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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.