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Government legislating means regulating to make something better or spending

to make something better. I used to think republicans just hated regulating and spending. Now I'm pretty sure they are against things being made better too.

What is lost in all the Pelosi Trump hoopla today is that republicans

don't want to raise any taxes to fund infrastructure and Trump gave into them. US is at full employment and doing infrastructure now would result in increased wages. GOP can't have that. Better to wait for a time when everything is automated and unemployment is high. After all if workers don't fight inflation by never taking more of a slice of the pie in wages than they had in 1980, then everyone will have to fight inflation, including the rich.The boom might slow down if wages go up. So no taxes for infrastructure for you Trump. Make it look like it is democrats busting the agreed discussions last month.

There are many roads to get to where we want to go. I am

dyslexic and have aha moments. Mostly they are hypothesis I can't test out immediately as I am online and in Canada. Do I put up the hypothesis or not? My role as a dyslexic is to take a wide scope in life and slowly, over minutes-hours-weeks-months and years get to a big picture in real life. That is my job. In the meantime I had a hypothesis. So I post my idea knowing it will be taken with a grain of salt and that the DU needs those of us to perceive things differently. I'm not always right. Sometimes i reinvent the wheel. But so are the real pundits on the tv. But sometimes I am right and novel.

Deutsche Bank employees reported suspicious activity from Trump and Kushner, New York Times reports

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The bank executives get bonuses that Trump pulling his money out of the bank would destroy. He is that big. This is bribery at the top of banks these bonuses. See 60 Minutes story tonight on executives ignoring dirty money in europe too. Maybe they should lose their bonuses in the years they covered up corruption? Or maybe the financial penalties for bank corruption should go to whistleblowers even if they are the owners of the dirty money? That would make the execs not trust corruption.

CNN story

Deutsche Bank employees reported suspicious activity from Trump and Kushner, New York Times reports

By Jill Disis, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/19/business/deutsche-bank-trump-kushner/index.html

"SNIP......


New York (CNN Business)Deutsche Bank's anti-money laundering specialists once recommended that transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a US agency that investigates financial crimes, according to a new report in the New York Times.

The Times reports that Deutsche Bankemployees flagged the transactions in 2016 and 2017, and that at least one of the reports involved the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which is now defunct.

Executives at Deutsche Bank rejected the advice of their specialists, according to the Times, which reported that the recommendations were never filed with the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

The Times, which spoke with five current and former Deutsche Bank employees, also said the nature of the transactions "was not clear," though the newspaper added that at least some of them involved "money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or individuals, which bank employees considered suspicious."

......SNIP"


And the 60 Minutes story:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-the-danske-bank-money-laundering-scheme-involving-230-billion-unraveled-60-minutes-2019-05-19/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7d&linkId=67601961

GOP have Trump paranoid on infrastructure.

https://politicalwire.com/2019/05/17/trump-says-democrats-are-playing-a-game-on-roads/

As if the democrats would be the ones to put anyone down for raising taxes to do an infrastructure plan. As if Democrats ever complain about taxes for spending on job creation. The GOP don't want to see infrastructure built because wages will go up, we are allready at full employment, and that they hate the middle class getting more more than anything. Wages have not moved since the 1980s but the pie of wealth has gotten very much bigger. Automation, outsourcing and unionbusting have done a great deal to keep wages from rising and middle class and workers getting some of the growing part of the wealth pie. For sure the GOP do not want to see rising wages due to 2 trillion on infrastructure spending.
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