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LamarkNewAge
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Message 139 of 473 (888020)
08-29-2021 11:10 PM


The tax issue helped Trump BIG TIME with poor people.
Anybody (who owned no house, had no kids, no spouse) making under $600 a week was very easily able to see the much lower federal income tax rates.
Many poor white & minority voters were inclined to thank Trump at the ballot box due to the unmistakably lower taxes.
That said, the payroll and sales taxes will put the poor in a very similar tax situation with the higher income earners. But the poor probably are enjoying the lowest taxes ever paid. In the respective lifetimes. Anyway.
(Dont forget that stock profits get a top federal rate under 25%, so that might be a hint as to the real EFFECTIVE max tax rate anybody upper income pays)

  
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Message 140 of 473 (888021)
08-29-2021 11:30 PM


The American military policy was not to support the Afghan people.
One of the things that somebody learns, when they live among refugees, is how many of them want to join the American miitary when they turn 18. I lost count of how many teenage ethnic Iraqi refugees I know, overheard, or heard of that wanted to serve in the American military so they could make their former homelands peaceful.
Throw in alot of Syrians too.
We could very easily create multiple divisions of American citizens, of Afghan ancestry, to serve in Afghanistan, EXCEPT for the fact that the interests of the people do not match the interests of the politicians and the military brass.
A peace force, of willing troops, just is not on the agenda.
So a complete pullout is, by far, the best choice.
We imposed our corrupt "interests" on the Afghan people, thus the Afghani support for our 20 year mission is so pathetic that the speed-of-light description does not due justice when one comments on the velocity of the organic fall our puppet's land control map is experiencing.
Just like South Vietnam, our effective control on Afghanistan was totally opposed by the people. The current map, as opposed to the 20 year invasion map (technically held by the puppet government), shows it.
The Afghani people have voted.
Look at the map.
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LamarkNewAge
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Message 143 of 473 (888028)
08-30-2021 9:49 AM
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08-30-2021 8:46 AM


Re: The American military policy was not to support the Afghan people.
There are non-American citizens who have joined our military. They are under orders to go where their unit goes. They cant disobey orders. I know of no order that tells them they have to leave the military and "go home". I assume your question has to do with the anti-immigration stuff in this country.
I wonder if you are actually asking about the (now defeated) Afghanistan army, that we helped train, whose fighting men were under the puppet government.
We only allow a severely limited number of refugees into this country per year. It was 75,000, before the Trump administration, and he lowered it to around 50,000, I think. The American people hate refugee programs, because cities designated "refugee friendly" (or something along those lines, per the State Department) will pay for 3 to 6 month's rent for the refugees. Jealous American citizens will moan and groan (just listen to some old, white homeless person bitch about how " immigrants get treated better than us deserving citizens), and not only in refugee friendly cities like Lincoln.
The American people have bought the greed inspired lie that ALL 1 million per year immigrants get "free stuff" when it is actually only around 5% of immigrants - refugees.
Bad immigration policy created this bottleneck.
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Message 229 of 473 (888995)
10-28-2021 7:35 PM


Only 31% of pregnant U.S. women have been vaccinated.
Good job, Biden!
You and your party have just done a smashing job, with your great credibility & sincerity, as you boldly grip the heart of the nation - marching us forward.
Real leadership in action.
Just look at those results!
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Message 232 of 473 (888998)
10-28-2021 10:50 PM
Reply to: Message 231 by AZPaul3
10-28-2021 8:22 PM


Ryan, in 2012, said this. Trump did this. Bush sucked squeaky toy.
Kill all anti-vaxers!
Yeaaaaaaaaa!

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LamarkNewAge
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Message 233 of 473 (889004)
10-29-2021 12:19 AM
Reply to: Message 231 by AZPaul3
10-28-2021 8:22 PM


Did you catch my Dean squeak errr "Deal Squeal"?
He was a Democrat you know!

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Message 237 of 473 (889023)
10-30-2021 8:41 PM
Reply to: Message 236 by Percy
10-30-2021 10:28 AM


Judicial Watch had a non partisan (but conservative) soul till 2009 (or later).
I have not followed it much.
I know that libertarians, as well as non partisan progressives eventually went sour with Obama.
Jesse Ventura went sour.
James Bamford went sour.
I suspect that the THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING CRAZY CRAP is what caused the non partisan conservatives/libertarian groups to be set fundamentally at odds with the Democrats.
Back in my 9th grade years, I was able to attend a school that was really really good ( The school cost over $50,000 to attend during the first decade of this century, but I attended when it was much cheaper a few decades earlier, or a decade and a half).
The history teacher was a non partisan semi-progressive (He was not a Clinton fan at as all during the primaries), and he was a registered Democrat. His whole classroom, as well as house, looked like a library with 10 foot high shelves. He was relieved we "no longer had to hear about the Russian 'threat' ".
I kept warning the class that we would have all sorts of 'threats' presented to us (I was almost prophetic about the CIA & FBI plots/lies against "people from North Africa and the Middle East"), and he would just scream (to the extent that a mild mannered 60 year old could) when I warned about a phoney "Russian threat" making a comeback in decades.
He was sarcastically cynical about so much, that he just looked like an old, fat, bald, tired dead man walking - and he was. But I wonder if he is alive to see what miserable Russian conspiracies we all are supposed to swallow now?
Those who do not learn from the past are destined to...
(I suspect Judicial Watch is attacked by the moderate Democratic establishment over the skeptical position taken with regards to the "Russian threat", right?)
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Message 251 of 473 (889223)
11-10-2021 11:54 PM
Reply to: Message 248 by xongsmith
11-10-2021 4:13 PM


Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
Dr Howard Dean, around 10(14) years ago, attempted to inform the ignorant slogan-swallowers
Prescription drugs were 10% of the total health care costs.
The,then, 20% profit margin amounted to a grand total of - get this- 2% of all health care costs.
And the scientific work,from drug research, led to saved lives galore.
Educate yourself about the multiverse.
(I swear my spelling check DVD I'd that. I was about to type world)
You old age white man.
(Dean was a very good influence,until he endo rye cedar Hillaty Clinron )enforced

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LamarkNewAge
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Message 252 of 473 (889224)
11-10-2021 11:56 PM
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11-10-2021 11:54 PM


Re: Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
Endorsed hillary.
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LamarkNewAge
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Message 254 of 473 (889283)
11-14-2021 4:57 PM
Reply to: Message 253 by xongsmith
11-11-2021 5:11 AM


Re: Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
I suspect the price complaints are about a single drug price.
You can't take overall prescription drug healthcare costs simply on a look at profits brought by a single drug. You have to look at overall profits for the company that produces the products.
Ending all profits on prescription drugs will make little to no difference in overall healthcare costs.
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