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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: Southern Guardian
With a topic like this, you should have been more prepared for the ad-homs, and the 'so you mean this when you wrote that' or 'you must be that if you say this one thing' , and the leaps of assumptions and the name calling....
Discussions without personal attacks are far and fewer on ats....wonder why deny ignorance is silently eradicated from the site's ethos and slogan... or there aren't any more guest speakers or weekly shows...
We've literally given trillions of dollars in tax cuts, subsudies to the wealthiest and the corporations in this country since the start of the Reagan administration. We've given billions to the military industrial complex. Ever hear about the Pentagon’s dark money? Billions of federal dollars are vanishing into thin air. How about all that military waste?
First of all, the narrative the op suggests most definitely exists.
Just as many liberals are not "safe space snowflakes", many conservatives do not follow the "only minorities commit crime" line of thinking
Both of these are suggested by various forms of media and other places online.
So to discredit the entire message because the op happens to be against that narrative, is not helpful
The rich are getting richer, and the poor, poorer.
Many conservatives STILL talk about "trickle down economics" as if there's any validity to that phrase.
Many conservatives do still talk about jobs being stolen by illegals, as if that's our nation's problem.
Many conservatives still act like businesses are honest and well intended, and that things like encouraging and funding renewable energy are bad things....
Now, that's not every conservative. But these talking points still exist. Illegals taking jobs, corporations being picked on, and tricke down economics being valid.
They are factually incorrect representations of our system and issues.
The rich stay rich by rigging things against us.
Or is that only rich people who identify as the opposite party of yourself?