The Trump Economy Super Fun Time Happy Thread

I posted this in the Trump thread but it got buried under a bunch of other posts about ultimately silly things like politics and how the fake news is covering real events.

U.S. December Nonfarm Payrolls Grew by 312,000; Jobless Rate Rose to 3.9%

Anyway, I did some weekend reading and found an almost universal consensus that the economy is better than it's been in quite a while. It was worthy enough to bother bumping this thread back up:

“The American economy is booming based on today’s reading of the employment situation, which should go a long way to reassuring nervous nellies in financial markets that the 2019 economic outlook skies will not be turning dark and grey,” said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG (FT)

“The labor market is as strong as it’s been since pre-crisis times,” said Michael Gapen, chief U.S. economist at Barclays Plc. (Bloomberg)

“The economy is still chugging along, so there’s a difference now between how the market seems to be feeling and what’s actually happening in the labor market,” said Martha Gimbel, research director at jobs website Indeed’s Hiring Lab and former economist at the Labor Department and Council of Economic Advisers. (Bloomberg)

“The jump in payrolls in December would seem to make a mockery of market fears of an impending recession,” said Paul Ashworth, chief economist at Capital Economics in Toronto. “This employment report suggests the U.S. economy still has considerable forward momentum.” (Reuters)
 

Creasy Bear

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Jan 24, 2017
If history has tought us anything it's that the more govt intervention and meddling, the better.. whatever the intentions are. We know that the economy has been propped up for many years covering the bad wagers of the 'too big to failers'. Now wighead is stepping in to make the problem many times worse. The collapse will be epic. And it will happen soon as it's been long overdue. Welcome to the fugg.
"the collapse will be epic"



"it will happen soon"



"soon"
 

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
Donator
If history has tought us anything it's that the more govt intervention and meddling, the better.. whatever the intentions are. We know that the economy has been propped up for many years covering the bad wagers of the 'too big to failers'. Now wighead is stepping in to make the problem many times worse. The collapse will be epic. And it will happen soon as it's been long overdue. Welcome to the fugg.
I'm just curious. What sort of time frame did you have in mind when you typed out that "soon" two years ago?
 
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