This Is Why We Don't Have Medicare4All, Job Programs, Green New Deal, Eliminating Student Debt, Better Immigration Policies, And on And On And On…

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    • #12051
      Snort McDork
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      This is an older video from Jimmy Dore Show, but it shows you Nancy Pelosi has no vision for the country or concerns for the people. Only for herself. I wish someone would primary her.

       

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like birdy num-nums"

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      ThouArtThat
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      The real reason we don’t have nice things as American citizens was reported on by Professor Matren Gilens and his now famous Gilens Flat Line.  Basically he did thirty years of research tracking the difference between what everyday Americans wanted and what was actually implemented as public policy.  What he discovered is that there is no better than a 33% chance that Americans will get what they want from the political system.  Why?  Simple.  If the 1% do not approve it will not become public policy.  Nancy Pelosi is a part of the 1%

      Gilens delivers his results in the following video from 2014. His talk starts at time stamp 10:45.

       

      Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
      That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.

      - George Carlin

      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

      Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.

      - Frank Zappa

    • #12119
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      I have been well aware of this for some time. It’s depressing. Why bother to vote for Democrats unless they are like AOC and few rare others.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

    • #12123
      Canoeist52
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      The reason we don’t have these things is Congress’ employers, corporate monopolies, prefer it that way.
      Congress controls the purse-strings. They hide behind “the debt holding us back”, when funding needed programs would create the higher volume and value our of our money.
      As long as we have the labor and material resources, we could fund all that we need, without raising revenue. In other words, we as a monetarily-sovereign nation, are not broke.

      "There is nothing pragmatic about an incremental solution to a catastrophic problem." - Ron Placone

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