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Bernie Sanders Goes After Trump Supporters

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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: BIGPoJo
The US already spends less per capita than every other developed nation, and were doing so with a ridiculously large defense budget. The amount spent on citizens in the US is comparable to Mexico.


Source please.




posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 09:55 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Maybe the rest of the world should pay the USA "tribute" for being the world police and protector? We could supplement our income that way instead of increasing taxes...?



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Aazadan

Maybe the rest of the world should pay the USA "tribute" for being the world police and protector? We could supplement our income that way instead of increasing taxes...?


We pay other countries for the right to defend them. That one of the reasons why our defense budget is so large.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: BIGPoJo
Source please.


I'll post some sources later, can't seem to find the link on wikipedia anymore so I have to actually recompute the numbers myself. I'll do it later tonight.


originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Aazadan

Maybe the rest of the world should pay the USA "tribute" for being the world police and protector? We could supplement our income that way instead of increasing taxes...?


We could try and act like armed thugs asking for protection money but what the rest of the world is going to do is respond by trade embargoing us. Superpowers are made and lost these days by economic ties and refusing to trade with us would end our super power status overnight. It would also cost our economy trillions, which is way more than we're talking about with a tax increase.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 10:44 PM
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Unfortunately we live in an era in which the art of propaganda has become subtle and omnipresent. No longer do we see the crude and ineffective posters exhorting workers to put forth extra work for the nation, as in the infamous propaganda campaigns of the Soviet Union. The Americans were always better propagandists, after all. And we have had decades to hone this art further with the collapse of all real opposition to global capitalism. When propaganda is unnoticeable, does it go unnoticed?

Or does it become such a feature of existence that it embeds itself into your unquestionable assumptions about life?

Before you castigate Bernie about illegal immigration policies, or rant about socialism, think. What do I actually hate? Is it the immigrants, or the bosses who lay me off in favor of cheaper labor? Do I hate the workers in the sweat shops who kill themselves for scraps of bread, or do I hate the suited psychopaths who judge that a fair trade for cheaper jeans? Do I actually know anything about socialism beyond what those self-same bosses told me?

WHY do I let the very class who benefit from my ignorance inform me? WHY do I listen when the slave-masters tell me socialism means slavery?

Who benefits here? Who loses?

edit on 27-12-2015 by freakwars because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 11:08 PM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
Sanders is going to show Trump supporters why they'd be better off with him in office, having seen the anylisis of Trumps tax plan I would say Sanders is right! Out of our three leading politicians, two are running for president because the feel they deserve it, the third candidate is Bernie Sanders, who is running because he knows Hilary nor the republicans are in support of American people, the working class.




In a ‘Face the Nation’ interview

Senator Bernie Sanders is going after Donald Trump’s fan base.

When the Democratic presidential candidate appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, he suggested that Trump’s supporters would be better off voting for him.

Sanders reiterated a point similar to one Obama stated last week when he accused the GOP frontrunner of exploiting working-class fears. As Sanders told “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson, “Many of Trump’s supporters are working-class people and they’re angry.” They work long hours and earn much less than their wealthy counterparts, he said, and many of their jobs are being shipped overseas to cheaper manufacturing countries.



We need policies that bring us together,” Sanders told Dickerson. Policies “that take on the greed of Wall Street, the greed of corporate America, and create a middle class that works for all of us rather than an economy that works just for a few.”


source

Now for a little more details on the Trumpsters tax plan:


Analysis of Donald Trump Tax Plan Sees a Boon for Wealthy and Trillions in Debt

Donald J. Trump’s tax plan would benefit the wealthiest Americans the most while saddling the economy with trillions of dollars in new debt, according to an analysis released on Tuesday by the Tax Policy Center.



The proposal would cut the top tax rate to 25 percent from 39.6 percent, and bring down the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent. It would also end federal income taxes on individuals making less than $25,000 and married couples who file their taxes jointly earning less than $50,000.

Despite the populist tone of his campaign, Mr. Trump’s plan appears to open new loopholes that would allow the well-off to shave their tax bills and could debilitate the economy as lawmakers look for requisite spending cuts. According to analysts at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the cuts would mean nearly $25 trillion in lost government revenue over the next 20 years, and swell the ratio of debt to gross domestic product from about 74 percent to 180 percent.


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But then we all know the rich need more free sh]i[t,

because they always go to bed hungry,

hungry for more money that is!






Answer this first: Who owns this "Tax Policy Center" ????

Their website says this: Independent analyses of current and emerging tax policy issues from the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution.


They are a Washington DC ThinkTank. In other words they do not work for free, somebody funded this research.

Something a good mentor taught me many years ago; Step-1 The answer to any question you have in life is "where is the money coming from?"



Furthermore, please explain to me how taking on "the greed of Wall Street, the greed of corporate America" is going to accomplish anything??

Do you really think GREED can be legislated? Can LOVE be legislated? Or ANGER???

Greed is human nature, which is why capitalism (with fair regulation) is the greatest system in the world!! At it's most basic level it operates in a way we understand naturally: (everyone wants to screw you!) Capitalism does not try to pitch you a bunch of Kumbaya hippie bullshi+, it operates on the simple doctrine of acquiring something for as CHEAP as possible, and selling it for as much PROFIT as possible!!!

Simple. We all want to do it. We all WILL do it given the chance! BECAUSE IT'S HUMAN NATURE.

So now that we're all clear about the nature of mankind and on the same page here, how can we genuinely HELP Average Americans?


By lowering corporate TAXES. But oh noes!!! The EVIL corporations!!! WRONG. Corporations will go wherever is favorable to them. So by lowering corporate taxes, Trump will create AMERICAN JOBS!!!

The whole reason the USA is so f*cked right now is because of jerkoffs like Mitt Romney buying company after company and offshoring every possible job he could in order to make them more profitable and then turn around and sell the companies he bought at bargain prices for BILLIONS in profits. Oh and he also tanked numerous companies by liquidating pension funds in order to fund new developments or equipment and make the company look good, sell for a tidy profit, and then boom a few months later the company fails and all the long-time employees are left with no pension.... Seriously, read about it!

So I'm not really a GOP supporter (or a Trump fan) and in fact I change party's frequently based on who and what is happening.

Encouraging corporations to operate WITHIN the USA, is the way to fix our problems. And further, imposing higher taxes on imported items as well as an added tax specifically on goods produced by American companies overseas.

By the way, I have an American company. I compete with an inferior product made in Eastern Europe where it is sold with zero import tax throughout the EU, while my product is taxed up to 50% upon import due to being made outside the EU.... Their crappy product also faces zero import taxes to the USA so they can undercut me in my own country. If we had fair protectionist policies then their product would cost more or equal to mine in the USA, and my sales would probably triple since for the same money most Americans would rather buy American and get their customer handled here.

2015 was a tough year, but I just recently hired my first full-time employees. Those kids jobs rely on American businesses being able to COMPETE in the world, not on more bullsht freebies. The entire world economy is based on BUILDING THINGS, not on welfare.


If you all fall for Bernies Marxist bullshi+ I really can't explain how foolish you are other than to say; read about the murder, treachery, corruption, power struggles and ultimate downfalls of EVERY Marxist government. Capitalism may not pretend to be your best frend, but Marxism does a great job of hiding its evil.





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edit on 27-12-2015 by 8675309jenny because: added own company experience



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: Surveyor7

It's all laid out right here...

Bernie on the issues



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 11:49 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: AlaskanDad

It's common sense, if you cut taxes on the people paying the most, they're going to have to raise taxes on those in the middle. Tax rates on the poor are irrelevant because they don't have any wealth. Those in the middle have just enough though that reasonable amounts of revenue can be raised. If you drop the rates on the wealthy to 25%, then pretty much everyone from the 30th percentile and up is going to be paying 25%. Additionally, federal programs will be offloaded to the states to make up the difference, and the states will follow suit.

Trumps plan will increase the taxes of the middle 60% of Americans all while giving discounts to the rest.
Unfortunately for Bernie, he will not get any Trump supporters...Trump supporter know what Trump stands for...His tax plan is contingent upon jobs coming back to America from China, Mexico, Indonesia, India, etc., which will dramatically increase the tax base in America...As a result there will be no tax increases for the working middle class...[/p][p]

Bernie was forced over the weekend however to admit his tax plan increases taxes on all Americans to pay for his socialist programs...AND Bernie has no plan to bring jobs back to America...We've seen how Bernie's plan functions in other Communist Countries...So no thanks Bernie...We'll stick with Trump...



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: 8675309jenny



Wow you invoked Marx when referring to a democratic socialist, maybe you think Lenin built the us highways???

Maybe Castro helped him build the roads in Florida?

Honestly your post reminds me of the Marx Brothers and their form of Marxism!



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 12:26 AM
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a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Indeed. A vote for Bernie is a vote for the Status-Quo.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 02:20 AM
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originally posted by: schuyler
Maybe Bernie Sanders should go after Clinton supporters first, unless he's already working for them and doesn't expect to get the nomination anyway.

Focus, Bernie; focus!


It's hard to focus when Alzheimer's and Dementia are clouding your mind.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 02:47 AM
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you know, I think the irony is that although this thread is mostly about Sanders, it probably only has the traffic it does because of Trumps name
. Although I have very much enjoyed seeing some of that serious number crunching on their actual tax plans by a handful of you. Thats good work guys, the kind of substance I enjoy seeing in a thread.

Honestly I really am fond of some of Sander's policies, and many of them make sense. But He is a Democrat and thus has plans to eviscerate the 2nd amendment, and therefore I have to default to GOP no matter how ad they want to make it. Because no matter how bad it is, at least if we have our guns we have our freedom.

a reply to: 8675309jenny

Well said, it is hard not to agree with that.
edit on 28-12-2015 by AmericanRealist because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 02:53 AM
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originally posted by: BIGPoJo
Source please.


Here you go. remembered the Mexico bit wrong, were a good bit higher than them, even without defense spending. However, the US is at #40 overall.

Name Budget/Population
Vatican City 365911.799761621
Luxembourg 45296.4519555633
Norway 40173.4264768768
Sweden 28164.9197843569
Switzerland 25824.0832149479
Finland 25038.376406862
Austria 25004.0749946783
Netherlands 24759.1227119602
Monaco 24365.0793650794
France 24296.8656894291
Belgium 24017.5434339384
Qatar 23476.7359729811
Falkland Islands 22666.6666666667
Australia (details) 22535.1878001741
Denmark 22371.4824133829
Marshall Islands 22102.7696793003
Ireland 21120.0759373517
Germany 20469.3181650437
Canada (details) 19946.7839367865
San Marino 19807.0856588207
Iceland 19619.0878633304
Greenland 19602.9511351891
Pitcairn Islands 17857.1428571429
Italy 17373.4046932894
United Kingdom 17067.9012345679
New Zealand 16089.324829899
Greece 14621.5826544884
Japan 14501.8915510719
Spain 14477.7173691077
Cyprus 14167.6505312869
Brunei 14081.0876426317
Gibraltar 12952.8930164355
Kuwait 12907.3647989391
Faroe Islands 12668.0087029016
Portugal 11585.7409409048
Slovenia 11357.4633516406
Isle of Man 11160.1595322911
Liechtenstein 11078.4051378111
United States of America 10915.4796822582
Niue 10884.3537414966
Bermuda 10352.2891791335
United Arab Emirates 10068.8020750799
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 9886.3074641621
Singapore 9649.5031616983
Tajikistan 9607.3784666624
Israel 8868.2332297916
Jersey 8442.4603174603
Guernsey 8150.4221028396
Macau 7774.8406157674
Malta 7633.1422054393
Slovakia 6968.9520281678
Equatorial Guinea 6953.2951256583
Saudi Arabia[14] 6938.139648413
Hungary 6924.5608691238
Cayman Islands 6748.1712970913
Estonia 6548.5341563166
Montserrat 6501.4221861032
Hong Kong 6439.591154468
British Virgin Islands 6416.1973337136
Croatia 6224.3865310902
Bahrain 6177.3790263274
Trinidad and Tobago 6042.2645213893
Lithuania 5638.8135797852
Czech Republic 5635.8385067125
Latvia 5623.9550083599
South Korea 5575.0320404196
Palau 5571.0306406685
Iraq 5560.4080284071
Aruba 5382.0511387973
Oman 5216.6993734396
Libya 5097.1647021344
Northern Mariana Islands 4138.5965889056
Cuba 4110.9358278468
Uruguay 4098.5214291193
Brazil 4060.3502417223
New Caledonia 3988.5849081174
Cook Islands 3612.5654450262
Seychelles 3555.7986870897
Venezuela 3465.0098019608
Chile 3402.1223667776
Romania 3379.6926204662
Barbados 3108.7719298246
Russia 3004.4671736873
Botswana 2895.5644622703
Thailand 2873.8633570902
Lebanon 2807.1017274472
Serbia 2754.9785343599
Georgia 2708.1378200831
Puerto Rico 2705.4469947979
Guam 2685.7766789242
Turkey 2675.8167328872
Bulgaria 2665.8528410355
Poland 2595.1824134705
Maldives 2590.4306444429
Malaysia (details) 2584.5169163659
Gabon 2441.3547743467
Mexico 2414.7762489153
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2373.6543357961
Belarus 2348.8024267448
Namibia 2318.8932537716
Kazakhstan 2297.12943899
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2285.7142857143
Panama 2258.1363308632
Mauritius 2220.0937513876
Norfolk Island 2172.0243266725
Tuvalu 2161.6541353384
South Africa 2152.5959433665
Tokelau 2126.1516654855
Colombia 2018.2884171295
Azerbaijan 2015.1914431871
Peru 1891.0720054156
Mayotte 1852.8533471279
China 1796.9693882007
Jamaica 1725.8815398976
Costa Rica 1676.2433276203
Macedonia 1643.1693450327
Federated States of Micronesia 1488.326848249
Ukraine 1392.3985787906
Nauru 1388.3379611265
Ecuador 1369.8761410823
Swaziland 1340.0335008375
Republic of the Congo 1277.0562770563
Fiji 1268.7427912341
Jordan 1263.9894667545
Dominica 1178.2362924831
Tunisia 1165.4635986566
Kosovo 1149.279976095
Mongolia 1144.4880149215
Cape Verde 1114.6402760497
Turks and Caicos Islands 1080.8061542374
Tonga 1065.3546662534
Egypt 1061.9080167952
Grenada 987.1477237535
Belize 982.867692976
Morocco 941.8814453825
Bolivia 937.7203807215
Dominican Republic 902.3556231003
Armenia 865.5126498003
Turkmenistan 862.9544191685
El Salvador 827.9645818623
Iran[1] 801.7096378807
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Saint Lucia 794.5945945946
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Syria 760.2426558648
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Guyana 717.6328825813
Paraguay 628.2657324165
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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 02:54 AM
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originally posted by: AmericanRealist
you know, I think the irony is that although this thread is mostly about Sanders, it probably only has the traffic it does because of Trumps name
. Although I have very much enjoyed seeing some of that serious number crunching on their actual tax plans by a handful of you. Thats good work guys, the kind of substance I enjoy seeing in a thread.

Honestly I really am fond of some of Sander's policies, and many of them make sense. But He is a Democrat and thus has plans to eviscerate the 2nd amendment, and therefore I have to default to GOP no matter how ad they want to make it. Because no matter how bad it is, at least if we have our guns we have our freedom.


Sanders isn't the NRA's favorite person, but as a senator for Vermont he has on numerous occasions stood up for gun rights. If he wasn't atleast somewhat pro gun he would have been voted out long ago.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 02:57 AM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: 8675309jenny



Wow you invoked Marx when referring to a democratic socialist, maybe you think Lenin built the us highways???

Maybe Castro helped him build the roads in Florida?

Honestly your post reminds me of the Marx Brothers and their form of Marxism!





Oh get over yourself. The Marxists always try to rebrand themselves and then when push comes to shove they admit their love of Marx, and cry out "but it's just no one ever implemented his ideas properly!!!" Boo hoo hoo.

Despite his perhaps good intentions, Bernie is just another Marxist fool trying to woo people with promises of free college and more bullshi.. More than 1/2 the workforce in this country are over-educated already and would have saved timeand money through apprenticeship programs rather than pouring $$$$ into the higher education cartels/banks.

And really how many PhD's in women's studies, social sciences, afro-american studies or underwater basket-weaving does the world actually need????

How about incentivizing American kids to learn an actual trade, where you earn more than some over-educated triple-PhD hipster dipsh!t selling iPads at the Applestore.....


Yea. I said it.



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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 03:11 AM
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originally posted by: 8675309jenny

How about incentivizing American kids to learn an actual trade, where you earn more than some over-educated triple-PhD hipster dipsh!t selling iPads at the Applestore.....


Yea. I said it.



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Good, people need to hear it. used to work @ Wal-Mart, and have worked alongside two people who had Masters degrees in something. They would love to brag about it or bring it up when complaining like "oh, I dont need this crap I got a Masters in so-so and whatever"

It was always fun to shut them up by saying "and here you are making the same money as me, who was kicked out of high school and got their GED. In fact I make more because I have worked here longer, plus I am not heavily indebted with 5 figures."
Oh they would just walk off fuming at that. # that, I just ended up opening my own store, and took many of that Wal-marts electronics customers as I am only like ten blocks away and import direct from China myself. Oh the irony, me stealing Wal-Marts customers



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 03:40 AM
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Bernie should start using the name Bernard because right now it's evoking these pictures of him:





The same PR mistakes as with Ron Paul. People will follow the highest levels of testosterone/estrogen choosing the new alpha.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

You do realize he is 30 points behind Clinton right?



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan

That's not a source, that's a copy paste. Source your information.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 08:13 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan
Why kind of excuse is this??? Source your information. Why in the world would we trust you "computing the numbers" and how are you even qualified to do that? Source your data or stop making claims you can't back up.
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