Yesterday, 06:27 PM
I never said that Trump took Pelosi's side. You took Pelosi's side. The TPP was scammed up and all too clandestine and secret from the start. It needed to die. What Trump comes up will probably be even worse in some ways, but whatever he comes up with at least will not cede legal sovereignty to an international body. He is an idiot with obsessions, but his obsession will not allow him to give up power to China.
The whole idea of being a Ron Pauler is to maintain consistent principles no matter what manner of creature is in office. We oppose undeclared wars, and drone bombing outside of a declared war, and we would continue to do so even if it were Ron Paul that got elected.
The one thing that has disturbed me the most over 2016 is to watch so many people I had one though fixed on principle, turn every last bit of that principle into putty for the sake of loving or hating a certain personality. The principle is the thing, not the person.
A person in the White House, by the power of their personality, can create a 'theater' that will energize spending and boost the economy. This is largely a Keynesian idea, their rationalization of it being garbage but the base observation is true. There will probably be a more prosperous economy coming for a time based on he effect of social psychology. But the ego-effect is temporary. The underlying math does not lie. Eventually someone discovers they are over invested and decides to sell off, and voila.
Trump is the ego-effect. The next 3 or 6 years might be great economically, but it will probably be a fiction leading to a worse end. I say probably because he hasn't actually DONE anything economically yet except to issue some vague and mostly meaningless deregulatory statement.