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Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:05 AM

Can you name a policy that the GOP wants that doesn't lead to more people dying?

I'm curious. Either directly or indirectly.

My thesis is everything they are for leads to more people dying more early deaths.

Healthcare? check
War? check
Medicare? check
Social Security? check
Protection from poisoning? check
Protection from industrial accident? check
Medicaid? check
Less money in your pocket (low/no minimum wage, lowering taxes on the wealthy, against overtime, etc.)? check - because you are now more susceptible to bankruptcy and death from medical bills
Education? check - as a way to keep wages down
Abortion? check
Drug policy? check
Refuges? check


Change my mind. Are they really only interested in things that kill people?

Post edited to include a bunch of other fatal policies I forgot to mention

Food stamps? check
violence against women? check
violence against people of color? check
violence against gay/bisexual people? check
violence against transgender people? check
violence against immigrants? check

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Reply Can you name a policy that the GOP wants that doesn't lead to more people dying? (Original post)
ProfessorPlum Sep 2018 OP
irresistable Sep 2018 #1
ProfessorPlum Sep 2018 #2
ProfessorPlum Sep 2018 #3
Pope George Ringo II Sep 2018 #4
ProfessorPlum Sep 2018 #5
Pope George Ringo II Sep 2018 #6
CousinIT Sep 2018 #7

Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:09 AM

1. You should write attack ads for Democrats....that is a brilliant angle!

 

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Response to irresistable (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:18 AM

2. "Vote as if your life depended on it. Because it does"

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Response to irresistable (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:19 AM

3. I thought surely the Democrats would jump on Grayson's brilliant

"Don't get sick. And if you do, die quickly" line of truth. But they seem to have chickened out.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:20 AM

4. Don't forget bathrooms. They're even trying to get transgender people assaulted there.

But taking the OP as a challenge. Agriculture, maybe? There's probably an immigration tie-in, though.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:25 AM

5. You're right

I forget homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, racism, and sexism. All with more lethality.

How would you characterize the GOP's overall stance on agriculture? I would guess supporting big agri-business, which is I suppose at best neutral as to killing people

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:44 AM

6. You didn't really forget sexism. Abortion counts there.

I'm not really sure how I'd characterise the GOP's agriculture policy in this context beyond pro-business. And, as with Democrats, pro-Iowa because that's just what it takes to get a Presidential campaign off the ground. The worst parts there are probably the cheap labor trade-off with immigration, and the fact that they don't want to regulate chemicals and pesticides on food at all.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:50 AM

7. "drain the swamp" "let people die" n/t

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