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不知道他葫蘆裏賣的是什麽藥 May 24, 2018

Posted by hslu in 特朗普, 美食, Economics, Election, Trump, 川普.
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CNBChttps://www.google.com.tw/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/05/22/donald-trump-says-he-will-propose-new-tax-cuts-prior-to-november.html

這就是美國在過去七十年以來拼命鼓吹的民主政治的弊端:

亂開空頭大支票,討好無知小選民,

那管後果好不好,反正你也栽漾。

明知債臺會高築,跟我有啥屁關係,

管你是活還是死,下台鞠躬莫法度。

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民主政治的弊端叢生,它是遲早會走到盡頭的。美國如此,臺灣的民主是從美國那邊抄過來的,它的命運也是註定如此。

Trump 為了不想明年被民主黨彈劾,他只有想辦法保住共和黨在參眾兩院多數的局面。他知道除了抱住他的基本選民以外,他別無他法。於是他才想出這種再減稅的餿主意來救他自己的命。

這叫一不做,二不休。他,豁出去了。

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It’s democracy’s fault May 3, 2018

Posted by hslu in China, 特朗普, 美國, Democracy, Economics, Election, Global Affair, Globlization, Trade, Trump, 川普, 中國.
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America’s strange democractic system elected Trump knowing what kind of bully he is and what kind of world view he has on trade, military, NAFTA and Iran.

Now the entire country is suffering from Trump’s tantrum and the breakdown of America’s democratic system. America’s standing in the world is paying the price for Trump’s bizarre behavior and the whole world is standing up against the modern day dictator.

Source: Flipboard

These economists can write to Trump but I bet he’ll not read it. He is busy with Stormy, Cohen, Mueller, Comey, blocking muslims and Latinos, telling lies, denial facts until he can’t anymore, daily dose of cable TV, Fox News, fake news, tweets and self incriminating rants.

If China isn’t as strong as it is now and if EU isn’t as united as it is trying to, Trump might get away from doing even worse damages to the American people and to the world economy no matter how many economists sign that letter.

Trump just doesn’t give it a damn of what they have to say.

It is America’s loss. And it is the fault of America’s democracy to elect a character like Trump.

Now, American people can’t get rid of him.

America, have you heard of cause and consequence?

活該。

因果報應,自作自受,何苦來哉。

Bail out of a sinking ship April 11, 2018

Posted by hslu in Congress, 特朗普, 美國, Election, Politics, Trump, US Government, 川普.
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Starting right from the top.

This is big and disastrous for the Reoublican Party In November. Ryan already seen the writing on the wall and he decided to leave when the leaving is still good.

And who is to blame for this? March 16, 2018

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No one but Trump.

And it may be too late for Trump and the Republican Party.

吃撐了,睡不著,發牢騷 March 3, 2018

Posted by hslu in 美國, Democracy, Economics, Election, Life in Taiwan, Politics, Taipei, Taiwan, U.S. Foreign Policy, US Government, 台灣, 台北, 民主.
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大學的同學提到 823 炮戰,台灣的存亡,為國捐軀的軍人和現在政府的對比,慷慨激昂,感慨萬分。我有感而發,牢騷一大堆,自己看了都有點不好意思。

回想數十年前,兩個孩子還小,我們兩個不上班的時間都是為了孩子忙東忙西,忙裏忙外的,整天跟兩個無頭蒼蠅似的。那有什麽時間去管”國家”大事。現在無所事事,晚上睡不著覺,撐著了。發了牢騷更睡不著覺了。活該。自作自受,怪不得別人。

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

一個沒有信用的政府是個得不到民心的政府。今天鬥爭一個階級,明天另外一個階級就可能被鬥爭。

一個為了黨的意識形態而犧牲人民福利政府是一個註定會失敗的政府。

一個把黨的利益放在人民利益之上的政府是一個失敗的政府。

一個對經濟低迷卻無計可施的政府是一個無能的政府。

一個對空氣嚴重污染卻束手無策的政府是一個低能的政府。

一個對貧富不均,四人之中就有一個拿 22 K,卻不聞不問的政府是一個沒有良心的政府。

一個仰人鼻息靠他人撐腰的政府是一個沒有前途的政府。

一個爲意識形態而讓經濟蕭條,百姓遭殃的政府是一個不配掌權的政府。

可歎的是許多臺灣人民沉迷在小確幸裏,對政府的決策逆來順受,一籌莫展。

這是民主政治的失敗,是兩黨對立的失敗,是一人一票的失敗,是執政人的無能,是政府的恥辱,是世界的笑柄,更是台灣人民的悲哀。

可是,台北的旅遊展卻擠的水洩不通,大排長龍。台北的高級餐館卻家家客滿,不定位就沒有飯吃。三井 outlet 的一些商店卻要排隊才進的去。去國外的旅遊班機卻座無虛席。台灣的房價卻高的叫人咋舌吃驚。

這種矛盾的現象是我觀察力太差,是我看的不夠還是我的偏見作祟?

我對美國的兩黨政治鬥爭非常失望。對美國稅法不公非常失望。對美國貧富不均非常失望。對美國外交政策非常失望。對美國資本主義非常失望。對美國金融體系非常失望。對美國華爾街的貪得無厭非常失望。對美國不負責任的 Monetary policy 非常失望。對美國的官官相互非常失望。對美國的霸權,一意孤行,欺負弱小國家非常失望。這些都是我搬回台灣主要的原因之一。

我是不是從一個火坑跳到一個冰窖裏了?

唉,國家的大事豈是我這個老頭子能夠理解的。杞人憂天只會自尋煩惱。能夠獨善其身就可以了。

我是不是離開台灣太久,自作多情,大驚小怪了吧。

2 Hypocrites February 26, 2018

Posted by hslu in 特朗普, 美國, Election, Politics, Trump, 川普.
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One guy called the other “the dumbest and the worst candidate of the Republican Party .”

The other guy shot back and called him a “con man”, “phony” and a “fraud.”

Now, for the sake of the party and the survival of their political career, they kiss up, smile and call each other fantastic.

Source; CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/29/politics/donald-trump-mitt-romney-jean-georges/index.html

What is this? There is only one word to describe these two people, Trump and Romney, hypocrites.

Look at those smiles! Warm, genuine and from their hearts.

Well, they kiss up forone very simple reason:

For Trump, he needs Romney’s vote if Romney becomes the next senator of Utah.

For Romney, he needs Trump’s endorsement because Utah is the most conservative state in the U.S.

Whether Romney dropped to his knees, we don’t know.

床頭打,床尾和。各懷鬼胎?

Democracy American style: a joke? February 26, 2018

Posted by hslu in Congress, 特朗普, 美國, Democracy, Election, Obama, Russia, Trump, US Government, 川普.
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Panic-stricken Trump awaits more bad news

http://flip.it/ozaQXD

Reading an article like this from Flipboard makes one wonder how could someone like Trump could ever be elected to the highest office in the United States of America.

The answer: a flawed democratic system like American’s can.

To make the matter worse, the herd mentality, disregarding candidates’ disqualifications for the job, ignorant of candidates’ lack of moral fiber and low turnouts on the part of American voters make American presidential election a laughing stock for the entire world.

And the collective gullibility of American voters make them easily fooled by unrealistic campaign promises time and time again. It appears that American voters have grown numb to candidates’ lies that they take the lying for granted because every politicians lie.

Consider these embarrassing facts of American elections:

  • Impeachment of Clinton,
  • The infamous hanging chads,
  • Supreme Court intervention,
  • Lies told by candidates,
  • Flaws in voter registration system,
  • Meandering of U.S. Congressional districts,
  • Influence of rich donors and PACs’ money,
  • Manipulation of issues by lobbyists,
  • Being able to vote without an ID,
  • Lack of recourse of the voters,
  • Low voter turnouts,
  • Utterly embarrassing fact of lack of qualification of Obama for the WH job,
  • No vetting of allegations of sexual harassment by Trump on as many as 20 women,
  • No vetting of hush money paid to a hooker on behalf of Trump,
  • Trump’s likely collusion with Russia,
  • Russia’s meddling of American’s 2016 presidential election, and
  • Fill the swamp while in the office.

Maybe America needs a formal vetting process by an election committee to weed out and disqualify unfit presidential candidates so that jokers won’t occupy 1600 Pennsylvania in Washington D.C. anymore.

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

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.

20 promises but none kept by Trump December 30, 2017

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Robert Reich: Trump Voters, He’s Taking You For Suckers

http://flip.it/B.z8bR

For a more detailed account of Trump’s campaign promises and an update of their progresses, check out the link below.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/trumpometer/

The swamp in Washington D.C. just got quite a bit deeper and bigger as we are approaching one year anniversary after Trump moved in the WH.

Yet, America still thinks that democracy and broken promises from elected officials are the right way to manage this broken country.

Go figure.

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