August 8, 2016

This is so funny. Lou Dobbs and the ladies of "Outnumbered" arguing tax and regulation policy, while waiting for Donald Trump to emerge and read the teleprompter about his "plans" for the economy.

The "Outnumbered" hosts are unable to discuss anything other than the talking points Mr. Ailes left before he was kicked out for harassing them (or employees of their gender.)

"Lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%." and

"A pause on regulations."

Lou Dobbs is really wondering what on earth he is doing there, and decides in a flash that he is there to actually talk about real economics. With the hosts of Outnumbered. No, really.

Why didn't he do that on his own show? Nevermind.

"What is the effective corporate tax rate, really?" says Dobbs. "It isn't 35%. It's 17%. And we're supposed to get out the drums and whistles...?"

Fox Business News host Melissa Francis suggests that Trump will lower the rate AND keep all the deductions that corporations enjoy now, and Dobbs doesn't even allow her to continue because stupid.

"And what about stopping regulations? The government keeps me safe enough now!"

And the words "eat a hot dog" are entered into the conversation.

Co-host Kennedy adds some meaningless blabber about small businesses needing capital without mentioning Hillary Clinton's plan to get them some. There is no link to Donald Trump's plan for small business investment.

It's one of those things that make you go hmm.

Can you help us out?

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