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Old 06-13-2019, 03:15 PM   #1701
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:15 PM   #1702
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:16 PM   #1703
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Well, he said "we're", so I think most reasonable people understand that he means he will make this a priority during his presidency.



Did people think Kennedy was talking about himself building the rockets and lunar module when he said they were going to go to moon?
Obviously he did not mean that he himself would discover a cure, I am sure that everyone understands what he meant. It still has to be the most ridiculous political promise that I have ever heard.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:19 PM   #1704
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re: Sarah Sanders

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They don't have press briefings anymore, so what has she been doing?
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They don't have press briefings anymore, so what has she been doing?
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I’d love to know what those other leaders are thinking when Trump spews his nonsense.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:06 PM   #1708
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US Office of the Special Counsel, ethics watchdog for the White House and distinct from the Mueller investigation, recommends the immediate firing of Kelly Anne Conway for violations of the Hatch Act.

Trump and White House immediately demand the watchdog withdraw the statement Lol...

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An independent government agency recommended on Thursday that President Trump fire Kellyanne Conway, his White House counselor, for repeated violations of an ethics law barring partisan politics from the federal workplace.

In a letter accompanying a report to Mr. Trump, the agency called Ms. Conway a “repeat offender” of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in campaign politics at work, saying that her flagrant defiance of the law justified her dismissal from the White House.

“As a highly visible member of the administration, Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions,” said the letter to the president, signed by Henry J. Kerner, the head of the agency. “Her actions erode the principal foundation of our democratic system — the rule of law.”
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The White House said a U.S. government watchdog agency should withdraw its report calling for White House adviser Kellyanne Conway to be fired for repeated violations of U.S. law, according to a letter released on Thursday.

“The report is based on numerous grave legal, factual, and procedural errors,” White House lawyer Pat Cipollone wrote after the Office of Special Counsel earlier on Thursday released its report calling for Conway to be removed from the federal workforce.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:37 PM   #1709
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Henry J Kerner will be fired next week and his agency taken over by Mick Mulvaney.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:49 PM   #1710
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So fiscal conservatives are stupid?
No, fiscal conservatives are smart. Those who believe that someone claiming to be a fiscal conservative, when clearly their actions prove otherwise, are incredibly stupid. There in lies the problem. Most people believe these self-proclamations more so than observing behaviors and judging them accordingly. My buddy Cliff may proclaim to be a staunch left leaning liberal, but his history and behaviors say otherwise. Just because someone tells you they are something doesn't make it so, especially when they betray the very tenants of what they claim to be on a consistent basis.

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Does that make endlessly blowing out the budget smart? I just want to understand what you are trying to say here because I think I am missing something.
Blowing out the budget is dumb, but what is dumber is people still clinging to belief that these people are "fiscal conservatives" when their actions clearly show they are not. What is dumb is continuing to believe the fairy tale being spun when the cold hard facts betray the wolf hiding in the sheep's clothing.

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Top 3 since the depression starting from the biggest are as follows:

1) Reagan
2) Bush Jr.
3) Obama
Obama should be flagged with a pretty big asterisk. The majority of his spending was done to repair the damage of over a trillion dollars in tax cuts from W. Bush, and then the trillion dollars blown on an unnecessary war in Iraq. Obama was pretty fiscally responsible after he bailed out the bail out.

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If you look over the last 100 years, it goes:

1) FDR
2) Wilson
3) Reagan
4) Bush Jr.
5) Obama
1) FDR - Handled the Great Depression and funded some of the greatest public work projects in the history of the world. Saved a country from literally crumbling and blowing away in the wind. FDR also had deal with World War II spending, and funding some pretty incredible technological advancements, like the Manhattan Project.

2) Wilson - Presided over World War I, then the reconstruction of Europe. 'nuf said.

3) Reagan - Combining voodoo economics, tax cuts, and an arms race were not a good idea. Reagan was one of those "fiscal conservatives" that proved to be nothing of the kind. He gave massive tax cuts to the rich, then doubled down and increased military spending by 35%. Coupled with trickle down economics the lost revenues ran the credit card to the max multiple times over.

4) Bush Jr. - Hey, let's start a war, kill a bunch of banking regulations, AND give a massive tax break! What couple possibly go wrong??? Sounds like a recipe for a global financial system meltdown!

5) Obama - Inherited a global financial system meltdown and had to bail out a bail out. Obama spent a lot of money, but that money likely prevented a massive global depression. The policies he put in place are those that fed the economic bounce Trump is doing his best to destroy with more "fincally conservative" policy - massive tax breaks for the rich and reducing revenues for the government to operate.

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Would you mind providing some proof for that? Mind you, my claim is not that Republicans are great fiscal managers. I am simply stating that the US hasn't really shifted to the right, so if you are able to find evidence that Republicans are responsible for expanding government lately, then I guess you would be supporting my claim.
Cabinet positions and who established the departments (not including those founded prior to the 20th century).

Department of Commerce, established under Theodore Roosevelt (R), 46,608 employees, $9.67B budet
Department of Education, established under Jimmy Carter (D) & Ronald Reagan (R), 3,912 employees, $68B budget
Department of Health & Human Services, established under Dwight D. Eisenhower (R), 79,540 employees
Department of Energy, established under Jimmy Carter (D), 12,944 employees, $27.9B budget
Department of Homeland Security, established under George H. Bush (R), 229,000 employees, $40.6B budget
Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), established under Lyndon Johnson (D), 8,416 employees, $32.6B budget
Department of Labor, established under Woodrow Wilson (D), 17,450 employees, $12.1B budget
Department of Transportation, establish under Lyndon Johnson (D), 58,622 employees, $72.4B budget
Department of Veteran Affairs, established under Herbert Hoover (R), 377,805 employees, $180B budget

The numbers speak for themselves.

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While they twirl their nefarious curly mustaches no doubt. If your view of Republicans is that they are always looking for a school child to tie to the railroad tracks, and that their supporters are all mouth breathing yokels, you might want to consider the possibility that you aren't viewing things all that objectively.
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Henry J Kerner will be fired next week and his agency taken over by Mick Mulvaney.
Should be noted that Kerner worked under a couple of winners in Darrell Issa and Jason Chaffetz (speaking of mustache twirlers). He was also the staff director for John McCain. Pretty mixed up background.
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Republicans block bill that require a campaign to report foreign communications or attempts at assistance to the FBI. They are complicit, every last one of them.

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Old 06-14-2019, 07:20 AM   #1714
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Republicans block bill that require a campaign to report foreign communications or attempts at assistance to the FBI. They are complicit, every last one of them.

https://www.axios.com/marsha-blackbu...m_content=1100
Well there's obviously a good reason for this.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:23 AM   #1715
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Well there's obviously a good reason for this.
Trumps official stance has changed from no collusion to pro collusion so obviously Republicans have to support that.


More likely though Republicans are just retroactively supporting their past actions.

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I'm kind of on the fence with this one. The Waltons are undeniably a blight on the world, but there is obviously a lot of US commerce (and by extension, the general public) that are/will suffer because of this short sighted bull####.

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Of course they will have an issue with it. How many of those companies pay their workers so little that they are forced to be on welfare, while bringing in Chinese garbage and re-selling it at 10x markup to make their billions?

With some products think there should be a 100% tariff applied. China is not our friend.

We don't realize how often North American manufacturing takes a massive hit because of the influx of Chinese products.

And don't give me the 'oh it is cheaper' argument. With the rise in automation there is no reason we can't move the production of those goods back. Especially large scale manufacturing.
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Of course they will have an issue with it. How many of those companies pay their workers so little that they are forced to be on welfare, while bringing in Chinese garbage and re-selling it at 10x markup to make their billions?

With some products think there should be a 100% tariff applied. China is not our friend.

We don't realize how often North American manufacturing takes a massive hit because of the influx of Chinese products.

And don't give me the 'oh it is cheaper' argument. With the rise in automation there is no reason we can't move the production of those goods back. Especially large scale manufacturing.
The question of course, is who is "we"?
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Of course they will have an issue with it. How many of those companies pay their workers so little that they are forced to be on welfare, while bringing in Chinese garbage and re-selling it at 10x markup to make their billions?

With some products think there should be a 100% tariff applied. China is not our friend.

We don't realize how often North American manufacturing takes a massive hit because of the influx of Chinese products.

And don't give me the 'oh it is cheaper' argument. With the rise in automation there is no reason we can't move the production of those goods back. Especially large scale manufacturing.
Oh, I can think of a reason...

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I think Donald's tweet was deleted so he could correct the spelling. Wasn't there something about him (presidents) not being able to delete their tweets because it was presidential record? Did that get resolved?
This man has literally solicited foreign spies to get dirt on his political opponents, on national TV, THIS WEEK.

The resolution is 'we DGAF'. As per usual.
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