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a reply to: chris_stibrany
No one cares, that's how bad the candidates are.
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: Gryphon66
It would help if the people on both sides or no sides could discuss these issues without making it about left or right, communism vs capitalism issues.
We keep dividing ourselves, we allow them to divide us. We should be figuring out solutions together and demanding them or building and promoting our own new party to do so.
You can't discuss the wealth gap without it becoming an attack on the right and capitalism issue for example.
originally posted by: sooth
Bernie is a fraud and it is just sad that people can't think critically enough anymore to realize it. He used to say the same thing he says about millionaires that he now says about billionaires -- that is, until he became a millionaire despite never having a job outside of politics in his life.
Notice all of rhetoric about the "wealth gap" and yet no mention of any of the actual largest drivers of said wealth gap last night such as unfettered globalist mega businesses. China didn't come up once during the debates. A little innuendo provided by Yang on the knowledge economy and the forthcoming useless class that will result -- but still, not nearly enough.
These people are relics on the 20th century. For all their so-called "diversity" they are all merely the equivalent of the old man shaking his fist at a cloud. The don't understand the so-called wealth gap, and their only solution is more greed stacked upon greed in terms of massively corrupt and bloated bureaucracy that will do nothing but exacerbate our problems.
All I see from these obviously fixed and incredibly lame debates i the democrat strategy for 2020 is to send in the clowns to fight against the king of clowns.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Gryphon66
Damn good to see you again Gryphon. One of my favorite people to discuss politics with....we need more people who can show basic rules of logic are the only weapon needed.
The right's solution to this dilemma, destroy welfare, hurt the people at the bottom and force them to work for scraps or die, because heaven forbid the rich give up a single cent to improve the standard of living at the bottom, that would be theft...
Incentivise people to work with threats of punishment, crack that whip. Actually reward people for working, use positive incentives, never.
Punish people and they'll do just enough to avoid punishment, reward them and they'll step all over themselves to earn more.
Most jobs pay just enough to avoid punishment and that's it. There's no incentive to do better. In fact many jobs reward those who work harder with more work and no raise in pay. Leading many to learn to never push themselves or it will just increase their work load. Most big business is run by psychopaths, or so it would seem.