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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 12:55 AM

44. I'm an indy

 

And I will never be part of the Democratic Party.

I switched my affiliation to caucus for Bernie and have since switched it back but the more and more I see, I have fully decided not to be a member. I debated about it but honestly it was the vitriol which I see here among Hillary supporters that ultimately swayed my decision.

I realize that I have little ion common with them. Truly, I am much farther to the left than they are and if that makes me a fringe candidate then so be it. What I believe in they don't. It's quite obvious they don't really care what I think especially with DWS' latest comments about Indy voters.

You know what Debbie, I don't really give a damn what you think. My vote is my own and you and nobody else owns that.

This is what I stand for and what I believe in and sadly, the Democratic Party doesn't. I am a progressive and to me, Hillary is a reactionary.

*Healthcare for all
*Immigration reform
*Everyone who works full time needs to have a livingwage
*Equality
*Education should be free
*Ending student loan debt. Completely.
*Holding Wall Street and big banks responsible
*We should help those who need it, the sick, the needy, the homeless, the poor, the elderly
*A nation that takes care of the homeless by providing housing, education, job training and community gardens in empty buildings like hospitals. Convert them all over.
*Ending tax loopholes and tax breaks for the 1% and big corporations. Fine companies who move jobs overseas
*More renewable energy. Every gas station in America should have alternative fuels and charging stations.
*End fracking. Now.
*More funding & expansion for our national Parks, refuges, wilderness areas and monuments
*Ending the hunting of Wolves and better protection for endangered species
*Art, music & PE should be in every school across America. Required.
*Equal pay.
*End any and all forms of discrimination against gays
*We have a minimum wage. It’s time we have a maximum wage!
*Holding people like Beck and Limbaugh accountable for their hate
*Broadband internet for all, everywhere. It’s a utility.
*Beefing up and expanding things like social security and medicare/medicaid
*Housing for all.
*Fairness in credit and reporting.
*Legalization of pot
*Ending for profit private prisons
*Less jail time for non-violent offenders and better life counseling for addicts
*Ending the death penalty except in the very most extreme cases
*Gun reform. Better background checks. Ending easy access to firearms. Only gun stores allowed to sell guns.
*Freedom of religion, ending bigotry and hate for others based on beliefs.
*Contraception for all, freely provided
*GMO’s gotta go. Now.
*Ending wars & closing down military bases…cutting defense
*Ending making it harder to vote.
*Wind energy, expanding it


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