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    Living in a country that recently blew itself up with a bubble, I find myself really struck by the degree that US economic policy since the early 1980s seems to be entirely based around the inflation of a series of bubbles. which are invariably followed by pretty horrible busts, which completely wipe out the wealth of everyone below the top 20%, while massively enriching the elite, while impoverishing even more people. These busts seem to be getting worse, and it's difficult to gauge how damaging the next one is going to be given that the mechanisms for dealing with it have been destroyed, and the last vestiges of laws that might protect against it are being scrapped.

    That the US has reached a point where they elected a cross between Mayor Quimby, and tonic salesman Abe Simpson as their fucking president, I think we need to prepare ourselves for a particularly bad one this time around.

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    I think people are too scared of Trump and his ability to mock people. You shouldn't use that as a way of deciding who your candidate should be.

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    Yeah, Felon Donald has a ring to it.

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    Dopey Donald

    I still think Donnie Tiny Hands is the one that works best.

    Obama should start tweeting: "Donnie Tiny Hands, who has half as many twitter followers as me,..."

    That might actually start a nuclear war.

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    Benedict Donald or Dumbass Donald

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal Alamein View Post
    Benedict Donald or Dumbass Donald
    Detox Donald.

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    A few more data points would be handy...

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    True dat

    There are a number of more granular tables on related issues in the article, but not on that particular point (which requires a lot of tedious work).

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Awesome Berbaslug!!! View Post
    Yeah, Felon Donald has a ring to it.
    "You give me Felon Don, Four In The Morning" - Prefab Sprout

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    Let us hope it won't be Teflon Don.

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    I think Nancy and Chuck were suckered into some 45 grandstanding for the base today. Sure, it makes Trump look totally mental to a neutral but that's not the battle Trump's fighting.

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    I actually thought that both sides set it up as a convenient piece of theatre. It helps Trump with his base, and helps Chuck and Nancy look more combative than they actually are so helps them with the Democratic base.

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    They didn't exactly look combative. Sane, yes, but not sure how many swing votes there are in looking sane.

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    Wonder if their talk of being bipartisan and co-operative was just a ploy so - when Donnie behaves like Donnie inevitably behaves - they can look like betrayed saints who tried to make it work?

    Might appeal to the tiny sliver of the population who aren't either a) trump's base, or b) already appalled and sickened by him.

    So I guess that might be about 200 people, across the nation?

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