We can no longer write off state and local taxes over $10k, but if you buy a private jet you can write that off. Trump really made a good deal for us little people 🙄
Just got done knocking doors for a local senate candidate. Most people were disinterested, some were rude, and others were outright assholes. On at least two occasions I asked “what issues are important to you?” Both had the same glazed over look on their face. One blatantly said “I don’t really care about anything”.
Don’t care about anything?!? With everything going on in this world, government corruption, environmental degradation, endless war, inequality, madmen ruling the world – and you don’t fucking care about ANYTHING? This is what our country is. A bunch of mindless sheep, trodding along in the rat race.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, some macho meat head opens the door and starts screaming at me. “I’m a marine WE DONT VOTE!!” “Get the fuck off my door”. So much for protecting our democracy and freedom. This is #WhoWeAre
I was out door knocking for a local state senate race last night, when we came to the door of an 80 year old woman.
She instantly asked if the candidate we were helping “would protect social security and medicare, people rely on those programs to live”. We said of course he would, he has a strong record of supporting social programs.
I then notice she is watching Fox News in the background. Her next question is about “that Cortez woman, she’s not running here is she”. We explain that she is running for Congress in NY.
“Good!! We don’t need any of those socialists here. Do you hear the whacky things she says, how will we pay for all that?!” said the elderly woman
I proceed to explain to her that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is very in lIne with the policies of FDR, and she calmed down. This goes to show the level of brainwashing people endure in America. An 80 year old democrat who’s main issues are social security and Medicare, watching Fox News and screaming in fear of socialism. This is America 🇺🇸
TOXIC FACIST REPUBLICAN BULLSHIT AND PROPAGANDA.
Four major unions—the SEIU, the Teamsters, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)—are calling on corporations to disclose exactly what they’re doing with the windfall from the tax cut. They’ve sent letters to ten companies that are currently in, or preparing for, negotiations with unionized workers. They argue that that information is vitally important to them as they prepare to hash out new contracts.
“We think the information is relevant for us to make counterproposals, or proposals, to make sure we are advocating on behalf our members and that they share in the profits that our members helped to create,” said Jennifer Abruzzo, special council for strategic initiatives at CWA. “If we don’t ask for them, our members won’t get them.”
“Full-time investigative reporters, with few exceptions, do not exist. There are fewer journalists employed to scrutinize unseemly local politicians. Courtrooms and community boards are not covered the way they were. Granular, day-to-day beat coverage—the type that informs neighborhoods, holds bad local actors accountable, and shines a light on the struggles of ordinary people—is disappearing.”
A month ago, I surprised a lot of people by announcing that I was making an unusual career move: After a lifetime in the journalistic trenches—including as a consistent writer for three publications that had scaled back or killed their print editions or both—I was running for a State Senate seat in…
I’d love to see a populist Democrat win a senate seat in Texas. Not sure if Beto O’Rourke is legit, but this would demolish the GOP and Democrat myth that southern states are conservative. Populism has always been big in the south.
Ted Cruz was just out-raised by his Democratic opponent. How that changes the game.