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TheSker last won the day on December 25 2013

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  1. Trump Foreign Policy

    Who knows how things will play out with Russia?........
  2. Trump Foreign Policy

    My evidence is equally anecdotal. It just doesn't cause me to need to use symbols in place of words.
  3. Trump Foreign Policy

    This may be true inside the Beltway, but my guess is the average person who voted for Trump was more concerned with being owned by other countries.
  4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    In your analogy, Peter isn't leveraging a marketable skill. Doing just enough to not get fired isn't exactly driven...... I disagree that capitalism only rewards those who already have money. Let's just say I know a guy who that isn't true about.
  5. Trump Foreign Policy

    I think a lot of his supporters are just letting him do his thing knowing his detractors are going to be very loud. Part of the reason for the tension during his Britain trip was the topic of the EU. It seems Trump wants significant distance from EU alliances. The EU is a mess. Romney brought a good business background when he ran, but no one believed he would go in and shake things up......whereas people were very confident Trump would.
  6. Trump Foreign Policy

    That may be true.....but that's the message that won the election. Trump Hotels and Resorts didn't do it. "You're fired!" did.
  7. Trump Foreign Policy

    I think most people were aware of Trump's risky and shaky business background. And I don't think his business background is what got him elected. Trump sent a clear message that he planned to go to Washington and turn politics as usual upside down.
  8. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    I fully realize it's an internet message board and we all "know people" who are the exception. My original statement was chopped anyway......I said capitalism provides an opportunity. I did not say "if x, then y". Does a socialistic system offer incentive for productivity? That's probably my main question.
  9. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    You are arguing simply for the sake of arguing.....and it's not something that appeals to me.
  10. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Poverty does not get ignored. With a little bit of effort and drive, capitalism offers opportunity. I don't disagree about lobbying dollars, but I don't have a simple answer for that either.
  11. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    So poverty doesn't exist in socialized countries?
  12. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    And you are aware of how Bezos spends his dollars politically I assume?
  13. Trump Domestic Policy - Budgets, etc

    China has been increasing their Brazilian soybean imports for almost a decade. Tariff issues aside.....there's always a market for the best product. And Brazilian soybeans are considered the world's best.
  14. Trump Domestic Policy - Budgets, etc

    Just thinking out loud, but healthcare is one of the issues that I wonder if the real answer might be tort reform.
  15. Trump Domestic Policy - Budgets, etc

    Brazil will out produce the US in soybeans for the first time this year. Brazilian transportation infrastructure and product quality has made this possible.
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