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Old Today, 10:12 AM
 
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No I don't know why that is; I'm sure you can enlighten me.

Drugs do come in from Latin America, but as we've learned going back to Prohibition, trying to stop the flow of an illegal substance is doomed to fail and only results in making it highly profitable and encouraging the rise of organized crime.

Disproportionate level of crime in inner cities - disproportionate to what? The rate of violent crime in the US has steadily decreased over the last 30 years, nearly 50% lower today than in 1992.
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Old Today, 10:27 AM
 
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If you think that Obama was out of whack, then you havenít seen anything yet. Just wait until somebody like Maxine Waters, AOC or Omar becomes President.

Youíre going to see your taxes go through the roof, all kinds of socialist policies taking money away from hard-working Americans, people shooting police with impunity, complete open borders including free U.S. visas issued to all Mexicans who want to come to this country, and outright support of Islamic extremists.

You donít think these things and more canít happen in America? Just wait and see, it is coming. So, you better brace yourself.
We can start the next countdown clock when this happens.........figure on massive chaos in a couple years, followed by a descent into insolvency and then it's Venezuela 2.0...........hide the guns and ammo and stock up on TP.........
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Old Today, 10:38 AM
 
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No I don't know why that is; I'm sure you can enlighten me.

Drugs do come in from Latin America, but as we've learned going back to Prohibition, trying to stop the flow of an illegal substance is doomed to fail and only results in making it highly profitable and encouraging the rise of organized crime.

Disproportionate level of crime in inner cities - disproportionate to what? The rate of violent crime in the US has steadily decreased over the last 30 years, nearly 50% lower today than in 1992.
The rest of the country ? How can one not see this ? While the rest of our country is seeing violence and crime go down, it is escalating in places like St. Louis, Detroit , Baltimore....
The countries average is something like 4 or 5 per 100k , while St. Louis is 2000 per 100k , just a little bit of a difference there.

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Old Today, 12:34 PM
 
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Having democrats control the House and Senate would be just as concerning.....
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It would be a great relief to the working people and ordinary consumers of this country.
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I know, right?
I mean some of them even lost their Food Stamps under Trump!
It would mean a stronger Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, led by someone who believes in it, protecting the ordinary citizen from the rampages of banks like Wells Fargo and PayDay lenders out of control.

It would mean an EPA which actually works to protect the environment, instead of the polluters.

It would mean stronger protections for food safety, and product safety, and workplace safety.

It would mean people with pre-existing health conditions would not have to live in fear of losing their health coverage.

Food Stamps? I remember vividly when I was turned down because I did not make enough income TO PAY FOR THEM. True story. That was in the 1970's, in Illinois. The people who needed the help the most in those days couldn't get it because they couldn't pay for them.

Losing that kind of help is nothing to laugh about.

There are a lot of people who need programs like Food Stamps, and they get off of the program as fast as they can because they want to work and support their families. It has helped a lot of ordinary hard working Americans through some rough times, many millions have passed through the program at one time or another. I believe in the program. The thing most people don't realize that it is run by the Department of Agriculture for a reason: it helps farmers.
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Old Today, 12:38 PM
 
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If you think that Obama was out of whack, then you havenít seen anything yet. Just wait until somebody like Maxine Waters, AOC or Omar becomes President.

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I'll guarantee none of those you cited will be a president ever.
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