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chumbucket - 2014-01-28

The "we need" list hasn't changed in the past 6 years.

5 minutes in I just started skipping ahead from one talk over each other (EXCUSE ME!) part to the next.

defenestration_a_celebration - 2014-01-28

I like the bait and switch Bachmann does by conflating a job with a way to address income inequality. She's not wrong that lowering the minimum wage and further cutting corporate taxes will allow companies to extract more labor and resources from workers, thus encouraging the potential for profit, and indirectly causing job growth. She's arguing that a policy which would explicitly increase wealth inequality would magically do the opposite.

There seems to be a bigger underlying problem that neither of them comes close to addressing. Both Obama's policy of transferring wealth to Wall St. (which surprise, lead to even greater inequality) and Bachmann's ideas seem to be masking a real decline in the rate of profit for capitalist firms. Of course neither of them can fathom that capitalism might be the problem, so we go on as usual...

BorrowedSolution - 2014-01-28

No, you see, the problem is clearly rich people and their craven wickedness. If only we, blighted common fools that we are, would drag them from their homes and obliterate them,then all of the righteous poor people could take up the reins and lead is into an era of prosperity and social enlightenment. So start buying ammo, comrade! This is a complicated problem with an ostensibly simple solution; and that's the best kind.

defenestration_a_celebration - 2014-01-28

Because critiquing capitalism is exactly the same advocating Stalinism.

BorrowedSolution - 2014-01-28

There's no middle road, brother. Kill or capitulate.

HarrietTubmanPI - 2014-01-28

Socialism is a middle road, doofus.

Maru - 2014-01-28

Wtf is with BorrowedSolution? A guy posts a totally sober and fact-based analysis and your interpretation of that is "let's kill all the rich people." And this isn't the first time we've seen you get psychotically defensive about the wealthy. What a freak.

Chocolate Jesus - 2014-01-28

Bernie is a saint.

Maru - 2014-01-28

Let's just note that she says Norway is rich because "they tap into their natural resources." Norway -nationalizes- their oil reserves, and they sink all the subsequent profits into infrastructure, education, and welfare.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-01-28

Right wingers are still mis-using Finland as some kind of model for... I'm not sure, actually. Firing all teachers and giving a nobel prize for creationism?

Old_Zircon - 2014-01-28

5 stars for reminding me that before I moved I made a plan to get a sign that says "situation room" for my bathroom door, and then after the move I forgot.

Old_Zircon - 2014-01-28

Done and done.

Jet Bin Fever - 2014-01-30

I have an old man crush on Bernie Sanders. He's a king in a room full of pawns.

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