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Response to jeff47 (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 05:23 PM

48. Hillary: "Affordable health care is a basic human right."

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-care/

Both Hillary and Bernie have almost entirely the same goals, just different paths and timetables for achieving them.

PLEASE NOTE: All presidents have to pick their fights. All presidents can only achieve a fraction of what they feel really needs to be done. The GOP/Conservative Right's efforts to block all achievements by the Obama administration will continue through the next Democratic presidency.

We have the ACA, and it will be improved step by step, eventually taking the then-almost-inevitable step of broadening Medicare to all who want it. (Because it makes incredible sense and nothing else does.)

Are you sure you wouldn't rather concentrate efforts at big change right now on raising the minimum wage, stopping that "giant sucking sound" of our wealth disappearing upwards, maybe even...battling the takeover of government by the 0.001% through comprehensive campaign finance reform?

Hillary Clinton's position on campaign finance reform:
"Our democracy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

We have to end the flood of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political system, and drowning out the voices of too many everyday Americans. Our democracy should be about expanding the franchise, not charging an entrance fee.”

Hillary is calling for aggressive campaign finance reform to end the stranglehold that wealthy interests have over our political system and restore a government of, by, and for the people—not just the wealthy and well-connected. Her proposals will curb the outsized influence of big money in American politics, shine a light on secret spending, and institute real reforms to raise the voices of regular voters.

Hillary will:
Overturn Citizens United. Hillary will appoint Supreme Court justices who value the right to vote over the right of billionaires to buy elections. She’ll push for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United in order to restore the role of everyday voters in elections.
End secret, unaccountable money in politics. Hillary will push for legislation to require outside groups to publicly disclose significant political spending. And until Congress acts, she'll sign an executive order requiring federal government contractors to do the same. Hillary will also promote an SEC rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose political spending to shareholders.
Amplify the voices of everyday Americans. Hillary will establish a small-donor matching system for presidential and congressional elections to incentivize small donors to participate in elections, and encourage candidates to spend more time engaging a representative cross-section of voters.

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