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Tax cuts pay for "themselves"... Who are themselves?

Themselves is code for the campaign contributions from the super rich to the Republicans... PAID FOR.

Themselves is also code for interest payments to the super rich Americans who hold most of the debt... PAID FOR TWICE.

(yes, Rich Americans hold more IOU's than Chinese)

So they keep billions not paid as taxes and to pay for it they take their new billions, buy up the billions in government debt that paid for the tax cuts, and profit off their profits at the expense of our children.

(their children get to keep their parents billions, our children will borrow from their children for student and consumer loans)

So then their children will continue to profit nicely.

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:00 PM (0 replies)

Republicans passed the Tax Cuts (for the Super Rich) to get campaign contributions

McConnell said precisely that during tax cut bill "debate" and everyone has the video so why isn't it in campaign ads?

The Radical Republican Agenda on Taxes

Incomes have been growing fastest at the top of the income scale for 40 years. Starting with Reagan, the series of Republican tax cuts has mostly benefitted the rich.

“An April 2004 CBO study showed that between 1979 and 2001 (the last year CBO examined), the average after-tax income of the top one percent of households rose by 139 percent ($409,000) after adjusting for inflation, compared to a 17-percent ($6,300) increase for the middle fifth of households and an 8-percent ($1,100) increase for the bottom fifth.”

"The magnitude of the income tax cuts and the change in tax rates under the Reagan-Bush-Bush regimes is important but there is more to the story. It’s also important to look at what taxes have already been cut: capital gains tax rates; taxes on dividend income; repeal of the estate tax in 2010; increased business depreciation schedules etc. Each of these changes favors those with investment income over those with labor income, thus magnifying the effect of the reduction of income tax rates."

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich
Income and Wealth: How Rich are the Super Rich?
How “Voodoo” Caused Most of the National Debt

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 02:42 PM (0 replies)

Trump is asking military to build walls around all Mexican polling places in New Mexico

Posted by populistdriven | Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:00 PM (1 replies)

since 1913... Jim Crow not Confederate Statue... Woodrow Wilson Segregation not War Casualty Statue

In 1913 President Woodrow Wilson introduced segregation into federal government agencies. Black employees were separated from other workers in offices, restrooms, and cafeterias. Some were downgraded; others discharged on fictitious grounds.
Posted by populistdriven | Mon Aug 20, 2018, 10:51 PM (1 replies)

Mueller Time x4 in portrait PNG format

Posted by populistdriven | Thu Aug 16, 2018, 10:31 AM (1 replies)

I MISSED THIS: Greenwald on MSNBC this month smeared Malcolm Nance!

"[Nances’] background is quite sketchy but [he] is presented by the cable network (and now by NBC News) as an “intelligence expert” and former intelligence officer for the U.S. Navy."

“Sketchy” background? Is Greenwald implying that Nance isn’t an “intelligence expert” or even a “former intelligence officer” for the Navy? Greenwald can take that innuendo and shove it right in his ear. Here’s Nance’s thumbnail bio, sourced from Wikipedia:

He graduated from college with a degree in Arabic. Obviously he knows more about Arabic cultures than, say, Glenn Greenwald.
He is a decorated Naval veteran with 20 years of service, "was involved in numerous counter-terrorism, intelligence, and combat operations ... garnered expertise within the fields of intelligence and counterterrorism [and was] an instructor in wartime and peacetime Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE), training Navy and Marine Corps pilots and aircrew how to survive as a prisoner of war."
Nance helped create the Navy's Advanced Terrorism, Abduction and Hostage Survival course of instruction. Think he knows something about terrorism, intelligence and counter-intelligence?
But wait, there's more. After retiring honorably from the Navy in 2001, he founded a private intelligence support company, Special Readiness Services International (SRSI). He was a first responder to the American Airlines Flight 77 strike on the Pentagon on 9/11. He was "an intelligence and security contractor in Iraq, Afghanistan, the UAE and North Africa."

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:33 AM (1 replies)

"TODDLE" is Ageism

do I need to post videos of multiple incidents of your favorite democrat repeatedly falling & stumbling to make my point?

(of a young child) move with short unsteady steps while learning to walk.
"William toddled curiously toward the TV crew"
synonyms: totter, teeter, wobble, falter, waddle, stumble
"the child toddled toward him"

prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person's age

Ageism is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic.
Posted by populistdriven | Wed Jul 25, 2018, 12:17 PM (2 replies)

The Sorites paradox (Trump's news cycle)

How many times have you heard someone say:

"Every day I say to myself that I never thought that I would say...that the President has gotten lower than he was when he ____________".

We say this because we are trapped in Trump's news cycle. This daily barrage of news that nobody ever expects to hear, combined with gaslighting, is how Trump conditions his base to accept the unacceptable. After being reconditioned, their natural reaction to people who point this out to them is to claim the person speaking truthfully is hysterical.

Gaslighting is the systematic attempt to destroy another's perception of reality and originated from a 1938 stage play, "Gas Light" called "Angel Street" in the US. Sociopaths and narcissists frequently use gaslighting tactics. Sociopaths consistently transgress social mores, break laws, and exploit others, but typically also are convincing liars, sometimes charming ones, who consistently deny wrongdoing.

Trump gets his supporters to voluntarily surrender their moral courage every time they accept "something lower". They are moved to surrender and rationalize their previous moral stance when instilled with shame, guilt, fear, or doubt.

The Sorites paradox is informally known as the "boiling frog" metaphor and best be visually shown using a color gradient composed of discrete color bands that such that two adjacent bands vary in color too little for human eyesight to be able to distinguish between them.

The Sorites paradox is also called the paradox of the heap. Picture a heap of sand, from which grains are individually removed. Under the assumption that removing a single grain does not turn a heap into a non-heap, the paradox is to consider is what happens when the process is repeated enough times: is a single remaining grain still a heap? If not, when did it change from a heap to a non-heap?

When did it become OK for a US President to get daily orders from TASS because he met privately with the Russian president so that the US can't deny what TASS says Trump agreed to?

The correct answer is that it never has and never will. Just because some say it is, or at best mutely accept it, doesn't matter in the slightest.

The best defense for us is to first recognize what Trump is doing and then become and remain defiant. Accept that every day Trump will be worse than before and keep fighting.

Thanks Wikipedia
Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jul 22, 2018, 01:07 AM (2 replies)

This makes me tear up, just stumbled across it

Posted by populistdriven | Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:24 PM (19 replies)

Green Day's American Idiot back in the Top 40 as President Trump visits UK

Source: Official Charts

A campaign to get Green Day's American Idiot to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart as President Donald Trump visits the UK has seen the political hit return to the Top 40 for the first time in 14 years.

American Idiot was a re-entry at Number 25 when the final chart was announced this Friday 13. The song was the second most-downloaded track of the week, behind Number 1 Three Lions -- another vintage song. from 7pm

Read more: http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/green-days-american-idiot-back-in-the-top-40-as-president-trump-visits-uk__23386/

It is Currently at Number 2 on downloads!


(Unbleeped Version)

Full Album is Free on Amazon Prime

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jul 13, 2018, 11:18 PM (1 replies)
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