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#1 Old 08-29-2015, 05:01 PM
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Arrow why does donald trump talk about himself so much?

recently he has been talking so much about his book and making plugs to his businesses and his daughters businesses.... its kinda annoying. This new speech is the same..
Did you guys watch this speech yet? from tennessee.
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It's not a recent phenomenon;he's a narcissist and a non-stop self promoter. It's why he's so well known.
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He once said that if he wasn't related to his daughter, he would date her. This was in the context of whether or not he could envision her posing nude for Playboy. The man isn't well.
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He once said that if he wasn't related to his daughter, he would date her. This was in the context of whether or not he could envision her posing nude for Playboy. The man isn't well.

I'm just curious, why is that statement so bad? Doesn't that mean he thinks she's good looking?
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It just sounds creepy, I think, rasitha.

I'm really in disbelief that this man is actually leading the Republicans, including a Bush. And Sanders, a socialist, just overtook a Clinton for the lead for the Democrats.

Alternate reality. Maybe this annoying "'Murica" crap is fitting here.
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I'm just curious, why is that statement so bad? Doesn't that mean he thinks she's good looking?
That is disturbing, more so because he's in a position where he does need to monitor his words. People are becoming so opposed to what they feel is 'political correctness' gone to the extreme that they're wanting whatever sh** comes out, as though everyones going to understand it the same way.
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It just sounds creepy, I think, rasitha.

I'm really in disbelief that this man is actually leading the Republicans, including a Bush. And Sanders, a socialist, just overtook a Clinton for the lead for the Democrats.

Alternate reality. Maybe this annoying "'Murica" crap is fitting here.
This trend of going as far to the extreme of your party is disturbing.
I'm going to watch the Sunday political shows now. I heard Ben Carson give a talk on his values and how he wants to change America and it terrified me! What's that word for inserting a Nazi reference to things? It's very fitting
I favor Sanders, but maybe we need someone more moderate? Have to say the extreme christian right needs to calm the Fdown.
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I'm just curious, why is that statement so bad? Doesn't that mean he thinks she's good looking?
It means he thinks she's sexy. She's his DAUGHTER. That's incredibly creepy.

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It just sounds creepy, I think, rasitha.

I'm really in disbelief that this man is actually leading the Republicans, including a Bush. And Sanders, a socialist, just overtook a Clinton for the lead for the Democrats.

Alternate reality. Maybe this annoying "'Murica" crap is fitting here.
I'm thrilled about Sanders, honestly. He's the only trustworthy candidate and if elected, he will make the lives of the middle class, working poor, seniors, women and minorities so much better. He wants to institute a higher minimum wage, mandatory sick time and vacation time for all workers, free public higher education. The US might finally catch up to the rest of the civilised world!
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It means he thinks she's sexy. She's his DAUGHTER. That's incredibly creepy.



I'm thrilled about Sanders, honestly. He's the only trustworthy candidate and if elected, he will make the lives of the middle class, working poor, seniors, women and minorities so much better. He wants to institute a higher minimum wage, mandatory sick time and vacation time for all workers, free public higher education. The US might finally catch up to the rest of the civilised world!
If we had a maximum cap to personal wealth there would no down side to raising the minimum wage to covering basics. Now you almost need a degree in accounting to balance every job offer with what you'd make from all the different assistence programs. I recall being there, and it was only the health care that made taking a job worth paying 100% for day care and losing the little food assistence I'd had

Carson idea on taxes is a straight 10% no matter your earning. He compares it to 'tithing'--no exemptions. So if you earn 25,000. a year you'd pay 2500. From where?
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when you are very rich and powerful you tend to surround yourself with people who want some of your money. these people will only say yes to you and agree with you on everything as well as constantly indulge your every whim, instantly.

in such an environment, people become monsters.

also consider the personality type that is most likely to become rich and powerful in the first place. usually these are narcissists or non-violent psychopaths.
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It's all a charade, a distraction from real issues and problems in this world. This is eye candy for the media and this election is no exception. America is the laughing stock in the world community, a tabloid read, a joke. No real and lasting changes can come from within this funny farm. The power is in the people who will stand up against inhumanity, suffering and tyranny and say; No More.
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It's all a charade, a distraction from real issues and problems in this world. This is eye candy for the media and this election is no exception. America is the laughing stock in the world community, a tabloid read, a joke. No real and lasting changes can come from within this funny farm. The power is in the people who will stand up against inhumanity, suffering and tyranny and say; No More.


I agree, but, there are such polarizing opinions on what is 'tyranny'. The tea party was formed to fight tyranny. The christian right who fight for their right to discriminate say they fighting tyranny. The rich while males say they're facing extinction
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I agree, but, there are such polarizing opinions on what is 'tyranny'. The tea party was formed to fight tyranny. The christian right who fight for their right to discriminate say they fighting tyranny. The rich while males say they're facing extinction
There will always be differences of opinion as to what these mean, as it's important to follow our own hearts, our own truth. "Others" appear to want to define that for us but to thine own self be true.
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If Trump wins I will move to Canada.
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If Trump wins I will move to Canada.
I have to admit that I am glad to be out of the country...
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who cares? he's an idiot, this is all a stunt, and he's not going to win. quit giving him unneeded attention . he thrives off it.
sanders 2016 tho
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If Trump wins I will move to Canada.
Me, too.

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I have to admit that I am glad to be out of the country...
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All kidding aside, (T)Rump scares the Holy...Ootchclaw out of me. I like Bernie Sanders, and if he can't make it, I'll write in Gwen Ifill (hosts Washington Week and the PBS NewsHour on PBS) or Jon Stewart. If neither of them work out, I'm writing in my cat. I'm not sure if it's a commentary on me, on the human race, or politics that make me think my cat would be a better president then another person.

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If we had a maximum cap to personal wealth there would no down side to raising the minimum wage to covering basics. Now you almost need a degree in accounting to balance every job offer with what you'd make from all the different assistence programs. I recall being there, and it was only the health care that made taking a job worth paying 100% for day care and losing the little food assistence I'd had

Carson idea on taxes is a straight 10% no matter your earning. He compares it to 'tithing'--no exemptions. So if you earn 25,000. a year you'd pay 2500. From where?
You're, uh...erm...NOSE!! That's it, the 2500 would come from your nose.

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when you are very rich and powerful you tend to surround yourself with people who want some of your money. these people will only say yes to you and agree with you on everything as well as constantly indulge your every whim, instantly.

in such an environment, people become monsters.

also consider the personality type that is most likely to become rich and powerful in the first place. usually these are narcissists or non-violent psychopaths.
Agreed, with the proviso that Trump started out rich - as a billionaire, if I remember correctly.
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If we had a maximum cap to personal wealth there would no down side to raising the minimum wage to covering basics. Now you almost need a degree in accounting to balance every job offer with what you'd make from all the different assistence programs. I recall being there, and it was only the health care that made taking a job worth paying 100% for day care and losing the little food assistence I'd had

Carson idea on taxes is a straight 10% no matter your earning. He compares it to 'tithing'--no exemptions. So if you earn 25,000. a year you'd pay 2500. From where?
Instead of a tax on earnings, maybe it would be better to tax a person's spending- a federal sales tax, with exemptions for food, health-care, and possibly education. Let those who spend the most, pay the most in taxes. No annual tax payment; you pay your taxes as you buy stuff. Also, no exemption for stocks or bonds; each time you buy a share on the stock market, you pay a tax on your purchase.
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Instead of a tax on earnings, maybe it would be better to tax a person's spending- a federal sales tax, with exemptions for food, health-care, and possibly education. Let those who spend the most, pay the most in taxes. No annual tax payment; you pay your taxes as you buy stuff. Also, no exemption for stocks or bonds; each time you buy a share on the stock market, you pay a tax on your purchase.
Even with the exemptions you list, sales taxes are more regressive than income taxes, i.e., your proposal would serve to widen the wealth gap even further.
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Even with the exemptions you list, sales taxes are more regressive than income taxes, i.e., your proposal would serve to widen the wealth gap even further.
How do you figure?

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Instead of a tax on earnings, maybe it would be better to tax a person's spending- a federal sales tax, with exemptions for food, health-care, and possibly education. Let those who spend the most, pay the most in taxes. No annual tax payment; you pay your taxes as you buy stuff. Also, no exemption for stocks or bonds; each time you buy a share on the stock market, you pay a tax on your purchase.
Wouldn't that just make it even harder for poorer people to own anything nice? It's hard enough to enjoy a meal out, to buy your kids Christmas gifts, or to save up for a new washing machine when you live from paycheck to paycheck as it is. I don't see what's wrong with taxing earnings. Those who make more money than they could ever reasonably spend can afford to pay taxes. I don't know why anyone would want to protect the very rich while so many others are struggling just to keep a roof over their heads-- well, actually, I do: it's because so many Americans believe that they, too, might be rich in the future if they just work hard enough or catch a lucky break, but that's not the reality.
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Wouldn't that just make it even harder for poorer people to own anything nice? It's hard enough to enjoy a meal out, to buy your kids Christmas gifts, or to save up for a new washing machine when you live from paycheck to paycheck as it is. I don't see what's wrong with taxing earnings. Those who make more money than they could ever reasonably spend can afford to pay taxes. I don't know why anyone would want to protect the very rich while so many others are struggling just to keep a roof over their heads-- well, actually, I do: it's because so many Americans believe that they, too, might be rich in the future if they just work hard enough or catch a lucky break, but that's not the reality.
I'm certainly no economist (and this idea isn't original with me- it's been proposed by others,) but it seems to me poorer people spend a substantially greater percentage of their income on necessities, like food, than do other people. It would be a way to give them a break on the taxes they owe. Meanwhile, the average person may spend $100,000 for a new home, but the wealthy, who spend $20-million on a house, would pay a proportionally higher tax on it. Tax codes are complex. Too complex. Part of the problem is the way business expenses can be written off as tax-deductions, which allows excess cash to be concealed within corporations, to avoid its being considered as income. Perhaps a straight-line, across-the-board sales tax on all monies spent would help to level the playing field. So, while your company might maintain a fleet of private jets for business purposes (even though, in reality, they're just flying pleasure palaces for your own amusement,) your company would still have to pay sales tax on their purchase, on jet fuel, spare parts, maintainence, hangar facilities, etc., etc.

Income tax v. sales tax may not be the issue. What matters is the way our tax codes are unfairly tailored to benefit the businessperson. This has been taken to such an extreme that corporations, guided by their rich owners, have become living, breathing monsters, devouring everything in sight. Our legislators have been too concerned with the standard of business, and not enough with the standard of living.
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The current income tax structure in the US is going to be in trouble as the baby boomers continue to retire. There will be fewer workers paying into the system, and more retirees living longer than ever.
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