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www.informationclearinghouse.info... I wonder is Cuba being under a embargo by the US had or has any bearing on why Cuba might be like it is ??? NAAAA .
By Matt Taibbi
February 08, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "Rolling Stone" - Lloyd Blankfein, Chief Executive Cephalopod of Goldman Sachs, issued a warning about the Bernie Sanders campaign this week.
"This has the potential to be a dangerous moment," he said on CNBC's Squawk Box.
The Lloyd was peeved that Sanders, whom he's never met, singled him out in a debate last week. "Another kid from Brooklyn, how about that," he lamented.
He ranted about how frightening it is that a candidate like Sanders, who seems to have no interest in "compromising" with Wall Street, could become so popular.
"Could you imagine," he asked, "if the Jeffersons and Hamiltons came in with a total pledge and commitment to never compromise with the other side?"
The slobbering Squawk Box hosts went on to propose firing all the academics in the country, because clearly it is their fault that so many young people are willing to support a socialist.
"I'm ready," said co-host Joe Kernen, "to send my daughter to Brigham Young or Liberty or something."
Then Kernen, Becky Quick and Blankfein all made jokes about how socialism doesn't work and how all those Berniebots should take a trip to Cuba.
"The best real-time experiment is, I went to Cuba," said Lloyd.
"I haven't been," Kernen said proudly.
"You should go," said Lloyd. "You go there, stop in Miami and you just see the Cuban community and how much wealth they've generated.
Of course the politics of Sanders is closer to what you'd find in Sweden or Denmark than Cuba, but they were rolling by then.
originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
a reply to: russ212
Like it or not, the future of this planet will be a universal system of one world government socialism.
It doesn't mean that you can't have your 50 acre ranch, but it will mean that those with nothing (including brain cells) still get to have basic housing, healthcare, food and higher education.
originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: greencmp
How though. We just keep insulting each other. The two parties just keep petty attacks ip and every election for the past 20 years has been nearly divided 50/50. It's sad. Fleeced by both sides and argueing about the technicalities of the fleecing.
A few things we should agree on. Elections should be publically funded. Not by unions or superpacs, or billionaires of either persuasion.
Senators shouldn't spend 70 percent of their time begging for money.
We don't need to tell people how to live their lives or what they do at home.
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: russ212
We have socialism now, except it's for the corporations with huge tax breaks, subsidies paid for by the taxpayers and preferential treatment by tptb, hidden off shore accounts and lobbyist that tell the govt what to do.
All this Bernie socialism rhetoric is just BS promoted by the scared ****less GOP. Bernie can't singularly highhandedly institute socialism in a solid Corporate oligarchy. That's just silly...
originally posted by: russ212
I am a conservative, but anything is better than a socialist
In 2012, the average American taxpayer making $50,000 per year paid just $36 towards the food stamps program.
That's just ten cents a day!
The average American family pays a staggering $6,000 a year in subsidies to Republican-friendly big business.
originally posted by: Painterz
Good news then! Because Sanders isn't actually a socialist!
All he's really talking about is maybe redirecting some of the state wealth away from multi-billionaires and mega-corporations, and using some of it to maybe improve the lot of the actual people of the United States.
He's a capitalist. Just he's trying to oppose the sheer banditry of the system currently in place.