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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by RickRund » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm

wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.



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Post by wbtfg » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:42 pm

RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by catatac » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am

RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
Ya, I've never understood the mindset of people that think it's a good, sustainable idea to take money from people that work hard for it and give it to people who don't want to work. Please don't confuse this with welfare, or providing for people that are unable to work because yes these things are absolutely necessary as well. I literally had this conversation with a co worker and she flat out told me she thought everyone should get paid the same regardless of how good they were at their job, or how hard they were willing to work.


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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by iaafan » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:47 am

catatac wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am
RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
Ya, I've never understood the mindset of people that think it's a good, sustainable idea to take money from people that work hard for it and give it to people who don't want to work. Please don't confuse this with welfare, or providing for people that are unable to work because yes these things are absolutely necessary as well. I literally had this conversation with a co worker and she flat out told me she thought everyone should get paid the same regardless of how good they were at their job, or how hard they were willing to work.
Well your co-worker is certainly wrong, but people that think monopolies are good need a history lesson. It's simply bad for a country to have too much of its money tied up by a small percentage of its citizens. There's no reason for people working at places like WalMart to be on welfare.



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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by catatac » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:33 pm

iaafan wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:47 am
catatac wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am
RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
Ya, I've never understood the mindset of people that think it's a good, sustainable idea to take money from people that work hard for it and give it to people who don't want to work. Please don't confuse this with welfare, or providing for people that are unable to work because yes these things are absolutely necessary as well. I literally had this conversation with a co worker and she flat out told me she thought everyone should get paid the same regardless of how good they were at their job, or how hard they were willing to work.
Well your co-worker is certainly wrong, but people that think monopolies are good need a history lesson. It's simply bad for a country to have too much of its money tied up by a small percentage of its citizens. There's no reason for people working at places like WalMart to be on welfare.
I agree with both of these points.


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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by Bobcat4Ever » Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:56 pm

catatac wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am
RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
Ya, I've never understood the mindset of people that think it's a good, sustainable idea to take money from people that work hard for it and give it to people who don't want to work. Please don't confuse this with welfare, or providing for people that are unable to work because yes these things are absolutely necessary as well. I literally had this conversation with a co worker and she flat out told me she thought everyone should get paid the same regardless of how good they were at their job, or how hard they were willing to work.
Let me guess — your coworker wasn’t very good at her job, and wasn’t really willing to work very hard.



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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by catatac » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:51 pm

Bobcat4Ever wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:56 pm
catatac wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am
RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
Ya, I've never understood the mindset of people that think it's a good, sustainable idea to take money from people that work hard for it and give it to people who don't want to work. Please don't confuse this with welfare, or providing for people that are unable to work because yes these things are absolutely necessary as well. I literally had this conversation with a co worker and she flat out told me she thought everyone should get paid the same regardless of how good they were at their job, or how hard they were willing to work.
Let me guess — your coworker wasn’t very good at her job, and wasn’t really willing to work very hard.
Actually she is pretty good and she does work pretty hard which made it even more bizarre that she had that mind set. She just had this somewhat utopian view of a world where everyone is equal in every way and everyone is happy. Good luck with that.


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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by RickRund » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:45 pm

I just pray that "stuff like this" does not begin trickling.....

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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by codecat » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:16 pm

iaafan wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:47 am
catatac wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am
RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
Ya, I've never understood the mindset of people that think it's a good, sustainable idea to take money from people that work hard for it and give it to people who don't want to work. Please don't confuse this with welfare, or providing for people that are unable to work because yes these things are absolutely necessary as well. I literally had this conversation with a co worker and she flat out told me she thought everyone should get paid the same regardless of how good they were at their job, or how hard they were willing to work.
[b]Well your co-worker is certainly wrong, but people that think monopolies are good need a history lesson. [/b] It's simply bad for a country to have too much of its money tied up by a small percentage of its citizens. There's no reason for people working at places like WalMart to be on welfare.
I never thought that I would agree with you but monopolies are not good an any form of economic system. It puzzles me though why you would promote socialism so feverishly, when socialism by its definition places control of the means of production and distribution in the hands of one entity - the State.

Definition:
Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
Are those in any central government a better class of human being and immune from greed, sloth, or hunger for power hunger? Unfortunately for most every country that has tried socialism, the flaw in Marxist theory is ignores this elements of human greed and sloth, these dynamics apply to the so called "Democratic Socialism" as well. A good look at the history, that you mention, where socialism has been tried should shed some light on the failures or socialism.

This is a list of the most well known countries that tried socialism: The Communist USSR (i.e. Soviet Union), Communist Cuba, and Communist China, Cambodia, East Germany, Ethiopia, North Korea, Poland, Romania, and Venezuela.

THESE Are the Most Telling Failures of Socialism
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/ ... -socialism

These countries trial is not too well known as the fact that they rejected socialism has been neatly avoided by history in our schools (Isreal, India, and the United Kingdom). You can find many sources about the trials of these three (not using a google search engine), as well as list of countries that have tried this failed ideology that never dies.
Three Nations That Tried Socialism and Rejected It
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/ ... ejected-it

We could add one more country that tried and rejected socialism...
The fact that it has been tried and failed in America before should perk your interest as it tells just how it failed and what rescued them]Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/24/so ... verywhere/


Socialism - the financial model historically used to control the masses! It has noting to do with
freedom, and seriously erodes the primary constitutional freedom of free enterprise.

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Post by Cataholic » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:35 pm

These posts reminded me a Facebook post. It is an interesting take on socialism.




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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by TomCat88 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm

codecat wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:16 pm
iaafan wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:47 am
catatac wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am
RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
Ya, I've never understood the mindset of people that think it's a good, sustainable idea to take money from people that work hard for it and give it to people who don't want to work. Please don't confuse this with welfare, or providing for people that are unable to work because yes these things are absolutely necessary as well. I literally had this conversation with a co worker and she flat out told me she thought everyone should get paid the same regardless of how good they were at their job, or how hard they were willing to work.
[b]Well your co-worker is certainly wrong, but people that think monopolies are good need a history lesson. [/b] It's simply bad for a country to have too much of its money tied up by a small percentage of its citizens. There's no reason for people working at places like WalMart to be on welfare.
I never thought that I would agree with you but monopolies are not good an any form of economic system. It puzzles me though why you would promote socialism so feverishly, when socialism by its definition places control of the means of production and distribution in the hands of one entity - the State.

Definition:
Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
Are those in any central government a better class of human being and immune from greed, sloth, or hunger for power hunger? Unfortunately for most every country that has tried socialism, the flaw in Marxist theory is ignores this elements of human greed and sloth, these dynamics apply to the so called "Democratic Socialism" as well. A good look at the history, that you mention, where socialism has been tried should shed some light on the failures or socialism.

This is a list of the most well known countries that tried socialism: The Communist USSR (i.e. Soviet Union), Communist Cuba, and Communist China, Cambodia, East Germany, Ethiopia, North Korea, Poland, Romania, and Venezuela.

THESE Are the Most Telling Failures of Socialism
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/ ... -socialism

These countries trial is not too well known as the fact that they rejected socialism has been neatly avoided by history in our schools (Isreal, India, and the United Kingdom). You can find many sources about the trials of these three (not using a google search engine), as well as list of countries that have tried this failed ideology that never dies.
Three Nations That Tried Socialism and Rejected It
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/ ... ejected-it

We could add one more country that tried and rejected socialism...
The fact that it has been tried and failed in America before should perk your interest as it tells just how it failed and what rescued them]Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/24/so ... verywhere/
A lot of people are labeled socialists by the conservative right, but that doesn't mean they're socialists. This is a political move. There are different types of socialists. A socialist is not the same as a democratic socialist.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/count ... -countries
Democratic Socialism vs. Socialism
Both democratic Socialism and socialism advocate for a redistribution of wealth and power to meet public needs, not make profits for a few. Both aim to weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of the working people.

Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.


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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by catatac » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:29 pm

TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm
codecat wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:16 pm
iaafan wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:47 am
catatac wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am
RickRund wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:40 pm
wbtfg wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm
This is a bad thing?

If it is government induced, forced on them by government policies you're darned right it's bad.
Ya, I've never understood the mindset of people that think it's a good, sustainable idea to take money from people that work hard for it and give it to people who don't want to work. Please don't confuse this with welfare, or providing for people that are unable to work because yes these things are absolutely necessary as well. I literally had this conversation with a co worker and she flat out told me she thought everyone should get paid the same regardless of how good they were at their job, or how hard they were willing to work.
[b]Well your co-worker is certainly wrong, but people that think monopolies are good need a history lesson. [/b] It's simply bad for a country to have too much of its money tied up by a small percentage of its citizens. There's no reason for people working at places like WalMart to be on welfare.
I never thought that I would agree with you but monopolies are not good an any form of economic system. It puzzles me though why you would promote socialism so feverishly, when socialism by its definition places control of the means of production and distribution in the hands of one entity - the State.

Definition:
Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
Are those in any central government a better class of human being and immune from greed, sloth, or hunger for power hunger? Unfortunately for most every country that has tried socialism, the flaw in Marxist theory is ignores this elements of human greed and sloth, these dynamics apply to the so called "Democratic Socialism" as well. A good look at the history, that you mention, where socialism has been tried should shed some light on the failures or socialism.

This is a list of the most well known countries that tried socialism: The Communist USSR (i.e. Soviet Union), Communist Cuba, and Communist China, Cambodia, East Germany, Ethiopia, North Korea, Poland, Romania, and Venezuela.

THESE Are the Most Telling Failures of Socialism
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/ ... -socialism

These countries trial is not too well known as the fact that they rejected socialism has been neatly avoided by history in our schools (Isreal, India, and the United Kingdom). You can find many sources about the trials of these three (not using a google search engine), as well as list of countries that have tried this failed ideology that never dies.
Three Nations That Tried Socialism and Rejected It
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/ ... ejected-it

We could add one more country that tried and rejected socialism...
The fact that it has been tried and failed in America before should perk your interest as it tells just how it failed and what rescued them]Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/24/so ... verywhere/
A lot of people are labeled socialists by the conservative right, but that doesn't mean they're socialists. This is a political move. There are different types of socialists. A socialist is not the same as a democratic socialist.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/count ... -countries
Democratic Socialism vs. Socialism
Both democratic Socialism and socialism advocate for a redistribution of wealth and power to meet public needs, not make profits for a few. Both aim to weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of the working people.

Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.
Unfortunately, there is a fundamental flaw with this concept. Some people are just flat out lazy and don't want to work. I agree if adults are willing to work, contribute to society, and be at least somewhat productive... they should earn privileges like health care and secondary education.


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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

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TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.

If today's Democrat is a socialist than today's Republican is a fascist.



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Post by RickRund » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:39 am

The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 am
TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.

If today's Democrat is a socialist than today's Republican is a fascist.
I am not a member of the "R" party but am wondering how I might be a fascist? I sit to the right, Tea Party/Freedom Caucus.....



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Post by The Butcher » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:00 pm

RickRund wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:39 am
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 am
TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.

If today's Democrat is a socialist than today's Republican is a fascist.
I am not a member of the "R" party but am wondering how I might be a fascist? I sit to the right, Tea Party/Freedom Caucus.....
I was being facetious. People are throwing around "socialist/socialism" constantly without understanding the true meaning. So I was doing the same for Republicans. In today's GOP there are actions taken by certain politicians that are in line with fascism, but no I wouldn't label anyone in the party as a true fascist.



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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by RickRund » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:11 pm

The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:00 pm
RickRund wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:39 am
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 am
TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.

If today's Democrat is a socialist than today's Republican is a fascist.
I am not a member of the "R" party but am wondering how I might be a fascist? I sit to the right, Tea Party/Freedom Caucus.....
I was being facetious. People are throwing around "socialist/socialism" constantly without understanding the true meaning. So I was doing the same for Republicans. In today's GOP there are actions taken by certain politicians that are in line with fascism, but no I wouldn't label anyone in the party as a true fascist.
Gotcha...

Just curious what some of the "r" ideas are that might lean fascist.



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Post by Cataholic » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:55 pm

RickRund wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:11 pm
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:00 pm
RickRund wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:39 am
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 am
TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.

If today's Democrat is a socialist than today's Republican is a fascist.
I am not a member of the "R" party but am wondering how I might be a fascist? I sit to the right, Tea Party/Freedom Caucus.....
I was being facetious. People are throwing around "socialist/socialism" constantly without understanding the true meaning. So I was doing the same for Republicans. In today's GOP there are actions taken by certain politicians that are in line with fascism, but no I wouldn't label anyone in the party as a true fascist.
Gotcha...

Just curious what some of the "r" ideas are that might lean fascist.
Wouldn’t defund the police be considered a fascist principle? Isn’t that a Democratic speaking point?



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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by iaafan » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:49 pm

Cataholic wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:55 pm
RickRund wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:11 pm
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:00 pm
RickRund wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:39 am
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 am
TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.

If today's Democrat is a socialist than today's Republican is a fascist.
I am not a member of the "R" party but am wondering how I might be a fascist? I sit to the right, Tea Party/Freedom Caucus.....
I was being facetious. People are throwing around "socialist/socialism" constantly without understanding the true meaning. So I was doing the same for Republicans. In today's GOP there are actions taken by certain politicians that are in line with fascism, but no I wouldn't label anyone in the party as a true fascist.
Gotcha...

Just curious what some of the "r" ideas are that might lean fascist.
Wouldn’t defund the police be considered a fascist principle? Isn’t that a Democratic speaking point?
It's a common misconception (and far right wing speaking point) that "defunding the police" means completely stripping law enforcement of all of their funding. While some organizations are indeed calling for the abolishment or dismantling of police altogether, "defunding the police" simply means reducing police department budgets and redistributing those funds towards essential social services that are often underfunded, such as housing, education, employment, mental health care, and youth services.



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Re: Just wait, it'll trickle down

Post by Cataholic » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:50 pm

iaafan wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Cataholic wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:55 pm
RickRund wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:11 pm
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:00 pm
RickRund wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:39 am
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 am
TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Democratic socialists, however, do not think the government should immediately take control of all aspects of the economy. Democratic Socialism focuses more on providing basic needs to all people, such as health care and education. Democratic Socialism, unlike Socialism, would achieve this through democratic means and not an authoritarian rule.

If today's Democrat is a socialist than today's Republican is a fascist.
I am not a member of the "R" party but am wondering how I might be a fascist? I sit to the right, Tea Party/Freedom Caucus.....
I was being facetious. People are throwing around "socialist/socialism" constantly without understanding the true meaning. So I was doing the same for Republicans. In today's GOP there are actions taken by certain politicians that are in line with fascism, but no I wouldn't label anyone in the party as a true fascist.
Gotcha...

Just curious what some of the "r" ideas are that might lean fascist.
Wouldn’t defund the police be considered a fascist principle? Isn’t that a Democratic speaking point?
It's a common misconception (and far right wing speaking point) that "defunding the police" means completely stripping law enforcement of all of their funding. While some organizations are indeed calling for the abolishment or dismantling of police altogether, "defunding the police" simply means reducing police department budgets and redistributing those funds towards essential social services that are often underfunded, such as housing, education, employment, mental health care, and youth services.
You are correct that defund the police has more than one level of disbandment and/or dismantlement. However, they all call for reducing the funding of police. Why do we need to defund the police to create more social services? Cant the money be found elsewhere? And just take a look at Democratic urban areas that are now seeing spiking levels of violence due to reduced police presence. It is hard to fathom how removing police can actually reduce crime....🤷‍♂️

And you alluded to “some organizations” that believe in removal of police. What party do those folks belong to? Did you know that a Democratic candidate actually lobbied to defund the Pentagon?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democr ... ntagon.amp



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Post by seataccat » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:19 pm

wapiti wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:54 am
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:46 am
wapiti wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:41 am
The Butcher wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:30 am
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Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:10 am
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Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:02 am
Trickle down economics doesn't work. The Republican party has been saying this since the 1980s, but the wealth gap has only increased. It sounds good in theory, but it hasn't worked.
Under capitalism, when the rich get richer the poor get richer too. Yes, the gap may widen, but both groups do better financially.
Not many economists would agree with you. In the last 50 years advanced economies have found that tax cuts for the rich widened inequality without having any significant effect on jobs or growth.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... s-build-up

Just look at the pandemic- America’s 651 billionaires has jumped by over $1trillion while millions of Americans have slipped into poverty and food scarcity and homelessness is on the rise.
https://www.cbpp.org/research/poverty-a ... ousing-and

Trickle down economics might have worked 100+ years ago, but it isn't working now.
What do you mean by "widened inequality"?
I don't understand your question.
Anyway; my argument is based on data, perhaps you could do the same so I can understand your perception based on fact not theory?
So you do not understand you own statement???

What do you mean by widened inequality?

What is so evil about inequality?

If you are referring to financial equality, then most likely everyone will be poor. If everyone is poor then everyone will be financially equal.

But under capitalism everyone is given a chance to make themselves better. No, not everyone will have the same opportunity, but everyone is given a chance. Here in the US, we probably have one the the most even playing fields for people to better themselves. But liberals seem to want to destroy this opportunity to better yourself. Instead, it is suppose to be up to the government to better the people.

The video I linked by John Stossel explains it quite well.
How do you define capitalism? We just handed over $6 trillion dollars of taxpayer money to the largest multinational corporations in our country and that is on top of the multi trillion dollar quantitative easing program that has been in place for years to subsidize the gains on wall street. Did you forget about the taxpayer bailout of the banks and wall street 2008? Is that how you define capitalism? We have a gigantic system of grifters fleecing the working class taxpayers in this country. Please stop with your nonsense about how the inequality in the country since the 1980's is anything but corrupt politics.


"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
Voltaire

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