President-elect Trump tells Apple CEO Tim Cook that he’d like to see Apple make products in the U.S.

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s interview on Tuesday with New York Times reporters, editors and opinion columnists touched on trade and Apple Inc.

NYT: Are you worried, though, that those companies will keep their factories here [in the U.S.A.], but the jobs will be replaced by robots?

TRUMP: They will, and we’ll make the robots, too.


It’s a big thing, we’ll make the robots too. Right now we don’t make the robots. We don’t make anything. But we’re going to, I mean, look, robotics is becoming very big and we’re going to do that. We’re going to have more factories. We can’t lose 70,000 factories. Just can’t do it. We’re going to start making things.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump
I was honored yesterday, I got a call from Bill Gates, great call, we had a great conversation, I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’ He said, ‘I understand that.’ I said: ‘I think we’ll create the incentives for you, and I think you’re going to do it. We’re going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you’ll be happy about.’ But we’re going for big tax cuts, we have to get rid of regulations, regulations are making it impossible. Whether you’re liberal or conservative, I mean I could sit down and show you regulations that anybody would agree are ridiculous. It’s gotten to be a free-for-all. And companies can’t, they can’t even start up, they can’t expand, they’re choking.

I tell you, one thing I would say, so, I’m giving a big tax cut and I’m giving big regulation cuts, and I’ve seen all of the small business owners over the United States, and all of the big business owners, I’ve met so many people. They are more excited about the regulation cut than about the tax cut. And I would’ve never said that’s possible, because the tax cut’s going to be substantial. You know we have companies leaving our country because the taxes are too high. But they’re leaving also because of the regulations. And I would say, of the two, and I would not have thought this, regulation cuts, substantial regulation cuts, are more important than, and more enthusiastically supported, than even the big tax cuts.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As small business owners, we can attest that, yes, it’s true: We are excited about the prospect of cuts to both regulations and taxes.

(Note to interns: Maybe we’ll even be able to hire one or more of you keg-tapping bastages someday!)

As per robotics:

Who says the armies of assembly line workers will be humans? The manufacturing jobs of the future will be focused on keeping the robotic assembly lines running in “lights out” plants. In fact, it’s already happening and has been for some time now.MacDailyNews, November 16, 2016

Regardless of where iPhones or any other complex products are assembled, some of the smartest companies are those whose business is developing/building/maintaining industrial robots.MacDailyNews, November 18, 2016

The robots will come eventually. There are too many benefits. They don’t get tired. They don’t make mistakes. They don’t jump off roofs…. Etc. — MacDailyNews, December 5, 2014

Whatever happens, we just hope it includes Fembots.MacDailyNews, November 17, 2016

Could President Trump be the catalyst for an all-American iPhone? – November 18, 2016
Apple could make iPhones in the U.S.A. under President Trump, sources say – November 17, 2016
President Trump’s Made-in-America hurdle: Asia – November 16, 2016
Apple assembler Foxconn now has 40,000 ‘Foxbot’ robots working at factories in China – October 5, 2016
Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots – May 25, 2016
Foxconn robots better, but still not precise enough to assemble Apple iPhones – December 5, 2014
Foxconn CEO disappointed with current-gen iPhone-assembling robots; next-gen ‘Foxbots’ in the works – September 22, 2014
Foxconn to deploy ‘Foxbot’ robots for iPhone assembly – July 7, 2014
Why Foxconn’s iPhone robots could create American jobs – February 2, 2014
Apple dives deeper into designing and inventing robots, other manufacturing tech – November 22, 2013
Robots made Apple switch to ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Macs – December 11, 2012
Foxconn’s 2012 plan: More robots, no layoffs, zero suicides, new factories – November 22, 2011
Foxconn to replace some workers with 1 million robots within 3 years – July 31, 2011


    1. No executive orders required. President Trump will enact his policies the proper way, via Congress, and into law. That way his policies will endure, unlike the feckless Obama’s executive orders, which will be swept away with the stroke of President Trump’s pen on day one.

      1. Maybe if Congress hadn’t set a mandate to block any and all of Obama’s proposals whether they were good for Americans or against their own political beliefs, he wouldn’t have had to resort to the Executive Order option (which he has used fewer times than previous presidents). Trump has also stated that he plans to use Executive Orders starting on day one.

        1. Congress blocked what was bad for the majority Americans (the 99%). You should be happy Obama’s wrongheaded economy-destroying ideas were knifed in the womb. You Dems should be happy: you seem to love knifing things in the womb.

          Obama’s economic “plans” all called for more government, more inefficient centralization, more bloat, more waste, more red tape, more job killing Liberal crap. That’s why Congress blocked him. That’s how the system works. That’s why Americans elected an opposition congress with Obama in office. They saw what idiocy he enacted with a Dem congress and voted AGAINST it forcefully. Obama succeeded in one major thing: Killing the Democrat Party as a national party.

          Now, with GOP control of the presidency, the senate, and the congress (and the supreme court, don’t forget), American’s have voted in real hope and change, the likes of which we haven’t seen since 1980.

        2. Meaningless. Neither candidate campaigned that way. They campaigned to win 270. Period. If the game were popular vote, they would have campaigned differently (meaning, pretty much only in New York, Texas, and California, while ignoring the rest of the country). The electoral college is the way you win the presidency, not by trying to change the rules or pretending there were different rules after YOU’VE LOST RESOUNDINGLY. In short, take you bullshit sour grapes and shove them where the sun don’t shine. I’m going to enjoy the very rapid erasure of the Obama idiocy.

        3. Capitalism in America is the process of applying a balance to boths aspects of greed and regulation.

          The goal of our own society is to rise above where we were to bring the quality of life for all people ever higher. When the base population is prosperous the elite are ever more prosperous. It’s to their advantage that we all improve.

          The plan, as some may not know – we have been discussing it for the past 50 years – we move on past ages of agrarian, and industrialization and on to knowledge, discovery and information. If we want to continue to be prosperous we have to become literate in this new age. We are the masters of what to come.

          When cars replaced wagons, what happened? Those who made wagons had to adapt and learn to make cars. When driverless cars are the norm, what needs to happen? Taxi cab drivers of today need to learn how to program and troubleshoot car automation systems.

          When free trade opened up the opportunity to manufacture goods overseas where cheaper labor exists, the benificiaries were supposed to help those who lost their jobs for retraining to do other higher level tasks. That didn’t happen because regulation failed.

          Blame the lobbyists and short sighted thinking.

          There is a lot we have to do. We have to eliminate the conditions that increase the temperature of our oceans and melt polar ice, regardless of cause. We had it good for quite some time, in weather terms. That means oil companies and engergy producers need to get off their asses and pickup new methods of producing energy that is more friendly to our environment.

          We have to employ our out-of-work population in this endeavor – train them.

          If we don’t do these things, including Apple, we will all stagnate and not grow. Living in the past is anti capitalist and not profitable in the long term.

          Yoda Quotes:
          “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”
          “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”
          “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.”
          “Always pass on what you have learned.”
          “You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.”
          “Patience you must have, my young padawan.”

        4. Fine Italian espresso.

          Plus, after eight long, very tiresome years that I knew would play out the way they did, I’m finally excited about the potential for the future of America!

    2. Observation this morning, getting ready for demo:

      New Toothbrush – Made in China
      Socks – Made in China
      Underwear – Made in China
      Pants – Made in China
      Shirt – Made in China
      Laptop Computer – Made in China
      2 Tablet computers – Made in China
      2 Mobile Phones – Made in China
      Watch – Made in Switzerland
      Backpack – Made in China

      Dog food – MADE IN AMERICA!!!

      Uber car – Made in Japan
      Uber Driver Phone – Made in Singapore/China
      Uber Driver Tablet – Made in China

      Uber driver – beautiful Hawaiian woman – Made in America.

      Software being demoed – Document Management System – Made in the United Kingdom.

      Bummed out ride to client – Made in America

      1. Astounding but unsurprisingly ignorant.

        We live in a global world now. What you overlook is:

        All of those items – Bought in America.
        The money you paid for them – spent by the store employee in America.
        The Uber lady you paid – spent that money on lunch in America.
        The phone in your pocket – designed in America.
        The job that let you do all that – paid in America.

        We live in a global world now where Americas role isn’t the maker – it’s the receiver. The US can flourish with a strong services sector and a high tech investment and start up economy. There will always be a place for manufacturing, but it will be in smaller high skilled areas. By trying to relive the past you embarrass yourself.

        And as for all that Made in China hate..if you try hard enough, shop around – there are hundreds of USA clothing companies, made at home waiting to take your dollars. Though getting you off amazon and actually thinking for a living, could be really stretching the American dream too far.

        1. hey stupid, there’s been “global trade” since the Spice Routes of ancient Persia…the difference is now America doesn’t make things because it cannot compete due to tariffs on American goods by our “partners” like China, Japan, Mexico and South Korea. If you don’t make things and make them well at a competitive price, you do NOT have an economy. It has nothing to do with “hate” you jackass…

          “It’s not personal, Sonny, it’s business.”

    1. The tax structure and regulation overload caused many companies to manufacture overseas. Trump didn’t create the system. Out-of-touch, bought-and-sold politicians did (many of whom, like Obama, had never run a business of their own).

      As an actual businessman, owner of several businesses, Trump knows the problems and wants to fix them. All you do is piss and moan, claiming hypocrisy where there is none.

      1. No, shitty trade deals and laws written by lobbyists put American workers in direct competition with countries with child labor, slave wages, no worker safety rules, no environmental rules and no limit on the number of hours worked. Working smart and technology will not offset $0.65 per hour child labor in Vietnam.

        As usual, the problem is greed.

        1. You don’t make a shred of fucking sense because in order for Trump to be a hypocrite, he’d have to be manufacturing outside the U.S. under his own policies which haven’t been instituted yet, you moron.

          Of course Trump has been offshoring – that’s the natural result of Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama’s foolish globalist policies.

        2. While campaigning, President-elect Trump called for a boycott of Apple over Tim Cook’s refusal to open the San Bernadino Islamic terrorist’s county-issued iPhone, not “for manufacturing in China.”

          Try to keep up, m’kay?

          I believe President-elect Trump will come around to the benefits of encryption once the technical issues are explained fully to him.

      1. Automation is going to have a huge impact on industries that are traditionally labour intensive.

        A good example is the house building industry, which in the UK is currently done almost entirely by skilled workers. However in Germany there are huge factories making pre-fabricated houses using a high degree of automation. The factories employ relatively few people and once delivered to the site, they are assembled in days by a few workers rather than lots of tradesmen working for months.

        1. anybody old enough around here to remember the days of henry ford negotiating a new united auto workers contract with walter reuther ?

          henry didn’t want to pay more for labor and told walter he could simply replace much of his workforce with robots.

          walter responded with well, sure you can, but who is going to left to be able to afford to buy your cars ?

        2. “but who is going to left to be able to afford to buy your cars ?”

          If you look at the whole picture, then of course that’s an important question, but the CEO of any large company which finds itself in a position where it can achieve cost savings, productivity gains or higher quality by using automation will not hesitate to do what is in the best interests of their company.

    1. I meant those robots that make robots will be made by humans in the USA. I know this and heard this, and trust me, believe me, the robots are going to make some fabulous robots. And the robots are sick of losing too, believe me. and regulations too, I mean c’mon this isn’t sci-if anymore we need to stop regulating robots. And taxes. I’ve been hearing people and robots will agree they don’t like taxes and so let’s just get rid of all taxes and replace the government with robots made in the USA and make the Mexican robots pay for it.

    1. In addition to being Samsungian in your naming scheme (very original, but those years will only be triumphs for the GOP, not for your “side,” whatever that is), you lie.

      I don’t whether you’re lying out of ignorance, or because you’ve been fed these lies by a broken media and are simply regurgitating them, or because you’re too young to know better, or because you hate the country and want to see it struggle instead of wildly prosper. I hope it’s not the latter.

      When President Reagan entered office in 1981, he faced actually much worse economic problems than President Obama faced in 2009. Three worsening recessions starting in 1969 were about to culminate in the worst of all in 1981-1982, with unemployment soaring into double digits at a peak of 10.8%. At the same time America suffered roaring double-digit inflation, with the CPI registering at 11.3% in 1979 and 13.5% in 1980 (25% in two years). The Washington establishment at the time argued that this inflation was now endemic to the American economy, and could not be stopped, at least not without a calamitous economic collapse.

      All of the above was accompanied by double -igit interest rates, with the prime rate peaking at 21.5% in 1980. The poverty rate started increasing in 1978, eventually climbing by an astounding 33%, from 11.4% to 15.2%. A fall in real median family income that began in 1978 snowballed to a decline of almost 10% by 1982. In addition, from 1968 to 1982, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 70% of its real value, reflecting an overall collapse of stocks.

      President Reagan campaigned on an explicitly articulated, four-point economic program to reverse this slow motion collapse of the American economy:

      1. Cut tax rates to restore incentives for economic growth, which was implemented first with a reduction in the top income tax rate of 70% down to 50%, and then a 25% across-the-board reduction in income tax rates for everyone. The 1986 tax reform then reduced tax rates further, leaving just two rates, 28% and 15%.

      2. Spending reductions, including a $31 billion cut in spending in 1981, close to 5% of the federal budget then, or the equivalent of about $175 billion in spending cuts for the year today. In constant dollars, nondefense discretionary spending declined by 14.4% from 1981 to 1982, and by 16.8% from 1981 to 1983. Moreover, in constant dollars, this nondefense discretionary spending never returned to its 1981 level for the rest of Reagan’s two terms! Even with the Reagan defense buildup, which won the Cold War without firing a shot, total federal spending declined from a high of 23.5% of GDP in 1983 to 21.3% in 1988 and 21.2% in 1989. That’s a real reduction in the size of government relative to the economy of 10%.

      3. Anti-inflation monetary policy restraining money supply growth compared to demand, to maintain a stronger, more stable dollar value.

      4. Deregulation, which saved consumers an estimated $100 billion per year in lower prices. Reagan’s first executive order, in fact, eliminated price controls on oil and natural gas. Production soared, and aided by a strong dollar the price of oil declined by more than 50%.

      These economic policies amounted to the most successful economic experiment in world history. The Reagan recovery started in official records in November 1982, and lasted 92 months without a recession until July 1990, when the tax increases of the 1990 budget deal killed it. This set a new record for the longest peacetime expansion ever, the previous high in peacetime being 58 months.

      During this seven-year recovery, the economy grew by almost one-third, the equivalent of adding the entire economy of West Germany, the third-largest in the world at the time, to the U.S. economy. In 1984 alone real economic growth boomed by 6.8%, the highest in 50 years. Nearly 20 million new jobs were created during the recovery, increasing U.S. civilian employment by almost 20%.

      The shocking rise in inflation during the Nixon and Carter years was reversed. Astoundingly, inflation from 1980 was reduced by more than half by 1982, to 6.2%. It was cut in half again for 1983, to 3.2%, never to be heard from again until recently. The contractionary, tight-money policies needed to kill this inflation inexorably created the steep recession of 1981 to 1982, which is why Reagan did not suffer politically catastrophic blame for that recession.

      Real per-capita disposable income increased by 18% from 1982 to 1989, meaning the American standard of living increased by almost 20% in just seven years. The poverty rate declined every year from 1984 to 1989, dropping by one-sixth from its peak. The stock market more than tripled in value from 1980 to 1990, a larger increase than in any previous decade.

      In “The End of Prosperity,” supply side guru Art Laffer and Wall Street Journal chief financial writer Steve Moore point out that this Reagan recovery grew into a 25-year boom, with just slight interruptions by shallow, short recessions in 1990 and 2001. They wrote:

      “We call this period, 1982-2007, the twenty-five year boom–the greatest period of wealth creation in the history of the planet. In 1980, the net worth–assets minus liabilities–of all U.S. households and business … was $25 trillion in today’s dollars. By 2007, … net worth was just shy of $57 trillion. Adjusting for inflation, more wealth was created in America in the twenty-five year boom than in the previous two hundred years.”Peter Ferrara, Forbes

      1. He missed the subsequent tax increases put in under Reagan. Moderation is important. Neither party is known for moderation. Also missed the Iran-Contra scandal which exceeds anything Hillary has been blamed for. Also missed that he put our air traffic system in serious jeopardy – only luck avoided serious problems. Also doing revisionist history regarding end of Cold War. True Reagan faced some serious issues but was no walking on water miracle as some keep wanting to portray him – many came out worse under Reagan.

        1. Every admin. makes mistakes. If you don’t think Reagan caused the end of the USSR, you need a better history teacher. Define “many,” because in reality, relatively few came out “worse” under Reagan.

        2. To be correct, Soviet “fifth column” Gorbachev and ideologue Yakovlev caused the end of the USSR, not Reagan. But, in less direct sense, the cause was the fact that USSR’s economic policy has started shifting from a proper quality socialism to a bad version since 1950s, the Khruschev times.

          For example, Khruschev has established standard wages in the agriculture industry, separating workers from results of their labour. They have ceased to care as much about the quality and quantity of products they make as the wages they were making in “kolkhoz” (collectivist farming enterprise) that they were working at did not already depend on the performance, unlike how it was in Stalin times when people got wages and bonuses from kolhoz selling its products to the state.

          By the 1980s people were disillusioned with the system mostly, and deservingly so, so the catastrophic reforms by Gorbachev and Yakovlev were supported by the people.

    2. The economics of 1980-1988 (aka supply-side economics and called trickle-down by critics) worked well for me and everybody else I knew that lived thru it (all middle-class plus gardeners, etc) …
      … as opposed to those that believe the lies from the libtard press and educators.

    1. The emptiness of your comment is rivalled only by deep space. And, in comparison, deep space loses.

      Which “facts” does Trump need to accept “as truth?”

      How will Trump “be disposed of faster than shit on a fan?”

        1. Trump is the leader, but the policy is coming from the right people. This is as close to President Gingrich as we could hope to get, meaning Reagan II, and this country is set to blossom because of it.

          Don’t bother regurgitating Newt’s personal foibles.. This is strictly about who has Trump’s ear and the conservative fiscal policies that, when enacted, will UNLEASH THE AMERICAN ENGINE once again!

    2. Typical know-nothing millennial comment.

      I like your name. So original! How did you think it up? All by yourself, or did Samsung help you?

      First 2018: Increase the Republican Senate majority to 60+.

      First 2020: Amidst booming economy, robust job growth, and rediscovered pride in America, easy landslide re-election of President Trump.

  1. Saying generically that deregulation is good is as stupid as saying all computers are unreliable, malware afflicted and insecure. It just is not accurate or right.

    I understand the desire for a lighter regulatory burden as I work in one of the most heavily regulated occupations on earth, where we expose people to radiation for the purpose of diagnosing and treating disease, injury and illness. The amount of compliance paperwork and arcane regulation is expensive on both time and money, but is necessary.

    The problem is that it has been shown again and again that lacking regulatory oversight, cheaters will gain a price advantage which them forces others to cheat. A Mobile MRI Company in Arizona used to let the guy who drive the truck operate an MRI as at that time Arizona Law did not require any training or license to operate an MRI. Why hire someone properly trained, licensed and up to date when the truck driver can perform your diagnostic test?

    We need a lighter regulatory burden on enterprise, but we do not need deregulation. A top to bottom review of regulations should be started and continued so that outdated, ineffective or burdensome rules can be rescinded or replaced. Compliance should be less onerous but punishment for blatant disregard or negligence should be increased.

    The problem with manufacturing in the US comes down to two big things: One is slave wages in the developing world and the other is the general lack of skills among those likely to be hired to do factory work. No American wage can compete against some 12 year old sewing shoes in Vietnam for 65 cents an hour. And most of the people in the US who have the education and skills to do high value added manufacturing would not work in a factory or for factory wages.

    No manager is going to tolerate a factory of dumbass potheads operating multi-million dollar machines. If you saw the drug screening results we see in the hospital every day you would be shocked. We need to know what people are taking in order to be safe and the abuse abuse of legal and illegal drugs is so widespread a drug screen is almost always done.

    1. “A top to bottom review of regulations should be started and continued so that outdated, ineffective or burdensome rules can be rescinded or replaced” is exactly what President Trump has already begun.

      Nobody is advocating for a return to the WIld West.

      The reason for the exploding drug use in the USA is hopelessness created by, ironically, The Hopenchangey Obama who delivered nothing of the sort. As I said he would eight years ago. Obama simply kept the establishment happy and increased the food stamp rolls to new records. Failure. Dispirited people who see no hope for their future or their children’s future tend to look for ways to mentally check out leading directly to skyrocketing drug use.

      This was the way it was when Reagan ran and first got elected. Don’t worry, the cavalry is (finally) here again!

      1. The drug problem existed before Obama. I did not vote for him either time, but he did not cause it.

        Rural America has been in decline since about 1970, which is about the time the real value of American wages peaked. In buying power, things have been in decline since about that time and it has become more evident over time.

        What is interesting is that the parts of the country that most highly identify with social conservatism have the highest rates of divorce, out of wedlock children, illiteracy, alcoholism, drug abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic violence and use of pornography. The areas that are more culturally liberal have much lower rates. They also have higher rates of disease, shorter life expectancy and tend to get more from the Federal Government than they pay in- the welfare queens are Red States.

        1. Quoting President Trump from the NY Times transcript linked to by MDN:

          I didn’t need to do this. I was telling Arthur [Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times] before: ‘Arthur I didn’t need to do this. I’m doing this to do a good job.’ That’s what I want to do, and I think that what happened in the Rust Belt, they call it the Rust Belt for a reason. If you go through it, you look back 20 years, they didn’t used to call it the Rust Belt. You pass factory after factory after factory that’s empty and rusting. Rust is the good part, ’cause they’re worse than rusting, they’re falling down. No, I wouldn’t sacrifice that. To me more important is taking care of the people that really have proven to be, to love Donald Trump, as opposed to the political people. And frankly if the political people don’t take care of these people, they’re not going to win and you’re going to end up with maybe a total different kind of government than what you’re looking at right now. These people are really angry. They’re smart, they’re workers, and they’re angry. I call them the forgotten men and women… they were totally forgotten.

          We’re going to bring jobs back. We’re going to bring jobs back, big league. I’ve spoken to so many companies already, I say, don’t plan on moving your company, ’cause you’re not going to be able to move your company and sell us your product. You think you’re going to just sell it across what will be a strong border, you know at least we’re going to have a border. But just don’t plan on it.

          And I’ll tell you, I believe, and you’ll hear announcements over the next couple of months, but I believe I’ve talked numerous comp — in four-minute conversations with top people — numerous companies that have, leaving, or potentially leaving our country with thousands of jobs.

          Donald Trump is America’s first modern-day INDEPENDENT President. I’m not referring to the party, but to true independence, unbeholden to the establishment donor class. This is the best thing to happen to America in many, many decades.

        2. As an American, I hope for our national economic renewal. As a skeptic, I am not encouraged by his appointments- starting with Mike Dense- spelling intentional.

          Although we lived in Western Michigan in my childhood, we went to Detroit- once the fifth largest and wealthiest city (by average per population) in America. I can remember the city that once was, not the shell that remains.

          Detroit has turned the corner but has a long climb to reverse 50 years of mismanagement and neglect. Likewise our country has pursued unwise policies and disinvestment, which has put the nation in decline. Some are doing very well, but most are just getting by.

          Senator Sanders and others have said they will gladly work with Trump on areas where they can find common ground to correct the disastrous trade schemes and disinvestment in infrastructure that have harmed our country and it’s competitiveness. Bernie is serious and Trump should engage him, other Democrats and the Republicans in Congress to advance our nation. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Combat Veteran and former Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, met with the President Elect to discuss a number of things and should also be engaged to find common ground.

          We should give the President-Elect the benefit of the doubt, but keep a sharp eye on things. There are simply too many things to be done to allow gridlock and obstructionism to continue.

      1. correct….but then came CIA George “New World Order” Bush and fucked it all up, including the Republican Party. The election of Donald Trump is a complete repudiation of the Bush and Clinton Crime Syndicates’ globalist betrayal of the American people.

  2. Regulation cuts — welcome back to burning rivers, polluted aquifers, LA of the 70’s (Delhi today), more industrial accidents (who needs mine regulations, just hinder production), etc. Yes, there are frivolous regulations, most of them under the surface championed by some corporate entity, but wholesale deregulation is a huge and dangerous step backward. Oh by the way, how about small government getting out of regulating what a woman does with her own body and what is in her body?

    1. Murder is murder, regardless of how you try to delude yourself and others by pretending it’s something else.

      Using your “logic,” government should stop “regulating” other forms of killing, too.

    2. Oh, please. This leftist compulsion to immediately take everything to the most extreme conclusion is tiresome and juvenile. That’s part of why you fools are out of power across the board. Nobody is advocating for what you describe.

  3. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the chump perform and yes I’m keeping an open mind on this, and I think he’s going to be a fantastic president who just might make the shrub look good but I’m very disappointed to read about him dropping threats of a new hilarious Investigation. Typical backtracking but not unexpected in the post euphoria benevolent dictator more.

    I’m hoping that’s just as singular incident or the next thing you’ll know he’ll close down the Gitmo on the Bay Resort and bring the country back into the fold of the free and civilized world.

        1. Oh please that is way to modest, that country believes that they are above all laws.
          That’s why the need for all the guns, superior weaponry to defend inferior morality and a total lack of ethics.

    1. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Every decently-educated mass communication student is taught to write for around the 5th grade level.

      Donald Trump is speaking the way he speaks for a reason. He’s a smart, well-educated man and the way he speaks PROVES it. He’s speaking to his audience, not to some marxist professor ensconced on some campus trying to indoctrinate impressionable students in statism or worse.

      Look here:

      Read the rest here:

      And, yes, the description at the bottom of the graph would be better written as, “Grade level at which they can read.”

  4. Bottom Lines Questions:

    Q1: Who’s going to accept manufacturing Apple gear at China wages?

    Q2: If the answer to Q1 is ‘no one’ then who’s going to pay for the order of magnitude higher prices for Apple gear, which is already (illogically) considered to be over-priced?

    The fact is that we knew very well back in the 1980s that wage pressure alongside the demand for cheap goods was going to push jobs out of the USA and that it would stay that way until such time as USA workers were willing to work for the same low pay as overseas workers. How Mr. Trump missed that memo, I have NO idea.

    That same situation remains today. Thus the NEW pressure to replace laborers with robots and other machines. And no kids, that fantasy of robots giving everyone the luxury of free time to explore personal growth, living in a utopia of universal wealth and prosperity remains a fantasy, if not an outright propaganda perpetration designed to fool the masses while the upper class overlords screw them over. IOW: How are you personally going to benefit from a robot taking your job? Figure that out.

    One possible goal: Political overthrow and instantiation of the Star Trek culture of universal prosperity. But then that collides with the problem of human incentive. Without incentive we turn out to either be lazy or criminal, a very old story.

      1. Conspiracy theory: Fusion power production actually works. But the carbon fuel barons won’t let the tech out of the box because they’d make zero money off it. (Much the same as their hatred and suppression of solar, wind, efficient combustion engines, etc.).

        Star Trek is significantly a fantasy story, at least from our current perspective on physics. We’re still contentious about the nature of gravity, for frack’s sake.

  5. And Fake Orange Fake Billionaire Fuck Off Donald Tramp can go and have a wank. Tim Cook is much better business man that Tramp never was. Tim Cook as a COO and CEO has given me in what 15 years more than 9500% profit.

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