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Re: American politics
« Reply #2430 on: November 12, 2017, 01:57:02 PM »
 
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Re: American politics
« Reply #2431 on: November 12, 2017, 02:14:18 PM »
Yeah. I remember watching a rash of news items, stitched together in a quick fire montage, from the States in the run up to another Presidential Election where the Barbie Doll lookalikes all spouted "flipflahp". I forget who was accused of flipping and flahpping.

The other heads of state that he visited must be peeing themselves laughing at his imbecilities. Putin's face said it all.

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2432 on: November 13, 2017, 03:56:15 PM »
You have to give Putin credit for restraining himself from bursting out laughing in Trump's face. Which, from his expression you pointed out, seems to suggest ;)

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2433 on: November 15, 2017, 10:08:37 AM »
So if there was any doubt about the 'trickle down' crap the Trump people are shovelling...

In a room full of CEOs, were asked to raise their hand if they plan to use these tax cuts money to reinvest and hire more workers...

Crickets. A couple hands maybe.

How long will it take for people to realize, that when right wing governments pull this, it's a total scam????

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« Reply #2434 on: November 15, 2017, 12:02:52 PM »
The first time I heard Thatcher use the phrase 'trickle down' I noted the sneering tone and the look of false concern on her clock.
The word 'trickle' used in this context  contains the sniggering contempt that Thatcher and her ilk felt. It meant "We're going to become rich beyond the dreams of Croesus - you, the rest, might get some of the inadvertent overspillage".

Banditry, pure and simple.

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2435 on: November 15, 2017, 12:37:05 PM »
The Harper cons here floated the same crap here and many bought it. After 10 years of his crap, the economy was still sluggish.

He started with, 'tax cuts to create jobs!'. Then it became, 'tax cuts stop corporations from leaving!'. Then when that didn't work, they changed it to 'tax cuts to protect the jobs we have!'

Canadians then smartened up to the lies. Somewhat, as then we elected a watered down version of the conservatives, with an improved social policy.

It's just astounding to me to watch as the republicans blatantly announce they have to gut healthcare in order to fund the huge tax breaks for the rich. It's already come out that the few tax breaks for the middle class are temporary, and the corp tax cuts are permanent. They know people will just buy it so why hide it I guess???

I keep hearing about how much better the economy is under Trump, but the liars can't get past that job creation isn't any better than the record of years long job creation under Obama. So once again, as the Harpers pulled, the Trumpets are claiming credit for the work done by the previous government. They haven't yet experienced life under a few years under the republican budgets and control yet...

oh the stock market is better? Tell me again, where was the stock market when Obama took over, and where was it when he finished?

And more to the point, how does that really help the vast majority of struggling families and the poor???

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2436 on: November 15, 2017, 02:04:55 PM »
heres a perfect example, a news item today. https://globalnews.ca/news/3861597/loblaw-to-close-22-stores-q3-profit/?utm_source=GlobalNews&utm_medium=Facebook

Loblaws doubled it's 3rd quarter profit, yet, it plans to close 22 stores it deems 'unprofitable'. So, instead of reinvesting the money to improve and hire more workers, no they are downsizing.

So thats what companies do. When they have more money, either through profits, or huge tax breaks, whatever, they don't just altruistically create jobs.

And anyone who believes that malarky, is simply not playing with a full deck.

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2437 on: November 18, 2017, 09:32:26 PM »
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/wall-street-fears-trumps-deranged-tax-plan-could-kick-off-economic-euthanasia

I have predicted, that if the republicans get a hold of all 3 branches and pull their big rich tax cut scam, we're in for another big recession not far down the road.

The economy is going well because of the work in the 8 years of Obama, these fools are scamming people into thinking all this Trump economic tomfoolery is going to give everybody big raises great healthcare blah blah.

All thats going to happen is things will heat up, and when everything crashes the rich douchebags (like Mnuchin who scooped up all the foreclosures last time and made a mint...)  are going to vacuum up all the leftovers like they did last time.

Not going to be pretty.

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2438 on: November 28, 2017, 04:13:34 PM »
https://www.vox.com/2017/11/27/16707410/conservative-group-fake-roy-moore-allegation-washington-post

It's been pretty disgusting to see the number of pervs on BOTH sides of the aisle being outed (despite the constant screeching by the right about OMG a lefty is doing it too! Oh rlly???)

But this one really takes the cake.

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2439 on: December 01, 2017, 07:12:15 PM »
Anyone following the latest on the disasterous trump stuff?

So Michael Flynn pleads guilty and is getting a plea deal.

So, think about that. No one gets a plea deal, unless they really have something vauable to give in return.

I bet there's some desperate trumpets furiously waving their hands with "nothing to see here! Nothing illegal! Fake neeeeeeewwwwss!!!"

(Gets more popcorn!)

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2440 on: December 01, 2017, 08:14:21 PM »
Would Vlad pull a Litvinenko on Flynn?  Unlikely in this day and age, but the stakes are rising.
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Re: American politics
« Reply #2441 on: December 02, 2017, 06:10:11 AM »
Would Vlad pull a Litvinenko on Flynn?  Unlikely in this day and age, but the stakes are rising.
Not sure he would. I think the Ivans are p***ing themselves laughing at the chaos. They'll deny everything, or at least find a culprit to throw to the wolves just as Gaddafi gave up Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie atrocity.

The Yanks have systematically tried to destabilise  Russia/USSR/Russia since the October revolution a hundred years ago. This is Uncle Sam getting a whiff of cyber grapeshot and domestic meddling, perhaps. And while there's a lot of huffing and puffing about Putin, I have no doubt the Yanks and their pathetic Poodle (the UK**) have been interfering similarly in Russian affairs, or trying to interfere, probably domestically, and certainly internationally.

(** not so terribly 'U' these days. But prince Harry is getting spliced, so hurrah, trebles all round and let's wave flags and be terribly patriotic.)

Time for a cup of Joe …

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2442 on: December 02, 2017, 08:58:30 AM »
But prince Harry is getting spliced, so hurrah, trebles all round and let's wave flags and be terribly patriotic.

I may not be around to see it, but I would love it if Meghan dropped a red-head and a burr-head.  The jocularity would be priceless.

Time for a cup of Joe …

First mug underway, SIR!!! 

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2443 on: December 02, 2017, 12:03:23 PM »
Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42205181
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"This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me," he told his supporters in St Charles, Missouri, on Wednesday. "Believe me, this is not good for me."

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Re: American politics
« Reply #2444 on: December 02, 2017, 01:14:03 PM »
The old saw comes to mind "...you can fool some of the people all of the time..."