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Actions on this tax theft need to shift into high gear.

I refuse to call the Repug tax proposals "tax reform" or "tax cuts." They are tax theft, pure and simple: a theft from the public infrastructure and working people, benefiting only billionaires. Passage of this theft will hamstring public programs for decades to come, while causing real suffering among working Americans.

This theft MUST be stopped.



Beware the halogens:

Fluorine, Chlorine, and Bromine are nothing but trouble, except of course that they offer a devil's bargain of useful chemistry: teflon, gore tex, solvents, plastics, fire suppression chemicals, all sorts of drugs and biocides, etc.

Decades ago, I joined (in a very minor way) GreenPeace's efforts to ban chlorine chemistry from manufacturing and industry. At the time, most sensible people viewed the campaign as a madman's quest. However mad the idea may be, getting halogens out of our industrial ecology may be necessary for the sake of our food web, groundwater, and health.



An AWB will alienate many independent and even Democratic voters.

"Thoughts and prayers" are merely empty and vapid, whereas an Assault Weapons Ban will step on a right that many voters hold dear.

DiFi is not helping to keep Americans safe with this bill, nor is she helping Democratic candidates' chances in 2018.

I'm disappointed to see the list of cosponsors. I anticipate that many of them eyeing the Presidency will regret this move in 2020. Also, do they plan to renounce all police protection by any officers carrying said "Assault Weapons?" I didn't think so.


How quickly you forget the Nader-hatred.

"anybody else go run in a Third Party?!"

Welcome to a permanent Democratic minority then.

The Democratic Party needs the time, effort, volunteer hours, donations, and passion of committed progressives. Yet they steadfastly refuse progressives' ideas, hopes, commitment to justice, and initiatives.

When Nader ran in 2000 as an independent, everything was his fault, because clearly Gore/Loserman had ironclad title to every voter to the left of Genghis Khan.

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