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Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:33 PM

 

Bloomberg is saying good things

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/474135-bloomberg-unveils-proposal-to-increase-earned-income-tax-credit-federal

I'll admit, I have been very negative about Bloomberg. My trust level for him wasn't very high.

But I have to admit he is a rational and decent person. If he becomes our nominee, I will joyfully vote for him. Even though I'm not supporting him during the primary at this point.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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bluedye33139 Dec 2019 OP
StevieM Dec 2019 #1
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #2
Thekaspervote Dec 2019 #8
jcmaine72 Dec 2019 #10
Doodley Dec 2019 #3
Peacetrain Dec 2019 #4
at140 Dec 2019 #5
mopinko Dec 2019 #6
Thekaspervote Dec 2019 #7
redqueen Dec 2019 #9
Squinch Dec 2019 #11
bluedye33139 Dec 2019 #15
Squinch Dec 2019 #16
karynnj Dec 2019 #12
trof Dec 2019 #13
Skya Rhen Dec 2019 #14
BannonsLiver Dec 2019 #17
Amishman Dec 2019 #18
Squinch Dec 2019 #19
Skidmore Dec 2019 #20
MineralMan Dec 2019 #21
bluedye33139 Dec 2019 #23
TidalWave46 Dec 2019 #22

Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:38 PM

1. You know what Mike Bloomberg has said?

 

"The president deserves our support."

He spoke those words at the 2004 Republican convention when George W. Bush was being nominated for a second term.

That is all I need to know. I could never joyfully vote for him.
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Response to StevieM (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:39 PM

2. He also has a shit policy on marijuana.

 

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:51 PM

8. Right!! Says legalization would be the dumbest thing we've ever done

 

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:19 PM

10. He's wrong about that.

 

The dumbest thing we could ever do would be to nominate him as our party's Presidential candidate.
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:45 PM

3. I agree with the OP. Bloomberg is putting his money where his mouth is.

 

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:48 PM

4. Nah...if he had put the time in like all the other candidates

 

I would not be so negative about him...but just throwing your money out there to buy the election because you can does not impress me.
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:48 PM

5. Bloomberg changed from republican to independent to democratic party

 

I have a knee jerk reaction against anyone who has changed often for the convenience of winning the nod.
He could not run in the republican primary with any chance of winning so he now switches.
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:49 PM

6. ya know, i remember bill clinton saying-

 

that people always asked him in later years how he managed to balance the budget. did he have a secret weapon?
yes, arithmetic. apparently, it's a secret.

bloomberg knows how to see a big picture and not just add up the numbers, but add up the right numbers.
we tried a soda tax in chi, but the propaganda got it overturned. but anyone who looked at the numbers had to admit that it was a brilliantly targeted fee that would pay off hugely if no one paid it any more.
his many actions and plans take our human capitol into account in a way that is very, very smart.
our county board pres here in cook is in the same vein. and i love her.

like several others, i am super thrilled to have all of them in the race. the more people out there punching twitler in the face every damn day, as well as knocking on doors, the more nails their were in the gop's coffin.
steyer is even starting to grow on me. he is pretty good at deflecting stupid questions, and answering the question that should be asked.

(side note- went to jan schakowsky's holiday party this weekend. chatted w her hubby bob creamer. told him i was on team ew, but like having yang in the race. made above comment about our many candidates, and he agreed w a large smile.)
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:50 PM

7. He is against a$15 minimum wage. Instead offers some workers some kind of compensation

 

Iím a bazillionaire but donít ask me to see that you get a decent wage for a decent days work
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:11 PM

9. He also says the tax on the poor should be higher to stop them from spending it foolishly.

 

And defended stop and frisk until it was politically inconvenient to do so.

So yeah. Good luck selling that.
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:40 PM

11. If a rotting fish head becomes our nominee, I will joyfully vote for it.

 

Bloomberg was my mayor for many years. He did some good things and some bad things. I think he's good on climate and guns, which are very important to me. Stop and frisk was horrible. The way he abused unions was too. But I'll still vote for him joyfully if he's the nominee.

He's not my favorite, but he is infinitely preferable to the sexist, racist, stupid turd he would be running against.
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Response to Squinch (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:38 PM

15. He was on my "never" list until recently

 

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:43 PM

16. NO Democrat is on my "never" list.

 

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 06:21 PM

12. He would be a great nominee .... for the Republicans

 

Though given where he is on guns and climate change, that is not possible. His problem is that he is a very smart, talented guy, who really does not "fit" either party.

He contributed mostly to Democrats for years, before he opted to run as a Republican as there was no chance he would get the Democratic nomination and no real competition for the Republican one. The problem is that in those years as an elected Republican, he gave a ton of money to Republicans and to their causes.
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 07:46 PM

13. He's already toast and doesn't know it.

 

He's trying to buy the nomination.
We know this.
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 07:53 PM

14. Bloomberg can try again in 5 years because he won't win this nomination with 5% - for sure.

 

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 08:51 PM

17. ...

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:55 PM

18. Yup, do not want

 

Billionaires cannot buy my core, and I sure hope they can't buy my party

Don't be fooled, he isn't a good choice
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Response to Amishman (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:43 AM

19. I hope we can agree, though, that there is definitely a worse choice. We can't do 4 more years,

 

no matter whether you like our eventual nominee or not. And we don't know who our eventual nominee will be, so we have to be very careful about our negative statements about any of the possibilities.

WE gave the republicans all the talking points they needed to smear Hillary. Let's not do that again.

My differences with Bloomberg are fairly personal. His attempts at union busting while he was mayor reduced my income and wealth level for the rest of my life.

Still. As I said above, if a rotting fish head is our nominee, I will joyfully vote for it.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 09:02 AM

20. So, he wants to subsidize

 

housing through a tax credit. How does that get housing costs down and make it more affordable when income doesn't increase?
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 11:23 AM

21. Bloomberg is spouting meaningless platitudes.

 

I've been watching his ads. From them, you'd never know whether he's a Democrat or a Republican. It's all glittering generalities.

Bloomberg is selling highly polished turds.
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 01:20 PM

23. I don't fully trust him either but he's off my never list

 

I think it was saying that we need a $15 minimum wage nationally that tilted the scales for me.

I would much rather see Warren or Biden or Sanders or Klobuchar or Castro or Booker or even Tulsi Gabbard as the nominee.
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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 11:40 AM

22. Agree as stated. NT

 

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