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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    “the longest expansion in US history from Obama and Biden” is fatuous. While its true that the economy expanded from 2008-2012, it was bellow trend. There was not a single quarter where growth was above 3%. Which is the long term trend line of economic growth in the US.

    A depression is defined as an extended period of economic growth below the long term trend of the economy. Had Obama been a republican I am sure the media would be properly defining the period 2007-2012, as a depression.

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    • August 13, 2020, at 1:36 PM PDT
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  2. Full Size Tabby Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    “the longest expansion in US history from Obama and Biden” is fatuous. While its true that the economy expanded from 2008-2012, it was bellow trend. There was not a single quarter where growth was above 3%. Which is the long term trend line of economic growth in the US.

    A depression is defined as an extended period of economic growth below the long term trend of the economy. Had Obama been a republican I am sure the media would be properly defining the period 2007-2012, as a depression.

    As I heard that from Ms. Harris (and her follow-on comment about Trump trashing the economy), I couldn’t believe that a politician with even minimal skills would make such easily refuted comments, and provide such ammunition for building the case for her generally dishonest character. That isn’t just the hyperbole and “puffery” that Trump does.

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    • August 13, 2020, at 1:45 PM PDT
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  3. Cow Girl Thatcher

    We are NOT putting “more and more responsibility” on young people! Giving the vote to 16 year olds is a really bad idea. We are, in fact, maintaining babyhood longer for young people. It’s questionable that this generation’s 18 year olds are adult enough to vote. I know why they gave the vote at 18 to my generation: Old enough to go to war, then old enough to vote! But the draft is gone. Not that I think that a few years of military or some kind of mandatory civilian service wouldn’t be a good thing for today’s pampered youth.

    (Excuse me while I go shake my cane now….)

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    • August 13, 2020, at 5:11 PM PDT
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    Cow Girl (View Comment):

    We are NOT putting “more and more responsibility” on young people! Giving the vote to 16 year olds is a really bad idea. We are, in fact, maintaining babyhood longer for young people. It’s questionable that this generation’s 18 year olds are adult enough to vote. I know why they gave the vote at 18 to my generation: Old enough to go to war, then old enough to vote! But the draft is gone. Not that I think that a few years of military or some kind of mandatory civilian service wouldn’t be a good thing for today’s pampered youth.

    (Excuse me while I go shake my cane now….)

    How about you can vote when your parents no longer claim you as a dependent on their tax return.

    “Property owner” is not a completely illogical voter qualification, especially for local elections.

    But, back to your real point, yes, there is no way that any person can look at today’s youth and young adults and say with a straight face that society imposes on them more responsibility than was imposed on their parents or their grandparents. 

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    • August 13, 2020, at 5:44 PM PDT
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  5. LibertyDefender Member

    I’ve only listened to the opening monologue, and this one is brilliant – and that’s saying something, given that Andrew Klavan’s opening monologues are the best daily humor published in any medium. That subtle “dirty joke that needs to be explained” is exquisitely vicious. Bravo, Doctor Klavan.

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    • August 14, 2020, at 8:18 AM PDT
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