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Quote Originally Posted by thirdperson:

Dishonest Trump is claiming credit for slowing cost increases of healthcare insurance.  However experts say lower costs are mainly due to Obamacare subsidies and insurers adapting to risks in markets according to fact checking by Associated press.  Premium increases in past years allow insurers to return to profitability and subsidies allow insurers to cover losses. 

Besides in 2017, Trump caused premium hike by cancelling payments to insurers.   Urban institute forecasts future premium increases due to Trump removal of individual mandate requiring healthy people to get insurance.  With fewer healthy people paying premiums, insurers would be left with sicker people.  Under Trumpcare, more americans uninsured or inadequately insured.

Those damn experts say a lot of things...
Midnight1
Midnight1
the Bills could beat the Vikings this week..

In sports and in life anything is possible......Trump has no path to 270 electoral votes. .
Midnight1
Midnight1
Quote Originally Posted by thirdperson:

Trump brags again that US economy has never been better.  Actually, past presidents had years of higher economic growth and lower unemployment rates.  Even Obama has more quarters of 4% GDP growth and greater jobs creation.  Despite Trump's claim, most economists consider extraordinary growth unsustainable in the long run and expect lower growth in the future.

Ha-Ha-Ha... comparing Obama's 96 months vs. President Trump's 20 months in office...

However Trump's economy is unique in things that aren't positive.  First, greater income inequality between rich and poor.   Secondly, higher federal deficit due to unnecessary tax cuts for the rich.  Bad economic management is increasing deficits in a strong economy when competent governments are supposed to do the opposite.

Donald Trump inherited an economy with the highest rate of income inequality ,sluggish wage growth and the erosion of middle-class among any wealthy nation ..

Third, stupid trade war against the world that risk inflation, job losses and next recession.  Tariffs offset minor benefits from tax cuts for middle class paying higher prices.  According to Goldman sachs, trade war could lower earnings for US S&P500 companies due to lower revenue and higher costs. 

nice projection..could ..and the Bills could beat the Vikings this week..

Manufacturing jobs have been in long term decline for most advanced countries.  Trump is mistaken if he thinks a trade war can reverse that trend.  He is forcing US companies to transfer manufacturing to lower wage countries.  Americans aren't willing to go from $10 per hour to $10 per day.  80% of 60 economists surveyed by Reuters believe Trump tariffs would harm US economy.  None of the economists believe that his tariffs would benefit the US.

Another inherited gift from the previous Administration..however manufacturing jobs did declined under Obama  ..while manufacturing jobs have increased rapidly under President Trump.


Where do you get these convoluted stats ?,,,,From the Chuck U. Schumer weekly news letter ?
QMICH
QMICH
Quote Originally Posted by thirdperson:

Trump administration is the most corrupt in decades.  No other president can top Trump in number of scandals.  Controversies include Trump foundation, tax cuts that benefit the rich at the expense of middle class, hush payments to women, obstructing justice by interfering in Mueller investigations, politicizing law enforcement, accepting payments from foreign governments, zero tolerance policy separating children from parents, trade war against the world, misuse of taxpayers money, support for white supremacists, twitter blunders and many others.

In general, Trump and associates abuse power for personal gain rather than for the welfare of americans, and attempt to shield their corruption from scrutiny or accountability.  In previous decades, Trump scandals include fraudulent business deals, Trump university,  mafia ties, racial housing discrimination, 4 bankruptcies, tenant intimidation, sexual assaults, anti-trust violations, Trump foundation, refusal to pay workers, undocumented workers and martial rape.



American voters only have to answer one question when they go to the polls in November...

Are you better off now than you were 2 years ago?
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Slow Joe in an interview on MSNBC yesterday......


Co-host Craig Melvin: “It seems like you get it now, versus back in ’91?”   (Biden was chairman of the Judiciary Committee for Clarence Thomas conformation back then..)

Slow Joe:  “And I always say to men, they say why is it so hard? How about if you had been abused? You see the movie Deliverance, how about if you were the guy strapped to the tree, would you come forward? Would you want to relive that?”

Comparing a gaay rape scene from Deliverance to what Christine Ford is alleging ..is so foolish as to be worthy of scornful laughter..
    
Scornful laughter ---->
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A deadline for Ford's legal team to respond to Senate Republicans' proposal for the hearing has been extended from 5 p.m. ET Friday to 10 p.m...

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said in a statement. If Ford's lawyers do not respond to the proposal or Ford decides not to testify by the deadline................, the committee will vote on Kavanaugh's nomination Monday.    Up time ...Shitt or get off the pot.
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Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse12:

Sorta hard to step out of a plane slim if you become uncomfortable. Try it sometime.


Parachute.................
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Senate Judiciary Committee was informed that Christine Ford     can't testify on Monday,because she is afraid of flying... she does not want to fly from her California home to Washington.

 Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in "confined spaces'', indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane..

Ah, is a car not a “confined space” ?
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Christine Ford is claiming a suppressed memory about the purported sexual assault until 2012 during therapy session with her husband....

Some things the Senate Judiciary Committee need to question her on..

Why did she and her husband need to see a therapist for in the first place

....and it might help to know about her time spent in the Dewey Beach bar scene in the "80's"..
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Quote Originally Posted by StumpTownStu:

Well, it's like Ben Franklin once famously said:

"Everything you read on the internet is true!"

And that was Ben Franklin, so you know it's true. Look, if you believe a high school allowed a yearbook to be printed with quotes about drunken parties and racist quotes, it would be easy to prove. As I said, there has to be countless physical copies hanging around. Most people keep their yearbooks and schools usually keep an archive of them. Someone had to have had a copy for it to be scanned onto the internet. Think about it. Thay's like saying 'Oliver Twist' was scrubbed from the internet. OK. Go into a library and grab a physical copy. All i'm saying is for all the yearbooks i've ever seen, i've never seen a school allow quotes about drunken parties, sex, and racism. And i've seen yearbooks from the 40's up until the 2010's and from multiple regions. Have you ever seen that kind of stuff in a high school yearbook? What I have seen is how easy it is to photoshop.


Oliver Twist...

By modern standards Charles Dickens was a racist and could,at some point in time be scrubbed from the internet..and banned from libraries...like Confederate statues..
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Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse12:

Republicans didn't have a problem calling for Al Franken to resign his seat with nothing more than allegations against him. Why should this be any different?

allegations ...and photos of him grabbing a little titt from a sleeping woman...LL

What are the FBI supposed to investigate ?

 No corroborating evidence, no date of the incident,no time or location, and no other witnesses or police or school report?
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Quote Originally Posted by Midnight1:

Think about this for just a moment....

If you made an accusation about someone & you were lying about the accusation, why would you invite/request the FBI to investigate the matter? 

Why would you do that? 


If, it was something Christine Ford really wanted the FBI to investigate why didn't she or the Senate Democrats notify the FBI back in July when she sent the letter to Sen. Feinstein?

As far as,, the FBI........the Bureau of Investigation has never been in the business of look into the sexual behavior of high school kids in the early 1980’s...

The FBI will not launch a criminal investigation into the sexual assault allegations leveled against Kavanaugh ..the allegations  do not meet the level of a federal crime....plus Kavanaugh has been investigated about six times already by the FBI....and he was cleared each time.
darkhorse12
darkhorse12
                              Fort Trump 
nature1970
nature1970
Quote Originally Posted by nature1970:

has your party found Paul Ryan replacement yet? Cause he going back home.


Too early to tell before the elections,,but when Paul Ryhino leaves I would like to see Jim Jordan replace him as House speaker ... but he would be a long shot..............
SarasotaSlim
SarasotaSlim
Quote Originally Posted by Midnight1:

You will get your wish killer & the country will be better off than having a lying corrupt POS like Piggy in office.

Continue with your conspiracy theories fueled with your hatred for President O & H which helped put our country in this mess & our allies questioning what has happened to our great county.

The biggest scam against America was run by Bush, Cheney & Rummy, How easily you Piglets forget.


“Let me control the media and I will turn any nation into a herd of pigs.” -Joseph Goebbels, Nazii Propaganda minister.................
Doubleadownon12
Doubleadownon12
Debra Katz, a lawyer representing Christine Blasey Ford, said in television interviews on Monday that the professor would be willing to testify and called the alleged incident "attempted rape."....

See how quickly the lawyer took it from groping to attempted rape...
nature1970
nature1970
Senators today voted 93-7 to pass the sweeping $854 billion spending bill...not one Democrat voted against,although 6 Republicans did ....plus Bernie Sanders..

The Senate approved the bill ....now it has to go to the House the people holding the purse strings for full approval...
Doubleadownon12
Doubleadownon12

The accuser Christine Blasey Ford says she doesn’t remember many details of the event, such as how she got home, the exact year it took place, or how the gathering was put together.

How convenient!

There are therapist notes from that time (2012) she say's to prove the allegation, only they don’t name Kavanaugh, and they say four boys were involved, not two.

If,she goes before the grilling of the Congressional Senators..they will show,that this woman is not stable.........This should make for good entertainment..

Doubleadownon12
Doubleadownon12
Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse12:

If you have to force yourself on a member of the opposite sex to have sex , you are simply a loser! Someday when you are old enough to have relations you will realize this. 

ps  Your hand doesn't count.

So you are saying...forcing yourself  on a member of the same sex to have sex and you are simply a winner..   Oh my my my ! ........
SarasotaSlim
SarasotaSlim

White House press release (FICA declassified release) issued on Constitution Day September 17, 2018. The day the Constitution of the United States of America became the supreme law of the United States.

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials:

(1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page;

(2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.