Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the most comedic member of congress.

Jul 2014
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If I'm not mistaken the customary duty owed to the church is a tithe. So yes, I agree to your proposed 10% rate, thank you.
And if you pay 10% to the church for nothing, then the government that actually delivers services, should get a multiple of that.
 
Sep 2015
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Brown Township, Ohio
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AOC quotes:
  • “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs,”
  • “I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”
  • "And so I do think that right now we have this no-holds-barred, Wild West hyper-capitalism. What that means is profit at any cost. Capitalism has not always existed in the world, and it will not always exist in the world. When this country started, we were not a capitalist [nation], we did not operate on a capitalist economy."
  • "I think that politically, this upper-middle class is probably more moderate, but that upper-middle class doesn’t exist anymore in America, and thanks to the continued deregulation of Wall Street, thanks to the continued gutting of working- and middle-class people, we need stronger champions."
  • On Medicare-for-all "People often say, how are you gonna pay for it? And I find the question so puzzling because, how do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent? How do you pay for—you just pay for it."
  • "What we had was an existential threat in the context of a war. We had a direct existential threat with another nation, this time it was Nazi Germany, and the Axis, who explicitly made the United States as an enemy, as an enemy. And what we did was that we chose to mobilize our entire economy and industrialized our entire economy and we put hundreds if not millions of people to work in defending our shores and defending this country. We have to do the same thing in order to get us to 100 percent renewable energy, and that’s just the truth of it."
  • "“There’s no debate as to whether we should continue producing fossil fuels. There’s no debate,”
  • "For me, democratic socialism is about - really, the value for me is that I believe that in a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live."
  • "When we talk about the word 'socialism,' I think what it really means is just democratic participation in our economic dignity and our economic, social, and racial dignity. It is about direct representation and people actually having power and stake over their economic and social wellness, at the end of the day.
  • "No bans. No walls. No fences. No chains. No justice — no peace."
  • "The Plan for a Green New Deal shall recognize that a national, industrial, economic mobilization of this scope and scale is a historic opportunity to virtually eliminate poverty in the United States and to make prosperity, wealth and economic security available to everyone participating in the transformation."

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Ancient Athens built a wall, the birth place of Democracy.
 
Nov 2012
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And if you pay 10% to the church for nothing, then the government that actually delivers services, should get a multiple of that.

I pay 10% to the church to Fund Healthcare for Individuals in Honduras, Build homes for poor in Honduras, Build homes for the Poor in the community, Thailand, Laos, to sponsor classes that Teach Egyptian Immigrants (legal) to the Nashville area English, To sponsor the Mt Juliet Pregnancy Care Clinic, To build playgrounds in the City park in Mt Juliet, TN, Disaster Relief missions.

What do you do to help your fellow men and women in the world? What to you give your time and money?
 
Dec 2013
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You voted for a guy that inherited 200 million from daddy and went bankrupt 6 times. Astarte dodging coward who is a traitor to his country with the Russians and the Saudis.

You probably shouldn’t talk much on this issue.

Did he actually go bankrupt?

Or did he tank a couple of failing businesses?

You guys love to use that stat though it is absolutely meaningless to anyone w/ any working knowledge of business in the states.
 
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Nov 2012
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Lebanon, TN
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Kennedy was Keynsian if you knew anything about economics youd know that and and he did cut taxes from 90% to 75% thats fine 75% of everythng over one million is fine with me and 50% over 100k and yet we had 6% growth Kennedy was a Keynesian, not a a Reagan forerunner. ... Kennedy has been correctly called the first Keynesian president (of which more in a moment). Reagan was the first chief executive disciple of supply-side economics, the tax-cut monomania that now dominates the GOP.Jan 26, 2011 https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/01/26/the-myth-of-jfk-as-supply-side-tax-cutter under reagain we had piss poor growth rates 3.4% same as carter https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/01/26/the-myth-of-jfk-as-supply-side-tax-cutter Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

Right.. Keynsian is Cut taxes 33% on the Rich, So the Rich can spend money investing in Business, and in turn Hire people into Better jobs.
didn't what Kennedy's speech did you.. ROFLMBO.

Once again the First president to modern day Employee Supply side was Harding, and it gave us the Economy today known as the Roaring 20s.

Hoover and FDI gave us Keynsian model Hoover gave us the GREAT depression, FDR extended the Depression for 7 years. (Until December 7, 1941).

Truman was the 2nd President to give us Supply side it created what is called the Post war Boom.

Ike rang in Keynsian model and it gave us the Recession of 1956....

Kennedy implemented Supply side gave us 60s economy

LBJ in 68 and Nixon and Ford and Carter gave us the Keysnian model again.. Which gave us the Stagflation and malaise

Reagan gave us Supply side and we had the longest period of Peacetime economic Growth

GWH Bush rang in the Keynsian model again in 1990, gave us the post Desert Storm Recession

Clinont in 1992 doubled down and the recovery never came, Gingrich and Clinton gave us Supply side in 1996 and created the Clinton Ecomomy

W continued the supply side until 2007, When he caved to the Democrat Congress, and Keynsian economic returned and our economy went south again.
 
Sep 2015
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Brown Township, Ohio
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I pay 10% to the church to Fund Healthcare for Individuals in Honduras, Build homes for poor in Honduras, Build homes for the Poor in the community, Thailand, Laos, to sponsor classes that Teach Egyptian Immigrants (legal) to the Nashville area English, To sponsor the Mt Juliet Pregnancy Care Clinic, To build playgrounds in the City park in Mt Juliet, TN, Disaster Relief missions.

What do you do to help your fellow men and women in the world? What to you give your time and money?
Nashville is cool and has The Batman Building.