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SCantiGOP

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A real simple question

The first time I can remember studying the Great Depression in school, it was probably in 7th or 8th grade history, the simple answer to "What was the trigger that caused the Great Depression" was: An international trade war set off by the Smoot-Hawley (both republicans) Tariff Act.
The world economy is past time for a recession, and Trump's action today on steel and aluminum imports (which has already caused the market to drop over 500 points) could be the spark to set it off. I know a lot of people, especially those on the low end of the income scale, get hurt during recessions, but if the blame on Trump causes him and the GOP to wiped out in the next two election cycles it will be somewhat worth it.

(Most economists agree that buying stock on margin and other problems with the stock exchanges were the underlying cause of the Stock Market crash that led to the Depression, but the tariff bill was what caused the system to come unravelled when it did.)

Let's take Trump/GOP at their word

Two things that have emerged from the debates this week about gun violence from our President and the ruling Party:
1) Gun free zones are a stupid idea that is patently dangerous and makes the location inviting to gun violence, and,
2) The Democrats/Liberals/Elites only use the gun issue for political purposes.

Here is a proposal to remove any hint of hypocrisy and bullshit from their narrative:
Have the NRA and GOP headquarters, as well as any conferences or gatherings of those two groups, post signs at every entrance that say "CONCEALED AND OPEN CARRY OF FIREARMS ENCOURAGED AT THIS LOCATION."

That would clearly make the venues safer, and protect them from armed assaults by the mentally ill, ISIS, liberals or George Soros. And it would show that they, unlike their opponents, have a position of philosophical consistency and not political expediency.

I have brought this up to several gun humpers and the only reply is that I am clearly not being serious. Why, when this is in complete agreement with their stated views, would they not prove it and quit hiding behind a "No Guns Allowed" policy like a scared elementary school student?

plastic bags and Trump's GOP

This is really distressing. I saw a headline a few days ago about the South Carolina House considering a bill on banning the use of one-time plastic bags. Today I saw the bill has passed and been sent on to the Senate, but (sigh) the bill is to BAN local governments from regulating or banning the use of the bags, an action which several coastal cities and counties are considering because of the horrible impact this trash has when it gets into our water systems.
Of course this was a GOP-inspired move. The GOP, you know those guys right? The ones who are always telling you that the Federal Government is an over-reaching totalitarian force and that government that is closer to the people is always the more prudent and democratic? Why won't they just admit that their core political philosophy is now: "Who will pay me now or hire me later?"

South Carolina House bill on plastic bags

This is really distressing. I saw a headline a few days ago about the SC House considering a bill on banning the use of one-time plastic bags. Today I saw the bill has passed and been sent on to the Senate, but (sigh) the bill is to BAN local governments from regulating or banning the use of the bags, an action which several coastal cities and counties are considering because of the horrible impact this trash has when it gets into our water systems.
Of course this was a GOP-inspired move. The GOP, you know those guys right? The ones who are always telling you that the Federal Government is an over-reaching totalitarian force and that government that is closer to the people is always the more prudent and democratic? Why won't they just admit that their core political philosophy is now: "Who will pay me now or hire me later?"

Does he know he is dead?

Trump just tweeted a Happy Birthday to our 40th President, Ronald Reagan.
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