Voter Fraud is Real
I remember literally hours after the New York Times had featured an op-ed front and center on their homepage declaring “The Myth of Voter Fraud” this happened. Right here in Harrisonburg, VA. This is not an isolated incident. It has been widely documented and publicized in mainstream newspapers that overzealous activists register dead people to vote. In the 2014 election voters took to Facebook to document votes being ‘switched’ to the Democrat candidate. I can’t believe I’m actually wasting the keystrokes to write this as a picture says a thousand words, but it appears the self-identified “liberal” paper known as the New York Times does NOT know when to quit. Remember, this dogged tactic has little to do with actual concern with the issue and everything to do with making republican voters appear ignorant.
America is not a Racist Country
Black lives matter. Yes, they do and I don’t need a qualifier to say that. Know what else matters? Facts matter. Study after study has borne out the fact that America is one of the most tolerant and inclusive countries in the world. The original sin of slavery was purposefully manufactured upon the colonies by the European powers as a disruptive force upon which they didn’t want the consequences nor the societal backlash from its witness on their own shores. The spirit of this country is fiercely independent and free, as indentured servitude and status by ethnicity have been conquered by reason and constitutional law. Are there racists in America? Yes, there are. Do we need an expansive federal bureaucracy to ship citizens off to tolerance camp?
Guns Prevent Crime
Governor McAuliffe just vetoed a bill here in Virginia that would allow victims of domestic abuse to self-defense. Gun grabbers love to project blame onto inanimate objects. I attribute this to the fact that most liberals that rail against 2nd amendment rights have never actually used one, and as humans, we fear what we don’t understand and assign irrationalities upon it. From a personal standpoint, I have two very good friends I’ve known since high-school, democrat voters. They own firearms, are responsible gun owners, and are confused as to why their representatives want to put them in harm’s way. A party that cares about the rights of women should extend the ultimate courtesy of allowing them the right to defend themselves, but I suppose that’s one less thing they’d be reliant upon government for.. hmm..
Free Market Economics Reduces Poverty
Free market capitalism has brought more people out of poverty worldwide than all government welfare programs combined. Somehow, this fanfaronade for socialist redistribution continues. The Economic Recovery Act of 1981 prescribed 25% reductions in income tax for all income levels; to say it was a tax cut for the rich ignores the enormous savings the middle class was able to turn around and spend on consumer goods. Tax cuts not only benefit the investor class or the ‘job creators’, but the working class and the ‘job doers’ – with the later segment of that equation having a greater play in GDP and consumer spending and Reagan’s advisors knew this. The number one group to benefit from the 80’s economic expansion was African Americans – as between 1982 and 1988 black unemployment was cut by half. The realities of supply side were tax cuts across the board for everybody. Yet do web searches for “African Americans under Ronald Reagan” – see what you get from the mainstream media.
The Gender Pay Gap is Small
I really wish I could go into the office and demand I make as much as Dave. You see, Dave is single. Unlike me, Dave pulls in copious amounts of overtime. Due to his extra time on the job he has accumulated more experience and promotions than me! Dave is not a real person, but neither is the claim that women earn 20% less for equal work than men. Research has shown that the true gap is closer to 96%; which still isn’t cool, but not quite as sensational as telling young impressionable voters that women are being hustled in the workplace. The truth is men work more hours under more hazardous conditions in higher leverage situations. Do women perform well in high leverage situations? Of course they do. Women also perform an invaluable service to society as mothers, yet still, this is a lifestyle choice. As is my choice to work less than Dave so I can spend more time with my kids.
So free markets economics reduces poverty? NOT in the Va. Construction Industry or illegal aliens would living in the subdivisions they build homes.
Now for a truth ;
In the Bedford County localities (All Republican ) , no one is enforcing the Va. Employment Compensation Act thus deregulating Statute 54.1-1100 .
That said ; please show where opening up this market unabated to the employment of illegal aliens has had gains in the poverty level in the Lynchburg area.
A real Republican who truly believes in the rule of law would ask Governor McAuliffe;
Out of all of the DOLI violations issued in these Republican Districts. how many of those unlicensed and licensed violations had a VEC account?
Mr.Dylan ,I am not busting up your story but R’s fail to understand these two laws. Are the any R’s out there who actually have hourly employees?
That is a yes?
A yes to Virginia’s longest serving Senator Steve Newman has known for the better of a decade ( 10 years)
that his District the 23rd has been complicit and allowed Building Contractors to violate existing State and Federal laws creating an environment of illegal employment and illegal commerce that has provided Santuary for many criminals AND illegal aliens.
Definitely not the party of Honest Abe Lincoln.
The question was “Are the any R’s out there who actually have hourly employees?” The answer is “yes.”
Fact: people like to state their personal opinion with flimsy non correlative back up data as fact.
buy, so glad to see that you get to decide what is true or not
Fact – there are pleantly or racist people in the country – I work with many and I spar with even more here
Fact – the pay gap is not 98% – where did you get this number? Not in the article you cite which is 3 years old. Try this one which discusses 80% http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/
Fact – there is no threat to you owning a gun – Obama never took them and there is no movement to take them – you are being lead by the gun lobby to buy more – way to be a sheep
Fact – tax cuts for the rich only benefit the rich. Another fact, no one on this site is rich so you will never benefit from any GOP tax cut
I’m sorry you have to work with racist people. I have met actually racists and there are different degrees of it. I said the US is one of the most inclusive multicultural countries in the world, not that it was devoid of racists. The percentage is relatively small and ever shrinking.
Also, I didn’t cite 98% as the amount a women gets paid. Check the story, and notice the language. Women work way less hours than men, and in less hazardous conditions, and that needs to be taken into account.
You are corresponding with a lost cause. SD has made up his mind and no amount of facts and logic will change it. Take his fact number three. The left has systematically attacked gun ownership and gun rights for decades. Obama was front and center in the attack with every crazed mass murder yet strangely silent when a gun stopped a mass murder. The number of anti-gun or gun control laws is in the thousands with some estimates around 20,000 in total.
As far as buying more guns, the price of owning and using a gun and a bullet is certainly not as cheap as the price of owning and using a rake and shovel thanks in no small part to continuous regulations, fees, and permits. Essentially, once a gun is purchased, legal ownership comes at a cost even when the gun is merely kept in your own home for your own self defense. And if you shoot somebody in that self defense you run the risk of imprisonment and financial ruin.
The threat to owning a gun is substantial and ebbs and flows based on who runs government.
Which is why you lost all you guns to the evil Obama. Oh. Yeah. That never happened.
Those who attribute characteristics generally to left or right, liberal or conservative, are often wrong but never in doubt about their conclusions. BTW, I am a firm supporter of an absolute approach to the Second Amendment, but I take the same approach to the First Amendment.
Funny thing about the Constitution! Civil Rights include all of them.
SD tells you he works with racist people and corresponds with racist people all the time. As far as I can tell, however, his racist people are always white folk and, essentially, all whites are racist. Of course, that is absolute baloney but in his fact deprived world, racism only has one root and that is a white one. There are, of course, many other areas of SD’s factual and logical deprivation so it is not really possible to have anything remotely resembling a reasonable debate with him.
Poor warmie, he feels threatened any the tan skins. He can’t boss them around anymore so he whines. Noticed you acknowledge racism is alive and well. Thanks for helping call the writer out.
SD, You cited opinions, without any facts. In fact, you didn’t even include reasons for your opinions. That does nothing to persuade me to reconsider my own opinions.
You claim that:
“Fact -there are plently or racist people in the country”: Will you admit that there are non-white racists?
“Fact – the pay gap is not 98% : “The pay gap for women is primarily because people want to compare (predominately male) engineers to (predominately female) hairdressers. When comparable jobs, including the amount of experience, part time vs full time work, and other factors are all considered, women do not make less than men. However, a few noted female democrat senators are paying less to the women that work for them. Perhaps you should speak to them and ask them why. Please begin with Elizabeth Warren since she is most likely the one who misled you on this topic.
“Fact – there is no threat to you owning a gun”: In some states that’s true; in others it isn’t. However, if I cannot take my gun with me when I leave the house, owning the gun doesn’t help me too much. Concealed carry laws matter just as much as ownership laws.
“Fact – tax cuts for the rich only benefit the rich. Another fact, no
one on this site is rich so you will never benefit from any GOP tax cut.” It’s curious that you claim to know the income level of everyone on the site. Contrary to your statement, I will benefit from a tax cut. I am subjected to Obama’s extra Obamacare taxes for “rich fat cats” (aka “corporate jet owners,” as he preferred to refer to us. And, no, I do not own a corporate jet – far from it!). Does that mean I’m filthy rich? Hell, no, but those taxes don’t only apply to the very rich. If you live in an area where the cost of living is very high, salaries are also high, but that doesn’t make you rich since housing, food and other necessities are equally high. Nevertheless, tax rates don’t take into consideration where you live and the cost of living associated with it. Someone in NY City can earn 10 times someone in parts of Kentucky while the Kentuckian actually has more disposable income. Thus, the term “rich fat cats” was always as meaningless as Obama’s policies.
Let’s hope that you can learn to distinguish between opinions and facts before you grow up.