Plato's comment history

Plato said...

PlainTruth said...

"Plato: 2:20. You poor naive thing."

Naive? Democratic policies include higher tax rates on the super-wealthy, including overturning the "carried interest" rule on Hedgefunds which would cost Soros millions of dollars; pro union policies and support of a minimum wage which would pressure payroll costs, and stronger environmental regulations which effect operating costs on the businesses that these men own.

OTOH Republcian policies of lower taxes on the super-wealthy and corporations, anti-union policies and lax environmental policy would bolster their bottom line.

The difference here is some wealthy donors have a social conscience and support policies that they think benefit the country in general, even if they are detrimental to their own personal net worth, while others care only about the bottom line, and to hell with everything and everybody else.

April 4, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.
Plato said...

PlainTruth said...

"^^^and Soros does much the same for his causes, no?"

No - one huge difference, Soros is not paying for the proliferation of lies for the financial gain for himself. In fact most of the Democrat high rollers like Soros and Warren Buffet are actually acting AGAINST their own financial interest.

April 4, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
Plato said...

The Koch Brothers and other big corporate polluters spend millions on propaganda, and purchasing politicians to convince gullible fools that anthropic global warming is a hoax created by the international climate science community to receive grant money. It's truly amazing the level of stupid we have in this country.:(

April 4, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.
Plato said...

WILBOURNE C. MARKHAM SR. makes a great case for term limits, that's something that hopefully folks of all political persuasions could agree on.

When the primary objective is getting reelected, remove that goal and perhaps we might get a better result.

April 2, 2014 at 9:49 a.m.
Plato said...

The state has animal cruelty laws but they are not being vigorously enforced on this industry. If the state was doing it's job the Federal Government would not need to step in. State's rights go hand in hand with state's responsibilities.

This is a disgraceful situation that really needs to be cleaned up.

April 2, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.
Plato said...

Newest poll from ABC/WAPost now show an even split on the ACA 49 for 48 against. IMO the tide is starting to turn in the public arena especially with independents/moderates who are the swing voters. If the trend continues the ACA can become an asset for the Democrats on the ballet this year, and will neuter the Republicans single issue attack strategy.

April 1, 2014 at 9:59 p.m.
Plato said...

Hobby Lobby is a great business, I enjoy shopping there and I commend the owners for their entrepreneurship.

However when you make the decision to operate a business in the public arena you are also making a decision to comply with all laws that apply to your business. As business owners, we can't pick and choose which laws we want to comply with based on our own religious, moral, political and other beliefs.

By granting a company a waiver of a law that other competing businesses have to comply with you are starting down a slippery slope IMO.

March 28, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.
Plato said...

Mr. Herrin - The objection to the Kochs isn't about how much money they funnel to elections vs. others like George Soros, rather it's the agenda that they are pursuing.

The Koch Brothers and their allies propose the iideals of their father Fred Koch who co-founded the John Birch Society, which once said that President Dwight Eisenhower was a "conscious, dedicated agent of the Communist conspiracy." . The Birch Society is an unholy marriage of radical libertarian economics in the Ayn Rand model and a regressive, unrelenting culture war.

Put it together and what you have is a dismantled safety net, a federal government 40% of its current size and a free-for-all, laissez faire economy where the rich pay no taxes, business has no regulation and the workers have no unions.

The government will be tiny, but what is left will control your personal life, your sexual preference, your fertility and your civil rights and your right to vote.

March 28, 2014 at 3:16 p.m.
Plato said...

WILLIS CROUCH said: "the Democrats spend a million dollars in an all-night session debating climate change. Go figure."

Only those that don't accept science think that Climate Change is not one of the most important issues of our time and it certainly merits attention at the highest levels of government.

I'm not sure where the Million Dollar figure came from since this was done on the floor of the Senate but if this refers to expending Congress's time on issues, I wonder how many Millions were expended by the House in passing over 40 bills to overturn the Affordable Care Act, that never had a snow ball's chance in Hades of ever making it out of the Senate, much less being signed into law by the President? Gotta appease the whacko coalition though I suppose, regardless of how much it cost.

March 21, 2014 at 2:25 p.m.

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