How Trump’s pardon could destroy America’s economy
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Donald Trump’s stunning decision to pardon former President Joe Arpaio has led to a storm of criticism from his critics, but what does it actually mean?
And what does the pardon mean for the future of the economy?
Here’s what you need to know about the pardon.1.
Arpaio’s pardon is just the latest in a series of moves by Trump to pardon individuals and businesses, which have caused major economic pain across the country.
According to the American Bar Association, the economy has been on a tear since the start of the Obama administration.
In the second quarter of 2018, the U.S. economy grew by an annualized rate of 2.8 percent, the highest in the industrialized world, and it has continued to grow by 3.5 percent in 2019.
The president’s pardon will likely boost the economy in the short term, as it means more people will be able to work and have a more stable economic outlook.
But as the economy grows, so will unemployment and inequality, and the cost of living will also increase.
According the National Employment Law Project, the economic impact of Trump’s actions will be “more than $1.6 trillion in 2019, including the cost to employers and the government.”2.
Many of the jobs lost during the economic downturn will be lost because of the pardon, according to a recent analysis by the American Action Forum, a nonprofit economic policy group.
The group estimated that the cost will be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion in the coming decades.3.
The pardon is part of a broader shift by the Trump administration to remove obstacles to economic growth, particularly in the areas of trade and infrastructure investment.
In September, Trump said he would allow “economic development” to flourish, which means that “he wants to make sure that we have a strong economic base.”
The president’s actions have also allowed the administration to roll back other key elements of Obama’s policies, including an Obama-era rule that required public contractors to be more transparent and provide more transparency about how they spent taxpayer money.4.
The Trump administration is also changing the rules of the game in the process of granting the pardon to Arpaio, and in particular, the Department of Justice.
Under President Trump, the DOJ has a lot of latitude to interpret federal laws, including federal criminal statutes, and to determine whether to charge people who violate them.
A recent article by The Washington Post detailed how the Justice Department used the pardon power to prosecute former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) for allegedly violating the Federal Election Commission’s election-fraud law.5.
The Justice Department has been actively enforcing election-related laws against activists, including using the Espionage Act to prosecute activists for posting social media messages about the election, and using a “targeted indictment” against two members of the political organization that helped organize the Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality in Baltimore in 2016.
The DOJ also used the Esprait, a federal law designed to target people who disrupt government activities, to prosecute a former Trump adviser who had helped plan the Black lives matter protests.6.
Trump’s move has already been met with widespread criticism, including from Democrats, who say it’s an attempt to protect himself and his political allies.
Some of those critics argue that the pardon is a direct assault on Trump’s campaign promises to combat climate change and stop the rise of Islamic terrorism.7.
The most common criticism of the pardons is that they are part of an effort to intimidate journalists and activists.
However, a New York Times editorial last week wrote that “the pardon is the first real step by the administration toward punishing reporters, academics, and others who write critical views of the president.”
In its view, the pardon would allow the administration “to stifle the reporting that critics find objectionable.”8.
The president also has a history of using the pardon as a tool to bully and silence critics.
In March 2018, Trump pardoned former Georgia Gov.
Sonny Perdue for failing to meet his obligations under the state’s law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Trump also pardoned the family of Eric Garner, who died in police custody after he was stopped by police for selling untaxed cigarettes.
In July 2018, he pardoned Michael T. Flynn, who was fired from his job as national security adviser for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his conversations with the Russian ambassador.
The Flynn family received significant criticism for receiving a pardon, but many of the same people who criticized Trump for pardoning Perdue were also critical of Flynn.9.
The White House has also used pardons to intimidate other officials.
In December 2018, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the White House used the pardoning power to pressure Sessions to recuse himself from an investigation into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russian officials.
The move effectively made it harder for the Justice Division to investigate Trump.10.
The pardons have also sparked protests. In
Donald Trump’s stunning decision to pardon former President Joe Arpaio has led to a storm of criticism from his critics,…