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Old 08-10-2016, 09:06 PM   #76
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Don't underestimate Trump. He beat out 16 republican contenders... and he has a degree from Wharton, the best business school in the US and part of the Ivy League (UPenn). And he did blockbusters on The Apprentice!

I'm thinking now you might be yanking our chains?

The fact that he knocked out the other contenders doesn't say much about him, says more about the party. Grain silo, anti-vaccine, a Bush, a fired CEO, and Satan? I could have knocked them out hungover and half asleep(would have been more awake than Carson). Wharton?! Come on you can't have it both ways; you can't praise one's Ivy League record while vilifying others or higher Ed in general. Apprentice? I almost believed you until you used this as part of his resume. Maybe Snooki can be your 2020 candidate?


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Old 08-10-2016, 09:18 PM   #78
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I cannot speak for everybody here, but for many Americans wages have flatlined over the past 20 years while the cost of living has gone up. Opportunities have diminished for millennials who want nothing more than to work than be stuck in their parents basements while the student loan bills fill the mailbox. At the end of the day the health of the American Dream is represented in the bi-weekly pay checks they look at twice a month. Whatever candidate can successfully connect the string of pearls from their macro-economic vision to those pay checks will win the election.
I think this is accurate for how many Americans feel - income is associated with sense of worth, for better or worse, and yes indeed wages have been stagnant relative to inflation for too long. That second piece needs to be addressed systematically, and it's going to take more than a minimum wage bump.

I think a big economic issue for both sides of the aisle is how to coax certain sectors of the population away from jobs that have no viable future in the United States - basically tradables like manufacturing. I think this starts with incentivizing the children of blue-collar parents to be trained in service sector jobs and other non-tradables. Trade schools for things like plumbing are a good idea as well, because one can get a decent job without mountains of debt, and you don't have to worry about someone calling a company in Indonesia if they have a burst pipe. Prioritizing community colleges financially might be a good idea as well.

Essentially you need to stop the cyclical nature of the blue collar jobs that are becoming obsolete without super-saturating tech and other hot fields. That is a tall order, but probably the best way forward for the many Americans who are economically frustrated.
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Lol, and you call Hillary's policies the status quo
Not the past 8 years
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Don't underestimate Trump. He beat out 16 republican contenders... and he has a degree from Wharton, the best business school in the US and part of the Ivy League (UPenn). And he did blockbusters on The Apprentice!
you sound like caroline channing?
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I'm thinking now you might be yanking our chains?

The fact that he knocked out the other contenders doesn't say much about him, says more about the party. Grain silo, anti-vaccine, a Bush, a fired CEO, and Satan? I could have knocked them out hungover and half asleep(would have been more awake than Carson). Wharton?! Come on you can't have it both ways; you can't praise one's Ivy League record while vilifying others or higher Ed in general. Apprentice? I almost believed you until you used this as part of his resume. Maybe Snooki can be your 2020 candidate?


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Sorry if you feel yanked, didn't mean to come across that way. I followed the Republican primary, I was impressed, he got more Republican votes than any other former candidate for Pres.

Your reference to Satan? I am a follower of Christ, the devil may care.

I have not vilified other's higher education. Obama went to Harvard, props to him.

Apprentice was a great show, I followed one season all the way through. Have you seen him at work in "the board room"? He is thoughtful, intense, listens to others and weeds out the problems. He is looking for success $$.

Try not to misconstrue what I am saying, it is my point of view, and we all have different ones, everyone is allowed to comment, right?
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That is strange...he shoots from the hip. Apparently lots of people at rallies dig it. Honest, anyway, right?
Honest?
as in, honest injun?
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Wait, Trump is honest? So he means everything he says?


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Apprentice was a great show, I followed one season all the way through. Have you seen him at work in "the board room"? He is thoughtful, intense, listens to others and weeds out the problems. He is looking for success $$.
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it's a heavily edited television show made for the specific purpose of making donald trump look amazing, you get that right?

it's not reality. holy crap. that's like voting for reagan because he did a good job putting bonzo to bed.
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lol, maybe he *can* shoot someone on 5th ave and his base would still approve...dunno.

Read his website on how Mexico will pay for the wall
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it's a heavily edited television show made for the specific purpose of making donald trump look amazing, you get that right?

it's not reality. holy crap. that's like voting for reagan because he did a good job putting bonzo to bed.
its reality tv. One person actually got to work for Trump.

silly (not you, the thought) Reagan got elected and he was simply an actor....Trump is a business person...movies vs deals, okay...
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