After Tulsa, now Jacksonville. Less a dogwhistle, more of a human whistle: President Trump’s planned convention speech in Jacksonville, Florida, on Aug. 27 falls on the city’s 60th anniversary of a brutal KKK-orchestrated attack on black activists known as...
Excuse me, I have already been declared the winner. Please move along now, you're just embarrassing yourself.
Your 'argument' is literally "How about other cultures?" Irrelevant tu quoque fallacy.
Yikes. Irrelevant what-about-ism.
It's political theatre. While Democrats are expected to swiftly approve the legislation this month, it does not go as far as some activists want to “defund the police." The outlook for passing the package in the Republican-held Senate is slim. Chokeholds ...
Yikes. You're only supposed to lick the boot, not deep throat it.
Your characterisation of both my reaction and your 'advice' is inaccurate. Again I ask, why are you so hostile?
Why are you so hostile? Serious question. Your example is totally ridiculous, ACT only exist in parliament because of a deal between them and National, we are all aware of that. ACT represent ideology and policies that the National party want but may not ...
This image has been previously used widely in a variety of memes, they're aren't the originators of the format, still an odd choice.
From the link: The Greens did have 'welfare overhaul' written into its confidence and supply agreement with Labour but other than a couple of minor tweaks not much progress has been made. They need to do a lot more to convince voters that having the Green ...
I did read it and came to a different conclusion to you. So, seeing as you have diagnosed the issue and determined their PR people are 'useless', I was asking you, in your wisdom, to furnish us with what you think the 'essential framing' should have been.
Imagine you were hired to 'explain this stuff'. Could you provide an example of the way you would 'communicate an explanation to voters' without the 'missing x-factor'?
Reality does have a well-known left-wing bias
When one thinks ACT are centre right everything else looks like Venezuela
You make a lot of assumptions about what I feel about these things. Replacing the welfare system with a negative income tax is an inherently right-wing idea, Hell, Friedman advocated for it in 62. There is no universe where a flat tax is progressive. You ...
I don't believe that was the implication I made. I said they propose to replace welfare, and, in fact, they do! It's right wing because replacing welfare while saying 'no one will be paid less' is still replacing welfare, and it's with a one-size-fits-all ...
It says it replaces benefits twice in your quote, so yes, it does.
Yes it does. The Opportunities Party (TOP) is proposing a fundamental overhaul of the tax and welfare systems in New Zealand to make them modern, simple and fair. This will be achieved by introducing a: $13,000 annual universal basic income (UBI); $2,080 ...
Because their UBI proposes to replace social welfare.
I think it pretty accurately reflects the actions of the Parties rather than their purported ideology.
I don't believe I was making a point, just wondering where all your hostility comes from and to what end
Ah, so you were being disingenuous then. Always appreciate the patronising tone, you've really nailed it.
You can do more than hope, you could vote for them!
Time and a half and double time still exists, but in my experience only in industries and work places with significant union membership.
How many freezing workers, truck drivers and farm workers are on minimum wage?
Absolutely, and hopefully the Greens can leverage discussion around the marijuana referendum to their other popular policy proposals and boost their party vote further.
because I personally loath threads that are little more than lefties piling on in some weird virtue signalling ritual. You're not obligated to be advocatus diaboli in such situations.
The media may not owe politicians anything but they do owe their position in society to their supposed commitment to the journalistic concepts of truthful and contextual reporting. If their role is only produce profit then we are being badly served. As ...
No, it took a hostile media beat-up, as we are see again with this amplification of a marginal group within a democratic organisation. I still support the actions of Turei, she did not deserve the pile-on for highlighting the failures of our welfare system...
Your concern is misplaced. From the article: The group is tiny, possibly representing fewer than 100 current members and their efforts to shape the final list exactly as they want it will almost certainly be unsuccessful.
¿Por que no los dos?