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Old 15.06.2022, 19:17
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This sums up the Dems' problem pretty well. They never stay on message and they never get with the program.
I'm not so sure about that. For one thing, Dems did manage to win in 2020. But perhaps you have a point that there should be more unity among Dems, especially considering "the force" they've been up against. This next Presidential election will be interesting to say the least. If Biden is down in the polls among Dems at that point, I think he should hand over the reins and let someone else take the lead. Preferably not Bernie though. I like Bernie but I think too many Dems wouldn't vote for him.
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I would be interested to know, though, what someone on the right would say if asked how exactly Biden is responsible for inflation. Every time I've asked that or have pointed out that inflation is also occurring across Europe, etc., they just don't answer the question and try to change the subject.
Ok, I'll bite....For the better part of 2021, the entire Biden administration first gaslighted people to say there's no inflation, that it's transitory, that it's greedy companies....etc. So there you lost precious time that could have been spent to fight the problem earlier . Did you not once mention that Trump was guilty for half a million US COVID deaths because he denied it exists? Even though the pandemic was also a worldwide issue.

The hypocricy is stunning as is the "state of denial"

Then there is the topic that he passed the 1,9 trillion COVID stimulus which according to the very right wing VOX; actually worsened inflation

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Countries around the world are struggling with inflation due to pandemic disruptions, but the Biden stimulus made the US’s inflation problem more severe, to at least some extent. “I think we can say with certainty that we would have less inflation and fewer problems that we need to solve right now if the American Rescue Plan had been optimally sized,” said Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution.
Then he went and spent another trillion dollars for phony infrastructure and had it not been for Joe Manchin, he would have spent another 3.5 trillion dollars

When it was obvious that there was a labor shortage in the spring of 2021, they kept up paying people to stay home which led to massive worker shortages, productivity loss, soaring wages...etc.
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Old 15.06.2022, 21:53
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Of course. They have no answer either. This is politics. Inflation is their best card.
Congrats, you figured out politics
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Old 15.06.2022, 21:53
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Re "transitory" and "late", I think it is mostly the Fed to blame. The helicopter money was stupid, but also heavily supported by the GOP. The infrastructure package in my view has nothing to do with this as most of it is over 10 years.

But 5 bucks per gallon.
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Old 15.06.2022, 22:18
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Re "transitory" and "late", I think it is mostly the Fed to blame. The helicopter money was stupid, but also heavily supported by the GOP. The infrastructure package in my view has nothing to do with this as most of it is over 10 years.

But 5 bucks per gallon.
You’re the president, you lean on them to do what you think is appropriate. His treasury secretary was the last FED chair……as if she is not talking to them behind the scenes….hahaha
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Old 15.06.2022, 23:33
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Ok, I'll bite....For the better part of 2021, the entire Biden administration first gaslighted people to say there's no inflation, that it's transitory, that it's greedy companies....etc. So there you lost precious time that could have been spent to fight the problem earlier . Did you not once mention that Trump was guilty for half a million US COVID deaths because he denied it exists? Even though the pandemic was also a worldwide issue.

The hypocricy is stunning as is the "state of denial"

Then there is the topic that he passed the 1,9 trillion COVID stimulus which according to the very right wing VOX; actually worsened inflation

Then he went and spent another trillion dollars for phony infrastructure and had it not been for Joe Manchin, he would have spent another 3.5 trillion dollars

When it was obvious that there was a labor shortage in the spring of 2021, they kept up paying people to stay home which led to massive worker shortages, productivity loss, soaring wages...etc.
You are comparing apples and oranges; the US had the second highest Covid-19 death rate worldwide.
The US has the sixteenth highest inflation rate.

Your VOX link gives several different views on whether or not the stimulus was a cause of inflation.

Also from your link "The US also stands out from other countries in a more favorable way: It had a quicker and stronger economic recovery in 2021. That indeed seems to be partly because of the Biden stimulus spending."

Finally, your link states "U.S. inflation remains *much* higher than euro area inflation." The last month the US inflation was 8.6% versus euro area of 8.1%, hardly much higher?
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Old 15.06.2022, 23:40
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US real wages. It is a problem, and no voter will care that some third-world countries have higher inflation.

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Old 18.06.2022, 19:55
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Jesus, now Biden has fallen off his bike https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...off-bike-video

He may be better than the narcissistic psychopath Trump but he is still too damn old to be doing this kind of role and I hope one day they put an age limit on the Presidency to stop anyone over at least 70, preferably 65, being able to run for president.
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Old 18.06.2022, 20:35
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Jesus, now Biden has fallen off his bike https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...off-bike-video

He may be better than the narcissistic psychopath Trump but he is still too damn old to be doing this kind of role and I hope one day they put an age limit on the Presidency to stop anyone over at least 70, preferably 65, being able to run for president.
Come on. These f--ing cages are terrible, and this could have happened to anyone. I remember when I was new to riding with cleats, I fell off at a red light.

I think age limits are OK though.
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thanks, and so many people crowding around him as he slowed down- could truyl ahave happened to anyone- and he got up fairly quickly without help.
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Come on. These f--ing cages are terrible, and this could have happened to anyone. I remember when I was new to riding with cleats, I fell off at a red light.

I think age limits are OK though.
BS. The other day he tripped up stairs and when he fell of his bike he clearly struggled. He is a 79 year old man and even a small fall like that could incapacitate him vs a younger man. To pretend that Bidens advanced age isn't becoming a problem is pure delusion and he shows increasing signs of infirmity.
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BS. The other day he tripped up stairs and when he fell of his bike he clearly struggled. He is a 79 year old man and even a small fall like that could incapacitate him vs a younger man. To pretend that Bidens advanced age isn't becoming a problem is pure delusion and he shows increasing signs of infirmity.
I bet you look just as stupid falling off a bike.
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Old 18.06.2022, 22:39
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I bet you look just as stupid falling off a bike.
*nods slowly*
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Old 18.06.2022, 22:48
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*nods slowly*
As fast as it gets for you.

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Old 19.06.2022, 10:17
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BS. The other day he tripped up stairs and when he fell of his bike he clearly struggled. He is a 79 year old man and even a small fall like that could incapacitate him vs a younger man. To pretend that Bidens advanced age isn't becoming a problem is pure delusion and he shows increasing signs of infirmity.
Of course, walking upstairs and riding a bike are very important attributes for a President.

Roosevelt despite his wheelchair served for four terms.
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Old 19.06.2022, 10:24
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Of course, walking upstairs and riding a bike are very important attributes for a President.

Roosevelt despite his wheelchair served for four terms.
marton, please engage in a little thought before posting. Roosevelts wheelchair had zero bearing on what I am talking about, which is specifically age-related infirmity. Roosevelt died at 60, below retirement age, so your comparison is out of context and it is simply a bad analogy.

I like Biden, compared to Trump he is awesome and he did what he had to do to avoid Trump having a disastrous second term, but he is too damn old to the point where it is becoming very apparent and there is almost no chance of him serving a second term.

I want to see age restrictions for people in the most powerful and influential position in the world, because genuinely old men should not be holding such positions when the rest of the Western world has a retirement age of 65 for for less demanding jobs.
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Old 19.06.2022, 10:34
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marton, please engage in a little thought before posting. Roosevelts wheelchair had zero bearing on what I am talking about, which is specifically age-related infirmity. Roosevelt died at 60, below retirement age, so your comparison is out of context and it is simply a bad analogy.

I like Biden, compared to Trump he is awesome and he did what he had to do to avoid Trump having a disastrous second term, but he is too damn old to the point where it is becoming very apparent and there is almost no chance of him serving a second term.

I want to see age restrictions for people in the most powerful and influential position in the world, because genuinely old men should not be holding such positions when the rest of the Western world has a retirement age of 65 for for less demanding jobs.
You have not explained why physical infirmity should be a bar, mental infirmity is a different topic.
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You have not explained why physical infirmity should be a bar, mental infirmity is a different topic.
marton if you read my psts I did not specify 'physical infirmity' overall, I said infirmity, and I have already made posts in this thread about how I think he is showing mental and imo fully natural and unavoidable signs of ageing. The latest two incidents just happen to be the physical side.¨

He is too old to be a President and that is not ageism talking, it's just basic common sense.
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Old 19.06.2022, 11:10
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He is too old to be a President and that is not ageism talking, it's just basic common sense.
Are you saying the American people have no commonsense?

It was them alone that voted him in and pretty sure they knew how old he was.

I don't think age should be a bar but ability to do the job perhaps ought to be.

How about a series of tests required for all presidential candidates:
  • An assault course.
  • The Times crossword.
  • Wordle with an answer in less than three words - for a week.
  • Slow bicycle obstacle course (toe straps optional).
  • Arm wrestling contest (to make sure the president is fit enough for all that
    handshaking).
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I want to see age restrictions for people in the most powerful and influential position in the world, because genuinely old men should not be holding such positions when the rest of the Western world has a retirement age of 65 for for less demanding jobs.
And how old you'd say it's too old? After the official retirement age or...? Quite a few people still work after the retirement age especially in the fields where there's a massive shortage and that includes medicine, teaching etc i.e. demanding jobs and with responsibility. (oh well, that doesn't mean all of them are perfect for the job but if they weren't before retirement it's not because of the age)
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