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tonyt53

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Gender: Male
Hometown: KY
Home country: USA
Current location: KY
Member since: Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:34 AM
Number of posts: 5,737

About Me

62 y/o, in the first 18 y/o that got to vote. Lifelong Democrat that has never missed a general election and very few primary elections.

Journal Archives

Bernie sounded like Bush II talking about FL in 2000

I was watching Bernie speak yesterday afternoon, and his choice of words eerily reminded me of Bush II talking about FL after the news agencies had called it for Gore. Same choice of words. In case people do not remember, or were too young to vote , or didn't care, Jeb Bush stole that that for his brother. Bernie uses the same words to describe how he is going to take those superdelegates away from Hillary, even though she has more of the popular vote.

AP - Nearly one-third of all millennials live with their parents

No, I'm not making fun of anybody or belittling them, but asking a question. How does this relate to DU? Well many of the most fervent Bernie supporters are millennials. Bernie hooked them on free college tuition and free healthcare, and they live with their parents. Why is this?

It is very clear that Bernie and his supporters have entered a time of desperation

Reading some of these posts and replies is very telling of that fact. He can't win the nomination by delegate count. He is behind HRC by about 3 million votes. He and his followers are looking at polls in mid-May for an election in November as being a tell-all fact. Desperation, plain and simple. Then on top of that, he and his followers want to accept no responsibility when Trump is elected. How very odd. Go ahead and start on me, I could care less. I'm not desperate.

Wonkblog:Sorry, Bernie fans. His health care plan is short $17,000,000,000,000

Interesting story. I suppose some will criticize the authors of the story, but the source of the information is not so hard to decry. Here is the basis of the story. Look up the rest yourselves if ya want.

"Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed paying for his proposals to transform large sectors of the government and the economy mainly through increased taxes on wealthy Americans. A pair of new studies published Monday suggests Sanders would not come up with enough money using this approach, and that the poor and the middle class would have to pay more than Sanders has projected in order to fund his ideas.

The studies, published jointly by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center and the Urban Institute in Washington, concludes that Sanders's plans are short a total of more than $18 trillion over a decade. His programs would cost the federal government about $33 trillion over that period, almost all of which would go toward Sanders's proposed system of national health insurance. Yet the Democratic presidential candidate has put forward just $15 trillion in new taxes, the authors concluded".

So yes, Bernie would raise the taxes on every American, including those least able to pay more in taxes.

New fivethirtyeight CA numbers

fivethirtyeight just released their new number for the California primaries.

Polls Only Polls+
Trump 89 72
Cruz 8 25

Clinton 78 88
Sanders 22 12

These are odds of winning the primary. The + means polls plus trending. Nate Silver's organization has an unmatched level of accuracy, like the results or not.
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