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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Corruption Is Legal In The United States

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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 06:23 AM
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Sorry to say that, but the whole U.S of A is based upon corruptions since day 1. Do you think all the “immigrants from the rest of the world especially Europe” was pure and innocent?



Think again sweetheart….




posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 06:29 AM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: TinySickTears

Then what was she talking about?

TheRedneck


Maybe you should pay closer attention.

Take your hate the other side blinders off



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 06:42 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake
I think she has some good points when it comes to government corruption.

About what I've heard of her or read online - socialism is not communism, some on the left want more worker input into corporation decisions, not government control. There are successful socialist governments with standards of living higher than the U.S.

On the other hand, we'll have to see how realistic her ideas are. I honestly haven't researched enough about this "New Green Deal" to know how realistic it is or what's going on.


What successful socialist governments? Name them.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
How I learned to stop worrying and love corruption, just like the bomb! Nothing that comes from her mouth is to be trusted. Arrest her now I say for trying g to usurp our way of life in America!



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

The corporation issue is a tricky one. On one hand, I agree, corporations cannot vote and therefore should have no voice in the political process; they are nothing more than profit machines run by representatives of investors with profit as their only goal. On the other hand, how does anyone get enough money to run an effective campaign without accessing corporate monies? And can we effectively prevent corporations from contributing? After all, there are a million and one ways to funnel money. A CEO is not a corporation, but he has as much right to give to a candidate's campaign as anyone else, and how does anyone know if he's giving because he supports the candidate or because his company wants him to?

And if we cannot prevent monies flowing from corporations to politicians, is it not better to at least know who those contributors are?

Here's an idea to mull over: instead of trying to stop contributions, simply pass a law that says that any corporate structure which gives money to a candidate, or any person who gives over $10,000 to a candidate, must have their name appear on every single commercial or billboard in letters at least 5% of the screen height, along with the amount contributed, for a minimum of 2 seconds. So if someone is getting tons of campaign contributions from corporations... that's fine, but make damn sure everyone who sees their ads knows about it!

It would also mean less time on TV addressing issues and more time showing who contributed, or longer commercials which cost more... it would mean more cluttered billboard ads, which would reduce their effectiveness... and it would increase the size of any print ads, making them cost more.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

She asked what restrictions there were on the president as opposed to Congress. I specified restrictions. You disagreed with my response. I asked for clarification. You insult me.

So... I'm going to say this one time and our conversation is finished until you can put a cognitive thought process together:

If Cortez thinks there needs to be laws on the President, she is a member of Congress and makes the laws. SO DO IT instead of complaining about it.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears
So, is she proposing to go after citizens United ruling?? The judiciary is not the end all be All either, it's rulings can also be challenged. If not, it just moving the goal posts from Russia collusion, now an embarrassing failure of a ruse exposed, to "oh, I bet there is corruption, let's spend two years looking for that now!!"

Don't let this amateur lead you along with the string wrapped around her pinky.
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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

She figured out the government is rampantly corrupt? It takes her a while but she eventually catches on! Bets on how long before she sells out? Seems her socialist indoctrination... errr public education rather, is deeply ingrained. My guess is not long.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

If you took that as an insult then I don't really know what to tell you.
Not going full snowflake are you?



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Just not in the mood to argue for argument's sake over something that is being intentionally withheld.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

And now the critical method is socialism as well? Not a bad day for commies.

I'll simply add some food for thought.


Q: Jobs
After reading the article it seems that you are criticizing this "niche" industry for growth during a recession, as if that's necessarily a bad thing. The largest criticism the public has about government these days is the lack of job creation: yet here you are presenting a scenario that paints the opposite picture; a beacon of job creation. Hundreds of thousands of professionals given new jobs who have families to feed. Why is this painted in such a negative light within your article?

A: Bill Arkin
I don't think that counter-terrorism was meant to be a jobs program.

I'm all for national security, but when those who are entrusted to safeguard it have an incentive to have things be just the way they are or even can benefit from inflating the nature of the threat, there is something wrong.
[...]
Q: Too big to fail?
Is there any chance this pseudo-industry, an unregulated intelligence community, is already (or will become) too big to let fail? That would mean that it's in our economic interest to be continually at war.

A: Dana Priest
well we certainly don't want the intel community to fail. we want it to get better.

Wapo - "Top Secret America"



In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the threat of terrorism again confronts Americans. More than a decade after 9/11 and hundreds of billions of dollars later, there are pressing questions about whether America’s investment in its “terrorism industrial complex” has made us safer. In FRONTLINE’s Top Secret America—9/11 to the Boston Bombings, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dana Priest traces the journey from 9/11 to the Marathon bombings and investigates the secret history of the 12-year battle against terrorism.

PBS Frontline



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears
He did not say he was offended, but yes it was a technical insult, one he has the decency and maturity to not chase around for three pages. All you have done is proven you cannot do much other than yap along like a little dog on a leash barking insults when you get the opportunity. There isn't even any bite with supporting references, just more nonsense when it is asked of you.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake
I think she has some good points when it comes to government corruption.

About what I've heard of her or read online - socialism is not communism, some on the left want more worker input into corporation decisions, not government control. There are successful socialist governments with standards of living higher than the U.S.

On the other hand, we'll have to see how realistic her ideas are. I honestly haven't researched enough about this "New Green Deal" to know how realistic it is or what's going on.


Yes and no. Socialism is a command economy, meaning the government picks winners and losers through taxes and subsidies. This is inefficient and disastrous. Socialism is the root of corruption; we already have too much socialism.

Socialism usually devolves into communism when the inefficient markets predictably falter even more. Then the government nationalizes industry and further shrinks the power base. This is when you get massive shortages and currency devaluation. During times of shortage and unrest, the police state rears its ugly head and commits mass incarceration and killings.

You can see some of the elements we already have. Facism is just a collusion between big corporations and government. We are already on the precipice of communo-facism. All of the wealth inequality and poverty are due to the current system. What we have is nowhere near to what a capitalist system looks like.

In several microcosms of our economy, we have little glimmers of capitalism and they work beautifully. Grocery stores for one. You can shop at any grocery store and pick whatever product you want. There is a little, dark facism behind the curtain though, as there are very few "mega-corporations" who own most of the food production.

I will give communism one positive point. It's an excellent diet program.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

A technical insult?

Hahaha
Ok man



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

She had a point. But got turned off when she kept saying "a bad person" "a really bad person".. referring that trump is a bad person..

Last time i checked good , average and bad people can do it too.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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Still can't answer a question, thinks they are doing something special with their half assed half brained postings.

I understand why there is a bell curve.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Even a Magic 8 Ball is right some of the time. Still, it's pretty damn useless even when you wanna play stupid with it.



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed



Too bad it's a tool a communist is using for gilding communism.

She's going to be a poster on every 20 year old's wall.

Hell, if she posed for PlayBoy, I'd put her up there too. Just not for her politics.
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posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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"Let's play a game and you're going to all play with me"!

Why do I feel like she's talking to everyone as though she's a preschool teacher?



posted on Feb, 19 2019 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Why does socialism require billionaires to fund it?

But to create a billionaire, you dont need socialism whatsoever...

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM


It doesn't require billionaires to fund it.

It requires only an equitable tax system, which we have, and it would require that the Treasury NOT be plundered by war profiteers conducting perpetual war.

Somewhere near the national debt, $22 trillion, is missing from Pentagon coffers. Half that number would accomplish much of what I understand to be the Green New Deal.




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