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Everything posted by peter45

  1. The average American doesn't understand the economy, and much too impatient to attempt to remember the Bush disaster. An economy running on massive government borrowing and government spending will crash, this time, worse than the Bush disaster. Bush attempted to push the crash that he saw coming until after the election. He failed. The only question is, will Trump be able to hold off the crash long enough? But, if he does, the usual scenario is to dump the mess on a Democrat. But, if Trump gets elected, who will the "conservatives" have to blame?
  2. Not trying to get into a political discussion about health insurance, but I honestly believe that good health insurance JUST MIGHT lead to too much medical care. I have mixed feelings about the health care of my friends and relatives who have passed on. Of four that had heart issues, one had very good preventative care, and died of a sudden attack two died as a result of preventive surgery one survived the surgery, but died a couple years later from the cancer that he had for six years before the surgery had he been given the choice, I believe he would have preferred a sudden heart attack to the prolonged cancer ordeal another who had cancer was sent home with less than three months to live, so there was no chemo given a year later, she actually did die another with cancer had an experimental procedure done she was declared to have had a "miraculous" cure she was gone in three months I think that most doctors think they are doing their best. And that they order all the tests and procedures that they think are necessary, and that the insurance will pay for. But I just don't feel an overwhelming urge to go to the doctor.
  3. The bad news coming out of the shale oil fields of America could all be put down to slumping oil prices. https://www.resilience.org/stories/2019-01-27/has-u-s-shale-oil-entered-a-death-spiral/
  4. Of course, the rest of them go to grandma's, because she is a better cook.
  5. "conservatives" don't let the grandmas and the grandpas, the kids, the adopted kids, or anybody who isn't HUSBAND (the male) and WIFE (the female), sit at the big table on Thanksgiving.
  6. But why is it labeled as incompetence? The Republicans planned it that way.
  7. Or maybe like a comedy show, to be shown to the rest of the world.
  8. Since government has become a "reality show", you would think that some politician, who wanted to do the best for America, would figure out how to sell the media rights, to help balance the budget.
  9. Some servicemen were calling in to a talk show about this subject. Yes, Trump presumes TOO much.
  10. The national political parties are non-profit corporations, exempt from taxes under the IRS code as 527 organizations. 527s can also be independent political action committees, but the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee have been sheltered under those rules for a long time. https://www.quora.com/What-form-of-business-organization-do-the-Republican-and-Democratic-national-parties-take-LLC-Corporation
  11. If it looks like a duck ………...
  12. Primary elections are private elections for corporate purposes. The RNC is a corporation. The Constitution does not govern private corporation rules for election of officers.
  13. https://splinternews.com/just-the-president-threatening-to-unleash-waves-of-viol-1833303497 It says a lot about the state of the country when the President of the United States can make a laudatory, if oblique, reference to having fascist goon squads commit violence on his behalf, and it’s not the biggest headline of the day. Nevertheless, that’s evidently where we are after Donald Trump’s latest, sincerely horrifying, interview with Breitbart News.
  14. Trump claimed that the biker gangs were going to defend him.
  15. I have some relatives in Australia, who are actually in law enforcement. When they come to Chicago, need to warn them that crime here, is a whole lot different than the crime that they are used to at home.
  16. No, we want to FREE THOSE PEOPLE, FROM THEIR OIL! It's for their own good, ya know.
  17. https://nypost.com/2015/01/04/how-sharpton-gets-paid-to-not-cry-racism-at-corporations/ Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? Then you need to pay Al Sharpton. For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence
  18. So, Elton will not concede that his hero is about as good as a cardboard cut out, and my wife wants me to do something else, so goodbye.
  19. Where are they getting the money that they are spending? From the Federal money tree?
  20. So, are you conceding that the economy will fall flat on its face, unless borrowing and spending continue?
  21. Cheering at the ball game, does not affect the outcome. Spending and borrowing are phony stimulus.
  22. You still haven't explained why the Trump economy cannot cut spending and borrowing.
  23. Austerity cost Jimmy Carter the presidency. So, should the government artificially stimulate the economy with borrowed dollars? Or, should the politicians take the chance of being unpopular, because the economy isn't going great guns?
  24. My ex-wife loved spending on the credit cards. For her, that was the definition of "what worked".
  25. Trump's economy is completely phony, because it STILL NEEDS excessive government borrowing and spending.