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Years of subprime loans, erosion of the manufacturing base , massive annual government debt to finance 2 wars, decline of the middle-class and tax cuts for the wealthy subsidized with borrowed money, all culminated in an economic meltdown.
Fast forward 9 years and Trump wants to dispense with the very regulations that were put in place to prevent a repeat of that recession - how quick we forget!
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"Regrettably, our current political climate makes it unlikely that such a measure will be invoked, even when necessary," he says. "Until the system is fixed, and the political culture changes, medical information is rather useless. ... To one side, it will be a smoking gun, and to the other side it will be fake news or alternative facts."
Like Appel, Caplan doesn't hold out much hope that the public would be clued in if a president's cognition, including Trump's, starts to meaningfully decline.
"What will they do if he starts to slip? Nothing!" Caplan declares. "If that were to happen, he'll be protected. ... They'll take over his Twitter feed. ... This is how it's always been."
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