The Road to Moocherville (Complete with Color TV and Internet Porn)
If you're not trying to pull off a full end-run around the law - as you have been trying against the POTUS for years now - then what is your goal?
What the balls are you even talking about, dude? Here is Progressive ecstasy: to do something wrong (e.g. Chappaquaiddick) and then accuse the straight folk of "trying to pull off a full end-run around the law". Just fall off the planet and go right through the moon with your jackwagonry!
The best growth - in terms of people and income - of the middle class that our country ever saw was when the taxes were progressive. There is simply no way around those simple facts.
I'm ready to scuttle the Lovecraftian monstrosity that is the tax code and go with something simple. "Simple" tends to disperse power, though. So watch the Demmicans and the Republocrats get all strangely reluctant to, you know, reform stuff. Downright zany.
Of course he's left of center, here's why:
1. He calls himself a "Democratic Socialist" which is left of the democratic party which is itself left of the center in this country. Yea, I know he was "independent" but that does NOT mean center in this case, as he's his own brand of socialist light...
2. He's running to the left of Hillary right now, trying to erode her support with the democratic base. Hillary is running just left of center (well she's not really doing anything right now but staying out of the fray and cashing donor's checks) trying to protect her base and force Sanders et.al to run left of her because there is no room on the right in the democrat party. He will be forced further left in an effort to garner support from the base once Hillary unleashes all her money and actually starts the campaign...
3. It's what democrats ARE. They crowd the center from the left, just like the republicans crowd from the right. Democrats are generally left of center, almost without exception.
Sanders may want to SAY he's centrists, Clinton will run as one too. Heck, Obama ran as a centrist but he's been decidedly left of center in his policy and actions. Everybody wants to SAY they are "in the middle" but few really are. So my policy is to ignore what the candidates claim they are and look at their track records, assuming they have one. Obama was *clearly* a left of center politician even with his short record, and has lived up to my expectations fairly well. Sanders would make Obama look like George Washington if he made it to office.... Not that I'm worried he would, Hillary is going to squash him like a bug with all the money she has once she actually *starts* her campaign.
Oh how left we lean....
And I suppose his "I'm a democratic socialist" claim doesn't mean anything then... Not that he is a socialists but he does claim to be one... I'm prepared to believe he's pretty much to the left of center because that's what he claims he is, what most commentators call him, and what he appears to be to this guy on the right...
He may look centrist to you, but I'm guessing that's just a prospective problem on your part.
LOL.. Well my copy dated to after 2030 after I dipped it in Carbon 14 dust...
Was anyone shocked by that one? Anyone?
Can you cite something for me? Because I'm pretty sure it is all vitamin D.
How does this censor me?
I'm not in any of these places. And even if I were, they're restricting advertising or the export of embargoed technology...
I can still call whomever a cocktoddler. Or advocate for insane ideologies. Or tell everyone about that thing that happened that is super embarrassing to certain powerful people.
Show me the censorship imposed by the US government on the internet at large?
The US refusing to allow certain technology to be easily moved out of the US into embargoed countries is hardly of relevance here.
If I post something critical of the US government on face book whilst living in Iran or North Korea is facebook going to be required to take it down as per US government rules?
So... Access Denied.
When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard