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  1. Oh dear. Is that all you've got? I think I demonstrated you were just plain wrong about many of your assertions on the economy. You've not addressed a single point or supplied a single reference. But, you do seem to enjoy snide comments.
  2. I did say off the top of my head. So many points and a few insults - I'm not sure where to start. I am not an economist, but I will take a swipe. "Let's talk specifically about causes of job loss you're referring to in our country." - I didn't mention jobs. "labor deficits" refers to imbalances. "From 2000-2009, we lost 5 million manufacturing jobs. The crescendo of that loss was due to the world economic meltdown". The period from the dot.com bubble collapse in 1997 and ending in 2001 until the recent crash of 2007/2008 was a period of US GDP growth. http://blogs.ft.c
  3. Hi Paul, I would suggest agencies like the EPA are fronts for corporate interests. In addition to the items I mentioned (fracking/pipelines etc). They allow corps to outsource liability in exchange for a minimal capped fine, provide a focal point for public discourse and anger away from the corps, perform a non-existent oversight role, set lenient targets for polluters and most importantly - they don't protect the environment. I would consider Sanders and left-wing progressive and an outsider - he was actually my pick. "How does this square with your sentence?" - perha
  4. Globalization is a race to the bottom for most and a race to the top for a few. It can never work for all because it replies on trade/resource/capital and labor deficits for profit. It allows transnational corporations to avoid paying taxes, paying decent wages or complying with regulations and a whole host of other crappy things. Off the top of my head: Countries service their own domestic markets - where possible. Where not possible - $-for-$ trade/exchange between countries. No outsourcing where demand can be met internally. Pay taxes on profits in the
  5. Hi Kirk, I always frame the RNC/DNC argument like this. You accept the RNC is the party of the rich and powerful, but somehow think every 4/8 years they let the party of the people(PP) have a go. The PP raise just as much cash from all the same people, they often employ cabinet members and staff formerly employed by the RNC and enact identical policies (Obamacare should be named Romneycare - it was first proposed by him and was concocted by a right-wing think-tank) with the same outcomes. They do not improve the living standards of their core voters and they do not alter any of the core g
  6. Hi Joe, Agree with a lot of what you say, but the Democrats are also the corporate party. The anger, disillusionment and disenfranchisement is also very real. It also explains Brexit. Have a look at Professor Mark Blyth. Steve
  7. Don't mean to be disrespectful, but it's not real. Government is the art of looking busy whilst never changing the things that really matter. Have you ever heard a politician say "Well, we've been doing it this way for xx # of years and it's works just fine. We've looked at numerous other methods and this really is the best way" or do constantly change things for the sake of changing them? If you are old enough you can watch old, abandoned polices re-introduced as new ones - just to shake things up. There is no best practice in government policy. One radical way to save money would b
  8. Maybe, but did Reagan? Bush 43? Or even Obama? Anyway, I don't really do politics - not this stuff anyway. It's a con. Got any comments on Comey's connection to previous Clinton investigations? Which is where I started...
  9. Maybe, I would prefer to see an end to postal voting and voting machines. This is where most of the dodgy stuff is. I would also recommend voter ID - it would stop multiple casting, the dead voting and busing in from other districts. There's also voter purging which is an issue - don't have a solution to that - maybe no disqualifiers. Steve
  10. Agreed. Savvy and moderately intelligent in a specific way. I also agree he probably dreams of deals and share your opinion of business ethics, but he's not really done anything yet. I doubt he will use his position to line his pockets - that comes after holding office, but he's already rich. My concern is he lacks the knowledge to not be led all over the place.
  11. Hi Paul, Steve will do fine. I agree historically it's been the Republicans that have benefited most from dodgy dealing Bush 00', but this time Trump was universally despised within the party apparatus and I've not seen anyone claiming his vote was rigged. The white man party? Both parties are the "business party" with different colored ties. Both hold identical policies for the things that really matter(war, economics, globalization, immigration etc) whilst the republicans pretend to want to infringe on abortion rights whilst never really doing anything. I didn't mention the EP
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