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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Nearly 20,000 Bay State Democrats have fled the party this winter, with thousands doing so to join the Republican ranks, according to the state's top elections official...

Galvin called both "significant" changes that dwarf similar shifts ahead of other primary votes, including in 2000, when some Democrats flocked from the party in order to cast a vote for Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary.

The primary reason? Galvin said his "guess" is simple: "The Trump phenomenon," a reference to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who polls show enjoying a massive lead over rivals Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and others among Massachusetts Republican voters. read more


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"No one, including bernie, kucinich, or any other human in american politics, has ever proposed anything CLOSE to what you're afraid of."

Either you're not thinking it through, you're ignoring it, or you're supporting it. But in order for Sanders to accomplish all his lofty goals, he's going to need to control the economy, and control it in a way which is not beneficial for a huge number of people. Maybe one of the biggest problems with progressives is that failure to anticipate an opponents counter-move against progressive efforts. Raise taxes and it affects the behavior of taxpayers. Needing that tax revenue, the progressive must once again make moves that force their opponents to provide those revenues even when it is not in their own best interest. Bernie has already stated that his tax plan assumes that there will be no change in behavior after the tax increases. That's retarded.

The Bolsheviks didn't start out as murderers. They only became that way when they realized that people weren't going to fall in line for the communist cause. The landowners weren't going to give up their property. The store owners weren't going to give up their stores. The ranchers weren't going to give up their livestock. At least not willingly. So the Bolsheviks killed and imprisoned them, knowing that if they did not, the revolution could not possibly succeed. And the goals of the Bolsheviks were little different from your own-same desired end-state, just a different path of getting there. For Bernie to succeed, he will need to have unfettered access to the labor and assets of the productive class. They are the engine he is dependent on in order for his experiment to succeed. And they will fight back, as Bernie would offer them nothing in return. So my question to you is how far are you willing to go in order to make sure that engine keeps running and those revenues keep flowing? because it's not going to come voluntarily. Are you willing to put boots to throats? Are you willing to put your own throat at risk?

"It's simply the rich taking advantage of labor forces around the world in order to increase their profit."

Or to put it another way, it's the labor forces around the world taking advantage of the rich in order to have a far better life than they otherwsie would have.

"I could agree with your mutually beneficial delusion if the rich were paying these workers the same as they would have to here in America. Rather than sweatshop labor for slave prices."

Dude, you are truly retarded, aren't you. have you ever taken an economics class? Ever? I don't think you're grasping that it was globalization that created the global middle class. That's not me talking, that's economists talking. In Indonesia, for each job offered by an MNC, there were twenty applicants. because while you might view it as slave labor, it's a standard of living they've never seen. Of course you live in the US. In terms of household incomer, we're sixth in the world. A single person at the poverty level still earns more than the average household income. So you really don't know poverty. You know "less rich."

"You mean like they are now? Because labor unions are illegal south of the border, and those countries never had a labor movement?"

And that matters how? I guess maybe if they developed one and demanded higher wages, jobs would start moving back this direction.

"Why should I sacrifice my pay and job for them?"

It's not "your" job. It's your employers job. It's your labor, but your employer has no greater obligation to employ you or keep you employed than I do. And if your job is at risk, maybe it's time to find a profession where you're not competing with workers who were illiterate peasants in the not so recent past. You have opportunities that that don't. No need to blame anyone but yourself if you elect not to take advantage of them.

"Look, Liberals want to help the world, I don't, I want to help our citizens."

Really? You think Clown sounds like he wants to help the world?

He wants to help himself. And if that relegates the rest of the world to abject poverty, then so be it. Just so long as he's able to avoid putting forth an effort.

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