He supports TPP.
He supports fracking.
He opposes any federal policies that would make college more affordable or reduce student debt. In fact, he wants to abolish student loans entirely.
He thinks Citizens United is great.
He doesn't want to raise the minimum wage. At all.
He favors a balanced-budget amendment and has previously suggested that he would slash federal spending 43 percent in order to balance the budget. This would require massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and social welfare programs of all kinds.
He opposes net neutrality.
He wants to increase the Social Security retirement age to 75 and he's open to privatization.
He opposes any kind of national health care and wants to repeal Obamacare.
He opposes practically all forms of gun control.
He opposes any kind of paid maternity or medical leave.
He supported the Keystone XL pipeline.
He opposes any government action to address climate change.
He wants to cut the corporate tax rate to zero.
He appears to believe that we should reduce financial regulation. All we need to do is allow big banks to fail and everything will be OK.
He wants to remove the Fed's mandate to maximize employment and has spoken favorably of returning to the gold standard.
He wants to block-grant Medicare and turn it over to the states.
He wants to repeal the 16th Amendment and eliminate the income tax, the payroll tax, and the estate tax. He would replace it with a 28 percent FairTax that exempts the poor. This is equivalent to a 39 percent sales tax, and it would almost certainly represent a large tax cut for the rich.
. . . more: [link:http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/09/why-are-there-any-liberals-supporting-gary-johnson|
Its Not Too Late for the Media to Fix Its Election Coverage
A final plea for sanity in how we report on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The case against Donald Trump
We belive Meredith McIver worked for Trump in 2003, has been a ghost since.
John Miller-Barron reboot?
"Dont let the Trump spin fool you Hillary Clinton has led on childcare her whole career."
Ivanka Trump Is Lying About Both Candidates Records on Family Leave
The widely held belief that entrepreneur Ivanka Trump is her fathers best public spokesperson was tested this week during her tour in support of his new child-care and maternity-leave proposals. In a series of interviews, Ivanka, whos regularly been praised as the smart, poised, appealing Trump, and who certainly gave the glossiest speech of the Republican convention (in which she argued for policy reform supported by Democrats), had trouble under even mild scrutiny of her dads proposals, and instead revealed herself as just as defensive and dishonest as her father.
On Wednesday, Ivanka spoke with Prachi Gupta of Cosmopolitan. When Gupta asked how Trumps plan, which would federally mandate six weeks of maternity-leave coverage and only maternity-leave coverage would benefit same-sex couples, Ivanka could not answer, maintaining only that it is designed to help mothers in recovery in the immediate aftermath of childbirth. When Gupta followed up by clarifying that in the case of same-sex adoption where both parents are men, they wouldnt receive leave because they dont need to recover, Ivanka became defensive, noting those are your words, not mine, even though they had in fact been a version of her words.
When Gupta next asked about comments Donald Trump made in 2004 about pregnancy being an inconvenience for employers, Ivanka became irritated. I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan. Trump did not seem to notice that Gupta had asked a question about a negative comment her father had made about the very issues they were discussing, nor did she care. Instead she described him as a champion of women and suggested that to imply otherwise by citing his actual words is an unfair characterization of his track record. When Gupta pressed her further, Ivanka simply began lying. On child care specifically, there are no proposals on the table Hillary Clinton laid out, four months ago, an ambitious set of proposals on child care that include capping child-care expenses at 10 percent of household income and raising the pay of child-care providers He really took ownership of this issue. Ivanka then appeared to cut the interview short.
If only shed shortened her considerably friendlier Good Morning America interview earlier in the day, before making the odd choice to attack one of Clintons true sweet spots: economic policies to benefit working women and families.
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