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Fred J Chamberlain
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Posted: 22 June 2017 at 8:11am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
This remains a solid truism, yet the public has lapped up
Trump's rhetoric about wanting to sacrifice to improve this
country and help those in need. We have nearly 40 years of
high profile behavior that discounts this motivation.
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 22 June 2017 at 8:16am | IP Logged | 2 post reply


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I've never met anyone that is rich and thinks they have enough and would never think of exploiting some advantage for business reasons. Name one person that has amassed wealth to a particular level and decided to only do humanitarian, civic and/or non-profit work for the good of mankind. I'm sure there are a few out there, but they are rare to the point of never hearing about them.

Well, Bill Gates has donated over 28 billion dollars to charity, and here are some more billionaires who have given away lots of money. 


Andrew Carnegie gave away almost 96 billion dollars in today's money. Rich people give money away. 
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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 22 June 2017 at 10:17am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

"Rich people give money away. "

Well.....SOME do.

Many rich people pay politicians to grease the skids for them to make even more money.

Many rich Americans hide their money from the US tax system so they can have more money than the probably should.

Rest assured.  Whatever most rich people give away....they are making and keeping considerable more.

Thank God for the generosity of people like Mr. Gates.  But don't be fooled.  The wealthy often do the nation great harm in order to maintain their level...and exceed it when possible.
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Charles Valderrama
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Trump campaigned on "draining the swamp" and taking the power from what he deemed as "The Elites." Now he's saying with a straight face to his supporters that he's exactly what he rallied against - and they applaud.

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Jason Czeskleba
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Posted: 23 June 2017 at 1:45am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

 Charles Valderrama wrote:
Seems that Senate Republicans are on the verge of passing a secret healthcare plan next week.


There's a funny comment from McCain in the article:

Arizona Republican John McCain, asked whether hes seen the bill, said, "No, nor have I met any American that has. Im sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of it."

Of course, McCain will end up voting for the bill anyway, same as all the other Republicans.  I sure wish he had the guts to oppose Trump in ways besides making snarky comments.


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Brian Miller
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/national- security/obama-putin-election-hacking/?tid=sm_fb&utm_ter m=.b44c46d54fce
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Eric Ladd
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Neil, the point I am making is that rich people don't step away from their business to exclusively do humanitarian and charitable work. Yes, there are many generous wealthy people and to dispute that fact is ludicrous. However, #45 says that these rich people are stepping away from their great, wealthy, huge payday jobs to no longer make money out of the goodness of their hearts. They do it because they don't want money, wealth or advantage that the position might afford. He is stating that these rich people are stepping away from their positions so they can stop America from being taken advantage of internationally on "bad deals". I just don't buy that line of crap and welcome any evidence of people that left their well paying jobs to live off their wealth while they do charitable, humanitarian work for the country or world. I'm sure there are a few out there, but they must be rare. So rare that I remain suspect of the motives behind the "rich people in politics only do good" assertion.
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Peter Martin
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That's an interesting article from the Washington Post.
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