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    Besides me who cares that the lower worked class being cheated out of a safe happy healthy life.

    Nobody. The lowering working classes don't cars because they are too busy struggling to survive and nobody has tried to help them in over 40 years. The middle and upper classes don't care because they are sailing along smoothly .

    The reasons I care is because prosperity is simply a shift in investing money and prosperity would make it better for everybody. It is just not right to make millions suffer on purpose .

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    What in the world do you mean, Chet?

    Like, I am thinking that all the time. It's akin to unraveling the mind of DT. :)

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Nobody. The lowering working classes don't cars because they are too busy struggling to survive and nobody has tried to help them in over 40 years. The middle and upper classes don't care because they are sailing along smoothly .

    I think people do care, they just disagree on how the solve the problems that you are concerned about. I also think most people don't understand the problem well enough to know how to solve it, and those who do don't have the political power.

    As an example, I think it wrong to say "Republicans" don't care simply because they are "Republicans" and just as bad to assume somehow that Democrats have a lock on solving everything.

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    "Republicans" don't care simply because they are "Republicans"

    They are focused on self interest power and money. What else can you say by a united opposition to provide health care to the poor.

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    wwjd Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    What in the world do you mean, Chet?

    Like, I am thinking that all the time. It's akin to unraveling the mind of DT. :)

    wwjd , Are you totally oblivious to the expanding suffering and poverty of the lower classes?
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    Can you understand that a scholarship is subsidizing the smartest by the not as smart. Is that fair that the not as smart that will have to work harder and borrow a fortune to earn less money to help pay for the gifted.
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    There is one glaring fault with this country and it is the neglected lower class. The lower class and all associated problems would disappear with good paying jobs, Trump's lying slogan . So the anthitesis of the poor gets elected with a lying promise to the poor. What is heard from the supposedly working people's party. Silence.
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    As people become more affluent they become more conservative. They don't want to stir anything up or take a chance on losing anything they have. It is a fact that the income gap has widened and the top wealthy own half of the country. The poor get poorer and that means dying earlier and more suffering. Prosperity for all is a simple move to regulate money into jobs producing investments and to change the tax code to influence more spending. The people have to be reeducated into spending is good and cutting spending is bad. An economy can't exist without spending. The party of FDR needs to come alive and support progressive agendas. Further more the Democratic party is losing numbers of whites:

    "Whites have fled the Democratic Party. Here’s how the nation got there."

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Besides me who cares that the lower worked class being cheated out of a safe happy healthy life.


    Nobody. The lowering working classes don't cars because they are too busy struggling to survive and nobody has tried to help them in over 40 years. The middle and upper classes don't care because they are sailing along smoothly .

    That's one hell of an offensive accusation.

    Nobody besides you cares about the struggles of those living in the lower and middle classes?

    Just because people may not agree with your solutions to poverty doesn't mean that "nobody" cares about poverty.

    Chet Ruminski Wrote: The reasons I care is because prosperity is simply a shift in investing money and prosperity would make it better for everybody. It is just not right to make millions suffer on purpose .

    That's not a reason for caring; that's a proposed solution.

    The reason I care about the plight of the poor is because I don't think that anyone who lives in the richest country in the world should be sleeping outside in the cold at night, be struggling to feed themselves or their families, or be unable to obtain quality healthcare.

    How I've in my own personal way tried to help alleviate the plight of the poor and working classes is by volunteering for numerous homelessness agencies in Portland, Chicago, and Peoria, IL this past decade or more. I've also been a big brother and volunteer for an organization that helps teach poor (often minority) children to learn how to read at or above their grade level because I firmly believe education is the single most important thing that will help lift people out of poverty.

    I also research the candidates I vote for in local, state, and Federal elections and always vote for a candidate (in the primary) I think will stand up and fight for my deeply held values. If my preferred candidate doesn't win a primary, I vote for the candidate that agrees with me 95% of the time over the candidate who agrees with me 0% of the time.

    Up until we change our Constitution and enact a Parliamentary system, voting for a third candidate is the same as casting a vote for the other party.


    It will come as no shock to you that I strongly disagree with your solution to poverty. The law of unintended consequences from your idea to criminalize the Stock Market, or as you say "gambling," will rear its ugly head stronger than anything we've ever seen before.

    What happens when "gambling" is outlawed and tens of millions of Americans retirement savings become insolvent overnight because the stock market crashed? Or when an entrepreneur with a lot of capital decides not to invest in a small business she thinks has a lot of potential because she got spooked by the criminalization of "gambling" and decided to park her money elsewhere?

    I can go on and on, Chet. Your solution would almost certainty make things a million times worse.


    I look forward to your thoughtful response to my entire post.

    Ha! Who am I kiddin? I look forward to you highlighting one sentence fragment and attacking it while ignoring 99% of everything I said.

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    "Republicans" don't care simply because they are "Republicans"

    They are focused on self interest power and money. What else can you say by a united opposition to provide health care to the poor.

    Saying all Republicans feel and believe the same, they all self-interested uncaring, is like saying every German born is a Nazi or wants to become become one.

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    This is where you end up with no discretionary spending money and become homeless. My wife and I lived on National Forest and BLM lands for about 1 1/2 years, it was tough, but we got through it.

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