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TNBernie: Wow, I can't believe her... As a woman myself,

"Wow, I can't believe her... As a woman myself, I always have to deal with people telling me that sexism is "bullshit" or just an excuse women use when they can't admit they're wrong, etc. So, I know where Hillary is coming from, and I always love it when powerful women call out sexist behaviors... but this is not what Hillary did. She did not call out sexist behavior, she took a real, sexist phenomenon and then dishonestly manufactured a situation to serve as an attack on her fellow candidates.

Seeing and hearing influential women like Hillary take a real sexist phenomenon and apply it to a situation where it doesn't belong is really upsetting, and is potentially very damaging to the progress women work so hard for. This will only give shitty people more ammo: "See, sexism isn't real! It's just something you liberal hippy women use when you want to win an argument!"

She is a powerful woman who is trying to champion gender equality; I know she has valuable insight into sexism and politics, and we should at least try to listen to her, even if we don't agree with her politically. But right now she's using her position of power dishonestly and is risking her and fellow women's credibility when it comes to calling out sexism. And that, to me, is the worst thing about this attack. I'm mad that she's lying about Bernie, but I'm way more upset that she's making women lose credibility and giving sexist shitheads more ammo against us..

Hillary, if you want to use your gender as a selling point for you campaign, have at it. I understand the appeal and actually don't see it as a "bad" point, just different from the rest of the candidates. But don't frame a problem as a sexist one if it isn't there. Don't throw progress under the bus in favor to bring down and attack candidates. The candidates aren't the only victims of these attacks. You're stunting progress and losing credibility that so many women (yourself included) have fought for."

- TNBernie

We used to have a name for an unregulated "free" market economy, we called it

The Black Market.

Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/10/goodbye-middle-class-51-percent-of-all-american-workers-make-less-than-30000-dollars-a-year.html

"Washington’s Blog


Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year
Posted 16 hours ago by WashingtonsBlog
By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream.

The Middle Class - Public DomainWe just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying. According to brand new numbers that were just released by the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all workers in the United States make less than $30,000 a year. Let that number sink in for a moment. You can’t support a middle class family in America today on just $2,500 a month – especially after taxes are taken out. And yet more than half of all workers in this country make less than that each month. In order to have a thriving middle class, you have got to have an economy that produces lots of middle class jobs, and that simply is not happening in America today.

You can find the report that the Social Security Administration just released right here. The following are some of the numbers that really stood out for me…

-38 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year.

-51 percent of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year.

-62 percent of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year.

-71 percent of all American workers made less than $50,000 last year.

That first number is truly staggering. The federal poverty level for a family of five is $28,410, and yet almost 40 percent of all American workers do not even bring in $20,000 a year."

Bernie Berns It Down!!!!!

Bernie Berns It Down!!!!!

Polling Data: Clinton vs Obama & Clinton vs Sanders (OCT 18)



My Pic of the Day

Posted by grahamhgreen | Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:48 PM (5 replies)

Thought: Syria is like New Orleans after Katrina. They WANT all the poor sand people to leave.

When there's blood in the streets, buy real estate, they say.

In My View, The Wealthiest Should Pay At Least 90% of Our Taxes.

According to the New York Times, the "richest 1 percent in the United States now own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent".

Therefore, I believe, they should be paying 90% of taxes.

Agree or Disagree?

If you disagree, what percent should they pay (or you if your one of them, lol)?

Michael Moore's New Film Declares War on War!

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/29/michael-moore-film-where-to-invade-next-us-government-war
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