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Sorry, but I blame the teachers union for the categorical dumbing down of American Public Education. No money to anything union, If I get my way.
originally posted by: mikegrouchy
originally posted by: imjack
Honestly, we're leaving Earth via Dimension and Time Travel far before we ever build any spaceship and fly somewhere in it. Both have much more practicality than something that is considered to be the 'frontier'.
Even then Quantum Teleportation is right around the corner compared to interstellar spaceships.
Once we do have them, bending space will probably be their only function and they will have unimpressive speeds.
Humans are freaking cheaters.
Sorry but a mandatory ID check is required to engage me in any discussion Time Travel.
What is the Time Travelers password?
Part of the "strange" world that Einstein explained in 1905 in his theory of relativity is that time and space are joined in our universe as a four-dimensional fabric known as space-time. Stranger yet is the concept that both space and time warp as mass or speed is increased. Travel fast and time moves more slowly.
Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
originally posted by: olaru12
Trump is a member of my union SAG/AFTRA and even gets a pension. Try and keep up!
I'm sitting in my office right now, courtesy of the NM Republican party media pool and everyone around me, even our grips and secretaries are Union proud, Union strong.
Your GOP campaign ads brought to you courtesy of Union craftsmen and labor.... Ironic isn't it?
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: mikegrouchy
If I'm following your logic here, you want the next President to pay down the debt? I hope you know if we did that our economy would crash because there would be no money left in the system. You like to talk about global economic disaster. Well paying off 100% of America's debt would 100% cause one.
originally posted by: Snarl
You can bitch if you want. The Don said nothing about being America's economic savior. Nobody could fix a $220 Trillion debt. ... Nobody.
So why is it Trump's fault?
originally posted by: Aazadan
Anyways, I'll take a crack at a $220 trillion in 25 years, half the time we're on the hook for.
Lets repeal Reagan's changes to CPI and start properly counting inflation again so we can fix pay rates.
Next, raise revenues from $4 trillion to $5.5 trillion. Pay for this by moving to single payer, removing the ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid. This would save $592 billion annually on the governments side, and $4500/person on the taxpayer side (which is then available to be taxed). Totaling 1.5 trillion per year. Over 25 years at a heightened inflation rate of 4.5% (vs our normal 3.5% right now), higher so that we can roll out bigger COL adjustments to fix things, that becomes about 16.5 trillion come 2041. That's an average of 11 trillion/year over 25 years or $275 trillion.
Done, and with a $55 trillion surplus to spare.
originally posted by: AVoiceOfReason
why do you give a damn about the debt? i want infrastructure and security. you know, the # that actually has an effect on my life.