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Interest in chart on Odds of 2016 Democratic Nomination

Hillary got 76%, Sanders 8%, O'Malley 6%, Biden 6%, Warren 6%. In the election Hillary 47% and Jeb 18%.

Source: Predictwise

Posted by Thinkingabout | Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:06 AM (4 replies)

If an increase in minimum wage sounds good, would a minimum pension sound good also?

This is from a think tank group. I realize many thinks the Third Way is bad, don't misjudge them, they have some very good ideas on many issues.

Here is the link:

Posted by Thinkingabout | Sat May 30, 2015, 01:35 PM (83 replies)

I lean towards the Third Way issues, sounds reasonible to me.

Posted by Thinkingabout | Mon May 25, 2015, 09:12 PM (1 replies)

I am also but dont see how fighting Wall Street is going to put food in their mouths.

It was Republicans voting to lower food stamps while putting big bucks into farm subsidies. We should focus on electing Democrats in Congress as well as the state level. The GOP is more interested in halting Obama's immigration EO than funding HSA, They are more interested in repealing ACA than giving the proper assistance to Veterans. They are more interested in abortion stop measures than the children born from forced births.
Posted by Thinkingabout | Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:45 PM (1 replies)

She fought for Civil Rights in her college days and other issues she has been strong.

Posted by Thinkingabout | Mon Feb 16, 2015, 12:26 AM (0 replies)

Nancy Pelosi says President Clinton will be one of the best-prepared people to enter the White House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she assumes Hillary Clinton will be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and dismissed the suggestion that infighting stirred by the populist wing of the party could derail her candidacy.

“If Secretary Clinton runs, I believe that she will win and she will be one of the best-prepared people to enter the White House in a long time, in terms of her experience and her knowledge,” Pelosi told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell during a live interview from Capitol Hill on Tuesday. “[But] that doesn’t mean that the party is devoid of other voices getting ready for what comes beyond."

She added: "And to help President Clinton, should that be the case, be a great president.

Posted by Thinkingabout | Wed Jan 21, 2015, 09:40 PM (2 replies)

Are you really serious? The average life expectancy in 1935 for men was 59.9, women was 63.9.

Average life expectancy in 2015 for men is 76.40, women is 81.2. In 1983 the full retirement age was increased for those born after 1938, and those born in 1960 the full retirement age is 67. This is the average life expectancy, which means everyone of every income bracket.

I would bet it you spoke to a spouse of a deceased citizen and tell them they should not be entitled to some benefits for the care of the children of the deceased they would wonder why you are so against the working people. I had a sister who had an eighteen month old child and was pregnant with her second child when her husband was accidently killed while working, she started receiving benefits and those two children received benefits until they reached 18 years of age. She lost her means of support in 1953, she was pregnant, these benefits was the difference in total poverty and being able to provide for her children.

Since this happened the ACA was passed which just may increase the life expectancy of many of the income brackets. Those in the lowest income brackets actually have had Medicaid and should have been able to receive medical care.

Raising the wage max cap is a proposal of the Third Way, but you have to understand benefits from Social Security is based on the highest 35 years of reporting and are you sure you want those in the 1% getting benefits based on their wages? Means testing would be a better system, leave the wage max cap but those who has lots of resources does not receive benefits.

Reforming taxes would be a good idea but I don't see this happening with a GOP congress, it will take a DNC congress and president. The election of 2014 lost seats in Congress, there are more Democrats than Republicans, we have to get good candidates and then go and vote. The 99% should be focused on electing Democrats, quit voting against our best interest and voting for the party which helps the 90%.

Posted by Thinkingabout | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 01:53 PM (1 replies)

Hillary on the issues, she has been a busy lady.

She has a long list

Posted by Thinkingabout | Sat Jul 5, 2014, 10:14 PM (3 replies)

RWers whine about "illegals" possibility voting Democrat if given a pathway to citizenship,

They could easily change this by pushing for an immigration bill and win the hearts of the Latinos but they prefer to whine and exclude Latinos. Look around, the whiners are becoming a smaller population and in a few years will not be able to win elections. I am not complaining about the Latinos voting Democratically, we need all the votes possible. GOTV!!!
Posted by Thinkingabout | Fri Mar 7, 2014, 01:22 PM (0 replies)

Republican keeps on giving, here's proof.

Was sent this link from a RW this morning, I thanked him for the link since I do not follow their crappy sites but it expands upon Huckabee and the "smart" republicans who think they know what is in minds of Democrats. I explained I will be sharing the link because everytime they put this crap out it brings more votes in our party.


Posted by Thinkingabout | Sun Feb 2, 2014, 01:22 PM (10 replies)
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