History is about to repeat itself. Sorry grandma, that old racist fool you elected is going to cut your SS check and Medicare
If you work for a living, your taxes are going up under the GOP / Trump tax plan.
“It raises another $1.3 trillion by going after deductions for state and local taxes, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, interest on student loans, medical expenses, teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses for paper and pencils for students, and a bunch of other nickel-and-diming of the middle class. No change drawer in the car, couch cushion, or plastic piggy bank is going untouched in the hunt for money to pay for the tax cut. “
The biggest tax hike in American history is being used to pay for the biggest tax cut.
For the first time in United States History since Labor Secretary Francis Perkins urged Franklin Delano Roosevelt to include Universal healthcare in the Social Security Act of 1935 (The only plank that Francis Perkins demanded of FDR if she was to become Labor Secretary that did not get through) Full Medicare For All is starting to become a real possibility.
You are going to hear arguments from ALL Republicans and many Democrats that “Capitalist Market based Solutions are best”
This is erronious to anyone who understands the history of Capitalism and has read Economist Micheal Hudson, the original Classical Economists like Adam Smith said that you needed to get rid of the Parasetic element in the economy for it to work efficiently.
All “For-Profit” Insurance of any type is parasetic because it drains income from Workers and Firms into the pockets of Idlers that do nothing.
A Publically funded system through Taxation is much more efficient as there is no profit motive.
Ralph Nader: The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the U.S. from the “Most Vicious” Republican Party in History
“Raising money from Wall Street, from the drug companies, from health insurance companies, the energy companies, kept [Democrats] from their main contrasting advantage over the Republicans, which is, in FDR’s parlance, “The Democratic Party is the party of working families, Republicans are the party of the rich.” That flipped it completely and left the Democrats extremely vulnerable”
The legendary consumer advocate describes his decades-long perspective on what brought the Democratic Party to its current state of collapse.
We are at a pivotal moment in American history. Both parties have shifted to the right over the past four decades, embracing neo liberal “free market” ideology over the will or welfare of the people. The public has awoken to this nightmare, and the shift to populism is already underway.
The election of Trump, the decimation of the neoliberal order in the Democratic Party, and the current revolt against the GOP establishment over healthcare are all indicators that the country is ready to move left and forward.
It is now up to all of us to make sure the void is filled with good people ready to fight for our futures. It is said that fascism rises when the left offers no viable solutions to the problems we face. This is why Trump won and Hillary lost. Hillary represented the corrupted status qou that left too many behind and impoverished. We must rally around:
-Tax reform that benefits the worker
-Bold solutions to combat climate change and create a carbon free energy grid
-Refinancing of student debt and tuition free university for those with the aptitudes
-Reforming our broken primary schools
-Massive investment in re-industrialization and infrastructure
-Public campaign finance and ballot reform
-Anti corruption laws that jail people who commit white collar crimes
-Ending all war profiteering and the American Empire
We urge everyone to get involved in your communities. Join local grass roots groups, get seats within the local power structures, and offer alternatives to the problems we face. It is time for progressive renaissance in America. It’s up to each of us to make sure it happens! It is up to us to push for the Next Deal, and support and vote for those who will make it happen. Are you in?