Democratic Nominee in 2020

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February 19th, 2020 at 5:03:03 PM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
Threads: 47
Posts: 5668
Quote: rxwine
I just sent my sister an email, 'cause I was pretty sure my parents house had central air in 1968. House was brand new then.


My parents bought their 1st house in 1970 which was a brand new house.
Typical middle class neighborhood
We had central air. Whole neighborhood had central air.
It was a pretty big house, 3BR 2 1/2 bath with a family room and den.
Nobody in the neighborhood changed their oil
I remember eating out quite a bit
My Mom had a ton of clothes.
Instead of a huge closet, only had that seasons clothes in the closet. As the weather got colder or warmer, she would store a set and bring out another set.
Overall, I'm middle class now, not much change except tech
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
February 19th, 2020 at 6:48:55 PM permalink
SOOPOO
Member since: Feb 19, 2014
Threads: 10
Posts: 1485
Bloomberg is toast. Done. I wonder if he drops out later tonight?
February 19th, 2020 at 6:58:33 PM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
Threads: 17
Posts: 5075
Iím not watching but I just saw the clip of Elizabeth Warren verbally disemboweling Bloomberg on Twitter.

LOL
Are you better off than you were four years ago??
February 19th, 2020 at 7:06:14 PM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
Threads: 17
Posts: 5075
How could anyone not want to see her debate Donny like this?!?!?

Are you better off than you were four years ago??
February 20th, 2020 at 2:18:40 AM permalink
Shrek
Member since: Aug 13, 2019
Threads: 2
Posts: 509
Quote: AZDuffman
People that work got it decades ago. Slugs waiting for things to be handed to them not so much.
Exactly. That's exactly what they are. Sadly, they're all over the freakin country. *sigh

Quote: SOOPOO
Iíll bet the quality of life of a middle class person now is far better than 30 years ago. Safer car. Smartphone. Uber. Gay rights. Keureg. Facebook. A regular Joe has it much better now than then. You can point to a number.... I can point to the things that make life better, easier.....
Yep, yep, yep, yep & yep! The libbies just don't get it. It's insanity man.
February 20th, 2020 at 4:33:25 AM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 124
Posts: 11598
Quote: Shrek
Exactly. That's exactly what they are. Sadly, they're all over the freakin country. *sigh

Yep, yep, yep, yep & yep! The libbies just don't get it. It's insanity man.


What you have to understand is they are just making the same argument as they do on global warming. There instead of thinking for themselves the say they "listen to the scientists." Here he is saying instead of thinking for oneself to listen to some kind of data a liberal pol told him to listen to.

On one hand it makes sense. Only 24 hours in a day and every minute you spend thinking for yourself is a minute you cannot watch reruns of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." OTOH the same politician who said to listen to him and not think for yourself is saying he will solve your problems if only you give up some freedoms and pay more taxes.

I'll think for myself. And I will not cry about it because the CEO had a good year for himself. If he does not pay me enough I will find something else to do.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
February 20th, 2020 at 6:50:20 AM permalink
Tanko
Member since: Aug 15, 2019
Threads: 0
Posts: 155
Quote: Tripdufan
Umm, we are talking about DECADES of economic policy, not 3 years. The middle class, compared to 1980, is NOT DOING BETTER

.......CEO pay skyrocketing while the workers who are the lifeline of their businesses have flat-lined. THIS IS A FACT.


Maybe itís just you Triperino.

Real median household income, adjusted for inflation was $51,721 in 1986. By December 2018, it was $63,179. Family income is much higher than that.

The best part about it is there are seven million more jobs, more people working than ever before, and record low unemployment across every demographic.

Those CEOs you complain about, create and run industries. They invest in innovation and create new technologies that drive the world economy. They create and manage trillions in wealth, and create and protect millions of jobs. If Bezos, Zuckerberg, Cook, Dimon, and Musk had a year better than me, good for them.

Quote: Tripdufan
For example, business investment is currently shrinking, you know that right?


FRED is calling BS on you Triperino.

Quote: Tripdufan
Corporations just got huge tax windfall benefits, but where's the reinvestment?


Here

Investment in structures was down in 2019. Investments in intellectual property, R&D, and equipment, are up.
February 20th, 2020 at 9:20:16 AM permalink
rxwine
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 141
Posts: 9000
Quote: terapined
My parents bought their 1st house in 1970 which was a brand new house.
Typical middle class neighborhood
We had central air. Whole neighborhood had central air.
It was a pretty big house, 3BR 2 1/2 bath with a family room and den.
Nobody in the neighborhood changed their oil
I remember eating out quite a bit
My Mom had a ton of clothes.
Instead of a huge closet, only had that seasons clothes in the closet. As the weather got colder or warmer, she would store a set and bring out another set.
Overall, I'm middle class now, not much change except tech


My sister confirmed our new house had central air in 1967.
Vote smart and honest, not Trump the poll butt plug
February 20th, 2020 at 10:19:46 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 135
Posts: 20054
Bloomberg's whole platform seems
to be, Trump has got to go at all
costs. That strategy fails every
time it's tried. Nobody elects
a president with a negative message.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 20th, 2020 at 10:31:17 AM permalink
DRich
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 28
Posts: 1647
I wanted to like Bloomberg, but he did not come accross well last night.