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God, protect America from the economic ignorance of the Republicans!

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 11/11/2015 Georges Ugeux

The debate of the Gross Obstructive Party has shown an appalling view of the Republican candidates' ignorance of basic economics. Let me quote some of them:
•The Trans Pacific Trade Agreement is to the advantage of Chine: China is not part of it.
•Don't arm ISIS: we actually don't
•We are losing jobs by the thousands: the job creation last month was 271,000 and 26 months of increase
•We need to deport 11 million immigrants and build a wall: the US does not have the money, the forces and the ability to deport 11 million people
•We will reduce our debt and reduce taxes: it is an arithmetic contradiction
•Obamacare is bankrupting companies: there is not one single company that got bankrupt because of Obamacare
•The Iran deal is the worst ever signed: companies support it
•Banks have higher concentration of risks: the Dodd Frank has actually reduced the risk
•Regulation needs to be repelled: back to 2008?
•We should have a policy not to allow banks to expand: the Republicans do not want an antitrust regulation
•Companies cannot get loans: they are not in need of loans because of the low growth
•The Federal Reserve crashed asset prices: they supported assets and bailed banks out by an amount of $ 4 trillion

It is symptomatic that the debate cannot build a consensus between Republicans on any of those issues. On the key economic issues I have not found any agreement on tax rates, immigration, indebtedness, regulation, job creation, international trade, the Federal Reserve or the IRS.
It was a competition for outrageous statements. But more worryingly, it was the worse collection of incompetent statements.
God protects us from such appalling bunch of candidates.

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