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Why are Lib celebrities like Tom Hanks, Clooney so nice and Cons like Jon Voight/James Woods such

bitter assholes?

I could name 50 more that fit the same pattern.

They're all rich with royalties rolling in for life so it is not money.

I just don't get it. I refuse to put money into the center of the divide.

Alabama man mowing vets lawns for free gets tickets from Delta to do all 50 states

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/man-mowing-vets-lawns-all-states-gets-some-help-from-delta/9vU0DbyY7z1ESkRLoNa3vK/

“We mow lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans,” Smith told AJC.com as he drove from New York back to Alabama on Saturday morning. “For my fifth time across the country, I’m just doing a tour for the veterans to thank them for their service.”

Smith, 29, has been mowing lawns free of charge since 2015 when the then-college student came across an older gentleman struggling to cut his grass.

“I pulled over and helped him out, and that night I decided I would start mowing lawns for free,” he said. “A month and a half later I reached my 100th lawn.”


Obviously not a GOPer conservative type grifter.

I am one of the 70% of Democrats who supports Biden on NAFTA/TPP and free trade in general

Biden can win the MidWest by embracing the TPP as is. Farmers and Caterpillar/Deere support the TPP. Trump has damaged the GOP in the Midwest with his opposition to TPP.

Nonetheless, a Politico–Morning Consult national tracking poll in May found that upwards of 70% of registered Democratic primary voters said Biden’s support of NAFTA and TPP would make them more likely to support him. The question moving forward is whether sustained attacks from Sanders and Trump will eat into that number — and Biden’s sizeable primary lead.


https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/d3nwzq/joe-biden-has-a-progressive-trade-plan-to-attack-trump-bernie

It is time to push back on the lie that NAFTA cost the USA millions of jobs.

Why hasn't Tim Ryan run for the Senate in Ohio vs the sleazy Rob Portman? Is Ohio that red?

2016 Portman 58% vs Ted Strickland 37%

2010 Portman 57% vs Fisher 39%

Why is Portman so popular in Ohio?

Liz Cheney on This Week spouting her vile lies

It is difficult to believe that she has a Senate seat waiting for her.

Just like Marcia Blackburn did. It is just too easy for the GOP.

Trump is using a Great Depression era agency to pay farmers for losses caused by his trade war

USDA is tapping into the Commodity Credit Corp., a federal agency given authority during the Great Depression, to implement the farm aid. However, the Agriculture secretary insisted U.S. tariff revenue would be used to help support the aid program.

“It is using CCC funding,” Perdue said, adding that tariff revenue goes directly into the Treasury. “The president feels very strongly that the tariff revenue is going to be used to support this program, which will come back out and replenish the CCC, as it does every year.”


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/23/trump-to-give-16-billion-to-farmers-hurt-by-trade-war-sonny-perdue.html

What an asshole.

On 'Meet the Press' today Bernie Sanders repeatedly slammed the "Democratic establishment"

What is a casual viewer supposed to get out of that?

Why isn't Bernie/Liz's pet issue of "breaking up the big banks" discussed anymore?

Yes, it is 2019 and the Financial Collapse of 2008 is way behind us. Banks are financially healthy again.

In reality Dodd-Frank forces the banks to keep enormous amounts of capital to absorb losses.

But they never mention it anymore.

What households in each country spend on food

Americans spend just 6.4% of their household income on food. That’s according to the latest figures compiled by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Generally speaking, the more developed a country is, the smaller the percentage of household income it spends on food, as this map shows.

There are only eight countries in the world that spend less than 10% of their household income on food. Four of these are in Europe: the UK is third at 8.2%, followed by Switzerland at 8.7%; Ireland spends 9.6% and Austria 9.9%.

The remaining four countries are spread across the globe. The US spends the least at 6.4%, Singapore spends the second lowest amount at 6.7%. Canada spends 9.1% on food, while Australia spends 9.8%.



https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/12/this-map-shows-how-much-each-country-spends-on-food/

If iPhones (which are all assembled in China) get a 25% tariff slapped on them

there will be many pissed off Americans.

Now that said I believe tariffs are only applied to the value added in that country and not the whole price of the item but I am not sure.

Anyway Apple stock is down $150 billion in market cap in just a week.
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