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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 01:23 AM

 

This country is moving leftward

Hillary as Prez with Bernie up high in a position within the new Democratically controlled Senate.

SCOTUS and any number of issues.

We've got to get the House folks...wouldn't that be something?


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SHRED Oct 2016 OP
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world wide wally Oct 2016 #3
Cicada Oct 2016 #5
Helen Borg Oct 2016 #6
lovemydog Oct 2016 #9
Divine Discontent Oct 2016 #2
lovemydog Oct 2016 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2016 #7
Stevepol Oct 2016 #8

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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 01:40 AM

3. Change the filibuster rules to make it more difficult

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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 02:50 AM

5. ACA absolutely made health care more affordable

Before ACA a person making $25000 per year had to pay 100% of health insurance cost. After they pay maybe 20% of the cost. The percentage of us without insurance got cut in half as a result. Millions through medicaid expansion pay zero, which is highly affordable. Before those millions had to pay 100% of the cost.

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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 03:17 AM

6. Shhhh! What are you insinuating?

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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 04:04 AM

9. Health care is now more affordable

for the millions more are ensured who were previously uninsurable (with pre-existing conditions) or couldn't afford health insurance. No one can be bankrupted if they get sick. That's huge progress, imo.

I too want to drive the costs down for the middle class. I too think we need to to get the corporations & the profit motive out of health care. I hope some day we have an electorate that will demand this in no uncertain terms.

Until that time though, I believe in improving the ACA rather than scrapping it.

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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 01:27 AM

2. hi SHRED, I K&R your positive thought!




Just hoping that if we get power back, that they truly make things easier on the poor and working poor.

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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 02:02 AM

4. I sure hope so SHRED.

I'd love to get the Senate and House. And retain it at the midterms. We could really make a lot of progress.

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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 03:30 AM

7. Meanwhile the Beltway still clings to the "This is a Center-Right Country" myth....

 

There's also a myth that Liberals become Conservative when they "grow up". The old "Hippies became Yuppies" idiocy prevalent only in movies in the 80s.

There's another myth that Old Conservatives become "Leftist" on Social Security. (Which the Beltway believes can be cured if they eliminate Social Security."

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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 03:50 AM

8. This country is already leftward and we would see it in Congress but for

the suppression of votes by every method imaginable: voter ID requirements, reduction in the number of voting sites or the times for voting, large scale gerrymandering, falsifying or altering records of party affiliation, etc, etc., etc.

And as if that's not enough, the voting machines are manufactured and programmed through the oversight and technical control of far right companies which can easily rig or alter the results by whatever percentage they deem necessary. And nothing can be done about it because to even investigate the machines before or after the vote is impossible because of the "proprietary rights" of corporations and companies. In other words there's almost no provision made for verifying the vote, so that even when the results are clearly statistically impossible, nothing is done or in most states can even be done to put things right.

GA, TX and some other red states would already be blue I believe but for this war being waged to make sure the election results are what the right wingers want them to be.

Maybe Trump's obvious unfitness for office and some help coming from the judiciaries in various states will begin to change some of the roadblocks to fair voting. We can pray anyway. Unfortunately, right now, that's about all the average voter can do.

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