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Violence and poverty are related.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Violence can appear anywhere. But it is guaranteed where there is poverty. Be it local or distant, national or international. Eliminating poverty would surly eliminate a proportional amount of violence. Why is poverty tolerated? Is the opposition to eliminating poverty rooted in the belief that poverty is self inflicted? Is the relationship between poverty and violence denied? The perfect cause to unite Democratics behind is eliminating poverty. It would call out and expose the right wing's position on poverty. Why isn't the war on poverty the meaning of the Democratic Party?
  • Center Left
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    I believe there's much violence where poverty exists as there's massive frustration and too commonly alcohol abuse. Don't think for one second that there's not also violence in homes with much money. Bad people are everywhere as are good people.

    No interest in addressing poverty is because many small minded persons have an agenda of letting the world know that they are superior.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "No interest in addressing poverty is because many small minded persons have an agenda of letting the world know that they are superior."

    That unfortunately says a lot

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    The correct way to address poverty is with good paying jobs. That in turn helps everybody including people doing good. Economy thrives, tax revenues increase and a thriving growing economy has more money to spend. Carlitos and others support that as how an economy works. Others want deficit spending I want spending in the market to shift back to jobs investing instead of futures spending. In any case the progressive case should be for more good paying jobs. Everybody does better. That will take the fight away from entitlements and safety net solutions to poverty. But there is still a broad consensus that denies poverty or that addressing poverty can help.
  • Center Left
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    Susplain..... do prices for goods and services go up ? There needs to be an answer to the question of who pays. For persons to make more, many would have to pay more. Explain how you figure this equates.
  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: The correct way to address poverty is with good paying jobs. That in turn helps everybody including people doing good. Economy thrives, tax revenues increase and a thriving growing economy has more money to spend. Carlitos and others support that as how an economy works. Others want deficit spending I want spending in the market to shift back to jobs investing instead of futures spending. In any case the progressive case should be for more good paying jobs. Everybody does better. That will take the fight away from entitlements and safety net solutions to poverty. But there is still a broad consensus that denies poverty or that addressing poverty can help.

    No, poverty is created by no-education; real education makes poor people think; if you want an decent job then you need education. Why are there less poor people in civil countries where education is mandatory and paid for by the government?

    Why is there an continuous hassle here about what should be part of/contents of the education? Only in this country they have no idea what the "basics" should be besides football and US history etc. No wonder Trump won. Analytic qualities in every area are missing; this is more or less an "dream" country: on how to get "rich" quickly without education, other then on how to learn to rip off people..

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    TJ Wrote: Susplain..... do prices for goods and services go up ? There needs to be an answer to the question of who pays. For persons to make more, many would have to pay more. Explain how you figure this equates.

    Multiple billions of dollars left the jobs producing economy after the CFMA became law. The Democratic Party has to unite behind two things. 1st: Repeal the Law that Created the CFMA. 2nd: Incentivize USA jobs producing investing while penlizing money The freed up and new money will be sold by wall street to businesses to build, hire and sell. That is the natural way "discretionary" money acts in entrepreneurial investing with tax legislation to improve the US economy. The National Interest becomes the priority. That is the way money is supposed to serve and it does unless it is diverted or stagnated through non productive investing.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: The correct way to address poverty is with good paying jobs. That in turn helps everybody including people doing good. Economy thrives, tax revenues increase and a thriving growing economy has more money to spend. Carlitos and others support that as how an economy works. Others want deficit spending I want spending in the market to shift back to jobs investing instead of futures spending. In any case the progressive case should be for more good paying jobs. Everybody does better. That will take the fight away from entitlements and safety net solutions to poverty. But there is still a broad consensus that denies poverty or that addressing poverty can help.

    No, poverty is created by no-education; real education makes poor people think; if you want an decent job then you need education. Why are there less poor people in civil countries where education is mandatory and paid for by the government?

    Why is there an continuous hassle here about what should be part of/contents of the education? Only in this country they have no idea what the "basics" should be besides football and US history etc. No wonder Trump won. Analytic qualities in every area are missing; this is more or less an "dream" country: on how to get "rich" quickly without education, other then on how to learn to rip off people..

    Dutch, You are talking about social and political education to counter the prevalent winner take all attitude. When Democratic Presidents offer up entitlements and SS, equity is a long way off. I remember when college graduate working at minimum wage was a choice. Now a majority of them are forced to work out of their degree fields. Money itself can be made to work by eliminating non productive investing. Remove gambling from investing. Don't accept the argument that risk is gambling. They are two totall different actions. Gambling is when the object is not affected by Money invested. Risk is when the object is affected by money invested. Gambling has just as much money wanting a positive outcome as wanting a negative out come. Risk is money invested wanting a positive outcome. How sense does it make to have money wanting failure?
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Derivative investing has just as much money wanting negative oucomes as it does positive outcomes.
  • Independent
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    Chet, I'm not talking about "money" I'm talking about "brains" It has to do with using your "brain" to get further in life than an trailer and a bottle of beer, as well electing an President. To elect someone who will work for you; you need some "brains" to analyse facts of life and your position in it. Thus "brain development" is essential to cope with all the facts of life; not just running around like an dumb bunch of sheep and without thinking accept all the B.S. of the churches and politicians as well the Army lies about having an fantastic future as cannon fodder. Thinking people always get further in life than just "followers"
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Thinking is not a destination on the USA map. Think about how the right and the right radicalized believe that regulations are the enemy of the economy. Then look at the most favorite and highly successful darlings of attraction and support. NF, MLB, NBA and NHL. Those are some of the most regulated, regimented and watched businesses in the world that can only exist by ultimately defined strict regulations of fair play. Every successful business is highly regulated from within yet for everybody else the right says "No regulations".
  • Center Left
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    Years ago I worked a second job from midnight until 3 am sorting small packages for a courier company. Many co-workers were unemployed college graduates. Education isn't always all that it was promised to be when entering college. A new interest in vocational training might be smart as well. Auto repair, heating and/or cooling your home, plumbing and electrical work are things that 3rd world countries won't steal away. A good honest living as well.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    TJ Wrote: Years ago I worked a second job from midnight until 3 am sorting small packages for a courier company. Many co-workers were unemployed college graduates. Education isn't always all that it was promised to be when entering college. A new interest in vocational training might be smart as well. Auto repair, heating and/or cooling your home, plumbing and electrical work are things that 3rd world countries won't steal away. A good honest living as well.
    TJ, That is why I am always attacking the CFMA. All the money tied up in that kind of investing is dead money. It has zero velocity sitting stagnant as security for derivatives and futures contracts. If all that money was released through a rewarding mechanism requiring it to stay in the country in jobs producing investments the US would once again have a true economy and jobs and prosperity would be the norm. There is no possible justification for the CFMA. It in fact can be directly related to the 2008 catastrophe as a prime cause. The only reason it exists is to provide a streamlined method for accelerated profit taking. The financial world will always find ways to invest money and people will never walk away from investing money as long as there is a way to make a profit from using money. The CFMA has no national benefit. There is a lot of conversation about 2008 but there is absolutely no shed of evidence justifying the existance of the CFMA. Schmidt has made negativr comments about my CFMA criticism but he has not given any justification for the existence of the CFMA. There is none.
  • Center Left
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    Is it a pet peeve of yours ? I wonder why more aren't echoing the same concerns.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    BTW, you mentioned import resistant occupations and businesses. Here is a tip. Paint and body shops are poised for a mountainous investment position. They are totally insulated from foreign competition and are probably the main reason for the abscense of mandated collision avoidance software in automibiles.