Dianne Feinstein deserves thanks. But here’s why California should jettison her
By Ro Khanna
Special to The Bee
October 11, 2017 1:14 PM
She was wrong to vote for the Iraq war. She was wrong to be the lead sponsor of the Patriot Act and then to push for its extension. She was wrong to support President George W. Bush’s expansion of the National Security Agency in conducting surveillance on U.S. citizens and collecting metadata.
She was wrong to introduce legislation to outlaw encryption, compromising the personal data and privacy of consumers. And she has consistently been wrong about restricting speech online, including supporting The Stop Online Piracy Act, which faced a backlash from netroots activists and millennials.
Apart from her problematic voting record, she has failed to show leadership on issues of income inequality. She has not offered any pathway to Medicare for All, even being dismissive of the goal itself.
She has failed to lead on issues of debt-free college. She has not introduced bold proposals to increase wages for working families. Although she undoubtedly shares core Democratic values, she is not pushing the envelope to offer an alternative to the current economic system, which so many Americans believe is rigged against them.Two way street, Betty Karlson, CalGoldenBear and 5 othersroody, Cleita, Rozinante, Iwillnevergiveup, daleanime like this#CalExit #Trumpdoesn'tpaytaxeswhyshouldwe
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