Weather Channel Founder Backs Trump, Tells The TRUTH About Global Warming

Weather Channel Founder Backs Trump, Tells The TRUTH About Global Warming President Donald Trump has been excoriated for his decision to have the United States exit the Paris Climate Accord. However, one very influential man � John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel � has his back. TAA reports: In a series of tweets and emails Coleman sent to Al Gore and various Democratic supporters and organizations, he called out climate alarmists with a barrage of facts based on actual science and not wishful thinking As it turns out, if you chart global temperatures back into the �70s, there are absolutely no signs of global warming. There�s been less than one degree temperature change since 1978 and no warming to speak of since 1998. So where is the government getting their information from? It turns out that the government has been manipulating climate computer models.

This means that the American tax payers are being charged $4.7 billion a year in taxes that are being used to fund organizations that carry out meaningless studies based on bad science. Basically, the American people are paying fake scientists to lie to them. Find out more in the video below. Government actions to counter �carbon pollution� have raised the cost of fuel, electricity and food by an average of $1000 per year for an average American family of four. If that family of four would only open their Internet browsers and see that the Antarctic Sea is at an all time high and sea levels are rising at an �alarming� rate of around 6 inches per century, they would feel outraged that they�re being taken advantage of, at least one would hope. President Trump was right to leave the Paris Climate Accord � they lie to American taxpayers and waste trillions of dollars..

 

Trump pulls U S out of non binding Paris Climate Accord — Here’s why he was right to do it

Trump pulls U.S. out of non-binding Paris Climate Accord � Here�s why he was right to do it by: JD Heyes Far-Left Democrats and so-called �environmentalists� who still believe the global warming hoax are furious at President Donald J. Trump for keeping his campaign pledge to withdraw the United States from the �non-binding� Paris Climate Accords signed onto by the Obama administration. But perhaps after they calm down and allow their blood pressure to return to normal, they can take a rational, reasoned look at why the president made his decision; if they afford him that courtesy, there is no way they can conclude that his decision was wrong. In making the announcement from the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon, Trump stated that he felt obligated to withdraw from the agreement � which should have been sent to the U.

S. Senate by Obama to be ratified as a treaty, because that�s what it was, in both style and substance � because it is �a bad deal� for American workers, taxpayers and companies. (RELATED: The Paris Climate Accord is GENOCIDE against plants, forests and all life on our planet) Trump also knocked the cost of the agreement � which will rise to some $450 billion a year, much of which would have to come from the U.S. � while major polluters who are also signatories to the deal do not have to comply with the accords� emissions limitations for more than a decade. Meanwhile, the U.S. has to comply immediately. The president also lashed out at his critics who said pulling out of the deal would be a disaster for the country, noting that remaining in the agreement would cost American families and businesses billions per year. Also, he said, the agreement prohibited the U.S. from �conducting its own domestic economic affairs� by preventing the development of our own natural resources, like clean coal and natural gas, both of which create far fewer emissions than other forms of energy.

�I was elected to represent the people of Pittsburg, not Paris,� Trump said. �It�s time to pursue a new deal that protects� the environment, as well as the American people. Trump, according to various experts and analyses, was right to withdraw from the current agreement as written. �Through a litany of regulations stemming from the agreement, Obama has essentially offered up the U.S. economy as a sacrificial lamb to further his own legacy,� Americans for Tax Reform noted Wednesday in a post on its website. �Sadly, the agreement will not just hurt the country�s growth as a whole, but will trickle down to low-and-middle income Americans. As a result of the agreement, energy costs will skyrocket, in turn raising the cost of utility bills for families and increasing the costs of consumer goods.

� (RELATED: UN official actually ADMITS that �global warming� is a scam designed to �change world�s economic model�) A study of the agreement by the Heritage Foundation, released in April 2016, found that the agreement would have resulted in the adoption of government policies that dramatically increased electricity costs for a family of four between 13 and 20 percent annually. In addition, the analysis found that American families would lose out on some $20,000 in income by 2035, regressive (not progressive) economic policies that no doubt would hit the nation�s poorest the hardest. [Meanwhile, we�re sure that Obama won�t have any trouble paying his electric bill, no matter what it costs] Other analysts, as Trump noted in his speech, noted that the loss of U.S. annual gross domestic product would be close to $3 trillion by 2035, while reducing employment in the U.S.

by about 400,000 jobs, half of which would be in manufacturing. But perhaps most galling of all is the fact that even the far Left admitted that the agreement would accomplish virtually nothing � and certainly was not the global carbon emissions destroyer its principle advocates made it out to be. Politico Europe reported: In fact, emissions reductions are barely on the table at all. Instead, the talks are rigged to ensure an agreement is reached regardless of how little action countries plan to take. The developing world, projected to account for four-fifths of all carbon-dioxide emissions this century, will earn applause for what amounts to a promise to stay on their pre-existing trajectory of emissions-intensive growth. As Trump said, �The agreement is a massive redistribution of wealth from the U.S. to other countries.� There is no good reason to remain in it, just as there was no good reason for Obama to have signed it..

 

Trump Fails To Mention Climate Change During Earth Day Address

This past Saturday was Earth Day, and during his Earth Day address President Donald Trump failed to mention the terms climate change or global warming, even one time. During his entire address there was not a single mention of climate change or any climate change related events. Basically, Donald Trump went out there on the day that we're supposed to acknowledge that we as human beings are destroying this planet, he went out there and said basically nothing. He didn't talk about the fact that we've got to cut carbon emissions. He didn't talk about the fact that we have to protect coastal low lying communities from the increase in water level. He didn't say anything about actually protecting, preserving, and making the planet better. Instead, he gave us typical republican talking points. Smart regulations, you know, ones that don't hurt businesses. Well, I have news for you Mr. Trump, and every republican ever.

Regulations don't kill jobs. In fact, according to every study on the issue, regulations actually provide a net benefit to economies as opposed to letting those regulations go away. Meaning that regulations create more jobs, create more economic activity than undoing those regulations would do. Furthermore, repealing regulations, which is what this Trump White House is all about, that's why they're cutting the EPA by 31% and laying off over 3,000 workers, we're losing economic activity. We're losing human health because we're letting corporations get away with destroying the environment. An American Lung Association report last year showed that air quality in 2016 actually improved. Now, there's still 166 million American citizens living in areas where the level of air pollution is considered dangerous, but overall things are getting better.

Donald Trump is going to undo all of that. That's not speculation, that's not hyperbole, that is what he said he's going to do. Why? To benefit corporations in the fossil fuel industry. Unless you are a CEO of a fossil fuel company, repealing environmental regulations has no benefit to your life. Basically what, there's maybe 30, 40 people in this country who would benefit from that? That's it. Is that worth laying off 3,000 people from that their government jobs? Is that worth risking the lives of 4,000 people every year by doing away with Obama's Clean Power Rule? We're putting the profits of corporate fossil fuel CEOs over the lives of American citizens. You know, since the Clean Air Act was passed in the 1970s an estimated 160,000 lives have been saved per year from reduced airborne particulate in this country.

160,000 lives every year. We're still losing on average 200,000 lives every year in the United States, premature deaths due to air pollution alone. We could keep reducing that number. We could literally save lives, thousands of lives, possibly hundreds of thousands of lives every year if we would just say, "Hey corporation, fossil fuel, coal power plant, you can't spew that crap into the air anymore." That's all it takes. That is all it would take to save American lives, reduce the number of people who have asthma attacks every year, reduce the number of sick days that employees take so productivity actually increases, but we're not willing to do that because of 30, 40 fossil fuel CEOs that we want to take care of. That's what's more important in this country today. Your life is worth less than the few extra dollars that a corporate CEO gets to put in his pocket. I want you to realize that, and I want you to think about that next time you head into your precinct and cast your vote. Which candidate is supporting the money of the fossil fuel companies, and which candidate thinks that your life is more important than a $10 or $20 bill going to a corporate CEO?.

Climate Change Wiped from White House Records

>> Kait: So Trump has held true to his word of denying climate change with his first stop being the White House Website. >> Chris: Which should not be a surprise what so ever. >> Kait: Not at all. So according to PRI, shortly after Trump was inaugurated all mentions of the phrase climate change have been wiped out. So, I actually tested this. I went to the White House website a couple of days ago and I typed in climate change and only two links came up for me. None of which were related to the environment. One was, like, the change of something, but I don't know what we are changing, and the other the climate of a state. Like oh it's a beautiful climate in the state. >> Chris: It's a good thing you don't work for the state of Florida. And we're, ah, right now in Washington because otherwise. >> Kait: Because you could be arrested. >> Chris: Ya, you could be arrested for mentioning climate change.

Maybe Trump will make the whole nation that way. You know. >> Kait: Oh great. Don't give him any ideas. He could be watching this. So, instead of climate change being on there Trump has put his own future plans on the website. Those include… In the proposal, Trump commits to elimination the Climate Action Plan, a sweeping set of policies aimed at cutting carbon pollution, including a number of President Barack Obama's executive actions. Trump also promises to eliminate the Waters of the United States rule, a technical document that defines which waterways come under the jurisdiction of federal regulations under the Clean Water Act. The 2015 rule is intended to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and has drawn sharp criticism from Republican lawmakers and from the farm and manufacturing interests. So, these are not the only ones that he put on the website. Those are just a few that we wanted to mention.

But, ultimately this really comes at no surprise. I mean he mentioned it in his campaign. But, he also nominated Scott Pruitt to be his head of EPA. And, we all know how much Scott Pruitt just loves the EPA. He loves them so much that he sued them 13 times. And when he was, you know, I think it was Oklahoma. >> Chris: Ya >> Kait: He actually removed the EPA from his own state. >> Chris: Well, it's funny because during his own nomination process that was a hot topic was the EPA. >> Kait: Yes. So, [laugh] this is really bad news. I mean ultimately Trump is, you know, is trying to make moves to shut down the EPA but the Washington Times spoke out about their joys of the fact that the EPA's trying, going to be shut down by saying….What great news for an agency with a history of executive overreach and lawlessness (using the Clean Power Plan to wipe out the coal industry, expanding its authority to lay claim on any pond or waterway, colluding with the environmental groups to expand their own power through rule-making).

So, some people are celebrating. >> Chris: Ya. Ya, definitely some people are celebrating. >> Kait: I'm not celebrating. >> Chris: It's not like the EPA does ton of stuff for us. >>Kait: Ya. >> Chris: They just sit around sucking us dry. >> Kait: I know. >> Chris: They're like the lazy people… >> Kait: With their 8 billion, you know. >> Chris: Ya >> Kait: Drain on our money, you know…. Blah blah blah. I mean it doesn't make sure we have clean water or that the entire United States doesn't turn into LA with all the smog and air pollution. >> Chris: Exactly. It's not like they have regulation that specifically states that we have to have clean air, clean water, clean lands. That we have to restore the lands that we have used for mining or for fracking. >> Kait: Or monitor and create Superfund sites so that more people don't get sick. >> Chris: Nah, they don't do any of that. Nothing.

>> Kait: Oh no. And they don't even hold the rules for the emissions of the cars so that we have more electric vehicles or anything like that. They don't do any good. Their just a drain. >> Chris: Completely. Completely a drain. >> Kait: So, I don't know what's going to happen if Trump follows through with this but ah, ya. >> Chris: Well, climate change is ah Chinese hoax. >> Kait: Oh I know right. >> Chris: At least that is what Trump tells me. Is that, and I believe everything that he tells me. Everything. He has pretty big hands. >> Kait: [laughing] So, ya, let's just keep an eye on this. I mean nothing has fallen through altogether. A lot of it, there is going to take a while to cut it all back. I mean at first he was just talking about cutting it back a little bit, maybe even just 10%.

I'm not really sure. I mean Scott Pruitt might be in his ear talking a lot. But ah, just keep an eye out. Heard though. and I don't know how accurate this is. If we have information we will put it on our website. But, there might actually be an Earth, a rally Earth march on Earth day. To help to protect the environment. So, keep a look out about that event. Try and see if there is anything in your area. But, um, that is definitely I think something we should do if this is happening. >> Chris: Definitely, definitely think so. >> Kait: And if you like this content and want to hear more please subscribe to us..

Donald Trump: The World’s First TV President | Adam Mansbach

You’re seeing Trump bandy around the term "fake news" to describe some of our most venerated, venerable, trustworthy institutions. When the president is calling anything he doesn’t like “fake news,” yeah, it dislocates the term. It dislocates the idea. I think in general what we’re seeing is an assault on the idea that there can be objective truth, the idea that anything can stand above the political fray. And, you know, he’s seizing on that. But it comes out of a much, you know, it comes out of the polarization that the coverage and the news media has been mired in for a good long time. And he’s opportunistically seizing on it, but he didn’t invent it, right. We’ve been in the era for a long time now of polarized talking heads spewing venom at each other on cable news shows in what is supposed to be a fair and balanced and kind of like equal playing-field situation.

But because objectively speaking some of these people are dealing with facts and others are dealing with invented, imagined, biased nonsense there’s often, you know, creating that illusion of a balanced playing field is difficult. Like you can turn on the news and see like, “A Fair And Balanced Discussion of Climate Change”. And like on this side we have like this dude who’s got like, you know, a doctorate in physics from Oxford and is like a triple Ph.D. in every relevant field and wrote six books, all of which won the Pulitzer Prize. And representing the other side is like Joe Schmucko from Illinois who like thinks global warming doesn’t exist because he has a snowball in his freezer or some shit. And these people are being presented as if they have equal credentials. So, you know, the polarization that leads to the dislocation of truth, it’s got to be – the blame for it needs to be spread around. Like it’s been going on for a good long time. Yeah, I mean satire is an incredibly powerful tool and weapon.

And I think we’re in an age where satire seems outdated. It’ll come back around, but at the moment we are living in such an absurd world. Trump and his administration, his cabinet, his cronies defy satire because they are more ridiculous than anything that our greatest satirical minds can come up with. So as you say we’ve moved into a phase where, you know, right now satire is not for the masses. Satire is directed only at the president. Like Alec Baldwin’s entire audience on Saturday Night Live is essentially Trump. We’re in a moment where Trump’s own advisors are letting it be known that the way that they have to get his attention is to go on television. He won’t listen to them if they’re in the same room together. So they go on TV hoping that he will see them and listen because he apparently only pays attention to things and people that he hears on screen.

So, you know, I think there’s a very real sense in which both the satire and the entire sort of talking head infrastructure is increasingly directing itself solely at him. It’s like, you know, this guy watches TV all the time. He gets his news, he gets his information not from intelligence briefings, not from this treasure trove of classified information that most people would be fascinated to delve into, but from the same idiots that everybody else has access to. Maybe satire isn’t dead. That’s pretty absurd in itself. I take it back. Satire is very much alive in the form of Trump, you know, an audience of one for everything that goes on in the media..

Top 10 of the Stupidest Things Donald Trump has Said — TopTenzNet

10 of the Stupidest Things Donald Trump has Said Nobody likes a blowhard, and Donald Trump may be the hardiest blowhard of them all. Since declaring his candidacy, the presidential hopeful has turned vacuous insults and jaw-dropping gaffes into a kind of booming cottage industry. Most recently, he ruffled feathers with his comments about how Muslims should be kept track of in a database, and their mosques should be kept under surveillance. But such clangers aren’t a new development. The Donald has been honing the art of stupidity for many, many years. Here are ten of the dumbest things the man with America’s worst toupee has ever said. 10. China Invented Global Warming The Donald is famously tone-deaf regarding world affairs. Not so long ago, he accidentally retweeted a picture of Nazi soldiers he thought were American troops. In 2012, he took this geopolitical blind spot to a whole new level when he tweeted: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.

” In other words, he claimed China invented global warming to hurt US jobs. While we would love to think China was cunning enough to bribe 97 percent of all scientists in the world to repeat its claims, common sense sadly tells us that isn’t the case. But even if it was even remotely plausible, it’d still be an utterly nonsensical case to make. China has recently brought in strict controls designed to battle climate change, meaning it has no advantage over the US in this area whatsoever. If Trump is right, then we’ve gotta say Beijing totally dropped the ball on this one. 9. “Laziness is a Trait in Blacks” There are some things you should never, ever say unless your only dream in life is to become head of your local Klan chapter. In 1991, Donald Trump supposedly didn’t just say those things – he said things that people who say those things would find deeply offensive.

According to a book by a disgruntled employee, the Donald once claimed: “Laziness is a trait in blacks.” A bit of context on this one. The book was a hatchet job by John R O’Donnell, who worked directly for Trump in Vegas for three years and left with a grudge. Trump says he only met O’Donnell three times (which seems unlikely). On the other hand, he also once said “The stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.” If that’s the case, it would mean O’Donnell was also being accurate when he claimed Trump said: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”1 Which has to set some kind of record for most race-baiting in a single vitriolic outburst. 8.

“Tiny Children are Not Horses” In 2014, Trump displayed his acute powers of observation by tweeting the immortal line “tiny children are not horses.” While we’d love to tell you this was the start of a new Twitter account where Trump does nothing but inform readers what things aren’t other things, this sadly wasn’t the case. Instead, in a moment of anti-vaxxer insanity, the Donald tweeted: “I am being proven right about massive vaccinations—the doctors lied. Save our children & their future… No more massive injections. Tiny children are not horses—one vaccine at a time, over time.” Aside from tiny children literally not being horses, nothing about those statements is true. Doctors didn’t lie to us, choosing not to vaccinate will not “save your children” from invisible boogeymen (instead, it’ll – surprise! – leave them open to measles), and the number of injections kids are expected to have is sharply decreasing. But tiny children are definitely not horses. Probably.

7. Environmentally Friendly Lightbulbs Can Cause Cancer You probably remember how a few years back everyone got their knickers in a twist over the ability of lightbulbs to kill us stone dead. As with everything controversial, the Donald had to get in on the act. In 2012, he tweeted: “Remember, new ‘environment friendly’ lightbulbs can cause cancer. Be careful-the idiots who came up with this stuff don’t care.” Hilariously, this is yet another tweet where Trump managed to get every single one of his facts wrong. Environmentally friendly CFL bulbs emit more radiation than regular incandescent lightbulbs. This is actually true, and presumably what Trump was talking about. However, he completely failed to mention that the amount of radiation emitted is harmless to humans. He also didn’t mention how the WHO found no link between CFL bulbs and cancer, or that double-enveloped CFL light bulbs actually emit less radiation than normal, incandescent lightbulbs. Then again, expecting even the quickest fact check is likely asking too much from the Donald. Which brings us nicely to our next entry… 6.

The Truth About Birth Certificates The Birther movement in Obama’s first term was a consistent reminder that money and intelligence don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Spearheaded by billionaire Trump, it sought to have Obama removed from office by proving he wasn’t born in the USA – despite Obama twice releasing first his short, then long-form birth certificates. Trump wasn’t having any of it, though. In 2011, the Donald declared of Obama’s latest release, “A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.” What’s hilarious about this is the state of Hawaii disagrees. Either of the certificates released by the White House are all the state requires for you to prove your identity. Even the original ‘short form’ Trump is talking about with his “certificate of live birth” nonsense is considered sufficient evidence in Hawaii courts. The fact the Donald was still banging this drum after the ‘long form’ was also released just proves what we’ve always suspected.

That the Donald is nothing if not hilariously insane. 5. The US Will be Forced to Defend Iran Against Israel There’s been a lot of debate about the Iran nuclear deal recently. Some think it gives Iran too much leeway, some too little. One thing it definitely doesn’t do is obligate the US to defend Iran against an Israeli invasion. So it should come as no surprise that Trump thinks that’s exactly what it does do. In September, Trump claimed about the deal: “If Israel attacks Iran … we’re supposed to be on Iran’s side.” The only problem is, the deal doesn’t say that. It doesn’t say anything even remotely like that. Instead, a small clause asks the countries involved to give the Iranians training and workshops on defending against an attack. In practice, an ‘attack’ here means a rogue terrorist group trying to get its hands on some nuclear material. The US has run similar workshops with other countries (including Russia), as it’s in everyone’s interests to ensure ISIS aren’t running around with the components for a dirty bomb. More-importantly, though, the deal only asks other countries to help. The US is under no obligation to do so.

When Rubio raised this issue with the White House, John Kerry made it clear the US would never take Iran’s side against Israel. 4. Taxing China China is the world’s next superpower. The 21st century will belong to the Middle Kingdom, with the US, India and maybe Europe hovering around the periphery. So it might seem wise for a prospective presidential candidate to build bridges with Beijing. But Trump certainly didn’t get to where he is today by being wise. In 2011, he issued a direct challenge to China, shouting: “Listen you motherf—–s! We’re going to tax you 25 percent!” The logic behind this is presumably that Trump thinks China is taking jobs away from decent, hardworking Americans. Thank god the Donald is here to sort out those sweatshop loving Commies… oh, no. Wait.

Turns out Trump himself has much of his clothing line made in China to reduce costs, taking jobs away from American workers and adding to the growing Chinese economy. Nice consistency there, Donald. 3. Mexico is Sending Over Rapists and Killers Sometimes, a comment is just so blatantly race-baiting that you almost have to admire the gumption of the psychopath who made it. In summer 2015, Donald Trump accused the Mexican government of deliberately sending “rapists” and “killers” into the US. It was as open an instance of real-life trolling as politics has ever seen. It’s also one of the most monumentally moronic things anyone has ever said. From a factual point of view, it was an utter howler. Not only does no-one without a tinfoil hat believe Mexico is deliberately sending shadowy sex perverts into the US, the government’s own sex assault statistics prove otherwise. As a population, Latinos are hugely underrepresented in sex assault cases, while whites are conversely overrepresented.

Only two percent of illegal immigrants are arrested for sex crimes; two percent too many, but a tiny amount compared to what Trump is claiming. Perhaps more pertinently for such a business ‘genius’ though, Trump’s remarks were simply bad business. In the immediate aftermath, Colombia pulled out of hosting Trump’s Miss Universe pageant. 2. Execute the Innocent This one isn’t so much something Trump said as something he did. In 1989, New York was rocked by a devastating rape attack on a white female jogger in Central Park. In the aftermath, a group of African-American teenagers were interviewed as suspects. Trump immediately took out a swathe of full-page newspaper ads attacking them in the harshest terms. The ads all ended with a call to execute the teenagers as quickly as possible. The group were then all found innocent. Even by the Donald’s standards, this was one heck of a fail. It didn’t help that this was only shortly before the whole “laziness is a trait in blacks” storm we mentioned earlier blew up.

In an attempt to make amends, Trump visited a black assault victim in hospital, where he promised to pay all her medical bills. If only he’d now do the same for everyone else he’s ever offended, we might just have a viable alternative to Obamacare. 1. Claiming He Could Have Prevented 9/11 It takes a certain kind of extremely awful person to use the deaths of nearly 3,000 people to score a political point. Want to guess who is exactly that kind of extremely awful person? We’ll give you a clue: his name begins with ‘T’ and his hair defies logic. In October 2015, the world’s biggest gasbag declared that his policies on immigration would have stopped 9/11 from ever happening. It’s hard to see exactly how this would have worked. A grand total of zero of the hijackers were Mexican, and most of Trump’s immigration rhetoric can be summed up as forcing Mexico to pay for a wall to be built across the border.

But, on a more-human level, it’s basically just horrific. On the one hand, you have perhaps the greatest mass-tragedy the United States has ever experienced. Weighed up against that, you have Donald Trump wanting to get one over on Jeb Bush by insulting his brother. The only way it could possibly be worse would be if you had someone using, say, the Holocaust as a way of making cheap points about gun control… Oh. Wait..

The decline of American democracy in one graph

There's this graph that I saw recently. It's the most unsettling graph I've seen in American politics in a very, very, very long time. And yet it's really boring to look at. It's just a nearly straight horizontal line. The line doesn't do anything interesting at all. But what the graph shows is something that's somewhat terrifying. What that line shows is the relationship between what the average voter wants, and what they actually get. In a huge study, looking at over 2000 surveys of people's policy opinions, whether people were on the left side of the line which meant they opposed something happening, or on the right side, which meant they all wanted it to happen, it didn't matter. Once you controlled for the opinions of affluent Americans and interest groups and other lobbying organizations — average people, their voice was not heard at all.

Or at the very least their voice didn't appear to matter at all. Average folks only get what they want if economic elites or interest groups also want it. And all this data comes from a time when these groups were arguably less powerful in American politics. America never sold itself as a democracy. It sold itself as a representative democracy. There's accountability from voters onto politicians, but politicians, they get time in office. To step away from the passions of the electorate for at least a little while. And do things that are right for the country, and then voters will judge them on whether they did a good job. So maybe its the case that affluent Americans and interest groups and politicians just — they're always right. And average voters. You can just safely ignore them. But it doesn't look like America's been run so well. We had a massive financial crisis because we didn't do enough to regulate Wall Street, we got into a disastrous war in Iraq. We have median wages that haven't substantially grown in many, many years.

It doesn't seem that we are so incredibly good at running this country. Maybe we need a little more democracy in our representation..