Monday, August 08, 2016

2016 US Presidential Campaign: Trump's economic plan: a boondoggle? - UPDATED

New: Donald Trump's Big-Spending Infrastructure Dream

The Republican nominee’s push to pour more money into roads and bridges than Hillary Clinton is his latest break with conservatives, and it’s drawing criticism from one of his own economic advisers. Read More

New: Trump’s Frankenstein economics

Republican experts cast their candidate's inconsistent plan as a product of politics, not policy vision. Read More
“This was a political creation not a policy creation and so in the end you have this weird stew of policies that is supposed to create a unique 21st century economy that would instead deliver us back to the economy of 1964.” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum
New: Donald Trump Sells Out to Trickle-Down Economics

In the speech that Trump delivered at the Detroit Economic Club on Monday, all three of these giveaways to the rich featured prominently, as did deregulation—another issue that is of interest primarily to the donor class. “My campaign is about reaching out to everyone as Americans,” Trump said. But the details of his speech confirmed that he had caved in to the regressive, anti-tax G.O.P. orthodoxy that is defined and policed by groups such as Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Club for Growth. Read More

New: What Donald Trump Got Wrong About Unemployment

Trump’s numbers are meant to paint the American economy in a bad light. But they don’t back up the story he’s telling. Rather, they paint a portrait of how American demographics are changing. Read More

New: How Donald Trump’s New Economic Plan Could Help You (or Not)

What benefits would Donald Trump’s economic plan, which he presented in Detroit on Monday, bring you? And what wouldn’t it? Read More

New: Brace Yourself For an Even Uglier Campaign

It may be hard to imagine, but I fear this election campaign is going to get worse – maybe a lot worse – before it gets better. By the time it’s done, the whole nation may feel like it needs a shower. Read More

New: Trump casts doubt on electoral system

The new tack comes days after a top Trump confidante warned Breitbart News there would be a “rhetorical bloodbath” if the powers that be denied the GOP presidential nominee a fair election and laid out a plan for Trump to begin to delegitimize the election results months before the first ballots are even cast. Read More

New: Trump's national security nightmare: now even the neocons are freaking out

There’s rarely a great deal of agreement in Washington, but the importance of keeping Trump’s fingers off the nuclear button is fast becoming a consensus. Read More

New: 50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump

Fifty prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts -- many veterans of George W. Bush's administration -- have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and pledging not to vote for him. Read More

New: GOP Sen. Susan Collins Says She Can't Support Donald Trump

Maine Sen. Susan Collins is the latest high-profile Republican to announce she cannot support her party's presidential nominee this fall. Read More

Trump slams GOP officials' national security letter

Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at 50 top Republican national security officials for criticizing his presidential campaign. Read More

GOP attacks Clinton after Iran executes nuclear scientist

The execution of an Iranian nuclear scientist accused of spying for the US is reverberating from Tehran to the presidential campaign trail. Read More

Trump inches closer to Ryan on taxes

Donald Trump is inching closer to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) positions on taxes with the economic platform offered on Monday. Read More

Mr. Trump’s Losing Economic Game Plan

Donald Trump said on Monday that he wanted to usher in “economic renewal,” but most of his proposals would hurt the economy, rack up huge deficits, accelerate climate change and leave the country isolated from the world. Read More

What Evan McMullin’s Ridiculous Candidacy Says About the Anti-Trump Movement

Either anti-Trump Republicans don’t understand the pressures from their party’s base or they’re happy to help Hillary. Read More

Meet Evan McMullin, The #NeverTrump Movement's Last Hope

Republicans opposed to Donald Trump are making a last-ditch effort to put forth an alternative to the GOP presidential nominee. Read More

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