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  • Kepler
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    Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Repeal Obamacare. A wonderful idea that gets fubar'd up when the feds get involved. Let each state decide.
    Federal single payer which the states may opt into once or out of once, the end. Eliminate every other federal health care program. If the states opt out they have to solve their own problems with zero federal money. Let the slaves states rot and keep free state money home in the civilized world. Done.

    Fix the delivery of healthcare. It is criminal that there are areas of this country that are medically underserved.
    See above. Problem solved if the state electorate wants it. If not, elections have consequences. Done.

    Tax reform. The current code is now a Rube Goldberg contraption. Fix it. Simplify it.
    0% to 50k. 25% 50-$100k. 50% from 100k-1M. 75% 1-5M. 90% over $5M. No exemptions or deductions, everybody files singly. Capital gains and earned income exactly the same. Done.

    Semi isolationism. We should not be the world's nanny. When American interests are threatened, rattle the drums. If there is a temper tantrum in ROFLstan, who cares?
    So say we all. Done.

    If a "war" has gone on for more than 10 years without measurable success, end it or scale it back to a police action. If still no measurable success after another 5 years, end it in its entirety.
    Change those numbers to 5 and 2, respectively. Done.

    End the Department of Education. We were doing fine without it.
    Another way to repatriate free state money from the slave states. Done.

    End Department of Homeland Security. A cabinet department that was established out of fear needs to go.
    Done.

    Close the VA hospitals. Allow vets to receive care at any facility in the USA. The VA itself may need to go and its functions transferred to OPM.
    See Single Payer above. Done.

    Rename the Department of Defense the Department of War. That's what it does, isn't it?
    Also: merge all the branches -- no independent existence for an army, navy, marine corps, or air force. One unified agency with no domestic authority unless there is a physical incursion onto US soil. Done.

    Remove federal laws on the growth and sale of domestically grown weed (Keep the laws against the importation of foreign weed. We want to foster US industries). Establish a federal tax of $X per _____ on weed. Let the states decide on whether and how it should be sold and used.
    Done.

    Remove federal laws regarding the criminalization of prostitution. Install laws on the minimum safety levels for prostitutes and a federal licensing fee of $X to cover the cost of a federal criminal and background check. Let each state/locality decide on it's legality and licensing requirements.
    Done.
    Last edited by Kepler; 08-10-2017, 11:14 AM.

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  • BassAle
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    Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by joecct View Post

    Remove federal laws on the growth and sale of domestically grown weed (Keep the laws against the importation of foreign weed. We want to foster US industries). Establish a federal tax of $X per _____ on weed. Let the states decide on whether and how it should be sold and used.

    Remove federal laws regarding the criminalization of prostitution. Install laws on the minimum safety levels for prostitutes and a federal licensing fee of $X to cover the cost of a federal criminal and background check. Let each state/locality decide on it's legality and licensing requirements.

    Are there federal laws criminalizing prostitution? I didn't think so. I'm pretty sure that's a state issue (hence legal brothels in Nevada)


    by the way, repealing ObamaCare is only a good idea if you're replacing it with something BETTER like Medicare for all single payer. I think all Democrats would be okay with that.

    The free market solution (What the republicans want) is not going to fix the delivery of healthcare with respect to undeserved areas. They are undeserved because it's a money losing proposition to provide healthcare in those areas.


    For nearly all of your positions, the Democrats would be better.

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by BassAle View Post
    both options are terrible Joe. I'm not sure why you can't figure that out -- you _actually_ seem to _want_ the GOP to be able to advance their agenda. The GOP's stated agenda that they get elected on is a ****ing joke, so thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster they aren't having any luck getting that done... But what they ARE doing is funneling money into the hands a few wealthy people. And they are ****ing over our environment and the poor/middle class do do it.
    An agenda that will get you elected. Some you'll like and others you'll loathe. But a debate on the issues, as opposed to "Jane you ignorant slut" would be useful.

    Repeal Obamacare. A wonderful idea that gets fubar'd up when the feds get involved. Let each state decide.

    Fix the delivery of healthcare. It is criminal that there are areas of this country that are medically underserved.

    Tax reform. The current code is now a Rube Goldberg contraption. Fix it. Simplify it.

    Semi isolationism. We should not be the world's nanny. When American interests are threatened, rattle the drums. If there is a temper tantrum in ROFLstan, who cares?

    If a "war" has gone on for more than 10 years without measurable success, end it or scale it back to a police action. If still no measurable success after another 5 years, end it in its entirety.

    End the Department of Education. We were doing fine without it.

    End Department of Homeland Security. A cabinet department that was established out of fear needs to go.

    Close the VA hospitals. Allow vets to receive care at any facility in the USA. The VA itself may need to go and its functions transferred to OPM.

    Rename the Department of Defense the Department of War. That's what it does, isn't it?

    Now for the stuff that will throw me in jail.

    Remove federal laws on the growth and sale of domestically grown weed (Keep the laws against the importation of foreign weed. We want to foster US industries). Establish a federal tax of $X per _____ on weed. Let the states decide on whether and how it should be sold and used.

    Remove federal laws regarding the criminalization of prostitution. Install laws on the minimum safety levels for prostitutes and a federal licensing fee of $X to cover the cost of a federal criminal and background check. Let each state/locality decide on it's legality and licensing requirements.

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  • BassAle
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    Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    OTOH, he's smart, so he probably rejects the actual falsehoods they have pushed.
    wrong.

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  • Kepler
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    Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by unofan View Post
    Because abortion. Joe's a one trick pony, though at least he admits it when pressed. Everything else is just window dressing.
    I believe if we asked joe to leave abortion aside and evaluate the parties on everything else he would still be opposed to having the Dems in charge. He seems to have absorbed the amorphous thought-terminating cliches that the Echo Chamber has jammed into RW heads for the last 2 generations. OTOH, he's smart, so he probably rejects the actual falsehoods they have pushed. That leaves him with an "aftertaste" that the Dems are bad, not really tied to anything once you leave off abortion, but which nonetheless he will vote on.

    joe's never, ever, ever, ever, ever coming over to our side. Not even now that abortion isn't a litmus test for Democratic support anymore. His kids or grandkids may, but he won't. Men typically drift rightward as they drift into old age because they become more tired and worn out and so they see the world as more threatening, less under their control, and passing them by and thus they long for a return to the "Golden Age" of order and righteousness which, in reality, never was. As they age they mistake the dying of their own light as the dying of the world.
    Last edited by Kepler; 08-10-2017, 09:35 AM.

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  • unofan
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    None of that matters to joe as long as the Democrats don't get into power because... reasons.
    Because abortion. Joe's a one trick pony, though at least he admits it when pressed. Everything else is just window dressing.

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  • Kepler
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    Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by BassAle View Post
    both options are terrible Joe. I'm not sure why you can't figure that out -- you _actually_ seem to _want_ the GOP to be able to advance their agenda. The GOP's stated agenda that they get elected on is a ****ing joke, so thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster they aren't having any luck getting that done... But what they ARE doing is funneling money into the hands a few wealthy people. And they are ****ing over our environment and the poor/middle class do do it.
    None of that matters to joe as long as the Democrats don't get into power because... reasons.

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  • BassAle
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    Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    If you want to advance the agenda the GOP was elected to do, then most assuredly replace the leadership.

    If you want the status quo, keep them.
    both options are terrible Joe. I'm not sure why you can't figure that out -- you _actually_ seem to _want_ the GOP to be able to advance their agenda. The GOP's stated agenda that they get elected on is a ****ing joke, so thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster they aren't having any luck getting that done... But what they ARE doing is funneling money into the hands a few wealthy people. And they are ****ing over our environment and the poor/middle class do do it.

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  • Kepler
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    Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    If you want to advance the agenda the GOP was elected to do, then most assuredly replace the leadership.

    If you want the status quo, keep them.
    The status quo is making a few people a lot of money.

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    awwww... [female dog] McConnell can't handle the pace...

    Pick someone else to lead, then.
    If you want to advance the agenda the GOP was elected to do, then most assuredly replace the leadership.

    If you want the status quo, keep them.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    awwww... [female dog] McConnell can't handle the pace...

    Pick someone else to lead, then.

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  • ericredaxe
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    Seth Moulton has endorsed 3 more candidates: https://www.serveamericapac.com/2018/

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  • Kepler
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    Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Yep.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Hey, moron. He makes decisions for all of us if he wins.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Excellent! They deserve him.

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