Republicans only like teachers when they’re shielding their children from bullets
After Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people including three members of the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) last week, union members — led by President Anna Fusco — began marching in the streets to demand gun reform, better school mental-health counseling services, and a world where their s…
“The Democrats as a party currently do little more than speak their truth to GOP power. They do not act as or collaborate with or try to build a real social opposition. As far as the party goes, there are no demonstrations, no mass mobilizations: The Democrats vote and lose and make weak speeches to ever-smaller audiences. Democrats seem to fear losing major donations and donors were they to mount real opposition. The primary loyalty of major donors is to the capitalist system that undergirds their social position. This or that form of capitalism is of much less importance. The GOP gets this, too. Both parties now pander to the same donors; they have become, more than before, two wings of a party unified in its devotion to capitalism.”
People are speaking truth to capitalism with socialism.
In 2010, the top 100 donors contributed $73 million for federal elections.
In 2012, they gave $380 million
In 2016, they donated OVER $900 MILLION.
I wonder if this has any impact on what government does? In 6 years, the top 100 donors gave 12X the money as before. This political corruption must be issue #1
The real impact of an unregulated campaign finance is on policy, and the proof is in this year’s tax bill.
The “$1,000 bonuses” AT&T is bragging about has nothing to do with the tax bill. These $1,000 bonuses are being paid out due to union negotiations and contract provisions. Don’t believe the corporate spin, the unions won these bonuses, not Trump, not AT&T, not the GOP, or the tax bill.
Forbes, of all places, has published a damning piece on the GOP tax bill. This is not economics, this is manifest corruption and the result of selling our politicians to the highest bidder.
“There’s no economic justification whatsoever for a tax cut at this time. U.S. GDP is growing, unemployment is close to 4 percent (below what is commonly considered “full employment”), corporate profits are at record levels and stock markets are soaring. It makes no sense to add any federal government-induced stimulus to all this private sector-caused economic activity, let alone a tax cut as big as this one.”
The GOP tax cut now working its way through Congress will be the start of a decades-long fiscal policy disaster unlike any others that have occurred in American history.
Eat shit and smile Trumpers!
“President Donald Trump’s white working-class supporters don’t gain much from the Republican tax cut push. So far, they’re among its strongest early supporters anyway.”
President Trump’s white working-class supporters don’t gain much from the Republican tax cut push. They support it anyway.
“The Democratic Party needs to make its own reckoning of the way it protected Bill Clinton. The party needs to come to terms with the fact that it was so enraptured by their brilliant, Big Dog president and his stunning string of progressive accomplishments that it abandoned some of its central principles. The party was on the wrong side of history and there are consequences for that. Yet expedience is not the only reason to make this public accounting. If it is possible for politics and moral behavior to coexist, then this grave wrong needs to be acknowledged. If Weinstein and Mark Halperin and Louis C.K. and all the rest can be held accountable, so can our former president and so can his party, which so many Americans so desperately need to rise again.”
Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?