The ULTIMATE indictment on left-wing policy

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    Venezuela is a liberal utopia.
     
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    That other member has only an opinion that leads him/her to make an claim. S/he doesn't actually have an argument, let alone a sound one. To wit, a teacher in almost all instances has at least a baccalaureate degree, which last I checked, is only obtained from institutions of higher learning. In 2015, nearly 1 in 3 adults (33 percent) held a bachelor’s or higher degree. Achieving an educational level that 2/3rds of the population does not achieve most certainly counts as a "high degree of educational attainment." That there are higher levels of educational attainment doesn't make a baccalaureate degree be not high too.

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    Though not probative in determining whether or not a baccalaureate degree is a "high degree of educational attainment," it's worth noting that that a bachelor's degree is the highest level of educational attainment our current POTUS has, and despite his claims to the contrary I doubt he was among the best performers in doing so.

    Why? Because one characteristic of top performers at academic learning is that they analyze and master new information more quickly than their peers, and it's clear that Trump is not quick study. For example, a typical "top of the class" undergraduate will have in 100 days mastered about 2/3rds to 3/4ths of the content of five to six classes/subjects, reading and taking notes on and performing exercises pertaining to a couple to three hundred pages of material everyday (seven days a week) in order to do so. Moreover, it's doubtful that he was anything more -- figuratively or literally -- than a "gentleman's C" student (not uncommon for young men of his time and social class) for even as he has a bachelor's degree in economics he proposes policies that do not avail themselves of or align with the most basic and well founded principles of economics, something that does not at all suggest the man was good at learning. The comments that have come from WH staffers about having to "dumb down" the presentations and reports that are provided to him suggests the same.
    As POTUS, Trump has access to the best information available in the world, yet he hardly avails himself of it. Not exactly something that consistent with being a quick study, having a curious mind, or being an astute thinker.

    Trump's very good at selling things, and that appears to be an innate skill of his. Whether what he's selling is of any particular merit is not something with which he's concerned. He just wants to "make the sale" -- transactional Trump -- because for him, that's all that constitutes success, and, in fairness, in business, it often is, but governance isn't a business. Trump did well at campaigning because of his transactional acumen; he's failing at governing because of his lack of acumen that transcends the transactional, that is, because he's not a quick study.​
     
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    Much like your absurd, partisan posts!
     
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    Those who can, do; those who can't, teach
     
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    Oh...you poor uneducated little monkey. The quote said nothing about “institutions of higher learning”. It said high degrees.

    A degree is drastically different from the institution that issues them. One is a recognition of mastering a discipline, the other is a business which offers education and issues said degree.

    Reading comprehension is so important. It’s such a shame that left lacks that fundamental skill.
     
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    Tax tax tax....spend spend spend

    Democrats allow you to keep some of the money you earn for them. They are so kind.
     
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    Venezuelans are still very much for socialism, even now. They just want the socialism that fulfills all the promises that were made. This is what is true of socialists every place. It didn't work THIS TIME. Something went wrong, THIS TIME. They still want it. They want it to work.
     
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    Fuck’n maddening that they are so ignorant. The belief that one can live like a king without putting in the work is indescribably ignoranct. But that summarizes the left.
     
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    The Dem "leadership" established this bullshit narrative, and their sheep slurp it up like Monica slurped Bill Clinton's penis.
     
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