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  1. From Social Security’s website: Under a special rule, if you’ve worked for only one and one-half years in the three years just before your death, we can pay benefits to your children and your spouse who is caring for the children. I know of a 20 year old guy who worked for a bit over 2 years and committed suicide. His 3 year old kids were getting $300 per month each until they were 18. Not equitable regardless of how you slice it but keep believing it’s not a government hand out in many instances. I’m also fairly certain individuals born with severe illness like Down Syndrome who never work a day are still eligible but I don’t have firsthand knowledge of that.
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    Covid deaths decline

    I’d say 90 percent of the people I know either socially distance or wear a mask to prevent the spread and the other 10 percent do so due to peer pressure. On the low end I’d say 80 percent of those refusing to wear a mask are doing so to be a contrarian and the other 20 percent have either a medical issue or believe they’d be better off recovering. I’d say in my area what the president believes has little or nothing to do with wearing a mask. Lucky I guess
  3. Not true. Minors get benefits as do the disabled who have never paid a cent.
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    Covid deaths decline

    I don’t think rational people are blaming Trump for the pandemic. The issue is his messaging. With a 130,000 people dead since this started less than a year ago cautious optimism for the future instead of blind denial that there is a need for precaution seems like the logical stance. I for one would not hold it against the president for doing their best to downplay the negativity and try to relay optimism but that isn’t even close to what we are getting. For my money the President should not be the decision maker for the Country but he or she should be the spokesperson. While I agree and disagree with policy points with our current president, I can’t find anything good to say about his persona and vocal leadership.
  5. If you are healthy you will get much more than you paid in. The government a holding and investing your money for you. It’s a government run program that returns more money than you paid in most circumstances. ” a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.” Here is a less tailored definition of socialism that may not fit your narrative but it still quite valid.
  6. Because Americans support socialist policies when it benefits them i.e. Social Security, Medicare, Tax Exemptions, etc.
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    Covid deaths decline

    The death rate declining is very good news.
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    Latest polls in battleground states

    Well we voted in a pre-Alzheimer’s president who’s main campaign slogan, “no new taxes” was a complete lie but at least he wasn’t a Democrat 🤦‍♂️
  9. Whenever the governments moves quickly on an initiative it’s never attempted before there is going to be issues. There will be with mail in voting as we often hear when there is a Democrat victory that dead people are voting for them or it was the illegals. Maybe we just concede that whenever someone loses an election it was rigged in favor of their opponent.
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    Bolton's book

    Old enough to remember the Bush administration. The past year or so I’ve tried to grow a bit and stop generalizing or labeling. Don’t despise the president, nor would I simply based on party.. I just find it interesting that so many people who were lauded by the man have been fired and demeaned when they don’t as he wishes. Also it is a bit strange that you have more than a few appointments who don’t feel he is competent. I understand his supporters will chalk it up to disgruntled employees but I am also curious as to how many of these disgruntled employees would alarm his supporters to the point they see an issue with his leadership?
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    House approves DC statehood bill

    With all we are dealing with, this is what our federal government is working on, 🤦‍♂️. If this isn’t an indictment of our republic I don’t know what is.
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    Acceptable losses?

    Mandatory masks outside the home seems like a no brainer. Requiring businesses to make a concerted effort to socially distance employees & customers. Require businesses to disinfect their area of operations and production. I really don’t think that would require heavy lifting. Many tasks can be accomplished with appointments and rethinking how we use technology. Our biggest hurdle right now is human nature and our contrarian way of life, sorry a bit political 😀
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    Texas and Florida Starting to Shut Back Down

    Media hoax 🤣
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    Bolton's book

    I don’t have an opinion one way or another on Bolton’s personality. Merely pointing out there is a legitimate number of Trump appointees who have questioned his leadership ability in his first 3 years in office.
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    Bolton's book

    Just add him to the list of people close to this Administration who are questioning the leadership in the White House.
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    Bolton's book

    This is an example of why our democracy has failed, gross generalizations and oversimplification. Liberal, Conservative, Democrat, Republican, etc.. it is possible for people to hold many beliefs and not fit into stereotypes. It is my sincere hope that someday we get to a point where individuals are judged for their actions and statements, I’m not holding my breath.
  17. https://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/donald-trump-donations-democrats-hillary-clinton-119071 There is your swamp drainer 🤣
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    Buffalo Police Push Down Old Man

    Scary the number of people on here blaming the victim. Are Browns fans really that shitty.
  19. Left of Center which I find myself leaning doesn’t want to see our Country fail to prove a point. I think the same can be said of right of center. However I don’t think the same can be said for far right and far left. The question is when you honestly evaluate where you’re at what does that say about you.
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    Jump in COVID-19

    So we can agree Democrats would not be instituting Sharia Law since they are godless, baby killers. Hey I think we agree on something.
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    Jump in COVID-19

    Reynolds Wrap is made in the USA, so at least there’s that.
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    Jump in COVID-19

    Not insinuating anyone is dumb. Many smart people believe conspiracy theories. I’m not sure where you’d fall if you believe the atheist, baby killing, liberal left is going to institute a legal system based on religious values.
  23. The alt-right is ultra-patriotic when it fits their agenda
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    Jump in COVID-19

    Tinfoil alert danger danger