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Is the Trump Economic Boom for Real?

Is the Trump Economic Boom for Real?

Update: 2019-05-09
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How strong is the American economy — and how much credit should President Trump get for it? Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt disagree on where the boom is coming from and what it means for America's future. Then, as the president asserts executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report while his administration fights congressional subpoenas, is a constitutional crisis inevitable? For background reading on this episode, visit nytimes.com/theargument

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Jason Huntley

Another episode where Michelle did exactly what she would criticize Republicans for doing in calling the President illegitimate. I wish David had let her reply to Ross when he basically said that if it's not about prosecution, then all Dems are left with concerning Barr is not liking his summary. David poisons the well concerning the potential Court decision when he says the Justices can either be Republican functionaries or Judges. That's a false dichotomy and again shows how this show is clearly 2v1. I'd love to have a more unbiased host who actually moderates and asks both sides tough questions. Nice job Ross. Continue to be reasonable.

May 9th
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Jared Poulter

The difference between Obama's policies to stimulate the economy and Trump's is timing. Macroeconomic theory would suggest that it is prudent to run deficits during a recession so that you can spur the economy into growth. Having recovered, the theory would suggest that we should pull back a little and pay back those deficits. Instead they have deepened deficits further with tax cuts primarily to the wealthy.

May 9th
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Jared Poulter

Jason Huntley This is true. My return was also bigger. I am closer to the bottom of the middle class than the top. The tax cuts benefitted more than just the wealthy, but it benefitted the wealthy more.

May 9th
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Jason Huntley

Jason Huntley But I did like my extra $2000 the last 2yrs and I'm middle class, so I know it didn't just benefit the top.

May 9th
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Is the Trump Economic Boom for Real?

Is the Trump Economic Boom for Real?