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LC

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Re: Supreme Court Decisions
« Reply #100 on: December 11, 2020, 07:54:37 AM »
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It was so dignifying and gracious of yours to suggest that some should pack up and try some other place if they didn't like the way it was heading here because you are on the wrong side of argument and proven wrong throughout history.
Funny how you would defend Cardboard's nonsense.

RK was not attacking "the way it was headed here"

He was criticizing the democratic principles which form our government. The very principles which Make America Great (and other countries as well).

Those are two vastly different things and it's a fair question to ask: if you do not like the fundamental nature of a country, why stay?

Or put another way and as I asked in my prior post: Show me the glorious libertarian utopia. If RK's assertion that free and great societies are ruined by democracy, find me the country that cast off this democratic burden and was Made Great Again.
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Re: Supreme Court Decisions
« Reply #101 on: December 11, 2020, 08:06:49 AM »
Funny how those who want larger all powerful government to steal from the rich and provide everything to everyone never move to North Korea.


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« Reply #102 on: December 11, 2020, 08:07:53 AM »
Here are a few statistics on the U.S. that raise some questions. How much of this has been improved in the Make America Great Again movement? What does this show about the move to eliminate or restrict social programs?

The U.S. ranks at No. 8 overall for the world’s best countries.

The world's level of trust in the U.S. continues to decline, with the nation now at No. 27 for perceptions of trustworthiness

The US is one of the few countries where eligible citizens aren’t automatically registered to vote.

The US is the only advanced economy in the world without full health coverage of its population.

The US has only 4% of world population while accounting for nearly 20% of Covid deaths

The US has fewer physicians, hospital beds, and psychiatric care beds than most other economically advanced countries, ranking towards the bottom in each of these parameters.

US leads OECD countries in obesity.

The U.S. has an infant mortality rate that dwarfs comparable nations, as well as the highest teenage-pregnancy rate in the developed world.

Child mortality is higher in the US than any other advanced economy.

Adult Americans live shorter lives: Average US life expectancy is 78.8 years, nearly two years less than the OECD average.

In many American counties, especially in the deep South, life expectancy is lower than in Algeria, Nicaragua or Bangladesh.

The US also stands out as one of the only countries in the world where maternal mortality has increased, rather than decreasing, over the past 15 years.

The U.S. is the only developed country that does not guarantee health care to its citizens

The U.S. ranked last place among the 11 countries for health outcomes, equity and quality, despite having the highest per capita health earnings. 

The U.S. had the highest rate of mortality amenable to healthcare, meaning more Americans die from poor care quality than any other country involved in the study.

The U.S. is the only developed country that executes prisoners

The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons 716 people per 100,000 citizens (of any age). That’s significantly worse than Russia (484 prisoners per 100,000 citizens), China (121) and Iran (284).

Deaths by assault are almost five times as high in the US as the OECD average (with the exception of Mexico)

In United Nations data, the U.S. has 20 times more murders than the developed world average.

More than half of the most deadly mass shootings documented in the past 50 years around the world occurred in the United States, and 73 percent of the killers in the U.S. obtained their weapons legally.

The US also has one of the highest ratios of childhood death by injury.

US ranks lower than 38 other countries when it comes to children's wellbeing

Only 12% of US energy output is renewable, far below the European, world and OECD average.

Current US investment in infrastructure is only 75% of the average OECD nation.

Advanced literacy in the US is below the OECD average.

Basic numeracy in the US is lower than in most other wealthy OECD nations.

The US, with Lesotho, one of only two countries in the world without paid maternity leave.

The U.S. has the highest tuition costs of any OECD country.

The U.S. education system is plagued with structural racial biases, like the fact that schools are funded at the local, rather than national level. That means that schools attended by poor black people get far less funding than the schools attended by wealthier students.

Math and science assessments indicate that U.S. students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations. 24th in science, 39th in math, 24th in reading out of 71 countries.

By almost every measure, the U.S. tops out OECD countries in terms of income inequality, largely because America has the stingiest welfare state of any developed country.

Serious infrastructure problems exist. One in nine U.S. bridges (or 66,405 bridges) are considered “structurally deficient,” according to the National Bridge Inventory.

Some 45 percent of Americans lack access to public transit.

Large portions of U.S. wastewater capacity are more than half a century old.

The US has the highest income inequality of all rich countries.

The percentage of Americans who say they could not afford the food needed to feed their families at some point in the last year is three times that of Germany, more than twice than Italy and Canada.

Top 1% Of U.S. Households Hold 15 Times More Wealth Than Bottom 50% Combined

In the US, 400 individuals own more than one-half of the nation’s wealth.
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LC

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Re: Supreme Court Decisions
« Reply #103 on: December 11, 2020, 08:10:11 AM »
I was quite careful to clarify the scope was representative governments, but nice strawman.

Maybe you can build those professionally and sell them to neighboring farmers in the glorious utopia?  ;D
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Re: Supreme Court Decisions
« Reply #104 on: December 11, 2020, 08:12:44 AM »
Here's a headline I never imagined I'd see: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/11/bernie-sanders-josh-hawley-push-for-second-1200-stimulus-checks.html

An in-you-face example of the unfairness is in the stimulus bill negotiations.  One of the big hangups is the democrats want to bail out failed democrat states.  They are asking for states with balanced budgets for a bail out.  That's bullshit.  Their backup plan is to raise taxes on the rich, which is fine, but that just forces the rich out of the state.  Wonder why Elon Musk moved to Texas recently?

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Re: Supreme Court Decisions
« Reply #105 on: December 11, 2020, 08:26:56 AM »
Well what is also despicable is how obvious it is to everyone that normal folks could use a few bucks. And to everyone else that makes sense, but the idea is a disgusting non starter for Mitch...Blank check to bureaucrats and federal agencies?  Sure. Send $1200 and continue benefits for the little guy? GTFO...

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« Reply #106 on: December 11, 2020, 09:05:32 AM »
Well what is also despicable is how obvious it is to everyone that normal folks could use a few bucks. And to everyone else that makes sense, but the idea is a disgusting non starter for Mitch...Blank check to bureaucrats and federal agencies?  Sure. Send $1200 and continue benefits for the little guy? GTFO...

Exactly the difference between the two parties.  Republicans have no problem stealing from the productive population to fund war, oppressive big government, and government cronies in our crony capitalist system.  Democrats want to use stolen assets to fund war, even larger oppressive big government, crony capitalism, AND the poor.  This is what we call "choice" in our democratic system.