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  1. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    10 Oct '18 10:52
    I'm intrigued.
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    I read where the owner of Starbucks once thought about a Presidential run. The interesting thing is that he is Left winged and a business man. As a result, he then came out and said that we cannot afford a single payer system, and that the first order of business is to tackle the exponentially exploding debt. In fact, he said that as a result of the debt, the country is not in a position to embrace socialism right now.

    As a result, this puts him farther to the right than Trump.

    What of Bloomberg? To fit in the DNC, he will have to be advocating free everything, right?
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    10 Oct '18 11:42
    @whodey said
    I read where the owner of Starbucks once thought about a Presidential run. The interesting thing is that he is Left winged and a business man. As a result, he then came out and said that we cannot afford a single payer system, and that the first order of business is to tackle the exponentially exploding debt. In fact, he said that as a result of the debt, the country is not ...[text shortened]... ump.

    What of Bloomberg? To fit in the DNC, he will have to be advocating free everything, right?
    No, it doesn't put him on the right of Trump. As you well know.

    Do you disagree that the US debt situation should be the first order of business?
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    I think Bloomberg would be an excellent candidate. He wouldn't be obsessed with the social backwards views on abortion and guns that Republicans often adopt but he also wouldn't buy into the lies of the Democratic party that the wealthy don't contribute their fair share to the economy.
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    @lundos said
    No, it doesn't put him on the right of Trump. As you well know.

    Do you disagree that the US debt situation should be the first order of business?
    I'm no economist, but the debt situation is the largest mankind has ever created. Other governments have folded over much lower debt situations.

    If it is not the #1 concern, I would think that it should be at least #2.
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    @quackquack said
    I think Bloomberg would be an excellent candidate. He wouldn't be obsessed with the social backwards views on abortion and guns that Republicans often adopt but he also wouldn't buy into the lies of the Democratic party that the wealthy don't contribute their fair share to the economy.
    I see, so opposing the random deaths of unborn children is backward, as is defending the 2nd amendment to bear arms?

    Call me backward.
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    @whodey said
    I see, so opposing the random deaths of unborn children is backward, as is defending the 2nd amendment to bear arms?

    Call me backward.
    "I'm no economist, but the debt situation is the largest mankind has ever created. Other governments have folded over much lower debt situations.
    If it is not the #1 concern, I would think that it should be at least #2."
    - whodey

    Hey BACKWARD!

    Where was all of this concern about the debt when the republicans were voting for that shameful tax give-away to corporations and the wealthy?

    You depend upon everyone to have the same "short-term memory" as yourself...do you not?
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    @whodey said
    I see, so opposing the random deaths of unborn children is backward, as is defending the 2nd amendment to bear arms?

    Call me backward.
    Yes, interfering with medical decision a patient and their doctor makes and giving ordinary citizens military weapon is backwards.
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    @wolfe63 said
    "I'm no economist, but the debt situation is the largest mankind has ever created. Other governments have folded over much lower debt situations.
    If it is not the #1 concern, I would think that it should be at least #2."
    - whodey

    Hey BACKWARD!

    Where was all of this concern about the debt when the republicans were voting for that shameful tax give-away to corporations ...[text shortened]... wealthy?

    You depend upon everyone to have the same "short-term memory" as yourself...do you not?
    I recognize the need to jump start the economy. People like Obama implied that we would never see the GDP about 3%. Obviously, to get out of the debt hole that needed to change, and it has.

    I'm not much impressed with talk of raising taxes by Dims when they say we need free everything in the next breath that would only increase our debt more. Nor am I impressed on the demagoguery regarding the poor being hurt by tax cuts for the rich. If memory serves, everyone got a tax break and the poor have not been effected in the least. In fact, when taxes go up, the poor are not helped. They will still be in the same boat they were in as before. Raising and lowering taxes has no bearing on the poor other than job creation when they go down.
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    @lundos said
    No, it doesn't put him on the right of Trump. As you well know.

    Do you disagree that the US debt situation should be the first order of business?
    ask a black person in Chicago what should be the first order of business, or the families of the thousands killed on 911.
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    @mott-the-hoople said
    ask a black person in Chicago what should be the first order of business, or the families of the thousands killed on 911.
    Cancel tax cuts and impeach Brett Kavanaugh, obviously.
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    @mott-the-hoople said
    ask a black person in Chicago what should be the first order of business, or the families of the thousands killed on 911.
    Shouldn't both cases be handled by the State(s)? Or are you now a believer of federal governing?
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    @whodey said
    I'm no economist, but the debt situation is the largest mankind has ever created. Other governments have folded over much lower debt situations.

    If it is not the #1 concern, I would think that it should be at least #2.
    I'm no economist [...]

    Wow, whodey says something that is true!

    [...] but the debt situation is the largest mankind has ever created.

    Sadly it didn't last more than half a sentence.
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    @lundos said
    Shouldn't both cases be handled by the State(s)? Or are you now a believer of federal governing?
    In the first the state has been incapable...Trump offered help, they refused. The second...terrorism is a national issue.
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