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Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:26 PM

BIG DONOR: "I told Pelosi and Schumer, if you attack the rich I'll cut you off!"

This deserves a response here.

This guy has a right to do what he wants with his money.

But the rest of us have a right to decide if this is the kind of veto power we want the party to give big donors.


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Reply BIG DONOR: "I told Pelosi and Schumer, if you attack the rich I'll cut you off!" (Original post)
yurbud Nov 2017 OP
brush Nov 2017 #1
yurbud Nov 2017 #7
mucifer Nov 2017 #20
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #2
C_U_L8R Nov 2017 #3
David__77 Nov 2017 #4
yurbud Nov 2017 #8
Me. Nov 2017 #5
yurbud Nov 2017 #9
Me. Nov 2017 #11
RDANGELO Nov 2017 #6
Me. Nov 2017 #12
yurbud Nov 2017 #16
Me. Nov 2017 #17
yurbud Nov 2017 #18
yurbud Nov 2017 #10
global1 Nov 2017 #13
yurbud Nov 2017 #14
progressoid Nov 2017 #15
smirkymonkey Nov 2017 #19
yurbud Nov 2017 #21

Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:30 PM

1. This guy is a repug and doesn't know it.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:54 PM

7. so are pols who follow his marching orders.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:13 AM

20. he doesn't care about party he only cares about money

so if it takes buying off the democrats to get more money he will call himself a democrat and try to change us.

he knows EXACTLY what he is doing.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:34 PM

2. Three families in America have the wealth of 160 million Americans

as read on DU
sounds a little out of wack when you talk of wealth

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:37 PM

3. Rich guy acts like obnoxious jerk

and wonders why no one likes him.
Dude, Mar A Lago has a cabana with your name on it.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:43 PM

4. This is nothing to do with "penalizing" anyone. It's to do with preventing extreme polarization.

Anyone can think they're being penalized for paying any tax at all.

Progressive taxation is an excellent policy, and it shouldn't just apply to wage income.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:58 PM

8. the funny thing is, rich are very willing to USE taxpayer dollars in ...

subsidies, bailouts, state department & military pressure on other governments to get a better deal...

I wonder how many of them are so pampered that it actually feels like persecution, and how many make these arguments out of cold calculation to hold onto what they got whether they think the tax they are putting off is reasonable enough.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:45 PM

5. Time For The Minority Party Of The Wealthy

to receive the big kiss off....all of them to level the playing field

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Response to Me. (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:00 PM

9. Maybe the third party our system needs is a Trust Fund Crybaby Party

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Response to yurbud (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:18 PM

11. Well They Could Certainly Fund It

Though few of them are likable enough that they could garner votes.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:47 PM

6. The Democratic Party is not against people becoming wealthy.

What we are against is rampant greed.

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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:20 PM

12. The Problem Is That More Than Enough

is never enough. How many personal billions will the Kocks be able to spend in the remainder of their lives

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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 04:08 PM

16. More like how many generations of their descendants won't have to get jobs.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 04:22 PM

17. A FRaction Of those Billions Would Insure That For Decendants

Yearly interest, earnings, would take more than care of them.

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Response to Me. (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 04:35 PM

18. yep

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:04 PM

10. LA Times columnist once asked ifSchwarzenegger's taxes went up, what would he have to give up?

Would he have to sell his Hummer?

Would he have to sell one of his houses?

Take his kids out of private school?

Take one less vacation or even one less pedicure?

The answer is obvious. After a certain point, it's just about having power over others, not taking care of your family or even your descendants two or three generations out.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:26 PM

13. I Know Of A Guy That Didn't Need This Billionaire Money As He Was Able To Fund His Campaign With...

$27.00 donations from concerned American People. If this was able to be achieved once - it will be able to be achieved again.

Tell the billionaires to shove it and then get them to pay their fair share.

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Response to global1 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 03:33 PM

14. back when Howard Dean had a conscience, he did something similar...

He got pretty far, then the other person who shall not be named got even farther.

Probably because the ridicule, smears, and blackout that sunk Dean weren't fooling as many people anymore.

I suspect in another election or two the media can throw all the dirt, ridicule, fear-mongering, or even blackout a progressive candidate, and it won't hurt them enough to make a difference.

Then the shit will really hit the fan.

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Response to global1 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 03:41 PM

15. Yup. n/t

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 11:55 PM

19. Another rich, fat, disgusting pig.

They are all the same.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 03:49 PM

21. Doesn't this sound like quid pro quo?

Essentially, he is saying, "If you stop talking about this, I will give you more money."

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