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#21 Delhommey



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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Using numbers and facts here is like reading Japanese poetry to a rock.

#22 mmmbeans



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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

ok you lost me. i thought you were asking if a company lays off workers THEN gives money if it were bad or whatev.

im not talking class warfare at all. i gave the obligatory snarky answer that i knew would befuddle some because they do it so much they would then it gospel.

the cwg says what he did and i responded that oh now we are all up in arms about jobs.

then it spun into campaign finance etc with you and I.

hope that makes sense.

i'm lost too... what do you think about MCD at a 52 week low?

#23 NanuqoftheNorth


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

Money is the grease that keeps the political wheels turning. I expect the monied interests to double down for the next election and to be better organized when they do.

Don't lose sight of the fact that much of this money goes towards local and state elections.

If you can control the state houses, you can gerrymander the districts for state and federal elections, securing many seats from ever being seriously challenged by the opposing party.

Representatives that are in secure districts are less likely to listen to constituents with opposing views or compromise on legislation.

Gerrymandering of political districts is why such a high percentage of politicians are returning to congress even though they have accomplish very little in the last two years other than obstruct any serious efforts to compromise and legislate.

#24 pstall


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

i'm lost too... what do you think about MCD at a 52 week low?

a very sneakily not so good indicator. not this bad since what 2003? Mickey D's is usually a nice indicator unto itself.

#25 FurdTurgason



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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

I take it you didn't look it up as he asked. 50% of his donations were under $200. 67% were under $1000.

Only 30% of Bush and Mccain's donations were under $200.

Does that explain five to one?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

He was more invested in winning than Mccain. John is a career politician, he knew he had something to go back to.

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