Like the case with Andrew Johnson, Trump’s actions give the House cause to initiate impeachment proceedings once again. Between Trump’s refusal to implement sanctions against Russia; his reckless, bigoted, and inflammatory rhetoric against Muslims, immigrants, and other communities of color; and the cover he gives to the white supremacists, he already exceeds the standard set with Johnson. Yet Trumps’ record goes even farther into unacceptable territory.
Are we supposed to swallow the notion that we can’t impeach a demagogue because it might offend his core supporters’ sensibilities? In Johnson’s era, observers worried impeachment could plunge a nation just a few years removed from civil war back into armed conflict. Instead, the move ended up boxing in an “unacceptable president.”
Polling consistently demonstrates that the public disapproves of Trump’s presidency and doubts his fitness for office. More and more people are signaling support for impeachment. On the anniversary of Johnson’s impeachment, it is time to take stock of where we are with Trump and for our Democratic and Republican leaders in office to put our country, and everyone in it, first. www.needtoimpeach.com
Christmas – the time of year when Americans worship a middle eastern socialist while watching movies that shame rich greedy people and advocate for sharing wealth. Later at dinner half of them gloat about the $200 tax cut they just got while shaming poor people.
Correction – their parents money
Three of the world’s five youngest billionaires still live at home — and they’re making the most of their twenties thanks to their well-stocked bank…
“American ISPs charge some of the highest prices in the world in exchange for awful service. Your money isn’t being used to build better infrastructure, but to make the rich even richer: Comcast’s CEO earned $33m last year. Internationally, we’re an embarrassment: the country that invented the internet ranks tenth in average connection speeds, far below South Korea and Norway. And that number doesn’t capture the significant disparities in service that disproportionately affect poor and rural communities.”
Internet providers seized a tool built at public expense, privatized it, and sold it back to us for profit. Repealing net neutrality will only make it worse
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The internet is a public good and should be treated as one. It is time to nationalize the internet and create a level playing field for all content providers. Equal access for ALL. It is time for the internet to be a non profit entity, that uses all the money collected to reinvest in the system.
Right now a large chunk of your bill goes into stock dividends, share buybacks, and marketing. None of these activities makes your internet faster or cheaper. These activities make your bill more expensive while the companies that gouge you under invest in infrastructure and employees.
Comcast spent $2.85 billion for shareholder dividends in 2016. How much better would your internet be if they spent that on infrastructure or employees? How much cheaper would your bill be if they didn’t spend that on dividends but instead lowered their rates?