From the Wall to Wall Street


TRUMP VOWS VETO OVER WALL!
FRUSTRATION BUILDS
SHUTDOWN LOOMS

Meanwhile, in The Oz, this is the headline story in the paper – allies warn as Trump pulls troops out of Syria – but it’s no news anywhere else, including at The Jerusalem Post, where the top story at the moment is “SODASTREAM TO OPEN FACTORY IN GAZA”. In fact, you can already barely find the story in the online edition of The Oz.

Then in the realm of manufactured news, we have this:

GOODBYE 23,000: STOCKS CONTINUE ROUT...
DOW -464...
WORST MONTH IN DECADE...
WIRE: Recession near? 

I am hardly the only one who wonders whether this is an anti-Trump fit of hysteria, in part through a Deep State effort selling off shares, and in part through the Fed having raised rates for the seventh time since Trump was elected. They really are out to get him, and they are utterly indifferent who ends up paying the price.

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30 Responses to From the Wall to Wall Street

  1. Mark M

    This link via jonova, Michael Smith does some great sleuthing …

    Clinton/Podesta linked Sunrise Project donates $500,000 to GetUp

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2018/12/clintonpodesta-linked-sunrise-project-donates-500000-to-getup.html

    You betcha they want President Trump outta the way.

  2. mh

    One thing can no longer be disputed – Americans wants the wall. Only the globalist swamp does not want it.

    Build that wall!

  3. It’s no longer just a fantasy that this is a fight to retain civilisation as we know it.

  4. stackja

    None Dare Call It Treason by John A. Stormer

    FABIANISM IN AMERICA
    The seeds of Fabianism were planted in the United States before the start of the 20th Century. Leading English universities exchanged professors, scholars and writings with top American colleges. Sidney Webb himself came to America in 1888. The following year, his Socialism in England was circulated at Harvard and other schools by the American Economic Association.25 By 1905, American Fabians had formed the Rand School of Social Science in New York and incorporated the Intercollegiate Socialist Society.26 Within three years, chapters were formed at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania.27
    Early adherents of this socialist movement in America included such later day leaders as John Dewey (education), Walter Rauschenbusch (theology), Walter Lippmann (government and press) and Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Other equally skilled but lesser known theorists and conspirators operated in other fields.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s good timing. Congresscritters all wanted to be home with their families over the Christmas break, so now they either have to scramble an answer or overturn the veto. If they overturn the veto the GOP is toast in the eyes of their base.

    Graham and Rubio were moaning about Trump’s pull out announcement on Seven News last night, but strangely they haven’t delivered a cent to the Wall funding.

    If they want Trump to delay the Syria pull-out they know what to do…

  6. Roger

    The ABC was having conniptions yesterday over Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria.

    Oh for the good old days when the Prog Left denounced US military adventures abroad!

  7. in part through a Deep State effort selling off shares

    Um… this is pure insanity.

  8. duncanm

    Mattis leaving the Trump camp?

    Not so great..

  9. The ABC was having conniptions yesterday over Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria.

    Oh for the good old days when the Prog Left denounced US military adventures abroad!

    I was thinking exactly the same thing. If Trump had announced that the US wold stay in Syria indefinitely and maybe expand operations, the MSM would have a field day denouncing the decision.

  10. Jonesy

    Another promise kept…now for Afghanistan.

  11. Malcolm

    I thought Trump promised that the Mexicans would pay for his wall? So why is he shutting down the Government to force US taxpayers to pay for the wall? Now Mattis is leaving too – the rats are leaving the sinking ship that is Trump. My prediction: Trump will be the first US President to go to jail.

  12. mh

    Monty, the Fed is raising rates during a bear market.

    Rothschild want a globalist enabler in the White House, not a nationalist.

  13. flyingduk

    This issue is not that the Fed has raised rates on Trumps watch, the issue is that the Fed intervenes in ‘fixing’ the price of money at all (for the interest rate is the rental price of money). Central planning of the economy does not work, when will we learn that?

  14. max

    by David Stockman:

    You can’t build the Empire and drain the Swamp at the same time. That’s because the Swamp is largely the fruit of Empire. And it’s also the reason that the Donald is being rapidly undone.

    It goes without saying that the number one priority of these denizens of Empire is to keep the gravy train rolling. That is accomplished by inventing and exaggerating threats to America’s homeland security and by formulating far-flung and misbegotten missions designed to extend and reinforce Washington’s global hegemony.

    the Donald is getting sucked into functioning as another handmaid of Empire rather than actually performing the noble work of draining the Swamp. After all, the essence of draining the Swamp boils down to shrinking the state and unleashing the energies of free market capitalism – including generation of more export to the rest of the world.

  15. max

    by David Stockman:

    Indeed, when it comes to the Empire’s great beltway beehive of national security operations, you could well paraphrase Stalin’s brutal secret police chief, Lavrenti Beria, who once boasted, “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime”.
    The Imperial City operates on the same principle: Show the agencies, contractors, NGOs, foreign aid lobbyists and the rest of the vast gang the money and they will show you the threat.

  16. Dr Fred Lenin

    The gobalists are traitors ,like Philby Burgess ,mc lean , they should be in the dock for high treason ,given a fair trial and excecuted as the US atomic spies were back in the 50s . Anyone who betrays their country and its people to global fascism is unfit to live in this world .

  17. Tel

    the Donald is getting sucked into functioning as another handmaid of Empire rather than actually performing the noble work of draining the Swamp.

    Stockman gets a lot of stuff wrong. As I pointed out on Tom Wood’s blog, the current US federal government spending to GDP ratio is just slightly LOWER than it was when Stockman was working for the Reagan admin. The data is here: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FYONGDA188S

    Let’s see if Trump can get those US troops out of Syria and perhaps cut a bit of other spending here and there.

    No one else has been able to audit the Pentagon. The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 was just after Reagan but the military was able to ignore it for nearly 30 years. Figure that one out. Has Stockman been thumping the table all this time about such blatant neglect of responsibility? I would like to see if anyone can find him paying attention to the issue.

  18. Monty, the Fed is raising rates during a bear market.

    And you think the “Deep State” had anything to do with that? Like I said, pure insanity.

    Rothschild want a globalist enabler in the White House, not a nationalist.

    Oh great mh, overt anti-Semitism. Not for the first time from you. Do you realise that Sinc tends to ban people talking the way you do?

  19. mh

    Oh Monty, what a weak retort.

    I guess criticism of George Soros has to be anti-semitic as well, huh? Just like the MSM says.

  20. My prediction: Trump will be the first US President to go to jail.

    Nah, he’s a supreme troll but I hope he would draw the line at visiting Hillary and Barrack.
    Unless it is to witness the executions.
    In which case he could auction the tickets. All proceeds to funding the wall.

  21. Oh Monty, what a weak retort.

    I guess criticism of George Soros has to be anti-semitic as well, huh? Just like the MSM says.

    Yep, pretty much. The dog whistle is sounding loud and clear. Invoking the Rothschilds is a dead giveaway regardless, no question, especially when you combine it with the “globalist” keyword.

  22. Dr Fred Lenin

    Mh I dont think soros (schwartz ) is a practising jew ,his father Hungarianised the name to soros just before the war and as a lwyer was probably helping shift jewish money from Hungary, this would be handy knowlege to the German socialists (nazis) to blackmail jews inHungary.the son ran errands for the Judenrat
    Collaborstors of the nazis trying to save their owb miserable hides ,a real choice item is creepy george .,wouldnt trust him as far as I could kick him ,though that would be an enjoyable experience . He is an evil rat and should die in jail for all he has done

  23. Empire 5:5

    m0nty

    Flailing, wildly.

    You need to focus on your breathing.

  24. Portfolio guy

    “a Deep State effort selling off shares”. On what planet does Kates live exactly?

  25. RCon

    Which commentator on here was calling for rates to raise for the last few years, because pricing money too cheap was bad for the long term economy…. 🤔

  26. Which commentator on here was calling for rates to raise for the last few years, because pricing money too cheap was bad for the long term economy…. 🤔

    Excellent point, bravo.

  27. I hadn’t realised that my earlier statement was on the money:

    Regardless of your position on President Trump’s decision this week to fulfill his oft-stated campaign pledge to get our troops out of Syria, look at our media right now, but most especially the unprincipled Times.

    Less than a year ago, the Times editorial board condemned Trump for breaking his campaign pledge, for throwing 2,000 Americans into an “open-ended conflict” that has no real chance of success, which meant another war of “perpetuity.”

    And now that Trump appears to agree with that assessment, this very same editorial board is siding with John Bolton(!!!) and accusing Trump of being a Russian stooge.

    There is no principle here. No consistency. It is Orwell’s 1984,…

  28. You lead with “TRUMP VOWS VETO OVER WALL!”. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the veto refers to a US budget bill. Given that the wall is to be paid for by Mexico, how do we get from a US Executive veto of a US Legislative Bill to getting Mexico to pay for the Wall ?

    On the other hand, as a fiscal conservative, I welcome the suggestion that the people who want the wall be allowed to pay for it – see https://au.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall – but once this money is raised, who actually builds the Wall ?

    If this money goes to the US treasury, there is no guarantee that Democratic controlled House of representatives will actually release the money to be spent on the wall. In fact, they may even do something stupid like spend it on welfare or education or healt care.

    Unfortunatley, the site itself does not offer much information …
    “We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all the funds will go upon completion. When we get this information secured we will update. We have many very high level contacts already helping.”

    Who are these unnamed contacts ? Hopefully, it isn’t one of the temporary Chiefs of Staff, or the author of the NY Times article about adults in the room.

    hth

  29. J.H.

    Donald Trump got his 5.7 Billion dollars for his Border policy in just before the Bill was presented to the Senate…. It must have caught the Dems by surprise because they have had the tables turned on them… It is the Dems now who are “Shutting down the Government” because it is they who won’t pass the Bill. The Republicans have voted, Trump is ready to sign it into Law… The Dems just have to Pass it. They are still trying to figure out how that happened to them.

    Trump just keeps out smarting them… He’s even pinched Democrat talking points and policy and made it his own by starting the process of bringing the Troops home from Syria and Afghanistan…. The Democrats and the Media have criticized Trump for doing and saying what only weeks ago they was Democrat Policy. Now it’s Trump’s Policy.

    The Dems are just running around in circles at the moment without a clue.

  30. Mark A

    J.H.
    #2890970, posted on December 23, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Donald Trump got his 5.7 Billion dollars for his Border policy in just before the Bill was presented to the Senate…. It must have caught the Dems by surprise because they have had the tables turned on them… It is the Dems now who are “Shutting down the Government” because it is they who won’t pass the Bill.

    That’s how I read it but can’t understand what the problem now is?
    It should pass the senate easy. No?

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