Republican resentment

Discussion in 'Politics' started by billvon, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Benson Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    186
    I asked a question, I expect an answer before I answer your question. I don't expect a question as an answer. See how it works.
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. Benson Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    186
    Americans are both intrigued by the UK's healthcare system, but also lacking in knowledge in what it's all about.

    I will start a thread explaining all later today.
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,493
    Benson, I answered your questions but you seem to have ignored them.

    Healthcare should ultimately pay for itself as the system we currently have is more expensive than any other healthcare system that I know of. Reducing the size of the military would also free up a lot of money.

    You don't seem to actually be all that interested in discussing policies it seems.
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    10,061
    You, more precise your country, has not a health care system

    You have a INSURANCE scam system

    Give us (Insurance scam operators) money, which will use, along with other people's money, to improve you back to health should you become unwell

    EXCEPT if your unwellness is listed in this comprehensive 25 million conditions which are excluded from coverage

    Also excluded are conditions which are covered BUT you did not come to suffer those conditions in the right way

    Further blah blah blah... ad infinitum

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,493
    And does this rant have anything to do with what I posted?

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    10,061
    You posted you had a health care system

    I pointed out your mistake

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  10. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,827
    Please do.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  11. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    20,834
    It's a typical Conservative political tactic in the US as knowledge and debate are not something they tend to know how to do, let alone honor.

    That's pretty much what we hear from Conservative propaganda machines, so you must be getting all your information from Fox News. To say normal, intelligent people are communists in nature is as ridiculous as it is false. Obviously, you're not observing, you're being brain washed.

    The only money Obama made off the government is his salary, everything else was from lucrative means, and much of it was made before he became president. Have you any idea how much money Trump and his goons have made these past four years. As an example, 2019 and 2020 were record years for bank profits, a result of Trumps tax cuts to the wealthy.

    Well, thanks for your rather useless, albeit well known conservative propaganda, void of factual information and insight.

    Agreed, the conservatives are insane, their only policy is to troll the left, other than that, they are a government without a platform, hence a government without policies. Obviously, most of the work that needs to be done by the next government is damage control of what Trump has destroyed so far.
     
  12. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    20,834
    You see Benson, Trump doesn't need a platform, he doesn't need policies or laws, he will be a dictator and he will do whatever he wants at the expense of the American people, because he only cares about himself. This has been made evidence to the fact he's currently holding super spreader rallies in which the vast majority of his supporters are going to get sick and wind up in the hospital, if they make it that far. Trump only wants their votes and obviously, could care less if they live or die afterwards.
     
  13. billvon Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    19,068
    Here are a few:

    The most important one is COVID-19 mitigation. This will involve universal masking, 100% testing, contact tracing and distancing. It will cost tens of billions. However, since it will allow the economy to remain open, it will save the hundreds of billions that a complete shutdown costs.
    Raising minimum wage. This will tend to increase tax revenues (more people making more money) and decrease company profits (companies have to pay more to workers.) So that should be a wash.
    Buying American. Democrats want to dedicate $400 billion to switch to buying Americans instead of Chinese goods; this will raise tax revenues from US companies who now have a larger market. Should also be a wash.
    Green technology. $1.7 trillion in money to research green technology - energy storage, efficient solar, grid modernization. Paid for by ending the tax cuts for the rich that Trump imposed.
     
  14. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    30,827
    That is not true of Obama.

    Obama took a pay cut to be President - and his wife took an even bigger one. You can verify that by examining his tax returns, which are not hidden as Trump's are. You can see for yourself that his Presidency was not corrupted by financial conflicts of interest.

    So in that case it did matter who won - and that is not the only one: many decent and honorable public officials have been elected in the US and not devoted their time in office to "lining their own pockets". Years ago, before the fascist takeover of the Republican Party, there were even some Republican electees who served honestly and without corruption.

    Meanwhile, Trump has been operating for more than three years in open violation of the Emoluments Clause for personal profit. He has also been colluding with foreign oligarchs and other sources of money-laundering opportunities (his primary source of income) and apparently changing US foreign policy (including betraying wartime allies) according to his personal financial interests. His promise to publish his tax returns, a normal action of those elected to positions of public trust, he broke years ago - there are few explanations for that which are not felony crimes.
    No, you don't.
    Bizarre fantasies based in near-total ignorance and a hypnotized enthrallment to crude political propaganda cannot be "observed".


    The health care policies of the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party - the Centrists (as assessed by comparison with the majority or central opinions of the American public) - would save so much money the rest of the Party platform would be paid for without serious imposition.
     

Share This Page