Are you willing to die for Donald Trump and his billionaire buddies?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump says, "The people of our country should think of themselves as warriors. Our country has to open."

So, first he ignored the coronavirus for months and didn't do any planning or preparation. Then he threw responsibility for dealing with it to the individual states and told them they're on their own. Now he tells you and me that we're supposed to be the soldiers who are willing to die in a battle that he doesn't want to fight.

All of Trump's efforts now are being directed toward turning the money machine of the economy back on for his billionaire buddies and the stock market, because he thinks that's what will get him reelected. He's willing to sacrifice the lives of hundreds of thousands of us to accomplish that. And he is betting that we will be willing to go along with being involuntarily drafted for his war to help his billionaire buddies.

Did you volunteer for this draft? Are you willing to die to get Donald Trump reelected?



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MR.ZIMM 4 years 7 weeks ago

There is nothing that trump has been saying for nearly 4 years that makes one

iota of sense. He is not only mentally unfit to be president, but I would suggest

of low IQ and most likely born that way. It's about the only thing that explains

his maniacal ranting and incoherent thought processes. And his wonderful,

loving children choose to ignore his mental deficiency and let him take to the

podium everyday to make a fool out of himself, and the entire country. The

whole world is watching as well. If trump is re-elected, our great nation will

cease to exist as a democracy. Now, how do we get that message to the 40% or

so of voters who are apparently too stupid to see that donald is on Putin's payroll?

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avn013 4 years 7 weeks ago

Rhetorical questions. People are seldom willing to die for themselves, even less for others. (Altruistic exceptions, simply verify the previous “rule”)

After a point “negative” advertisement, becomes advertisement. Is it not time yet to impose an “embargo” on the Disaster-in-Chief? Let’s ignore him, the way a wise mother ignores her toddler, when it is appropriate to do so.

While presidency is unique and in a sense powerful, there are other (many more) seats up for electing people in November. Whom or which ideas should we be struggling to vote in?

Let’s go back to the basics. For example, I am interested in your view (if it still holds) about what a tax is ( Can you elaborate how this concept of tax can (or should) differentiate between local, state and federal taxes? Can an economist tell us something quantitative about this concept of taxation? (Any theoretical minima and/or maxima for viability?). How would this taxation concept be applied in the case of a blue-state-coalition? Is it viable for just on (blue) state and are there any financial condition that need to be met? UBI is something to pursue? etc

This pandemic is just another sign on the wall that we are ALL in this TOGETHER: poor and billionaires and the in-between; Jews &Christians & Muslims & Hindus & Buddhists & Sikhists etc including the I-do-not-know-what-to-believers; vegans and meat-eaters; those who like avocado and those who don’t…….

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Willie W 4 years 6 weeks ago

I'm begining to think we are looking at this backwards. If the big corporations wanted the country to open, we would be well on our way. If we fail to open, all the mom and pop stores will die. Bye bye, competition. Now, that sounds more like what the country's "real leaders" want. In addition, they now have a valid excuse to cut social services. (The bane of Corporate America.)

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shawarmaman 4 years 6 weeks ago

I can't understand how if we had 1 million people infected and 60,000 people died then if 200 million people get infected in America how only 135000 will die as trump is claiming, The math suggests 12 million will die.

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deepspace 4 years 6 weeks ago

There ya go again with a bunch of squiggly numbers and all that math stuff. Trump doesn't do numbers. They make him look bad.

Day After Trump Says Testing Makes 'Ourselves Look Bad,' Harvard Researchers Call for Tripling of Testing as Covid-19 Deaths Surge

Legend 4 years 6 weeks ago

Does Trump realize there are Comparisons to how many died in March and April from previous years and this year that shows more are dying this year by extreme amounts. Even above current Covid-19 estimates. Now the Trump Administration is hiding the CDC Recommendations for reopening the economy. I have forecast this pandemic fairly good up to now. I see nothing but bad signs for now. Many Americans are refusing to wear masks. There is no national enforcement, local only. This is inviting carnage.

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deepspace 4 years 6 weeks ago

Today, believe it or not, Trump is required by law to issue an edict asking all Americans "to turn to God in prayer and meditation." (You just can't make this stuff up.)

Kneel, bow head, palms together...

Please, God, get Trump out of office before he kills any more of us! Nothing else works. Our political system is completely f*cked. Goddamnit! Seriously.


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