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  1. I would really like to talk to Republicans about the EPA

    I concur. This notion that too many Republicans have, that the "free market" will police corporations to ensure they do the right thing is absolutely a ludicrous sham. Businesses will ALWAYS put their profits ahead of protecting the environment, their employees safety, and general civic responsibility. It's bizarre. It's almost as if Republicans don't think that poisoning the air or water will affect them in any way. The free market can and does regulates business. For example, a new restaurant opens, the food is terrible, restaurant closes from lack of sales. Thats the free market. The market won't respond as quickly as govt intervention ,because of the govt has regulative coercion ,but its does none the less. The problem with regulation is that it can be used for political/monetary gain http://reason.com/reasontv/2017/02/08/airbnb-vs-the-world-the-battle-for-the-r Yes, some businesses do put profit over people but not all. The EPA is not the innocent do-gooder it gets made out to be. There is a moderation of policy that needs to take place, I think we can agree on that. I'm trying to figure out if I agree with you. I'm very pro business. I believe one of the main jobs of the government is to provide an environment where business can thrive....not through no regulation....but by reasonable regulation that is stable. Industry thrives on the known. If they know the rules, they can work within those rules.....as long as the rules are reasonable. I left the Republican party partly because I found more and more Republicans that have the attitude that all regulations are bad. I would hear people say..."Take away all the regulations and let the free market run". Sorry, even though I'm pro business, that's a load of BS. That is how we ended up with both the great depression and 2008. That's how we ended up with rivers on fire and cities where you couldn't breath. The EPA is, in some instances, out of control. BUT....I get pissed off when Republicans claim the EPA needs to be completely dismantled. Fine....then what are you going to put in place? I hope we agree. But, I'm feeling we don't. For the most part we do. I feel the govt's only job is to have as little reg's as needed and to promote fair trade.
  2. Trump Ally WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Documents

    What emails are you talking about? The emails involved with the clinton campaign .
  3. Trump Ally WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Documents

    The fact that the emails were uncovered is absolutely, 100% a problem if you're an American. Or are you opposed to the CIA being the CIA? That's a part of this discussion but it's up for debate. If we're against gathering intelligence on groups like, say, ISIS, then we can argue that what was uncovered is a problem. Regardless, the fact they were uncovered is a problem. Im fine with the CIA operating outside the US. Using resources in country on citizens is a no go.
  4. Repealing the ACA under Trump

    Because killing babies is abhorrentBut killing mothers and babies is cool? Show me the actual epidemic of pregnancies killing the mother, and I might reconsider my views. from zoogs p[ost earlier in this thread https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/02/21/us-life-expectancy-will-soon-be-on-par-with-mexicos-and-croatias/?utm_term=.6daba90c50cb Not so in the United States. “Notable among poor-performing countries is the USA,” the researchers wrote, “whose life expectancy at birth is already lower than most other high-income countries, and is projected to fall further behind, such that its 2030 life expectancy at birth might be similar to the Czech Republic for men, and Croatia and Mexico for women.” The reasons for the United States' lag are well known. It has the highest infant and maternal mortality rates of any of the countries in the study, and the highest obesity rate. It is the only one without universal health insurance coverage and has the “largest share of unmet health-care needs due to financial costs,” the researchers wrote. So you're not going to answer my question? That article had nothing on pregnancies killing the mother, only the life expectancy of men and women.
  5. Trump Ally WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Documents

    Nice blanket statement, but wiki and trump aren't actively trying to kill those that disagree with their ideology. who is actively trying to kill who? ISIS is trying to kill...everyone lol....you implied someone other than isis.
  6. I would really like to talk to Republicans about the EPA

    I concur. This notion that too many Republicans have, that the "free market" will police corporations to ensure they do the right thing is absolutely a ludicrous sham. Businesses will ALWAYS put their profits ahead of protecting the environment, their employees safety, and general civic responsibility. It's bizarre. It's almost as if Republicans don't think that poisoning the air or water will affect them in any way. The free market can and does regulates business. For example, a new restaurant opens, the food is terrible, restaurant closes from lack of sales. Thats the free market. The market won't respond as quickly as govt intervention ,because of the govt has regulative coercion ,but its does none the less. The problem with regulation is that it can be used for political/monetary gain http://reason.com/reasontv/2017/02/08/airbnb-vs-the-world-the-battle-for-the-r Yes, some businesses do put profit over people but not all. The EPA is not the innocent do-gooder it gets made out to be. There is a moderation of policy that needs to take place, I think we can agree on that.
  7. Repealing the ACA under Trump

    You're assuming they worked on it for seven years?! They pulled outta the butt after doing shots at the local bar last night. This is hardly a "conservative" bill imo. Republicans have two choices: They can say they've been working on this for seven years and this is the best they could come up with. - OR - They can admit they've been voting to repeal Obamacare for seven years without an alternative plan, so that if they had been successful at any point in that span they'd have forced millions of people to forego healthcare simply because they're unwilling or unable to do their damned job. Those are basically their choices at this point. The majority of the GOP has been running on "repeal obamacare " for the last 2 or 3 election cycles. Now with the perfect opportunity to do it...they don't. Giving more fuel to the fire about my views on how both parties could give a damn about "we the people"
  8. Repealing the ACA under Trump

    Because killing babies is abhorrent But killing mothers and babies is cool? No, no, no, no. If you defund Planned Parenthood, people will stop having sex and getting abortions. Abstinence will be the norm, teens will stop exploring their sexuality, everyone will wait until they're married, and we'll all have missionary sex under the covers with the lights off for the sole purpose of procreation. I sense...sarcasm
  9. Repealing the ACA under Trump

    Because killing babies is abhorrentBut killing mothers and babies is cool? Show me the actual epidemic of pregnancies killing the mother, and I might reconsider my views.
  10. Repealing the ACA under Trump

    You're assuming they worked on it for seven years?! They pulled outta the butt after doing shots at the local bar last night. This is hardly a "conservative" bill imo.
  11. Repealing the ACA under Trump

    Because killing babies is abhorrent
  12. Trump Ally WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Documents

    Nice blanket statement, but wiki and trump aren't actively trying to kill those that disagree with their ideology. Trump's healthcare bill would make it unaffordable for sick people, some of whom would then die. Rich people die all the time though.
  13. Trump Ally WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Documents

    Nice blanket statement, but wiki and trump aren't actively trying to kill those that disagree with their ideology. who is actively trying to kill who? ISIS is trying to kill...everyone
  14. Where Sports Fan Bases Fit on the Political Spectrum

    Russia hacked the WNBA
  15. Trump Ally WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Documents

    So let me get this straight. Its not the fact the emails exist, but the people that uncovered the emails that is the problem....mmmmk
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