Some Awful truths for you Conservatives

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    1) Tax cuts aren't the answer to every question. During the 50's-80's (the most UPWARDLY MOBILE TIME for middle class Americans in our nation's HISTORY) top earners paid 90%. This had the effect of having the business owners GROW their company (which means HIRING WORKERS) instead of simply taking profit for themselves.

    2) Gays don't hurt anyone. Leave them the fuck alone.

    3) Deregulation caused the financial meltdown. And STILL conservatives oppose reigning in the banks.

    4) Iraq was a disaster.


    So we see that your domestic social and economic policies are failures. Your foreign policy is a complete and UTTER failure that will probably reap even MORE violence toward us in the future or do you think the relatives of the 100,000+ innocent Iraqi civilians will just let that sleeping dog lie?

    You couldn't have done more HARM to this country and it's people were you paid enemy agents.
     
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    1) Spending cuts are the answer
    2) Treat everyone as equal, get government out of marriage except for truly governmental things such as taxation, inheritance, and power of attorney for things such as medical decisions...
    3) Deregulation did not cause the meltdown... government's extended tendrils of influence did..
    4) Iraq was not perfect but far from a disaster... But if we were allowed to do what we were sent there for in the first place, the first time, it would have been less of a boondangle...

    5) Fuck off troll
     
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    A £516 trillion derivatives ‘time-bomb’
    Not for nothing did US billionaire Warren Buffett call them the real ‘weapons of mass destruction’


    By Margareta Pagano and Simon Evans
    12 October 12 2008

    The market is worth more than $516 trillion, (£303 trillion), roughly 10 times the value of the entire world’s output: it’s been called the “ticking time-bomb”.

    It’s a market in which the lead protagonists – typically aggressive, highly educated, and now wealthy young men – have flourished in the derivatives boom. But it’s a market that is set to come to a crashing halt – the Great Unwind has begun.

    Last week the beginning of the end started for many hedge funds with the combination of diving market values and worried investors pulling out their cash for safer climes.

    Some of the world’s biggest hedge funds – SAC Capital, Lone Pine and Tiger Global – all revealed they were sitting on double-digit losses this year. September’s falls wiped out any profits made in the rest of the year. Polygon, once a darling of the London hedge fund circuit, last week said it was capping the basic salaries of its managers to £100,000 each. Not bad for the average punter but some way off the tens of millions plundered by these hotshots during the good times. But few will be shedding any tears.

    The complex and opaque derivatives markets in which these hedge funds played has been dubbed the world’s biggest black hole because they operate outside of the grasp of governments, tax inspectors and regulators. They operate in a parallel, shadow world to the rest of the banking system. They are private contracts between two companies or institutions which can’t be controlled or properly assessed. In themselves derivative contracts are not dangerous, but if one of them should go wrong – the bad 2 per cent as it’s been called – then it is the domino effect which could be so enormous and scary.

    A £516 trillion derivatives ‘time-bomb’ « Did You Know
     
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    to your answer to question 1.. TAX THE RICH IS NOT THE ANSWER EITHER.

    2 I agree with

    3 I have no opinion on

    4 Iraq was far from a disaster it got Saddam Hussein. Who killed many of his own people.
     
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    Why not take your charts and shove them up your ass!! :cuckoo:
     
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    JFK cut tax rates for the top earners.
    We were on the Gold Standard for most of those years, let's go back.
    Clinton sign Glass/Seagall repeal, Obama won't bring it back as he's owned by the banks.
    Iraq was bad but Iran will be ok?
    90% of AIDS cases are spread by Gays.

    You speak as if Democrats had never been in charge during that time frame.
     
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    Ya gotta know its was all the Reps.

    The Dems were just innocent bystanders there MS. LOL
     
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    1) Taxing the rich and corporations IS the answer. You just don't LIKE the answer.
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    4) It doesn't bother you that we killed more innocent Iraqi civilians than Saddam did?
    It doesn't bother you that you were LIED into going to WAR?

    No wonder we got the kind of government we deserved under Bush.
     

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