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originally posted by: Diisenchanted
a reply to: Bluntone22
2% growth my ass!
You can't have 2% growth when the government spends 106% of GDP!
There is no growth when you still have to borrow to make it through the year.
originally posted by: Darkmadness
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: IAMTAT
They can sugar coat the unemployment numbers, and I am sure that the national debt is bigger than it shows too.
Bet we start hearing a different story when te administration changes.
originally posted by: TheBulk
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: carewemust
It is a lot better than when it was handed to Obama. He worked very hard.
Sad, only for Republicans to trash again.
Bush inherited the housing and tech bubble....
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
How much has the National Debt increased after taking inflation into consideration?
He's almost doubled it.
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
He was handed an economy and workings of a buiness that was like a company declaring chapter 13 selling everything but the furniture,but if the country ever needs a good leader and can get things in order I'm confident Trump will be able to prevail over Obamas 8 yrs of damage
originally posted by: AMPTAH
Here's another reason. I buy soldering equipment. Years ago, I'd buy these tools from suppliers who stocked them from various manufacturers. These are retail guys. However, the business has become very competitive, and the manufacturer keeps "updating" their tools more and more frequently. The retail guys can never keep up with the changes. As soon as they stock the 2015 model, the manufacture comes out with the 2016 model. So, now the retailer has "old stock" in house. But, the customer wants the latest tools. The retailer doesn't have them, and has to "special order" the latest, and is forced to "discount" last years model to clear the old stock. So, I'd have to wait for that "special order" to get processed. Basically, the retailer has to buy it now from the manufacturer, wait for it to be shipped to him, then re-ship it to me. Instead of bothering with that, I just buy direct from the manufacturer, who has set up an online site just for such direct sales. So, customers are being forced to cut out the retail guy because of the "speed of technological changes" in some product areas.