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  1. Preaching to the choir, brother. But just for some more information, I looked a little bit up. It sounds like the limit is $50k, so I don't think people taking out six figure loans to go to private colleges would be out of the woods at all: From this article.
  2. For sure - vote for who you want to in the primaries. I'm not keen on anyone in particular, but I like Warren's stance on lobbying and campaign finance reform and I feel like she's more likely than the rest to attempt to balance the budget... although some of her plans are pretty costly, but being "more likely than the rest" is a very, very low bar.
  3. I have a strong desire to vote for anyone who isn't: a draft dodger someone who has bankrupted six businesses someone who has been accused of sexual assault by over twenty women someone who speaks at a 4th grade level successfully impeached for abuse of power successfully impeached for obstruction of Congress spending 10x as much tax payer money on golf than Obama after relentlessly b****ing about Obama spending taxpayer money on golf illegally killing people for political gain, then lying about the reasons for it
  4. I'm not a fan of cancelling student debt and I'm not even THAT well versed on it, but I'll tell you what I can. No, people without debt get nothing, but in the end I'm betting our taxes end up helping to pay that bill. Not all people with debt get it cancelled. I think there's something about how much debt you've got and how much you're currently making, so it's prorated. While I am absolutely opposed to this idea of hers, I can reconcile it a lot easier than giving tax cuts to the rich or war mongering. In the end, I'd rather put money in the pockets of students than give tax cuts to the ultra rich. Further mental reconciling: when thinking about the effects on the economy, which do you think will actually impact consumerism? Tax cuts for people already hording wealth or increased expendable income for recent graduates? I'd rather cancel student debt (a limited scope with a defined end and defined total amount) than provide free college indefinitely.
  5. Hah, it's all good. I don't really see the stock market as a partisan thing, although when nothing else is going right, we do get a lot of "bUt TeH StoNk mARkeT!1!" lines as if that justifies corruption and outright campaign lies ("I'll fix the deficit quickly"). I would've settled for lower stock returns if it meant our debt would be kept in check, our annual budget would be balanced, and our regulations got stronger instead of weaker... because I'm in it for the long haul. If we have another recession for any number of reasons, these gains will all be erased. And honestly, my story won't change if a Democrat gets elected and pulls this same crap. We're burning the candle at both ends right now... hell, we've actually got more than two ends burning. We've got: stupid tax cuts, reckless spending, reckless deregulation, and to top if off all trump appointees are industry insiders. What's going on just isn't sustainable.
  6. But it's true that Hillary was the second most disliked ever. Even if Faux News is able to manufacture some questionable dirt on the Dem candidate, it still won't reach Hillary levels of hate. That's the key. Mr. Bankrupt Bone Spurs has only become more and more hated, so the gap is widening.
  7. You think that bloated corpse is going to be above ground in 5 years? I don't think you have to worry about that. He would be 78 when running for a third term. I'll take the under on him making it to 78. He's not healthy enough. He's going to have a stroke while rage tweeting. It is known.
  8. This is the correct take. We were (un)fortunate enough to witness history - the two most disliked candidates of all time in a face off. In the past 3 years trump has become even more disliked than before, while any Democratic candidate will be less disliked than Hillary. People like me who voted third party in 2016 may think Biden is the worst candidate of the whole lot (and I'm not overly fond of any of them), but we'll VBNMW. I'm sure some will, but I assume you are correct that the majority will be out en masse to "flush the turd on November third." I told my wife in 2016 that the best thing to come out of the country the electoral college electing a clown would be that both parties would realize how badly they screwed up and would do better next time. I was clearly wrong about the Republicans, who obviously pushed all in on this atrocious hand, but if Biden gets the nomination then I'll have been wrong about the Democrats, as well. I totally get why people say Biden=Hillary, because in a lot of ways he does. But Tim is correct that he differs from Hillary in one key aspect in that he's not largely reviled.
  9. Going to be hard to hold this kind of deficit spending. Also, we're not only running out of regulations to tear up, but at some point someone with a spine and some moral fortitude will be reinstating some regulations. Additionally, we're going to have to reverse the preposterous tax cuts if we're ever going to balance the budget.
  10. This seemed appropriate in a football forum. Disclaimer: while I, too, am benefiting from the stock market, I'm not so short-sighted to think artificially pumping up the economy with deficit spending and reckless deregulation is going to be a good thing long term. Also this.
  11. Speaking of outright lies... I take it you did not watch it? Because this is simply a false statement. The Republican defense provided nothing. The House hearing did a lot of things, but one of them was it outlined a very nice timeline. If trump did nothing wrong, why was the WH scrambling to find a legal reason to withhold aid AFTER getting wind of the whistleblower instead of BEFORE withholding it to begin with? Why did the funds get released within 48 hours of them finding out about the whistle blower? Why was the "transcript" moved to a special server? Why did trump specifically make a call to say "no quid pro quo" AFTER finding out he'd been caught? Why did trump only ask for a public announcement of an investigation instead of an actual investigation? Why did it have to be public? Furthermore, why did trump block everyone he could from testimony? Those are not the actions of an innocent man.
  12. Being an actual independent has been a terribly frustrating experience. You try to talk fiscal policy with a Bernie fan and they accuse you of being a closet Republican. You try to talk... well any sort of reason with a trump fan and they call you a liberal.