Post by rumpelstiltskin
On Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:32:33 -0800, El Castor
Post by El Castor Post by rumpelstiltskin
On Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:09:19 -0800, El Castor
Post by El Castor Post by rumpelstiltskin
On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:23:45 -0800, El Castor
Post by El Castor
We have become a divided nation largely because of Democrat identity politics and resulting legislation. It brings out the worst in people - envy and adversarial relations.
Finally, something we can agree on.
I still don't know what "identity politics" is. I've
had it explained to me by you and others, but the
explanations don't make any sense to me. From
what I see of the Wiki explanation, you yourself
seem to be far more an "identity politics" guy
than I am. It's a different identity, but you're a
lot more hard-core about your identity group
than I am with regard to any group, including
"liberal" and "socialist" and "gay". I am very
hard-core about being a "Mozartean", but that
particular identity doesn't have any strong
Traditional liberal politics focused on the needs of the "working
class" in what it viewed as a class struggle against the capitalist
class. Identity politics sets aside the concept of a working class and
determines social value based on membership in allied groups --
identified by race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation,
national origin, and approved political and environmental activism.
Trump prevailed in the presidential election because his message
concerned itself with an appeal directed primarily at traditional
working class voters who felt abandoned by the Democrat party. These
were voters who saw their jobs lost to out of control immigration and
tax structures that drove traditional manufacturing overseas. Identity
politics has created a Democrat party that is compelled to support
illegal immigration, waves of Muslim refugees, Black Lives Matter (but
Black jobs don't), and direct action against what they consider to be
symbols of oppression -- statues, corporations, and speech with which
If you were trying to suggest you're not an "identity
politics" guy, you just proclaimed the opposite.
I agree that the Democratic party has not been
serving working people well, but thinking that the
Republican party will do better is a BIIIIG mistake
IMV. We're already seeing opening salvos against
Social Security and Medicare to compensate for the
tax cuts for billionaires and billionaire corporations.
The Republican party may try to hold off until after
the Nov 2018 elections, but I don't know if they can
make it that far.
"Apple, tech companies to bring back $400 billion in overseas cash to
the US: Estimate"
How about reporting on that when and if it actually
happens? You also make no mention of whether
anybody says that Trump's tax cut for the rich will
have had anything to do with it. I know you think it
must, assuming it really happens, but you think a lot
of things, mostly screwy.
Meanwhile, this tax bill prefers the rich to the rest
of us as expected, and SS and Medicare are now
under threat as expected, not to speak of the
two-trillion dollar addition to the National Debt just
for the sake of feeding the rich and rich corporations.
Stay tuned, it will be "interesting times".
"Wall Street hits new highs on earnings optimism, data
(Reuters) - Wall Street continued its rally on Friday with record
closing highs as the fourth-quarter earnings season kicked off with
solid results from banks and robust retail sales drove investor
optimism about economic growth.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both registered their eight record closing
highs out of the first nine trading days of 2018, while the Dow
boasted its sixth closing high of the year.
JPMorgan (JPM.N), the biggest U.S. lender by assets, said a U.S. tax
overhaul would help future profits by reducing its tax bill and
stimulating more business. The banks shares rose 1.7 percent."
"Fiat Chrysler will make Ram trucks in Michigan instead of Mexico
beginning in 2020, and the company says this will mean 2,500 extra
jobs at the plant in Warren, Detroits largest suburb.
While this isnt the first bit of good economic news in the wake of
big corporate tax cuts Republicans just passed, its the one that
cheers us the most, because it best reflects the way lower corporate
The key is not bigger profits but increased competitiveness."
"Walmart boosts minimum wage again, hands out $1,000 bonuses"