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Case and point Foxnews is even going after him, because he isnt playing by the so-called rules and they are scared to death! Trump was supposed to be out of the race a month ago, but his numbers keep going up.
 

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I always like it when someone brings up the evil Koch brothers (yeah, the one's that donate millions to build hospitals) donating to politicians. Ever hear of Michael Bloomberg? Guess it depends which party you donate to.

Either way, Trump is self funded. He doesn't need anyone's money. He could spend $500 million on his campaign and not go below $10 billion in net worth.
 

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I think the republicans will take whomever will get votes.
yep, both partys want whats best for there party and not what is best for the country.


we complain about term limits but with social media why aren't we trying to get elections boycotted and get the word out to not vote for incumbent's?
 

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it really don't matter who gets elected nobody in general has any morals any more nobody wants too work (don't know how) nobody wants to take care of there family there house, car, or any thing else we have all gotten the me first self serving mind set. until America turns back to Gods ways and Gods rules it will keep going down hill. and I know some here don't believe in God but if you read the bible tell me what is wrong with the principles set by it. We took God out of our schools and look what it got us, we took the 10 commandment out of the court and now the judges think there the supreme power and we are let a small minority of people make bad choices for the rest of us that is why we are in a political correct socity. I like the idea of if you don't work you don't eat, and if it is right so be it and if it is wrong so be it no matter if it hurts you feeling or not. dads need to go to work and provide for there family, moms need to be a home to raise there children and not let the general public tv internet and video games raise them, and dad needs to come home after work and help rather than going to the bar with his friends. that is what is going to help this country not some fly by night blow hard. IF MY PEOPLE WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL SHALL HUNBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.
 

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yep, both partys want whats best for there party and not what is best for the country.


we complain about term limits but with social media why aren't we trying to get elections boycotted and get the word out to not vote for incumbent's?
Yes and at the same time Obama is still alive, presidents have been killed for a lot less!
 

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I always like it when someone brings up the evil Koch brothers (yeah, the one's that donate millions to build hospitals) donating to politicians. Ever hear of Michael Bloomberg? Guess it depends which party you donate to.

Either way, Trump is self funded. He doesn't need anyone's money. He could spend $500 million on his campaign and not go below $10 billion in net worth.
And the more the media spouts off the cheaper his election will be, so far hes had the most advertisement and it didnt cost him a penny
 

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Trump is racist, sexist idiot. We need a radical change in this country so we have a government that works for all of us, not just more tax breaks for the billionaires. Personally, I am standing behind Bernie Sanders. The problem with how republicans vote, is they all think they are either millionaires or are going to become one, when in actuality most times the way they vote hurts themselves and helps the mega rich.

I know I am going to get chastised for this post, saying I support "socialism," when in fact what I want is to return the money to the middle class that built this country. 99% of the wealth in this country is controlled by 1% of the population! SCARY! That's not a democracy, thats called an Oligarchy!
 

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I wanted to point something out earlier, but haven't had the time to keep up with this thread. Now it's gotten too big for me to respond to everything so I'll just make a big post of what's going on in my head. Sorry.

When I posted on Page 1, I was coming into the discussion without having seen the debate or hearing any coverage of it. Later in the day, I heard some highlights that proved a point for me. To recap, I said this:

Don't think that he hasn't bought his influence and power; everything has a price to him, and everything can be sold.
Trump was asked about giving money to politicians, and gave an answer to the effect of, "when I give them money, they do stuff for me." When asked what he got from Hillary Clinton he said, "She came to my wedding. She had to!" Bullcrap. He bought favors from Clinton. In most cases that would be called bribery, but in American politics it's an average Tuesday. In that one exchange he proved himself to be part of the problem. You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that started it.

Like I said before, there are several really good candidates running. You can tell the good ones by looking at who is trying to destroy them. The GOP spent millions in Texas trying to keep Ted Cruz from upsetting David Dewhurst, and Rand Paul has never been a friend of the establishment. Scott Walker has proven time and again that actual conservatism works, and has made an enemy of the unions and the welfare class. I don't know much about Carlie Fiorina (apologies if I misspelled her name), but she seems pretty solid and is both very experienced in business and not a career politician, which is what people seem to like about Trump. Dr. Carson, while I don't think is ready to be President, would be brilliant in a position like Secretary of State; he's incredibly smart, likeable, and, being a neurosurgeon, knows how to talk to people (unlike our current SecState, who wouldn't know if someone was insulting him to his face).

What the United States needs is a healthy dose of small government, a restoration of our individual and civil liberties (for the love of all that is holy, let me get on an airplane without looking at my junk and making me take off my shoes), and a reliance on the precepts laid out in the Constitution; I think most of Washington needs a refresher course on the Bill of Rights. We need fiscal policy that doesn't rely on the failing Keynesian philosophy of ever-increasing debt and the expansion of the State. We need foreign policy that respects our friends, and puts fear in the hearts of our enemies. Trump won't do that. Neither will Bush or any other of the establishment GOP politicians. None of the Democrats can make this country great again, either, since they're all cut from the same progressive/socialist cloth.

Bottom line -- Trump is the low-information voters' choice. He's the new candidate for the soundbite generation, just like Obama was. Obama got elected not on his policies or track record, but on the clips played on The Daily Show and in the mainstream media. I don't know why being an arrogant, sarcastic douchebag seems play so well with the masses, but we already have such a d-bag in the Oval Office and I don't think we need another.

Okay, I'm done for now. I'm sick of talking about Trump, but I feel it's my duty to speak in defense of liberty and this once-great republic. The United States can be great again. We can be that "shining city on the hill." Simply put, a rising tide raises all ships, and so far Trump hasn't shown to me that he knows how to get us of the sandbar we're stuck on.
 

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I'm not supporting Trump, I just think it is funny how he is shoving it in everybodys face and they don't know what to do. I agree that Cruz, Carliee, Carson, or Walker would make great presidents. Maybe if nothing less Trump will cause a shift in the way these debates and elections run, can't get much worse than what we have now! I take it back Bernie sanders might be worse than Obama.
 

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I hear ya completely okpanhandle

The reason I support trump, (and I really dont think he will get elected) is cause he seems to me to be the only one you couldnt back into a corner and tell him what you think should be done

I am tire of all the pussies we have had for press all these years, how many people really thought Ragen would be such a good pres? He will go down in history as probablyone of the best but I dont think anyone could have backed our fore fathers into a corner and made them feel sorry for the for all the worthless people

Done with this crap about everyone thinking we need to be politically correct, its costing all the working people a fortune, no not just the wealthy, working people.

The US needs to be treated like a business, not a redistributer of wealth!

Socialism is what we just about have, trust me, if Obama had 4 more years thats what we would have, hes been working hard at it

All these terms must be shortened, everyone is in office too long, tell me for what little they get paid to have that job that they dont come out of that office with a ton of extra cash? Shorten it up, cut out some of the time it takes to get smart

Must take politics out of the word government to move forward
 

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I know I am going to get chastised for this post, saying I support "socialism," when in fact what I want is to return the money to the middle class that built this country. 99% of the wealth in this country is controlled by 1% of the population! SCARY! That's not a democracy, thats called an Oligarchy!
Well said.

Certainly what's happening in Russia and China are scary enough reminders of what can happen, though they don't have traditions of individual freedom. But it does seem like in both Canada and the US, economic mobility is degrading, and corruption is on the rise across the political spectrum.

As for folks dropping the "socialist" epithet, all nation states are "socialist" in the sense that when a group of people come together to form a nation with a social contract that benefits its citizens, they are by definition giving up some freedoms in exchange for a lot of other, possibly more important, freedoms that libertarian anarchy just cannot bring. A classic example would be forcing people to drive on a certain side of road. The freedom to get somewhere in a safe and timely manner is much more important than the freedom to drive however you want.
 

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Trump is racist, sexist idiot. We need a radical change in this country so we have a government that works for all of us, not just more tax breaks for the billionaires. Personally, I am standing behind Bernie Sanders. The problem with how republicans vote, is they all think they are either millionaires or are going to become one, when in actuality most times the way they vote hurts themselves and helps the mega rich.

I know I am going to get chastised for this post, saying I support "socialism," when in fact what I want is to return the money to the middle class that built this country. 99% of the wealth in this country is controlled by 1% of the population! SCARY! That's not a democracy, thats called an Oligarchy!
I will never understand this line of thinking. Sanders is an admitted socialist, so your support of him is an absolute support of socialism.

There is nothing more that pisses me off is the battle cry for redistribution of wealth. What in the **** entitles you to other peoples money? Why when someone has more that you, you demand it be returned? Returned to who? Yeah guys like Trump have a crap ton of money, so what? They took risks and it paid off, we all could have done it too.

I suppose that you favor the estate tax also, correct? That's near and dear to every socialist heart.

Very few jobs have ever been created by making a poor man middle class, but many jobs have been destroyed by making a rich man poor.

Rich people pay more taxes, proportionally thet should recieve a higher tax break. I am more of a flat tax guy, everyone pays the same percentage.
 

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You know whats wrong with America captain?

All the kids while on there way home from school dream of being rich, not a clue on what will be their attempt at it but they want to be rich, they sit down with a bag of Doritos with a Monster energy drink and start to play video games, they get to thinking about how they deserve to be wealthy not how they should earn a dollar but how they can take it. Then they hop on the smart phone and get onto Facebook and start getting jealous of what other people have. Now we have what we see now, I know a young girl that had a job as a CNA, cant think the pay was to bad, living here is still reasonable, she quit her job because with medicade and welfare she was money ahead and has to do nothing but raise her ilagitament children

Does no one see this? Quit your job cause welfare is better??!! This is obserd and we wonder why we are broke, it has to stop

Welfare should not exist, there is people in the loony bin that have jobs, not kidding, I know one autistic kid that shreds documents for the courthouse, if you can sign your name for welfare, drive to the grocery store with your food stamps or meet up at the social services offices for medicade you can get off thier lazy asses and work
 

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We need a radical change in this country so we have a government that works for all of us, not just more tax breaks for the billionaires. what I want is to return the money to the middle class that built this country. 99% of the wealth in this country is controlled by 1% of the population! SCARY! That's not a democracy, thats called an Oligarchy!
Bingo! The Middle class create the wealth, and pay most of the tax. They are being hammered.
Make Corporate America and billionaire tax dodgers pay their share.
Give small business/middle class a tax break.
Stop welfare and force the lazy into work.
Problem solved.
 

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I beginning to think maybe our Canadian political system isn't as bad as I thought it was.
Just imagine Don Cherry running for Parliament. He would make things interesting here for sure.

The only difference between American and Canadian politics,....in Canada, we are just finding out it is corrupt.
 
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