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NY Times Opinion: Hillary will tell them to "Cut it out!"

Clinton’s Bold Vision, Hidden in Plain

... Moreover, unlike Mr. Sanders, she sees this role as
primarily focused on correcting the shortcomings of weakly regulated markets
rather than redistributing income and wealth.
In a phrase, Mrs. Clinton
believes in a “mixed economy” in which government serves as an essential
supplement to and regulator of markets, using its strong “thumb” (as the
political economist Charles Lindblom once described it) to assist and
counterbalance the nimble “fingers” of the market.

Emphasis added

The authors are plugging their book which theorizes that it was Republicans and Democrats working together that created prosperity for the masses. It seems to me that history shows that Republicans had to be dragged kicking and screaming into income equality then (mid 1900s) and then fought their way back to tilt the playing field once again in favor of the one percent with help from the half-assed Democrats.

For the 700 DUers banned from the Hillary Group, comment here on questionable post on Bernie...

Moment of Truth: The Decision that Derailed Bernie’s Campaign

Bernie Sanders has done many things right in this race — and one thing very wrong. It is the wrong decision that I believe partially accounts for his poor showing on March 15th.

Let’s start with what’s right about Bernie’s message: he is a passionate purveyor of core progressive principles who has activated and energized millions of young voters. He speaks with conviction about crucial issues and he has helped bring those issues to the fore in 2016.

Here’s what’s wrong, terribly wrong: He caved to the pressure from his campaign manager Jeff Weaver and top aide Tad Devine to ride the ever-present wave of Hillary hate and to go after her character, impugning her honesty and insinuating that she is untrustworthy.

As I’ve argued, Bernie’s Wall Street dog whistle is a barely concealed attempt to accuse Hillary Clinton of corruption, despite the fact that he lacks a scintilla of evidence to support that claim. No matter how lofty and inspiring his message, it is deeply unjust – and frankly, reckless – to run a campaign premised on the destruction of Hillary’s character through false innuendo. Especially when Democrats are facing a dangerous opponent like Donald Trump in a general election.


The drumbeat now: Give up Bernie supporters, the alternative to Hillary is nuclear apocalypse...

if Trump wins because of all you recalcitrant Bernie bros. Just heard a Democratic operative posing that argument on BBC.

Carson: If Trump Is Bad President 'We're Only Looking At Four Years'


Yeah, I remember those years between 1941-1945 weren't all that bad!

Trump Camp: Don't Blame Us! The Protesters 'Are In Violation'

Amid conflicting reports that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was possibly under investigation for inciting a riot at a North Carolina rally last week, the Trump campaign released a statement Monday putting the blame on the protesters.

"It is the protestors and agitators who are in violation, not Mr. Trump or the campaign," according to the statement.


These are the same people that were killing civil rights protestors back in the 1960s, labeling them as "outside agitators"

High Hopes for Hillary Clinton, Then Disappointment in Haiti

But as she seeks the world’s most powerful job and Haiti plunges into
another political abyss, a loud segment of Haitians and Haitian­Americans is
speaking of the Clintons with the same contempt they reserve for some of their
past leaders.
In widely read blogs, in protests in Port­au­Prince and outside Mrs.
Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, and on popular call­in radio
shows in Florida, where primaries will be held on Tuesday, the Clintons have
become prime targets of blame for the country’s woes.
Among the litany of complaints being laid at their feet: Fewer than half
the jobs promised at the industrial park, built after 366 farmers were evicted
from their lands, have materialized. Many millions of dollars earmarked for
relief efforts have yet to be spent. Mrs. Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham has
turned up in business ventures on the island, setting off speculation about
insider deals.
“A vote for Hillary Clinton means further corruption..."


As President, Trump promises to continue defrauding students...

Trump University may rise from the dead in Donald Trump’s America.

The Republican front-runner said in his victory speech Tuesday night that once he becomes president and wins the suits against Trump University, his family will resurrect the program. “If I become president that means Ivanka, Don, Eric and my family will start it up,” he said. “We have a lot of great people who want to get back into Trump University, it’s going to do very well and it will continue to do very well.”

The now defunct Trump University is currently facing three lawsuits, accusing the company of luring students into paying tens of thousands of dollars with promises of investment tips and mentorships from Donald Trump confidants that weren’t delivered. The suits, one of which was filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, claim teachers at the real-estate investment seminars prodded students to up the limits on their credit cards ostensibly to buy property, but in reality to sign up for more Trump programming. Students who thought they would recoup their tuition through successful real-estate investments ended up not having much to show for it, the suits claim.


You too can learn the secrets of suckering thousands into supporting your demagoguery!

Right wingers wrong again...Cuba is inching toward freedom of speech critical of Castro brothers

American critics of the Obama administration’s rapprochement with Cuba
have called the shift in policy a failure by focusing on how rigid the socialist
government has remained. They’re missing something important: The new
relationship has done much to diminish the culture of fear and obedience the
state has long used to control its citizens. For years, those who criticized the
government paid a high price and were branded as traitors, but today Cubans
from a broader cross­section of society are speaking out with less fear.
A youth group led by bloggers recently began a round of town hall
meetings at universities around the country to debate the political future of an
island that has been ruled by two autocratic brothers since 1959 and the
continuing exodus of young people. Harold Cárdenas, one of the leaders of the
group, known as Young Cuba, recently lamented the lack of political
enthusiasm among his contemporaries. “Has Cuban youth become apolitical?”
he wrote in a post. “Or is it that the current alternatives are unappealing?
That is a veiled but sharp criticism of Cuba’s graying and increasingly
unseen leaders by Mr. Cárdenas, who has close ties to the progressive wing of
the government. Taking that sort of euphemistic shot at the state in Cuba is
not so unusual, but some Cubans have gone even further.

Sanders’ tax plan would slam wealthy on capital gains, study finds (much more than Hillary)

The wealthiest Americans would really “feel the Bern” on investment income if Bernie Sanders becomes president.

An analysis of the Vermont senator’s tax plans released Friday found that the top effective marginal rate on capital gains income would more than double, going to 62% from the current 24.1%.

That’s one conclusion in a study from the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution. The study also found Sanders’ plan would raise $15.3 trillion over 10 years, much more than other presidential candidates’, including his Democratic-primary rival Hillary Clinton.


Maybe that's where he finds funds for his "wildly unrealistic" programs?

Bernie Sanders has already spent up his February haul, has a few million dollars left at most

He could go make some speeches at Goldman Sachs to replenish the coffers and fatten up his personal account.

$153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

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