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Re: Democrat Candidates
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2019, 05:38:50 pm »

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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2019, 05:42:53 pm »
https://www.independentsentinel.com/democrats-say-the-red-flag-database-cannot-include-gang-databases/
Democrats advanced a new measure this week to encourage states to pass “red flag” laws. These so-called extreme risk protection orders authorize removing guns and ammunition from individuals deemed as dangerous by some anonymous, unaccountable person, but it would not include the ready-made lists of gang members.

Republicans tried to add an amendment including known gang members, but the Democrats will not permit the inclusion of gang databases. It’s odd since gangs are the ones causing most of the so-called gun violence.

They would agree to include the names of white supremacists, but not other terror groups.



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Re: Democrat Candidates
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2019, 07:52:47 pm »
Freebies?

Did someone say freebies?



https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/16/andrew-yang-gets-huge-expansion-to-email-list-nearly-500000-apply-for-12k-giveaway/
Andrew Yang’s offer from the Democrat debate stage last week to pay ten American families $1,000 a month for a year to showcase his universal basic income campaign promise has drawn almost a half a million email entries into the $120,000 lottery.

The offer also helped the 44-year-old long-shot presidential candidate collect $1 million in donations in the 72 hours following the debate, Yang’s campaign told Politico:

The campaign said that over 90 percent of the email addresses are new, a huge expansion of the candidate’s email list. He also gained more Twitter followers over the course of the debate than any other candidate.

While some rivals on the debate stage laughed and rolled their eyes at the ploy, Yang’s campaign sees the “Freedom Dividend Pilot Program” as an example of why their internet-first campaign has pushed them to sixth place in the crowded contest.

“We’ve got a 21st-century candidate and we’re running a 21st-century campaign,” Campaign Manager Zach Graumann said in the Politico report. “That’s something not many of our competitors can say.”


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Re: Democrat Candidates
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2019, 10:58:08 am »
What are you thoughts on Andrew Yang, Metron?

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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2019, 06:32:21 pm »
Yang - former hedge fund trustfarian kiddo with less brains than balls, reaady to challenge Trump to a pushups test because we all know a guy whio cna do pushups is automatically "Presidential", lol...

Guaranteed income from WHOSE earnings Andrew?

And yeah, when I think about what matters to my nation in THIS cycle, circumcision is right up there, yeah buddy...



https://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2019/09/bharadwaj-andrew-yang-is-a-clown
In the past months, we have witnessed an impressive rise in the polls from businessman Andrew Yang, who quite literally started out at a statistical zero percent and is now viewed as a serious contender in many of the early Democratic primary battlegrounds. Much of this increase can be attributed to his popularity amongst young voters, who he believes resonate greatly with his technocratic, logical approach to politics. However, contrary to the racially charged rhetoric that he often espouses, simply being Asian doesn’t make his policies any less fiscally absurd, which is a fact that many of his most ardent supporters seem to be overlooking.

The central philosophy of his platform is what Yang likes to refer to as a freedom dividend — which I will admit is a clever way of juxtaposing the failed philosophy of universal basic income with the palatable American ideal of freedom. Regardless of the title though, it is nothing more than a $1,000 monthly lump sum that would theoretically be paid out to every adult in the United States, regardless of working status, class or race. He is such a believer of this policy that his campaign has promised to pilot the program with 12 families across the United States. Seeing as Yang often asserts himself as a lover of mathematics, let’s go ahead and work out these numbers for ourselves.

As of 2018, there are roughly 253 million adults in the United States, and at a rate of $1,000 per month — $12,000 per annum — this would come out to a cost of over three trillion dollars annually, which is more than twice as much as total projected federal discretionary spending in 2020. His platform starts to crumble when one considers this exorbitant cost, and the solutions he presents to pay for these services are baseless and founded only in vacuous theory. And that is without even considering his numerous other trillion-dollar legislative proposals which would need a massive amount of funding, such as Medicare for All.

But again, instead of offering you empty platitudes like Mr. Yang, let us instead examine the numbers behind his proposed funding. The first source of income he describes would be savings from the $600 billion we spend for welfare programs, food stamps, disability, etc. as eligibility is reduced for recipients of the freedom dividend. However, a 2013 CATO Institute study reveals that the majority of U.S. states pay more than double the value of the dividend in individual welfare benefits, and even the state with the lowest figure — Mississippi at $16,984 annually — pays significantly more than the $12,000 that Yang promises. Thus, according to his own logic, Yang’s proposition would either strip the poor of thousands of dollars in benefits or the savings would be a mere fraction of what he claims.

He references a basic value-added tax as another source of income, though anyone with the faintest grasp of macroeconomics can understand how this would be mostly offset by a resulting increase in the price level of products, job loss and slowed economic growth. He also cites increased taxation on tech giants like Amazon, but again, this argument is asinine given that the total annual revenue of the tech industry is roughly a tenth of the cost of the dividend. When one considers all of these haphazard assertions, it becomes clear that behind the veil of sagacity, Yang is nothing more than a snake oil salesman — a charlatan claiming to possess a technocratic mandate.


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He eats it, we get the bill...

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« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2019, 08:27:59 pm »
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/bernie-sanders-undergoes-artery-blockage-procedure-cancels-campaign-events
A frequent laments about two of the top three democratic presidential contenders has been that they are just too old. Well, moments ago we got a sad reminder of just that when the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders reported that Sanders experienced "chest discomfort" last night & was found to have a blockage in one artery, after which he had two stents inserted. His campaign says events are canceled "until further notice"

Full statement below:

LAS VEGAS — Sen. Bernie Sanders' Senior Advisor Jeff Weaver on Wednesday issued the following statement:

'During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing a. in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his ve. and appearances until further notice, and we will the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will
continue to provide appropriate updates.'

Separately, as Medium Buying reports, Bernie may be close to calling it quits as "the Sanders campaign is canceling TV ad spending in Iowa."

UPDATE: The Sanders campaign is canceling TV ad spending in Iowa... https://t.co/h4lV9Ye21T

— Medium Buying (@MediumBuying) October 2, 2019
While it is premature to make any conclusions at this point, it is likely that the unfortunate development will mean the Democratic race will henceforth focus just on the frontrunners - Warren and Biden - and with the former gaining ground aggressively in recent weeks...


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Re: Democrat Candidates
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2019, 08:36:38 pm »