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Response to CrowCityDem (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 11:47 AM

56. So, just out of curiosity, why do you say this?

Basically what we're trying to do is hold the people we vote into office more closely accountable for doing stuff that benefits the people.

Now, my personal issues are single payer health care, stronger social security with the payroll tax cap lifted and removing the tax loophole that allows big corporations like GE to skate without paying ANY US income tax on billions in profits. In fact, I want billionaires and multi-national corporations to pay their fair share of taxes so we have the money for programs that actually help Americans - like ECE, school lunches, infrastructure improvements, etc.

In fact, I think Bernie has a pretty darned good platform.

Yet here you are, shooting it down...why? Don't you want these things? Really?

Sure, I know we're in the middle of a hot primary where your candidate is basically saying none of this is practical, but that aside, don't you really want these things?

Because you know what? I'm gonna be working in my own state to challenge our empty-suit Third Way Dem US Senator in the next primary. We couldn't swing it during this cycle, but next time? You bet.

I'm tired of the status quo Crow. I want MY tax dollars to be used for programs that benefit ME and my family and address our kitchen table issues instead of what we're spending our tax money on now - forever war, massive domestic spying, a lost war on drugs, private prisons.

I mean c'mon! How can you be against this? Or if not against, how can you just so glibly shoot it down? Why is it impossible? Why are we unrealistic unicorns? You know, that's what the greed heads said about the 8 hour work day, too, but our guys bled in the streets, gunned down by Pinkertons, and made that happen. Workers comp. Social Security. Medicare. All these unicorn, pie in the sky things, and people love them.

Why is that, do you wonder?

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