Trump Renegotiating NAFTA: Trade Deficit Is #1 Danger To US Citizens

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Trump has hauled the trade deficit issue back onto front pages…but the Fake News media is struggling to drown it by focusing only on the stupidest stories that claim Bush said this dumb thing or disputing how many visitors to DC dance on the head of a pin by comparing pictures.  Stupid stuff designed to distract from the real stuff but what do we expect from our Fake News media system?  Forbes even goes out on a limb claiming ‘Trade deficits DON’T MATTER!’  What?  Did I just read that?  Amazing how delusional the top rulers of America have grown.

 

Stupid Forbes Magazine featured this article this week claiming ‘Trade deficits don’t matter!’  I am mentioning this article to show how insane propaganda schemes operate.  Forbes believes in making money for rich people and destroying workers by removing jobs or forcing them to compete with cheaper foreign labor while living in a much more expensive country.

 

It is a standard part of just the usual standard economics that trade deficits do not matter. We have Adam Smith telling us that nothing is more ridiculous than concerns about the balance of trade–and we should note that near all of modern economics is either footnotes to Smith or wrong. But even within this economics tells us further that bilateral trade deficits really do not matter at all. Even if we allow, just for the sake of argument, that America should export around and about as much as it imports (not true but recall, we’re doing this just for the sake of argument) it is entirely irrelevant that trade is balanced with each and every country.

 

The entire article is based on this premise: it is OK to run trade deficits with A country.  But the author doesn’t go on to say, ‘No one can do this with ALL countries.’  The need to feed propaganda causes people to use various deceptions to confuse people and lie to them.  Figuring out these lies requires careful thinking and a huge knowledge base.

 

Since schools teach a lot of garbage, figuring out simple economics is harder and harder to do as one passes through the system and digests lies from professors, etc.  Both the globalists and the communists who live on these campuses play tricks on the students leading them into delusional thinking about reality.  I never took a single economics course in my life which is why I know so much…due to experience and reading widely.

 

Reality is a cruel bitch with a whip.  She is sister to the Three Norns who weave human fate at the Gates of Death.  She cannot be evaded.  She also believes in slaughtering the fatted cow, the plump turkey.  I wonder why rich people don’t carefully read history.  Either the people rise up or foreign powers invade when the Rulers stuff their faces and starve their workers.

 

Imagine that the US bought $300 billion’s worth from China more than it sold to China–and sold $300 billion’s worth more to Iran than it bought from China, Iran then selling $300 billion more to China than it buys? In this three party system everyone has balanced trade overall–what would be the problem of the unbalanced bilateral trade? It’s even possible, just about, to see that tripartite model working too. Boeings go from the US to Iran, oil from Iran to China and electronic tchotchke from China to the US. Even if we were to worry about trade deficits these bilateral imbalances would not matter one whit nor iota.

 

A red ink graph I modified way back in 2013 showing the trade deficit which Bush Jr. and Obama both made incredibly worse as they signed one ‘trade agreement’ after another. The Forbes writer is too stupid to see that it is the most unbalanced trade one can create.  And…IT HAPPENED RECENTLY.  Throughout our history, we ran mostly trade SURPLUSES.  Then, beginning with the Vietnam War and the beginning of the EU, it began to run a tad in the red and then fell off the cliff with Reagan.

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I have many graphs online and the above is just one of these, from 2014.  Here is my 2009 story titled ‘Trade Deficits Kill Empires’:

 

Throughout this massive global meltdown, there has been very little discussion about how this Old World Order collapsed. Some commentators and most of the Bilderber gang, desperately want us to believe, it was a bunch of reckless California or Florida house flippers who flipped over the economic apple cart. They are a symptom, not the cause. The cause lies in ‘free trade’ and how it ended up destroying the entire US economy.Of course, the first nation to slip into a depression after a massive credit bubble was Japan. All global depressions have their roots in events that happen 20 to 50 years earlier. This one is no different. They all begin with the same financial lurch: stock markets suddenly begin to rapidly collapse about 2 years after the housing bubble bursts.

 

I hammer away with this story, it hasn’t changed over the years, and it has to be repeated over and over again and yes, there are others more popular than poor little me talking about this but few are as relentless and have international information repeatedly.  I wish to thank readers for their support over the years.

 

Trump immediately begins to renegotiate the disastrous free trade agreement, NAFTA, after the both Bushes and both Clintons set us on the road to ruin. Obama did dispute the agreement but didn’t stop it from stealing US jobs and destroying our economy.

 

Barack Obama was also critical of NAFTA, and negotiated additional regulations like labor requirements in the Trans Pacific Partnership, which Canada and Mexico also signed, to override issues that had been left out in the first deal.

 

Note that Obama CRITICIZED it but only slightly modified it.  He threw some sop to the unions and the lefties but didn’t really do a thing.  Trump is doing a heroic move and what is the left doing?  Attacking him!  HAHAHA.  They wanted FREE TRADE HILLARY.  This is insane, stupid and shows how our Real Rulers can manipulate and control forces that should be opposing them.

 

But Trump intends to withdraws from the TPP as well. He has also has branded NAFTA a ‘total disaster’ and called it ‘the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country’.

 

And about time.  I wondered how many years of red ink we would endure before becoming alarmed.

 

Kenneth Smith Ramos, head of the NAFTA office in Washington DC, pointed out that Canada and Mexico import more than $500billion in goods from the US a year.

 

Here is Mr. Smith’s bio:  it is weird that his bio’s name is ‘Smith’ but his ‘name’ elsewhere in the bio is ‘Ramos’.  He works for the Mexican embassy.  He is a Mexican/American who went to Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University.

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He told Politico: ‘We are your top clients. Mexico is not a country that simply comes to ask for concessions from the United States. We work together with the US.

 

‘We sell a lot to the US, but we buy more from the US than all the BRIC [Brazil, Russia, India, China] countries combined and all of Western Europe combined. So that has to be valued, and we have to work together.’

 

Critics blame NAFTA for creating a massive $54billion US trade deficit with Mexico, adding that the surge of imports from Mexico into the US coincided with a loss of 600,000 American jobs over 20 years.

 

What is the point of ‘trade’ when it runs always in the red, destroys one’s own employment situation and causes wages to drop at home leading to the twin dragon of the trade deficit: the equally gigantic budget deficit?

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The green line shows the US deficit level of the year this graph was made.  That is, it is below the Mexican surplus by quite a bit.

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It is even bigger with Japan.

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And catastrophic with China!  From my own blog discussing the above graphs back in 2009 when Obama announced he was going to ‘fix’ free trade…like he ‘fixed’ the warmongering after getting the Peace Prize.

 

YIKES!  The trade differential is just utterly immense.  A staggering $27 billion differential at the peak!  The annual spikes are Xmas deliveries.  China is our Santa Claus.  The mania for Xmas buying binges is very strongly tied to Chinese production of cheap consumer goods we like such as toys and games, etc.

The German and Japanese graphs are all about automobiles.  These have no annual spike to the degree that smaller electronic and game goods have.  The transfer of wealth from the US consumers dancing around the Xmas tree and the Chinese dragon has been fatal.  We can only decrease our dependence on this trade by killing Xmas.  The Grinch has to take over or we all end up unhappy slaves.

 

Now off to Japan with today’s news there:  Buffeted by change, U.S. auto workers resigned to uncertainty ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion after all, cars is what Japan trade with the US is all about.  Japanese workers are severely overworked and repressed and live miserable lives now as they are squeezed hard to improve exports:

 

While the 2008 crisis did force the Big Three to cut production, automation, competition from Asia and the free-trade pact linking the United States, Canada and Mexico also put dents in the domestic industry.

 

“The trade agreements have caused wage suppression,” said Scott Houldieson, a regional UAW executive and employee at a Ford plant in Chicago.

 

Gilliken also expressed frustration with southern US states, where foreign auto makers such as Volkswagen have opened factories to take advantage of an anti-union environment where they can impose lower salaries.

 

While the 2012 comeback of the American car helped stabilize the workforce and led in 2015 to the first rise in wages for a decade, workers find themselves on no surer footing.

 

A new recruit earns between $14 and $20 an hour with no retirement benefits and often no health coverage, and must wait years before collecting other benefits.

 

A comment from an American reader of Japan Today News:

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I voted for Ross Perot.  I wish I had him in this election but Trump seems to be actually trying to do what Ross said he wanted to do.  People who want things about sex are upset with Trump but this is due to them not understanding the severe danger we are in due to ‘free trade’ which the Clintons imposed on the Democratic Party base.

 

Our former manufacturing cities voted heavily for Hillary not because she was going to fix trade, they were mostly people on welfare and government jobs wanting to keep the gravy train going even as these once-thriving cities die.  These were not ‘workers’ demanding good rule that would protect them.

 

These are looting populations that have high crime, high murder rates, who torment all the surrounding communities that vote very heavily for Republicans now, the DNC/labor relationship is now supported only by public employee unions in the big, dying cities and this is collapsing into ruins as these cities go bankrupt, one after another.

 

NYC voted for a number of years for GOP mayors who cleaned up the city and stopped a lot of crime but a DNC guy runs it now and crime is shooting upwards, murders happen every day now, chaos is rising there and they voted for Hillary because she would keep this getting worse and it seems many NYC residents (a lot of illegal aliens there, too, who voted) want chaos so I, once known by the Daily News as The Housewife From Hell, will not visit that place again until some smart person rises up again and takes on the lunatics and the super rich who band together to loot the rest of us.

 

Here is a sampling of today’s NYC crime news: several shootings, road rage driving car into store, nearly killing child, black thugs stab subway riders, etc. Shootings are going up and up and up. And will continue to rise so long as a DNC mayor protects criminals and attacks cops verbally.

 

NYC spends billions of dollars a year to house a gigantic population of people who want to live there but have zero use to the city, they are leeches and come from all over the world to park themselves in NYC subsidized housing and then collect welfare payments that are bankrupting the city.

 

The Democrats call these freeloaders ‘hard working families’ when that is not true at all. The ‘hard workers’ have to compete with an army of invaders from overseas and many difficulties like crime and overcrowding and high house costs will decline if this flood of chiselers were deported or money stopped flowing to them, tax money from the Feds as well which are then added to our budget deficits which are ridiculously high and very dangerous to citizens.

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53 responses to “Trump Renegotiating NAFTA: Trade Deficit Is #1 Danger To US Citizens

  1. Melponeme_k

    Good, I’m glad the President is looking into trashing these one sided deals.

    Here is more possible good news.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/374754-us-leave-united-nations-bill/

    Now if we can only cut welfare not only to loafers and foreigners here but foreign countries as well.

  2. Christian W

    Critics blame NAFTA for creating a massive $54billion US trade deficit with Mexico, adding that the surge of imports from Mexico into the US coincided with a loss of 600,000 American jobs over 20 years.

    What is the point of ‘trade’ when it runs always in the red, destroys one’s own employment situation and causes wages to drop at home leading to the twin dragon of the trade deficit: the equally gigantic budget deficit?

    Truth, and the point, is that nobody on the planet has earned more money than the US elites over the last 20 years. The US is not the victim here.

    Free trade has been enormously profitable for the US. Now if the majority of Americans have not benefitted economically from this system then that is a DOMESTIC political and economic problem of wealth distribution.

    Another truth is Free Trade was designed and enforced by the US. The US is not the victim here, it is the chief architect. Other, much smaller, economies adapted to the new rules best they could.

    Now that the old Free Trade scam is failing for the US, along comes Trump to enforce a new system on the rest of the world.

    However, the real question is can he deliver on his promises of bringing jobs back home that pay a wage large enough to reimpower the failing middle and working classes, and will the elites keep their record profits in the new system too? A resurgent middle and working class means resurgent political power, something the elites had been fighting to destroy since the 70s.

    The internal domestic tensions within the US have to be resolved before the US can have a balanced, sane and sustainable trade relationship with the rest of the world. Unfortunately I doubt Trump will be able to solve the internal conflicts and contradictions in the US system.

    What is left then is the current situation where Americans are reduced to cheerleading one Oligarch faction or the other while the system becomes increasingly unstable.

    The other option is the US goes full Nazi and simply outright takes what it needs and wants under direct military power, or the threat thereof. This option is not unfamiliar to the US elites only up until this point economic threats, combines with intelligence operations, usually did the trick.

  3. Jim R

    Trump’s biggest problem is it’s going to hurt when he rips off the band-aid.

    This isn’t some scratch, it’s a gangrenous oozing stinking great wound that has never been allowed to heal.

  4. Melponeme_k

    @Christian

    “Another truth is Free Trade was designed and enforced by the US. The US is not the victim here, it is the chief architect.”

    Your posts continually amaze me since you refuse to understand what Elaine has been writing about for these past years.

    THERE IS NO US in regards to trade. ITS GONE. The ones who have created these trade deals via bribery is a shadow network of corporations and rich families that only wish to benefit themselves. The US is merely a host. The shadow network is akin to the Wasp laying its eggs inside the host. The trade deals its larvae which eat the host from within.

    Its fairly easy to understand. But I fail to see how you keep blaming the Zombie host.

  5. Christian W

    THERE IS NO US in regards to trade. ITS GONE. The ones who have created these trade deals via bribery is a shadow network of corporations and rich families that only wish to benefit themselves. The US is merely a host. The shadow network is akin to the Wasp laying its eggs inside the host. The trade deals its larvae which eat the host from within.

    That is exactly the domesic problem I pointed at in my commentary above. Nobody can fix that problem but the American people.

    The American people were shafted by their own system. The American people voted the perpetrators into office, and kept voting for them once there.

    Something similar is going on in the UK. The UK/US empires, supported by the Financial systems rooted in London City and Wall Street, are the very root of this system.

    Unless the American people fixes this problem, they will just enable more of the same.

  6. Melponeme_k

    “The American people voted the perpetrators into office, and kept voting for them once there.”

    The people of all nations are working blindfolded. Look at the state of the news media all over. None of them can be trusted. You have to consciously go through everything, correlate it with other reports and carefully cherry pick. The average person from anywhere in the world is not doing this.

    It takes a long time to steer huge populations. I’m just happy that everyone is collectively awake enough to try and change via voting. If that doesn’t work, the next step is violence. I don’t want that, that happened to the Romans and they totally collapsed.

  7. Jim R

    In other words, Trump is going to bat for the 1% here in America, vs the 0.0001% of international corporate oligarchs. The ones who think they can just move to Switzerland if it gets too rowdy for them here.

    They can, of course, but then they’ll make Switzerland an attractive target later in the century…

  8. emsnews

    Trump IS NOT BILDERBERG GANGSTER. He is an outsider. We are so used to this rule by the Bilderberg gang, we don’t appreciate the amazing event of Trump…and before this…CARTER…who freak out our Real Rulers.

    Trump got very, very rich under the Bilderberg rules. But hark! He is hammering away at their own system and they hate him and will kill him. They failed to inspire a death on Friday and now he is doing the stuff they hate and it hurts them all so…I expect something will happen when Trump’s guard is down.

    There were too many Bilderbergers at the Inauguration, the Bushes, the Clintons, etc. so it didn’t happen there but time is running out for the Real Rulers, will they move soon?

    The reception at the CIA was important, Trump talked very chummy with them and the underlings there cheered him and the top brass snarled at him (Brennan and company) and he has their support right now and the military, too.

    Will this work? I can’t tell yet, must see what the Saudis are going to do. They crash jets really good.

  9. Laughlin

    Just a side not about Mr Kenneth Smith Ramos:

    “Spanish naming customs are historical traditions for naming children practiced in Spain. According to these customs, a person’s name consists of a given name (simple or composite) followed by two family names (surnames). The first surname is usually the father’s first surname, and the second the mother’s first surname.”

    Here is a link to a fuller description in Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_naming_customs

  10. Claudeeyah

    Even if, god forbid, they assassinate Mr. Trump, the alarm clock has gone off. Too many people are now awake. If the elites do not understand this, then they are more pitiably stupid for which than even I gave them credit.

  11. Jim R

    Elaine, the Saudis can’t crash jets here, unless someone allows them to do it. Ordinarily, there are air defenses …

    Like I said in a previous comment, if you or I went to the DC Mall and flew a butterfly-size toy drone around, we’d have everybody from the National Park Police to the Pentagon down on our case in about five minutes.

  12. Christian W

    Bilderberg is just one offshoot of this deep establishment monster. The spine of this monster is the London and Wall Street financial empire.

    The Saudis always were a British/US satrap operation. KSA is very much part of the same forces that created Bilderberg. It is no coincidence that the military operators behind the Saudi assault on Yemen are British and US officers. The Saudis do nothing that goes against the establishment strategic plans.

    Trump, and some of his supporters like Flynn, clearly are not establishment insiders. The establishment dislike and fear Trump because he might take on aspects of their operation they do not want disturbed – like Saudi Arabia/the Muslim Brotherhood/Syria/Iraq, the tax free havens etc.

    Remember the 90s when the FED fed endless credit to US, and some few European, companies to buy up all competiton in order to establish global multinational companies of enormous size and economic might, including Too Large to Fail Fat Cat banks? This Globalist plan has been in action for a long time. This plan included NAFTA and other free trade deals. So when Trump goes against NAFTA and TTP he also goes against yet another aspect of this Oligarch ruled corporate/financial take over.

    Now the crucial point is – is Trump more than a giant baby about to wreck parts of the establishment system and long term plans out of ignorance, or is he smart enough to be able to redesign it for his own purposes? Over the last few weeks Trump has established dozens of new companies together with his son Eric across the world, so it seems clear he has an eye on money making opportunities for his family.

    However if Trump is only in this for himself and fails to come up with a new FDR style New Deal for the American people, thus breaking the establishment deadlock on profit, the average middle class (not the Beltway Elite service upper middle class), and working class will have no way back. This is bad news for everyone because it will cement the Oligarch rule over all.

    A new New Deal will be anathema to the old establishment who fought hard to break up the Middle class’ influence on politics. Then again Trump as a representative of wage earners doesn’t really ring true does it. This is a man who routinely refuses to pay simple workers and companies what he owes them and he has been sued hundreds, if not thousands, of times because of this.

    Now Trump says he will break up NAFTA and bring back jobs to the US. The crucial point is how he will do this. Will he use US muscle to browbeat other nations? If so other nations will have to organize their own defenses and alliances. Or will he reform US trade and economic policies? The second option will not be popular with the establishment and will require great skill and finesse.

    The above reasons is part of the reasons we see establishment organized protests against Trump and red herring Russia baiting. (Another reason is simply to protect the Clintons et all from prosecution – the establishment does not want any of theirs in front of a court, sets a bad example and elite corruption, looting and general degeneracy is a taboo subject). There is still time to tame Trump for the establishment, but if he doesn’t play ball then the gloves will come off for real.

    And who knows, Trump’s ideas may still benefit the establishment and their own plans.

    The # 1 danger to US citizens is not the Trade Deficit, but the domestic powers behind it.

  13. Claudeeyah

    @#12

    Christian W,

    A point to be made is that Trump, as Elaine and you have pointed out, is a man who has made a good part of his fortune separating the working man from his hard earned dollar (gambling, let’s forgo for the moment “real estate” in which there is always a good time to buy). That being said, a lot of us smart and not-so-smart folk realize he is the best looking lemon in a stack of lemons presented to us in over forty years.

    While it may be true that he is playing up his populace rhetoric for his own advancement (which frankly, wouldn’t surprise me one bit), he has latched onto something which you and most people seem to willfully ignore: The populace around the world is awakening to the NWO. They see the feminization of our sons, the erasure of traditional male/female roles, the “it’s okay if you don’t want to work, the welfare check is in the mail” meme, and the national embarrassment that is Barack Hussein Obama that further enhanced the image that our country is bought lock stock and barrel by any to the highest bidder. Really, it tires me so to hear you and others berate Mr. Trump for at least acknowledging our dire straights and attempting to do something about it. Perhaps there is another entity you and others can take your enmity out upon, because quite frankly, many of us are quite tired of it.

  14. Petruchio

    ” Throughout our history, we ran mostly trade SURPLUSES. Then, beginning with the Vietnam War and the beginning of the EU, it began to run a tad in the red and then fell off the cliff with Reagan.” Reading about that sleazy corrupt, lying fraudster Reagan on a Monday. Cowabunga, Elaine! Petruchio’s Stress-O-Meter always goes up at the mention of that SOB Reagan. Well at least Thank you Elaine for NOT printing a picture of the sleazy human turd Reagan. Anyhow, my point here is I was reading some “poll” or study rating the US Presidents, you know, best of all time kind of a poll rating. Ronald Reagan is STILL rated highly in a number of quarters!? I find this almost impossible to believe, but it’s true: some people, today in 2017, STILL think Reagan was a great President!. What will it take to wake some people up? Is there ANYTHING that will wake them up? I’m starting to doubt it.

  15. Petruchio

    “NYC spends billions of dollars a year to house a gigantic population of people who want to live there but have zero use to the city, they are leeches and come from all over the world to park themselves in NYC subsidized housing and then collect welfare payments that are bankrupting the city.” I can remember back around 2000, the convenience stores (like 7-11) in my area were starting to offer starting wages of $10 per hour AND some tuition assistance. Thanks to the flood of illegal immigrants, convenience store employees TODAY in 2017 do not make $10 per hour. Seventeen years later and still no $10 per hour.

  16. Melponeme_k

    “The spine of this monster is the London and Wall Street financial empire.”

    The heart of this monster is the Royals. Always the royals and the belief that they are fairy people with magical blood.

    We are in the midst of the long play that started with Magna Carta and went white hot when the people beheaded a King and Queen. The ones who wanted the return of the Ancien Regime never went away. We little people were stupid to let down our guard. We gave ground. The revolutionary fire was allowed to putter out and the main bulwark was allowed to stand.

    None of us will be safe as long as the notion of royalty is taken seriously. As long as the Bilderbergs have that royal flag to fly and the hope that their children can breed with inbreds, we’ll never be rid of any of them.

  17. Claudeeyah

    As long as the Bilderbergs have that royal flag to fly and the hope that their children can breed with inbreds, we’ll never be rid of any of them.

    *****

    We may never be rid of them, but over time their influence is waning. Interbreeding is the hallmark of idiot children. One need only take a cursory glance at the fair Prince Charles to determine that, although he is quite intellectual and erudite, he clearly is becoming unhinged as he sees the NWO implode before his very eyes. He took a fair, young bride named Dianna, and proceeded to cavort with a dowdy dowager whose family has been hanging around the feet of the royal family since Elaine and her brood ushered in the battle of Hastings. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Dianna took advantage of her still brimming youth and decided to screw the ears off of every eligible, rich bachelor she could find (not that I blame her one bit). Sadly, this was seen as reason for the royal family to have her rubbed out, so to speak.

    It is indeed comical to watch these “royals” continue to flub their way through history, most wouldn’t recognize a good, honest day’s work if their very lives depended upon it. Their hour is nigh, and another reason why Donald J. Trump (new $$$$) scares the living bejeebus out of them.

  18. DeVaul

    “These are looting populations that have high crime, high murder rates, who torment all the surrounding communities that vote very heavily for Republicans now…”

    This is beneath you, Elaine.

    How can you stomp on the very populations that were devastated by Nafta?

    Most black Americans moved north to work in the automotive industries and associated industries, and then they lost their jobs first followed closely by the while middle class workers who you once chided for “slouching away without any protest whatsoever, unlike Europeans, who fight for their jobs”.

    What jobs were left to these men? Drug trade or welfare. That’s it.

    As for the salaried class officer workers who are now “tormented” by the destruction of the working class, I feel no sympathy for them as they benefited the most from cheaper goods coming from China and were quite happy to buy Japanese cars at 0% interest while GM and others went under.

    This is why you have attracted so many outright fascists to your website.

    If you keep pounding on the poor, who had no idea what hit them, then you will be seen as an apologist for the wealthy and their servants in the salaried classes, most of whom do nothing but engage in pyramid schemes and other forms of swindling and looting the taxpayers by building hotels and other junk that only the rich will use but are funded by clueless taxpayers.

    Our brave former mayor finally said “no” to one of these bloated developers, who openly complained on TV that Lexington taxpayers where too cheap to pay him 30 million or 300 million so he could finish his five star hotel, which is now just a giant hole in the ground where a beautiful grassy field once stood and was used by local farmers to sell their produce.

    Now, the farmers have nowhere to go to sell their produce, but I guess they are just a bunch of losers and will become “looters and tormentors” of the fine men and women who live in the gated communities in the luxurious southern part of town. No wonder they all cook meth now.

    Republican office fauna and financial hooligans have driven them to the wall.

  19. ziff

    Trump is a negotiator , that means opening with some strong [ outrageous ] position. Thus triggering the MSM.

  20. Claudeeyah

    Most black Americans moved north to work in the automotive industries and associated industries, and then they lost their jobs first followed closely by the while middle class workers who you once chided for “slouching away without any protest whatsoever, unlike Europeans, who fight for their jobs”.

    ********

    Indeed, once they moved north, there was an explosion of crime, murder, and mayhem that “magically” followed them. “Little Emmett Till” the Trayvon Martin of his day, managed to go back down south after his up north mamma could no longer handle him, and attempt a rape of a white woman. When “Little Emmett” got his just desserts, the wailing, weeping, and gnashing of teeth could be heard from outer space from thes same “workers” who ventured north for opportunity. Truth: the murder rate in the northern states climbed significantly when blacks invaded during the ’50s and ’60s. A little known fact you won’t read about in your (((history))) books.

  21. Claudeeyah

    Trump is a negotiator , that means opening with some strong [ outrageous ] position. Thus triggering the MSM.

    ****

    Exactly, ziff! And like any good negotiator, he meets them somewhere in the middle.

  22. Melponeme_k

    @Claudeeyah

    “Sadly, this was seen as reason for the royal family to have her rubbed out, so to speak.”

    Have you ever watched the youtube videos about Diana’s death/murder? A lot of black magic going on with that, especially the very site where she died. Many conspiracy theorists believe that she was a blood sacrifice. Knowing now what I know about the insanity of this group, it isn’t that far fetched an idea. The poor woman, she most likely knew they were sharpening their knives to drink in her youth. It had nothing to do with philandering and everything to do with the rush of power they believe sacrifice gives them.

  23. Claudeeyah

    What jobs were left to these men? Drug trade or welfare. That’s it.

    ********

    Ummmm, no, not quite. There were plenty of jobs, just not paying the high wages that Detroit paid out to their slovenly workers, black as well as white, during the ’60s and ’70s. There is a reason why US automobile sales fell during the late fifties through the seventies and that was shoddy workmanship. Getting paid union wages to put out crappy, fuel inefficient cars finally caused the chickens to come home to roost around 1960 or so, and revisited with a vengeance during the ’70s. Those of you around a certain age will recall the popularity of the Volkswagen in the early ’60s, as well as new market entrees like the Fiat during that time as well.

    Detroit, never one to take heed of what the consumer really wants or needs, repeated these same mistakes up to the oil crisis of 1974. Then we got real gems like the Vega and the Pinto. It took the Japanese as well as the Germans to teach these fools how to build an automobile that people really wanted to drive.

    But to conflate a welfare check to the only alternative to getting an inflated paycheck from the Big Three back in the day really takes things to a new and unfortunately false narrative. These same ‘geniuses” could have taken a community college course, circa 1973, and obtained enough of an education in computer programming to be making six figures today. They used to call it “getting in on the ground floor” back when I was a lad. Alas, now it is all about collecting the welfare check…….sigh…… 😦

  24. Claudeeyah

    @Mel,

    No doubt,they had it in for her. I knew that she was in danger when tabloids like the National Enquirer showed her lounging about with some of Europe’s most n’er do well rich men. Dianna will always be for me the quintessential woman who thought she was buying into the fairy tale lifestyle and found herself in an incredibly loveless marriage.

    I know nothing about black magic surrounding her death, but your point is well taken. Diana was born in 1961 and her husband Charles in 1948, which even for royals is a fairly significant age gap. Preying upon the young, presumably in this case to bring heirs to the thrown, is well within the established norms and practices of the ruling monarchs. Hell, Henry the VIII killed how many wives before having a son born to him? (typical male, it’s always the woman’s fault, right?) 😀

  25. Melponeme_k

    “Hell, Henry the VIII killed how many wives before having a son born to him? (typical male, it’s always the woman’s fault, right?)”

    Yes and no. The male determines the sex of the child. However it is now suspected that only a female who is secure in her partner will give birth to sons. Sons require a large investment of resources both during pregnancy and after. Since integrity is not a feature associated with Henry VIII, is it any wonder he had no male children? And the one he finally did have was sickly.

    No, the celebrated England we know today was forged by his daughter whose mother came from a rather less royal bloodline, if at all.

  26. Christian W

    The heart of this monster is the Royals. Always the royals and the belief that they are fairy people with magical blood

    Indeed. Deeply allied aristocratic and masonic hierarchial systems that have been around for centuries just refuse to go away and wreak havoc from behind the scenes.

  27. DeVaul

    Here you go, Elaine:

    “Truth: the murder rate in the northern states climbed significantly when blacks invaded during the ’50s and ’60s. A little known fact you won’t read about in your (((history))) books.”

    See what I mean? “Blacks invaded!”

    How does that explain the fact that the murder rate went down steadily from 1995 to 2015 in New York, when most black men were unemployed? And what role did the mafia play in the 50’s and 60’s regarding murder? Well, they did not just go crazy because black Americans came looking for work. They had been at it for a long time, as can be seen here at this link:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_New_York_City

    But history is for dummies, as most people here now believe.

    So far, there are no references to the squinty-eyed gooks, the Japs, yellow faced Asians who are taking our jobs, but it is only a matter of time, I guess. Right now, the fascists want a “race war” between them and the “darkies”, not even knowing that they all belong to the same race and are just being played by rich bankers who will profit from the mayhem.

    This blog is helping set the stage for such an atrocity. No one speaks back.

    They say that silence equals complicity, but it may just be that most of your former readers have left this site in disgust, Elaine.

  28. Claudeeyah

    heh, heh, heh……..so we are to take ONE city against the ENTIRE Northern portion of the states, and APPLY that to murder, rape, larceny statististics…..oh, so rich, really.

    Detroit was known as the Paris of the West as recently as 1955. It wasn’t free trade that killed Detroit as much as the negro who settled and transformed neighborhoods, one. single. atrocity. at. a. time. The pattern was repeated throughout the northern states who openly questioned Jim Crow rule in the South. My, how I am sure they wish they could time travel back and listen to their Southern brothers and sisters who tried in vain to warn them. Philly, Newark, Pittsburgh, Albany, wherever you find negroes, you find problems….guaranteed.

    Although it would be bad form on this thread, there is literally no end to the tales many would tell of the numerous, once thriving, white, middle class, healthy, thriving neighborhoods which have been decimated by the common, lowly, negro. Facts can be an uncomfortable thing. We can ignore them, yes, but that doesn’t make them go away.

    Oh, and back to the (((history))) books, remember a young lass named Kitty Genovese? Turns out her murderer, lo and behold, turned out to be one of the many who “diversified” Manhattan during the 1950’s. Funny, that little tidbit is always left out of our (((history)))books. But let the Marxist dogma live on!

  29. ziff

    # 27 you are rewriting history in your post , the so called race /sex/ culture issue is the ongoing clinton campagain meme to defeat Trump because he does not fit the role of actor as president. Your kind are setting the stage for civil war to serve the will of your betters.

  30. Claudeeyah

    @#29,

    ziff,

    it’s what they really want, yearn for, really. A race/sex/class culture war. They go about, setting tiny fires, hither and yon, and act surprised when one or more of their minions (read the recent Chicago “teen” assault on a retarded white dude) acts out. Make no mistake, race war has been declared and it most certainly has begun. It is the complacent, “we are all the same” whites who have yet to become awakened to the nature of the dindu. Trump equals an end to the welfare gravy train and they are pissed as hell!

  31. Shawn

    “… I never took a single economics course in my life which is why I know so much…due to experience and reading widely.” — Elaine.

    Elaine, I have some terrible news and a confession to make– I did!

    Now what am I going to do? This is what got to me I realize–

    “Part 5 THE ECONOMICS OF THE FIRM AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION”

    “CHAPTER 23 DEMAND, SUPPLY, AND ELASTICITY: SOME APPLICATIONS”

    “Page 416″

    The fact that the demand for heroin by addicts is highly inelastic poses some awkward trade-off in the area of law enforcement….”

    Some obvious conclusion that even W.S. Burroughs would point out about junkies–argh!

    Due to copyright, that’s as far as it goes quoting that textbook.

    I found this old textbook somebody dumped in the trash and I recalled trading it back with relish when that class in 1984 was finished and I never got near an economics textbook again– and now it comes back to haunt me like some evil omen like a boomerang that’s cursed!

    To think they made people to take out student loans for this!

  32. emsnews

    Everyone has ideas why this industry or that industry died. It wasn’t just these…EVERYTHING was destroyed by free trade!!!.

    I had a fine herd of rare sheep. They made me good money. Within one year of ‘free trade’ under Clinton my sheep, $250 a head back when that was much more money in reality (around $400+ in today’s inflated money) they dropped to nearly nothing!!!

    Destroyed utterly. The sheep didn’t become ‘bad’ or ‘ugly’ or ‘stupid’ they were fine wool animals with good diets but wool poured in like crazy at first from Australia and Europe and then…the weaving LEFT and went to…China!!!

    End of story. I lost everything in that enterprise thanks to free trade. Blaming workers for this is annoying to me because even if they made perfect cars they would have still lost their jobs, see? Thank you.

  33. Shawn

    Elaine, I got it. I should to teach kids how to use abacuses since someday we won’t have electricity, except for certain vital things, I suppose and we might go from state of the art to just plain, pre-electrical type calculators.

    They never made me operate a slide rule– so, I’ll just start simpler with an abacus. What do think?

  34. melponeme_k

    @Shawn

    Good Idea.

    Just remember, the elite and their children will still be using calculators, refrigerators, washing machines, automobiles, hundreds of lackeys to service their huge palaces built on the ruins of our old houses and they will fly all over the world. Over our little hovels.

    And they will resent even your abacus. Because we little peons aren’t supposed to count past our fingers nor be able to read.

  35. Lou

    Mosley? Kittys killer died a few years ago.
    The story that many people ignored her screams is a lie.
    Where she was killed wasnt an area where screams could carry to dozens of people.

  36. Jim R

    Elaine, when you frame them with peak oil, those charts make a lot of sense. The 70s decade saw the US no longer able to (net) export crude oil. Production was leveling off, and consumption continued to grow.

    So we printed money and bought Saudi oil with it.

    Now we have reached the peak planet-wide. With all that entails. . .

  37. Christian W

    The 70s also saw peak US salaries (inflation adjusted).

  38. Christian W

    I guess if you want to “Make America Great Again”, go back to the days of Nixon.

  39. emsnews

    Yeah, the Vietnam War…right. Great road to bankruptcy. Oops, we are still on that stupid road to bankruptcy.

  40. Christian W

    Yep, salaries peaked just when the gold backed USD model broke down and US oil exports reached a limit.

  41. Lou

    salaries peaked just when the gold backed USD model broke down and US oil exports reached a limit./

    USA population has doubled since the 1965 act.

  42. Petruchio

    I think instead of paying corporations to move out of the USA, we as a country should INSOURCE businesses. We should pay, for example, the best Internet provider in the world, from whatever country, to come to the USA and set up shop. Comcast has a huge area, so let’s cut off a BIG chunk of Comcast’s territory and give it to the new guy. Competition is a good thing; it will help everybody in the business be better AND it will bring jobs to the USA. Besides, if this “competition is a good thing” model works on Labor wages, I’m sure it will be wonderful improving Productivity from the Management side. Well that’s the Plan.
    I don’t particularly like Ted Cruz, but he nailed at least ONE thing right on the money. Ted Cruz said that if there thousands and thousands of Bankers and journalists crossing the US-Mexico border each week the ‘immigrant Wall’ would be built in a week and it would be airtight. Not even a cockroach could cross over.

  43. Christian W

    True Pet, but the plan has been for decades to decimate the middle class and working class and keep the top elites and their upper middle class service class (such as bankers and “journalists”) insulated from competition.

    Elaine knows this first hand as her German studies were among the first things to be cut. Americans don’t need to understand no stinking cultures of other nations since the US is number one, right? How many engineers did the US produce last year compared to lawyers? Why produce engineers when you can harvest the world’s best engineers and teachers by waiving bagfuls of freshly printed dollars? (European brain drain is a big problem).

    This is the work of the powers behind the US Deep State. Not China or Mexico.

    How does Wall Street profit from your idea Pet?

  44. Seraphim

    @ I never took a single economics course in my life which is why I know so much…due to experience and reading widely.

    I am sure you will love some of the thoughts of Nassim Nicholas Taleb*:

    “An economist is a mixture of 1) a businessman without common sense, 2) a physicist without brain, and 3) a speculator without balls.
    Those with brains no balls become mathematicians, those with balls no brains join the mafia, those w no balls no brains become economists.
    To have a great day: 1) Smile at a stranger, 2) Surprise someone by saying something unexpectedly nice, 3) Give some genuine attention to an elderly, 4) Invite someone who doesn’t have many friends for coffee, 5) Humiliate an economist, publicly, or create deep anxiety inside a Harvard professor
    A trader listened to the firm’s “chief” economist’s predictions about gold, then lost a bundle. The trader was asked to leave the firm. He then angrily asked him boss who was firing him: “Why do you fire me alone not the economist? He is too responsible for the loss.” The Boss: “You idiot, we are not firing you for losing money; we are firing you for listening to the economist.”
    [On his greatest disappointment]: That I am unable to destroy the economics establishment, the press.
    Friends, I wonder if someone has computed how much would be saved if we shut down economics and political science departments in universities. Those who need to research these subjects can do so on their private time.
    Being nice to the wicked (or economist) is equivalent to being nasty with the virtuous.”

    *Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader, and risk analyst, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His 2007 book The Black Swan was described in a review by the Sunday Times as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II…
    Taleb has called for cancellation of the Nobel Prize in Economics, saying that the damage from economic theories can be devastating. He opposes top-down knowledge as an academic illusion and believes that price formation obeys an organic process. Together with Espen Gaarder Haug, Taleb asserts that option pricing is determined in a “heuristic way” by operators, not by a model, and that models are “lecturing birds on how to fly”.

  45. Moe

    Mexico Warns It Is Ready To Quit NAFTA

    LOL! What a joke. Like Mexico is really in charge of NAFTA negotiations. Ha, Ha, Ha. Sometimes attempts to ‘save face’ result in losing it. Just shows how stupid administrations can be.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-24/mexico-warns-it-ready-quit-nafta-if-trump-crosses-red-lines

  46. Moe

    NAFTA Errata

    Many Canadians believe NAFTA was a bad deal for Canada. Maybe, but the terms of NAFTA permit withdrawal of any party with six months notice, and no Canadian government has ever done that. So even if the Canadian populace is getting screwed (at some level), the Feds don’t care.

    What NAFTA is really about from the Canadian perspective is loss of sovereignty. They never should have accepted NAFTA without greater sovereign guarantees.

  47. emsnews

    Trade is fine! Free trade is suicide. This simple fact has been wiped out by the Fake News system and our Real Rulers who hate us.

  48. Petruchio

    @#43 Christian W: My plan for Business INsourcing will never happen. Take my example with bringing in Internet Service Provider competition for Comcast. What would happen” Your cable bill would skyrocket downward. Your Internet speed would rise. Of modern countries, the US has the slowest or one of the slowest Internet speeds. Why? There is no real competition, so why shell out dollars for upgrading? We here in the USA could INsource other businesses. We could learn how the top performers in selected industries do it, not how our Rulers do it.
    Of course, INsourcing businesses will not happen; not in a million years. The USA’s real rulers would never last against real competition–and they know it. Competition is going to have to be RAMMED down their throats. As Elaine says, there will be no major changes unless the masses organize, unite and DEAMND changes. I don’t advocate violence, but more and more I am starting to think that the only way the elites will change is if the elites start getting shot at. I can remember John Boehner’s comment about Public Opinion and Congress. Boehner’s comment was “They hate us anyway.” And Boehner said this comment in a very off hand way. Like he had no concern whether The General Public liked Congress or not. I think a lot of Members of Congress, the Political Wh#re Class, think that way. Only when these members of Congress have some REAL fear of the General Public will they listen.

  49. emsnews

    No shooting. Shooting=repression. Passing and enforcing laws and changing regulations=Absolutely! That is done via politics.

  50. Christian W

    @ 45 Moe

    Yeah, I guess we will soon see riots where the white working class fight each other over who gets to have a .50 cent an hour job as a field hand, once the illegal Mexicans are kicked out.

  51. emsnews

    Sigh…exaggerating things is not going to win arguments. What causes wages to fall?

    Excess workers! This goes under ‘duh’. If a government allows a flood of many millions of illegal aliens in who then compete directly with citizens for jobs…wages fall.

    I my field, construction, nearly all work crews today are illegal aliens and wages have fallen by over 50% since 1988. This is a typical example.

  52. Christian W

    I was half joking, but that is what the owners do in many other nations, play the workers against each other.

    Excess workers and racism are some tools used by the elites to lower wages. It’s not only to save money on wages, it is also to destroy political power. Look at the elites, they do everything to destroy worker and middle class power that is not controlled by them. The US has the most money in the world, yet people are still working for slave wages.

  53. Petruchio

    @349 Elaine: I certainly don’t want to see violence, but you have to admit, the oligarchs who own the US are VERY violent. These are the kinds of people who have no qualms WHATSOEVER in causing millions of deaths and millions more in the way of refugees. These guys don’t plan on tapping out. EVER. My point is saying “Pretty please with sugar on top” aint gonna cut it with these reptiles. OK, start sending them to prison, a REAL prison for long term sentences.

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