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  •  I'd think economic trends since Reagan (3+ / 0-)
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    ought to provide a wealth of data:    

        Trickedown.Does.Not.Work.  

        Republicans.Are.THE.Deficit.Spenders.

        StockMarket.Prefers.Dems.

    How big a bubble do you have to be in to miss 30 years of macroeconomics?  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 10:46:54 AM PDT

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    •  Where will he get that? (0+ / 0-)

      He reads the local paper and listens to network news. He's never been poor, nor have any of his grown kids been poor. He was at NIH for 20+ years before he ran our little science business for ten years. There are many like him here Near DC, all responsible citizens.

      I suddenly started a blog. http://jglookups.blogspot.com/.

      by JG in MD on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 10:51:34 AM PDT

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      •  Federal allocation to NIH (2+ / 0-)
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        are markedly more generous during Dem administrations.  Don't tell me he could not notice THAT!

        And don't "responsible" citizens take RESPONSIBILITY?  For SEEKING relevant information?  Especially if they consider themselves to be data-driven decision makers?

        Sorry, this stuff just makes me hot under the collar.  I can't really see how you can retain your respect for this dude.  A lot of ignorant people have at least the excuse of mulit-generational poverty to excuse their ignorance, but his reasons for remaining uninformed sound pretty thin.

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 10:58:34 AM PDT

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        •  I was pretty upset (1+ / 0-)
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          I've known him for 20 years and spent ten of those running his business, and sometimes him. I know his faults and his good points. Once when we were in a shopping mall a three-year-old kid ran up and threw his arms around him. He knew a loving granddad when he saw one.

          I think I've exaggerated the possibilities, speaking in general instead of specifically about him. I've done him a disservice.

          I suddenly started a blog. http://jglookups.blogspot.com/.

          by JG in MD on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 11:07:19 AM PDT

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          •  He's doing himself (1+ / 0-)
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            and his grandkids a disservice.  I don't think you should feel guilty.

            "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

            by lgmcp on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 11:56:28 AM PDT

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