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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bloomberg: McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power on: April 09, 2017, 05:59:12 pm
Good, good. Hopefully McMaster finishes consolidating power and deposes Trump in a coup next.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bernie TV is exploding online with little media attention ! on: April 08, 2017, 04:22:22 pm
Bernie ... [is] not out for himself.
lol
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Profile on Gillibrand by NYMag and possible 2020 run. on: April 05, 2017, 08:06:34 am
She'd be a fantastic nominee. So glad that she's my senator.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Entire West Coast Rejects Trump Rollbacks on Environment on: April 02, 2017, 03:46:53 pm
Hopefully the West Coast secedes if Trump wins again. It would quickly become one of the best countries in the world.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Democratic message for 2018 on: April 01, 2017, 11:56:32 pm
"Trump is bad." That's basically all you need for a midterm.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: (Junk thread) How would Maxine Waters do in the general against Donald Trump? on: April 01, 2017, 05:53:58 pm
She would lose. You have to remember that America is an incredibly racist and sexist country.
No, she would lose based on her positions, not who she is in regards to gender and race.  She's an idiot on policy and would be horrible for our country.

Didn't seem to stop the white man who's currently in the White House.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: (Junk thread) How would Maxine Waters do in the general against Donald Trump? on: April 01, 2017, 02:09:53 pm
She would lose. You have to remember that America is an incredibly racist and sexist country.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump-world finally notices Amash on: April 01, 2017, 02:08:42 pm
Wouldn't Amash have to give us his House seat to primary Trump?
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: April 01, 2017, 12:31:01 pm
This shows how much of a blind hate mongerer jfern is. He has no motivation beyond his extreme pathological hatred of Obama and Hillary Clinton.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama: "I believe that Trump wants what is best for this country." on: April 01, 2017, 11:55:57 am
This thread is a pretty damning indictment of Dave Leip's Atlas Forum.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence Wonít Have Dinner With A Woman Who Isnít His Wife on: March 30, 2017, 10:12:50 pm
Mike Pence does not see women as humans equal to men. That was obvious before this came out; even more obvious now.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Booker embracing drug imports on: March 30, 2017, 10:11:08 pm
Screw Booker. He had his chance to vote on this and he voted it down with most Republicans.

Uh, no he didn't. The vote was on a non-binding resolution.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Adam Schiff 2020? on: March 30, 2017, 10:10:07 pm
Schiff is a great congressman. Let him remain a great congressman.

He's making a total fool out of himself whenever there's a camera near to him.

please do not quote my beautiful posts into your insane ramblings in the future, thanks
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Legal resident shot by ICE agents in his Chicago home on: March 28, 2017, 10:54:53 pm
ICE agents should not be armed in the first place.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Adam Schiff 2020? on: March 28, 2017, 10:52:01 pm
Schiff is a great congressman. Let him remain a great congressman.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6? Can Democrat Jon Ossoff win in the special election? on: March 28, 2017, 08:44:21 pm
David Perdue has endorsed and cut an ad for Moody: http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2017/03/28/david-perdue-on-dan-moody-he-is-one-of-us/
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Charles Krauthammer - People now believe that healthcare is now an entitlement on: March 28, 2017, 11:41:42 am
All thanks to Obama's inspired leadership. Truly one of the greatest presidents in our country's history. It was one of the great honors of my life to vote for him four times for President.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: it's a felony in VA to wear Joker makeup on: March 27, 2017, 11:10:42 am
Seems reasonable.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: A younger Jerry Brown... on: March 26, 2017, 11:46:18 pm
He'd be the obvious frontrunner (if he hadn't already won the nomination in 2016).
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Crazy Bernie" to introduce socialized medicine bill on: March 26, 2017, 05:49:34 pm
Ugh this is such a dumb idea if we want to win stuff in 2018 and 2020

Agreed. A single-payer healthcare system would be so difficult to sell to middle-class people. Why? Republicans would very, very easily characterize it as levying a 40% tax increase. Democrats would get slaughtered with those kinds of figures.

We also just saw how rushed and overly simple healthcare reform might not pass even with majorities in both houses and the White House. Do you guys remember when Bernie's campaign claimed his plan would save the country more in drug costs than what the whole country spent, and then he had to go amend it and add $100 billion dollars to the budget? Saying "we'll make Wall Street pay for it" is almost as disingenuous as what Trump says about his wall, which is why I don't trust Sanders on healthcare.

Democrats should just go all in on a public option and move closer to a multi-payer system like what they have in Germany or the Netherlands, since I think most people, especially those in states where they are losing insurers, can get on board with the idea of having a permanent, more affordable option in the market. Then they need to make an online calculator and market the sh*t out of it so everyone can see how they would be affected by the Democratic plan. In my opinion, this is an easier sell to make than full-on socialized medicine.

Yeah, singlepayer is great on paper, but the actual implementation of it would be a political disaster that would destroy the Democratic Party for generations. It would require huge tax increases, and yes, most of those tax increases would just be replacing monthly premium payments, but people are too dumb to understand that.

Democrats need to run on expanding and strengthening Medicaid, a public option to bring down costs and increase competition in the exchanges, and dropping the Medicare age to 55 or so.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Crazy Bernie" to introduce socialized medicine bill on: March 26, 2017, 04:56:43 pm
Lol I guess most of America is "Crazy" as well since they support his proposals.

Huh? More Americans support full Obamacare repeal than single-payer.

All Americans secretly support socialism, Vosem. It's just that ~neoliberalism~ is preventing them from from actually voting for socialist candidates and policies. Somehow.
Sad that Democrats like this are using red-baiting against single-payer or even UHC. Meanwhile the rest of the first world laughs at our sh**tstain of a system.

Just because you support single-payer or UHC doesn't mean your waving the hammer and sickle. For god's sake...

I did not intend to redbait, just using "socialism" as a shorthand for Sanders' left-wing policies, since he, you know, calls himself a socialist and all.
22  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 26, 2017, 02:53:32 pm
Please reban permanently Erharding. His response to his initial ban, including his serial killer manifesto "campaign video," is one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen on this forum.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Crazy Bernie" to introduce socialized medicine bill on: March 26, 2017, 02:51:30 pm
Lol I guess most of America is "Crazy" as well since they support his proposals.

Huh? More Americans support full Obamacare repeal than single-payer.

All Americans secretly support socialism, Vosem. It's just that ~neoliberalism~ is preventing them from from actually voting for socialist candidates and policies. Somehow.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What are YOUR ideas on Tax Reform? on: March 25, 2017, 05:31:12 pm
Dramatically cut payroll taxes.

95% tax on income about $5 million.

100% estate tax on anything above $1 million.


Make student loan repayments tax deductible.

You realize that is going to utterly destroy a bunch of rural landowning families that only actually make like $30-50K/yr, right?

Yeah I think your farm exception is a good idea.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What are YOUR ideas on Tax Reform? on: March 25, 2017, 05:18:33 pm
Dramatically cut payroll taxes.

95% tax on income about $5 million.

100% estate tax on anything above $1 million.

Make student loan repayments tax deductible.
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