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The Democratic Party's debate/question/answer forum showed how men and women can talk about substantive issues without stomping their feet in anger. This was quite a change from the GOP debates/q&a sessions where Donald Trump kept reminding his fellow candidates and the American people how great he is but offered nothing more, and the rest of that crowd were seething with anger.
To be fair, last night's debate was more substantive because each candidate had longer to present his/her answers. The Democratic candidates were not afraid to talk about serious issues facing this country; and with one exception, Lincoln Chaffee, IMO, they all did a very good job discussing them.
The moderators were fair; they didn't let any of the candidates get by with squishy answers.
(If you want to fact check the candidates, GO HERE.)
The clear winners, IMO, were Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, followed by Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb.
What do you think?
9 Issues Democrats Just Debated That Have Been Almost Completely Ignored By Republicans
2. Campaign finance reform and Citizens United
3. Domestic surveillance
4. Wall Street reform
5. "The 1 percent"
6. College affordability
8. Paid family leave, health care and insurance
9. Benghazi and Clinton's emails
FORBES Magazine backs up Hillary Clinton's claim that the economy does better with the Democrats in office. Here are some highlights of the Forbes article:
Personal disposable income has grown nearly 6 times more under Democratic presidents
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown 7 times more under Democratic presidents
Corporate profits have grown over 16% more per year under Democratic presidents (they actually declined under Republicans by an average of 4.53%/year)
Average annual compound return on the stock market has been 18 times greater under Democratic presidents (If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican administrations you had $126k at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democrat administrations you had $3.9M at the end)
Republican presidents added 2.5 times more to the national debt than Democratic presidents
The two times the economy steered into the ditch (Great Depression and Great Recession) were during Republican, laissez faire administrations
Facts are stubborn things.
Read the entire article for FACTS, not the TGOP's denial of them.
It is an incontrovertible fact that under Democratic administrations the economy THRIVES; under Republican administrations, it DECLINES.