Political Throwdown (part 2)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pacifist, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Agent A

    Agent A Veni, vidi, vici VIP Silver Emerald

    Based on what I have caught up so far, I think they're super divided on what they all want. While the majority of them not wanting hard brexit, they can't seem to get a majority consensus on what their plan will be.
    From what I think will happen is that EU will probably reject the ask for extension and cause hard brexit to occur because I don't think the Parliament will actually have a plan on what they want to do.
    It's basically a shitshow from what I have read so far.
     
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  2. Vent Xekart

    Vent Xekart VIP Bronze

    Regardless of whether Brexit is hard or not would it affect anything here in the United States?
     
  3. Agent A

    Agent A Veni, vidi, vici VIP Silver Emerald

    In terms of negative impact, it can, but probably not as hard as it is going to be for the industries within EU/UK.
    I'll have to do more research/reading to see any positive impact.
     
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  4. Pacifist

    Pacifist Howdy Skipper Administrator VIP Bronze

    Ill advised at best. This is a good example of how the masses aren't always the best people to make decisions. Should they be allowed to? Absolutely. I'm just happy I don't live in the UK. There is no real good reason to leave the EU because most of the rules the EU had are still going to be in effect, but will be non-negotiable. There is no winning for the UK anymore, there is only softened defeat.

    Agent A says what I am trying to say perfectly. Government benefits are cool and all, but a corporation can take those benefits in one hand while laying off half its staff on the other. Why would they do that? Because the government has made life so easy that they can survive with less people. Even if none of that matters, automation is removing way more jobs than outsourcing is.

    Also, I'd really like to know why you guys think income inequality is no big deal?
     
  5. Zypther

    Zypther #SuitUp VIP Bronze Iron

    Because you have no right to their money. Just like I dont have the right to the 20 cents you have more than the amount of money I have. They worked for that. Their parents worked for that. They are supposed to pay taxes. You have 0 right to anyone money except yourself.
     
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  6. Pacifist

    Pacifist Howdy Skipper Administrator VIP Bronze

    I am confused. You say on one hand I have no right to their money, but on the other you say that they should pay taxes. You realize that is the quickest way we take their money right?

    Please understand me when I say that I don't want to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Part of my thing is diverting money away from our insane defense budget to other things (Roads, Healthcare, education). I wish trump would pull us out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
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  7. Zypther

    Zypther #SuitUp VIP Bronze Iron

    You're right I worded that incorrectly. To make sure I get it right, what would be your remedy to income inequality?
     
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  8. Pacifist

    Pacifist Howdy Skipper Administrator VIP Bronze

    There are many different ways of fixing the disparity. While taxing the rich is the easiest and most efficient way of doing it, increasing over all levels of education and making it easier for people who are poor to lift themselves from poverty are other great ways of doing it. For instance, Universal healthcare and Education are good things to do because it would allow for people to keep money they would otherwise have to pay in.
     
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  10. Vent Xekart

    Vent Xekart VIP Bronze

    I doubt that Brexit will have much of a positive impact here in the US to be honest, though I might be wrong considering how unfamiliar I am with the politics and economy of the EU and the UK. Regardless, hopefully whatever you find might shed some light on the subject.
     
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  11. Sheepeasy

    Sheepeasy VIP

    I have to agree, it'll be much more of an impact for the EU nations than here.