The only thing worse than all of this is 1930s style austerity measures that keep the nation in a decade of depression that only wild war spending was able to break the nation out of and back to the good times.

The problem was that when Trump took office in good times, he strong-armed Congress and the FED to use up all the monetary and fiscal (tax breaks for the rich) emergency reserves, way overhyping the Stockmarket as reelection strategy. Now the government is having to do crazy stuff in a real emergency, being out of real ammunition.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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