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Re: Government Shutdown
« Reply #150 on: February 09, 2018, 02:10:21 PM »

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Shutdown averted in return for trillion dollar annual deficits. Massive tax cuts and massive spending hikes. What could go wrong?
You forgot to add "with Republicans in control of the Presidency and Congress."

Yeah. The only thing separating the GOP from Democrats is a paler, wealthier voting base. No principles.


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Re: Government Shutdown
« Reply #151 on: February 09, 2018, 02:15:20 PM »

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Shutdown averted in return for trillion dollar annual deficits. Massive tax cuts and massive spending hikes. What could go wrong?
You forgot to add "with Republicans in control of the Presidency and Congress."

Yeah. The only thing separating the GOP from Democrats is a paler, wealthier voting base. No principles.

And who gets the money ( 1% or 99%)

Re: Government Shutdown
« Reply #152 on: February 09, 2018, 02:17:15 PM »

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Shutdown averted in return for trillion dollar annual deficits. Massive tax cuts and massive spending hikes. What could go wrong?
You forgot to add "with Republicans in control of the Presidency and Congress."

Yeah. The only thing separating the GOP from Democrats is a paler, wealthier voting base. No principles.

And who gets the money ( 1% or 99%)

I respectfully disagree. Both parties seem happy with the money where it is. The donor lists are the clearest proof of this.


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Re: Government Shutdown
« Reply #153 on: February 09, 2018, 04:29:06 PM »

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Shutdown averted in return for trillion dollar annual deficits. Massive tax cuts and massive spending hikes. What could go wrong?
You forgot to add "with Republicans in control of the Presidency and Congress."

Yeah. The only thing separating the GOP from Democrats is a paler, wealthier voting base. No principles.

And who gets the money ( 1% or 99%)

I respectfully disagree. Both parties seem happy with the money where it is. The donor lists are the clearest proof of this.
Completely agree. Both parties do what the people getting them elected with campaign financing want. Both are beholden to major money grabbers.

Both parties have shown they are incapable of creating a balanced budget. About the only things I see as differences are their stances on social issues and economics.

The GOP clearly believe in trickle down economics which has stagnated wages for the lower class and spread the difference in the wealth distribution. History has shown that when the wealth distribution becomes to large that governments fall. Its something to think about.

Re: Government Shutdown
« Reply #154 on: February 09, 2018, 04:44:10 PM »

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Shutdown averted in return for trillion dollar annual deficits. Massive tax cuts and massive spending hikes. What could go wrong?
You forgot to add "with Republicans in control of the Presidency and Congress."

Yeah. The only thing separating the GOP from Democrats is a paler, wealthier voting base. No principles.

And who gets the money ( 1% or 99%)

I respectfully disagree. Both parties seem happy with the money where it is. The donor lists are the clearest proof of this.
Completely agree. Both parties do what the people getting them elected with campaign financing want. Both are beholden to major money grabbers.

Both parties have shown they are incapable of creating a balanced budget. About the only things I see as differences are their stances on social issues and economics.

The GOP clearly believe in trickle down economics which has stagnated wages for the lower class and spread the difference in the wealth distribution. History has shown that when the wealth distribution becomes to large that governments fall. Its something to think about.
Clinton with a Republican Congress did produce a balanced budget.  Of course when George W took over that got busted quickly. 

Re: Government Shutdown
« Reply #155 on: February 09, 2018, 04:57:26 PM »

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The federal budget isn't like your household budget. It doesn't have to be balanced.

Re: Government Shutdown
« Reply #156 on: February 09, 2018, 05:53:39 PM »

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Shutdown averted in return for trillion dollar annual deficits. Massive tax cuts and massive spending hikes. What could go wrong?
You forgot to add "with Republicans in control of the Presidency and Congress."

Yeah. The only thing separating the GOP from Democrats is a paler, wealthier voting base. No principles.

And who gets the money ( 1% or 99%)

I respectfully disagree. Both parties seem happy with the money where it is. The donor lists are the clearest proof of this.
Completely agree. Both parties do what the people getting them elected with campaign financing want. Both are beholden to major money grabbers.

Both parties have shown they are incapable of creating a balanced budget. About the only things I see as differences are their stances on social issues and economics.

The GOP clearly believe in trickle down economics which has stagnated wages for the lower class and spread the difference in the wealth distribution. History has shown that when the wealth distribution becomes to large that governments fall. Its something to think about.

There's the game you wish you could play and the game you have to play. Which party consistently stands in the way of campaign finance reform? If repubs cared about that at all, it would be fixed tomorrow; by far dems are ready for it.