While I was debating about whether I wanted to write a post pointing out the fallacies in Trumps acceptance speech at the RNC last week, Erik Hare of Barataria was writing the post! It often works this way … I’m still pondering while he is actually doing! At any rate, his post says everything I would have said and much more, is very well researched, organized and thought out, so instead of re-inventing the wheel, I am sharing Erik’s post, with his permission. Please take a few minutes to read the post and drop by his site … I promise it will be time well spent.
The Republican Convention is over – but, of course, the arguments will continue. If you watched any of the speeches, especially the gloom ridden rant delivered by Donald Trump, you may be wondering about some of the horrifying statistics thrown around. Is America really in such peril, with such incredibly high unemployment and violence in the streets?
The short answer is no, not at all. We’re at a turning point, as we’ve shown many times. The long Depression which started about the year 2000 is coming to an end. We’re literally at the glass half full stage, for the optimists. It’s fairly easy to argue that it’s half empty if you’re a pessimist. But that’s not nearly good enough for those who want to spin out the gloom and/or doom.
You may run into some of these arguments in social media, a family gathering, or from the cranky guy at…
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