Stephen Moore Wants Child Labor

Update 2019-05-02:

Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore withdraws consideration over "unrelenting attacks on my character"

— The Hill (@thehill) May 2, 2019


Stephen Moore is the conservative commentator whom President Trump plans to nominate to the Federal Reserve Board. Moore said:

I’d get rid of a lot of these child labor laws. I want people starting to work at 11, 12.

Trump’s Fed pick Steve Moore on CSpan in 2000: “The male needs to be the breadwinner. One reasons you’ve seen decline of the family, not just in black community but now in white community as well, is because women are more economically self-sufficient.”

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) April 29, 2019


Pound this dude for misogyny all day, but don't miss out on how economically illiterate he is. Look to the countries that deny 50% of their population from entering the workforce. They either rely on on extraction industries or they're a basket case.

— Adam Swinson (@AdamSwinson) April 29, 2019

Yet no one is surprised Trump wants him on the fed. At what point do women wake up to this president how many more times must he show hes go no respect for women. they say much about women just to appease but they do nothing Watch wht they do not wht they say

— John (@jack_john60) April 29, 2019

@StephenMoore this frigging child support dodger needs to be in jail not on the fed. He didn't pay his child support until four police, two realtors, and a locksmith raided his home: report. Matthew Chapman 08 Apr 2019

— BizCoachjkr (@BizCoachjkr) April 30, 2019

I’m still trying to figure out how this man, managed to fail up enough to now bc he is being considered for this job. How/Why in the World was he ever considered an “Economist” and “Financial Expert”? He is the stock photo caption of “Fake it until you Make it”.

— shanchan (@ShanChan_37) April 29, 2019

My worry is that we focus on these issues rather than on his horrible economic record and the fact that his being appointed would call into question the independence of the Fed.

— Ken Joling (@famjoling) April 29, 2019

@DBChirpy Mr Moore is fascism propaganda 101

— Debbie Boone (@DBChirpy) April 30, 2019

“Capitalism Is a Lot More Important than Democracy”

Stephen Moore (senior economic adviser to the Trump campaign): "Capitalism is a lot more important than democracy."

— Lauren Werner 🗽 (@LaurenWern) August 10, 2016

Coming back to Stephen Moore's radicalism. The jaw-dropping line is "capitalism is more important than democracy" – it's like a liberal caricature of what conservatives think, but it turns out to be what they actually think. But there's more 1/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) April 15, 2019

What you can easily miss is that Moore is calling for what amounts to a loyalty purge at the Fed 2/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) April 15, 2019

After all, what does Moore think makes those hundreds of economists worthless? He had multiple confrontations with Fed analysis in 2008 and after, in which he kept claiming that the Fed's policies would produce soaring inflation. Obviously Fed economists disagreed 3/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) April 15, 2019

They were, of course, completely right; he was completely wrong. So on what basis does he declare them "worthless", with the wrong model? Well, their model is wrong in the sense that it doesn't confirm his (false) prejudices. 4/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) April 15, 2019

It would be interesting to ask who he considers to be "good" economists. I'm sure that having been wrong about everything for the past decade plus is a key qualification. Anyway, the point isn't just that Moore is a bad analyst. He wants to purge anyone competent 5/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) April 15, 2019

So people who suggest that a Moore appointment wouldn't be a disaster are missing the bigger picture. Trump is trying to do to the Fed what he's doing at DHS, purging the professionals and replacing them with apparatchiks. Moore would be just the beginning 6/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) April 15, 2019

Trump’s Economy

Best January for the DOW in over 30 years. We have, by far, the strongest economy in the world!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2019

US citizens elected a president who does not understand federal debt

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) February 3, 2019


US national debt has increased $2 trillion since Trump took office

— Forever Logical 🖖 (@ForeverLogical) February 1, 2019


Meaningless Numbers

Reading facts is dangerous.

Trump should be understood as a religious leader, to whom any presentations of reality are fake news. Trump delivers the alternative facts his adherents are asking for. Numbers are from hell – unless made up by Trump himself.

(Painting: 1479, Michael Pacher)

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) December 19, 2018

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