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Jul 19 raehl311 commented on Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No..
@15, thanks for proving Dan's point. The greens hold virtually no local offices.
Jul 19 raehl311 commented on Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No..
@12, if your primary issue is hating the establishment, Trump is a reasonable vote.

My primary issue is, not ending the world as we know it, so Trump isn't a reasonable vote.

Although it should be noted, those who are voting for Trump as the anti-establishment candidate WANT an end to the world as we know it, so they are again voting reasonably, they just have a different idea on how the end is going to go with Trump in charge.
Jul 19 raehl311 commented on Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No..
Dan is mostly right, but wrong in one critical way.

If you live in a swing state, vote for Hillary. Your vote is important.

If you don't live in a swing state, your vote is meaningless, UNLESS you vote 3rd party.

So, if your state is purple, Hillary. If it's red or blue, vote Larry or Jill, EVEN IF YOU HATE EVERYTHING THEY STAND FOR.

For the record, I don't know anything about Jill, so no opinion on her, but Larry's platform is mostly "more tax cuts for the wealthy", so Hillary is still a better candidate than he is, even though Hillary is a lying sack of self-serving shit.
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Dec 6, 2010 raehl311 commented on Dear Democrats....
The reason the Democrats have to compromise on the tax cuts now is that if they don't compromise now, in January when the Republicans control the house, they will put forth legislation that extends the tax cuts for everyone, and if the Democrats vote against that, it won't matter that the Republicans voted no first, it'll be the Democrats who voted no to tax cuts last.

And if they don't compromise now, none of the things they want to get done now will get done with Republicans controlling the House.

That said, there's nothing wrong with letting all the tax cuts expire. One consequence of the Bush tax cuts mainly benefiting the rich is that they mainly benefit the rich - they make almost no difference on the taxes of most Americans.