HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » At times I need to check ...

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:25 PM

At times I need to check that I am actually reading posts on Democratic Underground.

I think that is deliberate because it is still being sold as an "investment"

But the actual investment piece is mainly in the Infrastructure bill, and the BBB bill is mainly an increase in government expenses.


The it being the build Back Better agenda. Note the "scare" quotes around the word "investment".

And when I read this part: "the BBB bill is mainly an increase in government expenses", I cursed out loud.

I never thought that I would have to argue on Democratic Underground that investing in the social safety net to provide more opportunities for working families was indeed an INVESTMENT in America, yet here I am.

I just don't know what else to say or think at this point.






16 replies, 1735 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 16 replies Author Time Post
Reply At times I need to check that I am actually reading posts on Democratic Underground. (Original post)
bluewater Oct 10 OP
malaise Oct 10 #1
malaise Oct 10 #2
ProfessorGAC Oct 10 #3
acantharchus Oct 10 #4
LakeArenal Oct 10 #5
Thtwudbeme Oct 10 #7
LakeArenal Oct 10 #11
JustAnotherGen Oct 10 #10
Tommymac Oct 10 #6
Chin music Oct 10 #8
stillcool Oct 10 #9
wellst0nev0ter Oct 10 #12
UTUSN Oct 10 #13
SidDithers Oct 10 #14
FakeNoose Oct 10 #15
UTUSN Oct 10 #16

Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:33 PM

1. Get thee to the greatest page

The truth!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:33 PM

2. Get thee to the greatest page

The truth!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:36 PM

3. An Investment In People Is Still An Investment

Whoever posted the item that triggered your rebuttal must believe that investment can only be in tangible assets.
The companies for whom I worked paid for 3 master's degrees & a PhD.
I can assure you that those companies made investments that provided a return.
Yet, I was never a tangible asset.
Investing in people is a good plan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:38 PM

4. Russian Trolls? N/T

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:38 PM

5. There are a lot of threads and comments that are dubious.

I have heard many things on here lately that make me wonder.

Iconic posters are stepping back, wondering where the “Be a Democrat” on DU is.

I don’t remember it being so fear mongering and not entirely respectful.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:46 PM

7. The fear mongering is new but

The lack of respect? I miss the good old days when long time posters would practically cuss each other out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Thtwudbeme (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 08:03 PM

11. I can get cussed out plenty on FB.

I don’t need it or want it in a discussion group.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:19 PM

10. +1

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:41 PM

6. K & R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 06:16 PM

9. I blame it on the weekend...

there's like a meeting of malcontents.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 08:13 PM

12. Exactly, who let the Reaganites onto this site?

Like I said before: either support Biden's agenda, or get out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 08:58 PM

13. K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 09:15 PM

14. +1...

Reminiscent of 2008-2016.

Sid

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 09:52 PM

15. Always notify the DU overlords, my friend



They might not agree with you, but at least you have let your feelings be known.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 10:22 PM

16. But a twist on this. When I posted about needing to be hardheaded against the wingnuts, street smart

and how we have daunting odds against us,

a well-meaning DUer replied sort of accusing me of "giving up" and "not having hope." He said that the BIDEN agenda of investment and jobs would bring voters over to our side. When I said that a whole chunk of died-in-the-wool wingnuts and those who vote against their self-interest will *never* come over to our side, he sort of accused me of not believing in the investment/jobs agenda. I had to opt out of this spinning of the wheels.

Parallel trains of thought, never meeting.





Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread