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Post by Original Quill on Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:51 pm

Trump says he's against regulations, and he goes about removing them everywhere. In fact, regulations are simply public protections, as George Lakoff points out. But conservatives don't like them because they prevent unfettered freedom.

Trump says he is for tariffs. Tariffs also prevent unfettered freedom in international trade. They use the influence of the market, rather than direct control. But they are a government induced means of regulating trade.

If both are a form of regulation, which side is Trump on?

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Post by Maddog on Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:20 pm

Original Quill wrote:Trump says he's against regulations, and he goes about removing them everywhere.  In fact, regulations are simply public protections, as George Lakoff points out.  But conservatives don't like them because they prevent unfettered freedom.

Trump says he is for tariffs.  Tariffs also prevent unfettered freedom in international trade.  They use the influence of the market, rather than direct control.  But they are a government induced means of regulating trade.

If both are a form of regulation, which side is Trump on?

Both.

That's why I will never vote for him.


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Post by Original Quill on Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:55 pm

+1. Trump is one of the most duplicitous presidents we've ever had. So extreme is his duplicity that there are frequent questions about his senility, if not his sanity.

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