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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Shutting down the banking system.

    Opposing all new construction of pipelines.

    Mandating that all citizens be allowed to attend college at no cost, regardless of either their academic capabilities or their family's personal wealth.

    Proposing that government should take ownership of all means of production.

    Those are a few that come to mind off the top of my head.
    Now we are talking about the sorts of things that extreme lefties might be in favor of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    It's difficult to identify specific policies that are considered extreme left wing, because the extreme left wing does not usually promote and advance actual specific policies. They more typically have general principles that influence their rhetoric. Same is true for the extreme right wing.
    just look at bernie, I would consider him extreme left with most of his.

    I think the general principles involve a desire to eradicate the concept of private property, the blanket characterization of all private sector enterprises as inherently corrupt, greedy and evil, the notion that private sector enterprises have social responsibilities to be empathic and communistic, the notion that a fluid "social contract" should supersede actual binding contracts when convenient for the state to declare so, and the vague policy stance that we should pass some sort of law that simply causes the rich to be less rich and then directly distributes that money to those who are poor.
    the extreme left is not for socialism nor communism. Even Bernie who is extreme is not for those. raising taxes on the rich is not extreme nor is it left, how about just going back to what the tax rates were under ANY of the republican presidents prior to Reagan, they weren't extreme left by any stretch. and noone is proposing we take from the rich and give to the poor, they are proposing we tax the rich at a higher rate and pay our fucking bills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by publius3 View Post
    Total taxation exceeding 50% of income.
    Reagan lowered the tax rates for the rich from 70 to 50% and you think it's the EXTREME left to tax at 50%? was Reagan a member of the EXTREME left. your comment is fucking stupid.

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    It is that line between far left and far right where they merge. When they get into the cloud area of government tantrum and want money spent only the way they want it spent, and want government programs only where they want government programs, and finally when they hate government but use it. It is that line where both extreme sides seem to think the same. They are in fact intrusive and selfish more often than not. Not all but those who match the description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Shutting down the banking system.

    Opposing all new construction of pipelines.

    Mandating that all citizens be allowed to attend college at no cost, regardless of either their academic capabilities or their family's personal wealth.

    Proposing that government should take ownership of all means of production.

    Those are a few that come to mind off the top of my head.
    Agree and that matches my description of the umbrella they exist under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Babba,

    California is perfect example. Recently, breaking into a car was decriminalized, and as such, car break ins have gone though the roof. Another law, discussed here, decriminalized knowingly giving someone AIDS. California also allows unrestricted illegal immigration, and prohibits employers and local officials from complying with federal immigration hiring laws.

    I could go on and on, but those are just a few.
    unrestricted illegal immigration? you are simply full of shit. Why would many of them cross deserts risking their lives if all they have to do is walk across the border in Tijuana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Typically hardcore women's rights is associated with your more extreme left wing groups. Communism is left wing. Everybody is equal, everybody shares in the costs and the prosperity. Enforced equality is often associated with that, for a negative. Not leaving people out in the cold to starve or be oppressed is the positive goal, of course.

    Some issues are not related to a "wing" but are handed out as if they are because they serve to divide and inflame people, so we can't function properly as an electorate in our own defense. Take immigration. You can be fairly right-wing conservative, but just happen to think that illegal immigration isn't a huge problem at this time. You might look at the numbers and say, "Meh....I've got other things more pressing to worry about."

    Does that make you a left winger? No, it's got nothing to do with your political views overall. It's entirely a partisan issue, as defined by the political parties.
    Those against equality are the one's dividing the country not those fighting for equality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    Reagan lowered the tax rates for the rich from 70 to 50% and you think it's the EXTREME left to tax at 50%? was Reagan a member of the EXTREME left. your comment is fucking stupid.
    Your counter comment is what is stupid given the subsequent cut well below 50%. Reagan did not support taxation above 50%. Ever.

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    Interesting how the left is portrayed here. It is straight out of a Mark Levin or Savage Nation radio program. I am a leftie. I have no idea why someone passed a law making it harder to break into a car if an animal is trapped inside of it. I am sure if you dig into it, you will find some idiotic event that triggered this law. I certainly don't walk around thinking laws like this are good or bad, they are just laws someone passed that may or may not make sense. The other complaints have to do with subsidizing down and out people. Apparently, the very people who benefit the most from these policies, poor rural white people, are also the ones who oppose them so stridently because they are the voters that put in right wingers. I wonder if they think they deserve the dough but someone else does not. I wonder if that someone else has a face in their minds. I wonder if that face is black. Nah, I don't have to wonder, I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    unrestricted illegal immigration? you are simply full of shit. Why would many of them cross deserts risking their lives if all they have to do is walk across the border in Tijuana?
    Mr. Pragmatist,

    As usual, you do not know what you are talking about. California has instituted laws making it illegal for employers to use Everify except in a limited amount of cases, and the whole state is a sanctuary state, making it a crime to cooperate with Federal immigration law.

    Seriously, you should do your homework before spouting off.

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