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Old Today, 02:12 PM
 
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Agree. That's what I meant by "equalizers" - that everyone ends up the same, or close to it.

As it is, the "equalizers" have made some immigrants more "equal" than American citizens who have paid taxes all their lives. For example, a bi-monthly medical test I should have to monitor a condition is such a fortune (it used to be covered under my good plan, before Obamacare killed it) that I am stretching it out to semi-annually. At the same time, the older, non-English speaking woman (with the same condition) who came here from Vietnam 30 years ago and NEVER had a job, gets Medicaid - and she gets the bi-monthly medical screening, at no charge to her. (I suppose my taxes go towards paying it.)

Maybe we should change the name to "OVER-EQUALIZERS"!
To use commons political slang, what that non-English speaking woman is getting is "privilege".
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Old Today, 02:22 PM
 
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Progress Bad.
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Ted Roosevelt was a progressive - probably the first well known one because he believed in a certain equality between labor and capital and he did trust busting. He felt that a Square Deal for working people was important to our nation.
'Progress' implying forward progress no doubt.

The difference is that we are moving from the 20th C. split in politics, which was centered around economics and the power of government, back to a more normal state, which is all about culture.

So ask yourself whether 'progressives' are for or against Western Civilization. The answer is fairly obvious to me.
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Old Today, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Tax hikers would be a good name for liberals.

They are progressive in that they want to get their grubby hands on progressively more of people's bank accounts.
Do you believe that all taxation is theft?
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Old Today, 04:42 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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The "Progressives" don't want EQUALITY, they want EQUITY which means equal outcomes through REDISTRIBUTION by the use of big Government. I don't have a catchy name for that. It certainly isn't American. It certainly isn't "fair". It is more like criminal theft.
Equal opportunity is great, most fair minded people agree. Equal outcomes are different. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Progressives try to force equal outcomes. Not going to happen.

The OP is right, equalizers is more appropriate.

It's the same silly logic driving the everyone gets a trophy, there are no losers mentality.

Bunch of horse****, It's why the Chinese will take over in the coming decades. America has turned into a bunch of candy asses. We're going soft. We're fatter and dumber than we've ever been.
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Old Today, 05:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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Equal opportunity is great, most fair minded people agree. Equal outcomes are different. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Progressives try to force equal outcomes. Not going to happen.

The OP is right, equalizers is more appropriate.

It's the same silly logic driving the everyone gets a trophy, there are no losers mentality.

Bunch of horse****, It's why the Chinese will take over in the coming decades. America has turned into a bunch of candy asses. We're going soft. We're fatter and dumber than we've ever been.
Yes, we're weak, worrying about who is OH SO OFFENDED NEXT, and being idiotic. I bet the Chinese are calling us "women" at this point.
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Old Today, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Antifa aren't anarchists. They're Marxists.
The means to the end.
After anarchy, Marxism steps in, to "save the people"
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Old Today, 06:00 PM
 
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I think "snowflake" is an appropriate term to various members of/on either side.
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Old Today, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
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If a MAGA asks what a leftist looks like I tell them to look in the mirror.
Yeah, you've been posting a lot about your projection lately.

To declare Trump as a leftist is twilight zone gas lighting complete illogical nonsense; laughable, and sad.

And pathetic.
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Old Today, 06:12 PM
 
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I would call them "deranged".
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Old Today, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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The means to the end.
After anarchy, Marxism steps in, to "save the people"
I recommend some Mises, Rothbard, and Murphy. Anarchy has nothing to do with Marxism.

Lew Rockwell is a good resource as well.
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