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Pinto's Featured in Florida Campaign Ad
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:09:35 PM »
Pinto's are featured in a U.S. Senate campaign ad paid for by current Florida Governor Rick Scott who is running against incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. The ad starts with highlights from 1978. There are pictures that show gas was 63.9*, the Pinto was the best selling small car in America, and Bill Nelson just got elected to the House of Representative s. Fast forward to 2018. Gas is $2.799, the Pinto's are shown in an overgrown junkyard, and Bill Nelson is still in office. At least the Exploding Pinto Myth wasn't used!
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Re: Pinto's Featured in Florida Campaign Ad
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 11:08:47 AM »
It took a bit of searching but I found the link to the ad.


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Re: Pinto's Featured in Florida Campaign Ad
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 06:39:12 PM »
While I generally support the idea of running FOR office rather than AGAINST the incumbent, I do think that's a pretty effective way of pointing out the case for term limits.  Thanks for sharing!


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Re: Pinto's Featured in Florida Campaign Ad
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 10:04:06 PM »
I agree 100%! I do not like negative campaign ads. If elected, explain what you plan to do or change. As to term limits, the ad does not include that in 1972 Bill Nelson was elected to the Florida House of Representative s where he served for 6 years. Bill Nelson has spent a total of 48 years in government.
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Re: Pinto's Featured in Florida Campaign Ad
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 11:17:31 AM »
Let's face it, it is all about getting the vote. You either cut taxes to the wealthier (who generally don't need them) of give entitlements to the (often undeserving) poor.  Neither is in the better long term interest of a nation steeped in debt.  But..., somehow at election time that is always avoided.

A person generally works 45 years of their life. To be fair (as possible) let's split the debt right down the middle and say in 22-1/2 years we eliminate the national debt.  That way the older who have received the advantages of the debt will pick up the tab later in life. And the younger who are paying up front might not be burdened later in life.

So, what kind of tax increases and what kind of entitlement cuts would it take to accompish a debt free nation in 22-1/2 years?  That is what I'd like to hear from the politicians! But, my assumption is NO ONE wants to really know because no one really wants to pay the price. And by not facing that reality someday we will find there is no longer a road to kick the well worn can down.