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  1. MunoRN

    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    Your connotation in claiming she "lied" seems to be that she was aware her family's understanding of their heritage was incorrect, there's no reason to believe that's the case since up until recently, this was all your understanding of heritage could be based on. The narrative passed down in my family was also that there was native American heritage in our ancestry, and I get that since I'm often asked which of the two local tribes I belong to (according to ancenstryDNA I am about as white as it gets). Since Warren didn't make any sort of claim to Harvard of Native American ancestry until long after she was hired, your claim would have required Harvard to have had a time machine, gone forward in time and looked at her employee questionnaire, and then based on that travelled back in time and given her a job because of their time travelling adventure, I'm sorry but that seems unlikely. There has been no reason to believe that "she allowed the mistreatment of minorities that work on her campaign", there have been complaints that people hired to do the necessary yet menial jobs of the campaign were not then surprised with much more impactful roles, which is not mistreatment in any way.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I think there's a significant portion of "anti-Trumpers" who came to oppose Trump largely because of his fiscal irresponsibility, rather than this being a new concern for them. Other than massive a massive budget deficit, he's also failed to deal with healthcare despite promising to do so, which has a significant effect on the economy, and he's shifted support to dead-end industries from those with promise for growth. What concerns me as that much of Trump's support seems to be for the purpose of cutting off one's nose to spite their face. Conservatives see Trump as a way to 'pwn the libs' since they hate impending fiscal collapse, authoritarianism, and corruption, but then the question is, since when do conservative like these things?
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Trump's budget deficit and resulting debt is comparable to other periods in history only if you don't put it in context. Trump's budget deficit is comparable to times of major war and major recessions, but he's the first president in modern history to pursue this level of budget deficit purely by choice; there are no circumstances that necessitate or produce this level of irresponsible deficit which is what sets him apart, significantly, from what had previously been considered to be irresponsible fiscal policy.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    Nailed what exactly? How have democrats been trying to "invalidate" the 2016 election?
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    How did she supposedly 'gain the system'? Where are you getting that she used 'minorities as a prop' for her campaign?
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    Reducing the federal deficit is actually one of the main advantages to any of the various Medicare for all plans, leaving the system as-is will result in a higher, not lower, budget deficit. The budget deficit is the difference between federal revenue and federal spending. Warren's plan is deficit neutral; the spending shifted from private sector spending to public sector spending is paid for, meaning it's not funded by borrowed money. You're correct that Trump has significantly increased the deficit, partly through increased government spending but mainly by cutting federal revenue through tax cuts. You're correct that the amount we spend as a nation on healthcare has the real possibility of contributing to a recession, but there's not much debate that any of the proposed forms of medicare for all would reduce, not increase, the amount we spend on healthcare as a nation.
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    I think if anything, she over-estimates the costs of a Medicare for all model, the estimates she uses relies on current healthcare cost inflation based on a mixed payor system, even though we already know that Medicare's rate of inflation is far lower than a system made up of uninsured and privately insured markets. It also assumes that having better access to care that helps avoid the exponentially higher costs that result from lack of access wouldn't save money. But even if we take the possibly overestimated cost of $20.5 trillion over 10 years, the numbers do still 'add up' to$20.5 trillion.
  8. MunoRN

    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    Her "inability to realize that is the reason she was hired" isn't puzzling, there's been no reason offered to support the idea that she was hired based on a criteria that Harvard wasn't even aware of at the time.
  9. MunoRN

    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    According to the most recent data I can find, he democratic party is 40% non-white, so I'm not sure why you feel her 48% non-white Senate staff shows a "lack of representation for people who make up the majority of the party and vote". Are you saying whites are the under-represented demographic in her staff? One of the bigger modern challenges to racial equality has been financial discrimination based on race. Minorities are disproportionately more likely to the be the targets of financial crimes, fraud, unequal treatment in lending, etc. The most impactful legislative action in recent history relating to this has been the creation of the CFPB, which was started by Elizabeth Warren. State-level campaign staff, regardless of ethnicity or race, are not hired to "have a voice" in shaping the campaign or it's positions, they are hired to do general administrative work and other supportive tasks. Not "having a voice" as a staffer in those positions is common to all races and ethnicities.
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    Your article points out that her reported family genealogy was not a factor in her hiring and that she made no such claims to Harvard until after she was already hired, so why do you keep claiming she "gained the system"? I'm at least partially inclined to just look the other way in your dislike of Warren, since I don't like her either, but I think our inability as an electorate to coherently evaluate the facts is even more of a threat than Warren is, so I would encourage you to let the facts guide your views more, rather than letting you views guide what you believe the facts to be.
  11. MunoRN

    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    I'm not having any difficulty finding examples of where she directly answers the question, and I've seen the full version of some of the clips in your video and she does answer the question, but that part is edited out in your video. As an example: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/01/politics/elizabeth-warren-medicare-for-all-financing-plan/index.html Lets say for arguments sake that to reduce a middle class family's health insurance costs by $20,000 it would add $10,000 to their taxes, why would you be opposed to saving middle class families $10,000?
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

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    Impeachment

    I didn't take it to mean that the way Senators would most likely vote could result in that 34 vote minimum representing only 7% of the population, more of an interesting observation about the variability in the population each Senator represents, but I see your point. Even if we look at how they would like vote along party lines, it's still possible to get to those 34 votes with those votes representing only 14% of the population.
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    Impeachment

    "Impeachment" has occurred once the House has voted on and passed articles of impeachment, which has already occurred. Why do you feel he hasn't been impeached yet?
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    Impeachment

    It does seem like wonky numbers, but that's because we have a wonky system. The President needs just 34 votes in the Senate to avoid impeachment, and since the Senate is made up of 2 representatives of each state, regardless of the state's population, he can get those 34 votes from Senators representing only 7% of the US population. ie, California's population of about 40 million gets 2 senators, while Wyoming's population of only about half a million also gets 2 senators.
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