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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    My interests were addressed just fine. Of course I had not over borrowed. When the bubble burst and interest rates fell I was able to refinance twice and now pay a historically low rate. I retired from one career in 2009 and took up another in 2010. Doing just fine. I don't see the problem.
    I didn't borrow any money, nor did I own a home. I was not direcetly impacted by the housing bubble, but I was impacted by the economic crash. It's difficult to believe that you were not, or that your investments didn't lose value, your job remained completely stable, etc., and if the economic crash was a walk in the park for you, then good for you. You should feel blessed. But if the irresponsibility, the bailouts, government's mishandling of the issue, and the growing power of lobbyist doesn't concern you, then you don't understand the world around you.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I didn't borrow any money, nor did I own a home. I was not direcetly impacted by the housing bubble, but I was impacted by the economic crash. It's difficult to believe that you were not, or that your investments didn't lose value, your job remained completely stable, etc., and if the economic crash was a walk in the park for you, then good for you. You should feel blessed. But if the irresponsibility, the bailouts, government's mishandling of the issue, and the growing power of lobbyist doesn't concern you, then you don't understand the world around you.
    It's just the ups and downs of entrepreneurial capitalism in a liberal democracy.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It's just the ups and downs of entrepreneurial capitalism in a liberal democracy.
    That is not what capitalism is.

    Capitalism is not about a select group of people financially influencing the government to write favorable legislation, and expecting taxpayers to payoff and subsidize all financial losses caused by their bad investments and business decisions.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    LOL....sorry...but cherry picking a few people that hold that opinion doesn't make it so. The concept of "liberal" media is nothing more than a creation of Fox News to justify their far-right propaganda machine.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign
    Meanwhile George Soros has probably spent more than that for all kinds of pseudo-socialist issues. That's including bankrolling the Jerk-In-Chief's campaigns, various media smear campaigns, and just recently funding Ferguson rioters..err...protesters.

    This is like someone whining about how much Microsoft is worth, while going out and buying an iPhone every year.
    Liberals: Demanding the freedom to write laws to take freedoms away from people they don't agree with.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    What part of enormous power do you miss?
    In the end, it still comes down to votes...and voters.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Elvis View Post
    Meanwhile George Soros has probably spent more than that for all kinds of pseudo-socialist issues. That's including bankrolling the Jerk-In-Chief's campaigns, various media smear campaigns, and just recently funding Ferguson rioters..err...protesters.

    This is like someone whining about how much Microsoft is worth, while going out and buying an iPhone every year.
    Got a link for that?
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Interested parties have "been in the room" while legislation was negotiated since our Republic was founded.
    Did they write the legislation like they do now, too???
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    When I was having dues taken from me and donated to Democrat reelection funds I wasn't naive enough to think that my rights as a worker were being protected.

    I saw the corruption and the destructive nature of organizations that had gone unchecked for decades.

    Who cared about their own survival than the workers they claimed to represent.

    My dues were going to a organization that was losing influence because they refused to change with the times. Because they refused to adapt to a changing dynamic that they had no control over.

    They were ideologues blinded by decades old pro-Union cliches who claimed that taking from the worker and driving out industries was the only way to save the worker.

    And I hated it. What a waste of good money.


    Tell me more about how this man is protecting workers' rights.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Good for the Koch brothers! That 900 million might make up for all the funding from the AFL-CIO, ActBlue, American Fed of State Employees Union, American Federation of Teachers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Education Association, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Laborers Union, .....

    1. With some exceptions (ie. Soros) money from the left comes from organizations representing thousands of people who made modest donations, not just a handful of extremely rich people. Labor unions represent 14.6 working Americans.

    2. Most of the causes championed by the left do not financially benefit a small number of people. Most of the causes championed by the right do financially benefit only a small number of people who are already rich and powerful.

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