timujin: Is a desperate need for validation and approval a sign of sociopathy?
Release the Hounds: Yep. He did all that and only added an additional $9.3 TRILLION to the National Debt."Good news, Honey. I saved Christmas! Bad news I mortgaged the house to do it and now we have to move. But, at least my sheeple think I done good."
hugram: Hey Trump supporters... your guy won. That's great.Now here are a few basic economic numbers that dirty commie-socialist-Muslim-atheist left the "great businessman idol of yours to start his presidential term with. This is Trump's starting point to see how great he makes America again.1/20/2017:Unemployment rate: 4.7% (and trending down/steady)GDP: 3.5% increase (4th quarter of 2016)Dow: 19,732.40S&P500: 2,263.69NASDAQ: 5,540.08Jobs No: 156,000 net jobs added (December 2016 jobs number).Here are the values Obama started with...1/20/2009:Unemployment rate: 7.8% (and trending up)GDP: 8.2% decrease (4th quarter of 2008)Dow: 7,949.09S&P500: 805.22NASDAQ: 1,440.86Jobs No: 661,000 net jobs lost (December 2008 jobs number).In order to actually have the SAME rate of improvement from 2009 to 2017, the following needs to happen by 2025...Unemployment rate: 2.9%GDP: 10.0% increase***.Dow: 49,398.00 to match Obama's 150.33% increaseS&P500: 6,379.00 to match Obama's 181.79% increaseNASDAQ: 23,966.00 to match Obama's 332.58% increaseJobs No: 600,000 net jobs added***.But since he ran on the "Make America Great Again" bumper sticker campaign, these numbers actually need to be even bigger than the 2025 numbers I just entered. Good luck. We are all counting on you.*** I had to use an arbitrary number for the GDP and Jobs number since I don't know how you would accurately calculate a rate increase when the first number is a negative growth number.
oldernell: I think I will start drinking early today.
DjangoStonereaver: The more he claims to have won in a landslide, the more rubes will believe it.
padraig: Donald Trump is living proof that there is such a thing as a sore winner.