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Lies, lies & more lies. Cuts, cuts & more cuts. February 17, 2018

Posted by hslu in Congress, 特朗普, 美國, Election, Health Insurance, Taxes, Trump, US Government, 川普.
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The big cuts are coming!The big cuts are coming! And Trump and the Congress don’t give it a damn of what you think or feel. Campaign promises? They are meant to be broken after the election.

Source: Flipboard

Americans are the most gullible ones when it comes to their politicians.

They hate the Congress but keep sending the same representatives and senators back to DC. They filled the White House with liars after liars because they believe all the lies presidential candidates told them on the campaign trail, just to break all of them once in the office.

When Trump was asking your votes, he promised to“save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts.”

Trump’s 2018 budget calls for cuts on all three programs and the congressional GOP also tried to cut $1 trillion from Medicare and about half a trillion from Medicaid. Here are the proposed cuts from Trump’s “An American Budget: Major Savings and Reforms”:

  1. Cutting Medicare by $266 billion.
  2. Cutting Medicaid by $1.1 trillion.
  3. Cutting Social Security by $72 billion.

So, all sinile and age challenged Americans, brace yourself for what is coming to you. Hospitals will get reduced payments from the Medicare too. Medicaid will see the biggest cut totaling $1.1 trillion over 10 years.

Additionally, Supplemental Security Income programs and Social Security Disability Insurance programs will see $72 billion cuts too.

You see, there is no place for you to hide no matter where you are in the system. Your medical benefits will be cut. Your doctor’s visits will be

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Structural Shift February 10, 2018

Posted by hslu in Congress, 特朗普, 石油, 美國, Debt and deficit, Economics, Election, Energy, Stocks, Taxes, Trump, U.S. dollar, 川普.
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What structural shift are we talking about?

The “structural” part of the shift is the fundamental change of the economy bought to you by none other than Trump and the Republicans. While we are at it, let’s add the inept Democrats to that bunch too because they are equally guilty for acting like a whole bunch of chickens without heads.

In a growing U.S. economy and the synchronized recovery of the world economies, as well as almost full employment of around 4% in the U.S., Trump and the Republicans passed “the biggest tax reforms in American history according to Trump ” without finding a way to pay for the massive tax cut for the riches. It simply is insane because of significant damages it will eventually bring to the masses.

Why did they do it?

Because the mid-term election is coming in 11 months. They congressional Republicans are fearful of losing their congressional seats and the majority of both houses.

The structural change is what the financial market is reacting to this week when the Dow took a fast elevator down to the basement of the correction territory: the dreaded inflation is just around the corner as indicated by the chart below.

Source: Federal Reserve

The tax cut at full employment doesn’t make economic sense because it clearly is inflationary. The bond market knows it because a massive amount of federal government borrowing in the amount of additional $500 billion a year will hit the Bond market soon.

The stock market is equally uncomfortable with the higher rate environment and crumbles under the weight of extended valuation.

The structural shift is important for the financial market at this juncture because a re-pricing of all financial instruments will take place in the months and quarters ahead.

Treasury and corporate bonds will drop. Stock market will correct to bring its valuation to a reasonable level. High yield bonds will tank. Housing prices will drop as mortgage loans demands wane. Commodity prices will decrease as US dollar strengthens. Interest payments on US national debt will rise as deficit grows to ~$1 trillion annually, or about 5% of the US GDP.

In short, the structural shift will shrink personal wealth as inflation bites.

“Stormy” in the 1st family January 27, 2018

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中國有句老話叫”家醜不外揚”。這句話的意思是,如果家裏有什麼見不得人的醜事,不要張揚。把門關起來,自家人想辦法解決了。這個道理非常簡單,因為”好事不出門,壞事傳千里。”

美國人用”第一夫人”來形容美國總統的太太,因為”友好”的媒體會把她捧爲美國女人的榜樣。不但如此,”友好”的媒體還會一而再,再而三的把她塑造成美國女孩子的偶像。這些拍馬屁的舉動雖然有點”三八”,有點噁心,但是這也是無可厚非的事,你說是嗎?喜歡就捧,見怪就不怪了。

最近,據多家”不友好”的媒體報告,美國的白宮裏面有些”家醜”已經被加油添醋的外揚了。這些”醜事”的齷齪事已經到家喻戶曉的地步了。想必你已經知道,這些”醜事”中的一個女主角不是別人就是一個花名叫”Stormy”的風塵女子。

你可想過爲什麼這個新聞這麽吸引人呢?因為這些”家醜”都跟美國的現任總統和一些從事風化事業的女人有關係。

你想想,”Sex, Lies, Hush Money and Fake News” 這個火爆的標題怎麽能夠讓一般的美國人放得下呢?

這些男人,尤其是美國的現任總統,瞞著新婚的太太,不止一次的在外偷腥,然後想盡辦法破財消災,花錢堵死對方的口。後來被媒體發現,大肆宣揚了以後,美國總統卻一概否認,辱罵對方,說對方說謊,還把媒體告到公堂,說這些記者都不是好東西。

你說這個故事精彩不精彩?

可笑的是,你叫這種見不得人的齷齪事,讓這個曾經當過模特兒的特朗普的第三位太太和美國的第一夫人把她的臉往那裏放?她走在路上,人家一定會指手畫腳真是難受。特朗普倒是無所謂。他說謊說慣了,臉不紅,心不跳,氣不喘,面不改色,反正一個勁兒的否認,說多了,美國人就會相信他了。

其實,美國人對這種事是不在乎的。

你可能笑說我亂講(黑白講),可是你難道不記得那個從阿肯色州來的美國總統?他也是一個不要臉的傢伙。美國雖然知道他做過的”醜事”,可是還是把他送進了白宮。

再說了,美國家裏不是一樣嗎?離婚的,偷腥的,紅杏出牆的,在外養兒子養女兒的,再婚的,說謊的,不是到處都是嗎。他們週日和週六做”醜事”,週日再去教堂,一本正經,道貌岸然的去懺悔,去洗罪。出了教堂,仍然是照做不誤。

美國人的爸爸媽媽如此,美國人自己如此。美國人的的小孩看樣學樣,長大了還不是幹一樣的事。世世代代一脈相傳,大家心照不宣,反正大家都做,有什麽關系?

既然美國人不論老少,不論男女,不論貧富,許多人,他們的家人和他們的朋友都幹這些事,他們選出來的眾議員,參議員和美國總統做同樣的事就不稀奇,當然有沒有什麽大不了的了。

你說美國人在乎他們的總統家裏有齷齪事嗎?他們自己家裏有,他們當然是不在乎白宮有沒有了。

那就讓美國的白宮繼續上演這些劈腿的醜事吧。好戲連臺,還多著呢!

附註:劈腿這個名詞是最近才學到的。也不知道是誰想出來的。真絕了。

美國白老頭吵架,全世界看他們丟臉 January 16, 2018

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美國聯邦政府高高在上,神聖不可侵犯的政壇通常都是爲美國和一部分美國人民的福利而努力。有時候也為了美國的國家利益派兵去侵略其他國家或者去轟炸敵軍陣地。也常常爲了推翻對美國不友善的外國政府而算計。

不過,我們這些只有一張不值錢的選票,卻沒有關係,沒有銀子,沒有地位的小老百姓是看不到這些人為國犧牲,為民服務的。

不過,這幾天美國政壇可熱鬧了。上自總統,下到參,眾議員和政府官員,乒乒乓乓,有模有樣,打起嘴炮了。

華盛頓 DC 腰帶公路裏面的幾個白老頭吵了起來,美國又內戰了。

他們口沫橫飛,吵來吵去,比手劃腳,互不退讓。一個個臉不紅,氣不喘,心不跳,眼不紅,一本正經的指控對方黑白講,扯謊,騙人。

為的是什麼?

是為了美國的國家利益嗎?好像不是。

是為了美國的尊嚴嗎?有點不像。

是為了裏面分贓不均嗎?恐怕還不到這個地步。

是為了美國人民的福利而努力嗎?更不是。

其實沒什麽大不了,這些七老八十的白臉老頭子是為了決定川普有沒有睜眼說瞎話而爭的臉紅脖子粗的?

那,川普先生說了什麼瞎話呢?

川普在討論美國移民法案的會議上說:所有非洲國家,海地和薩爾瓦多都是 “shithole“.

那 “shithole” 是什麼呢?Shit 是糞便的意思。 Hole 是洞的意思 簡單來說,”shit” 加上 “hole” 就是一個”大糞坑“的意思。

你應該記得,1970 年代,尼克森做美國總統的時候,有個”水門事件”吧。後來鬧來鬧去,尼克森被迫辭職,下台鞠躬了。

我們姑且叫 Trump 的 “shitholegate” 爲”川普大糞坑門“吧。這個名詞即生動,又好記,相當切實,更讓人忘不了。

白宮先頭沒有否認川普說了這些話。媒體大力批評。世界各國,非洲,海地和薩爾瓦多先後指責。川普臉皮嫩,開始受不了。於是他推過來,推過去,極力否認他這種有地位的大富翁,怎麽可能說這種沒有風度的下流話呢?可是,民主黨參議員確認川普說過這些話。接著共和黨的參議員說不記得川普說過。給川普做事的官員也說不記得。

這下可好了,幾個美國有頭有臉,八分像個人樣的白臉老頭子開始吵架了。

歸根結底,他們吵的就是你相信川普還是不相信川普?民主黨的黨員是不是騙人?共和黨的黨員是不是扯謊,拍川普的馬屁?

難道美國這些政府的白人都不知道什麼是對,什麼是錯嗎?

難道這些美國讀過書的白老頭都分不清楚什麼是白,什麼是黑嗎?

那川普有沒有說非洲國家,薩爾瓦多和海地是 shithole 呢?

川普說他沒有說。而且他說他是世界上最不會歧視有色人種的白人。

當然,有些人不同意。把川普在白宮附近擁有的一間旅館變成 shithole.

紐約客說白宮橢圓廳裏住了一個自大狂的騙子和一個歧視有色人種的白人。

那,川普有沒有説謊話呢?

難道這就是美國版強詞奪理,不要臉的當代厚黑學嗎?

我們是應該拍案驚奇呢,還是應該把它當做秋墳上的鬼唱詩來聽呢?

我累了。你說吧。

Trump was right this time January 12, 2018

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It is big. It has to be bigger than Kim’s.

Source: The Flipboard.

But, can Trump handle it?

Only the idiot in the WH didn’t know that January 12, 2018

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And he even said that he has a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un.

Blind and acted like a 井底之蛙。

By “west”, Putin means the USA.

Why stop a fake book? January 9, 2018

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If a fake book is about to come out, will someone try to stop it?

No, because the book is fake.

If someone try to stop a book before it comes out, is it a fake book?

No, the book must be about something that’s very real. 

Sounds reasonable to me.

It is not to Trump. 

He try to stop the book from coming out but couldn’t. Once the book is out, he calls the book fake because it makes him look very fake.

What a pity Trump is!

Well, it isn’t over yet. We have been officially reminded by Trump that he is a “very stable genius.”

It appears that the most powerful man in the world, no, in the entire universe, has no clothes on.

Trump lost the war against Kim Jong Un January 7, 2018

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But, the narcissistic Trump just couldn’t stop patting himself on the back.

Source: The Guardian

What Trump forgot to say was this: ‘However, even with my menacing tweets, my rhetoric, my tough stance and the bigger nuclear bomb button on my desk, Kim Jong Un repeatly ignored me, tested ballistic missiles many times and threaten South Korea and Japanese with nuclear weapons.’

‘Now that they are talking about Olympics and I saved my face, I am going to stop tweeting because my tweets didn’t stop North Korea from becoming a nuclear power in the region.’

Shouldn’t Trump insist that South Korea leave North Korea out of the Olympics instead because Kim Jong Un has been such a bad boy ever since Trump started living in the WH? The rocket man has given me such a bad time and even called me a dotard.

Maybe Trump has forgotten all those unpleasant insults from Kim Jong Un already.

Keep the incompetent Trump in the WH for three more years January 5, 2018

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It’s been an open secret all along:

http://flip.it/dOTZfk

Source: The Atalantic, by James Farlows

Yeah, the world knows Trump is unstable and he is not qualified for the WH job. Everyone, including his base, knew that Trump was an old man with narcissism personality disorder when he said his inauguration crowd was bigger than Obama’s on 1/20/2016. 

Sadly, Trump has been the butt of the world class joke since then. Heck, even North Korean’s Kim Jong Un knows that.

But, let’s face it. Trump is The President of the United States. American people elected him to represent them through the democratic process outlined in The Constitution. We don’t care about the 3 million more votes Hillary got in November last year. Trump get 80,000 more votes in a few key states. And that’s the way it was.

Now that the entire world, except that 35% of Americans who still think Trump is their man, is laughing at Trump and, by extension, the USA, we still need Trump to stay in the WH so that we can get our daily dose of presidential tweets and laughters. 

Trump seems to be overly confident that he can win 2020 election easily. Let him win so that he can provide political entertainment for seven years instead of three. It sure beats the dull and boring drama between McConnell vs Schumer and Ryan vs Pelosi.

China, Russia, German, England, France, Iran, Turkey, Mexoco and North Korea would love to see that too.

Who lied, Trump or Wolff? January 5, 2018

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Would you cate to guess?

Trump:

Wolff:

Here is what WP has to say about Trump:

https://www.google.com.tw/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/01/02/president-trump-has-made-1949-false-or-misleading-claims-over-347-days/

Of course, we all know that WP is biased. They are out to get Trump everyday. But, honestly, at 5.62 lies or misleading statements on average per day, Trump’s ability to tell lied can never be matched by any normal person at all. 

Go figure.

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