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Chet Ruminski Wrote: Why is there a floundering around what a Democrat should be. This sight should be loaded with ideas and opinions on how to make life better for the working class which is what the Democratic Party should be.
The problem as I see it is that you only seem to be laser like focused on a certain type of working class.
Not just that, but I can't stand the term in the first place because what exactly is the "working class" anyway? The official definition of working class is so vague that it basically encompasses anyone who works.
Some people choose to work part time; others are retired; and some, gulp, inherited money and may not need to work to pay the bills. Why does it matter? I'm not a jealous person and don't look at someone flying in a private jet and get angry. I have opinions about what I think their tax rate should be compared to the single mom who works at Applebee's, but I'm not jealous that they are rich.
Chet Ruminski Wrote: I criticize the stock market for being unfair and get called a communist. What is going on? Making life better for the working class would make life better for everybody.
No one called you a communist. An issue I've noticed with you is that you tend to cling on to fragments of certain sentences in a paragraphs long reply and use those fragments to feign outrage at what someone said.
Here is Schmidt's quote that brought you to claim he called you a communist:
"Your quest to help the poor centers around an idealistic notion of equality that everyone should share equally in wealth. A janitor should make the same salary as a teacher. Carrying those notions to the extreme you end up with communism. Much of what you drive at has the underpinnings of a Marxist ideology...power to the worker. You abhor what capitalism has done in creating classes, rich and poor."
I'll never speak for Schmidt, but I have to agree with his assessment after reading through your hundreds and hundreds of postings.
Chet Ruminski Wrote: The most radical ideas I have proposed are to reward jobs producing investments, penalize investments that are purely gambling, doing away with the CFMA and making the stock market fair. Why shouldn't that be the purpose of the Democratic Party. My most vocal opposition offers nothing. Now I even see some respect and admiration for Trump. Saying that he had a well thought out plan to win the presidency. What is going on?
The stock market never has been and never will be fair. That's the entire point of it! There are winners and there are losers.
There is zero chance that you will ever see any individual or company penalized for "gambling" in the stock market. People gamble on investments all the time. That's how companies rise and fall.
A wealthy individual might "gamble" on an entrepreneurs idea and give them $10 million to get their company started. If that company takes off then the investor will reap the rewards along with the entrepreneur. If it doesn't take off then the investor is out $10 million.
And Democrats have "rewarded jobs producing investments."
One (of many) examples of this is the renewable energy industry. President Obama and Democrats in Congress directed billions upon billions of dollars into the industry. Do you think the renewable energy companies who were beneficiaries of government aide during the Obama Administration have the same opinions as you about jobs producing investments? Unlike coal and oil, renewable energy will never be depleted.