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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2020 09:45 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/25/2020 09:45 AM
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A Bit of Winston Wisdom

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." ~ Winston Churchill






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Posted on: 2020-02-25 10:06:30   By: Anonymous
 
If only we could keep that in mind in this current political climate. The other quote that comes to mind is, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - Georges Santaya

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😉
Posted on: 2020-02-25 10:18:03   By: Anonymous
 
These are the first two quotes I’ve seen on here in years, that actually make any sense in the contexts of control- as our country toils within itself and this crucial moment in time in our constitutional dream of being aligned. Which we are....not.

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    Re: 😉
    Posted on: 2020-02-25 10:42:52   By: Anonymous
     
    ”The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.“

    -Aldous Huxley-1937


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      Re: 😉
      Posted on: 2020-02-25 11:27:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Indeed. All those frustrated, little lives now believing they have some measure of control over illegal immigrants and others they falsely see as "taking" from them.

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        Re: 😉
        Posted on: 2020-02-25 12:06:46   By: Anonymous
         
        You’re projecting the righteous indignation that he spoke of.

        Try again...

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          Re: 😉
          Posted on: 2020-02-25 12:35:41   By: Anonymous
           
          Meh forget my response, I read “little” lives out of context.



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Orwell translates a verse from Ecclesiastes 9:11
Posted on: 2020-02-25 10:25:13   By: Anonymous
 
“Objective consideration of contemporary phenomena compels the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account.“



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    Looking Back At Reaganism
    Posted on: 2020-02-25 13:28:36   By: Anonymous
     
    The liquadation of the middle class started with Reagan.
    In looking back we see a strong middle class , and low average debt, now with supply side economics being adopted starting with Reagan , the middle class has been decimated cut in half or more, student debt and consumer debt at unsustainable levels. A health care crisis, the most common cause of bankruptcy is from medical bills.

    There is another economic model, which Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren are proposing. Instead of tax cuts on top of tax cuts for the wealthy which has been the rule since Reagan, Progressives want to return to what America had before , an economy that works for the middle class, not just for the wealthy.
    The data on wealth inequality, and tax structure is an indictment of mistaken economic policies termed "trickle down". This euphemism is more correctly described as trickle up, as this has been the result of Reaganomics.

    The economic plans of Warren and Sanders have been vetted by noted economists, who say the numbers do check out. A slight wealth tax on the extremely wealthy, and the over 200 profit soaked corporations such as Amazon, Google who escape paying any US taxes. Medicare for all would be paid by a slight tax increase on moderate incomes, costing families under $2000 a year compared to $6000 /year what most pay now, with plans, which also have co -pays, fees, deductibles, which are eliminated with Medicare For All..

    America needs a new economic/ political direction , the policies and lies ,illegal activities of the illegitimate occupant of the WH. progressives offer a new direction a government that represents the majority, not only the wealthy, and special interests.

    If we are allowed an accurate election by the Republicans, which was denied in 2016 due to voter purges, we will be able to return to economic and judicial systems which fulfills the promise of our Constitution- a Republic of. by, for the people.

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      Re: Looking Back At Reaganism
      Posted on: 2020-02-25 17:10:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Outstanding and well said.

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