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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 02:58 AM

13. Good luck with HRC doing any of that.

Here's an excellent list of reasons why Hillary should not be the Democratic nominee:
*Supports death penalty in an imperfect and biased legal system
*Voted to allow cluster bombs in civilian areas
*Opposed single payer and has pushed that movement back (supported by 80% of Dems a year ago)
*Supports subsidizing health insurance companies which is like subsidizing a wall between patients and medical help
*Supported the DNC when it overturned the Obama rule banning lobbyist contributions
*Two votes for domestic spying which caught zero terrorists and cost billions (ten NSA agents have been caught spying on significant others, however)
*Has favored numerous trade deals, from NAFTA to TPP
*Publicly opposes for-profit colleges, yet emails show she handed out favors for predatory for-profit college Laureate after it paid $16 million to Bill to hold an honorary title for 4 years
*Voted for and “helped shape” No Child Left Behind and seems to think it was a good law (she was on the committee that wrote it)
*Voted for special-interest handout deceptively titled the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (created no jobs; handed $150 billion to the already rich)-opposed by Biden, Kerry, Kennedy, and Sanders
*Supported gutting of welfare
*Supported creation of prison industrial complex
*Voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (the 'build a wall' of its time)
*Voted to bail out bankers who defrauded Americans out of billions; no bailout for those everyday Americans
*Voted for bill making bankruptcy more difficult for everyday Americans
*Voted for Iraq war/preemptive war
*Opposes tuition-free college—her plan says make the states do it—many of the states are broke; they then raid college budgets; it’s an unrealistic plan
*Believes in fracking which poisons water supplies of the marginalized
*Voted to expand offshore drilling
*Called economic necessities like health care and education "free everything" like Republicans do—the opposite of FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights’ speech
*Fails to be transparent on Wall-Street speeches (would not be an issue except she keeps saying she will be “toughest” on Wall Street); also tries to claim unfair to ask for transcripts when these companies crashed the economy—they have donated $44.1 million to Hillary over the course of her career. Why? Because they like her? Or because she plays ball?
*The email server at home is shady as shit—and whether she broke the law or not, she failed to comply with national archives requirements, which caused huge delays to Freedom of Information Act requests; even if legal, it was dumb and sketchy
*Has not denounced super PAC and other shady forms of campaign finance

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