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FREEDOM! is the Republicans’ war cry. They want the:
FREEDOM! of the cunning to cheat the simple;
FREEDOM! of the rich to rob the poor;
FREEDOM! of Corporations to lie to customers and to sell them harmful products;
FREEDOM! to force their “religious” beliefs on others
...all of it, with no Government Interference.
Republicans rail against Big Government, as though it were The Enemy. Democrats should say, over and over, that Medicare is a Government program which Republicans want to get rid of. That Social Security is a Government program which Republicans want to get rid of. Etc. They should say that one of the reasons for Government is to protect folks from those people, mostly Republicans, who want them to be so poor they’ll do anything, endure anything, for a job.
Those rich guys who want to pay no taxes aren’t “job creators” -
Money does NOT equal “Free Speech”; it equals BOUGHT speech. The first step in turning
this country back into a Democracy is to get almost all money out of politics. Perhaps
we need an amendment to the Constitution that says the only people who can contribute
money to influence, in any way, voters, are live human voters in the district the
candidate will represent. No Political Action Committees (PACs), no political parties,
no groups of any kind -
A major problem is that politicians are addicted to the money. They will talk forever
about “election reform” but they don’t vote for it. Even state legislators are often
owned by wealthy contributors and corporations, many from out-
No money for TV ads? Good! Ads are often misleading; all soft focus, or attack/innuendo about the opponent, with little or nothing about where candidates actually stand on issues. As a condition of getting a license, TV stations should be obligated to run debates between candidates.
Here’s what’s wrong with “Clean Election Funds” -
Why don’t Democrats run against Republicans? By this I mean, why don’t they talk about what most Republicans stand for and against:
So why don’t Democratic candidates point this out (with appropriate facts, figures, voting records, etc.), and then say, “Ladies and gentlemen, vote for me because my opponent is a Republican.” (Is it because Democrats are accepting the same contributions from big corporations, etc. as Republicans? Get money out of politics.)
Why do working class people vote Republican? One reason is, if they ask a candidate why he’s against a raise in the minimum wage, his answer will be, “LOOK! There’s a couple of HOMOS going to get MARRIED!”
Why do so many right-
“Small business” should be defined down. It seems to me that Republicans think small
businesses are those with only a thousand employees. I think it should cut off at,
say, ten. Or maybe it should be income levels -
Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by superficial charm, pathological lying and a diminished capacity for remorse. Many psychopaths are drawn to business (where they become CEOs), politics and religion.
I can, and will, go on and on.