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I love taking away the rights edge policies by using their own logic against them.

To bad the left is too conservative to do it.
Posted by populistdriven | Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:00 AM (1 replies)

START calling defense spending nondiscretionary!

Nearly everyone agrees that we should have some sort of minimum military always capability aka spending, say 500 billion. Therefore it is non-discretionary.

It also helps put the already paid for nondiscretionary social security and Medicare spending in better perspective.

Now let the right attack the "baked in" (their words) non-discretionary spending.
Posted by populistdriven | Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:51 AM (1 replies)

The cross party policy that everyone is ignoring

Support harsh mandatory minimum sentences for white-collar criminals.

Given the current political climate I really think strongly supporting this would get cross-party votes.

If a guy who steals $100 in quarters is getting the same sentence that Paul Manafort did for tax evasion involving millions of dollars don't you think that requiring most white collar criminals whose crimes involved over a certain amount should have a mandatory minimum sentence?

And of course the current political climate won't last. So this is our best chance to get it passed? And once passed, in the future is it likely to be a platform for both the right and the left to agree to eliminate all mandatory minimum sentences?

Currently there is a relatively narrow set of crimes that meet minimum sentencing criteria compared to blue collar crimes.

Imagine trying to argue against that in the current political climate during a debate. Good luck. I think this would also help take the edge off of Joe Biden's past remarks regarding harsh minimum sentences for blue collar criminals, if he supported it.
Posted by populistdriven | Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:30 AM (5 replies)
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