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Old September 18th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #1
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Is Conservatism A Sign Of Imperial Decline?

...Conservatives, of course, do not see any of this in their proposals; they imagine a return to the spectacular growth of the postwar decades, if only they can somehow remove what they see as the crippling burden of taxes and regulations on the rich, who would otherwise become the engines of a new American renaissance.

But this is a fantasy, a pipe dream; the rich have been taxed and regulated far less in the past forty years than they were during the postwar economic boom, and we have seen no new renaissance...


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Old September 18th, 2017, 04:16 PM   #2
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...Conservatives, of course, do not see any of this in their proposals; they imagine a return to the spectacular growth of the postwar decades, if only they can somehow remove what they see as the crippling burden of taxes and regulations on the rich, who would otherwise become the engines of a new American renaissance.

But this is a fantasy, a pipe dream; the rich have been taxed and regulated far less in the past forty years than they were during the postwar economic boom, and we have seen no new renaissance...


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Yeah, we've heard this nonsense before. The Reagan tax cuts prove that wrong.
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So do the JFK tax cuts.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 04:33 PM   #4
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Yeah, we've heard this nonsense before. The Reagan tax cuts prove that wrong.
Wrong. We've already seen the results of the last 35 years of Reaganism. It has been a complete disaster for the nation, that was only made worse by the failed tax policy of George W. Bush.

As were the tax hikes during the Clinton administration that led to the largest peace time expansion since the end of the Eisenhower administration, it has been the tax hikes of the Obama administration, and the expansion of healthcare that has led to over 80 months of continued growth and employment expansion.

The only nonsense that has been espoused over the last 40 years is privatization is better than shared government for the people, and the income inequality that has led to the steady decline of the working class by giving the wealthy tax cuts that helps nobody but the wealthy, and creates no prosperity for the nation. And nonsense it is.
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Yeah, we've heard this nonsense before. The Reagan tax cuts prove that wrong.
How exactly?
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The saddest part is that you simply aren't smart enough to understand that you are being played by the system.
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The saddest part is that you simply aren't smart enough to understand that you are being played by the system.
Who are you talking to and how exactly is that person being "played by the system?"
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As history shows us, during periods of decline and chaos, many nations experience a zeitgeist shift to the political right (Weimar Germany, Yugoslavia, etc.).
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As history shows us, during periods of decline and chaos, many nations experience a zeitgeist shift to the political right (Weimar Germany, Yugoslavia, etc.).
Would that zeitgeist shift be because the Left has failed? After all, we did suffer through 8 long years because of a socialist president. Weimar Germany was in the midst of severe recession. That's hardly the case now.
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Would that zeitgeist shift be because the Left has failed? After all, we did suffer through 8 long years because of a socialist president. Weimar Germany was in the midst of severe recession. That's hardly the case now.
Really now? You're not an American?
Because I'm an American and i don't recall "suffering through 8 long years of a socialist President."

I must have somehow missed that. Do be so kind as the name this "socialist President" and briefly describe the "suffering" of the American people during that eight year period. Thank you.



Unless of course, you're just being and idiotic fucking troll and your post has no more meaning or relevance than a fart in a hurricane.
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