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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Oh, don't be such a cry-baby.


    cycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    cycle?
    No, I drive a Sonata, not a cycle.
    ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    No, I drive a Sonata, not a cycle.
    ???


    I was speaking in monthly terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    I did not, and would not vote for trump, .....
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Why?


    Among other reasons:

    1. Reinstated Clintons 1033 program giving police tanks.
    2. Sessions recent anouncement on enforcing federal marijuana rules.
    3. his support for single payer (yes thats actually what he supports)
    4. failure to pull us out of foreign conflicts.
    5. failure to truly overhaul the tax system
    6. failure to repeal and replace obamacare
    7. hes far too statist/populist
    8. his tweets are usually dumb. Some are very entertaining but usually they are cringe worthy
    9. I am against the wall, instead dry up benefits upon illegal entry
    10. against his infrastructure plan
    11. I am against his pro-affirmative action stance
    12. I am against stop and frisk, he is for it.
    13. I am against his pro-prison stance
    14. I am against his strong pro eminent domain views.
    15. I am against paid family leave
    16. against his view on cuba
    17. I am against much of his import tax views
    18. I am against the f-35 jet program
    19. His travel ban forgets saudi arabia and other countries that should be on it.
    20. he's for the patriot act, I am not.
    21. hes for a higher minimum wage, I am for what the market bears,
    Thanks from Devil505

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    I was speaking in monthly terms.
    No, I own the Sonata so I can pretty much drive it any day, or every day, of the month I choose.
    Maybe if you spoke clearly, expressed yourself as an adult would and not like a snotty 13 year old boy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    No, I own the Sonata so I can pretty much drive it any day, or every day, of the month I choose.
    Maybe if you spoke clearly, expressed yourself as an adult would and not like a snotty 13 year old boy?


    Maybe if we were in person, you would be far more civil and cordial, I just don't see your anger and mouthy game when you have to look into someones eyes when speaking, much easier to be snotty to people on the internet (then claim others are being "snotty") .


    anyways....



    sorry, you have reached your quota of vitriolic nonsense, You can try posting to me tomorrow, I may or may not respond. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    This opinion piece is spot on. We have forgotten the lessons of the early 20th century and the people have been convinced by the elite that those lessons don't apply today. But they're constant truths that apply at all times.





    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/o...ilded-age.html

    How can anyone doubt that it goes a long way toward explaining why worker's wages have stagnated and corporate profits have skyrocketed. Teddy Roosevelt was right.
    With trade agreements and free movement of labor across borders , what do you expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    There is no twisting of this left wing talking point. They constantly point to the tippy top tax rates of the 1950s as an example supporting their desire to raise taxes on the rich as a way of reducing income or wealth inequality. There is no way to straw man that argument.

    But what this argument will always fail to acknowledge (even intentionally, to try to preserve the talking point) is the way the global economy is different now than it was back then, and the way federal taxation differs in concept and purpose under fiat currency relative to commodity-backed currency.
    In 1960 the U.S. population was about 180 million, Industry was less efficient (automation) We produced much of of our own consumption. Less competition from around the world. We exported
    we were not under trade deficits. Our population now is much higher, we import low skilled workers in mass, skilled workers to compete against our own. Trade policy that is questionable. Foreign competition that is doing us in. NO surprise we have poor, low wage suffering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    In 1960 the U.S. population was about 180 million, Industry was less efficient (automation) We produced much of of our own consumption. Less competition from around the world. We exported
    we were not under trade deficits. Our population now is much higher, we import low skilled workers in mass, skilled workers to compete against our own. Trade policy that is questionable. Foreign competition that is doing us in. NO surprise we have poor, low wage suffering.
    In 1960 the United States had just undergone the Sputnik Shock (1957). Although we truly were the scientific and technological leader of the world, we had some doubt about that, so had just set out on a project to improve math and science education in our schools. We could very much benefit from a similar shock today, but it would probably have to be a VERY high-voltage shock to penetrate the somnolent minds of Americans today.

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