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Javier Milei


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2023 Sep 13, 9:52am   9,003 views  121 comments

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Argentina's "Far-Right" (Libertarian) Javier Milei wins Primary.

This guy is great, he's like a combo of Ron Paul but with Trump's fiestyness. And he's got Austin Powers Mod haircut.

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40   AmericanKulak   2023 Dec 20, 10:49pm  

Gov Employees moan and groan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKEBqDusJu0

BTW, the union dockworkers in Argentina steal half of everything imported into the country. They're infamous for it. Yet the government has never been "able" to stop them in half a century.

Descendants of the worse sheep thieves of Andalusia + Communist Rhetoric.
41   DemocratsAreTotallyFucked   2023 Dec 20, 10:58pm  

AmericanKulak says

BTW, the union dockworkers in Argentina steal half of everything imported into the country. They're infamous for it. Yet the government has never been "able" to stop them in half a centur


That's impressive since containerization cut that down. Before shipping containers, anyone shipping anything expected to lose at least 30% to dockworkers of whatever they shipped.
44   AmericanKulak   2023 Dec 22, 12:45am  

PumpingRedheads says

That's impressive since containerization cut that down. Before shipping containers, anyone shipping anything expected to lose at least 30% to dockworkers of whatever they shipped.

Under the Peronist thugs, everything gets custom inspected; and certainly everything being tugged up river. Customs would then let the dockworkers take a piece of some of the action by "forgetting" to close them back up. It was a massive problem in Paraguay. If you wanted something too heavy to air freight... ugh. 10% of the time, bye-bye.
45   AD   2023 Dec 22, 7:45am  

Milei may be just proposing extreme measures hoping there is some compromise so at least there is slight austerity for the next 4 years.

I wish the same would happen here such as grow the federal government budget by 1.5% below inflation each year for 4 consecutive years without requiring drastic tax increases.

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46   Misc   2023 Dec 22, 7:54am  

ad says

Milei may be just proposing extreme measures hoping there is some compromise so at least there is slight austerity for the next 4 years.

I wish the same would happen here such as grow the federal government budget by 1.5% below inflation each year for 4 consecutive years without requiring drastic tax increases.

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The problem with that idea is that the Federal government has a pension problem. Every year there are more and more retirees with a Federal pension, and the ones already outstanding get their COLAs. This is on top of the 10000 people per day hitting age 65 and retiring with their Social Security. This pretty much assures that government spending has to increase every year.
47   DemocratsAreTotallyFucked   2023 Dec 22, 8:12am  

Misc says


The problem with that idea is that the Federal government has a pension problem. Every year there are more and more retirees with a Federal pension, and the ones already outstanding get their COLAs. This is on top of the 10000 people per day hitting age 65 and retiring with their Social Security. This pretty much assures that government spending has to increase every year.


No it doesn't. When the music stops, it stops.


48   HeadSet   2023 Dec 22, 10:49am  

Misc says


The problem with that idea is that the Federal government has a pension problem.

Yowza! - $1,4 trillion per year in SS alone, not including military and civil service pensions.



https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/factsheets/basicfact-alt.pdf#:~:text=In%202023%2C%20an%20average%20of%20almost%2067%20million,%241.4%20trillion%20in%20benefits%20paid%20during%20the%20year.
49   Misc   2023 Dec 22, 11:01am  

Then you gotta add in Medicare/Medicaid, military healthcare (both retired and current) and civil servant healthcare. Also, since the demobilization from WWII there has never been a year where the number of government employees has dropped (go figure).
51   AD   2023 Dec 23, 12:38pm  

Misc says

ad says

Milei may be just proposing extreme measures hoping there is some compromise so at least there is slight austerity for the next 4 years.

I wish the same would happen here such as grow the federal government budget by 1.5% below inflation each year for 4 consecutive years without requiring drastic tax increases.

.

The problem with that idea is that the Federal government has a pension problem. Every year there are more and more retirees with a Federal pension, and the ones already outstanding get their COLAs. This is on top of the 10000 people per day hitting age 65 and retiring with their Social Security. This pretty much assures that government spending has to increase every year.


One slight austerity example is to reduce Social Security payments (on a sliding scale) to those earning more than 3 times the poverty level.

Those earning more than 5 times will get less than 40% of their original Social Security payment.

Implement a means test for Social Security.

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52   GNL   2023 Dec 23, 2:15pm  

UkraineIsFucked says

No it doesn't. When the music stops, it stops.

Just curious: what is your definition of the music stopping?
53   AmericanKulak   2023 Dec 23, 3:49pm  

Misc says


Then you gotta add in Medicare/Medicaid, military healthcare (both retired and current) and civil servant healthcare. Also, since the demobilization from WWII there has never been a year where the number of government employees has dropped (go figure).

(This isn't aimed at you, but the government fucks)

Don't touch my medicare and social security. I paid an eighth of every paycheck into that shit. I was old enough to work starting in the very early 90s, my whole life has been under the high withhold rate, so the "But before the 1980s it was only a few %" doesn't apply to me.

For any senator considering, I am Joe Pesci on this: "Fuck you, pay me. You put my money to sleep. Go wake it up!"

You know if they steal it, it's going to bail out banks.

If they cut Soc Sec, the grey panthers will shoot once and go home. It's literally life or death for tens of millions, and, since they paid in outrageous sums over an entire life of earnings, good luck telling them it's for the greater good. Think of the self-employed, too. They should be more pissed than anybody.

Worst of all, if they cut or disappear social security, guess who will be getting big fat pensions still? Yep, government employees from their federal pension. Fuck that shit. No fuckin' way those slimy fucks will be collecting 80% of the average of the last 7 years salary while they take all my lifetime of paid up annuity contributions away. They stole my money while using my tax money then and now to pay off bureaucrats to live in luxury? No way.

"Hurr Durrr... you should have saved more.. hurr durr".

Asshole, they took almost 10% of my PRETAX money out of every paycheck. You know, about the amount a person should be saving. That's not including any wages or benefits I didn't get because of my employer having to pay his side.
54   mell   2023 Dec 23, 4:12pm  

It has to stop somehow though, cause it will go bk. What's the solution? I'd be ok with getting paid out the contributions plus inflation and get my own healthcare rather than continuing this shit. But there needs to be sweeping govt reform first for anything to happen, not just govt employees, all the way up to govt, repeal all special favors/benefits, disallow insider trading etc.
55   GNL   2023 Dec 23, 4:48pm  

The new rule of law is "if a thing can be done, it should be done" regardless of right or wrong. They do not care. G.R.E.E.D. is the motivation and government has force behind it.
57   Ceffer   2023 Dec 23, 10:43pm  

Are they suggesting Milei might be one of the 'Boys From Brazil', a HitlerSpawn for real rather than just metaphorically?

https://twitter.com/FromKulak/status/1738645242574688719/photo/2
58   DemocratsAreTotallyFucked   2023 Dec 23, 11:19pm  

GNL says

Just curious: what is your definition of the music stopping?


Maggie Thatcher's and Stein's Law.
59   SoTex   2023 Dec 24, 10:08am  

ad says

Implement a means test for Social Security.


How about I get to stop paying into it if I don't get to get it back. I can invest it better anyway.
60   mell   2023 Dec 24, 10:10am  

just_passing_through says

ad says


Implement a means test for Social Security.


How about I get to stop paying into it if I don't get to get it back. I can invest it better anyway.

Agreed
61   HeadSet   2023 Dec 24, 2:34pm  

just_passing_through says


How about I get to stop paying into it if I don't get to get it back. I can invest it better anyway.

Unfortunately, there is no way of telling who a good investor is. The whole reason SS came about is that the majority of the population has proven to be too irresponsible to save for retirement. If everyone is allowed to opt out, then we will have the situation where most people not invest at all, some people will invest in the myriad of scams that will come about, and just a few like you who will invest wisely. Without SS, we would have a seriously increased mass of elderly poor. "W" proposed a plan when he was President to allow people to choose the investment vehicle for their SS deductions. That plan would have led to Solyndra level scams where the invested money would simply vanish, and we would still have the problem with elderly poor victims.
62   AmericanKulak   2023 Dec 24, 3:22pm  

Another reason SS is broke is like welfare, it went beyond the deserving to too many situations.

SS was created to help the elderly who could not work pay for the last week of every month's groceries. That's why it's supplemental.

Over the decades, it was expanded to the disabled, mentally ill, and a bunch of others.

Just like welfare was for the maimed or the widows, but expanded to Leg Spreaders. Once it was expanded to leg spreaders the whole thing became a disaster.
63   AD   2023 Dec 24, 3:47pm  

Social Security was set up as social insurance for the poor elderly.

It is now more than just that as mentioned before, and also treated as a retirement plan for those who make more than 2 times the poverty level.

The federal government wants and needs the Social Security tax receipts also to buy US Treasury assets.

The Social Security fund is like the Federal Reserve, as both help finance the US federal government by purchasing US Treasuries.

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65   SoTex   2023 Dec 25, 11:06am  

HeadSet says


Unfortunately, there is no way of telling who a good investor is. The whole reason SS came about is that the majority of the population has proven to be too irresponsible to save for retirement. If everyone is allowed to opt out, then we will have the situation where most people not invest at all, some people will invest in the myriad of scams that will come about, and just a few like you who will invest wisely. Without SS, we would have a seriously increased mass of elderly poor. "W" proposed a plan when he was President to allow people to choose the investment vehicle for their SS deductions. That plan would have led to Solyndra level scams where the invested money would simply vanish, and we would still have the problem with elderly poor victims.


Phase it out then for the older folks and during the phasing reduce our burden so we can start investing it. After that working on good relationships with family and friends and others will be a lot more valuable. Tent cities for the morons.
66   SoTex   2023 Dec 25, 11:10am  

AmericanKulak says


Another reason SS is broke is like welfare, it went beyond the deserving to too many situations.

SS was created to help the elderly who could not work pay for the last week of every month's groceries. That's why it's supplemental.

Over the decades, it was expanded to the disabled, mentally ill, and a bunch of others.

Just like welfare was for the maimed or the widows, but expanded to Leg Spreaders. Once it was expanded to leg spreaders the whole thing became a disaster.


Chick I knocked up in the 90s fits this superbly. (fortunately she miscarried) From New Orleans I call her the Louisiana Fruit Fly. Since then 7 or 8 baby daddies, I really don't know anymore as I ignore her but did have to interact with her maybe 10 years ago. I started getting all sorts of SSI shit in my apartment mailbox addressed to her and a voicemail.

Called her and she was trying to act like she was living in CA with me to get more $ from SSI and she could get from Oregon where she lived at the time. I threw that shit in the trash and told her I'd report her if she didn't change that shit right away.
67   Ceffer   2023 Dec 25, 12:11pm  

Saw lot of that in Louisiana amongst the pidgins. Get knocked up by the next boyfriend, thinking it will secure his loyalty, when it never worked with the previous eight boyfriends. In addition to the welfare and court takes, the recurrent cycling harassment of the boyfriends would yield occasional additional guilt bounty.
68   Patrick   2023 Dec 25, 7:21pm  

https://twitter.com/BowTiedMara/status/1737814656075411657


The Open Skies policy included in yesterday’s measures:

- Enables airline companies from all over the world to begin offering domestic flights within Argentine territory
- Enables airline companies from all over the world to offer international flights to and from Argentina without the need for prior agreements (e.g. direct flights São Paulo-Bariloche or Madrid-Mendoza, without having to go through Buenos Aires first).
- Limits on flights per route and who can fly them are eliminated
- Airline operators will be able to freely set prices (the disastrous FLOOR prices they put on low cost airlines end, so now they actually become low cost
71   Bd6r   2023 Dec 28, 4:08pm  

Argentina's President Javier Milei has a major victory today.
He has proposed a law that affirms a right to self-defense in Argentina, which they do not currently have.
This will be applies in cases where someone tries to cause bodily harm to you or where they try to invade your property.
It also affirms that if the person trying to attack you dies, their relatives cannot sue you after the fact for defending yourself.
He has banned woke pronoun usage from government text, enacted reforms that will remove welfare benefits from anyone protesting in the streets blocking traffic and ban the usage of the word "free" to promote taxpayer-funded government programs.

https://twitter.com/JoeyMannarinoUS/status/1740223474558275706

He also
Eliminated 12 out of 21 cabinet posts
-Fired 5,000 government employees
-Ended 380k government regulations

Better than Trump who did not pardon Assange, created warp speed vaxx, etc, and who may, at this point, just be the best of bad choices.
72   DemocratsAreTotallyFucked   2023 Dec 29, 8:11am  

And MORE Milei Porn!

(I swear he makes me want to learn Spanish)

Btw, this is a good Xer to follow:

https://twitter.com/Milei_Explains

73   Patrick   2023 Dec 29, 1:31pm  

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/do-you-dare-even-look-forecast-2024/


The other new face on the scene, under a comical mop of hair, is the feisty Javier Milei, Argentina’s new president. There is no other way to account for this rich country’s protracted disastrous collapse except seventy-five years of intractable, half-assed Peronista socialism that drained the nation’s will to live. Mr. Milei has started a mass eviction of bureaucrats and the departments they infest, and massive de-regulation of business. The place might actually wake up and start doing business again. A hundred years ago, it was one of the world’s upcoming leading nations before it fell under Juan and Eva Peron’s spell.
76   Patrick   2024 Jan 2, 7:20pm  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/too-few-regrets-tuesday-january-2nd


Africa News ran a story yesterday headlined, “BRICS expansion: five countries join ranks.” For some reason, U.S. corporate media has completely ignored the story.




Yesterday, Saudia Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iran and Ethiopia officially joined the alternative-currency BRICS group of nations. (They were approved to join back in August.) Argentina was also slated to join, but — fortunately for America — Argentina’s new chainsaw-wielding, US-aligned, “far-right” president Javier Milei cancelled the country’s BRICS application last week and bowed out. (Is that why the CIA let him win?)


Could be.
77   Bd6r   2024 Jan 2, 8:24pm  

I don’t really see how BRICS threatens US of A or what is the benefit to Argentina in joining it. The two serious players - China and India - hate each other’s guts and claim each other’s territory.
78   Misc   2024 Jan 2, 8:36pm  

The US weaponized the dollar and under Biden we had a period where the dollar did not come close to maintaining its value.

Everyone holding Treasuries is a little concerned about Congress just printing a couple trillion one day to cover one of our Too Big To Fail Banks failing, or for further Green initiatives or Wokey/Doke student loan cancellation, Black reparations or "free" money for disadvantaged Gen Z'ers to be able to buy homes.

We're already running deficits of about $2 trillion per year and we haven't even looked at Pension bailouts yet.

Everyone is looking for something that will hold value as faith in the dollar is plummeting.
79   AD   2024 Jan 3, 4:21pm  

Misc says


Everyone is looking for something that will hold value as faith in the dollar is plummeting.


Yes, as you don't want to be holding cash unless it is appreciating or earning at least 1% above annual inflation. Putting cash under the mattress is one example to avoid.

Real assets like property and silver coins will protect against a weakening dollar. Even a S&P 500 fund is a safe haven also.

I read that Russia holds a lot of Indian currency after India buying oil in 2022 and 2023. Russia needs to turn around and buy goods with that India currency like whatever India exports such as electrical equipment, sugar, etc.

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