Revenge is on the horizon. Look up "smurfing and China" on the internet.
As the Chinese economy runs out of steam the rich increasingly trying to
move large sums of money out of the country, worried that the value of the
currency will fall and their savings will be worth less or even worthless.
Wealthy Chinese (I suppose the word "Chinamen" isn't PC) are having their
friends or family members carry $50,000, (the yearly legal limit in China)
to places like the US or Europe (smurfing). I assume once the government
figures that out, the $50K number will drop way down. There's a real
capital flight from China that could do more damage to them than our job
flight to China has done to us.
It's the culmination of 10 years of the Chinese banks willing to loan money
to nearly anyone for anything. I give them credit for knowing what comes
next: The banks fold and the government bails them out with tax payer
money, both putting tax payers deeper in debt AND reducing the value of
whatever equities they have.
I'm pretty sure Trump brought it up. He was on a Bash Bush roll last night
you would have enjoyed. He suggested taxing Carrier to force them to remain
in the US. My favorite dig was that he (Trump) won NH and only spent $2M
and Bush came in 4th but spent $44M. Then he asked "who do you want
spending your tax money?" The talking heads said Trump lost the debate but
I wouldn't be so sure. They've been so far off base this year that anything
It was quite a debate made all the more gladitorial by the cheering and
booing crowds. Tough questions were asked and evaded and the mudslinging
was epic. Whomever survives will be beaten to a pulp before facing the
Democratic candidate. One thing's for sure. Somewhere in the Cruz family
tree there are weasel genes. He's able to distort the truth the way only a
lawyer could. The only way it could be more of a spectacle would be to have
them wear togas and fight with broadswords.
With the absolute hatred many R's have for Hillary I don't see Trump losing
many votes to her despite the claims that you've heard about.
Trump's pretty clever. He defended Planned Parenthood for attending to
women's health issues at the debate. He correctly noted how much more they
do for women than abortions. Risky, but it appeals to a lot of women of
both sides who can say to their husbands "Oh yes dear, I voted for X in the
primaries" when they secretly voted for The Donald.
It's the same reason why gun control fails. Lots of liberals talk about
banning guns but they really mean banning OTHER people's guns and have their
own in the nightstand drawer. In the privacy of the voting booth, they vote
for what they *talk* against. It's the reason why despite decades of trying
to roll back Social Security, M-care and Obamacare, nothing's happened and
even worse, Bush helped created Part D Medicare to pay for people's drugs.
While Americans seem to oppose the welfare state in theory, in practice they
like it and despite the claims to the contrary the bulk of government
spending is on the middle class, not the poor.
Trump's already angling to get a lot of independent/undecided women who
can't quite bring themselves to vote for Hillary even in the name of
In the debate he really struck gold when he said "I spend $2M to win in NH
but Jeb spent $44M to come in fourth. That shows Trump knows how to get the
most bang out of each buck of campaign spending and that he might be able to
spend our tax dollars just as effectively. He certainly knows how to get
On Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:38:36 AM UTC-5, Robert Green wrote:
Trump isn't angling to appeal to anyone except the narrow base of
his existing Trumpies. Polls consistently show that he has the
highest negatives and does poorest when matched up against Hillary
or Bernie, losing to both. He got 35% of the GOP and that was his
peak, because the rest are appalled by him. Actually, some talking
head had it right. The Trump voters are people who claim to be GOP,
but hate all the GOP politicians. Mr T here is a prime example.
He spits on all the GOP, calls then Rinos, etc. But Trump, who really
isn't a GOP at all, he adores.
Really? To the rest of us it just showed why a lot of time is wasted
at the debates on insults and nonsense. How much Trump spent versus
anyone else is irrelevant. On a related topic, what I do find interesting
is Trump's continual lie that he's self-funding his campaign. Most of
the millions he's spent has come from donor, not him, yet instead of
acknowledging them, thanking them, he disses them,
ignores what they have done for him, at every opportunity. And they are
so dumb, that they probably just send him more money.
Trump appeals to me and many others because of the rotten people that are in
now and are running. I don't want any of the other Repubilcans and
certainly do not want either of the Democrats. It is time to shake up the
way things are in Washington now. Several elections ago I don't know who I
actually voted for. Could not stand Bush and did not want a Democrat so
just checked off the independant that was on the ballot. While I knew he
would not win, if enough voted for the independant then things may change or
maybe the indepenadant will actually get in.
Sure, but those are different people, mostly Republicans. I don't
know any Democrats who wouldn't vote for her, certainly no Democratic
elected official who has said he wouldn't, so it's not comparable.
I know several Democrats who detested Clinton in 2008 and thought she
was the symbol of corruption and warmongering in the Democratic Party. I
wonder if they have had conversion experiences in the last seven years.
BTW, I haven't read every single post but I've read quite a few in the
last 24 hours, and afaict you've done little or more likely nothing to
get in return the hostility for believing in God. You haven't
threatened non-believers with hell, which some others do and which is
a totally obnoxious practice. Maybe whoever has called your views
silly and something worse are mixing you up with them, he said, trying
to find some way not to blame anyone.
seems to me
the Republicans support big buisness
the Democrats support big government
so many of the big discussions are these two groups duking it out..
All the while, nobody supports the average citizen.
Especially in light of the fact that you post a lot on subjects either
related to home repair or the jibber jabber that is also discussed
here. I didn't find the first post about God but I suspect it just
came up with thread drift and one or two people must have a problem
with the topic more than you if they couldn't just ignore what annoyed
They should apologize for calling your views silly and something
worse. They weren't provoked and shouldn't have been insulting.
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