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#303373 - 10/06/17 02:50 PM Our entitled ruling class
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The extravagant living style of this administration is disgusting. I worked for the government, and when I traveled I took the cheapest transportation and accommodations I could because I knew who was paying for it. They don't seem to care and even abuse the perks they do get. Price spent a million bucks on travel in under a year. Ditto Mnuchen. Trump has spent half his time in office on his own golf courses, racking up expenses and even bankrupting the Secret Service. Now they want to tilt the tax code even more in their favor and bankrupt the middle class and poor with extra burdens like lack of health care or other supports.
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#303374 - 10/06/17 04:05 PM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Eventually the economy is going to suffer for this. As they slowly kick the props out from under consumers in order to enrich themselves further and do everything in their power to tilt the field even more in their favor, they will, once again, find that their wealth and power originates from the very people they are throwing under the bus.
In a perfect world, voters wold put an end to this in the coming mid-terms. But we don't live in a perfect world and there is no end in sight. The train wreck, when it comes, is going to be truly epic. It will be worldwide and possibly multi generational in its devastation.
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#303379 - 10/07/17 12:37 AM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I appreciate the clarity of your views, Greger ---

even if they are coming a bit late.
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#303387 - 10/07/17 02:42 PM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Long ago the phrase "a rising tide lifts all boats" was coined to express the sentiment that increased economic activity will help everyone. It was meant that when the poor spend money, even the rich will prosper. Kennedy used the phrase to justify public works projects. Reagan turned it on its head when pushing trickle down economic ideas. While the analogy is useful, it may not be entirely accurate. On the other hand, when the tide goes out... All the boats will be grounded.
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#303388 - 10/07/17 03:06 PM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
On the other hand, when the tide goes out... All the boats will be grounded.

And it might be a prelude to a devastating tsunami.

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#303389 - 10/07/17 03:56 PM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: logtroll]
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Quote:
it might be a prelude to a devastating tsunami.

I think we witnessed the prelude during the Great Recession of 2008.
The tsunami is coming. There is no leadership in place to deal with it when it comes.
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#303415 - 10/10/17 05:28 PM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Children! Children!!
We simply MUST be more respectful of our betters!
Why just this morning President Trump said that we have to
worry about what kind of health care we're going to leave
for people like Henry Kissinger.

Henry Kissinger doesn't want to pay 116% more for his health care!
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#303416 - 10/10/17 06:07 PM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Don't expect any mea culpas from Valhalla.
Don't expect any relief either after the dust settles.
You might not realize it yet, but we are ALL Puerto Ricans right NOW.
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#303422 - 10/11/17 06:53 PM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: NW Ponderer]
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The true enemies of the United States: Conservatives Call On Mitch McConnell, Other GOP Leaders To Step Down
While I happen to agree, my motivation is completely different. I'd encourage far more than the leadership to step down.


Edited by NW Ponderer (10/12/17 03:24 PM)
Edit Reason: Fix link
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#303423 - 10/11/17 06:57 PM Re: Our entitled ruling class [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I'm not getting a link, NWP, just a blank page.
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