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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Forget Trump, let's vote this man into office:



    RON PAUL 2012 FOOLS
    Well OK. Let's at least vote for somebody different.

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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    You forgot the lobbying groups
    The law has gotten so complex that we need lawyers to interpret it for us. It's not coincidental that virtually all politicians are now lawyers.

    Lawyers have become, the Samurai class of America, without all the pesky rules and ethics that the feudal Japanese Samurai had to navigate. And that, in and of itself a bad thing

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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Well OK. Let's at least vote for somebody different.
    Oh, I think it will be a colorful GOP primary.................. I look forward to it!

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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Really if I had to vote for any Republican candidate it would be Ron Paul. I may not agree with everything the guy says, but at least I agree with something he says. Donald Trump will not run it just isn't possible. When does this season for Apprentice end? When that ends he will say what he was actually up to, maybe get a show on Fox Business who knows.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Trump has certain advantages for now which will fail him in the long run. 1. He's getting media attention by making idiotic statements that the media feel compelled to report on. The media will always report on controversy over common sense. 2. People think he's smart because he's wealthy. His intelligence is in making money. He has stepped outside his zone of expertise, and the results are obvious to those more sophisticated about the issues than Trump is. Soon enough the less sophisticated will catch on. 3. He has personality traits which initially fascinate but soon enough simply irritate. He would do well as an opiner on Fox or MSNBC, but would soon bore of it. He loves the attention and once that fades he'll fade.

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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Ask yourself if the current system works for you....then ask yourself who the system DOES work for.

    My perception is that it works for career politicians. I think it works for the unproductive, who happen to be good at paperwork. And I think it works for the couple thousand people in America who could truly be described as "wealthy". And it falls off from there.
    Whether that is true or not, we do still hold the power. We can overthrow the government withut firing a shot. It does require we exercise that power, and hopefully find a way to be informed, but the power is still ours to exercise.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Whether that is true or not, we do still hold the power. We can overthrow the government withut firing a shot. It does require we exercise that power, and hopefully find a way to be informed, but the power is still ours to exercise.
    Oh, so IOW, if you don't keep your socialist wet dream going, because it looses in a vote of the people, you will overthrow the government? You're listening to too much Francis Fox Piven pal.


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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, so IOW, if you don't keep your socialist wet dream going, because it looses in a vote of the people, you will overthrow the government? You're listening to too much Francis Fox Piven pal.
    j-mac
    I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and say that you have missed the point/been whooshed.
    In any case, your "IOW" seems to be very different from what was said.

    Ask yourself what power Americans hold that they can use can change their govt w/o firing a shot if we exercise it.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, so IOW, if you don't keep your socialist wet dream going, because it looses in a vote of the people, you will overthrow the government? You're listening to too much Francis Fox Piven pal.


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    J, first, there is no socialist wet dream. Please try ot use a more orignial scare tactic.

    Second, I will always try to use my power at the polls, as should you. Are you suggesting I should do something else?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: GOP insiders embrace Trump's Presidential bid

    He is the best so far that has said they are running I hope one of the Pauls runs for president...be nice a Trump/Paul or Paul/Bachmann ticket

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