Once again we’d like to thank the DNC for giving us Trump!”Why does the Democratic Party even have voting booths? This system is so rigged!”
– Joe Scarborough
“We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of living–a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation, to care for immature members of the family, to maintain the family during periods of sickness, and to permit of reasonable saving for old age.”
– Theodore Roosevelt, National Progressive Party Convention, 1912
Another horrible idea from Trump and Co.
Trump’s proposal to eliminate the payroll tax is a back-door attack on Social Security.
“Whatever else is true, Democrats – with very few exceptions such as Rep. Ted Lieu and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – have refrained from criticizing Trump’s bombing campaign on the merits (as opposed to process issues). Indeed, Democratic Party leaders have explicitly praised Trump’s bombing. They will have to continue to do so even if Trump expands this war. That’s what the Democratic Party has turned itself into to; indeed, it’s what it has been for a long time.”
Unequivocally, #JusticeDemocrats are against unjust, unapproved, unreasoned wars by any name. Bombing Syria last week was an $60 million waste of time, money and American credibility, and did much more damage to the our nation’s position than it did to Assad. Haven’t we learned from Iraq? Democrats need to become leaders in this moment, not to become star-struck followers fawning over war again — and if they don’t want to lead the people, we will.
“What happened to Obama as a result of involving the U.S in a war that Congress had rejected? Absolutely nothing, because Congress, due to political cowardice, wants to abdicate war-making powers to the President. As a country, we have decided we want an all-powerful president – one who can bomb, and spy, and detain, and invade with virtually no limits. That’s the machinery of the imperial presidency that both parties have jointly built and have now handed to President Trump.”
The man in the White House is no breaker of “establishment politics.” He ascended not to “drain the swamp.” He does not seek to “make America great again.” Trump is a face in the crowd, another politician, another self-important executive, another purveyor of the status-quo.
Our #BrandNewCongress does not come from or have connections to entrenched wealth. We do not seek to hold and perpetuate power. Our candidates are ordinary, extraordinary Americans who will be a firm check on every and any President, corporate power and industry titan — not just so we can rebuild our country, create a renewable energy economy, and improve our flawed democracy, but so we can end our many unjust wars.