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If anyone's wondering why I haven't been here much lately, it's because I feel no one is learning anything from 2016. Neoliberalism is a thing and it doesn't win elections in the 21st Century. People want a candidate that's going to take strong, non-waffling stands on human rights the rest of the world enjoys. Enough living in the goddamned Reagan 1980s. Enough taking solar panels off the roof. Enough introducing more rightwingedness into American economics. Enough medical bankruptcies. Enough governing by mythology. Enough science denial. Enough of spitting on women, children, veterans and the LGBTQI community. Enough kicking the can. ENOUGH. America needs to move past it's "everything has to be about making a buck" bullshit. I'd prefer a candidate not born during the FDR/Truman administrations. No offense, but you had your time . . . and you got us Trump. Plus, I can't take another one of these still-Capitalist Boomer codgers yap on about "bootstraps" when college now costs a mortgage, necessity costs have been outpacing wage growth for 20 years and automation promises to kill more jobs than it creates. I don't want to hear what is or isn't "politically achievable". Kick-the-Can economics was never asked "How is it going to be paid for?". Tax Cuts for the rich were never given a spending limit. Folly wars were never asked "Why is this necessary?". Corporate Pork by the billions was and is always approved. America's safety net needs to be greatly expanded and retirement age needs to be drastically lowered. This country throws out far too many people that still have a decade or two of prime contribution left. If life doesn't get fairer for you or I pretty goddamned quickly, we aren't going to have much of one.

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Christ, who let the Heritage/Cato stooges in?

Fucking ridiculous. Get them the hell off of our board.

Minimum wage has gone down in value and in buying power . . .

. . . we're seriously lagging behind other countries on this issue . . .

. . . real wages have flatlined since 1979 . . . .

. . . while CEOs made out like bandits and continue to raze this country to death . . .

. . . and the "differing point of view" we're now supposed to accept and embrace is fetid rhetoric from a bad Stephen Moore book? We're now the site that promotes "bootstrapper" bullshit?

How about this . . . please stop worrying about what a fast-food worker should or shouldn't be making and maybe . . . just MAYBE . . . . . ask YOURSELF why you aren't making more also. ALL of us should be getting paid better. It's disgusting that degreed professionals only make 12 to 14 dollars an hour.

But maybe the fast food workers just might DESERVE that 12 to 14 an hour, because they seem to be the only ones standing up and saying anything about their ridiculously low pay. It's not like any of our comfy asses are million-person-marching to DC or conducting sit-ins in corporate boardrooms like we SHOULD be doing.
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