Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss reports that the Justice Department’s Inspector General plans to allege former FBI Director James Comey lied to Trump about the Russia investigation and even spied on him. They also relish Bernie Sanders acknowledging reality as he bumps up staffers’ hourly pay by cutting back on their hours. And they debate Wendy Davis’ electoral prospects in Texas as she launches a run for Congress.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Keep those good martinis coming.

    • #1
    • July 22, 2019, at 12:54 PM PDT
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  2. Joker Member

    I can understand throwing the “economic reality” language into the Bernie staff pay discussion. But Bernie is talking about spending cash that is donated to his campaign. Not from the net income derived from selling a product or service for more than it cost. Not for finding customers, hiring people to make something, not for pricing in a competitive way, constant improvement, advertising, balancing competing interests within the organization that can ruin a business and so on.

    Nope. Donations.

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    • July 24, 2019, at 1:36 AM PDT
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  3. kedavis Member

    So, people who are paid from donations don’t deserve a living wage?

    Got it.

     

    • #3
    • July 24, 2019, at 2:11 AM PDT
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  4. Joker Member

    I’m not sure I put it right, certainly didn’t mean campaign workers shouldn’t get paid. What I’m saying is that small employers need to do a lot of things right to make payroll. Bernie has never done anything like running a business. His business model is “Hand me cash in exchange for nothing.” Any business owner would take that.

    So the economic reality faced by normal business employers is way harder than the economic reality that is the source of Bernie’s cash.

    And Bernie’s the guy who wants to change a system that he doesn’t understand into another system he doesn’t understand.

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    • July 24, 2019, at 4:50 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    Joker (View Comment):

    I’m not sure I put it right, certainly didn’t mean campaign workers shouldn’t get paid. What I’m saying is that small employers need to do a lot of things right to make payroll. Bernie has never done anything like running a business. His business model is “Hand me cash in exchange for nothing.” Any business owner would take that.

    So the economic reality faced by normal business employers is way harder than the economic reality that is the source of Bernie’s cash.

    And Bernie’s the guy who wants to change a system that he doesn’t understand into another system he doesn’t understand.

    So the bottom line is, Bernie should never be elected to anything, ever. That would have been my point right from the start, but you took a while to get there. :-)

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    • July 24, 2019, at 11:36 PM PDT
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