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merrill

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  1. Vote Bernie Sanders ... the nations choice. Middle Class Wallets will Grow thus the economy grows! Both Joe and Hillary were the darlings more than once yet the experts have always been wrong .....
  2. Moderate and Liberal Women are the largest voting block in the USA at 51% of the voters. Women could own the USA government if they would vote. Women MUST show up on every voting day by the millions. Women's Rights and Women's Right to choose need women at the forefront everyday.
  3. The majority of women will go with Bernie because they know he can be trusted ....... Bloomberg not so much. Women don't like men who insult them. Groping seems to be a favorite sport of male politicians. Do they believe they are god's gift to women? It is doubtful that Bloomberg has the black vote due to his racist tendencies.......
  4. A best option on taxes is to convince legislators to take from what is already in the cookie jars which could occur once Single Payer is in place. There are multiple cookie jars to take from.
  5. The 12 are most likely DINO's very conservative being funded with ALEC and Koch $$$$$$ AOC is too good to be true ...... just gotta love her!!!!!!
  6. The thread title is nothing but a lie and indicates the author has done zero homework.
  7. USA Single Payer vs Canadian system are two very different animals. USA single payer will never be a Canadian clone nor a German clone nor a Sweden clone = the medical insurance industry puts out a vast amount of misinformation what are commonly known as lies. This industry has been known to blow $1,000,000 health care $$$$$ a day on misinformation which indicates a lack of discipline and reckless spending of health care $$$$$.
  8. NO ONE HAS ASKED FOR GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE I WANT SINGLE PAYER INSURANCE FOR MY TAX DOLLARS. I DON'T WANT MY TAX DOLLARS PAYING FOR: - PREFERENTIAL TAX CODES FOR THE WEALTHY - NOT FOR INVADING OTHER COUNTRIES - NOT FOR WORLD WIDE OIL CONTROL - NOT FOR CORPORATE WELFARE - NOT FOR TRUMP DEFENSE LAWYERS - NOT FOR A WALL - NOT FOR SPLITTING UP FAMILIES AND LOCKING UP CHILDREN - NOT FOR PRIVATIZATION FUNDING AND GUARANTEED PRIVATIZATION PROFITS - NOT FOR SHORING UP THE MEDICAL INSURANCE INDUSTRY - NOT FOR BAILING OUT CORRUPT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - ETC ETC ETC IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE USA GOVERNMENT COULD WELL AFFORD SINGLE PAYER INSURANCE FOR ALL OF WE TAXPAYERS SIMPLY BY ELIMINATING ALL OF THE ABOVE = RESPONSIBLY MANAGING THE PEOPLE'S TAX DOLLARS. Additionally Single Payer reduces administrative costs by 30% .......... that is sweet.
  9. Medicare was primarily chosen as the vehicle to save big big health care $$$$$$. As opposed to reinventing the wheel ......... which is expensive and not necessary.
  10. Has the president actually lied to the public about Social Security? Yes. President Bush has repeatedly said that those who put their money in private accounts are "guaranteed" a better return than they'll receive from the current Social Security system. But every sale of stock on the stock market includes the disclaimer: "the return on this investment is not guaranteed and may be negative"--for good reason. During the 20th century, there were several periods lasting more than 10 years where the return on stocks was negative. After the Dow Jones stock index went down by over 75% between 1929 and 1933, the Dow did not return to its 1929 level until 1953. In claiming that the rate of return on a stock investment is guaranteed to be greater than the return on any other asset, Bush is lying. If an investment-firm broker made this claim to his clients, he would be arrested and charged with stock fraud. Michael Milken went to jail for several years for making just this type of promise about financial investments. In fact, under the most likely version of the Bush privatization proposal, a 20-year old worker joining the labor force today would see her guaranteed Social Security benefits reduced by 46%. Bush's own Social Security commission admitted that private accounts are unlikely to make up for this drop in guaranteed benefits. The brokerage firm Goldman Sachs estimates that even with private accounts, retirement income of younger workers would be reduced by 42% compared to what they would receive if no changes are made to Social Security. President Bush also misrepresents the truth when he claims that Social Security trustees say the system will be "bankrupt" in 2042. Bankruptcy is defined as "the inability to pay ones debts" or, when applied to a business, "shutting down as a result of insolvency." Nothing the trustees have said or published indicates that Social Security will fold as a result of insolvency. Until 1984, the trust fund was "pay-as-you-go," meaning current benefits were paid using current tax revenues. In 1984, Congress raised payroll taxes to prepare for the retirement of the baby boom generation. As a result, the Social Security trust fund, which holds government bonds as assets, has been growing. When the baby boomers retire, these bonds will be sold to help pay their retirement benefits. If the trust fund went to zero, Social Security would simply revert to pay-as-you-go. It would continue to pay benefits using (then-current) tax revenues, and in doing so, it would be able to cover about 70% of promised benefit levels. According to analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a 70% benefit level then would actually be higher than 2005 benefit levels in constant dollars (because of wage adjustments). In other words, retirees would be taking home more in real terms than today's retirees do. The system won't be bankrupt in any sense. On this point, President Bush is "consciously misrepresenting the truth with the intent to deceive." That is what the dictionary defines as lying.
  11. They just destroyed thousands of assault weapons to save lives. We’re so thankful! So we’re sending Dick’s Sporting Goods a card to show our gratitude. Sign the Card to Thank Dick’s Sporting Goods >> In our country, it’s far too easy for dangerous people to get a gun, especially assault weapons. They don’t make us safer -- instead, more assault weapons lead to unspeakable tragedies and too many lives lost. That’s why we’re so grateful for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Even if it costs them millions of dollars, they’re doing the right thing and saving lives. If enough people sign our card, it’ll create massive public pressure to force other companies to pull assault weapons from their shelves [!!] So please, don’t delay. Click Here to thank Dick’s Sporting Goods >>
  12. Trump’s rap sheet is a lot longer than one story. What he has done in Ukraine—defending a corrupt foreign official, enlisting a foreign government to fight his domestic political opponents, and circumventing or removing American security officials who stood in his way—is part of a pattern. In transactions with at least seven countries, Trump has pursued personal advantage at the expense of the United States. In each case, he has explicitly attacked America, its political leaders, or its national security officials.
  13. North Korea. Last year, Trump formed a public-relations alliance with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, based on the mutually advantageous fiction that North Korea was dismantling or halting its nuclear missile program. Since then, Trump has followed Kim’s lead, ridiculing American officials and politicians Kim doesn’t like. In May, Trump repeatedly applauded North Korea for calling Biden a “fool of low IQ.” In June, Trump portrayed the United States as North Korea’s lowly suitor, boasting—falsely—that Obama had “called Kim Jong-un on numerous occasions to meet” and that despite “begging for meetings constantly,” Obama had been turned down. Trump has also endorsed Kim’s attacks on Trump’s own advisers. Two weeks ago, after North Korea denounced U.S. national security adviser John Bolton as a “human defect” and said Bolton should vanish, Trump fired Bolton and defended North Korea’s invective against him. Kim, like Putin, enjoys Trump’s protection from U.S. intelligence agencies. Trump has brushed aside the agencies’ evidence of Kim’s ongoing nuclear and missile work, calling such allegations “fake news” from “the Opposition Party.” Last month, Trump again followed Kim’s lead, criticizing joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea. And on Monday, despite international alarm over North Korea’s persistent missile launches, the president defended them. Saudi Arabia. Trump is shielding the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, from American intelligence that shows MBS directed the murder of a U.S. resident, journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Last fall, a CIA assessment concluded that MBS ordered the assassination. Trump lied about the assessment, claiming that the CIA “didn’t make a determination.” Congress then instructed Trump to issue a legally mandated report on Khashoggi’s death, but Trump refused. Three months ago, when Trump was asked whether the FBI should look into the case, he said it had been sufficiently investigated, and he claimed that “nobody so far has pointed directly a finger” at MBS. When a reporter pointed out that the CIA had in fact implicated MBS, Trump replied, “I just don’t want to talk about intelligence.” China. Trump often complains about China’s trade surplus with the United States. But he always insists that the real culprit is the U.S. government. That’s because Trump views competition with other countries, like collaboration with other countries, as a venue in which to outscore and humiliate the real enemy: his fellow American politicians. At least 19 times since Trump became president, he has declared, “I don’t blame China.” Instead, he has faulted America. Last fall, he explained, “I don’t blame China. I blame our country.” Last year, and again two months ago, he repeated, “I don’t blame China. I blame the United States.” Trump’s contempt for America, relative to China, goes beyond trade policy. He also believes that China’s Communist government is morally superior to the Democratic Party of the United States. Earlier this year, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer refused to fund Trump’s border wall, Trump protested, “I find China, frankly, in many ways, to be far more honorable than Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy. I really do. I think that China is actually much easier to deal with than the opposition party.”
  14. Article IV. Donald J. Trump, in violation of his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, failed to produce papers and testimony as duly directed by Congress. Trump obstructed at least 20 inquiries relating to his taxes, business records, the Mueller investigation and other matters. Article V. Donald J. Trump, in violation of federal campaign finance laws, conspired with his attorney Michael Cohen in order to conceal alleged relationships with adult film actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy playmate Karen McDougal before the 2016 election. Article VI. Donald J. Trump, in violation of his oath to uphold Article 1, section 9 of the Constitution (“No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law”), attempted to misuse his emergency powers to spend funds on a border wall that Congress did not appropriate.
  15. President Donald Trump should be impeached. Not just for his manipulation of Ukraine, but for his overwhelming pattern of treachery against the United States. The president swears that his pressure on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s leading opponent in the 2020 election, was perfectly innocent. Despite an array of evidence that Trump abused power—a whistleblower complaint, an arm-twisting phone call with Ukraine’s president, suspension of U.S. military aid to increase the heat, and an influence campaign in Ukraine by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani—Trump shrugs off the whole story as a “Ukraine Witch Hunt.” He says he’ll beat the rap. But Trump’s rap sheet is a lot longer than one story. What he has done in Ukraine—defending a corrupt foreign official, enlisting a foreign government to fight his domestic political opponents, and circumventing or removing American security officials who stood in his way—is part of a pattern. In transactions with at least seven countries, Trump has pursued personal advantage at the expense of the United States. In each case, he has explicitly attacked America, its political leaders, or its national security officials.
  16. Russia. Trump solicited criminal campaign help from Russia and defended collaboration with the Kremlin to win the 2016 election. These aren’t unproven allegations. They’re recorded on video. At a press conference in July 2016, Trump urged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. When a reporter asked Trump whether he had “any pause about asking a foreign government—Russia, China, anybody—to interfere, to hack … anybody in this country,” Trump replied, “No, it gives me no pause.” In 2017, when he was asked about the Trump Tower meeting at which his top campaign officials sought political help from Russian emissaries, Trump said there was no difference between getting help from Russians and getting it from Americans. Trump views competition with other countries as a venue in which to outscore and humiliate the real enemy: his fellow American politicians. Trump has repeatedly asserted that the United States is no better than Russia. During his campaign, and again as president, he defended Russian President Vladimir Putin’s record of killing dissidents, claiming that “our country does plenty of killing also” and isn’t “so innocent.” Trump said Putin was better than President Barack Obama, calling the Russian president “a leader, you know, unlike what we have in this country.” Last month, at a press conference, Trump boasted five times that Putin had “outsmarted” Obama. Trump took specific steps to protect Putin from the U.S. government. He repeatedly defended Putin against the 2017 U.S. intelligence report that exposed Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump also dismissed the American officials behind the report as liars and hacks. He denounced the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and “the intelligence community.” Last year, after a Department of Justice indictment documented the involvement of 12 Russian intelligence officers in the election hacks, Trump dismissed the evidence and defended Putin’s denial.
  17. Mueller is a republican ....... Look what is still on the table and waiting for the right moment……. Republican Mueller did the hard work! 7 Articles of Impeachment https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/03/here-are-seven-reasons-trump-should-be-impeached/ Case For Trump Impeachment Goes Beyond Ukraine https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/09/case-for-trump-impeachment-goes-beyond-ukraine.html INVESTIGATE PERRY/Rudolph W. Giuliani/BOLTON, MULVANEY, BARR/POMPEO/ TRUMP/KAVANAUGH/McConnell! NOW! Blame the entire GOP for allowing Trump to be a dictator aka a party that will not stand up for Americans, the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. The party with no spine
  18. Mueller is a republican ....... Look what is still on the table and waiting for the right moment……. Republican Mueller did the hard work! 7 Articles of Impeachment https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/03/here-are-seven-reasons-trump-should-be-impeached/ Case For Trump Impeachment Goes Beyond Ukraine https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/09/case-for-trump-impeachment-goes-beyond-ukraine.html INVESTIGATE PERRY/Rudolph W. Giuliani/BOLTON, MULVANEY, BARR/POMPEO/ TRUMP/KAVANAUGH/McConnell! NOW! Blame the entire GOP for allowing Trump to be a dictator aka a party that will not stand up for Americans, the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. The party with no spine
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