The Biden Presidency

my working assumption is even more polarization until the republicans are back in and can offer inducements for somebody on the other side to break ranks for money, or avoid a prison sentence.

So... you're a True Believer in a conspiracy that operated at counting stations across the entire USA, which succeeded in persuading every single participant at every single location to stay totally quiet, leave absolutely no physical or electronic evidence, and for absolutely none of them to take up the offer of millions of dollars bounty that were being offered by the Trump campaign.

80-odd court cases, not a single victory, zero evidence of fraud. Will you at least consider the possibility that Trump lost the election fairly?
 

offog

LE
Edit- And your election sniff test (Whatever that is) is wrong.
Your bloodhound like nose is attached to the brain of a bloody idiot.
I would certainly have you doing the sniff test in cbrn. You are eminently expendable.
But we all know they voted by mail several times from the grave so having BLM activists at he poling station seem a bit redundant unless they were there to stop the godly voting. Can't see the idea ending well for BLM crew.
 

offog

LE
I hope that after the audit improvements are made to the electoral system and trust in the system goes up.
Due to the ham fisted attempts to find the smoking gun a great deal of the voting machines have to be crushed and new one purchased at a cost to the local republican councils.

So a by produce the this incompetence in the audit trail is that there should be improved machines. I wonder who will be bidding for the contract.
 
Due to the ham fisted attempts to find the smoking gun a great deal of the voting machines have to be crushed and new one purchased at a cost to the local republican councils.

So a by produce the this incompetence in the audit trail is that there should be improved machines. I wonder who will be bidding for the contract.
Trumptastic Beautiful Voting Machines Inc.
(Manufacturing outsourced to a firetrap factory in Belarus, staffed with expat North Korean slave labour.).
 
Due to the ham fisted attempts to find the smoking gun a great deal of the voting machines have to be crushed and new one purchased at a cost to the local republican councils.

So a by produce the this incompetence in the audit trail is that there should be improved machines. I wonder who will be bidding for the contract.

You are looking at it all wrong. It is job creation! By having to buy more voting machines at super high prices from the Senators company you will get Trickle Down economics. That's how it works right??? Lol :) :)
 

Eyes_Right

Old-Salt
I think the Trumpsters left this behind...

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When the audits come out, I strongly suspect that there will be a few cases of petty fraud, spread fairly equally across both parties at the local election level.
Some clerical and technical errors.

That the Trumpublicans will immediately and loudly disclaim all audits that don't find fraud. (Most of them)

Except the ham fisted cluster*&@k that is the "Cyber Ninjas" audit, which will probably state that there is "grounds for suspicion" but no proof, and if some gullible idiots want to give them a few million, that they will keep digging.

Edit- And your election sniff test (Whatever that is) is wrong.
Your bloodhound like nose is attached to the brain of a bloody idiot.
I would certainly have you doing the sniff test in cbrn. You are eminently expendable.
Maricopa County is working hard to keep ahead of the bullshit.

 
Trumptastic Beautiful Voting Machines Inc.
(Manufacturing outsourced to a firetrap factory in Belarus, staffed with expat North Korean slave labour.).
Funny you should say that.

Ivanka Trump’s latest trademarks in China include voting machines
By The Washington Post
PUBLISHED: November 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm
China awarded Ivanka Trump seven trademarks - especially on US voting machines - around the same time President Trump spent US tax-dollars, to save a Chinese telecom equipment maker, on the verge of going bust from U.S. sanctions.
 
Funny you should say that.

Ivanka Trump’s latest trademarks in China include voting machines
By The Washington Post
PUBLISHED: November 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm
China awarded Ivanka Trump seven trademarks - especially on US voting machines - around the same time President Trump spent US tax-dollars, to save a Chinese telecom equipment maker, on the verge of going bust from U.S. sanctions.
"The most beautiful results a sitting President could ever wish for.
Guaranteed."
 

RWM: White House Struggles To Explain Biden’s Claim About Driving 18-Wheelers.​


Also RWM: Sleepy Joe Biden, a career politician who has been in politics for 48 years, claims he “used to drive an 18 wheeler.” Twitter.

The struggle? A White House spokesperson pointed to a December 1973 article from the Wilmington Evening Journal that showed Biden rode in an 18-wheeler, according to Fox News.

LWM: Trump Plays In A Firetruck, And The Photos Don’t Disappoint​


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In other news which is wrecking Steamy's plan for a failed blue America.

US economy accelerated at a solid 6.5% rate last quarter​

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP ECONOMICS WRITER
JULY 29, 2021 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON
Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession. The total size of the economy has now surpassed its pre-pandemic level.

Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department estimated that the nation’s gross domestic product — its total output of goods and services — accelerated in the April-June quarter from an already robust 6.3% annual growth rate in the first quarter of the year. The quarterly figure was less than analysts had expected, but the economy was likely held back mainly by supply shortages in goods, components and labor.

For all of 2021, the economy is expected to expand perhaps as much as 7%. If so, that would be the strongest calendar-year growth since 1984. And it would mark a sharp reversal from last year’s 3.5% economic contraction — the worst in 74 years — as a result of the pandemic.

Yet overhanging the rosy economic forecasts is the possibility of a resurgent coronavirus in the form of the highly contagious delta variant. The U.S. is now averaging more than 60,000 confirmed new cases a day, up from only about 12,000 a month ago. Should a surge in viral infections cause many consumers to hunker down again and pull back on spending, it would weaken the recovery.

For now, the economy is showing sustained strength. Last month, America’s employers added 850,000 jobs, well above the average of the previous three months. And average hourly pay rose a solid 3.6% compared with a year earlier, faster than the pre-pandemic annual pace.

“The fundamentals for consumers and businesses are still very good,” said Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial, who said he had so far seen no effects from a rise in confirmed viral cases.
 
In other news which appears to be Covid related and NOT Sleepy's policies but will still make Steamy happy - blue inflation.

The recovery, in fact, has been so rapid, with pent-up demand from consumers driving growth after a year of lockdowns, that one looming risk is a potential spike in inflation that could get out of control. Consumer prices jumped 5.4% in June from a year ago, the sharpest spike in 13 years and the fourth straight month of sizable price jumps.

Some economists have warned that by choosing not to begin withdrawing its extraordinary support for the economy, the Fed may end up responding too late and too aggressively to high inflation by quickly jacking up rates and perhaps causing another recession.

But at a news conference Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell underscored his belief that recent inflation readings reflect price spikes in a narrow range of categories — from used cars and airline tickets to hotel rooms and auto rentals — that have been distorted by temporary supply shortages related to the economy’s swift reopening. Those shortages involve items like furniture, appliances, clothing and computer chips, among others.

Magnifying the supply bottlenecks is a rise in viral cases at transportation ports in Asia that have caused some manufacturing plants to shut down. Those bottlenecks could, in turn, continue to obstruct the flow of goods to retailers in the United States.

A shortage of workers, too, has made it harder for restaurants, retailers and many other service-industry employers to fill jobs as consumer demand surges — even employers that have been raising wages. Despite the job market’s steady gains, unemployment, at 5.9%, is still well above the 3.5% rate that prevailed before the pandemic struck. And the economy remains 6.8 million jobs short of its pre-pandemic total.

Should the economy’s shortages persist well into the future, the economy would likely struggle to maintain its current robust pace of growth.
 
In other news which is wrecking Steamy's plan for a failed blue America.

US economy accelerated at a solid 6.5% rate last quarter​

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP ECONOMICS WRITER
JULY 29, 2021 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON
Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession. The total size of the economy has now surpassed its pre-pandemic level.

Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department estimated that the nation’s gross domestic product — its total output of goods and services — accelerated in the April-June quarter from an already robust 6.3% annual growth rate in the first quarter of the year. The quarterly figure was less than analysts had expected, but the economy was likely held back mainly by supply shortages in goods, components and labor.

For all of 2021, the economy is expected to expand perhaps as much as 7%. If so, that would be the strongest calendar-year growth since 1984. And it would mark a sharp reversal from last year’s 3.5% economic contraction — the worst in 74 years — as a result of the pandemic.

Yet overhanging the rosy economic forecasts is the possibility of a resurgent coronavirus in the form of the highly contagious delta variant. The U.S. is now averaging more than 60,000 confirmed new cases a day, up from only about 12,000 a month ago. Should a surge in viral infections cause many consumers to hunker down again and pull back on spending, it would weaken the recovery.

For now, the economy is showing sustained strength. Last month, America’s employers added 850,000 jobs, well above the average of the previous three months. And average hourly pay rose a solid 3.6% compared with a year earlier, faster than the pre-pandemic annual pace.

“The fundamentals for consumers and businesses are still very good,” said Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial, who said he had so far seen no effects from a rise in confirmed viral cases.

You really don’t get it, but perhaps when inflation kicks in up North you might.
 
And the point is?

So back in 1986 Joe Biden was involved in the passing of a bill that had severe sentencing for crack cocaine. This has been highlighted as leaning harder on black offenders for use of crack cocaine then white offenders for use of ‘ordinary’ cocaine

28 years later Hunter Biden is discharged from the navy after failing a drugs test for cocaine, and another two years later is not caught in possession of cocaine, but it is found in a car that he had hired.
So there are two offences that don’t meet the criteria Joe Biden had been talking about
 

You really don’t get it, but perhaps when inflation kicks in up North you might.
What, you think we live on a different planet up here? We are getting hosed left right & centre and that will probably continue until everybody is back at work and the shortages start disappearing.

The difference is we deal with it as a country while watching your country being split in half.
 
What, you think we live on a different planet up here? We are getting hosed left right & centre and that will probably continue until everybody is back at work and the shortages start disappearing.

The difference is we deal with it as a country while watching your country being split in half.
Then what pray tell is your inflation rate? Last I checked your CPI was 3.1 percent, ours down south is a tad bit higher…with no end in sight.

The difference is we don’t have to take this bad of a hit, but DC is misreading this dilemma rather badly and will continue to muff it up.
 
What, you think we live on a different planet up here? We are getting hosed left right & centre and that will probably continue until everybody is back at work and the shortages start disappearing.

The difference is we deal with it as a country while watching your country being split in half.
Hey old timer, about that magnificent figure you posted yesterday…


Projected growth was off 2 percent. You do realize that your figures will be the Biden Admins high water mark? You best hold on to your whisker biscuit as it is going to be rough ride.
 
What, you think we live on a different planet up here? We are getting hosed left right & centre and that will probably continue until everybody is back at work and the shortages start disappearing.

The difference is we deal with it as a country while watching your country being split in half.
It is probably useful to read the recent speech by Michael Saunders from the Monetary Policy Comittee

The implication of all this is that the recent demand rotation, with significant excess demand in some sectors and significant excess supply in others, may for a period generate aggregate upward effects on inflation. More of the weak sectors are in the relatively flat parts of the Phillips curve, and more of the strong sectors are in the relatively steep parts of the curve. If the overall output gap is modest (which it probably is), it is possible these “frictional” inflation pressures could outweigh conventional “output gap” disinflation pressures.

and
In addition, pass through from global cost pressures is likely to continue to lift inflation. Figures 8 and 9 show a pyramid of price and cost indicators, ranked in terms of their correlation with near-term swings in a measure of core CPI inflation.footnote[21] Late last year, many of these indicators were around average, a few were above average but a roughly equal number were below average. Now, almost all of them are well above average. As a result, even with subdued services inflation, CPI inflation is likely to exceed 3% later this year. In my view, it would not be surprising if CPI inflation temporarily reaches 3½%-4% YoY.

My bold.
The central banks are very well aware of the inflationary pressures. They are also aware that the inflationary bubble is still working its way through the post pandemic economy, in the same way that a python swallowing a goat causes a large, visible swelling, but that it isn't good for the snake or the goat to cut it out. It is painful for the owner of the goat, but there are no short cuts to be used here.
 
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