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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    What do college kids see in him. Are they being influenced by their left leaning college professors? Income inequality sounds like a an issue a Marxist would try to sell. There are lots of inequalities in life.
    Performers rise to the upper levels, low performers fall below.
    Im sure putin would agree with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    Send 'em to Venezuela for a one year crash course in Bernienomics. They'll be cryin' for mama soon enough.
    Obviously you dont know what youre talking about.

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    Bernie Sanders is beloved by a lot of people who live in their parents’ basement and work part time to pay the bare minimum on the student loans they collected in pursuit of their Gender Studies degrees. Ostensibly, this is because your typical Millennial ne’er do well is fascinated by the idea of receiving things for free from the government in return for maintaining their citizenship, or because they heard about Bernie Sanders in their subversive knitting group or picked up a campaign flier at Urban Outfitters.

    But if it turns out that the “takers” of the world are seeing their own reflection in Bernie’s LensCrafters clearance section specs, it’s because, it turns out, Bernie Sanders is, indeed, one of their own: a man who failed to earn a decent paycheck for actual work until almost his 40th birthday.

    Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.

    “I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington.

    Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”

    One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there. https://spectator.org/65498_bernie-s...-he-turned-40/

    One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.
    Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”
    Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.
    The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off.


    Find a new hero.
    Bet you believe trickle down works too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Obviously you dont know what youre talking about.
    He clearly does as Venezuela is precisely where sanders foolish policies would lead us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Bet you believe trickle down works too.
    Worked for Clinton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soupnazi View Post
    Worked for Clinton.
    In 1993, Clinton RAISED taxes on the rich. The OPPOSITE of trickle-down policies.

    Trickle-down policies are like feeding the birds by giving more oats to the horses.

    Not very appetizing, if you stop and think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Im sure putin would agree with you.
    THe Putin fixation is telling. Gets thrown out there for almost anything now days. You folks are hypnotized with Putin boogeymen. Not even remotely relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    In 1993, Clinton RAISED taxes on the rich. The OPPOSITE of trickle-down policies.

    Trickle-down policies are like feeding the birds by giving more oats to the horses.

    Not very appetizing, if you stop and think about it.
    Quite wrong.

    the cornerstone of supply side economics ( the more accurate term for trickle down ) was cutting capital gains tax and clinton continued with that policy because it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soupnazi View Post
    He clearly does as Venezuela is precisely where sanders foolish policies would lead us.
    Venezuela is, indeed, a horribly mismanaged economy, and it indeed shows the colossal failures that can take place in a centrally-planned economy. So yes, there are some commonalities with the kinds of policies that a Bernie Sanders might introduce. Still, this is a bit of rhetorical exaggeration to say to that Bernie-esque policies would lead IMMEDIATELY to a Venezuela-style economic collapse. Note: I am NOT a fan of Bernie Sanders. He is NOT a Democrat, and should stay OUT of the Democratic Party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soupnazi View Post
    Quite wrong.

    the cornerstone of supply side economics ( the more accurate term for trickle down ) was cutting capital gains tax and clinton continued with that policy because it worked.
    That was not until 1998. What did he do in 1993? You know, the year when he FIRST took office? Answer: He RAISED taxes on the rich. I was there. I remember Republicans darkly warning that his tax hikes would trigger the Second Great Depression. Instead, it helped to unleash an almost decade-long economic boom.

    Oh, by the way: One of those Republican 'economists' who were predicting that Clinton's tax increase would cause the economy to go into a deep funk? That would have been Lawrence (Larry) Kudlow, who is slated to become Donald Trump's new Chief Economic Adviser. The man is, simply and purely, a TERRIBLE economic forecaster.
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