washingtonparkjones wrote:There are two enormous myths at work in this election - Bill Maher zombie lies
1- Hillary is dishonest. It started with a baseless Bill Saffire editorial a while back that was ultimately shown to be 100% bullshit. Politifact rated her the MOST honest candidate running in either primary. Hillary is not getting "taken down." Its been investigated for a long ass time. If indictments were coming it would have happened.
2- Trump is a good businessman. First of all, its hella easy to make money in real estate if you have the cash. According to Forbes, Trump would be worth more now just investing in index funds from the beginning. Shouldn't that be the measure of a "successful" business man - you have to do better than safe investments?
Trumps business reputation is that he screws his partners. Trump Palace being the most notorious example. Now its Trump University - he's not going to be able to run from that snake oil fallout. He's a scumbag and that scam is going to eat him alive.
Trumps biggest success is convincing people that his name is worth something. How's that for the biggest scam in the world - no product, no guidance - just pay me gobs for adding my name and my name is worth something because thats what he keeps telling everybody. PT Barnum and there's a sucker born every minute.
he's not even the top performer in the sector that launched him. as a real estate developer, his peers are far more successful than trump.
his casino properties in ac went into bankruptcy 4x and each time, he made sure to dump a few mil of his personal debt into each casino so that the bailout would trim off some of his own expenses. none of the major investment banks will do business with him, they got burned too badly in that debacle; wall st came to the conclusion that his balance sheet is awful but his name and market accumen have considerable value. since then, he only engages in businesses that generate fees and involve sinking very little of his own money into any business venture.
the guy is a sham, just like the 2 leading asshats (johnson and farage) that heavily promoted brexit; they have absolution no plan to govern and are completely unprepared to run a country.