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Old 05-07-2019, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Could be true, but it wasn't in the survey I read. Its a few years old now - wish I could find a link. I guess it falls in line with less materialism, but it wasn't a political statement that you try to fashion it into.

Also, I hardly think Democrats are immune to the problems you listed nor have I ever heard a Republican get excited about suicide rates.

Sounds like you need to see the world through a less partisan lens.

The very title of this thread is "partisan" my dear.



And, I never said Democrats are immune to problems. Of course they aren't.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Is this thread implying that Buffett is a socialist? Really....
Well, have you ever listened to his songs? Damn near commie, if ya ast me.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I think when you look close at socialism and communism, you'll find its actually massive taxation of the public and privatization of profits for the privileged few.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:51 PM
 
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I think when you look close at socialism and communism, you'll find its actually massive taxation of the public and privatization of profits for the privileged few.

That's good ol' American capitalism, actually.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I think when you look close at socialism and communism, you'll find its actually massive taxation of the public and privatization of profits for the privileged few.
Socialist and communist economies basically don't have taxes. But if it makes you feel better to sling around capitalist curse words, have at it.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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I've never understood by Buffett is a democrat to begin with, but at least maybe he can talk some sense into this party.
Public schools are socialism.
Medicare, Medicaid, Social security are socialism.


What is common between capitalism and socialism and communism ?? Concentration of extreme wealth among few. Both systems losses are socialized and profits are capitalised.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:32 PM
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The very title of this thread is "partisan" my dear.



And, I never said Democrats are immune to problems. Of course they aren't.
You can shove your patronizing arrogance where the sun doesn't shine my dear. You don't know half of what you think you do.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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What is common between capitalism and socialism and communism ?? Concentration of extreme wealth among few. Both systems losses are socialized and profits are capitalised.
Or, as a wise man once put it, "Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's the other way around."
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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Or, as a wise man once put it, "Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's the other way around."
While I love the joke, I guess Iíve never felt exploited in any of my jobs in life. From being a minimum wage worker, to being a temp, to an intern, to being a professional.
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:56 PM
 
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While I love the joke, I guess Iíve never felt exploited in any of my jobs in life. From being a minimum wage worker, to being a temp, to an intern, to being a professional.
Exploitation can be quite indirect, and isn't necessarily limited to an employer-employee relationship.
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