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originally posted by: Gryphon66
Did I quote you?
Did I say any variation on "since you said this ..."?
No. I did not.
I demonstrated that the majority of the non-voters are not registered to vote, so they were not merely choosing not to vote on election day. There are a multitude of reasons why they're not registered, and we have none of that data under discussion here.
If you wish to provide evidence on describing the distributions within the non-voting population of those who can't vote, those who aren't authorized to vote, etc. then we have a basis for actual discussion.
You are stating that no intent can be be inferred from non-votes. I agree. Nothing from nothing.
You are disputing yourself when you say a non-vote, a non-action, counts for something, as I have shown.
originally posted by: Grumble
I am sure that those 23 states have the lowest educational attainment, the highest teen pregnancy, the highest rates of domestic abuse, etc. It's the half of the country that are in effect more like a third world country. Now they can look forward to lower wages, less health care, and more corruption.
But you sure did teach that negro a lesson, didn't you Cletus?
originally posted by: Gryphon66
I wonder if anyone who is cheerleading for the Red Congress and the Red Wave Legislatures to create all this new legislation is aware that until the GOP took control again they were wailing and gnashing teeth over "big government interference."
I guess Republicans and their supporters only dislike government when they're not in charge.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus
Can you please state what exactly, in explicit detail makes Harry Reid a Socialist?
conservatives about health care policy, I’m often asked the question: “Do you think that Obamacare is secretly a step toward single-payer health care?” I always explain that, while progressives may want single-payer, I don’t think that Obamacare is deliberately designed to bring about that outcome. Well, yesterday on PBS’ Nevada Week In Review, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) was asked whether his goal was to move Obamacare to a single-payer system. His answer? “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
In one sense, this isn’t shocking. Reid and many other Democrats, including President Obama, have often stated that their ideal health-care system is one in which the government abolishes the private insurance market. Video of the PBS discussion isn’t yet online, but here’s how Karoun Demirjian of the Las Vegas Sun described it:
“Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.”
“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said.
Instead of passing a budget, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced a "Sense of the Senate" resolution saying that those who make more than $1 million per year should "make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit-reduction effort." In other words, they should pay more in taxes than they already do, thereby ensuring higher unemployment and a further erosion of the private sector economy.
Reid's argument has nothing to do with economics or sound fiscal policy, but has everything to do with the socialist idea of wealth redistribution and class warfare. His main argument, according to The Hill, is that rich people can "afford it."
The resolution claims that four-fifths of the income gains over the last quarter-century have accrued to the top 1 percent of earners, while the median family income has declined.
Obviously, it has not dawned on Reid that his policies are to blame for dwindling family incomes. Worse yet, Reid really doesn't want a solution - he wants an issue to demagogue.
In this candid interview, Senator Harry Reid stated his wish that a female Democrat would replace him in the Senate as well as replace Obama in the White House in 2016. Senator Reid, sick of the Tea Party influence in the Senate, also stated his wish of retiring overseas to place with saner liberal policies. He praised Sweden and Cuba as great examples of countries with superior health and welfare systems.
Harry Reid stated;
“[Cuba‘s] a poor country, but they have a lower child mortality rate than ours. Their life expectancy is now greater than ours. It’s interesting — their public health system is quite remarkable.”
Sen. Reid lauded Cuba’s public health plan, touting the socialist state’s reported low infection rate in hospitals. The country has performed admirably in decreasing the numbers of smokers via public health campaigns, he said.
In the interview Reid also praised Sweden’s combination of high living standards, few social problems, and high level of income equality.