The 4th Debate

The last time I watched a complete presidential debate I was sitting in a Alvar Aalto Tank chair. That debate was between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. That debate shaped my views for many years. Thanks to a number of invitations from Donald Trump and his staff, I attended a local debate watching party. I had a blast. My thanks to all that put it on. Donald was reserved but insistent on following the rules of law when it comes to immigration. Ben was extremely eloquent when he came to expressing his views. John was the bully of the evening, however he seemed to have the best grasp of economics. Unfortunately he had the tendency to make  his best points after the bell. Carly once again had a lot to say about taxes. Jeb was his usual thoughtful and polite self.  As a welder, I really beg to differ on Morcos view of welders wages. I would really like to make the wages of a philosopher. Maybe that is why I am doing this blog?

I have to say I agreed with most of what was said. When it came to the finer points of disagreements between the candidates, I enjoyed the split screen. My favorite question about wealth inequality went unanswered. That would be the difference between the capital gains rate and the income rate. Essentially, people that make their money from paper gains pay less of a rate than people that work for their income.


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