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I call it "Tooth-Fairy Economics". "Easter-Bunny Economics" works as well. People who insist on believing in the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny don't welcome reality.brainfix wrote: Oh BI, don't expect any T-rumpers to see the light any time soon. It's like when you buy a car that turns out to be a lemon - you don't say a thing about it to preserve some sense of personal dignity when you could have been proactive and gotten what you paid for. So admitting to themselves that Trump is unfit to serve as POTUS in many ways, doesn't mean they will suddenly jump ship and demand his ouster. This country's deep political divisions and perpetual difficulty with issues like guns, race, gender, equal pay for equal work, defense spending, education, corporate accountability and far more means assholes like Trump and his ilk will continue to hoodwink voters and run amok.
This latest tax plan resurrects all kinds of discredited theories about how to stimulate an economy, but Republicans love to beat dead horses expecting some sort of miraculous transformation. Republican Gov. Brownback brought Kansas back into a deep deficit with his "brilliant" tax plan, but still insists he was on the right track. Voters who endorse such fools should be ashamed of themselves, but they'll never admit they made a huge mistake voting for the schmuck...
I just received this email from Tulsi Gabbard regarding the rigged 2016 primary.Karly wrote: I have some respect for the people who voted for Trump and have said that it was a horrible mistake. I have at least as much respect for the (not enough) establishment Democrats who have said they understand now that Bernie was the candidate who would have been President and they made a miscalculation. I am worried for the future but happy to be moving to a state where at least the Democrats are progressive.
Too bad the Clintons threw Bernie under the bus and now we have a potential mad man at the helm. This is the fault of the DNC. Even Clinton's buddy the fake Indian finally admitted yesterday that the Clintons rigged the election. The left is just as corrupt as the right and the entire system needs a good flush.battlingignorance wrote: So - get this....With their new bill that would slash taxes on the wealthy and blow up the federal budget deficit, House Republicans and President Trump are making it absolutely clear whom they are working for - (the top 1%), and whom they consider dispensable (pretty much everybody else).
The bill, unveiled on Thursday after weeks of back-room negotiations that only Republicans were privy to, contained multi-billion dollar gifts for corporations, Wall Street titans, and rich families. While there are a few peanuts thrown at lower-income and middle-class families, many people of modest means who take advantage of deductions and credits for things like housing, state and local taxes, medical expenses and education costs could most likely end up paying more in taxes.
At the same time, the bill would add $1.51 trillion to the federal debt over the next decade. In coming years, Republicans will surely point to that inflated debt to argue that it is imperative that Congress slash spending on infrastructure, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
How about all that winning? Turds. Utter hypocrisy....it is ALWAYS Republicans who increase the federal debt, and take shit away from working people.
The New Yorker in/depth article didn't go into her spirituality in her teen years but she was far less distant than in past to allow the article's author to discuss the guru/mentor Chris Butler and his influence past and present. Krishna (not the classic airport type) vs. Hinduism.Karly wrote: Leland, there is an interesting article in the New Yorker on Tulsi just now. She has had an interesting evolution in her views over time...some of it was pretty surprising...she held some very conservative views about social issues in her pre-war days.
In fairness, we have two great Senators here in Mass. Our Congressman is very good on some issues but I'd like to see him support single payer health.