These GOP idiots are actually hurting their case against single payer.
"She didn't pay her taxes to take care of her dad's cancer!" can also be "She would have paid her taxes if everyone had heathcare..."
A. Why is it her responsibility to make sure her family has insurance?
B. What are you suggesting she do in that position? He's not a dependent, and therefore she cannot force him to get insurance, nor can she cover him. Her only option was to help with the bills.
Yeah, "hi insurance company, I'd like insurance for this person"
"uhhh , are they your dependent?"
Russian trolls are out in force over in /sub/atlanta trying to badmouth this amazing woman.
Brian Kemp - the GOP scumbag piece of shit traitor fuck - is her opponent. He is best known for rigging the GA06 election in favor of Karen Handel and then ordering the evidence destroyed. He is a big fan of anti-LGBT legislation and is a gun nut moron.
There is literally nothing nice to say about Kemp. we need all hands on deck to destroy this traitor and his idiotic supporters and get Abrams elected.
Why are the Koch Brothers self-owning themselves so much lately?
Of course they do. Americans like Sanders' platform, they just don't like hearing him being called a Socialist.
The powers that be do everything they can to make Sanders look like a threat to America, when it's the radical conservatives that endanger the nation. Just like how you'll commonly see people associated with Wall Street or big money (or consumers of conservative media) say that China is our biggest adversary, not Russia. China may be our economic rival, but it's never threatened to nuke us, and in recent years has never acted in a way to put our troops in danger.
But Sanders' policies are little different from a typical 1980s Democrat. Many modern Democrats' policies are basically those of a typical 1980s Republican. The problem is that the entire spectrum has shifted so far to the Right, that the modern Republican is espousing unprecedentedly fascist shit, like half of Republicans saying that the free media is an enemy of the United States, half of Republicans supporting the suspension of 2020 elections, and the majority of House Republicans supporting a wasteful military parade, which George fucking Washington rejected because he knew the President is a civilian, not a military, position. Cadet Bonespurs sure loves our military!
Well when you're wrong about everything, reality eventually starts catching up to you.
they may have found out that these things actually save us money in the long run.
This headline is factually inaccurate. It was never implemented in the first place so it could never have been repealed. This also isn’t the first time it has been shot-down in Missouri either.
Right to work is the biggest scam in modern labor history.
Does it surprise you that the party that gave us "trickle down economics", tried to sell other kinds of snake oil lol?
Still good that it got shot down though.
As a former active duty Marine, I'm disgusted. Almost none of that ridiculous increase is going to the servicemembers or to upgrade their equipment, training, etc. It's all going to pad the pockets of obscenely rich defense contractors and their lobbyist lackeys.
Meanwhile, 32 million Americans have no healthcare coverage, 18 million are living in extreme poverty, college loan debt is about to crash our economy, real wages haven't increased in almost 40 years despite quadrupled productivity, and American CEOs make 400 times what they pay their average workers.
This is not the America I fought for.
Edit: thank you for the gold, kind stranger.
"We can't afford to invest in our own citizens' healthcare, education, and crumbling infrastructure... but we could certainly afford to meddle with other countries' citizens."
We are spending how much a year on lunches for poor children??? 150 MILLION!? That's absurd! Wreckless! Oh... DoD, you need a few more billion? Yeah, no problem, here you go.
That's exactly the kind of sentiment your House rep (presumably they need to pass their own version) and Senators should hear.
Vote Justice Democrats and then vote blue, in that order. We change our party system in the primaries, not to the advantage of moral delinquents in open elections.
I was just posting on another thread how I’ve lost confidence in the Democratic Party. This strengthens my resolve to vote for the Bernie / Our Revolution candidates up and down the ballot.
This is why corporate dems need to go. They'd rather play spoiler and have a Republican take office than have a progressive. Never, ever ask me to unify behind a party that won't unify behind a progressive who won fairly.
According to Crowley, he is legally prohibited from vacating that seat except through a strange loophole.
Lots questions about WFP line. Was honored to have their support. I’m not running. For record you can only be removed from the ballot if 1) you move out of NY; 2) die; 3) be convicted of a crime; 4) accept a nomination for another office (in a place I don’t live).
The article Ocasio linked to makes the same point:
In Mr. Crowley’s case, vacating the line is not that simple. The Working Families Party must go through a convoluted legal maneuver, essentially nominating the unwanted primary winner for another electoral position on the ballot — often one that he or she has little chance of winning, like a county clerkship in a region of the state dominated by the other party.
Not sure if he still wants his name to appear in the ballot to gauge some support. Either way, it seems very complex, I don't understand why he can't just ask for his name to be removed from the ballot if he doesn't want to compete anymore.
To think that ANYONE would be safe from law enforcement due to a job title is ridiculous and cries of corruption.
I think his point is, a president has to be impeached before they can be indicted. Not that the president is above the law
That really is the heart of the matter. Though more specifically this is akin to regulatory capture. I also want to point out he ruled the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was unconstitutional.
The great political issue now facing our country is not Democrat vs. Republican or progressive vs. conservative. It's much deeper than that. It's about democracy vs. authoritarianism.
President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be a rubber-stamp for an extreme, right-wing agenda pushed by corporations and billionaires. I do not believe a person with his views should be given a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. We must mobilize the American people to defeat Trump’s right-wing, reactionary nominee.
Unless we force them to, no business will.
Well, they could do that, but that would defeat the point of all those bribes—-err—- campaign contributions they have been pouring into politicians since the ‘80’s.
Corporate Greed has been trying to tell us for years George Soros in a ''60 Minuttes'' interview.
“I am there to basically make money,. I can not and do not look at the social consenqueses of what I do.”