“Note that my sources are analyses from journalists with no stake in selling the plan to the public,” the exact opposite in fact: the peddlers of Fake News in the mainstream media HATE Donald Trump and are keen to show everything he does in the worst possible light.

“ You’re confusing gross revenue with net profit. Your EBITDA earnings are your gross revenue, before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization. Changing your tax base doesn’t change your EBITDA earnings. Your revenue doesn’t go up. You just get to keep a little more of it.” In other words your Net Revenue after Tax goes up: I’m pretty sure you understood what I meant.

“ you can point to all of the instances where Trump displayed his compassion as a humanitarian.”

The on-shoring benefits of Trump’s tax cuts: I agree it is too early to draw this conclusion, but it is plausible that this will happen. On-shoring and the deportation of exploited illegal immigrants will address your other complaint “Another analysis indicates that employers are having trouble finding workers, but the cause isn’t the lack of workers, it is the low pay offered.” Both policies will have the effect of forcing US Companies to pay higher wages to attract workers. After 10 years of high unemployment and stagnating wages, that is a good thing.

You are correct that Automation is as much of a threat to employment now as Off-shoring was 10 years ago, but I have faith that new jobs will be created to replace those done by machines.

Time will tell, but I am hopeful that the American Manufacturing Renaissance will continue. Both of us will have to wait and see. The trend should be clear by the time Trump is reelected.

On Israel; the Palestinians turned down Trump’s offer of humanitarian aid, because they don’t like Trump. However “The president has been clear that he wants a fair and enduring agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians that will enhance Israel’s security and give all Palestinians the opportunity for a prosperous future.”

It is fine that you disagree with me: it’s a free world; but you need to at least be aware of how much you are filtering out of your world view in order to maintain your view of Trump as a “stupid sociopath”. There is a lot of evidence that he is an intelligent humanitarian, if you choose to look for it.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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