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Re: “A Conversation with Bruce Bartlett, Part 2: "Trump Is Unquestionably the Most Incompetent, Most Inept, Most Ignorant President We've Ever Had in Our History"

Mr. Trump, I my view, is NOT fit to service in the Office of President of the United States. He is Mentally Unstable and has undermined the very nature of our Constitutional Democracy with Three Co-Equal Branches of Government, as well as our Independent and Free Press. His statements regarding His Russian Mentor and "Friendship" with the Thug Putin threatens the National Security of our Country.

It remains to be determined the nature of the contacts He and his Minions have had with Russia before, during, and after the Presidential Election. His statements during the Election encouraging Russia to hack Servers of the DNC and Mrs. Clinton are sufficient, in my view, in making him Complicit in undermining the validity of this Election and are sufficient Grounds for His Impeachment. This, of course, is a decision that Congress will make when these Congressional Investigations are Complete.

All Partisanship Must be put aside in the evaluation of the evidence and in determining if Donald Trump should be removed from Office.

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it".. Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address March 4, 1861

"....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure...." ( Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787)

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 12/02/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “A Conversation with Bruce Bartlett, Part 2: "Trump Is Unquestionably the Most Incompetent, Most Inept, Most Ignorant President We've Ever Had in Our History"

Obummer did do that you dumbshit.

Employment increased every year that he was in office and we are still in his fiscal year. Because of that, guess what? Your ignorant ass just gave Obummer credit.

But I don't expect you to get it.

You never have.

Oh by the way BF chuck, your comment made 13 look like he has intelligence. Yes, you should be ashamed.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 12/02/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “A Conversation with Bruce Bartlett, Part 2: "Trump Is Unquestionably the Most Incompetent, Most Inept, Most Ignorant President We've Ever Had in Our History"

He is doing his job right in a year while others take 100 years. One of the best presidents in America.

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Posted by chuck on 12/02/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “A Conversation with Bruce Bartlett, Part 2: "Trump Is Unquestionably the Most Incompetent, Most Inept, Most Ignorant President We've Ever Had in Our History"

3.3 % economic growth in the last quarter. Obummer couldn't do that in 32 quarters. Jobs coming back by the thousands. Unemployment down and continues to fall. Consumer confidence the highest it's been in 17 years. I could go on but why bother, it's going to fall on deaf ears anyway. Sure, there are things I don't like about Trump, but I voted for him to be my President, not my priest.
Let the dislikes begin !!

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Posted by CW13 on 12/02/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “A Conversation with Author Bruce Bartlett, Part 1: Tax Bill Is "Dreadful Legislation"

Another self-loathing Reagan Democrat, who now claims to be an Independent.
Poor dear.

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Posted by UofAzWildkitty on 12/02/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Ed Sec Betsy DeVos on School Choice, College Costs

Betsy Devos is the paradigm of the Rich in control of our "Democracy".

We have developed, sadly and dangerously, into a "Democracy" that is controlled by powerful Financial Interests Groups, that are using their money to "buy" "Politicians" and, as a result, control the electoral process and government

The American Voter need to wake up and participate in the electoral process, at all levels of Government; using their notion of what is in the best interests of all US Citizens and their Understanding of our Constitutionally Protected Liberties; that the primary focus of Government is the development of Citizens primarily through Public Education and Health Care; both should be provided at Public Expense and NOT through a "Free Market, Profit Based Economic System" where maximizing Profit and Salaries are the primary motivations and not First Rate Systems of Public Education and Health Care!

The question is: as a car driving toward a precipice; are we at the fulcrum or have we moved beyond?

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 12/02/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “A Conversation with Author Bruce Bartlett, Part 1: Tax Bill Is "Dreadful Legislation"

If what we got under Obama is economic malaise, I'll take it! Home prices doubled, stock market tripled. We went from the most sever economic depression in 80 years to solid growth.
That said, if Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security are so titanic that they dwarf all other aspects of government, even defense, then maybe it's time to take a look at them.

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Posted by bslap on 12/02/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “A Conversation with Author Bruce Bartlett, Part 1: Tax Bill Is "Dreadful Legislation"

Unemployment, wages down, and high interest rates were the basis of the Jimmy Carter era of the late 70s. That is why Reagan won, nearly identical to the economic malaise after 8 years of Obama.

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Posted by Jonathon K on 12/01/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “A Conversation with Author Bruce Bartlett, Part 1: Tax Bill Is "Dreadful Legislation"

Dear John:29.4 trillion in Wall Street. Why is there a deficit with your accounting of his story. I feel like this math & money are fake. Raising a family in Reagan we experienced unemployment & wages down working as teamster in road construction. Currently my communications stock worth is on a downturn. Lets share the wealth!

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Posted by Grandma Suzy on 12/01/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The Skinny

You got it. War should cause poverty for the country that wins the war. Shared misery just doesn't seem to be enough for some. Nor is winning and stopping aggressors. We lose our way when we make the assumption that we somehow have become the aggressor. Someone will always gain and lose income from any actions. That should be taught, not fought.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/01/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Tucsonans Travel to D.C. To Argue Against the Republican Tax Bill

Much more can be accomplished without additional legislation. Credits are a farce, as are "decent" wages and one year jobs. We have witnessed how politics erodes the hope of any of that working. Very similar to open borders.

Just another troll. Until Americans accept the fact that the left has lied to them for 50 years, and earn their way up out of poverty, nothing will change no matter how many more laws they pass.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/01/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Tucsonans Travel to D.C. To Argue Against the Republican Tax Bill

Bizarro Land.

A group of citizens travels to DC to discuss concerns with their congressional representative and are attacked by trolls.

As to the substance of the "tax reform" bill and the 20% corporate rate under discussion, I have a suggestion. Keep the nominal tax rate where it is but make the 20% corporate tax - or even lower - practical by offering credits based on the number of US workers hired at decent wages and employed full time for at least a year. Also offer generous credits for the direct costs of each new new factory built.

Basic Trumpian economic theory. Right? Built in America by American workers. Everyone benefits.

Coming soon to a drive-in theater near you.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/01/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “The Skinny

The welfare meme has gotten old and stale and only works on the racists and bigots. It never ceases to amaze me that the poor republicans cling to the idea that the rich deserve more than the 99 percent and should pay less. Perhaps John Steinbeck was right when he said "socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." As for socialism itself, it touches every day of your life, even as you flush the toilet, and turning the "have a little" against the "have nots" is an old fascist trick that seems to be working. Eisenhower pretty much called it when he warned that militarism will rob us of community, planet and country as it sucks our pockets dry. WWI created 21,000 new millionaires. Can only imagine what continual wars since then have wrought for the rich and cost the poor.

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Posted by soundcloud on 11/30/2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “A Conversation with Author Bruce Bartlett, Part 1: Tax Bill Is "Dreadful Legislation"

We can also look at this differently, from a historical perspective. What happened in similar situations in the past?

After Reagan reduced tax rates from 70% to 50%, we had economic growth of a stunning 7.3% in 1984. The highest growth year in the last 65 years. Obama's highest growth year was 2.9%.

After Reagan reduced tax rates from 50% to 28%, we had economic growth of 4.9% and 3.6% in 1987 and 1988.

After Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding reduced income tax rates from 75% to 25% in 1921 legislation, economic growth in the 1920's was 37% in their term as compared to Obama at 12%.

After Kennedy reduced tax rates from 91% to 70%, economic growth was 6.5% and 6.6% in 1965 and 1966.

After Clinton reduced capital gains taxes by 29%, economic growth in 1998 and 1999 was 4.5% and 4.7%.

After Bush the younger reduced tax rates in 2001, he had economic growth of 19% for the remainder of this term.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 11/30/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “A Conversation with Author Bruce Bartlett, Part 1: Tax Bill Is "Dreadful Legislation"

What a joke.

The stock market is up $1.3 trillion in just the last 60 days. The "rich", read companies and small businesses, have already paid for this tax cut.

Instead of talking to a make-believe economist, let's study the leading economic indicators that great economists study to predict the future:

1. The stock market is $29.4 trillion dollars, up $5.8 trillion since election day and up $1.3 trillion in the last two months as the tax package moved to the finish line. The stock market is forecasting over 5% growth for our 330 million people.

By comparison, Obama never even had a 3% GDP growth year, the first president to fall short since Hoover started the Great Depression.

Also, by comparison, Europes stock market is at only $8 trillion, forecasting 1% growth for their 510 million people.

2. Consumer confidence index, 101.4, is at its highest since the economy grew 3.8% in 2004.

3. Unemployment, 4.1%, is at its lowest since 2000, when the economy grew 4.1%. Our insured unemployment rate of 1.4% is the lowest of all time.

4. M2 Money supply is the highest ever, $13.7 trillion dollars, up 650 billon since Election Day, more than enough fuel to grow 10% next year. There is $800 for every $1,000 of GDP as compared to only $550 in 1984 when our economy grew 7.3%.

5. Average weekly manufacturing work hours: 42 hours per week, only three periods higher since 1944

6. The U.S. unemployment insurance claim rate is the lowest in recorded history.

7. Corporate Bonds rate, 3.60%, is lower than 57 of the 58 years since the second quarter of 1959, when the economy grew 9.2%.

In short, the leading indicators relied upon by economists to predict the future say that the tax package will have a very powerful and healthy effect on the economy.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 11/30/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “The Skinny

A Democrat has about as much chance of winning an AZ senate seat as Tucson has of a white Christmas.
Democrats want to tax the rich to give Americans welfare while bringing in immigrants to take their jobs. Republicans aren't much better but at least they're more honest about it.

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Posted by bslap on 11/30/2017 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Tucsonans Travel to D.C. To Argue Against the Republican Tax Bill

I know, everyone wants a free ride. But the guy who scrimps and saves to afford the car sometimes gets tired of the freeloaders.
Seriously, even if I pay more, if they simplify the tax code, even a little bit, it's a huge win.

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Posted by bslap on 11/30/2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Tucsonans Travel to D.C. To Argue Against the Republican Tax Bill

I guess McCain may be more influenced by helping his family avoid taxes upon his imminent death than by worrying about the education of his constituents at PCC and UA., etc.

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Posted by gcb1 on 11/30/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

I'd have to say she is an excellent candidate for alcoholism. Here's hoping someone will help her head this off or, if she does, in fact, become a practicing alcoholic, that someone will help steer her into recovery.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 11/30/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “$59 Million Can Focus the Mind, Even If You're Facebook

The Tucson Weekly is simultaneously running two articles relating to internet policy: an article saying that the FCC needs to prevent Comcast from censoring websites they don't like, and this article saying that Facebook should censor posts it doesn't like. Bravo.

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Posted by Nathan K on 11/30/2017 at 11:20 AM

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