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  • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    BUT THE GOP IS THE MORE EFFECTIVE TOOL OF THE OLIGARCHS!!!!!!
    why can't you see this?!
    But here's the thing, you do understand the inequality problem. Your statement proves you know the villain of the piece here. You get it.... almost.
    [...etc.....]
    Hmm...by missing the author's point, you do a great job of proving it for him at the same time.

    The author's point, it seemed to me, is that members of the 20% themselves bear primary responsibility for preserving their own status at the expense of everyone else, and the mechanism that allows them to do so with impunity is their facility in finding other people to blame for the problem. You want other people to pay for low-income housing, as long as that low-income housing is not sited in your own neighborhood, for example; you want other people to pay for food assistance for the poor, as long as you yourself never have to meet any of the people actually receiving assistance face-to-face.

    You even come close to that by noting that both parties perpetuate those policies (e.g., mortgage interest deduction for homeowners; charitable deductions for gifts to college endowment funds). Yet somehow you yourself maintain your illusion of moral purity by blaming all of the problem entirely on others.

    That's exactly what the author of the article was describing.
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    • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

      Originally posted by joecct View Post
      Abortion is an important issue to me, just as something else is to you.

      I would have voted for a pro choice catholic Joe Biden.
      I wish you would respond to my post, though. Since you'd have voted for Handsome Joe, the social issues aren't an auto veto for you. I am deeply perplexed why, realizing the game, you still back the playa.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        I wish you would respond to my post, though. Since you'd have voted for Handsome Joe, the social issues aren't an auto veto for you. I am deeply perplexed why, realizing the game, you still back the playa.
        Because in a one v one I vet person A v Person B. I'm not looking at the party per SE, though I will favor the GOP if close.

        Globally both parties suck. The leadership is a joke, they both are pawns of the oligarchs, and all they want is lifetime employment, free air travel and a nice consultant job when they are no longer in Congress. For all this, all they have to do is do what they're told.

        In the recent election you had the Komodo dragon vs. the Burmese python. You were getting a reptile no matter who you chose.
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        • Originally posted by joecct View Post
          Because in a one v one I vet person A v Person B. I'm not looking at the party per SE, though I will favor the GOP if close.

          Globally both parties suck. The leadership is a joke, they both are pawns of the oligarchs, and all they want is lifetime employment, free air travel and a nice consultant job when they are no longer in Congress. For all this, all they have to do is do what they're told.

          In the recent election you had the Komodo dragon vs. the Burmese python. You were getting a reptile no matter who you chose.
          Well, that is perhaps the most self-aware BSABSVR justification I've ever read. So kudos to you for that.

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          • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

            Originally posted by joecct View Post
            Because in a one v one I vet person A v Person B. I'm not looking at the party per SE, though I will favor the GOP if close.

            Globally both parties suck. The leadership is a joke, they both are pawns of the oligarchs, and all they want is lifetime employment, free air travel and a nice consultant job when they are no longer in Congress. For all this, all they have to do is do what they're told.

            In the recent election you had the Komodo dragon vs. the Burmese python. You were getting a reptile no matter who you chose.
            Flawed logic. There was a huge difference the two.
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            • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

              While the country is distracted with a shooter... https://www.infowars.com/fed-hikes-i...ing-inflation/

              We know what happens after FFR rises... give you a hint: it didn't change during the Obama terms...

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              • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

                Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
                While the country is distracted with a shooter... https://www.infowars.com/fed-hikes-i...ing-inflation/

                We know what happens after FFR rises... give you a hint: it didn't change during the Obama terms...
                Lizard people?

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                • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

                  Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                  Lizard people?
                  Sandy Hook was a hoax.
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                  • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

                    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
                    While the country is distracted with a shooter... https://www.infowars.com/fed-hikes-i...ing-inflation/

                    We know what happens after FFR rises... give you a hint: it didn't change during the Obama terms...
                    Yeah, the FRB is saying that the economy is now healthy enough to handle higher interest rates, something it did not do while Pres. Obama was in office.

                    Oh the horror!

                    On the down side, my house just dropped a marginal percent of its former base price.
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                    • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

                      Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                      Yeah, the FRB is saying that the economy is now healthy enough to handle higher interest rates, something it did not do while Pres. Obama was in office.

                      Oh the horror!

                      On the down side, my house just dropped a marginal percent of its former base price.
                      The Fed messes with interest rates whenever they want a bubble and crash. It has nothing to do with the health of the economy. If they wanted to create a healthy economy, they'd leave well enough alone.

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                      • Re: Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

                        Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                        Yeah, the FRB is saying that the economy is now healthy enough to handle higher interest rates, something it did not do while Pres. Obama was in office.
                        Umm:

                        http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/16/news...ike/index.html

                        http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/14/news...ber/index.html

                        And of course the third one, that took place a whopping 50 days into the current administration, had nothing to do with the previous 8 years.
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                        Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
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                        Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                        Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                        TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                        DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

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