Truth or Consequences, NM
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Chet Ruminski Wrote:
Jaredsxtn and Dockadams, Jared said:
"You genuinely don't seem to understand our Constitution. Article I grants vast powers to the Congress, specifically concerning monetary policy. The President is only granted the power to sign or veto whatever monetary policy both houses of Congress pass."
jaredsxtn, First of all you need to stop telling people what they don't know and what they need to learn. Are you totally ignorant of all the legislation passed to bend monetary policy toward the benefit of Wall Street and the detriment of the poor people. FDR influenced legislation in the other direction and the country benefited. You keep saying how limited a president is limited yet right in front of you Trump is destroying our economy while benefiting Wall Street. To the both of you legislation that supports jobs will produce prosperity and income surge in tax revenues. That will be extra money That will pay for social programs. jaredsxtn you are an obstructionist for any increase in social programs presenting your myopic obstructionist view that it can't be paid for because you deny the possibility of prosperity through regulation. Faster, cheaper and easier is not progress. Progress should benefit people and not numbers. jaredsxtn you present only right wing objections to expanding social policy. The country and citizens are the most important concern of a government . Austerity protecting the fortunes of wall street is a blight upon black, poor people of any color and the future of the country. Do not even try to conflate FDR with the racist discriminatory policy of legislation favoring Wall Street with your attack of FDR against black people. Stop saying Bernie was lying simply because you don't understand money. Creating high paying jobs should be the function of government not creating dynasties for the few. Putting the welfare of people first through jobs policies will solve problems . Think help instead of hinder. Think mass of people instead of exclusive. Think prosperity through spending instead if austerity for dynasty protection. When Wall Street invests in things like Greece they should assume the risk of possible benefit instead of bringing countries and people to their knees. Can't afford to lose it then don't risk it. Not make people suffer for the sake of greed. Now tell me one more time how Trump the executive branch is getting away with executing so many actions without benefit of Congress. Better yet explain to him how he is violating your civics understanding by instituting (legislative) laws then executing (executive) them. The president has virtually unlimited powers in one way or another. Starting with violating intent of existing laws like ""Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917" . How does Trump get to run free under the same conditions you said would hamstring Bernie.
Don't forget now, republicans hold the majority in congress, and we have a republican president. Democrats and independents who caucus with them are the minority right now, and for the future. We also have in place a right wing SCOTUS. We're stuck between a rock and a hard place. You know, this is the second occasion when republicans cut taxes in recent years, Bush 43 cut taxes, and Trump cut taxes, and both called it job creation. Among Wall Street and it's investors, they love it, does a tax cut mean those investors will create jobs? Maybe a few. Most wealthy will horde those dollars they get in tax cuts. American voters love tax cuts too, but if you're poor people like me and my wife, who take in less than $30,000 a year, we don't pay any taxes except for Obamacare, and my wife's Obamacare is like having a $5.00 coupon for a $3000.00 item, it sucks because she and I still cannot afford good quality medical care for her. Since we don't pay taxes, and are not living the life of Reilly, we get by, and we're not eating steaks and lobster, do not own a new car, and are living a frugal lifestyle. Oh, there's jobs out here in my state, but almost all pay under $10.00 an hour. Not much for working your ass off. Not enough to buy a home or a new car either.
So, for democrats to run on a platform per se of jobs, jobs, jobs and to say they're going to enforce or create regulations to thwart Trumpism is a farce. Socialists like Sanders don't stand a chance in getting elected, even if they did, passage of bills to make the poor acquire better paying jobs, single payer HC, and other free social programs won't happen, and you know it as much as Jared and I do. You're talking trickle up economics where taxes will pay for everything that's free. That might work if the tables weren't slanted toward the very wealthy and elites. We have what's called wealth inequality in the USA. Don't expect the wealthy to sit still for that. They'll fight programs like that tooth and nail, and to their last dollar.
"The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country’s wealth than at any time in the past 50 years"