. Splintering the china/russia compact by siding with Russia and bringing them onboard, building a cabinet of military men, etc.

    The guy has been building up to something for quite some time,

    I agree that it is chin centric as the chins have been throwing their weight around in asia for quite some time. Screwing over Taiwan, Hong Kong, Viet, and of course Japan.

    This gets more interesting by the day.
     
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    President Elect Donald Trump Invites Sea Island Attendees, Tech Executives, To Meeting at Tower…
    Posted on December 11, 2016 by sundance

    In March of 2016 an exclusive list of top tech executives, billionaires, donors and influence agents gathered at a secretive meeting with key leaders of the Washington DC UniParty. The meeting was to discuss their plans to destroy the candidacy of Donald Trump. The meeting took place at the exclusive enclave in Sea Island Georgia.

    The Sea Island meeting itself was entirely “anti-Trump”, the gathering was almost exclusively discussions about how to rid the primary process of the outside insurgency that was Donald Trump. Unknown to most, the group assembled also contained so of the original members who constructed the 2016 primary election splitter strategy:

    […] the same people who attended the Sea Island Georgia meeting, the same people who fund the UniParty, the same people who create Washington DC’s legislative priorities, were constructing a Clinton/Bush win-win scenario. (link)

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    A few of the billionaires included: Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Arthur Sulzbergerpublisher of the New York Times and billionaire Philip Anschultz who owns Sea Island.

    It is critical to accept who the political attendees were – including: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), political strategist Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan(R-WI), Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (AR), Cory Gardner (CO), Tim Scott (SC), Rob Portman (OH) and Ben Sasse (NE).

    There were many more “#NeverTrumper’s” including: Energy and Commerce Committe Chairman Fred Upton (Michigan), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA), Representative Kevin Brady (TX), Cathy McMorris-Rogers (WA), Budget Chairman Tom Price (GA), Financial Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (TX) and Rep. Dianne Black (TN).

    Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, also attended, and in an emailed report from the conference, he wrote:

    “The key task now … is less to understand Trump than to stop him. In general, there’s a little too much hand-wringing, brow-furrowing, and fatalism out there and not quite enough resolving to save the party from nominating or the country electing someone who simply shouldn’t be president.” (link)

    What we saw from this meeting was the neo-conservative (war-at-all-costs) interventionist segment of the UniParty aligned with the pro-Hillary Clinton billionaire limo-liberal team against Donald Trump. No-one who attended this meeting could ever be considered as a trustworthy ally for a Trump administration or Trump’s larger America First legislative agenda.

    At the time it was obvious candidate Donald Trump was paying very close attention; team Trump knew and understood the objectives of this meeting, and candidate Trump smartly modified his campaign efforts to battle their constructs. In essence, Trump predicted their maneuvers.

    What did Trump’s modified campaign approach look like?
    Here’s the graphic:

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    Before jumping into the announcement for the upcoming week, go back and look at the politicians names again. Remind yourselves how each name evolved to become a member of the #NeverTrump movement (openly, or through deceptive undermining).

    These are the same aligned voices behind the various GOPe groups who spoke out most visibly against candidate Trump’s foreign policy, “America’s interests first”. These same voices were adversaries in the general election as they supported Hillary Clinton.

    Now take a close look at today’s announcement:
    (Via Reuters) Top executives from Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc and Facebook Inc are among a small group of tech leaders invited to a summit to be held on Wednesday by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Recode reported, citing sources.

    Executives from Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp and Oracle Corp will also be among “a very heady group of less than a dozen, comprising most of the key players in the sector” to attend the summit, Recode said.

    Billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk will also be in attendance, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

    “I plan to tell the president-elect that we are with him and are here to help in any way we can,” Oracle Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz told Reuters in an emailed statement.

    “If he can reform the tax code, reduce regulation, and negotiate better trade deals, the U.S. technology community will be stronger and more competitive than ever.”

    Amazon.com Inc CEO and founder Jeff Bezos was also invited and is likely to attend, Recode said citing sources with knowledge of the situation.

    Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Alphabet did not immediately respond to requests for comment. An Intel spokeswoman and a Microsoft spokesman declined to comment.

    The gathering will take place on Wednesday at Trump Tower in New York City, Recode said. (link)

    Mr. Trump is such a nice man to invite these tech captains to Trump Tower for a special summit….

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    …“and I will win,… and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”.

    ~ Donald Trump

    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...ttendees-tech-executives-to-meeting-at-tower/
     
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    I used to play competitive chess early 80s. The last opponent I beat in a tournament was ranked 1550.

    Watching Trump vs China reminds me of watching the chess champ of Wisconsin brutally ass rape his opponent with two knights and a bishop in 1982.

    Taking a call from Taiwan THE SAME DAY Kissinger is meeting with the Chinese Premier??

    WTF?? If I was sitting across from the don on the chessboard my nuts just hit cold water. Super aggresive opening.

    I would play very defensively hoping Trump fuks up. Then go brutally offensive and exploit his aggression.

    What does China do? They pull out their little dicks and saber rattle.

    Hahahaha..

    Do you know what happens next?

    Dumb ass chinks loose thier queen (Russia)

    Queen off the board and Trump does bad things to thier anal cavity as they are too proud to resign.

    It's like watching Spasky play the kid next door.
     
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    Stunning Economic Winning – IBM Announces Intent To Hire 25,000 U.S. Workers…

    Posted on December 13, 2016 by sundance


    …“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”.

    ~ Donald Trump

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    There is something just over the horizon; if you know how to hear it, you can feel it coming. It’s beyond exciting.. it’s awesome… It’s like being a gear-head who shows up to the build only to discover Carol Shelby in the shop.

    Holy cats!… It’s epic.

    Before getting to that part, here’s the latest:

    (Via Bloomberg) IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty said she plans to hire about 25,000 people in the U.S. and invest $1 billion over the next four years, laying out her vision for filling technology jobs in America on the eve of a meeting of industry leaders with President-elect Donald Trump.

    Rometty, who is on Trump’s advisory panel of business leaders, will join Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg, Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos and Alphabet Inc.’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt at a summit with Trump Wednesday in New York that is said to focus on jobs.

    During the run-up to the election, Trump made employment issues a mainstay of his campaign, promising to scrap trade deals he viewed as draining jobs from the country and impose tariffs on imports if necessary.

    He has since claimed credit for preventing thousands of manufacturing jobs from moving overseas and used state incentives to strike a deal with Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp., to pull back on its plans to move some operations to Mexico. (read more)

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    OK, now lets look at the data-points. Today, we’ve got Bill Gates at Trump Tower with a very specific message, “innovation“. Please Watch:




    ♦ Now, remember Trump’s American economic principles: […] Because so many shifts -policy nudges- have taken place in the past several decades, few academics and even fewer MSM observers, are able to understand how to get off this path and chart a better course.

    Candidate Trump is proposing less dependence on foreign companies for cheap goods, (the cornerstone of a service economy) and a return to a more balanced U.S. larger economic model where the manufacturing and production base can be re-established and competitive based on American entrepreneurship and innovation.


    The key words in the prior statement are “dependence” and “balanced”. When a nation has an industrial manufacturing balance within the GDP there is far less dependence on the economic activity in global markets. In essence the U.S. can sustain itself, absorb global economic fluctuations and expand itself or contract itself depending on the free market.


    When there is no balance, there is no longer a free market. The free market is sacrificed in favor of dependency, whether it’s foreign oil or foreign manufacturing, the dependency outcome is essentially the same. Without balance there is an inherent loss of economic independence, and a consequential increase in economic risk.

    No other economy in the world innovates like the U.S.A. Donald Trump sees this as a key advantage across all industry – including manufacturing and technology.


    The benefit of cheap overseas labor, which is considered a global market disadvantage for the U.S., is offset by utilizing innovation and energy independence.

    The third highest variable cost of goods beyond raw materials first, labor second, is energy. If the U.S. energy sector is unleashed -and fully developed- the manufacturing price of any given product will allow for global trade competition even with higher U.S. wage prices.

    In addition the U.S. has a key strategic advantage with raw manufacturing materials such as: iron ore, coal, steel, precious metals and vast mineral assets which are needed in most new modern era manufacturing. Trump proposes we stop selling these valuable national assets to countries we compete against – they belong to the American people, they should be used for the benefit of American citizens. Period. (read full outline)

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    ♦ The next data-point is to witness the financial dream team […] President-Elect Donald Trump announces more members of his economic team. Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary, and Todd Ricketts as Deputy Commerce Secretary.

    In essence, the Trump economic patriotism platform takes shape with the introduction of a few more key members for the domestic economy dream team.

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    If you have followed the Trump economic mindset from the beginning, you’ll know exactly what the purpose of each of these players are into the larger scope of domestic capital infusion. Remember, one of the essential elements Trump needs is to create the environment where the best play is domestic, ie. Main Street, investment.

    To reverse three decades of economic outsourcing, the investment scales (best return) must tip from Wall Street (global investment) to Main Street (domestic investment), that’s where Mnuchin, Ross and Ricketts come into play. Economic patriotism is leveraged by steering capital investment much like well constructed levies can steer the flow of water. (read full outline)

    ♦ The next data point is to recognize Trump plans to start things immediately. Meaning he needs the architecture for immediate capital infusion without waiting on congress or a long drawn-out legislative fight on the traditional battlefield of tax reform.

    In essence Trump’s economic build needs a controllable financial vehicle – outside traditional or political lines. Now, check this out:

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    (New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint Gary D. Cohn as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. A renowned business leader, Mr. Cohn will help to both design and coordinate the President-elect’s America First economic agenda and make sure increasing wages for American workers will be a top priority.

    ==> He will also work closely with the President-elect’s economic team at the Treasury and Commerce Departments.

    “As my top economic advisor, Gary Cohn is going to put his talents as a highly successful businessman to work for the American people,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “He will help craft economic policies that will grow wages for our workers, stop the exodus of jobs overseas and create many great new opportunities for Americans who have been struggling. He fully understands the economy and will use all of his vast knowledge and experience to make sure the American people start winning again.” (read more)

    ♦ Boom, there it is…. #1) the goal. #2) the plan, and #3) the architecture/foundation to repatriate the approximately $4 TRILLION in offshore U.S. corporate assets, via a new infrastructure bond program. We first mentioned the possibility yesterday:

    My spidey senses are telling me there’s going to be a rather unusual infrastructure bond program. It would not surprise me to find Trump proposing a way to expedite $4 trillion in off shore corporate liquid assets getting repatriated, by offering a bond conversion with a zero to 5% income tax rate (basis), if the corporations repatriate the funds via Trump federal infrastructure bonds.

    This alone funds the Trump infrastructure bill, and simultaneously initiates the southern border wall construction.

    Those federal infrastructure bonds (containing repatriated revenues) could then be traded on the markets (returning capital to the bond holder – ie. the original off shore holding), allowing stock reinvestment, dividend payment or capital ependiture. Just a spidey sense, a gut prediction, but very Trumpesque. (more)

    This approach could inject, almost immediately, corporate capital assets into domestic economic development.

    Trump’s infrastructure proposals begins almost immediately, and he’d essentially be putting a plan before congress that works around their ability to co-opt it with special interests – or argue about it based on spending or deficits.

    The Trump domestic economic plan begins immediately; and in the longer-term congress yap’s about debates and argues the federal budget and Trump’s tax reform proposal.

    Meanwhile the U.S. economy would begin almost immediate expansion.

    Brilliant.

    Remember, the problem Ronald Reagan ran into in 1981 and 1982 was an economic response lag cause by waiting on congressional tax reform action to catch up with the economic stimulus of deregulation. It took until mid 1983 before the Reagan economic engine began firing on all cylinders.

    By all appearances it seems Trump’s proposal would navigate around that legislative lag.


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    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...m-announces-intent-to-hire-25000-u-s-workers/
     
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    One In, Two Out
    Trump’s seemingly insane plan to cut regulation actually has a solid track record.

    By Robert VerBruggenDecember 12, 2016

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    President Obama has released the details of his “midnight” regulations, meaning those created between the election and the swearing-in of the next president. If implemented, they will cost about $44 billion, according to Sam Batkins of the conservative American Action Forum. They include everything from environmental standards for vehicles to new rules for educational programs.

    As strange as it may sound, in the grand scheme of things, $44 billion isn’t that much money. This is the “net present value” of a cost that will be spread out over many years—and we’re a nation of 320 million people, so crude division suggests a burden of around $140 per person. We’re also a nation that already regulates itself to the tune of $6,000 per person per year, so Obama is adding a tiny fraction to the total.

    But the midnight package doesn’t come out of nowhere. It is a capstone to eight years of aggressive regulation. And Donald Trump has a much-ridiculed—but actually tested and proven—way of rolling all this back.

    To be sure, regulations have been accumulating for decades, under both Republican and Democratic presidents. But even relative to his predecessors, Obama has been particularly happy to add fresh limitations on business and even personal activity.

    The libertarian Mercatus Center maintains a system called RegData, containing statistics on decades’ worth of regulatory text. Last year, two of its scholars tallied the total number of restrictions added under each president since Carter. In his first four years, Obama was second only to Carter himself, and by his sixth year Obama had added more restrictions than any other president had in eight. No president, of course, reduced regulation on net.

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    Similarly, the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University has documented that Obama far outpaced Clinton and Bush II when it comes to regulations deemed “economically significant,” creating about 500 when neither of his predecessors came close to 400. (A complication is that the cost cutoff for “economically significant,” $100 million, was established more than 20 years ago and never adjusted for inflation, though most of these regulations are far above the cutoff anyway.)

    Obama was able to do this in part because Congress and the courts have given the executive branch wide latitude to interpret the laws that authorize regulations. He also pushed the limits of those laws, however, spurring pushback from conservatives and numerous lawsuits from regulated parties. Two examples: interpreting the term “navigable waters” to include every body of water that in any way affects waters you can actually navigate, and leveraging an obscure provision of the Clean Air Act to demand states reduce power plants’ carbon emissions by a third.

    Enter Donald Trump. As TAC publisher Jon Basil Utley spelled out in the context of the EPA last week, the president-elect has his work cut out for him. Just on a practical level, he’ll have to rein in rogue agencies with long-established bureaucracies and work with Congress to handle reforms he can’t enact himself. And for all the freedom the executive branch has, even when it acts alone it often has to at least go through the motions of performing cost-benefit analyses and giving the public time to comment.

    On a policy level, the difficulties are even greater. From a bird’s-eye view it may be obvious we have too much regulation: the last president added new rules at an unprecedented rate, there has been little attempt to clear out old regulations that are no longer needed, and there are plenty of rules that seem to serve no logical purpose at all. But down on the ground, it will be a monumental task to sort out which rules are needed and which aren’t.

    Trump plans to deploy a major weapon in this fight, however: he has promised to sign an executive order instructing agencies to repeal two regulations for every one they enact. At first blush, this seems like one of those wild-eyed Trump ideas that scare liberals and cause informed conservatives to shake their heads in embarrassment.

    But it isn’t. In fact, this idea has been tested before—in both Canada and the UK.

    The Canadian province of British Columbia had spectacular success with a similar rule starting in 2001, cutting regulation by more than one-third and then switching to a one-in/one-out policy, as Laura Jones of Mercatus documented in a paper last year. Inspired by this success, Canada enacted a federal one-in/one-out policy last year. The UK, meanwhile, enacted one-in/one-out in 2010—and literally doubled down on it in 2012, replacing it with Trump’s formula of one-in/two-out.

    In an ideal world, of course, we wouldn’t resort to such a blunt instrument. We’d evaluate each individual policy on its own merits. But in reality, federal agencies always seem to think their regulations are valuable enough to keep. One-in/two-out forces the agencies to reduce regulation while harnessing their expertise, allowing them to choose which regulations stay and which go to make room for new ones.

    There are plenty of wrinkles to iron out, as Cass Sunstein explained in a recent Bloomberg View column. Trump will need to decide which types of regulation to exempt, such as technical clarifications of prior rules. And he’ll have to decide what role costs will play; it wouldn’t make sense to let agencies repeal two $10,000 regulations to “pay for” a new $100 million rule.

    It also might be a good idea to have Congress pass the rule, as some have alleged it’s unconstitutional to do this by executive order. Their argument: Congress has instructed the executive agencies to regulate as needed in specific areas, and the two-for-one rule prevents them from doing so. This is a bit of a long shot, considering how much Congress has deferred to the executive on these matters, the inherent authority of the president to set priorities for his branch of the government, and courts’ hesitancy to exercise any oversight. But conservatives have long said that Congress, not the president, should take the lead on regulation—and writing the policy into law would make it harder for a future administration to go back on it.

    For decades now, executive agencies have been piling new regulations atop old, with little attention paid to the damage done. The Obama administration has been worse than most in this regard, if hardly an outlier. Starting from this elevated baseline, a policy of killing two regulations for each new one isn’t nearly as crazy as it may sound—and other countries that have tried it have liked the results.

    Robert VerBruggen is managing editor of The American Conservative. Follow @RAVerBruggen

    source: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/one-in-two-out/
     
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    Great thread, Irons!
    I hope this thread lasts for at least eight years and is jammed full of good things for America!
     
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    It's like if John D. Rockefeller was President in 1898 with the internet.
     
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    Fantastic thread and no alric! What a day.

    One thing is very clear to the working class American has been SOLD OUT for years. Rule changes BRING jobs, so rule changes DROVE jobs away.
    It was as simple as killinton trying to make hay with Trump clothing made off shore. His flippant reply you made me do it.
    It was the haggered bitch trying to embarrass Trump with you didn't pay any taxes (can't get that f'ing screeching voice out of my head). Trump's reply I'm just following YOUR rules.
    Simple honest reply that hit home with the working class.
     
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    Saw a add yesterday for some damn thing or another,

    and it stated 'calls answered by a American'

    thought that curious and fits with what we said some time ago about corps immediately trying to take advantage of the sentiment
     
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    Has the Chinese backlash begun? Country's government threatens to fine US car giant for 'running a monopoly' in the wake of Trump's call to Taiwan
    • Trump triggered a war of words with China when he spoke to Tsai Ing-wen
    • Talking to the President of Taiwan contradicted official U.S. One China policy
    • China has warned the president-elect not to rock the boat with Beijing
    • Now a U.S. auto manufacturer is facing a fine for 'monopolistic behavior'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4031276/China-penalise-U-S-automaker-monopolistic-behaviour-China-Daily.html#ixzz4SpNWqzAM
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    Tech giants arrive at Trump Tower for round-table with man many opposed - and Elon Musk and Tim Cook will get special one-to-one
    • Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle, arrives at Trump Tower for roundtable of Silicon Valley executives convened by Donald Trump
    • Meeting with president-elect comes after much of tech industry fiercely opposed his election
    • Tim Cook and Elon Musk will be there - but Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is staying away and sending Sheryl Sandberg instead
    • IBM announced massive job creation scheme in America before meeting


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4033524/Trump-Silicon-Valley-elite-seek-smooth-frictions.html#ixzz4SqPvRkoo
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    Patience fellas, this is a chess game, not Chinese checkers. I have no doubt Trump will win Russia and then China is basically alone, except for India and their friggen call centers. Trump moves so friggen fast it's hard to keep up. But I have no doubt he will get er done w/China.


    Cyrus for Secret Service? hahahaha, ok, I'm having too much fun.



    Trump has 'attitude' the chinks can't copy.

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    No offense, but you guys need a drink? I hate to be the only gimmer laughin his axx off.
     
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    If china can't flood the US markets with their garbage trinkets they are hurting. Chess favors Trump.
     
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    image.jpeg Did someone say chess? ....my 9 year old says bring it on, Go Trump!
     
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    As a chess lightweight, it looks like he has a possible advantage. The black queen will slaughter his pawns, but he might set up a good case against the black king.
     
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    The “America First” Economic Dream Team Assembly Continues…
    Posted on December 21, 2016 by sundance

    Titans ! Wolverines + Titans = Awesome !
    The jaw-droppingly qualified “America First” Main Street economics team continues to be brilliantly assembled. It is now transparently obvious that Donald Trump has a very specific strategy to navigate the mine field created by three decades of Main Street erosion.

    President-elect Donald Trump, announced Wednesday the head of the newly created White House National Trade Council: Peter Navarro, an economist who supports a hardline approach toward relations with China. Trump also named business mogul Carl Icahn a special adviser to the President on regulatory reform.

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    “I read one of Peter’s books on America’s trade problems years ago and was impressed by the clarity of his arguments and thoroughness of his research,” Trump said in a statement, possibly referring to Navarro’s 2011 book “Death By China.”


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    “He has presciently documented the harms inflicted by globalism on American workers, and laid out a path forward to restore our middle class. He will fulfill an essential role in my administration as a trade advisor,” Trump said in a statement.

    Trump also named business mogul Carl Icahn a special adviser to the President on regulatory reform.

    Trump was expected to announce additional choices for yet-to-be-filled White House positions in the coming days, his transition team said on a conference call Wednesday morning.

    Trump spent the previous day meeting with candidates for his unfilled cabinet positions, including prospective hires to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. (read more)


    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...first-economic-dream-team-assembly-continues/
     
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    Carl Icahn? Interesting. Maybe his job will be to do a hostile takeover of China (and get them to fund it.)
     
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    Boeing CEO Meets with Donald Trump: Promises to Deliver a Cheaper Air Force One

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    President-elect Donald Trump met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and discussed ideas to make the Air Force One program more affordable. The pair met Wednesday afternoon at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida estate.

    Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Muilenburg called the meeting a “good, open discussion” that was “very productive.”

    Muilenburg revealed they specifically spoke about the estimated $4 billion Air Force One program that Donald Trump specifically criticized earlier in December.

    “We’re going to get it done for less than that, and we’re committed to working together to make sure that happens,” he said. “And I was able to give the President-elect my personal commitment on behalf of the Boeing Company.”

    He did not reveal a timeline for the new Air Force One, but signaled he was eager to get it started.

    “We’re all focused on the same thing here, we’re going to make sure that we give our war fighters the best capability in the world and that we do it in a way that is affordable for our taxpayers,” Muilenburg said.


    He also praised Trump’s business sense while trying to strike a better deal with the American people.

    “It was a terrific conversation. Got a lot of respect for him,” he said. “He’s a good man. And he’s doing the right thing.”

    Later in the afternoon, Trump again appeared before reporters to discuss his meeting with Boeing’s CEO and a second meeting with Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson.

    “I think we’re looking to cut a tremendous amount of money off the program,” he said regarding his Boeing meeting.

    When asked about any cost concessions with the F-35 program, he was less celebratory.

    “We’re just beginning, it’s a dance,” he said. “It’s a little bit of a dance. But we’re going to get the costs down and we’re going to get it done beautifully.”

    \http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...art-comwp-adminpost-phppost5781537actionedit/
     
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    Lyin bastard!
     
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    Trump Team Begin Constructing Import Tariff Proposal – Globalists and UniParty Members Freak Out…
    Posted on December 22, 2016 by sundance

    As you review this CNN article it is CRITICAL to remember there are two divergent U.S. economies: a Wall Street economy, and a Main Street economy. The DC UniParty Politicians, the Globalists and the MSM will instantaneously conflate the two. Stay sharp.

    The direct target of the tariff approach is the enhancement of the Main Street economy. Due to the global nature of Wall Street this immediately puts their financial relationship, their economic risk, in the same place as the risk for foreign countries which would be subjected to the economic leveling of the trade equation.

    Again, stay intellectually sharp – this is where we are going to have to fight “the big club“. Understanding how their “trillions of dollars at stake” are placed within the equation is a critical aspect to understanding how the UniParty will attack.

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    Washington (CNN) – The Trump transition team is floating the possibility of an early executive action to impose tariffs on foreign imports, according to multiple sources.

    Such a move would deliver on President-elect Donald Trump’s “America First” campaign theme. But it’s causing alarm among business interests and the pro-trade Republican establishment.

    The Trump transition team didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the prospect of new tariffs. But a transition official said the team has discussed implementing a border adjustment tax measure under consideration by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, which would tax imports to spur US manufacturing.

    Curbing free trade was a central element of Trump’s campaign. He promised to rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. He also vowed to take a tougher line against other international trading partners, almost always speaking harshly of China but often including traditional US allies such as Japan in his complaint that American workers get the short end of the stick under current trade practices.

    It is an area where there is a huge gulf between Trump’s stated positions and traditional GOP orthodoxy. Business groups and GOP establishment figures — including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — have been hoping the transition from the campaign to governing would bring a different approach. (read more)

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    More Winning – Chinese State Media “Jitters” Contemplating Trump’s Economic Team…
    Posted on December 22, 2016 by sundance

    China understands very well the consequences. President Trump very well understands the leverage. The U.S. market is the customer in the trade equation.

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    This is not a negotiation for the faint at heart… This.Shall.Be.Epic. THIS is the battle many of us have long awaited. Long awaited. The patriotic industrialists, our titans, have been patiently waiting for the leveling….

    The overarching policy is a simple two word summary, “America First”. It is critical, absolutely critical, to remember: in the entirety of their economic rise to power, China has never had to contemplate an economic adversary ambivalent to their state-centric objectives.

    In all prior economic negotiations China has simply bought off their Washington DC opposition through the use of lobbyists and Tom Donohue’s personal business enterprise, the U.S. CoC. China’s only familiar option is now completely off the table.

    (Via Reuters) Chinese state media on Friday expressed alarm and warned of a “showdown with the U.S.” after President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line against China, to head a new White House National Trade Council.

    Navarro is an academic and one-time investment adviser who has authored books such as “Death by China: How America Lost its Manufacturing Base”. The book was made into a documentary film about Beijing’s desire to become the dominant economic and military power in Asia.

    “That individuals such as Navarro who have a bias against China are being picked to work in leading positions in the next administration, is no laughing matter,” the official English-language China Daily said in an editorial.

    “The new administration should bear in mind that with economic and trade ties between the world’s two largest economies now the closest they have ever been, any move to damage the win-win relationship will only result in a loss for both sides.”

    The previous day, China’s foreign ministry said in reaction it was playing close attention to Trump’s transition team and possible policy direction, that cooperation between the two countries was the only correct choice.

    The Global Times, an influential tabloid published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, said Trump’s decision over Navarro was “by no means a positive signal”.

    “China needs to face up to the reality that the Trump team maintains a hard-line attitude toward China. It must discard any illusions and make full preparations for any offensive move by the Trump government,” the Global Times said in an editorial. (read more)

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    US President Barack Obama (R) listens to remarks by President Hu Jintao (L) during a meeting with business leaders on January 19, 2011 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Obama said Wednesday he hoped the United States and China could ease trade frictions and break free of their “old stereotypes.” Alongside him as the pair met business leaders in Washington, Chinese President Hu Jintao said Beijing vowed to boost interior demand and consumer spending as he hailed a “promising future” for bilateral trade.

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    Seperating my biblical beliefs from current events, I do see China taking a thumping ( contrary to all the "China the new emerging power MSM BS) through miscalculation, muscle flexing, or some other misguided action ( remember the Korean conflict) and yes Keef, Trump may be just the man to do it....of course an event like that will not be without " casualties", Trump's election signaled a whole new era. Exciting times.
     
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    I'm open to the counter argument but I don't see this as a good move. First, how does raising the price of goods to the consumer help the consumer. Of course it helps domestic producers which is the intention.

    This is interference with the invisible hand and typically comes with unintended consequences

    So now with domestic production "protected" what are the chances they hold pricing? I'd say slim to none. When supply goes down and price is artificially supported prices rise.

    This is a pass through tax on consumers and an inflationary action.

    I am still on the Trump train and understand he's going to do some things I don't agree with. I just wanted to speak my piece on this - if someone has a counter argument where I'm missing something please do chime in.
     

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