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Is this what "Running the Country like a Business" look like?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Rocket River, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    Is this what "Running the Country like a Business" look like?

    If not what is different?

    Rocket River
     
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    in a business, the buck stops at the top, which is the opposite of the Trump presidency



    'I don't take responsibility at all': Trump deflects blame for COVID 19 testing fumble

    Trump has spent weeks downplaying the virus' outbreak; https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/trump-coronavirus-testing-128971.
    From the White House, there’s been nothing but delay, denial, and lies.
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    If he ran a business like this, he would have declared Bankruptcy already. Oh, wait...
     
  4. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member

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    No this is running the country more like a reality TV show
     
  5. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    *chuckle*
    Someone said if this country was run like his business
    This would be when Trump would file bankruptcy and run

    Rocket River
     
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    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    ...and stay solvent with bailouts from foreign banks with questionable ties to...
     
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    Tell me more about how awful America is and how glorious China is normal Internet post?
     
  8. Carl Herrera

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    If that business is a bankrupt Atlantic City casino, yes.
     
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    Being introspective of the flaws of your own country is not equivalent of being apologetic to the government of China. In fact we have more agency in controlling the political decisions in our own country than China hence it makes more sense in putting more effort in criticizing your own country's flaws.

    Patriotism without introspection is nationalism. And no, the right wing ideology of blaming immigrants and "the other" isn't introspection.
     
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  10. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton

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    The only difference is that dying customers can’t sue you in this case. :D
     
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    I never understood the whole Trump is a businessman and is therefore successful talking point. Like, if I was to go with that logic, I'd expect to see zero bankruptcy declarations, employee satisfaction from various caveats like higher wages compared to national averages, better private healthcare options to employees compared to national averages, and ethical, smart business practices.

    Like, let's say the CEO of Costco ever decided to run for Presidency. I would trust that CEO's business acumen more than Donald Trump.

    Employees love working for him. Employees receive better pay and benefits compared to other grocery store chains. He runs a successful business model and customers that use Costco's services are more satisfied than with other grocery store chains. That's a businessman I would actually consider voting for.
     
  12. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton

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    dude, what exactly is your problem? What is your issue with:
    * selling name-branded steaks through the Sharper Image (RIP),
    * running casinos into the ground, and
    * briefly opening and then paying settlements for a completely fake, name-branded university?

    CostCo dude can only dream of such derring-do!
     
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    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton

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    "Infrasturcure"

    God help us all. Please, not the dreaded infrasturcure -- it's no cure at all!
     
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  15. rocketsjudoka

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    The idea that we should run government like a business never made sense to me with the idea that cutting taxes is the answer to everything. As a business why would you cut your revenue especially at the same time as you increase expenses?
     
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    More how running the country like “The Apprentice” looks like

     
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    It’s all rationalizations. This one is going to be hard. Psychotic level.
     
  18. Rocket River

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    https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/dona...GuJRhUzjR8NOkIBOsVh50uUg8mlSNKoYqKn8BR-mz1UzM

    Donald Trump Has Stake In Hydroxychloroquine Drugmaker: Report

    President Donald Trump reportedly owns a stake in a company that produces hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he has repeatedly touted as a coronavirus treatment even though his experts say there’s no strong evidence it works.

    Trump “has a small personal financial interest” in Sanofi, the French drugmaker that makes Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine, The New York Times reported Monday.

    In addition, Sanofi’s largest shareholders include a mutual fund company run by major Republican donor Ken Fisher, the paper said. Trump’s three family trusts, as of last year, each had investments in a mutual fund whose largest holding was Sanofi, according to the Times. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also had ties to the drugmaker, the Times reported.

    Trump’s “assertiveness” in promoting the drug contrary to the recommendation of top health experts “has raised questions about his motives,” the Times noted.

    A chorus of Trump supporters with no medical expertise have backed the president’s urging of doctors to treat COVID-19 patients with the drug, including his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and Fox News host Sean Hannity.

    In the face of warnings from top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci that the drug’s safety and effectiveness are uncertain in treating COVID-19, Trump has continued to laud its supposed benefits.

    “What do you have to lose?” he asked at a press briefing this week urging those sick with the virus to take the drug.

    Turns out plenty.

    There could be deaths,” American Medical Association President Dr. Patrice Harris said. “This is a new virus, and so we should not be promoting any medication or drug for any disease that has not been proven and approved by the FDA.”

    Generic drugmakers also are gearing up to produce hydroxychloroquine pills. One of those companies was co-founded by Trump golfing buddy Chirag Patel, according to the Times.

    The White House didn’t immediately answer HuffPost’s request for comment.

    John Dillard, a spokesperson for Fisher Investments, called the Times article a “false report” and said Sanofi “is neither a material holding of Fisher Investments nor of Ken Fisher personally.” He also took issue with the characterization of his boss as a Republican donor, saying Fisher also had contributed to Democrats in the past.



    PROFIT MOTIVE!!!!

    Rocket River
     
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