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    the "good" prag pragmatic's Avatar
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    Thread has turned into quite the Food Fight.

    The recent surge in Depression has little or nothing to do with "Democrats or the GOP".


    (Has anyone mentioned cellphones....?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    You trivialize this stuff. In the Great Recession, millions of Americans were losing their jobs and losing their HOMES. Marriages were breaking up. Spouse abuse and child abuse goes up in a severe economic downturn like that. So does alcoholism. So does substance abuse of many kinds. Including, especially, opioids in this last huge downturn.

    And you don't think huge numbers of people were becoming clinically depressed? You think they were just crying boohoo?

    What the fuck is wrong with you? Where is your human compassion? Your EMPATHY?
    Guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Thread has turned into quite the Food Fight.

    The recent surge in Depression has little or nothing to do with "Democrats or the GOP".


    (Has anyone mentioned cellphones....?)

    lol...ive been saying that all along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangecat View Post
    I see things as they are. Democrats believe many people need the help of government programs. Sadly, republicans feel the same way, just to a lesser degree.
    Bullshit. Democrats want help programs in place IN CASE someone needs them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweettee View Post
    Bullshit. Democrats want help programs in place IN CASE someone needs them.
    If you build it, they will come. Don't feed the pigeons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangecat View Post
    Tax breaks aren't welfare.
    Ah. Except when those tax breaks are for the POOR. Then, suddenly, they ARE welfare, right?

    You're so intellectually inconsistent you don't even realize it.

    Tax breaks given to corporations, if they are specific to that corporation, are indirect subsidies, so they most certainly ARE corporate welfare, by any sensible economic definition. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangecat View Post
    From my perspective, it's better than the democrat ideology. The tax cuts and repeal of the individual mandate are my proof.
    The repeal of the individual mandate will cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance. That's what you're CELEBRATING.

    Do you consider yourself a sadist?

    You probably should, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangecat View Post
    I see things as they are. Democrats believe many people need the help of government programs. Sadly, republicans feel the same way, just to a lesser degree.
    You want a society with no social safety net whatsoever?

    Take a gander at the Dark Ages. That's what that would look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Ah. Except when those tax breaks are for the POOR. Then, suddenly, they ARE welfare, right?
    No. Tax breaks are not welfare regardless of who gets them.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    You're so intellectually inconsistent you don't even realize it.
    I'm very consistent. You keep looking the fool trying this silly "gotcha" stuff.
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    Tax breaks given to corporations, if they are specific to that corporation, are indirect subsidies,
    Incorrect.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    so they most certainly ARE corporate welfare, by any sensible economic definition. Sorry.
    The only thing sorry here is your grasp of the English language. Tax breaks are not welfare, no matter how much you wish they were synonymous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    The repeal of the individual mandate will cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance. That's what you're CELEBRATING.

    Do you consider yourself a sadist?

    You probably should, you know.
    More silly hyperbole by you. I celebrate freedom of choice. You obviously prefer government coercion over individual choice.

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