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Old 8th February 2019, 03:36 PM   #81
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Hey! Lay offa Donny!

Somebody upthread used the phrase "hiring practices."

Well, all right then! Dear Leader Tramp's still practicing! Jeez, give the guy a break fa chrissakes! He learnin' the ropes!

' N he allus WILL be! Not like some people that know EVERTHING.
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Old 22nd February 2019, 11:40 AM   #82
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Alexander Acosta... Labor secretary. Prior to that, he was a prosecutor.

Now, a judge has ruled that he broke the law when he was working on a case involving Jeffrey Epstein and some child sex cases.

From: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...er-acosta.html
A judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors, including Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, violated federal law when they arranged a plea deal for the multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who spent just 13 months in jail despite being accused of trafficking underage girls and personally abusing scores of young victims. According to the judge, the prosecutors violated the rights of Epstein’s victims by arranging the plea deal secretly.
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Old 22nd February 2019, 02:32 PM   #83
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Epstein had some wealthy and powerful friends, including Trump, Alan Dershowitz, and Bill Clinton. You have to wonder if investigation of others was also suppressed.
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Old 26th March 2019, 10:01 AM   #84
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Stephen Moore... Picked by Trump for one of the Empty seats on the Federal Reserve.

However, from: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/polit...ump/index.html
"I'm kind of new to this game, frankly, so I'm going to be on a steep learning curve myself about how the Fed operates, how the Federal Reserve makes its decisions," Moore said Friday in an interview. "

So the guy who will be helping to guide U.S. monetary policy doesn't even know how monetary policy works.

By the way, Moore also one wrote a book "Bullish on Bush" where he praised the economic policies of George W. Bush. A few years later and the U.S. was stuck in its worst recession in over half a century.
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As well as Trumponomics. Kiss Trump's backside, get a cushy job.
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Re: Moore picked by Trump for the Fed...
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As well as Trumponomics. Kiss Trump's backside, get a cushy job.
And don't forget, he also has written books about how bad Obama was, which is probably almost as good as praising Trump.

It should also be noted that when Obama was president, Moore criticized the low interest rate policy at the time, likening them to the effects of a drug addict on crack. Now that Trump is in charge, raising interest rates is something that requires the chairman of the fed to resign in disgrace.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fe...ear-2019-03-25
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Stephen Moore... Picked by Trump for one of the Empty seats on the Federal Reserve.

However, from: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/polit...ump/index.html
"I'm kind of new to this game, frankly, so I'm going to be on a steep learning curve myself about how the Fed operates, how the Federal Reserve makes its decisions," Moore said Friday in an interview. "

So the guy who will be helping to guide U.S. monetary policy doesn't even know how monetary policy works.
A little bit more on Stephen Moore...

From: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/28/trum...ment-says.html
President Donald Trump's presumptive nominee for the Federal Reserve, Stephen Moore, owes more than $75,000 in unpaid federal income taxes and related penalties, court records reveal.

He should fit right in with all the other people involved with Trump who don't bother paying taxes.
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