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Old 02-15-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Does Mississippi need someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to rise up and save us benighted reactionaries from ourselves?
No, Mississippi or any other state needs somebody like her. She's nuts.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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If you look at her resume before going to Washington, she had never had a job in her life. She's incredibly naive. She and Bernie Sanders float around the 90% tax rate on the rich because that's what the marginal rate was during WWII. What they didn't realize was that's not what they actually paid. There were more loopholes in the tax code than there are now. The rich back in those days paid about 50 to 60%

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Old 02-15-2019, 04:40 PM
 
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Mississippian's HATE each other. Whites hate blacks, blacks distrust whites. Rich hate the poor, the poor hate themselves and other poor people. Everyone thinks "If x gets something, that's money out of MY pocket." Everyone claims to be religious, but no one loves thy neighbor.

So no, a progressive can never be successful in an environment where people hate each other, and actively wish bad things on their neighbors. This state will never support healthcare for all, or a living minimum wage.
The word choice you used here is very telling
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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If you look at her resume before going to Washington, she had never had a job in her life. She's incredibly naive. She and Bernie Sanders float around the 90% tax rate on the rich because that's what the marginal rate was during WWII. What they didn't realize was that's not what they actually paid. There were more loopholes in the tax code than there are now. The rich back in those days paid about 50 to 60%
She won a low-turnout Democratic primary against a veteran Congressman who didn’t take her seriously. Because the district is royal blue, that made her the next Congressperson.
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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Is this a joke? The only benefit to AOC is to increase votes for the opposing political party. Her only "shake up" if one appeared here locally is to increase republican party membership and to damage the credibility of the democratic party.
And yes she did contribute to the loss of Amazon in NYC: 25,000 jobs making an average of $150,000, $10 billion in tax revenue, and $2.5 billion in related investment.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:32 PM
 
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How about AOC vs Palin in 2020? Ayatollah Khamenei will be a dead man if Sarah Palin ever makes it to the White House. On the other hand, America will be going full Venezuela if AOC were to ever win. God help us.

I've been thinking it might be time soon anyway to carve out some of the heavily populated blue areas (LA, SF, Chicago, NY, Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Miami, and Houston) and free them up as quasi-independent city states, with their own economic and social policies but under the umbrella of the US military.

That way the small but intensely populated clusters of blue voters in those areas wanting higher tax rates and regulations on business (as with Amazon in NY) could have their wishes, while the rest of America can stay focused on economic growth and opportunity, and on defeating terrorism. It sounds like a win-win opportunity for both sides in a way. Those blue city-states would begin quickly to nosedive into poverty and probably drop their anti-business policies, while holding on to their socially liberal policies which to me wouldn't be such a bad outcome for both sides.
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:01 PM
 
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I can only wish that would happen some day
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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I can only wish that would happen some day
I have a feeling AOC is going to be a one term congresswoman. People of her district aren't happy and if people think she didn't have anything to do with Amazon pulling out then they haven't been paying attention.
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:06 PM
 
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I'm not as optimistic as you, it is New York
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I have a feeling AOC is going to be a one term congresswoman. People of her district aren't happy and if people think she didn't have anything to do with Amazon pulling out then they haven't been paying attention.
Someone would have to beat her in the Democratic primary, as there’s no way a Republican could win that district.
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