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Thu Apr 21, 2016, 12:20 PM

137. You obviously don't understand how millions and millions of people have been left out of this

 

soaring economy. There may be jobs, but they are low paying jobs that keep people oppressed. We may not be in "war", but we are sending more and more troops back into Iraq as "advisors", plus funneling money and arms into the conflict. We have the ACA, however, many living in red states are screwed without the opt-in AND the prices continue to increase every year. If one has an actual medical expense like cancer or a hospital stay or expensive medications that their Dr has them taking, they are still facing bankruptcy and bake sales to make up the costs of those medical expenses that insurance doesn't cover.. We really just need to make health care a RIGHT afforded to all Americans and throw the "middle man" insurance companies who are making money off of fear and mandates to buy from them, out of the picture. AND we need to be able to negotiate the drug cost prices like other sane countries do; not insulate them and then write into the TPP measures that would insure these poor countries we want "free trade" with will end up killing off the population due the insane conditions/ costs. We have marriage equality, but trans-gendered people facing special laws to keep them from using bathrooms. BTW, if you think Detroit is rescued, why don't you take a trip on over there. Oh and the Gov disbanded the elected govt in Detroit and installed his personal choice of a city manager who decided poor people shouldn't have access to water. AND lets not even get started on how we are placing the future of this country to actively compete with the global economy in massive amounts of debt for higher education and training that other countries like China do for free. We also have more people in prison than China.

Yes, incrementally, there are things maybe a bit better, but when it comes to long term, sustainable, happy human living experiences, most Americans are stuck going no where fast. Every year the costs increase, yet jobs, wages, etc are stagnated. And the numbers are there to prove, as Sander's has mentioned every time he is front of a rally or a camera, most of all new wealth generated is going to the top 1% of the people.

Mission is NO WHERE nearly accomplished. Saying what you just did is why there is a massive split in the Democratic party right now.

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