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« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2019, 05:19:51 AM »

AOC when asked about Trump's socialism remarks in the State of the Union speech

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    .@HardballChris asked @AOC about Trump tying the "notion of socialism" to the Maduro regime.

    "He feels like he feels himself losing on the issues. Every single policy proposal that we've adopted and presented to the American public has been overwhelmingly popular." @AOC pic.twitter.com/b8zdRuJZ6A

    Ś Hardball (@hardball) February 6, 2019
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    .@AOC: ôEven some with a majority of Republican voters supporting what weĺre talking about. When we talk about a 70% marginal tax rate on incomes over $10 million, 60% Americans approve it.ö

    Ś Hardball (@hardball) February 6, 2019
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/02/06/what-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-tries-to-defend-honor-of-socialism-after-trump-invokes-venezuela-at-sotu-video/

She's in her own little world.
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« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2019, 05:42:18 AM »

You want to tax those who earn over 5 million dollars @70%?  I'm opposed to an increase in taxes but here's an idea.  When a person reaches an income over 5 million dollars give them a choice.  Pay a higher rate of tax on the amount over 5 million or show/prove/document that income is being invested into the economy somehow, be it reinvested in a business or for charitable purposes.  That way 100% of whatever that rate might be is not looted by the Federal Government first.
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« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2019, 06:16:12 AM »

She's telling kids to save the planet by skipping meat and dairy and eating a banana, without apparently realizing that our bazillion tons of bananas are all imported via evil fossil fuels. Man, she's a moron. A locally grown grass fed steak probably produces half the carbon of a bunch of imported bananas.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2019/02/06/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-tells-teens-that-eating-a-banana-with-peanut-butter-for-breakfast-will-combat-global-warming/
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« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2019, 07:04:21 AM »

She should ring up the governor of New York and ask him how that higher tax rate on the rich is working out.
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« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2019, 07:16:39 AM »

She should ring up the governor of New York and ask him how that higher tax rate on the rich is working out.

Trump's fault

Nolte: Gov. Cuomo Falsely Blames Trump for New Yorkĺs $2.3 Billion Budget Shortfall
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/05/nolte-gov-cuomo-falsely-blames-trump-for-new-yorks-2-3-billion-budget-shortfall/
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« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2019, 07:20:59 AM »

She should ring up the governor of New York and ask him how that higher tax rate on the rich is working out.

I read that yesterday with a smile. I like how he said it was hurting taxpayers, and the only way to help the taxpayers was to further tax the taxpayers.  laugh

Though I did see that he said some blurb about, "I guess if you keep taxing the rich more and more, the rich will leave." Of course I think he was blaming Trump for that, not the fact that property taxes are so high there, nor all the social programs that were counting on those dollars. Kind of a, "Trump caused the rich to see how much we were taxing them at the state level."

Edit: WLJ got in the "Trump's fault" while I was typing.  laugh
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« Reply #56 on: February 06, 2019, 07:21:27 AM »

And BTW, 70% taxes are so last week

The one per cent must pay their fair share': Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar calls for tax on the wealthy of 'up to NINETY PER CENT'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6657075/Democratic-Representative-Ilhan-Omar-calls-tax-wealthy-90-cent.html
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« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2019, 07:29:49 AM »

And BTW, 70% taxes are so last week

The one per cent must pay their fair share': Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar calls for tax on the wealthy of 'up to NINETY PER CENT'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6657075/Democratic-Representative-Ilhan-Omar-calls-tax-wealthy-90-cent.html


Yeah, if AOC truly cared about the poor, she'd be calling for 90%. It's for the children.
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« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2019, 01:16:37 PM »

My favorite comment:

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When you reach the front of the line but they're all out of bread.

 

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/02/06/caption-contest-heres-the-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-gif-we-cant-stop-watching/
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« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2019, 04:26:04 PM »

And BTW, 70% taxes are so last week

The one per cent must pay their fair share': Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar calls for tax on the wealthy of 'up to NINETY PER CENT'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6657075/Democratic-Representative-Ilhan-Omar-calls-tax-wealthy-90-cent.html
I would be curious to see the income of billionaires in this country and see what their actual annual income is.  People always forget that income does not necessarily equal wealth and wealthy people can always reorganize to make their income whatever they need it to be. 
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« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2019, 05:54:07 PM »

I would be curious to see the income of billionaires in this country and see what their actual annual income is.  People always forget that income does not necessarily equal wealth and wealthy people can always reorganize to make their income whatever they need it to be. 

Yeah. Like "Income? I don't have any income at all. I just have a pile of gold ingots in a vault in the Cayman Islands."
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« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2019, 06:29:04 PM »

Take the top 1%
Seize all their assets
Make 99% of the people happy!
See? I could be a new (democratic) congressperson!
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« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2019, 06:33:17 PM »

Take the top 1%
Seize all their assets

Cover medicare for all for about three weeks

Fixed.  grin
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« Reply #63 on: February 06, 2019, 06:36:19 PM »

Add Blame Trump when it all collapses
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« Reply #64 on: February 06, 2019, 08:10:29 PM »

If the Democrats keep shooting themselves in the foot, maybe we can draft the Dirty Jobs guy to run in 2020.  He'd trounce The Donald in a primary and I think the Ds might get a million or so votes...total, in the general election.
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« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2019, 05:55:08 AM »

If the Democrats keep shooting themselves in the foot, maybe we can draft the Dirty Jobs guy to run in 2020.  He'd trounce The Donald in a primary and I think the Ds might get a million or so votes...total, in the general election.
The D's have more illegal votes than that. 
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« Reply #66 on: February 07, 2019, 07:32:30 AM »

Oh man! Here's one time when I like what Nancy Pelosi says (on Bronxy's green deal):

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ôIt will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,ö Pelosi told Politico on Wednesday. ôThe green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but theyĺre for it right?ö

 
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« Reply #67 on: February 07, 2019, 07:34:49 AM »

Pot, this is Kettle. Kettle, this is pot.

If I was there I would have asked her "You mean just like with Obama Care?"
I would pay good money to see the look on her face after that.
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« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2019, 07:40:37 AM »

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« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2019, 10:40:30 AM »

I can see why Pelosi might be distancing herself from AOC right now:

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/02/07/who-the-hell-wrote-this-details-of-aocs-green-new-deal-are-something-else-screenshots/

"Eliminate all air travel and replace with trains" What about the ATC workers you were supporting in the shutdown? Now you want to eliminate their jobs?

"Update or replace EVERY building in the US with green power".

"Economic security for everyone in the US who is unable or UNWILLING to work."
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« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2019, 10:49:12 AM »

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We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 yearsbecause we arenĺt sure that weĺll be able to fully get rid of  farting cows and airplanes that fast,

WTF? It actually says that
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« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2019, 10:52:19 AM »

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« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2019, 02:14:31 PM »

So I guess no farting cows would mean no cows and by extension no pigs no chickens and so on. Guess we all need to start buying vegan cookbooks, right?
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« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2019, 04:02:31 PM »

We don't need 70 or 90%.  We just need to limit the long term capital gains rate so that the uber rich aren't paying less than their secretaries.

Phase it out at around $100k or so so that people who worked for their money aren't paying more taxes than those that simply got returns from investments.
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« Reply #74 on: February 08, 2019, 06:22:05 AM »

"Latinos should be exempt from immigration laws"

As I always say, the only immigrants the left seems to think exist are those from South of the border.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-calls-to-abolish-ice-says-latinos-must-be-exempt-from-immigration-laws-because-they-are-native-to-us
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