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Respectful Politics Thread (Let's Just See)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jvcarroll, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

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    On a serious note, it's official, Bernie is running again for 2020. :smirk:
     
  3. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

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  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That's sorta the response I expected.
     
  5. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    What were your thoughts on it?
     
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It appears the shutdown is finally coming to an end, and true to fashion, the GOP is showering Trump with all the credit for it, and blaming Democrats for the shutdown. :rolleyes:
     
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I rewatched the message before saying anything, and my short answer would be I agree with him. Honestly I dont understand what your having issues with. With the exceptions of the name calling of liberals and speaking aginst trans gender he is really just talking about the direction the country is in. So yea I agree with the message.
     
  8. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I think it is coming to a temporary end for 3 weeks and we will be right back where we are in mid feb. Trump is doing this so that when the shutdown happens again he can put the blame solely on the dems and claim he tried.
     
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    See, Democrats were pushing for a permanent end to the shutdown.
     
  10. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    ,,,,,,,,,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  11. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Right. Trump wants that too, but only if he gets funding for his wall. Frankly, its less than 1% of the budget. They shoukd just do it. The only reason they wont is because they dont want to give him the victory for 2020. They say walls dont work, fine. Let him fail and it only cost 1% of one years budget
     
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Something else I've been saying all this time:

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    Yes. Yes, we are. Because this has become so much a part of everyday life in America, like breathing, walking, eating, sleeping, we are this used to it, we are this desensitized to it, we are this numb to it all.
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Wait. . . .

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    So . . . Trump really doesn't know how umbrellas work?
     
  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member



    On another note, surprised you share that drawing considering you seem to be very pro-life (not that I’m saying that in a bad way, mind you).
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I was mostly sharing it as an example of the GOP wanting everybody to pretty much fend for themselves - especially when they're unable to.
     
  16. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Thinking people should fend for themselves and thinking the government shouldnt fend for people are two different things.

    I think private charities are fantastic and they do great work. They also have much less in the way of admin expenses than government programs, meaning people get more of the money that is given to help them. It use to be that people would donate part of their pay check to charities. Now, with taxes being so high for the lower and middle class, people dont have the money to do that anymore.

    I have a friend who is going through rough times. She works part time and takes care of her elderly grandmother and father who refused to get a job most of his life. One week she picked up a lot of other peoples shifts. She worked doubles, took a 3 hour bus ride home, got an hour of sleep, and went right back to work another double. She was expecting a decent check, except she got pushed into a higher tax percentage that week because of the hours. She barely made more money working all those hours. When she complained about it on facebook, her "friends" told her that the government needed that money to give to programs for those that were in need. Meanwhile, she cant afford food.

    So yes, I have a problem with how social programs are run in this country. Working more hours is discouraged. When I was a manager I had people ask to work.less hours so they could get their benefits instead of earning more. Thta is proof of a meases up system. As for my friend, all her "liberal" friends just told her to suck it up because other people needed her tax money. I was the only one who loaned her money for groceries and invited her over for dinner.
     
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  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    "Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks in the United States!" ~ Rudy Giuliani in 2016
    Despite the fact he was the Mayor of New York City during 9-11 and the Bush Administration
     
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  18. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Giuliani is a crazy person. We already know this. He was crazy when he was mayor here in NYC too. I guess we aren't going to address the other issue brought about about fending for yourself vs. the government fencing for you.
     
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    There are serval people who need assistance with food living, and healthcare. Then there are those that abuse that help, and there is where the problem lie.
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I have to say, we're really starting to feel the pain from Trump's economy: paychecks are getting smaller and harder to get, and prices for things like groceries are rising. Twice in the past month, there wasn't enough money in the bank to get groceries.
     


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