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Old 06-03-2016, 04:30 AM
 
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Trump gets the biggest bang for the buck.

We need a president who can do that.
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:32 AM
 
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Are you sure that the better question wouldn't be:


How is this remotely fair? Donald Trump, by making deliberately inflammatory statements, often untrue statements, has managed to dominate the news while rarely providing anything substantive, and is even profiting from his candidacy via his brand name!
If that's true, complain to the news media.

They don't have to cover him.

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We should be putting an extra tax on these profits
What profits?

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And chances are that he's already paying less tax than either of the other two candidates!
If he is, and he's not violating the law, good for him!

That's what we all try to do.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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Trump gets the biggest bang for the buck.

We need a president who can do that.
Right, and all Trump needs to do is get the students from Trump U to testify as to just how Trump gets that "bang for the buck!"
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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If that's true, complain to the news media.

They don't have to cover him.
I suppose the news media can choose not to cover candidates for POTUS, but I'm not sure they can be considered news media for long if they don't...
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:12 PM
 
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So you want to redistribute the money the Democrats have raised to level the playing field for a Republican candidate.

Irony . . .
I think Democrats should voluntarily give Trump money to even the playing field since Democrats are the ones talking about inequality.
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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Funny how the Grand Old Farty doesn't like it when the Democrats rake in the cash, but admire what the Koch Brothers do, as well as Adelson.
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Old 06-03-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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I think Democrats should voluntarily give Trump money to even the playing field since Democrats are the ones talking about inequality.
I think even Trump knows more about inequality and where the real money is in this country...

"One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt." (Nov 1999)

Donald Trump Once Proposed the Biggest Tax Hike Ever - ABC News

Sometimes I really wish we could watch how conservatives would react once Trump began doing his thing as POTUS, but oh please electoral college, please save us from that possibility!
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:41 AM
 
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I suppose the news media can choose not to cover candidates for POTUS, but I'm not sure they can be considered news media for long if they don't...
The complaint was that they are covering Trump "too much", not that they are covering him.

But of course, you already knew that.

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I think Democrats should voluntarily give Trump money to even the playing field since Democrats are the ones talking about inequality.
LOL
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:49 AM
 
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I don't want to hear a single Republican dare say anything about campaign financing.
Do yum tink we care one iota what you want and don't want to hear?

Don't flatter yourself!

Just like a leftie, DEMAND that YOUR issue get all the media attention and you are free to exercise YOUR 1st Amendment right but, stifle all those who disagree with you.

Hypocrite at best!
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:52 AM
 
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Campaign finance reform is completely essential. I'd actually argue that there are things about our campaign system in general that aren't especially productive. But name recognition and money are the two things you need to be president anymore, not merit or good ideas. I honestly think Martin O'Malley lost simply because Hillary has been known for decades and most couldn't be bothered to Google who he was. They already knew her.

Regardless, money is too influential in politics and something needs to change. A system on merit, not status, would logically be a must in politics.
" I honestly think Martin O'Malley lost simply because Hillary has been known for decades and most couldn't be bothered to Google who he was. They already knew her."

Sorry O'Malley couldn't even get his Lt. Gov. elected Governor to replace him.

The "rain tax" man was doomed at the outset by the way he "governed" MD.
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