Profile overview for Mossberg.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

1 submissions to 195

1 submissions to BITM

1 submissions to introductions

1 submissions to newsubverses

This user has so far shared a total of 2 links, started a total of 2 discussions and submitted a total of 247 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 22 and downvoted 11 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 82 and downvoted 12 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

/v/BITM - Bias in the Media - A Subverse Dedicated to Discussing Biases in the Media, submitted: 7/13/2015 2:18:37 PM, 20 points (+20|-0)

Morning, folks., submitted: 7/12/2015 11:24:59 AM, 11 points (+11|-0)

Welcome to /v/BITM - A Subverse Dedicated to Discussing Biases in the Media, submitted: 7/13/2015 2:09:27 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Oh well, goodbye, friends!, submitted: 8/17/2015 2:52:58 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Oh well, goodbye, friends!, submitted: 8/17/2015 2:52:58 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Welcome to /v/BITM - A Subverse Dedicated to Discussing Biases in the Media, submitted: 7/13/2015 2:09:27 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Morning, folks., submitted: 7/12/2015 11:24:59 AM, 11 points (+11|-0)

/v/BITM - Bias in the Media - A Subverse Dedicated to Discussing Biases in the Media, submitted: 7/13/2015 2:18:37 PM, 20 points (+20|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

You stick Bernie in the 1950's and he's called a socially liberal Eisenhower Republican. His views are not extreme, it's just extreme in 2015 after we've had 35 years of trickle down economics." submitted by cynoclast to politics

Mossberg 11 points 62 points (+73|-11) ago

Dwight Eisenhower is nothing like Senator Sanders, sorry to say. Consider the following:

  • President Eisenhower opposed deficit spending and favored low taxation:

"[The US has an] inescapable need for economic health and strength if we are to maintain adequate military power and exert influential leadership for peace in the world. Our immediate task is to chart a fiscal and economic policy that can: Reduce the planned deficits and then balance the budget, which means, among other things, reducing Federal expenditures to the safe minimum; Meet the huge costs of our defense; Properly handle the burden of our inheritance of debt and obligations; Check the menace of inflation; Work toward the earliest possible reduction of the tax burden; Make constructive plans to encourage the initiative of our citizens. The first order of business is the elimination of the annual deficit. This cannot be achieved merely by exhortation. It demands the concerted action of all those in responsible positions in the Government and the earnest cooperation of the Congress."

  • President Eisenhower opposed socialized medicine, although he was in favor of funding medical research:

I am flatly opposed to the socialization of medicine. The great need for hospital and medical services can best be met by the initiative of private plans. But it is unfortunately a fact that medical costs are rising and already impose severe hardships on many families. The Federal Government can do many helpful things and still carefully avoid the socialization of medicine.

  • President Eisenhower was in favor of deporting illegal immigrants, see Operation Wetback:

Officially, just over 2.1 million were recorded as having been deported or having departed under threat of deportation. None of these presidents presided over any general deportation campaign.

I'm not seeing many similarities between the two. Eisenhower was a bit more left-leaning than most contemporary Republicans, but that doesn't mean Sanders and him are one and the same. That's a ridiculous claim.

America, land of equal opportunity! submitted by savageslav to politics

Mossberg 8 points 28 points (+36|-8) ago

I understand that a large number of Voat's (and Reddit's) users are young, pre-college, or college-aged students, but why is planning such a difficult concept? College is expensive, no doubt, but its purpose is to educate its students and provide them with skills they can then use to further themselves. It's an investment, one that (in my opinion) should be in the hands of the student, not the government. There are a number of methods that can be used to minimize the cost of college, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Scholarships
  • Community college
  • Low-cost colleges

There are also a number of countries which offer free college for foreigners, not just citizens:

In 1950, an American worker making minimum wage could earn enough to pay rent in a week and a half. Today, that would work out to $16.16/hour. submitted by scrotums to politics

Mossberg 7 points 22 points (+29|-7) ago

I believe you posted this a while back in response to me on a comment thread. The question is what's causing the huge discrepancy between rent? 75 cents in 1950 is equivalent to $7.43 today. Between all states, the average minimum wage is $7.86, which is more than what it was in 1950.

I bring up how we talked about this before, because it's somewhat relevant. New York City's Manhattan saw huge rent increases due to zoning laws and landmarking, for example - regulations. Are you implying that we need to increase the minimum wage, or do you think we should step back and try to solve the huge price spike in rent first?

3 lowest rated comments:

Donald Trump speaks out against the 14th amendment. submitted by scrotums to politics

Mossberg 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago

Americans are so stupid they can only focus on one issue at a time!

Lil B full CNN Interview about his support for Bernie Sanders #TYBG submitted by klongtoey to politics

Mossberg 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

He might, and I apologize for saying "who cares what Lil B thinks" - I'm sure plenty do, but why are his thoughts relevant to /v/Politics? He's not very influential outside of his circle of followers. Not to mention this was already posted two other times.

deleted by user submitted by SomeScientologist to politics

Mossberg 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago

Many places on this Earth have been touched by and inhabited by other humans. They have lived their lives there, died there, and even created homes or unique buildings there. We cannot sit here and preserve every piece of history. What benefit does this provide compared to a pharmaceutical company which provides insulin and penicillin? I'd personally rather see a medicine company than a fort made from rocks, as much as I enjoy history.