What happened to your concern for honesty and moral standards?
say that to Hill-Billy-Larry, not to mention your own lame self.
InBetween, would you happen to be one of those who thinks you have a personal relationship with God and that you are God’s anointed agent, and thus your opinion is God’s will?
You enjoy your stupid oblivion, don’t ya?!
InBetween, I believe we are on good terms and I ask this from good-will to you. If you follow Trump on Fox News or on Twitter, you are being misled. I say this seriously.
Try watching MSNBC or CNN for awhile to get a different perspective from “learned” minds and people who have served and are “experienced” in the complications encountered when trying to serve “all the people”
I was very disappointed to hear your encouragement of Trump and your “desire” to be like him. I spent the first 6 years of my life under Nazi dictatorship in Holland and I know a thing or two about poverty, when all the resources of a once thriving country gets plundered and several of our Jewish friends were arrested and deported to concentration camps.
How can you possibly condone a person who proudly proclaimed that he made money from declaring bankruptcy some 6 times, while laying off several thousand workers in the process? Who is clearly racist, and labels all non-whites a criminals and drug dealers, while his properties are used to launder drug moneys by rich people. Who ignores the plight of Puerto Ricans, American citizens, who have fought in American uniform to protect the US from foreign enemies. Yet when disaster strikes their country, there is no immediate response, because unlike any disaters in the southern part of the US, which affect Oil production and distribution, the Capitalist system is not threatened by the plight of some three million people who live in poverty to begin with.
I am very surprised, that in spite of your fervent defense of Christianity, you should approve of those who take, but do not give.
You are aware that this recent tax cut benefited the wealthy, but will increase the national debt by another 1.5 trillion dollars which will result in the cutting of fundamental services to the poor and infirm and the effort to make the term “entitlement” a dirty word, even as the Constitution and Bill of Rights declare that all “persons are created equal” and “entitled” by their maker to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.
Why do you side with the robber barons, the rich, who claim entitlement to spend your money for their pleasures and treasures?
From your previous posts early into the thread, you cannot possibly consider “Greed” as a virtue.
And last but not least, those same greedy people have opened the flood gates to further destruction of our precious planet, by deregulation of mining “common resources”, such as allowing river pollution by coal miners, fracking and drilling for more oil.
Let me give you a small example of such practices: Have you ever heard of the Halliburton Loophole which exempts oil and gas drillers and frackers from liability for air and water regulation? Now this was already before Trump, but he is very busy expanding on such irresponsible practices. Read this and see how the deck is stacked in favor of the very wealthy:
Among the many dubious provisions in the 2005 energy bill was one dubbed the Halliburton loophole, which was inserted at the behest of — you guessed it — then-Vice President Dick Cheney, a former chief executive of Halliburton.
It stripped the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority to regulate a drilling process called hydraulic fracturing. Invented by Halliburton in the 1940s, it involves injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals, some of them toxic, into underground rock formations to blast them open and release natural gas.
This is what poor people are dealing with while they pay their taxes from theire meager wages, while the rich stash their wealth off-shore to avoid paying taxes.
The “trickle-down” economic hypoyhesis is a myth. All the current tax cuts will not significantly increase productivity and in fact may be used to install automated computer regulated equipment, while cutting down on human labor resouces.
Just imagine this picture; you are a billionaire and need to hire a few extra laborers, do you need a tax cut in order to be able to afford such an outlay of expenditure, or do you buy back your stock holdings in the company in order to receive a greater “passive income” which is taxed at a lower rate than the worker who actually does the labor at the lowest possible wages?
I saw an interview with a very wealthy rancher, who had received a tax windfall of a few hundreds of thousands dollars.
The reporter asked how many men he could hire with that windfall. The reply was, “I have all the laborers I need, why should I hire people to stand around and do nothing? I invested that money in the stockmarket, so I could have that money earn more for me than a laborer, who would just be an expense”.
IB, know you have a good heart and I have no clue how rich you are, but there is an exclusive club of “money makers” and you and I don’t belong to that club. They don’t “owe” us, they “own” us.
Never forget, that the purest form of Capitalism is founded on the greatest productivity at the lowest cost, i.e. slavery.