MrBum's past comments

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    MrBum

    That was until the last election which saw wall street and the bankers clearly behind the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    Only because Trump was a wild card. It turns out those wall street bankers had nothing to worry about.

    The big money donors like to hedge their bets, but they still give the majority of their money to Republicans. And corporatist Democrats like Clinton have a progressive wing they have to answer to. I don't see as much debate or division on the corruptive influence of money among Republican politicians.

    Posted in: Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

  • 2

    MrBum

    Bill Clinton did sign that piece of deregulation your speaking of.

    With more help from congressional Republicans than Democrats. I guess they're willing to cooperate for the right causes.

    Posted in: Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

  • 8

    MrBum

    All these costs always find their way to the end user, me and you, increasing costs for everyone

    Yup, always us. The executives at the top will always do well.

    I think you have the 2 parties mixed up.

    Nah, the proof is in the article. Both conservative and progressive voters dislike corruption. What's the root of corruption? Moneyed interests like large corporations and Wall Street.

    Democratic politicians (the good ones) want to stop corruption by regulating the corruptors. Maybe not always efficiently or successfully, but their hearts are in the right place. Republican politicians (almost all of them) want to stop corruption by removing protections against corrupt behavior and making corruption the norm.

    Posted in: Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

  • 6

    MrBum

    Republican lawmakers and the Trump administration have made curbing government regulation a top priority this year.

    This was the administrations real goal. The wall, immigration, draining the swamp, jobs, etc. were all just a ruse to energize their base. I'm sure the corporations and Wall Street whom Trump represented all along can be trusted to do the right thing without these regulations, right?

    Posted in: Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

  • 4

    MrBum

    For god's sake just create a tax-funded healthcare system free to all who need it and be done with it. What's so hard about that?

    I bolded the parts that are problems for Republicans. They're not big on taxes especially when they're used to provide services, however vital, for free.

    Posted in: Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

  • 5

    MrBum

    Behind closed doors, shutting out the Republicans in the process of the deal and look how that has turned out. Yeah, they have enough reason to complain.

    The Republicans made it very clear they were going to oppose any proposal from the Obama admin. Why would they be invited? And Republicans shut out other Republicans behind closed doors, so they're ones to talk.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/02/rand-paul-protests-outside-room-where-republicans-are-hammering-out-obamacare-replacement/?utm_term=.da1c41c8f586

    You mean, "sanctions?" Yes, we should have.

    Sanctions don't establish trust in relationships, they're punishments. They're also the one thing that would've derailed any deal from taking place. Iran gave up their nuclear weapons program and the US gave up... nothing? Not a bad deal.

    You have proof of this so called collusion? Do you know something the FBI doesn't?

    I was talking about Manafort for whom there's proof mentioned in the article. And he was Trump's campaign manager wasn't he? Maybe Trump didn't know and he's just a crap judge of character with piss poor vetting skills. Either way, it seems like he took Manafort's council to heart way past his firing.

    And what's wrong with trying? Especially when Russia is willing to do the same?

    Again... I don't have a problem with making peace with enemies. The ideal is to one day work together with countries like Iran, Cuba, and Russia, but MANAFORT secretly worked against the US for Russia. Do you not see the difference? He may be out and fired, but he's hardly irrelevant. The investigation in ongoing, and your lack of curiosity in seeing how deep this conspiracy goes is astounding.

    Posted in: U.S. Treasury Department agents probe banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

  • 6

    MrBum

    If the previous admin. can defend a screwed up Iranian deal and a communist dictator off the coast of Florida that imprisons political dissent, executes anyone that speaks out against the regime.

    The Iran deal is another example of Republicans complaining about something because Obama. Should we have increased tensions or gone to war with Iran? You realize it was agreed upon by the UN security council too right?

    then what's wrong with trying to establish better relations with one of our biggest adversaries?

    Nothing is wrong with that, I think that's what Obama did in Cuba. It's undermining US interests/elections in favor of our adversaries that bothers me.

    Traitors? You mean like the comment that was made in 2012 "wait until after the election and then I should have more mobility" a comment made to then former Russian president Medvedev.

    No, I mean covertly working for Russia against the US. Your quote sounds more like trying to establish better relations with one of our biggest adversaries.

    Posted in: U.S. Treasury Department agents probe banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

  • 4

    MrBum

    America either needs to completely remove government from healthcare (it is state subsidies which have distorted the American healthcare market, and led to skyrocketing costs), or create a simple, single-payer system.

    The first option would put in all on the private sector, and I don't really trust them to put people's lives over profits. That leaves the second option, and the ACA is a step toward it. If the GOP really cared about healthcare, they'd fix and improve the ACA.

    Scrapping it is such blatant political move to take credit away from the Democrats. Because regardless of whether it's a money loser, people have started to depend on Obamacare. Ironically, the threats to take it away are what's finally causing Trump to lose favor with his base.

    Neither political party wants either option

    There are some in the Democratic party that want the single-payer plan. Affordable healthcare wasn't even on the Republican agenda before Obamacare.

    Posted in: Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

  • 7

    MrBum

    My, my, my what on Earth....libs and their conspiracy theories were always interesting, but now you guys are starting to scare me. Good lord.....

    Except there's actual facts and circumstantial evidence that support the theory. More so than in the Benghazi case at least.

    It's really amazing that some people on the right are now to the point where they're defending an authoritarian state like Russia where journalists die mysteriously and political rivals are slandered to oblivion in state-run media. Is it really such a leap in logic that they'd try to do the same in the US? Especially with this evidence of self-serving traitors like Manafort working for Russia against US interests?

    Posted in: U.S. Treasury Department agents probe banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

  • 3

    MrBum

    Will you join me for denouncing this Russian goose chase?

    I haven't read all the comments, but how is it a goose chase? We now have solid proof that Paul Manafort was secretly working for a Russian oligarch with very real and very close ties to Putin. Paul Manafort wasn't simply Trump's advisor, he was his chief campaign manager. If that's not suspicious enough for you there's more.

    It seems Manafort received millions from the oligarch to start a Russian media organization. In addition to being a traitor to the US, he apparently he has balls of steel too, because he pocketed that money and did nothing. The Russians have been hounding him ever since, right up to the point when Manafort became Trump's campaign manager. Then they suddenly went quiet. You think maybe Manafort made another deal with the Russians to make up for the money? Something like promising a pro-Russia Trump presidency?

    Trump either knew about this or he didn't. If he didn't, he displayed extremely poor judgement in choosing Manafort, a treasonous criminal, and was played like a puppet when you consider his pro-Russia stance. Either way you slice it, Trump is dangerously unfit as president, so I think it's well worth chasing this "goose."

    Posted in: Spying claim by House intelligence committee chairman renews fight over Russia probe

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    MrBum

    I made it clear in my statement that it's already infested ala that ship has already sailed. Because of the culture of appeasement, horrific acts such as these are not going to stop any time soon!!

    You and bass haven't made it very clear. What is this "culture of appeasement" exactly, and what are some concrete things we can do?

    Posted in: 5 dead, 40 injured in attack at British Parliament

  • 7

    MrBum

    Anyway, nothing has really changed on any of this.

    Yes, nothing has changed. Another lie from the President brushed off by his supporters, and another investigation that will be forgotten by the Trump camp when it inevitably leads nowhere. How is that investigation into the millions of illegal voters going?

    Soon Trump's handlers will put another bogus story in front of him, he'll tweet it as fact, and we'll start all over while his handlers continue dismantling the government.

    Posted in: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

  • 5

    MrBum

    So how did Russia know that Hillary/DNC/Podesta email would be a treasure trove of corruption? Do you think they just took the risk to hack and got lucky?

    I think "treasure trove" is overstating it, but who doesn't expect a political party to keep some information from the public? I bet they would have found worse on the RNC side, and maybe they did and are sitting on it.

    So Comey is refusing to say he spoke to Obama, why?

    Maybe he's trying to honor the traditional decorum of past presidents not bad mouthing their successors. The tradition goes both ways just so you know. Either way, his refusal isn't going to stop any questions.

    If there is no illegal surveillance and no wiretaps, then any information leaked to the media must be considered to be fake news and newspapers should write retractions for every article based on that information.

    No. If there are no illegal surveillance and no wiretaps, Trump should apologize and admit he was wrong. He's never been known to do that and his supporters have never been known to care though.

    The media/FBI/NSA say there are no wiretaps yet they are using information that they cannot possibly have without wiretaps to disparage Trump and open investigations.

    You think wiretaps are the only way leaks occur? News flash, they're not.

    Posted in: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

  • 5

    MrBum

    It's a game. The MSM slaves can't understand that, the corporate MSM CEO's are laughing at you, as am I.

    If it's a game, Trump is undeniably playing on the same team as the MSM CEO's. He might be an unwitting participant, but the oil, Wall Street, and various CEOs he's surrounded himself with are certainly taking advantage of the focus his bogus tweets are attracting to quietly dismantle "troublesome" laws and regulations that protect ordinary people.

    The CEOs are laughing at that fact that people like you actually bought Donald Trump as a man of the people. I don't laugh at you. I wish for all our sakes that you wake up. You blaming everything on the MSM sounds just as foolish as blindly believing everything they say.

    Posted in: Intel documents offer no evidence of spying on Trump Tower

  • 4

    MrBum

    Again, if Obama issues the same order which Trump is continuing it, it's constitutional, but Trump does it, all of a sudden it becomes a racist ban.

    Obama's order was in direct response to a credible threat. Trump's order takes that order much further in response to what exactly?

    It's like the refugee issue where it's already an extremely long and exhausting process to be vetted, but Trump claims we're too lax and need to vet more when we already do. It's all a bunch of rhetoric to appear like "there's nobody tougher on terrorists."

    His eagerness to prove himself is probably why he greenlit that botched Yemen raid too. Even though Trump claimed it was a great success, he tried to shift responsibility anyway, saying it was planned under the Obama administration. He was right, only he failed to mention that Obama held off because were weren't prepared yet. Mister "I don't need intelligence briefings everyday" gave the OK over diner less than a week into his presidency. And not a peep from the side that wouldn't shut up about Benghazi...

    Posted in: Trump's budget calls for border wall, border prosecutions

  • 7

    MrBum

    This is not true. Trump has led the way in his first two months by issuing numerous executive orders to get his agenda rolling while Congress dithers on many issues.

    It looks like someone was impressed by the ridiculous shows Trump made of each executive order signing. Did you look past his giant signature and into the content though? Sure they included some mostly meaningless gestures toward women and blacks promising to "promote" their causes. But the rest were giveaways to corporations, Wall Street, and polluters, freeing them of regulations and legal responsibilities and basically dismantling protections put in place for workers, the economy, and the environment. But hey, at least the rich will get richer.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-executive-orders-memorandum-proclamations-presidential-action-guide-2017-1/#executive-order-march-6-a-new-travel-ban-1

    Posted in: Trump's budget calls for border wall, border prosecutions

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    MrBum

    @Lizz

    There was no hacking of the election.

    There you go saying it again... No one is claiming they "hacked the election."

    Any foreign country would mask their cyber fingerprints for starters. It is simply good tradecraft. To do otherwise is to expose yourself as a rank amateur.

    Of course they'll try to mask their fingerprints, just like the victim will try to protect their servers. According to you, no one would ever get caught for any crime if they practice good tradecraft? Please... I guess the Yahoo hackers were just amateurs.

    Posted in: Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

  • 3

    MrBum

    @bass4funk

    What?? It doesn't benefit me. It doesn't benefit you... That's the point. Maybe take a break and have a nap...

    Posted in: Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

  • 3

    MrBum

    that well is looking mighty dry...

    That's what the "leak" was supposed to make you think. Watch them use it as an excuse to not release the complete records now.

    Posted in: Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

  • 3

    MrBum

    And I hope they do and if the results come back as nothing more than a witch hunt like with Trump's taxes, you guys will be satisfied?

    If it's like the taxes, no, we won't be satisfied. The leaked tax return was of a single year 12 years ago. Read my previous post about how it seems likely the Trump camp leaked it themselves. Complete tax records from THIS DECADE might clear up some of the Russian connection allegations too, so it would be to your side's benefit to release them as well. What's he hiding?

    Posted in: Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

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