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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.
    P.S. Here is what Larry Kudlow, Mr. Trump's new Chief Economic Adviser, said about Bill Clinton's tax INCREASE in 1993:

    What Kudlow said: “There is no question that President Clinton’s across-the-board tax increases…will throw a wet blanket over the recovery and depress the economy’s long-run potential to grow.”

    When he said it: 1993

    What happened next: The 1990s bull market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Bet you believe trickle down works too.
    Sanders would feel at home with Putins economic society. For everyone else. He would be the manager at the top dictating socialist policy to the peasants below. He's never gone out and had to work .
    His head was filled with academic bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Sanders would feel at home with Putins economic society. For everyone else. He would be the manager at the top dictating socialist policy to the peasants below. He's never gone out and had to work .
    His head was filled with academic bullshit.
    Just personally, I'd be fine with shipping Bernie Sanders off to Russia. Or to Cuba. Or to Venezuela.

    Now, North Korea.......That would be a little too harsh.
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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.
    The company I worked for came to my state with lots of tax incentives to get them here. Best investment the state ever made. The pay back is a zillion times more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    The company I worked for came to my state with lots of tax incentives to get them here. Best investment the state ever made. The pay back is a zillion times more.
    That's really a very different issue from trickle-down policies, you know. Here the question is the virtues vs the vices of corporate welfare. Worthy of a separate discussion. But not tonight. Bedtime calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    The Vermont senator is using his reach to try to shape a national progressive narrative.

    By Daniel Marans
    03/20/2018 01:28 am ET

    WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders’ televised town hall on economic inequality drew about 1.7 million live viewers during an online broadcast Monday night.

    The panel-discussion-style event, called “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class,” exceeded the viewership of Sanders’ first live town hall on single-payer health care in January.

    The broadcast provided the Vermont independent with an opportunity to expand his new alternative media revue beyond “Medicare for all” to the broader issue of economic inequality, which he maintains that commercial media outlets frequently ignore.

    “What I would say to our friends in the corporate media: Start paying attention to the reality of how many people in our country are struggling economically every single day ― and talk about it,” Sanders declared at one point during the discussion.

    Not content to wait for the cable television channels and newspapers to take him up on his advice, Sanders partnered with The Guardian, The Young Turks, NowThis and Act.tv to do just that for about an hour and a half on Monday night.

    Three co-hosts aided Sanders in his efforts: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), New School economist Darrick Hamilton and filmmaker Michael Moore.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0e862383ab6b4

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    "Inequality"...

    Sanders wants to raise taxes on the middle class and then give them shitty quality healthcare in return. Not to mention free college for all (let me know how that turns out),

    He's an ideological demagogue, and his ideology is not only flawed, but potentially dangerous.

    In the 1970's, Sanders said "nobody should earn more than $1 million."

    Do you think his views have changed that much? Yeah, I'm not so sure. He probably found out he couldn't go anywhere with his true views, and had to water them down.

    And Sanders has long been unabashed about his socialist beliefs. “Nobody should earn more than $1 million,” he told the Burlington Free Press in 1974.

    “I believe that, in the long run, major industries in this state and nation should be publicly owned and controlled by the workers themselves,” he wrote in 1976.

    While statements like these might be a skeleton in another candidate’s closet, Sanders has never renounced socialism, even if his brand of it has become more moderate. “Do they think I’m afraid of the word? I’m not afraid of the word,” Sanders said of the term “socialist” in an interview with The Nation on Monday.
    https://www.politico.com/story/2015/...t-surge-119785

    The guy is just plain dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    That's really a very different issue from trickle-down policies, you know. Here the question is the virtues vs the vices of corporate welfare. Worthy of a separate discussion. But not tonight. Bedtime calls.
    Give me one example of an economist who has used the term "trickle-down economics" to describe their views.

    It's a political buzzword, nothing more, nothing less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    "Inequality"...

    Sanders wants to raise taxes on the middle class and then give them shitty quality healthcare in return. Not to mention free college for all (let me know how that turns out),

    He's an ideological demagogue, and his ideology is not only flawed, but potentially dangerous.

    In the 1970's, Sanders said "nobody should earn more than $1 million."

    Do you think his views have changed that much? Yeah, I'm not so sure. He probably found out he couldn't go anywhere with his true views, and had to water them down.



    https://www.politico.com/story/2015/...t-surge-119785

    The guy is just plain dumb.
    Like I've said a few times in this thread, I am NOT a fan of Bernie Sanders. You know who I AM a fan of, though? Warren Buffett. I LIKE that guy. Listen to this:

    Warren Buffett: "Oh, there's class warfare, all right. But it's MY class, the rich, who are waging war. And we're winning."

    Note: Warren is currently the third richest man in the world. Smartest stock market investor in the world. A self-made man, born into a lower-middle-class background in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    Give me one example of an economist who has used the term "trickle-down economics" to describe their views.

    It's a political buzzword, nothing more, nothing less.
    Shrug. Proponents tend to call them 'supply-side policies'. It is the opponents who tend to call them 'trickle-down policies'. They may not be quite identical, but close enough. In either case, the basic idea is to give large tax cuts to the very wealthy, with the idea that they will invest those funds, maybe building new yacht factories and such, creating good low-paying jobs for the rest of us...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Like I've said a few times in this thread, I am NOT a fan of Bernie Sanders. You know who I AM a fan of, though? Warren Buffett. I LIKE that guy. Listen to this:

    Warren Buffett: "Oh, there's class warfare, all right. But it's MY class, the rich, who are waging war. And we're winning."

    Note: Warren is currently the third richest man in the world. Smartest stock market investor in the world. A self-made man, born into a lower-middle-class background in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
    Source? I'd like to see the full quote in context.

    Then I might put it in my pipe and smoke it.

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