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Hillary's Infrustructure plan includes "Private Investment" - Toll Roads across America

I wonder how much the Chinese will charge us to drive their Freeways


Clinton’s plan proposes the creation of an infrastructure bank to leverage hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign and domestic private investment for infrastructure projects, an idea that has been supported by the Obama administration, transportation experts and both conservative and liberal economists.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hillary-clinton-to-unveil-major-jobs-and-infrastructure-spending-proposal/2015/11/28/37d19c3e-95f9-11e5-a2d6-f57908580b1f_story.html



Maybe we can get a bowl of Chow Mien with our drive to work

What is your Tax Rate plus Healthcare Cost annual Rate

Real Simple

Take your Tax Rate -
If you use HR Block, Turbo Tax or one of the many other services they'll give you a % of your annual income paid to taxes, State and Federal. For those of us that use CPA of tax professional try and guestimate what portion of your annual income you actually paid to taxes

Then add -
your Monthly Healthcare Cost x 12 months for an annual Healthcare cost. If your employer requires a 50% contribution towards Healthcare cost and you have $100 taken out of your weekly paycheck your Healthcare cost would be 4 x $100 x 2 to equal 100% of the cost of the plan


This is your Tax Rate PLUS Healthcare. It doesn't take into consideration additional cost of Co-Pays or denied coverage cost which is some thing you would not have under Single Payer. Nor does it take into account sales tax, gasoline tax, or property taxes, although these can be deductions on your Federal Taxes.

I've long felt for what we pay in total cost we are being ripped off.

example: Last year I was Taxed at a combined rate of 24%. Additionally I paid 6.2% of my annual income in Healthcare cost. - the combined rate equals 30.2% of my annual income

enjoy ..

Cop Who’s Being Sued for Assaulting a Woman, Caught on Video Assaulting Same Woman AGAIN

Cop Who’s Being Sued for Assaulting a Woman, Caught on Video Assaulting Same Woman AGAIN


A woman who filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Bridgeton, New Jersey Police Department was apparently targeted by the officer who is the central defendant in that suit — and the result was a replay of the incident that precipitated the lawsuit.

On March 31 of this year, Marella Lawson was dragged from her car by a scrum of Bridgeton police officers, pepper-sprayed, had her already-crippled right shoulder injured as her arms were wrenched behind her back, and thrown face-down to the pavement. Because the assailants were police officers, Lawson has been charged with two misdemeanors — resisting arrest and harassment – after initially being charged with felonies.

Lawson, who was pulled over on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, recognized the officer who conducted the traffic stop as Bridgeton Patrol Officer Shane Sawyers, the lead defendant in her ongoing civil rights lawsuit. As she explained in a recent interview with the Philadelphia Fox affiliate, Lawson was afraid to roll down her window and interact with Sawyers because of his behavior during an April 2013 arrest in her home, and because of his “aggressive” behavior during the traffic stop nearly two years later.

A dashcam video provided to Fox 29 shows a visibly agitated Officer Sawyers screaming at Lawson to “Open the car,” eventually using his baton to punctuate his repeated demands. After crossing to the rear passenger side of Lawson’s orange Dodge Neon, Sawyers radios a supervisor for permission to go “Code 9.”

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/jersey-cop-targets-injured-woman-assaulting/#dZQrwZQFEjWRwO23.99

New Evidence Reveals Turkish Government Is Directly Funding ISIS




When US special forces raided the compound of an Islamic State leader in eastern Syria in May, they made sure not to tell the neighbours.

The target of that raid, the first of its kind since US jets returned to the skies over Iraq last August, was an Isis official responsible for oil smuggling, named Abu Sayyaf. He was almost unheard of outside the upper echelons of the terror group, but he was well known to Turkey. From mid-2013, the Tunisian fighter had been responsible for smuggling oil from Syria’s eastern fields, which the group had by then commandeered. Black market oil quickly became the main driver of Isis revenues – and Turkish buyers were its main clients.

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In the wake of the raid that killed Abu Sayyaf, suspicions of an undeclared alliance have hardened. One senior western official familiar with the intelligence gathered at the slain leader’s compound said that direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking Isis members was now “undeniable”.

“There are hundreds of flash drives and documents that were seized there,” the official told the Observer. “They are being analysed at the moment, but the links are already so clear that they could end up having profound policy implications for the relationship between us and Ankara.”

http://www.mintpressnews.com/new-evidence-reveals-turkish-government-is-directly-funding-isis/208171/



So just maybe Russia had a very justifiable reason for striking so close and possibly within Turkey's borders

This sure as shit blurs the lines

Woman raising 2 autistic great-grandsons gets help with rent, bills

Woman raising 2 autistic great-grandsons gets help with rent, bills






At 69, Beatrice Shaw is the legal guardian for her two autistic great-grandsons, ages 7 and 9. Even on a fixed income, she’s scrimped to meet their needs, renting a house to give each his own room; driving them to school, catechism and sports activities; and cooking meals tailored for their dietary needs. But after she was hospitalized for an abdominal infection two years ago, the bills piled up.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Woman-raising-2-autistic-great-grandsons-gets-6661198.php

Why is no one talking about the Youth Vote

Many Young Voters already feel alienated by both parties


Between the Democrats hosting their debate at a swanky Las Vegas hotel and casino and the Republicans only allotting 50 some tickets to actual students, Gen Y is all but excluded from the political conversations that actually matter. Again.

"It really feels like they don't feel like our vote or input is important at all," says University of Colorado student William Raley in an interview with USA Today. "It's almost that they're like 'This is a private event, it doesn't concern you.'"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelsey-clark/post_10295_b_8287322.html



Actually they are the FUTURE of the party and they are being Minimalized

So when exactly did the DNC adopt a play right out of the GOP playbook and seek to disenfranchise an entire voting block. We stand to lose an entire generation of voters, the 2016 General Election and many future election cycles for years to come.

Presidential Hopefuls Exclude Gen Y in White House Race

Between the Democrats hosting their debate at a swanky Las Vegas hotel and casino and the Republicans only allotting 50 some tickets to actual students, Gen Y is all but excluded from the political conversations that actually matter. Again.

"It really feels like they don't feel like our vote or input is important at all," says University of Colorado student William Raley in an interview with USA Today. "It's almost that they're like 'This is a private event, it doesn't concern you.'"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelsey-clark/post_10295_b_8287322.html




To Date Bernie has never "Pimped" for the Fracking Industry

Too Bad the same can not be said for other candidates

How Hillary Clinton's State Department Sold Fracking to the World

A trove of secret documents details the US government's global push for shale gas.

Clinton urged Bulgarian officials to give fracking another chance. According to Borissov, she agreed to help fly in the "best specialists on these new technologies to present the benefits to the Bulgarian people." But resistance only grew. The following month in neighboring Romania, thousands of people gathered to protest another Chevron fracking project, and Romania's parliament began weighing its own shale gas moratorium. Again Clinton intervened, dispatching her special envoy for energy in Eurasia, Richard Morningstar, to push back against the fracking bans. The State Depart­ment's lobbying effort culminated in late May 2012, when Morningstar held a series of meetings on fracking with top Bulgarian and Romanian officials. He also touted the technology in an interview on Bulgarian national radio, saying it could lead to a fivefold drop in the price of natural gas. A few weeks later, Romania's parliament voted down its proposed fracking ban and Bulgaria's eased its moratorium.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/hillary-clinton-fracking-shale-state-department-chevron




BUT Don't give up hope folks - Now she says she is against Fracking



Hillary Clinton Calls For Banning Fracking On Public Lands, With Some Conditions


DOVER, N.H., July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she would phase out extraction of fossil fuels on public lands if elected to the White House in 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-fracking_55a7fdc8e4b04740a3df4b75



But don't worry folks she also issued one of the quickest about faces in political history with the very next sentence


Clinton said she would not stop the extraction right away, but would try to make the transition as quickly as possible.



Really ... you want to trust the future of country and our children's futures to ...

Hilllary's BIGGEST Super Pac contributers "Are Major Benifactors of TPP"

Hilllary's BIGGEST Super Pac contributers "Are Major Benifactors of TPP"


The folks with the most to gain by the TPP just LOVE Hillary

Too bad most of us here are not members of the 1%



"It will force other TPP signatories to accept the United States’ excessive copyright terms of a minimum of life of the author plus 70 years, while locking the US to the same lengths so it will be harder to shorten them in the future. … And in the most recent leak of the TPP’s Intellectual Property chapter, we found an even more alarming provision on trade secrets that could be used to crackdown on journalists and whistleblowers who report on corporate wrongdoing.”






So far, Clinton’s campaign has raised $97,763,283, according to figures released on Oct. 16 by OpenSecrets, a project of the Center for Responsive Politics. Her campaign committee raised $77,471,604, while super PACs and other outside groups raised $20,291,679.

Top donors to her campaign include powerful law firms like Morgan & Morgan, which donated $277,326, and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld which gave $133,756. In July, journalist Lee Fang revealed in The Intercept that Akin Gump has been hired to lobby for candidates from both major parties, including Clinton and Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush. In addition to their direct donations, Fang wrote that lobbyists like Akin Gump help drive presidential campaigns through soliciting major donations to super PACs.

Another top donor, the materials corporation Corning, Inc., which gave $209,100 to Clinton’s campaign, was criticized in 2011 by the nonpartisan group Public Campaign for spending millions on lobbying while paying no taxes between 2008 and 2010. Citizens For Tax Justice reported that Corning received $4 million in tax rebates during the same period. In 2012, Susan Ford, a top executive at Corning, testified before Congress to argue for a lower corporate tax rate, according to ThinkProgress.


http://www.mintpressnews.com/lawyers-investment-bankers-hollywood-media-among-hillary-clintons-top-donors/210769/




What a sense of entitlement - "It's my turn"

Sorry but if that defines your purpose for running for the highest office in the land you have automatically disqualified yourself from consideration

and I don't care how snarky the comments your supporters can concoct.



An Election to the most powerful office in the World MUST consist of TRUE devotion to your fellow citizens the least of which would be the working class of this country - NOT just those MONIED enough to enrich your War Chest.

To preside over this country's population you must have an HONEST devotion to those the poorest to those the richest, regardless of color, gender, and religion. And by HONEST you don't merely state the most popular position by the latest poll results, but rather you have worked a life time to progress this agenda.

FUCK your TURN

I want a future for my kids
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