Bernie

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Lazarus745, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Woody

    Woody Sons of Trump

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    If they give him a choice. ."yes"
     
  2. kboomarang

    kboomarang My allah, between pie and mode

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    Well, Bernie will have a quill and some homing pigeons, so he'll be able to enact the changes via executive order.
     
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  3. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    I think you know as well as everyone on here Right to Work is meant to depress wages and other expenses like benefits to the employer.
    Never can understand how anyone sides with the management in NYC or Brussels over their own interest.
    But hey its your life, if you don't care why should anyone else
     
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  4. longblade

    longblade im here to make you uncomfortable

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    Revenues were 20.6% of GDP in 2000 and we had a budget surplus.

    The GOP gained complete control in 2001 and their top priority was attacking that surplus.

    When you inherit a budget surplus and your goal is to increase the nation's debt you do so by eliminating Pay-Go rules, slashing upper-income taxes needlessly and without accounting for the loss of revenue, and then making massive, long-term, open-ended spending commitments (like wars and prescription-drug benefits) without accounting for the costs, and funded entirely by borrowing.

    The debt has gone up by $12 trillion since then and revenues are down to 15% of GDP

    It was all part of the thirty year Republican strategy called “starve the beast,” by which Republicans have worked to reduce taxes and increase the national debt as large as possible – all to create the supposed “debt crisis” that we now face and to use that crisis to eliminate programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and a slew of other programs (EPA, SEC, Planned Parenthood, collective bargaining, etc.) that the Republican class has never been able to eliminate through the democratic process.
     
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  5. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Must be all a coincidence!
    I'd laugh but it's too sad
     
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  6. Pup Driver

    Pup Driver Well-Known Member

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    Right to work is contributing to the problem that Central States has with their pensions . The nonpaying dues guy still gets a pension that he never contributed to thanks to all these liberal labor laws .
     
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  7. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dues money does not go to the pension funds, I kind of thought that everyone who worked at a union carrier knew that.
     
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  8. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    That's correct.
    Most of the dues money goes into the fat cat's pockets. What doesn't go into their own personal pockets goes to pay the attorney fees for those who got caught putting too much into their own pockets.
    :hide:
     
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  9. longblade

    longblade im here to make you uncomfortable

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    But all right to work gop supporters know your dues goes to support all the democrats running for office:19:
     
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  10. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    I voted Bernie today
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  11. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    :smiliewhs:
    I'm just hoping that your second stop for the day was at the psych ward.
    :sorrow:
     
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  12. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    It was him or Hillary. I voted against Hillary. Would you rather I vote Clinton?
     
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  13. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    Jimmy's old dog Zeuss is always available as a write-in.
    Keep that in mind come November.
    :1036316054:
     
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  14. Pup Driver

    Pup Driver Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's correct I should have reword it in a different way . Because of the union in this case, Central States the the right to work crowd are required a Teamster pension even though they are not union members . I think the whole plan is to get as many to not be union but still get union benefits will soon drain the unions and the grand scheme of their plan is to have no unions at all . Why anyone that has to work for a living would favor be an employee at will , I don't understand .
     
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  15. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You and I could maybe start our own union busting company and compete with ol' Jim Carville. We could cut his rates and still pocket a healthy sum.
     
  16. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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  17. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    You do realize that there aren't enough union jobs to go around right? There are millions of trucks on the road, and less than 1 million (?) Union drivers. Just sayin'.
    Could the industry use more Union jobs? Heck yes, but people have families to feed.
    Personally, I think the Union should have done a better job organizing companies over the years, and it would have been a whole lot better sales pitch had they not allowed the members to get screwed over by their companies and the pension plans.
     
  18. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    And at any good restaurant, there is one of Bernie's breath mints sitting on top of it.

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  19. longblade

    longblade im here to make you uncomfortable

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  20. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    Even Trump can't make America look worse than it currently does. The only way that we sink any lower is to elect another Democrat.
     

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