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"work to bring down the artificially high price of drugs and bring them down immediately."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_ceiling

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""According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year," the president said. " ======>When measured over a period of 10 years or more, the impact of immigration on the wages of native-born workers overall is very small. To the extent that negative impacts occur, they are most likely to be found for prior immigrants or native-born workers who have not completed high school—who are often the closest substitutes for immigrant workers with low skills.

There is little evidence that immigration significantly affects the overall employment levels of native-born workers. As with wage impacts, there is some evidence that recent immigrants reduce the employment rate of prior immigrants. In addition, recent research finds that immigration reduces the number of hours worked by native teens (but not their employment levels).

Some evidence on inflow of skilled immigrants suggests that there may be positive wage effects for some subgroups of native-born workers, and other benefits to the economy more broadly.

Immigration has an overall positive impact on long-run economic growth in the U.S.

In terms of fiscal impacts, first-generation immigrants are more costly to governments, mainly at the state and local levels, than are the native-born, in large part due to the costs of educating their children. However, as adults, the children of immigrants (the second generation) are among the strongest economic and fiscal contributors in the U.S. population, contributing more in taxes than either their parents or the rest of the native-born population.

Over the long term, the impacts of immigrants on government budgets are generally positive at the federal level but remain negative at the state and local level — but these generalizations are subject to a number of important assumptions. Immigration’s fiscal effects vary tremendously across states.

Source: National Academy of Sciences
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=23550

If there are any Pro Trump economists out there...I would like to hear from you......

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But the economy was in pretty good shape when Trump became president, especially compared to the economic crisis that Obama inherited in 2009. In January 2009, coinciding with the last labor report of the George W. Bush administration, nearly 800,000 jobs disappeared, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to the nearly 230,000 jobs added in January 2017. (Trump has given himself credit for the January numbers, but the data was collected when Obama still held office.)

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I'm thinking or renaming the group "Trumptardonomics"...So I can critique Trump for his macroeconomic retardedness......... http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-trumps-tweet-about-the-deficit-is-so-silly-2017-02-25

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By most definitions, the economy is not a mess, nor is it in recession. The unemployment rate in January was 4.8 percent, compared with 7.8 percent in January 2009, when Mr. Obama took office.

Last month, the economy added 227,000 jobs, even though the unemployment rate is already low. The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits continues to hit lows not seen in decades.

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Trump and the tax plan threatening to split corporate America

https://www.ft.com/content/008532fa-ef7a-11e6-ba01-119a44939bb6

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This month’s jobs report, for example, offers 42 pages’ worth of figures that allow anyone who knows how to read them an infinite variety of ways to examine the labor market. No one forces you to treat the standard unemployment rate as gospel; it is just a convention, and any economic analysts worthy of their spreadsheets use a wide range of data to assess how things are going.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/upshot/trump-said-unemployment-rate-wasnt-real-here-are-some-other-options.html
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