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Work in tv/film production - Unionista UPM for the DGA - Mother - Music Lover - Graduate of The New School economics/film - Born & raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn 1981 - living in Manhattan.

Journal Archives

New Republic cover story: "Yes She Can". Coming November 29th.

by Michael E. Dyson: https://newrepublic.com/minutes/124641/obama-will-probably-go-history-one-greatest-presidents-weve-had-just-dont-think-issue-race-will-earn-kudos

It's pretty hilarious/sad to see Bernie fans hypothesize about who MLK would support.

Let the man rest in peace. Meanwhile, Hillary has been endorsed by MLK wingman/pioneer and civil rights icon Rep.John Lewis, civil rights icon Gloria Steinem, civil rights icon Dolores Huerta, and civil rights icon Jim Obergefell.

Have a wonderful day.

Hillary Clinton Lands Another BIG UNION Endorsement.



Hillary Clinton just locked down another endorsement from a major labor union as she seeks the Democratic nomination for president, solidifying her hold on organized labor's backing in the primary.

The Laborers' International Union of North America, or LIUNA, announced Tuesday that it would be throwing its weight behind the front-runner, rather than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or Martin O'Malley. The union said in a statement that it arrived at the decision after a membership poll and a vote by the union's executive board.

"LIUNA members are deeply concerned about the direction of our country and are looking for a real leader who will create good jobs, rebuild our country, and grow our economy," Terry O’Sullivan, the union's president, said in a statement. "Secretary Clinton’s record proves that she is a tough and tested fighter for our nation and for working men and women."

LIUNA has roughly a half-million members working mostly in the construction and building trades. In response to the announcement, the Clinton campaign said the candidate was "honored" to have the endorsement and would "fight to increase investment in our infrastructure

Bernie Sanders middle class taxes.

"Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent and one of the most liberal members of Congress, favors raising taxes for higher earners, but he sets the threshold much higher than Obama, at $1 million."

Ok, but this was in 2011:


Zoom ahead to 2015. Here he seems to favor Obama/Hillary plan:

"Sanders also is eyeing income tax hikes for the top 2% of taxpayers — individuals earning more than $200,000 and couples earning more than $250,000 — just as President Obama has proposed, Gunnels said."


More taxes on those in the Hillary/Obama bracket:

"He'd also add a 6.2 percent tax on capital gains above $250,000 to help pay for a Social Security expansion."


But now he also wants to tax everyone:


So Bernie has already levied higher taxes on everyone, and we haven't even gotten to debt reduction costs, which is needed because debt is the #1 reason Republicans are gunning for social programs. In a perfect world we would never have a Republican president again, but I'm not optimistic of that scenario.

So to recap, when Hillary says $250k we get complaints from Bernie fans, unless it's Bernie who proposes it. But tax hikes on actual middle class workers gets praise from Bernie fans?

THIRD WAY Hillary now proposing tax cuts to boost the economy!!!

Tax cuts for the middle class and poor. Everyone else gets a tax hike.

Math: http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-to-propose-middle-class-tax-cuts-1448049704

The Clinton's Top 10 Political Donors

1. Haim and Cheryl Saban, media executive; women's advocate/author. $2.42 million.

2. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, public employees union. $1.684 million.

3. Communications Workers of America, labor union. $1.682 million.

4. Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, film director; actor. $1.5 million.

5. Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation chief executive; philanthropist. $1.35 million.

6. National Education Association, teachers' union. $1.31 million.

7. George Soros, hedge fund executive. $1.26 million.

8. Barbara F. Lee, women's advocate/philanthropist. $1.24 million.

9. S. Donald Sussman, hedge fund executive. $1.18 million.

10. Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, labor union. $1.16 million.


Bernie Sanders aide whines about foreign policy debate.


Kinda embarrassing:

I mean, dealing with quick changing events is exactly what the President does every day.

I actually think Bernie will do well on this considering the committee's he serves on.

Update: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/14/politics/paris-terror-attacks-bernie-sanders-democratic-debate/index.html

Democratic Voters Trust Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders in International Crisis

More than half of Democratic voters -- 53 percent -- said they are "very confident" in the former secretary of state's ability to lead in a foreign affairs crisis, according to a national CBS/NYT poll released Thursday. But only 16 percent say the same of Bernie Sanders.

Also, 27 percent say they are "not too confident" or "not at all confident" in Sanders, while only 17 percent say the same of Clinton. Clinton continues to hold a broad lead nationally.

Link: http://mmc-news.com/news-democratic-voters-trust-hillary-clinton-over-bernie-sanders-in-international-crisis-323073.dbv

Where's Bernie's Veteran's Affairs policy proposal?

Where's Bernie's Veteran's Affairs policy proposal?

Or his climate / environment policy?

Or his Wall Street policy?

Or his economics policy?

Or his tax policy?

Or his jobs/income inequality policy?




Has he released any comprehensive policy proposals that go beyond just identifying problems and start coming up with solutions? When calling for a "revolution", one should first have an alternative in place. A revolution without a solution may lead to chaos.

Hillary Clinton rolls out plan to reform VA.

Derry, New Hampshire (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Tuesday rolled out her plan to address issues within the Department of Veterans Affairs, pledging in New Hampshire to "modernize" the struggling agency and "overhaul" its governance.

Speaking at a roundtable, Clinton said the current iteration of the VA is "failing to keep faith with our veterans" and promised, as president, that she would institute and top to bottom review of the maligned agency.

"These problems are serious, systemic and unacceptable," Clinton said. "They need to be fixed, they need to be fixed now."

Clinton's proposals take on an agency that an internal inspector general report found in 2014 was gripped by "systemic" issues with scheduling that caused some veterans to die while waiting for treatment. The scandal led to the resignation of then-VA secretary Eric Shinseki.

The rest: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/10/politics/hillary-clinton-veterans-affairs-new-hampshire/index.html

Also, some work on Veterans affairs: http://correctrecord.org/hillary-clinton-a-record-of-service-to-veterans/
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