I have read The Daily News for over 50 years. I like to read the editorial page and see what people are thinking about. The guest column by Alvin Sallee ("The last ship out of Cherburg," The Daily News, Sept. 12) was very interesting. I like hearing about history.

The article was very interesting until I got to the last paragraph and he compared Donald Trump to Hitler. This was not only unreasonable, but not even remotely connected to what the Nazis did to the Jews and what Trump said about Charlottesville.

The left cannot reason on facts so they always turn to name-calling. Trump is trying to save America, not destroy it.

Herbert Frankovich

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Carlos Ponce

Problem is that the Leftist media will take anything and everything Trump does, twist it to a negative. Viewers and readers of these outlets have a distorted view of reality. They have not seen nor heard all the good this administration has accomplished. The other day I heard a Leftist pundit saying Trump has not done anything to help the job market. A reality check shows he has accomplished much in removing Obama era regulations that were stymieing job growth and productivity. As a result, unemployment is down and take home pay is up. But there's still much to do.
You cannot stop what people are reading and viewing but news reporters need to leave their bias left and right out of it.
Another problem is some cannot differentiate between commentary shows and news programs. On commentary shows it is okay to express your views. On news segments, no. But it happens, especially tilting to the Left.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: "Another problem is some cannot differentiate between commentary shows and news programs. On commentary shows it is okay to express your views. On news segments, no. But it happens, especially tilting to the Left."

Poor Carlos, now he has been duped into believing the media shouldn't be allowed to make informed judgements. In Carlos' world journalists should only be stenographers.

"A reality check shows he has accomplished much in removing Obama era regulations that were stymieing job growth and productivity. As a result, unemployment is down and take home pay is up. But there's still much to do."

In the real world Trump has zero legislative accomplishments and he has done nothing to increase wages or increase jobs beyond the trajectory he inherited.

Diane Turski

From this opinion piece and first response, I can only surmise that this must be "Opposite Day!" Nyet!

Jim Forsythe

U-6 rate
Unemployment was at a high of 17.1 in April of 2010, since that time has be decreasing at a study rate . When Trump became President it was at  9.6. The rate stopped decreasing in May this year to  8.4 which is about the time his influence took hold.. Today it is 8.6 and is trending up.

President Trump is touting data on the economy, telling his supporters that things are getting better for American workers. Not all professional forecasters share that enthusiasm, though, and many of them believe that this is about as good as it is going to get.
U.S. employers combined will add 165,000 workers to their payrolls a month this year, on net. That would be the slowest pace for hiring since 2010. Under President Barack Obama last year, the economy produced an average of 187,000 jobs a month.

Almost every CEO wants to under-promise and over-deliver on their guidance, and when you analyze the data it looks like President Trump is doing this with his job growth goal. On the whitehouse.gov website under the “Bringing Back Jobs And Growth” is the statement “President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade”. This has been a great slogan during the campaign and sounds like a stretch goal but when you analyze the data it will only take 2% annual growth of the workforce to hit this target.

Some of the regulations that have changed . You may like them, or not.
 Internet service providers can sell and track your data without your permission.
Coal mining companies won't be obligated to protect the nation's streams from debris when extracting coal from mountain tops
Firms that operate in hazardous industries, like electrical contractors and freight truck operators, face looser reporting requirements when their employees get hurt or sick on the job.
Electronic cigarette makers won't have to meet the same labeling and approval processes as other tobacco providers anytime soon due to a delay by the Trump administration. 

What else has happen?
Rollbacks proposed by Trump will touch the lives of everyday Americans.
He's halted a bid to address risks of bumpers on baby cribs that have been known to lead to infant deaths.
His administration has imposed an 18-month delay on the so-called fiduciary rule that would require brokers who manage retirement accounts to act in their consumer's best interest rather than their own.
He's postponed enforcement of a rule that would minimize 2.3 million American workers' exposure to silica dust, a known contributor to lung cancer. He's abandoned plans to streamline patient medical information into a one-page form to make it easier for consumers to understand how to use their prescription drugs safely. And he's blocked efforts that would prohibit federal contractors from winning taxpayer-funded contracts if they violate basic labor and employment laws.

Mark Aaron

Jim: "Rollbacks proposed by Trump will touch the lives of everyday Americans."

Well said, Jim. Trump has shown himself to be consistently against protections for labor or consumers and against guarding we the people from being exploited by corporations and oligarchs. That's not how to save America.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, you post, "The rate stopped decreasing in May this year to 8.4 which is about the time his influence took hold.."
Why did you choose May? Remember he was influencing the job market before he took his oath of office after election by negotiating with auto manufacturers, etc.
" 'The "Trump Effect' isn't isolated to any one specific event or announcement. In just the past few weeks, we have seen many headlines coming out of the auto industry that illustrate that the trend of moving manufacturing out of the country may be beginning to be reversed.
Toyota to invest $10 billion in U.S. over five years
GM to invest $552M into 5 U.S. plants
Fiat Chrysler Announces Plans to Invest $1 Billion in the US
Ford announces return of Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup to US plant
Ford cancels plans for $1.6 billion Mexico plant, to add 700 jobs in Detroit"
https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/trump-effect-on-auto-industry-begins.htm
Look for an increase in car sales, not due to Trump but to replace autos lost during Harvey and Irma. But with Trump's influence, many of them will be made in the USA.

Jim Forsythe

The plan to relocate a plant is not done in a short time. Trump announcements about plans to relocate plants, were in the works , before he ran for President, this time.

He was making the announcements, even  before he was in office.
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
It's finally happening - Fiat Chrysler just announced plans to invest $1BILLION in Michigan and Ohio plants, adding 2000 jobs. This after...
9:14 AM - Jan 9, 2017

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 
Ford said last week that it will expand in Michigan and U.S. instead of building a BILLION dollar plant in Mexico.
Thank you Ford & Fiat C!
6:16 AM - 9 Jan 2017

Plans were made before 2017
Jan.26,2017
The company’s commitment to Jeep plays into a $5.3 billion U.S. investment plan by the automaker that was loosely outlined under a four-year deal with the United Auto Workers in 2015. Marchionne has confirmed parts of the plan, but not all. It is expected to impact a handful of vehicles and at least four U.S. assembly plants.
 07/26/2016 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Tuesday that it plans to invest $1.48 billion in the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant to produce the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup truck and support the future growth of the Ram brand.
FCA US is a valued corporate partner in Sterling Heights employing thousands of well-paying jobs improving the quality of life for not only the Sterling Heights residents but employees across the entire region, Taylor said. We are grateful for FCAs long term commitment to Sterling Heights.
09/01/2017  
Fiat Chrysler has revealed plans to invest $1 billion (946 million euros) to modernize two plants in the US Midwest, creating 2,000 jobs.
They will build new Jeep models there and possibly move production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks from Mexico.
The Italian-American carmaker had long planned these changes, as the second phase of a plan made public a year ago, but the company’s boss Sergio Marchionne reportedly wanted to get the news out now to head off any potential criticism by Donald Trump.
Inevitably the president-elect put out tweets seeming to claim credit. They were the latest salvo in his Twitter attacks against General Motors, Ford and Toyota for building cars in Mexico for sale in the US.

They are already made.
"Look for an increase in car sales, not due to Trump but to replace autos lost during Harvey and Irma. But with Trump's influence, many of them will be made in the USA."
For those dealers who lost cars, replenishing their lots with new vehicles “is not an issue” because “there’s an overabundance of new cars” in the U.S. market, Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for Autotrader, said in an email.
“All of this inventory can be shuttled around the country,” Krebs said. “In fact, AutoNation, which has numerous dealerships in the Houston area that were hit by Harvey, said it would do exactly that.”

 If we had shortage of new cars companies would not still offering deals, one example.
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Carlos Ponce

I don't see the answer to my question, "Why did you choose May?"

Jim Forsythe

"The rate stopped decreasing in May this year to  8.4 which is about the time his influence took hold".. It takes about 3 to 4 months for a Presidents policy's to take hold. You can count, what ever month makes you happy, but it is still trending up, after years of decrease.

Has not happen yet.
9 Nov 2016     
The first thing Trump mentioned in his victory speech was spending on infrastructure.
Beyond the infrastructure spending, Trump's economic policies include across-the-board tax cuts for individuals and a slashing of corporate taxes down to 15 percent from 35 percent. 
Finally, he said he would "repeal and replace" Obamacare, a pledge that he likely will be able to fulfill with a Republican Congress.

Why do appointments keep leaving? Could it be, money? Get in , take tax break, get out , and another friend gets in, and takes tax break and so on.
When President-elect Donald Trump named ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his pick for secretary of state Tuesday, he added yet another member to his cabinet of millionaires and billionaires who will be able to take advantage of an obscure tax provision that will likely save them millions of dollars by joining the new administration.
Congress tightened conflict of interest laws for administration officials in 1989. It also put in place, at the urging of President George H.W. Bush, a provision to “minimize the burden” for the wealthy taking a government position. But far from a burden, public service has become profitable.
The rule allows members of the executive branch to sell off assets tax-free and then reinvest that money in low-risk assets like government bonds and mutual funds. Administration officials will have to pay the 15 percent capital gains tax whenever they sell their low-risk assets — the tax is only deferred — but the benefit comes from turning high-risk assets into low-risk assets, tax-free.

Trump also said he would bring in the “greatest people” from business to replace the “hacks” in Washington. His picks so far suggest that Trump is entrusting the business establishment to take on the political establishment. It’s still unclear whether that strategy will bring fresh reform to D.C. or just more alligators into the swamp.


Carlos Ponce

Jim posts, "It takes about 3 to 4 months for a Presidents policy's to take hold. "
Funny, when the economy took an upswing in November- December January 2008-2009, Liberals credited that to Obama's victory, not to President George W. Bush.

Jim Forsythe

"Carlos Ponce Sep 17, 2017 3:04pm
Jim posts, "It takes about 3 to 4 months for a Presidents policy's to take hold. "
Funny, when the economy took an upswing in November- December January 2008-2009, Liberals credited that to Obama's victory, not to President George W. Bush."
You need to ask a Liberal.

As I said , look at any what time period you want, I stated my reason.
 Feb ,2001  U6 rate was 7.4 and increased to 15.1 in Feb. 2009
Feb. 2009 rate was 15.1 to Feb. 2017when the rate was 9.2
What policies were changed in Febuary of this year, to acount for the reduction in rate in March, Aprol, May? The rate is now going up.
Can not count February's, as the rate is one month old. So it leaves ,March , April. did it make that much difference?

U3 rate
When the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly jobs report on February 3,it  the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.8% with 227,000 new jobs added for the month of January. Taken alone, that figure looks remarkably healthy for the new administration. By comparison, when President Obama took over in January 2009, he inherited an unemployment rate of 7.6%, representing a continued loss of jobs across all industry sectors, according to the BLS’s report that month

All of a sudden , the rates are real?
During his campaign, Trump at times has called the unemployment figure (which decreased during Obama’s eight years in office) “one of the biggest hoaxes in politics,” as well as a “joke,” claiming the rate could be as high as 42%.
 
"the economy took an upswing in November- December January 2008-2009"
I do not remember anyone saying we were in good shape , at that time, we were looking at a possible Depression. Companies were not spending money, people still had not found jobs, houses were empty, even though the official recession had ended , people were still scared.
"The severe recession that began in December of 2007 was caused by the bursting of the housing bubble and the resulting credit crisis. This paper has summarized the primary causes of the housing bubble and the resulting credit crisis. Each of the four primary causes played an important role in creating the housing bubble and the credit crisis. The combination of all four causes created a type of “perfect storm” causing the housing bubble to be extreme and the resulting credit crisis to be severe."

Loss of spending power.
Median household wealth fell 35% in the US, from $106,591 to $68,839 between 2005 and 2011

George Croix

The good news, Jim, is that our ex-President had Dodd and Frank work to solve the problem of the ultimate fallout of home 'loans' to people who could never hope to pay them back.
I suppose the Nobel level thought behind that must have been who better to advise on preventing fire damage than a couple of arsonists....

Jim Forsythe

Reply to George, Sept. 17
The home loan problem did not happen over night. I remember listing to a radio program in about 2006, that was right on the money, on what was about to happen in the housing market . Some were predicting that we were headed for a Depression or a double dip Recession.
How many houses will be defaulted on because of Harvey?
Some have speculated from 15% to 25% of the one's not insured, which could lead to more problems

Increased foreclosure rates in 2006–2007 among U.S. homeowners led to a crisis in August 2008 for the subprime, Alt-A, collateralized debt obligation (CDO), mortgage, credit, hedge fund, and foreign bank markets. In October 2007, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury called the bursting housing bubble "the most significant risk to our economy".
In 2008 alone, the United States government allocated over $900 billion to special loans and rescues related to the U.S. housing bubble, with over half going to the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (both of which are government-sponsored enterprises) as well as the Federal Housing Administration. 

George Croix

Of course it didn't happen overnight, Jim. happened over a few thousand nights, going all the way back to WJC, and beyond - happened the first time the seed for failure was planted by giving a loan to someone who was unlilely to ever pay it back, and that known up front.
Home ownership is a privelege, not a right.....
When Bush 43, late for the dance, finally got his head out of his rino rear, and implored Fanny and Freddy to stop continuing to dole out monies to people who could never pay it back, he was ignored, not surprisingly, and the result was actual thretas made to bankers to NOT stop 'loaning'...they got creative to the point of self-destruction, didn't they....
You'll recall who was heading up Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac - hence the arsonists analogy....LOTS of 'bipartisan' blame to go around for wrecking the economy - would have been nice, though, had it not been seen as a crisis that should not be wasted....[beam][beam]
No need to read into what I write - we're old compadres, and you have but to ask for clarification -

Mark Aaron

_Ford's move antedated the election of Donald Trump by a full 15 months, and the two circumstances were entirely unrelated. A Ford spokesman affirmed the decision to move operations to Ohio occurred in 2011._

http://www.snopes.com/ford-from-mexico-to-ohio/

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_Donald Trump had nothing to do with our new US jobs, Fiat Chrysler reveals. Car firm tells The Independent its CEO has not even spoken directly with the President-elect_

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fiat-chrysler-donald-trump-more-jobs-us-plants-michigan-ohio-cars-suvs-trucks-sergio-marchionne-a7517986.html

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_Toyota, whose investments in Mexico have drawn criticism from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, said it plans to invest $10 billion in the U.S. over the next five years, maintaining the pace of spending it established during the last half decade_

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-toyota-us-investment-20170110-story.html

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_“The UAW’s negotiations with GM to reinvest in the Tonawanda, Rochester, Lockport and Parma plants have paid off not only for our members but also for those communities,” Cindy Estrada, UAW vice president for GM, said in a statement. “Our strategic bargaining efforts will keep and grow great American auto manufacturing jobs in places that have seen too much manufacturing disappear and will solidify the job security our members deserve.”_

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2016/12/14/gm-invest-us-plants/95433130/

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_Last year, Fiat Chrysler announced plans to stop production of the slow-selling Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200. Factories that make those products in Sterling Heights, Mich., and Belvidere, Ill., will get new trucks and SUVs as the company searches for an automaker that would build small cars under contract. The factory upgrade in Warren also would allow the plant to make heavy-duty Ram pickups that now are produced in Saltillo, Mexico. But Fiat Chrysler would not say if it has plans to shift production to the north. _

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fiat-us-expansion-20170108-story.html

Ad nauseam...

Mark Aaron

Carlos: "I don't see the answer to my question, "Why did you choose May?""

I don't see you responding to all/any of your bogus claims that were so easily refuted.

Carlos Ponce

I don't respond to those who HATE.

Jarvis Buckley

It is so sad to see folks with some bit of intelligence , talk about one of the top two caring Presidents in the last 50 years in such a negative tone. Honestly it hurts.

Mark Aaron

Jarvis: "It is so sad to see folks with some bit of intelligence , talk about one of the top two caring Presidents in the last 50 years in such a negative tone."

Are you trying to claim Trump is a top caring president Jarvis?

George Croix

If Pres. Trump does nothing during his two terms but write executive orders, lie prolifically and in our face and cover for his top Admin. members doing the same, make minimum wage the battle cry for people who used to think about maximum wage, and lead from behind, he'll have equalled his precessor.
Low bar.
But definitely Nobel worthy in the 'Might Do Something Someday' category..........[beam]
Save the nation?
Naaahhh....that's up to the 'resistors' and various other forms of national mold and mildew to do by getting their heads out of their ask me where and stop hiding in their safe spaces when not rioting to promote free speach and tolerance....and their opposite numbers who simply cannot understand the power of unification vs intenecine combat and who also have a predeliction for cerebro rectumitis and staying too quiet for too long in the face of the trolling of America....
Short version....Wanted...a little bit of common decency and actual personal thought to grease the wheels of discourse. Adults know you do not have to like someone to work with them...reluctantly beats not at all.....
The alternative is to cede the field to the keyboard commandos and 'social media' types who talk, but don't walk, as they get in your face...from a safe distance....[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

Mark Aaron

George: "Save the nation? Naaahhh....that's up to the 'resistors' and various other forms of national mold and mildew to do by getting their heads out of their ask me where and stop hiding in their safe spaces when not rioting to promote free speach and tolerance....and their opposite numbers who simply cannot understand the power of unification vs intenecine combat and who also have a predeliction for cerebro rectumitis and staying too quiet for too long in the face of the trolling of America...."

Lots of cynicism, very little sense. Have a little more coffee before attempting to write, George.

Keith Gray

Cynicism... a progressive word for facts... I didn't seen anything George said was not factual... but I did see you do the deflect thingy...

Mark Aaron

Keith: "Cynicism... a progressive word for facts... "

No, a word for duped, deluded, scammed, swindled, bamboozled. George is a gull for the false equivalence fallacy. Apparently you are too.

Keith Gray

There you go again Mark... deflecting again... I heard that ricochet all the way in the southern part of Galveston County. Can't deal with facts, just divert and call or associate your adversary with some name you deem negative.

Hears a little troll trick you use... Hey Mark, why do you hate George and Keith? Are you afraid of someone with individual thought... why do you hate freedom???

Mark Aaron

Keith: " Can't deal with facts, just divert and call or associate your adversary with some name you deem negative."

What are you talking about Keith? You are making no sense. What facts?

George Croix

Keith, you can't fix stupid, or reason with cowards.
Be careful not to get drug down to that clown's level and then beaten with experience.....[wink]

Keith Gray

George, I was just jealous because you and Carlos rate your own troll... that guy is so readable... he's the type of guy that will throw a rock at you for volunteering for the wrong charity (in his opinion), then claim he's the victim when you call him out. No different that the little troll who baited our police officers.

George Croix

I dunno, Keith...ya gotta put down the keyboard and come outside the house to toss rocks......[beam][beam]
Well, poor old guy described himself as 100% disabled, terminally ill, and a 'skunk', so I just feel sorry for him,and hope he gets the help he so desperately needs, and has fun in the meantime trying to feel relevant...

Kelly Naschke

Funny....Mark got called on the carpet and didn't even realize it!

Keith Gray

Your right George... should have be above it all... at least we know you aren't the soulless jackal your made out to be.

George Croix

Keith, ya gotta see the humor when the Pots call the Kettles black....[beam]
Not much ya can do with anyone who thinks contempt is fear...except ignore them....
Works for me...[innocent]

Mark Aaron

George: "Keith, you can't fix stupid, or reason with cowards."

Still afraid to talk to me George?

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