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seneca Post time: 2018-6-5 21:39
That view is blatantly wrong. Of course, you can easily find "talent" in the USA. You can also ...

""You can also find a potentially good president among the unelected millions of US citizens. They just failed to get nominated.""

I don't think so. It takes big money and connections to even be consider for candidacy in the USA.
By the time it is culled down to a few, only the well connected are left. That's why the USA is, and
always has been, an oligarchy.
Why do you think tax cuts for the rich have been the order of the day since 1981?
Now the USA is over $20,000,000,000,000 in debt and it keeps rising.
It takes a lot of money to provide welfare for the rich.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2018-6-6 14:12
""You can also find a potentially good president among the unelected millions of US citizens. They ...

Even I agree that tax cuts for taxpayers who were fleeced of 90% of their annual incomes in the 1990s were in order. I am not a special friend of the rich but I do not think punishing economic success can be morally justified.

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seneca Post time: 2018-6-6 00:48
Even I agree that tax cuts for taxpayers who were fleeced of 90% of their annual incomes in the 19 ...

I don't know who you are agreeing with. The 90% tax rate on the rich ended in 1963 in the USA.
Since then it has gone down steadily and today it's supposed to be 35%. But that's not counting
all the tax shelters the rich are either provided or provide for themselves.
Warren Buffet noted that he pays less taxes, as a percentage of his income, than his secretary.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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Saul Post time: 2018-6-6 21:37
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petera Post time: 2018-6-3 12:25
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Lets face it. Humans are the first domestic animal. We are driven like cattle or sheep by ...

you predicted the banksters had already decided hilary would be their chosen president ..
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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