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How Minneapolis could have gone

I hope you will forgive me a bit of historical fiction but this is how the Minneapolis situation could have gone:

  1. Colin K takes a knee during the anthem and Trump notices
  2. Trump, or a surrogate,  calls Colin K and asks why his is risking his  SWEET contract in this manner. 
  3. Colin K explains  to the Trump administration how blacks are pulled over at a higher rate than whites and with less results.
  4. The Trump administration begins an investigation into Colin K's statements. 
  5. George Floyd is killed
  6. The Trump administration outlines its investigation of black suppression and arrests the police officer pictured with his knee on George Floyd's neck at time of death. 
  7. The administration backs the arrest of the officer pending a full investigation. 
  8. Minneapolis and the nation patiently await the outcome of the different investigations. 
  9. Trump wins in November. 

I know............this is all fantasy. Especially Trump winning in November but one can dream of a competent administration. Like the one Biden will provide. 

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I felt better when the Justice Department did a deep and thorough investigation of the entire public safety/criminal justice system in Ferguson.  Their findings showed both a corrupt police department and corrupt court system.  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-findings-two-civil-rights-investigations...

 

I don't have confidence in the current DOJ leadership to do the same thing here.   

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They obviously have no understanding of what is wrong with the Judicial system and what is wrong with the apparent  training that has plagued the police departments in this nation.
Until there is a complete overhaul in the DOJ  and in the training of police officers, we will be seeing more of this as time goes by.

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KidBoy once again proved there's a Trump Alternate Reality Bubble where facts are irrelevant when he said, "The fact is our economy was set to take off and it did in spite of the anti business Obama administration and all the Obama executive orders."

 

Anti-Business Obama Administration? Unbelievable!

 

The Obama Administration set a record for job creation. In addition, the value of the stock market TRIPLED under President Obama. But facts are not part of Trump World, they believe whatever fits their bias.

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https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/500040-joe-biden-oversaw-recovery-during-the-last-recession-he-...

Joe Biden oversaw recovery in the last recession ― he can do it again

concluding paragraphs...

 

That model of leadership stands in direct contrast to how President Trump has decided not to comply with the oversight and transparency safeguards built into the coronavirus relief bills. Indeed, Trump removed the inspector general slated to oversee $2 trillion of new spending, even though he had a distinguished record of independent service under Republican and Democratic presidents.

 

President Trump has treated independent inspectors general as personal enemies who deserve to be replaced by loyalists who won’t reveal examples of waste of public funds. He clearly places a higher priority on protecting his political position than on protecting the funds of hard-working taxpayers.

 

On the other hand, when President Obama appointed Vice President Biden to oversee Recovery Act spending, they both made clear that the mandate would be to insist that the funds were spent effectively — without waste

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Joe Biden oversaw recovery in the last recession ― he can do it again+

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And I thought that it was Obama.

The fact is our economy was set to take off and it did in spite of the anti business Obama administration and all the Obama executive orders.

What is amazing is that Trump has taken a good economy and made it better.
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KidBoy2

The fact is our economy was set to take off and it did in spite of the anti business Obama administration and all the Obama executive orders.

 

So, your story is that, after three years, Trump still has not found a way to administer the nation?  Obama was making huge changes in year one but then, Obama could read and did not spend every weekend golfing in Florida. 

 

 

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@oceanedge2 wrote:

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/500040-joe-biden-oversaw-recovery-during-the-last-recession-he-...

Joe Biden oversaw recovery in the last recession ― he can do it again

concluding paragraphs...

 

That model of leadership stands in direct contrast to how President Trump has decided not to comply with the oversight and transparency safeguards built into the coronavirus relief bills. Indeed, Trump removed the inspector general slated to oversee $2 trillion of new spending, even though he had a distinguished record of independent service under Republican and Democratic presidents.

 

President Trump has treated independent inspectors general as personal enemies who deserve to be replaced by loyalists who won’t reveal examples of waste of public funds. He clearly places a higher priority on protecting his political position than on protecting the funds of hard-working taxpayers.

 

On the other hand, when President Obama appointed Vice President Biden to oversee Recovery Act spending, they both made clear that the mandate would be to insist that the funds were spent effectively — without waste


When you mean recovery, you mean bailing out a bunch of banks and rich CEO's? How many bankers were criminally prosecuted for the 08 fiasco? The answer none.

 

If you actually do some research you will find out from 08-12, the U.S. saw the slowest economic growth... ever. The recovery was more like a diluted version of viagra. 

 

I want real growth, and Trump provides that.

 

 

“Trump masquerades as an angel of light, but he is the father of lies”
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@AristotleOfGreece wrote:

@oceanedge2 wrote:

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/500040-joe-biden-oversaw-recovery-during-the-last-recession-he-...

Joe Biden oversaw recovery in the last recession ― he can do it again

concluding paragraphs...

 

That model of leadership stands in direct contrast to how President Trump has decided not to comply with the oversight and transparency safeguards built into the coronavirus relief bills. Indeed, Trump removed the inspector general slated to oversee $2 trillion of new spending, even though he had a distinguished record of independent service under Republican and Democratic presidents.

 

President Trump has treated independent inspectors general as personal enemies who deserve to be replaced by loyalists who won’t reveal examples of waste of public funds. He clearly places a higher priority on protecting his political position than on protecting the funds of hard-working taxpayers.

 

On the other hand, when President Obama appointed Vice President Biden to oversee Recovery Act spending, they both made clear that the mandate would be to insist that the funds were spent effectively — without waste


When you mean recovery, you mean bailing out a bunch of banks and rich CEO's? How many bankers were criminally prosecuted for the 08 fiasco? The answer none.

 

If you actually do some research you will find out from 08-12, the U.S. saw the slowest economic growth... ever. The recovery was more like a diluted version of viagra. 

 

I want real growth, and Trump provides that.

 

 


The recession was created by Bush 2 and centered in the banking sector. They were using future type securities, and we started to see new approaches to mortgages. This broadened the number of business playing in the market with few controls, and Bush did not put any new controls in. At the end of his term his Sec. of Treasury was told by the head of the NY Fed Bank if you do not do this the market will collapse and we go to depression. The recovery plan was drawn then and the Reb. in Congress rejected it. The dems came to the rescue  and it passed and worked as we moved over 6 years to the best Economy ever. The NY Fed Bank head became Sec. of Treasury under Obama and lead it. The plan was reworked (improved) a few times. The Auto loans made by the Govt. were paid back with internist as were the bank and finical loans. There were things that could have been improved upon but sadly Reb. gained control of Congress with the Tea Party (Trump enablers) so that did not happen.

This is the short summary of what really happened. They always say study economics before you talk about it. There are some very good schools on the subject.

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Had the officer who physically killed Floyd been immediately arrested and charged with FIRST DEGREE murder and the other three officers immediately arrested for accessory to that murder ...... Minneapolis could have gone far more different.

 

 

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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