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Don't Believe. Question The Positive US Economic News. Use Trump's Lying

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There are excellent reasons to consider the likelihood that the reports of great economic news are not true-- that they are either direct lies or based on misleading use of statistics. This is how honest news reporters and analysts should be responding to the glowing claims coming out of the Trump government.

Donald Trump has lied to the US over ten thousand times. His appointees and people he's hired have been prosecuted and sentenced or have been forced to resign for unethical behavior. Others, like White House Secretary Sarah Sanders, are known liars, still kept on the job. There is extraordinarily good reason to assume that Trump has assembled a team of liars at many levels of government.

The Jobs Repor t comes out of the Department of Labor, headed by Alexander Acosta, a Trump appointee tainted by, according to Wikipedia, "a federal non-prosecution agreement with serial child molester and influential billionaire Jeffrey Epstein[9] -- which had been approved by Acosta a decade earlier while he was serving as US Attorney for Southern District of Florida." So Acosta is already tainted. And I'm not saying he's outright lying in generating these reports. Also, if you think that the US Secretary of Labor is a non-political appointment, consider that the previous Secretary of Labor, appointed by Barack Obama, Tom Perez, left his SoL position to become head of the DNC. It doesn't get more political.

The way I see this should be handled is to say something along these lines:

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You know Trump is a pathological liar, that he's lied over 10,000 times. You know he's infested the government with a plague of corrupt, sometimes jailed appointees. Why believe the claims that the economy is doing better. Why not suspect him of lying. Ask yourself. Are YOU doing better? Is your job paying more? Are you paying less taxes? Do your kids see a brighter future with Trump? Why would you trust anything Donald Trump tells you?

Every Democratic candidate, at every level of office running should be using this message and similar messages about all the manufactured lies Trump spews daily. Candidates should be able to list at least five of Trumps biggest lies, as part of their stump speeches. And they should be using the lies and challenges to all of Trump's claims when they are on the air.

 

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Let's not forget the 25% tax Trump has just lain on every single thing the common man needs to buy. it's a racket.

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Tom Lunogo Trump's Vanity will destory the world economy click here

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The Continuity of Government is above the (Rule of) law. In Senior Executive Services, crime pays, and so does 'just following orders'. Rent-to-own judges always protect their wealthy clients. God Bless America, but not billionaire genius organized crime family bosses who buy and sell indulgences like wayward popes, bank robbing Bishops, pedophile priests, and politicians in re-elect me mode.

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Somehow I can't reply only post new comments. But to Lila York I reply to,"Let's not forget the 25% tax Trump has just lain on every single thing the common man needs to buy. it's a racket." Yeah, every single thing.. except gas, food, automobiles, real estate. In other words all the things we absolutely must buy. Next, " Tom Lunogo Trump's Vanity will destory the world economy." I'm pretty sure that Tom Lunogo and his ilk who said that Trump's election would "DESTORY" the global economy, or that the stock market would crash, or that we would never hit 2% growth. And, I'm sorry Rob, the economic numbers don't just arise out of the Labor Department. All you have to do, instead of saying that the numbers aren't true, is cite someone other than Mother Jones and similar sources with believable numbers. Why didn't you do that?

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Doctoring the economic stats goes back at least to Reagan, and it was under Clinton that the definitions of "unemployment' and "cost of living index" changed radically. John Williams at Shadow Stats has done most to educate the public about this.


Trump doesn't lie with as much style as his predecessors. His act is less classy. He doesn't bother with the veneer of a consistent counter-narrative. Is that why the mainstream press gives him a harder time than his predecessors?


What will the press do to Trump's successor? Will they challenge him, the way they do Trump? Or will they give him a pass, as they did for Obama and Bush?


My guess is that the Deep State owns the press, and they don't own The Donald. Trump is his own brand of crook, with much lower aspirations than the Deep State guys. Presidential whoppers will be tolerated so long as he doesn't cross the people who are really in charge.

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