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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Which is precisely why Warren would be a disaster. Sanders is more liked than she is.
    And just why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I want to see that just to watch heads asplode when he and whoever is POTUS propose going back to making the top bracket 70% on everything over $650,200 (based on inflation since 1980).
    May I just say I would be fine with that?
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    Re: POTUS 45:46: New Year, Same 'Ol Crap.

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Which is precisely why Warren would be a disaster. Sanders is more liked than she is.
    Warren's better than Bernie. She's smarter. She understands policy better. She understands money better. All this **** needs to get paid for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Warren's better than Bernie. She's smarter. She understands policy better. She understands money better. All this **** needs to get paid for.
    Itís hard for me to imagine the Dems doing better than Beto and Warren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    Itís hard for me to imagine the Dems doing better than Beto and Warren.
    There are plenty of candidates that work. Beto is the Charisma magnet. Not sure why but he's got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Warren's better than Bernie. She's smarter. She understands policy better. She understands money better. All this **** needs to get paid for.
    Bernie's economic adviser is Stephanie Kelton who is extremely intelligent on these matters and understands modern monetary theory and our economy extremely well. The notion that he doesn't have plans to pay for things is economically illiterate nonsense that flies in the face of reality. Nobody ever asks the GOP how they plan to pay for their tax cuts or the military or any of the debt they've racked up for the past 40 years but suddenly it becomes an issue when someone truly progressive wants to roll out ambitious plans. Hmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    It’s hard for me to imagine the Dems doing better than Beto and Warren.
    We'll see how it plays out. I can see Beto, Harris, Warren, Klobuchar, and Sherrod Brown all being very appealing, and I'm sure many others (Booker, Biden, Gillibrand) can take a good run at it too.

    It's very early days and a lot will depend on how the next two years go politically and economically. If the bottom falls out of the economy we democratic socialists are going to look great. If the US is on the brink of war with China (or Russia) then other factors will dominate. 20 more months of Ever More Apocalyptic Weather will make the environment a leading issue. Mueller's report may be so devastating that even the GOP Senate gets the memo. It's a dynamic system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    Bernie's economic adviser is Stephanie Kelton who is extremely intelligent on these matters and understands modern monetary theory and our economy extremely well. The notion that he doesn't have plans to pay for things is economically illiterate nonsense that flies in the face of reality. Nobody ever asks the GOP how they plan to pay for their tax cuts or the military or any of the debt they've racked up for the past 40 years but suddenly it becomes an issue when someone truly progressive wants to roll out ambitious plans. Hmm...
    Good. Glad to hear he has a good economic advisor.

    You have to stop comparing to the Money Laundering Treasonous Cult. They lie, cheat, and steal on purpose and none of their methods will work with the Democratic Party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Good. Glad to hear he has a good economic advisor.

    You have to stop comparing to the Money Laundering Treasonous Cult. They lie, cheat, and steal on purpose and none of their methods will work with the Democratic Party.
    And you need to stop pretending that we need to worry about deficits, it only becomes an issue when the treasonous cult wants to block progressive policies or gain more power and prove the idea that "government doesn't work!". There's a reason why Paul Ryan went from deficit hawk to suddenly no longer caring about it at all.

    And the difference is they actually deliver to their base of racist xenophobes rather than campaigning to them but abandoning them the second they get power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    And you need to stop pretending that we need to worry about deficits, it only becomes an issue when the treasonous cult wants to block progressive policies or gain more power and prove the idea that "government doesn't work!". There's a reason why Paul Ryan went from deficit hawk to suddenly no longer caring about it at all.

    And the difference is they actually deliver to their base of racist xenophobes rather than campaigning to them but abandoning them the second they get power.
    No. I worry about the debt and deficits. Everyone should. I know why they stopped caring about it. And if we stop caring about it we won't have a country left. They don't need to care about the country, they have the money to move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    No. I worry about the debt and deficits. Everyone should. I know why they stopped caring about it. And if we stop caring about it we won't have a country left. They don't need to care about the country, they have the money to move.
    Deficits aren't a problem at the federal level, we literally can print our own currency and have the most powerful currency in the world. Her piece on this explains it well: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/o...uts-trump.html

    The same is largely true for the national debt:
    https://www.barrons.com/articles/ste...cit-1536853788
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    OK, what if I gave you a different wand, and I told you, you can wave the magic wand, and you can eradicate the world of U.S. Treasuries. There won’t be Treasury notes anymore. They’ll just all be gone. How many members of Congress, would do that?

    Zero.

    They looked at me with a total blank stare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    Deficits aren't a problem at the federal level, we literally can print our own currency and have the most powerful currency in the world. Her piece on this explains it well: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/o...uts-trump.html

    The same is largely true for the national debt:
    https://www.barrons.com/articles/ste...cit-1536853788
    I never said I want to eliminate the debt or eliminate the deficits. I said we need to worry about it. We need to worry that people actually think the 1.5 trillion they just stole is going to be paid for by economic expansion (which is what the majority of Americans believe). If we started believing that paying off everyone's student debt and giving them free college or tech school for two years would pay for itself I would be 100% onboard. And that's how you pay as you go. You pay as you go BY knowing that supply side is a crock of **** and actually investing in the American People pays dividends.
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    Interesting breakdown on which states have seen the greatest impact from the Federal government shutdown.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gover...124420047.html
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    Interesting breakdown on which states have seen the greatest impact from the Federal government shutdown.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gover...124420047.html
    I see West Virginia, Alabama, and Mississippi are high on the list.

    I hope they collapse before it's over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    I never said I want to eliminate the debt or eliminate the deficits. I said we need to worry about it. We need to worry that people actually think the 1.5 trillion they just stole is going to be paid for by economic expansion (which is what the majority of Americans believe). If we started believing that paying off everyone's student debt and giving them free college or tech school for two years would pay for itself I would be 100% onboard. And that's how you pay as you go. You pay as you go BY knowing that supply side is a crock of **** and actually investing in the American People pays dividends.
    Well I sorta agree but I just think that framing it as "we need to worry about the debt" is counter productive and generally leads to austerity or half measure solutions that somehow only favor the 1% and large corporations like how the bailout was handled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    Well I sorta agree but I just think that framing it as "we need to worry about the debt" is counter productive and generally leads to austerity or half measure solutions that somehow only favor the 1% and large corporations like how the bailout was handled.
    No. We need to flip how people think. The GOP always pays for things too. They always say, the tax cut pays for itself. Always.
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    Debt will only resolve itself by default one day down the road....

    Can't cut spending.
    And any new revenue will be spent.

    Easy peasy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Debt will only resolve itself by default one day down the road....

    Can't cut spending.
    And any new revenue will be spent.

    Easy peasy
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    No. We need to flip how people think. The GOP always pays for things too. They always say, the tax cut pays for itself. Always.

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