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Name: Corbett Kroehler
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Hometown: Orlando
Home country: United States
Member since: Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:08 PM
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Further Proof That Bernie's $15 Minimum (Living) Wage Is A Win-Win

As we continue to see success stories across the country from cities and states which have raised their minimum wage, we see another headline which might be the most telling of all.

Maine breaks new employment record as minimum wage increases continue

Despite dire predictions from opponents of the 2016 minimum wage referendum, the Department of Labor announced Monday that Maine’s unemployment rate has stayed below four percent for nearly four years. In August, unemployment dipped to 2.9%, a new record low.

More at link

So much for the RADICAL label on raising the minimum wage!
Posted by corbettkroehler | Sun Sep 29, 2019, 07:13 PM (1 replies)

Helpful Perspective On WFP Switch To Warren Endorsement

Off the top, credit where credit is due. The Warren camp had a strategy to secure the endorsement of the Working Families Party. If the Sanders campaign had a similar strategy, I was unaware. Senator Warren deserves congratulations for this early victory.

As this relates to Sanders, to our team, I say (and explain in a moment), "Buck up!" As it relates to Warren, I am convinced beyond any dissuasion that this will prove a symbolic (but by no means Pyrrhic) victory.

How can I be so steadfast in my convictions? All we need do is examine the impact of the WFP endorsement of Bernie in 2016. It should have moved the needle, especially in New York, but had only a marginal impact.

The WFP is a major player in local, state and congressional elections. The 2018 cycle is proof positive. However, 2016 showed us that the extensive efforts from WFP to gin up support for Bernie mostly flamed out.

Final conclusion: this won't be the watershed moment some may fear. In fact, I already consider it forgotten. Interested in further proof? I was so convinced of its relative inimportance that I refused to renew my WFP dues so that I could vote in the endorsement process.

When it comes to nominating a presidential candidate, the DNC doesn't want to hear what the WFP has to say. After the muted impact of the 2016 WFP endorsement of Bernie, neither do I.

If I worked for the Sanders campaign, my official response would be, "Next".

I will continue to follow and support WFP's efforts in other elections but not the presidential race.

Posted by corbettkroehler | Mon Sep 16, 2019, 06:31 PM (2 replies)

A Hoarse Senator Equals Retail Politicking King

Remember that official campaign tweet about 3 months ago that Sanders 2020 won't be out-organized? Bernie's tireless efforts to reach as many voters and prospective voters as possible cost him his voice.

The heartbreaking and noteworthy Nevada event, in which a Navy veteran with Stage 4 Huntington's spoke of suicide due to $139,000 in unjust medical bills, also featured a DUer, FirstLight, who was courageous enough to share her healthcare disasters. She was so moved by Bernie's campaign event that she switched her preference from Harris to Sanders.

Not out-organized, indeed!

Posted by corbettkroehler | Sun Sep 15, 2019, 04:12 PM (0 replies)

Proof Of The Bernie Bias - Read It And Weep

The Warren event in Austin received extensive coverage on CNN while Bernie's rally in Denver, at more than DOUBLE the size, largely was ignored. Coincidence?
Posted by corbettkroehler | Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:42 PM (3 replies)
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