Recent content by Cristalle

  1. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    Even the non-profits are a joke; they just jack up compensation to suck up more revenue. Look at Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Their salaries have gone up handsomely.
  2. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    This is true, but most people do not own stocks in any capacity. Most people don't have pensions. Most people do not have 401ks. Most people do not have IRAs. The majority of seniors are dependent upon Social Security as their main source of income. Only about 10% of people own any stocks...
  3. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    The Fed's policy is not all bad, but it's limited only to the wealthiest and thus protects asset values without doing squat to protect normal people. The Fed has also been pumping billions of dollars into the banking system every night for about a year, when the overnight lending rates became...
  4. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    It is the more apt comparison in terms of the damage, but not in terms of the government response. The government response of 2008 was to protect the assets of the rich, giving them liquidity to buy up our homes and businesses at fire sale prices. In the 20s and 30s, we had stronger left-wing...
  5. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    The Coronavirus Crisis How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent David Dayen – May. 27 https://theintercept.com/2020/05/27/federal-reserve-corporate-debt-coronavirus/ Quoting the article since something is not working with the bbcode: This unprecedented rescue of...
  6. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    The country is ready for it. And looking down your nose at people who are advocating for it doesn't help. Congress has endless money for the war contractors. The Fed has essentially socialized the stock market. Acting as if that isn't reality is part of the problem. They can do it, people need...
  7. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    Well, even a broken clock is right twice a day. I wouldn't have bothered to use them as a resource, though.
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    Presidential Debate

    I have never visited The Daily Stormer. Nice try, though. I didn't need to search for it because the sites I listen to read the polls and their crosstabs and so I hear about it without needing, especially as a black woman, to go to some white supremacist sites.
  9. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    That's incredibly condescending. There are a lot of people who, even under the ACA, functionally have no insurance because using it would be too expensive. Because simpletons keep soiling their underpants over "socialism" when nobody is asking for real socialism, we can't have smart policies...
  10. Cristalle

    Presidential Debate

    Maybe it's because the usual mainstream outlets aren't reporting it, but reputable pollsters have been showing for several weeks now that Biden DOES have a Latino voter problem. And so the "garbage web poll" while not scientific or with any kind of rigorous standard may not be so unreflective...
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    I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There.

    The real end of the Republic comes with the ascent of corporate power and rampant deregulation. The end of America begins with Ronald Reagan.
  12. Cristalle

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died

    Increasingly few. Crying over process is not the same as crying over substance, and on substance the differences are dwindling as well.
  13. Cristalle

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died

    Not fighting reveals the worthlessness of the choice between tribes. If you get the same results with red placeholder or blue placeholder, what difference does it make? now you understand the dilemma of the hundred million people who are the plurality of voters, that is non voters.
  14. Cristalle

    Downballot 2020

    Shahid Buttar gives a great interview.
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    2020 U.S. Presidential elections

    Yes, because they directly created the conditions for the financial crisis that wrecked the country, from which millions of people have not actually recovered. Selling out the working class helped to bring us Trump. The world wasn't idyllic before November 9, 2016. The long pattern of...