Skip to comments.Did Donald Trump pay attention in class???
Posted on 04/23/2016 10:35:48 PM PDT by E=MC<sup>2</sup>
Several weeks ago Donald Trump suggested that he would eliminate the national debt over an 8 year time period by selling off federal assets at the rate of $2.25 trillion per year. Should a graduate of Wharton School and a real estate mogul say such a thing? Supply and demand are the most basic economic principles and are taught in Economics 101. Shouldn't such a well educated individual and one who has created an amazing awesome $10 billion (trillion? quadrillion? quintillion?) company based on real estate know that dumping that much additional real estate on the open markets would depress them and they would have to sell at much below book value? And just who is going to have the money in the first place to purchase these additional assets? The dreaded Chinese??? Sheesh. Well, at least the awesome amazing Trump has recently informed us that it was just a suggestion or a joke proposal. What a leader!!!
He shouldn’t be held accountable for anything he says.
It was a dumb idea when the late Harry Browne, the former libertarian presidential candidate, was touting it.
Are you going to spend the next 9 years trashing Trump here?
But isn't it comforting that they're so bad at doing it?
The government owns hundreds of buildings it no longer uses. Example; The old post office building in Washington, D.C. sold to Trump. Hundreds, if not thousands of smll, medium, and large buildings are owned by the government but should be put on the market. The same goes for land. Putting those parcels back in the private sector puts them back on the tax rolls which benefits the communities.
That’s just one instance of wise divesting which should be insisted upon. Maintaining those assets also costs the taxpayers to keep them up. Another reduction in government costs to we the taxpayer when we divest them to private ownership.
Until mom cuts the internet connection off to the basement.
Author fell for a timeworn sales technique, to get the customer to “look past the sale”.
In this case, the sale was the idea that the national debt has to be seriously addressed. Now, instead of arguing that the debt is not a problem (as too many do), he is arguing about what the right way to do it is.
Sale made - even the customer accepts that the issue should be addressed and the only question is how.
Never argue the point but attack the person making it.
And by the way, tariffs are poor economic policy too.
Both have sealed college documents. It's a question mark for both Obama and Rafael the younger as to how in hell did they afford Ivy League undergraduate and then graduate school--who paid for it.
Both follow pure Globalist policies seeking open borders, dissolution of USA sovereignty...
For those reasons, it's worth investigating as part of a Manchurian Candidate situation in TWO CONSECUTIVE presidential candidates.
Beyond that, Cruz will fade into relatively obscurity as a soldier, but not a general, in the army that is Globalism.
AND IF AMERICANS REFUSE to consider as POTUS candidate anyone who is foreign born, this all becomes moot.
Don't those "federal assets" belong to the American taxpayer?
Did YOU pay attention to Jim’s most recent thread?
JR couldnt have stated it more clearly than he did.
Unite behind DJT or TAKE IT ELSEWHERE.
How many Billions you have made ???
I have Yosemite for $1.3 Billon.
Do I hear $1.4 Biillion?
I have Yosemite for $1.4 Billion.
Do I hear ...
Are you going to spend the next 9 years trashing Trump here?
Two month’s should be sufficient, mean while PT Trump can tell you all about raising taxes,reforming the GOP platform on Abortion, considering what an aggressive, savvy (classy) business man Trump is i wouldn’t be surprised if he’s starting a costume and tour business highlighting sidewalk washroom facilities in NYC.
>> Several weeks ago Donald Trump suggested
>> Trump has recently informed us that it was just a suggestion
You got him real good.
No it's not. Okay?
These fantasies that the candidate threatening the one you prefer are both juvenile and dangerous. Cruz is not a sexaholic. His father was not Oswald's BFF. Trump is not a closet Dem and he doesn't support transvestites in kids' bathrooms. The motivation behind these conspiracy theories is always the same - to puff up the ego of those promoting them. No, you haven't uncovered some deep secret about a candidate. No, the candidate - who has been subjected to intense and malicious media scrutiny for decades - is not able to buy off or threaten those who want to expose him. The only time career busting secrets are kept secret is when their revelation would embarrass the media's narrative. Think Tiger Woods.
I beg to respectfully differ Byron
Jim Thompson has been clear in his current zots and promised future ones
If you proclaim today you will sit out or work against Trump when he gets the nomination in any event you can be zotted now
If you are mute now but start working against Trump when he is facing Hillary man to man after June then you will be zotted for that offense
It may be amiable parting
Or suicide like Big Un or C Edmund Wright
Or someone can really piss him off
He keeps these sorts of promises is my experience
They will not allow the rampant Trump bashing further after a certain point
The brass here actually like Trump ....it’s been a long time any of us have had an opportunity to support someone we like and agree with more often than not
The government has many properties that were newly built for office space, warehouse space...that have never been occupied, just sitting. Many others that were occupied and now are not. One of our TV news guys did a special report of unused federal government property in our state alone and it was staggering.
When people hear selling government land they think oh no the Grand Canyon, or picturesque nature places that people enjoy. The government owns tons of properties that are just property. Land, homes, business space in or near cities. Acres and acres of land in the middle of nowhere, etc.
Another thought, some of the issues with ranchers could be settled by selling land to some of these ranchers that already own water, grazing rights, improvements.
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