Ask A Genius 508 – Legally Binding (2)

In-Sight Publishing

Ask A Genius 508 – Legally Binding (2)

March 10, 2019

[Beginning of recorded material]

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What else?

Rick Rosner: Everything is up in the air. There was a story about how Trump’s failures include the federal deficit exploding because of the tax cut for rich people. Many people are paying more for taxes, including those who voted for Trump.

One report said 11 million Americans will lose $323 billion in tax deductions this tax season, which is almost $33,000 per taxpayer. The tariffs are messing with the economy. They failed to get concessions from North Korea, which is beginning to build its ICBM facility.

Nothing happening with the wall. Nothing happening with infrastructure. Trump has done little in real terms for all Americans, except for the super rich, including those who voted for him.

Some things are doing well. The stock market is hanging in there. Unemployment has been low. But these things continue trends that ran for 6 years at least under Obama.

Trump has pretty successful against ISIS, but not as successful as he claims by relaxing the rules of engagement that has led to more civilian deaths and deaths among ISIS fighters.

Mostly, his record has been pretty dismal. But he is a better president than he is a human being.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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