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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Cunt » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:07 pm

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...a meaningless tweet...
That about sums up the nature of this world "leader"...
Yes, a bunch of idiot rubes are easily distracted by an exciting tweet, while serious policy is made without their attention.

It's a real shame so many of the 'idiot rubes' are investigators and journalists, who specialize in government reporting. I'm waiting for them to realize what happened while they were virtue-signaling to each other about the Twitters.
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 pm

Rand Paul is truly a contemptible sleazeball, an exemplary US Republican. He happily voted to cut taxes for fat cats and powerful corporations (which have resulted in the US budget deficit increasing at a greater rate than before) but when it comes to taking care of first responders and other victims of the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York, suddenly he's all concerned about its effect on the budget deficit.

'Rand Paul: Tax Cuts For Corporations Can Add to the Deficit But 9/11 Victim Relief Shouldn’t'
Rand Paul supports adding to the national debt if it also means slashing the tax rate for corporate America. If it means paying for health care for ailing 9/11 first responders? That, the Republican from Kentucky has decided, is when enough if enough.

On Wednesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) asked the Senate for unanimous consent to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which offers compensation to 9/11 survivors and first responders who have filed claims relating to various health problems they have experienced as a result of the attacks. Paul objected, citing the the rising national deficit and saying the spending should be offset by cuts elsewhere.

“It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in this country,” he said. “We have a $22 trillion debt. We’re adding debt at about $1 trillion a year. Therefore, any new spending that we are approaching, any new program that is going to have the longevity of 70 or 80 years should be offset by cutting spending that is less valuable. We should at least be having this debate.”

Paul’s objection forces the Senate to go through more procedural steps and votes to pass the compensation bill, but it appears the measure will still ultimately pass. A statement from Paul’s staff said his plan is not ultimately to block the aid, but to make sure it’s offset by spending cuts elsewhere.

“Senator Paul is not blocking anything. He is simply seeking to pay for it. As with any bill, Senator Paul always believes it needs to be paid for. Senator Paul is simply offering an amendment, which other senators support, to pay for this legislation,” the statement read.

In 2017, Paul voted in favor of Trump’s tax bill, which disproportionately benefitted the wealthiest Americans and cut the corporate tax rate nearly in half, from 35% to 21%. The Congressional Budget Office projects that bill will add more than $1 trillion to the deficit over a decade.

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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Seabass » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 pm

The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. ―H.L. Mencken

Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad. —Thomas Frank

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. —Einstein
I’m a nationalist. —Trump

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. —Hermann Göring

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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Svartalf » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:30 am

L'Emmerdeur wrote:
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Rand Paul is truly a contemptible sleazeball, an exemplary US Republican. H
So, anything new?
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Seabass » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:16 pm

This is what four decades of Reaganomics has given us. It's obscene. And Bernie and AOC are called "radical" and "far-left" for wanting to bring back pre-Reagan tax rates. And as if all that wasn't enough, the boomers that voted for this add insult to injury when they tell millennials that they're broke because they're lazy.
The Fed developed a data set that throws wealth disparities into high relief.
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... sloganeers

America is for the rich: An issue for the challengers. Yes, America is wealthier than ever, especially if you are in the top 10% of households. The Fed found that the top 1% of American households held wealth of $32.5 trillion. That works out to be an average household asset value of about $25 million each. The rest of the top 10% (90th to 99th wealth percentiles) held total wealth of $42.8 trillion. Add the top 1% to this group and we get a total of $75.3 trillion, with an average household wealth of $5.8 million. To be sure, this is an average and is skewed by the enormous wealth of those at the very top; the median, or midpoint, would be lower.

The next 40% (50th to 90th percentiles) has total assets of $35.3 trillion. The 63.8 million households in the top half of America have average household total wealth of $1.72 million apiece. Note this does not include liabilities such as mortgages, student loans, consumer credit, which offsets some of this.

Where things get interesting is when we look at the bottom 50% of households in America by wealth. They own total assets of $6.86 trillion. That reflects wealth (before liabilities) of a mere $107,523 per household.

Let’s dig a bit deeper: The top decile of America holds almost about 70% of the national wealth -- 31% is held by the top 1%, while the rest of the top 10% holds about 39%.

And the bottom half’s share? About 1.3%.

Although the wealthy own most of the assets, the less well-off hold a disproportionate share of the liabilities. The top 10% have a relatively modest amount of debt ($633 billion for the top 1%, and the rest of the top 10% has $2.8 trillion). Meanwhile, the bottom 50% has $5.6 trillion in liabilities; the group between the top decile and the bottom half has more than $6 trillion in liabilities. In other words, the bottom 90% has total liabilities of almost $12 trillion.

The conclusion here is that the wealthy own most of the assets, while the less wealthy are stuck with most of the liabilities.
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. ―H.L. Mencken

Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad. —Thomas Frank

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. —Einstein
I’m a nationalist. —Trump

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. —Hermann Göring

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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Scot Dutchy » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:19 pm

It is called inequality. America is a third world country in those stats plus a few others.
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Sean Hayden » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:15 pm

Good luck moving the American people with it though. It's depressing. Yesterday I remarked to a cashier --yeah, I realize I'm constantly talking to cashiers-- that it was way too hot and that her little fan wasn't enough. "It's not too bad, besides I can't complain" Well, I'd definitely complain. "The last girl who used to be a complainer doesn't work here anymore." She said a few more things that made it clear how empowered she felt.

This is something I've been running into for years. I don't know how to crack it either.
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Sean Hayden » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:17 pm

That same store requires anti-union training btw before an "associate" can work. It's the same everywhere.
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Cunt » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:42 pm

Sean Hayden wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:15 pm
This is something I've been running into for years. I don't know how to crack it either.
It's really quite simple. Open a competing store, treat the staff better, and with your better staff, make a better living for everyone.
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Sean Hayden » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:58 pm

Really? I thought complaining about the fan might have been too much. :hehe:
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by JimC » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:26 am

Cunt wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Sean Hayden wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:15 pm
This is something I've been running into for years. I don't know how to crack it either.
It's really quite simple. Open a competing store, treat the staff better, and with your better staff, make a better living for everyone.
Thank you Dr Pangloss... :roll:
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Cunt » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:23 am

JimC wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:26 am
Cunt wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Sean Hayden wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:15 pm
This is something I've been running into for years. I don't know how to crack it either.
It's really quite simple. Open a competing store, treat the staff better, and with your better staff, make a better living for everyone.
Thank you Dr Pangloss... :roll:
I'm not a doctor, and don't know any 'Pangloss'...:roll:

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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Tero » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:43 am

Pangloss: see Wikipedia
http://karireport.blogspot.com/ (:_funny_:)
http://esapolitics.blogspot.com/
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Cunt » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:56 am

Tero wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:43 am
Pangloss: see Wikipedia
Why would I bother? The eyeroll communicates all I needed :roll:
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Re: Republicans: continued

Post by Tero » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:12 am

For your education:
Candide: Optimism. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism* by his mentor, Professor Pangloss.[7]

*The Theodicy[71] tries to justify the apparent imperfections of the world by claiming that it is optimal among all possible worlds. It must be the best possible and most balanced world, because it was created by an all powerful and all knowing God, who would not choose to create an imperfect world if a better world could be known to him or possible to exist
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