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5_min conversation 9h
It got so bad that both were praising the stock market last year near the end of the campaign as a way to beat back Trump's calls that the economy was struggling. To be fair, Trump and the GOP are falling into the same Wall Street focused trap.
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Right, that's kinda what I'm saying, while Obama wasn't on the ballot, his policies were. If the country was as rosy as to be believed, no way in hell does Trump win running on only one theme, anger.
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another painful way to look at this is... so Obama had near 60% approval rating and pretty much the only theme Hillary ran on was to continue his legacy... and she couldn't beat Trump after everything he ran on. Obama won people over with his personality, not his policies.
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I obviously don't did you manage to read the Glass House Lancaster article? Anything you agree with there?
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Look at these numbers
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And nothing quite says compassionate conservatism like telling South Carolina voters McCain fathered a black child out of wedlock.
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Replying to @DavidJollyFL
yetttttttt he's the one that picked Palin and it's Palin that brought this fringe energy in the base to the mainstream.
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5_min conversation 10h
or if you don't like Somalia, Kansas eliminated their corporate taxes completely and slashed their top rates, Oklahoma tried something similar to be very business friendly, I'm sure citizens in those states are just swimming in cash these days.
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that does however lack a reliable consumer base, lacks any reliable way to police other's actions, lacks the government infrastructure to provide for quality schools, medical care, but those are just annoying things that cost $ from pesky taxes.
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Where we likely differ is on "creating a business friendly environment." that can mean a number of things, you can be Somalia, no pesky government regulation, no "tax theft" that seems very business friendly.
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That's ok, I'm sure the big GOP tax cut that goes to Wall Street that will go to shareholders or buybacks will totally help some of that. Perhaps, deregulating finance, allowing consolidation wasn't the best idea for these towns now getting left behind
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I'm a little lost, you identify as a conservative and yet you're complaining the government isn't doing enough to help your area out that's losing jobs, losing workers, getting left behind?
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Replying to @demewill79 @daveweigel
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Those two could and should work at Fox News. My favorite clip of them is when they try their whatabout equivalence on Sabato, doesn't go quite like they were expecting.
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It's easier said than done. Evangelical movement is getting exposed for the sham it's always been ever since the social right came about in the 80s.
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Replying to @JonahNRO
Just him being consistent here...
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another problem is the way these salaries for execs are generally structured, in most cases it's directly tied to the company's stock price, so their incentive is a high stock regardless and nothing drives that up faster than buybacks.
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We saw this happen in 06 with Microsoft, they announced a big spending plan to develop new technology, their stock tanked, later that year, they announced $200 billion in buybacks, and the stock soared 7%. Long term investment isn't liked,b/c it takes too long to turn profits
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it's worse, if investors think for a second this $ isn't going to go to shareholders, the market will begin to sell off.
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Replying to @mjs_DC
you say"we can't let this become about politics" but seems your argument is that dems should make Franken into a sacrificial lamb as a way to "right the wrongs of their Clinton past, by this frame you're intentionally making this about optics and politics,not right v wrong
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