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Old 05-07-2019, 07:50 PM
 
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While I love the joke, I guess I’ve 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.
Unless we own something , others will own us temporarily.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:28 PM
 
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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.

Way to keep an open mind, Doc!
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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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.
Just one comment about Denmark and you spiraled all the way down to this? ...Alrighty then!
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Wanting the excesses of capitalism to be reined in is not a march to socialism.
But that's exactly how the rightists see things. Anything that is even slightly left of their extreme position, is slammed as being creeping socialism, heading towards full communism. College tuition is no longer free. Next will they want pay-as-you-go law enforcement and firefighting?
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:23 AM
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Just one comment about Denmark and you spiraled all the way down to this? ...Alrighty then!
Alright dear!
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:11 AM
 
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He is a capitalist, not a free market capitalist. It's quite a different thing. I never met a capitalist that refused government support. In fact, they're one of the first to ask for more central bank intervention. His position is similar to that of the commodity traders who formed the tea party. Once they got their handouts, they lobbied against any government help going to other groups. Once the government asset purchases starts, there's hardly any mention of it since it threatens to turn off retail who fear the market is rigged. There are two ways to play rigged: play along or stay away.
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:28 AM
 
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I think the left wing of the Democrats are proposing more social welfare benefits, not socialism per se.

To say "I'm a capitalist" or "I'm a socialist" is meaningless in an era when the Western economies are blends of social welfare and highly regulated capitalism.

Should college tuition be free, or at least vastly reduced? Sure. As a hard core capitalist free enterprise libertarian type, I'm totally in favor. Stop building $100 million student centers, the $1 billion athletic facilities, and luxury condo-dorms. Fire the 75% of six-figure deans and administrative staff. Go back to being a school -- a few simple buildings full of classrooms with whiteboards, desks, and chairs, a few admin staff, maybe an infirmary, internet. You don't even need a bookstore in this day and age.

Colleges also need to be more selective. If 25% of the freshman class requires remedial English just to enable them to write a readable essay, they shouldn't have been admitted to a university; they should go back and do one more year of high school, or community college or night school.

High schools should force people to learn the Constitution, learn civics, learn history, learn a foreign language, cover chem, bio, and physics, learn algebra, trig, functions, and calculus.

Those who can't or won't hack it would leave after 10th grade and be tracked into a trade school where they learn something useful like carpentry, construction, welding, plumbing, electrical, etc. High paying trades that have a severe shortage today.

In my opinion, you never get something for nothing. We need an educated, skilled populace, not a lazy gimme-that populace that wants freebies.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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He is a capitalist, not a free market capitalist. It's quite a different thing. I never met a capitalist that refused government support. In fact, they're one of the first to ask for more central bank intervention. His position is similar to that of the commodity traders who formed the tea party. Once they got their handouts, they lobbied against any government help going to other groups. Once the government asset purchases starts, there's hardly any mention of it since it threatens to turn off retail who fear the market is rigged. There are two ways to play rigged: play along or stay away.

Little known fact there. I don't think the original intent was to start a political movement but Santelli's seminal rant changed the course of American history.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:37 AM
 
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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.
I seriously doubt he can. The fringe is beyond repair at this point I believe.

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Old 05-08-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I seriously doubt he can. The fringe is beyond repair at this point I believe.
Unlike the loyal opposition, which is almost wholly beyond redemption.
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