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Old 05-31-2017   #31 (permalink)
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From the article on Trump's window for legislative accomplishment is closing.

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But critics from both parties have said the lack of progress is a reflection in part of Trump’s inability to marshal votes or persuade lawmakers to follow his lead.

Trump “is the least policy-aware, policy-knowledgeable, policy-driven president that I can remember, maybe that we’ve ever had,” said David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. “Most of the Republicans do have some kind of coherent framework through which they see things.”
In other words, he is a dumb-ass, policy wise and process wise.

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Our so-called jobs-oriented President is killing international tourism to the United States, and the jobs associated with that tourism. Cost will be billions of dollars a year - 1.6 billion from Mexico alone.

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The American tourism industry could be facing a new phenomenon: waning interest in the traveling to the United States.

After decades of sitting pretty as a bucket list destination, the stars and stripes might be on their way out. Experts warn that anti-immigration rhetoric as well as confusing travel and electronic bans have dampened foreign interest in U.S. vacations, especially from Mexico.
U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada
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Trump has been throwing a fit about Germany and trade.

Has anyone told him that German car companies employ 700,000 workers in the USA?

We are all aware that there is a lot he is clueless about, but certainly someone told him that employment statistic
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Some have said that personnel is policy. What implications are there from the inability to attract personnel?

As Trump Weighs Shake-Up, He Faces Recruiting Challenge

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WASHINGTON — Back from overseas and confronting an unforgiving political environment, President Trump appears increasingly isolated inside the White House, according to advisers, venting frustration over the performance of his staff and openly talking about shaking it up. But as he considers casting off old aides, Mr. Trump is finding it challenging to recruit new ones.

The disclosures from investigations stemming from Russian meddling in last year’s election — coupled with the president’s habit of undercutting his staff — have driven away candidates for West Wing jobs that normally would be among the most coveted in American politics, according to people involved in the search.

By the time the first change in what may be a broader shake-up was announced Tuesday, the White House was left without a replacement. Michael Dubke, the White House communications director, said he would step down, but four possible successors contacted by the White House declined to be considered, according to an associate of Mr. Trump who like others asked not to be identified discussing internal matters.

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Why does Trump keep getting basic facts wrong?

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During the 2016 campaign, Trump had his share of moments where he clearly did not know what he was being asked about. While somewhat concerning, it wasn’t surprising that a candidate who prided himself on inexperience might not know things presidential candidates are normally expected to know. But after four months, we see a more disturbing trend: The president seems not to know basic facts about issues and legislation that he supposedly has been briefed on.
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Three tweets from the past three days display this startling lack of knowledge. (No, none of them include “covfefe.”) On Tuesday morning, Trump called on Republicans to get rid of the filibuster to pass two key pieces of the party’s agenda: “The U.S. Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy.” But Senate Republicans are using reconciliation rules to take up the House’s health-care bill, which means they need only 51 votes anyway. GOP leaders plan to use the same process for tax cuts as well. Either Trump has not been told this, or his staff has briefed him on this and he has simply forgotten.

Rewinding the clock to Sunday brings us a similarly baffling statement, again on health care. “I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere,” he tweeted Sunday night, “ObamaCare is dead — the Republicans will do much better!” Set aside for the moment that Obamacare is not dead, though Trump is doing his best to kill it through sabotage. Focus for now on the suggestion “we add more dollars to Healthcare.” The American Health Care Act — which Trump celebrated the House’s passage of with a big Rose Garden photo op — cuts Medicaid by more than $800 billion. Trump’s own budget adds another $600 billion in cuts on top of that. Again: Has his staff not briefed him what the AHCA does or what his budget calls for? Or has he been told and forgotten?
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The last example came the same day as Trump’s call to get rid of the filibuster. Trump wrote, “We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change.” There are kernels of truth here: Germany has a trade surplus with the U.S. — and critics say Germany’s trade policies hurt other countries. What’s worrying is “this will change,” which implies that Trump wants a new U.S.-Germany trade deal. But Germany, as a member of the European Union, can’t negotiate a trade deal with the United States by itself. As Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the very same day, “The E.U. is one of our largest trading partners, and any negotiations legally must be conducted at the E.U. level and not with individual nations.”
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Let me know when you finish you hissy fit Trump dump?
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Let me know when you finish you hissy fit Trump dump?
I am posting about policy.

Let me know when you do not want policy stuff posted here.

I am saddened that our President provides such material, but it is a fact that he does.

And, you are welcome. I am trying to keep your thread from becoming a dead field
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On budget policy and practice

GOP budget woes leave lawmakers in the dark - POLITICO

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The federal budget process is so broken that lawmakers are now preparing to write spending bills without even knowing how much total cash they've got to play with.

It's a new level of dysfunction for Capitol Hill, and it undermines GOP leaders’ promises to return to "regular order," where spending measures are carefully considered and funding the federal government is a priority.

Without clear spending targets, federal agencies are left in the dark, with only a vague idea of how to plan their budgets. The uncertainty also could complicate plans by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to avoid a government shutdown showdown in the fall.

“It’s a puzzling year. It’s going to be a very difficult year,” said Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), who oversees spending for energy and water programs.
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I am posting about policy.

Let me know when you do not want policy stuff posted here.

I am saddened that our President provides such material, but it is a fact that he does.

And, you are welcome. I am trying to keep your thread from becoming a dead field

No, you are doing the same here as you do on your thread. Link after link of anti-Trump shite. It is not policy. Kind of obvious what you are doing but have at it. I find it amusing that you think of threads as belonging to someone. That really explains a lot.
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No, you are doing the same here as you do on your thread. Link after link of anti-Trump shite. It is not policy. Kind of obvious what you are doing but have at it. I find it amusing that you think of threads as belonging to someone. That really explains a lot.
I do not own any threads. I am posting about policy here. You started the thread and I am trying to see that it gets used for the purpose you said you wanted it used for, hence my posts about a variety of policy areas and very little about Russiagate here, even though it is the biggest thing happening.

I guess there is no satisfying you

You could always ask James to ban me from this thread, but at least I am staying to the policy discussion topic.
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Climate change policy - another POLICY post

Climate change drama grips the White House | TheHill

The White House is in conflict with itself, with advisers trying to box the President in to a decision.

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An initial story in Axios, attributed to two sources close to the decision, was immediately contradicted by other administration sources who said Trump was leaning toward pulling out of the deal but has made no final decision.

One unnamed official told the Associated Press there may be “caveats” in Trump’s language withdrawing from the deal.

Some sources close to the White House suggested those talking to Axios were opponents of the Paris deal, like chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who were seeking to box the president in by making it more difficult to not exit the deal.

Others speculated the leak came from those who want to remain in the pact, such as senior advisers Jared Kushner or Gary Cohn, in an attempt to whip up opposition to leaving it.

Trump himself said a decision was coming “very soon,” but refused to reveal which way he is leaning.

“You’re going to find out very soon,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office who asked if he was leaning toward exiting the accord. “I’m hearing from a lot of people, both ways. Both ways.”

The result was another confusing day in which it often appeared the administration was fighting itself.
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Let me know when you finish you hissy fit Trump dump?
If you only intend to criticize people who post policy stuff, instead of discussing and debating the policy issues they post, it is not going to be much of a thread.

I realize that you seem to prefer criticizing and calling people names, but that is not how this should work. You do understand that, right?
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Health care vote in Senate. There seems to be some disagreement

Cornyn: Senate will repeal ObamaCare by ‘the end of July’

GOP senator has 'hard time believing' Senate will vote on healthcare by August | TheHill

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