Chet Ruminski Wrote:
Chet - Am I the only one who finds it rather ironic how you chide me for criticizing you for appearing to believe that a President can waive a magic wand and get everything they want and then immediately go into criticizing me for having opinions I have never once advocated?
Please point me to one thread in the nearly six years I've been on this website where I have said that social welfare programs need to be 100% (or ANY percent) paid for. I'm happy to teach you how to post a link to any thread you find that shows me saying anything remotely close to what you accused me of. I wish you the best of luck in your search...
You seem to have completely forgotten that I'm a damn social worker, Chet. I actually walk the walk when it comes to helping people. However, it's quite frustrating when people like yourself have become convinced that it's simple to fix all of our stubbornly complex problems in our society and that if we only had Bernie Sanders as our dear leader then all of our problems will magically drift away.
I don't have a myopic, dystopian view of the world; my views are based off a solid understanding of how our government functions based off the Constitution we have and not the government or Constitution we wished we had.
I know it's impossible for you to believe this, but I actually agree with a majority of things Bernie stands for. Where he loses me is his demagoguery promising his gullible supporters that all of his promises will be paid for by simply taxing millionaires and billionaires.
Jared, All you do is exaggerate and use innuendo to defend your status quo incrementalism ideology. For example here is a total lie you made up: "all of his promises will be paid for by simply taxing millionaires and billionaires". Total lie.
Dockadams, You present the perfect support for social change with your reality of. $5 coupon for a $3000 item then you follow up with total support that gave you the worthless coupon. Then of course jaredsxtn would put you in the win column because you have now have a worthless coupon that you didn't have before. So you guys support a status quo that lets people suffer and die and attack the first person in almost 80 years that wants to make a change that would benefit both of you and 300,000,000 million other people. What's your point ???
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.
Reread my post above, if I attacked someone of 80 years, point it out. Reread my post above, point out where I support the status quo. Next time I respond to your post, I'll make sure it's only 2 or 3 lines so you'll be able to comprehend my meaning or message more concisely, and it will have a point instead of a drivel. Have a nice day.