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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Trump said he would leave the minimum wage pretty much alone. He wants US labor to be competitive.Trump the greatest jobs creator is not going to create jobs but steal jobs with cheap labor. The elephant in the room is most (a lot of ) of the world's money is tied up securitizing debt to make the derivative/futures market produce money. If he would have said that he is going to force low velocity money into moving then I would applaud him. But he us apparently not going to do anything about the quadrillions of dollars stagnating for benefit of the derivative/futures market. Instead of providing .005 percent fees to brokers that money could be used to build factories. Money has to be spent to do any work. Instead of AUM/Assets under management the stagnant money could be used to provide self supporting jobs in goods and services. Profit through people instead of speculative transactions. People want and need a living income. People wanting jobs should be stricken from use.
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    Chet -- Yes you have hit on a key point that is not widely known. The size of the global derivatives market is hard to pin down, but at least one mathematician, Paul Wilmott, puts it at $1.2 quadrillion. That's a 2012 estimate. It is probably higher now.

    Wilmott puts that in perspective, "the world’s annual gross domestic product is between $50 trillion and $60 trillion."

    "The size of the derivatives market is a huge threat to the world economy: One of the biggest risks to the world’s financial health is the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market. It’s complex, it’s unregulated, and it ought to be of concern to world leaders …."

    Assessing fees to these transactions and otherwise regulating them makes good sense, but with the power that these global players wield, I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Chet -- Yes you have hit on a key point that is not widely known. The size of the global derivatives market is hard to pin down, but at least one mathematician, Paul Wilmott, puts it at $1.2 quadrillion. That's a 2012 estimate. It is probably higher now.

    Wilmott puts that in perspective, "the world’s annual gross domestic product is between $50 trillion and $60 trillion."

    "The size of the derivatives market is a huge threat to the world economy: One of the biggest risks to the world’s financial health is the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market. It’s complex, it’s unregulated, and it ought to be of concern to world leaders …."

    Assessing fees to these transactions and otherwise regulating them makes good sense, but with the power that these global players wield, I don't see that happening anytime soon.

    Schmidt, yes you are absolutely right. I also wondered what is running our world. Certainly not something in outer space.
  • Liberal
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    Trump hates mexicans.....me to......probably why I don't get invited to the family parties
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt, The thing that blows my mind about that market is that money could be used to create jobs, and income ...... and world peace , and the same people would still own everything. They would still own everything including a beautiful, clean, green , happy peaceful world. Yet they would and do forsake all that for the ability to make money faster and easier. They passed the laws originally to start this and then repealed the corrections. I believe that people working making a good living would be the best defense against any disruption. When I was a local officer in the union I saw that mechanism beginning to work. As the economy got better, people didn't feel the need for unions. Not that they were ungrateful, just didn't like the controversy. They to their immediate credit but long term demise slowly backed away from the unions. Not because they were antiunion but because they didn't like turmoil and confrontation. One of the last cases I did the union brother after we saved his job apologized to the Company. He said "I don't know why the union had to make such a big deal about this." . He wasn't wrong or bad, just didn't like being in the center. And that is why we are having these discussions about the waning Unions. People can take and absorb a horrible beating so that leaves the union out on its own. Its been going on for thousands of years and it just can't sink in that everybody could be happy. Profit through people.
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    What is happening right now will have an huge effect on jobs; MSMBC had a good program about what Trump wants. He says we have to compete with low labor countries in the world, so we have to keep our labor cost lower than them to attract business here. So the billionaires can pocket more. Wow, I'm amazed that anyone still listens to that dumb ass. Sure, put us back into the slave time. Unbelievable. In the meantime his running buddy Jebb held a speech for a bunch of veterans and promised just like Trump to "rebuilt" and increase defense spending as well undo all Obama did to curb this. He copied Trump on this; like the statement: "If you can't fight them, join them" What an horrible weakling baby face..

    Let's be honest, I'm scared as hell if any of these nutheads get elected. They are not even suited for first grade toddler class. The worst part of it is that I don't hear anything at all from the Democratic side to forcefully, with a lot of common sense, counter act these lunatics. Especially Hillary does not make any dent with her low intensity politicians voice. Sorry to say, we need an Bernie type; but a bit younger with as much a big mouth as Trump who can counteract all this B.S. in a big way.

    However may be the policy to "keep quiet" could work as well, till they fall on their flat faces. But kind of dangerous, because most Americans are very dumb and love clown shows!!!

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=youtube+trump+wants+minimum+wage

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    Dutch Wrote:

    What is happening right now will have an huge effect on jobs; MSMBC had a good program about what Trump wants. He says we have to compete with low labor countries in the world, so we have to keep our labor cost lower than them to attract business here. So the billionaires can pocket more. Wow, I'm amazed that anyone still listens to that dumb ass. Sure, put us back into the slave time. Unbelievable. In the meantime his running buddy Jebb held a speech for a bunch of veterans and promised just like Trump to "rebuilt" and increase defense spending as well undo all Obama did to curb this. He copied Trump on this; like the statement: "If you can't fight them, join them" What an horrible weakling baby face..

    Let's be honest, I'm scared as hell if any of these nutheads get elected. They are not even suited for first grade toddler class. The worst part of it is that I don't hear anything at all from the Democratic side to forcefully, with a lot of common sense, counter act these lunatics. Especially Hillary does not make any dent with her low intensity politicians voice. Sorry to say, we need an Bernie type; but a bit younger with as much a big mouth as Trump who can counteract all this B.S. in a big way.

    However may be the policy to "keep quiet" could work as well, till they fall on their flat faces. But kind of dangerous, because most Americans are very dumb and love clown shows!!!

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=youtube+trump+wants+minimum+wage

    Dutch, There are multiple examples of how to run a successful Country. My favorite is the NFL. They stress equal advantage. Everything is done to make sure no one team can overrun the game. The people need to know they have no chance in the game because all the money is being unfairly hoarded. Even in the early 1900s there were laws to ensure a sense of fair play and equal advantage in the stock market. Now the money people do whatever they want to do because the public resistance is "you can't do anything about it".
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    Dutch Wrote:

    What is happening right now will have an huge effect on jobs; MSMBC had a good program about what Trump wants. He says we have to compete with low labor countries in the world, so we have to keep our labor cost lower than them to attract business here. So the billionaires can pocket more. Wow, I'm amazed that anyone still listens to that dumb ass. Sure, put us back into the slave time. Unbelievable. In the meantime his running buddy Jebb held a speech for a bunch of veterans and promised just like Trump to "rebuilt" and increase defense spending as well undo all Obama did to curb this. He copied Trump on this; like the statement: "If you can't fight them, join them" What an horrible weakling baby face..

    Let's be honest, I'm scared as hell if any of these nutheads get elected. They are not even suited for first grade toddler class. The worst part of it is that I don't hear anything at all from the Democratic side to forcefully, with a lot of common sense, counter act these lunatics. Especially Hillary does not make any dent with her low intensity politicians voice. Sorry to say, we need an Bernie type; but a bit younger with as much a big mouth as Trump who can counteract all this B.S. in a big way.

    However may be the policy to "keep quiet" could work as well, till they fall on their flat faces. But kind of dangerous, because most Americans are very dumb and love clown shows!!!

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=youtube+trump+wants+minimum+wage

    Great post Dutch, Trump wants wages to remain low or even go lower, just to fatten the pickets of the wealthy. That's the same reason why some companies leave our borders--to rely and wallow in the HUGE profits that are totally based on this cheap labor. I sure wish he had to try and eek out a living on minimum wage or lower.
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    Dutch Wrote:

    What is happening right now will have an huge effect on jobs; MSMBC had a good program about what Trump wants. He says we have to compete with low labor countries in the world, so we have to keep our labor cost lower than them to attract business here. So the billionaires can pocket more. Wow, I'm amazed that anyone still listens to that dumb ass. Sure, put us back into the slave time. Unbelievable. In the meantime his running buddy Jebb held a speech for a bunch of veterans and promised just like Trump to "rebuilt" and increase defense spending as well undo all Obama did to curb this. He copied Trump on this; like the statement: "If you can't fight them, join them" What an horrible weakling baby face..

    Let's be honest, I'm scared as hell if any of these nutheads get elected. They are not even suited for first grade toddler class. The worst part of it is that I don't hear anything at all from the Democratic side to forcefully, with a lot of common sense, counter act these lunatics. Especially Hillary does not make any dent with her low intensity politicians voice. Sorry to say, we need an Bernie type; but a bit younger with as much a big mouth as Trump who can counteract all this B.S. in a big way.

    However may be the policy to "keep quiet" could work as well, till they fall on their flat faces. But kind of dangerous, because most Americans are very dumb and love clown shows!!!

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=youtube+trump+wants+minimum+wage

    Yes Dutch you are 100% correct! Unfortunately the American media is owned and controlled by the 1% In spite of what the tropical conservative dummies believe. That's one big reason why idiots like Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchel and Morning Blow (all supposedly MSNBC's fair and balanced BS artists) never ask the politicians the real, hard questions or call them out for their hate filled nonsense. They are the media enablers that under-educated, under-informed bigots are so are willing to accept at face value because they tell 'em what they want to hear. Sorta like the Christian preachers out there that live like kings on their impoverished followers contributions.
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:

    What is happening right now will have an huge effect on jobs; MSMBC had a good program about what Trump wants. He says we have to compete with low labor countries in the world, so we have to keep our labor cost lower than them to attract business here. So the billionaires can pocket more. Wow, I'm amazed that anyone still listens to that dumb ass. Sure, put us back into the slave time. Unbelievable. In the meantime his running buddy Jebb held a speech for a bunch of veterans and promised just like Trump to "rebuilt" and increase defense spending as well undo all Obama did to curb this. He copied Trump on this; like the statement: "If you can't fight them, join them" What an horrible weakling baby face..

    Let's be honest, I'm scared as hell if any of these nutheads get elected. They are not even suited for first grade toddler class. The worst part of it is that I don't hear anything at all from the Democratic side to forcefully, with a lot of common sense, counter act these lunatics. Especially Hillary does not make any dent with her low intensity politicians voice. Sorry to say, we need an Bernie type; but a bit younger with as much a big mouth as Trump who can counteract all this B.S. in a big way.

    However may be the policy to "keep quiet" could work as well, till they fall on their flat faces. But kind of dangerous, because most Americans are very dumb and love clown shows!!!

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=youtube+trump+wants+minimum+wage

    Dutch, There are multiple examples of how to run a successful Country. My favorite is the NFL. They stress equal advantage. Everything is done to make sure no one team can overrun the game. The people need to know they have no chance in the game because all the money is being unfairly hoarded. Even in the early 1900s there were laws to ensure a sense of fair play and equal advantage in the stock market. Now the money people do whatever they want to do because the public resistance is "you can't do anything about it".
    I don't want to be the devils advocate, but did you see how they tackled an referee? Then we have also the "deflate" affair; compare that to Hillary's e-mail affair. So my answer is no institution here is "clean" . The culprit is "money" and "greed" as well "ego's"
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    P.R. Absolutely true; the media here as I said a couple of times to Jared just chases what gets attention; they always invite the same dumb heads to give comments; like the same generals or ex-generals, the same woman from the Pentagon, the same "know" it all's. It makes me sick each time I see them with their "always the same" answers. It is time the media invites some "fresh" thinking people, who come with facts, like Schmidt always does.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:

    What is happening right now will have an huge effect on jobs; MSMBC had a good program about what Trump wants. He says we have to compete with low labor countries in the world, so we have to keep our labor cost lower than them to attract business here. So the billionaires can pocket more. Wow, I'm amazed that anyone still listens to that dumb ass. Sure, put us back into the slave time. Unbelievable. In the meantime his running buddy Jebb held a speech for a bunch of veterans and promised just like Trump to "rebuilt" and increase defense spending as well undo all Obama did to curb this. He copied Trump on this; like the statement: "If you can't fight them, join them" What an horrible weakling baby face..

    Let's be honest, I'm scared as hell if any of these nutheads get elected. They are not even suited for first grade toddler class. The worst part of it is that I don't hear anything at all from the Democratic side to forcefully, with a lot of common sense, counter act these lunatics. Especially Hillary does not make any dent with her low intensity politicians voice. Sorry to say, we need an Bernie type; but a bit younger with as much a big mouth as Trump who can counteract all this B.S. in a big way.

    However may be the policy to "keep quiet" could work as well, till they fall on their flat faces. But kind of dangerous, because most Americans are very dumb and love clown shows!!!

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=youtube+trump+wants+minimum+wage

    Dutch, There are multiple examples of how to run a successful Country. My favorite is the NFL. They stress equal advantage. Everything is done to make sure no one team can overrun the game. The people need to know they have no chance in the game because all the money is being unfairly hoarded. Even in the early 1900s there were laws to ensure a sense of fair play and equal advantage in the stock market. Now the money people do whatever they want to do because the public resistance is "you can't do anything about it".
    I don't want to be the devils advocate, but did you see how they tackled an referee? Then we have also the "deflate" affair; compare that to Hillary's e-mail affair. So my answer is no institution here is "clean" . The culprit is "money" and "greed" as well "ego's"
    The tackled referee was in a high school football game. But my point about citing the NFL is that they do everything to make football an ongoing interesting event. If it were not for the rules making it hard for one team to completely dominate then NFL would end. Same goes for our financial system. Unless rules are made to keep money in the system it will get worse. Spending money us the life blood of an economy. Companies hoarding trillions of dollars in order to get management fees is destroying the economy. An economy is trading in goods and services, spending money. The stock market is not a function of an economy. The average person is lead to believe that the stock market is a source of funding for businesses to get money to grow and develop. I don't know how easily you can get start up money from the stock market. Glass/Stegall was instituted in 1933 because they knew the danger of uncontrolled money. So under Bill Clinton not only was Glass/Steagall repealed, he allowed the passage of the Commodities Futures Moderinzatio Act which went further in the opposite direction of Glass/Steagall. That made the 2008 crash possible. After 2008 a little mea culpa came from Dodd/Frank but that has been steam rolled over and the financiers are setting up for another huge crash. Rules and control have to be made for Wall Street .
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    Chet, I completely agree. The problem is that the one's who run the show don't care as long as they profit from it. It is the 1% who make the rules for themselves the rest can drop dead. Look at Trump he calls everyone an asshole except himself. That is why I find it kind of strange that we have so few people who look at it as you do. Ostrich mentality reigns in this country.
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    Has there ever been a valedictorian chosen for exemplary treatment of fellow students. Valedictorians are selected for their potential worth in the job market. A country should not exist for the pleasure of a few people. Everybody can't be rich because there is not enough money. Then it follows logically that as some get richer then more have to be poorer. People are told they can be whatever they want to be. Well first you have to be smart, talented, skilled, healthy, good appearance, personality and whatever. Then to really hit it big you have to be lucky. So if a person has none of those features should they be punished. To have all the features to be successful is to be lucky. Should luck determine a person's standard of living?