Monday, November 14, 2016

The Election: Part 2

Part 2:


Not too happy about this one. Trump's policies on tariffs may be the worst I've seen yet. The cost of living will go up, how should I put it, tremendously (get it?). His patriotism goes unchecked when it comes to economics. However, on the other hand, we have Clinton with an overly progressive economic plan that is bound to hurt businesses in the US and drive trade down. Obviously, both candidate's plans are incredibly flawed, but out of the two, I'd rather pick Trump's. We've seen what progressive policies do to the economy with Obama's administration, and I don't want it to happen again.


Honestly don't care. Sorry, that might seem strange, seeing as most of the campaigns were about the personal faults of the two candidates, but I'd rather focus on policies than personal. I think Bernie Sanders said it best: "Enough of the emails. Let's talk about the real issues facing America."


Bernie Sanders:
A socialist man who wants the GDP control to raise to 50%, wants all education to be free, and will cost us $17 trillion in debt within the end of the decade. No thank you.

Gary Johnson:
If there was ever a faker libertarian (and I should know, as I am one)...
Not to mention, he knows nothing about the issues. Just take a look at one of his interviews on Aleppo.

Jill Stein:
Just look at her tax plan. According to her, the rich shouldn't even keep half of the money they've earned, at the very least they can only keep 40% of it. Not only that, but she opposes free trade, and is unable to call illegal immigrants "illegal immigrants" after they have conclusively broken the law.


Am I happy with the way things turned out? No. Not at all. But is it better than I expected? On the whole, I'd have to say that yes, it did turn out better than I expected it to. These 4 years will show us whether or not we've got enough bipartisanship in the Government to keep it together.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment down bellow.


  1. I have a question David. You stated that the economy is bad right now. Do you have empirical data supporting your claim? I agree with you that it is bad I just wanted to see what you have. This is Mr. DeVico.

    1. Take a look at this GDP growth chart, here:

      In the graph, you can see a log chart showing how far behind we are when it comes to prosperity of the bottom 90%, beaten out by almost all other major countries.
      In the chart, we see our GDP growth rate compared to other major countries. Our growth rate currently is at 1.5%, when we were well over 4% before the turn of the millennium.

      To answer your question, the economy isn't necessarily bad, per say, but it should be much better than it is now.