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Re: “Arkansas skewered on debt collector legislation

Are there any articles the AR Times published about this prior to Oliver's reporting? I could not find in a quick search.

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Posted by Jen Post on 07/16/2016 at 6:49 PM

Re: “For Hillary

In December she was 31 points ahead. Today they are virtually TIED nationwide - 42% to 44%! The latest national poll also found that Sanders and Rubio are the two strongest candidates in the general election. I feel like it is downright irresponsible to not vote for Bernie in the primary. He is the *only* democrat that can win in November. Hillary is divisive and would be consumed by some type of scandal, whether it is emails or speeches to Wall Street firms and megabanks. If she is the candidate, Republicans will turn out at record levels. And how many democrat voters would she motivate to vote in a general election?

Many independents and democrats consider Clinton untrustworthy, and we don’t ignore that she is unwilling to take a strong (or even meaningful) stand on political corruption. And now, she patronizes us, calling us unrealistic and naive. She says that the changes we need to unrigg the system(s) and shift power back to the people "will never, ever be achievable." Of course she thinks that (though it is pretty mind blowing that she would say it out loud). Clinton has been at the forefront of the democrats turn toward neoliberalism, supporting social and economic policies throughout her career that have obliterated the working class and led to the biggest gap in income and wealth since before the great depression. I cannot ignore the fact that she was a key player in the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), a conservative 501c3 that aimed to "shift the party away from the leftward turn it took in the late 60s, 70s, and 80s." These “new democrats” like Clinton (and their super-wealthy donors) espouse the belief that economic populism is not politically viable. They have a long history of using fear tactics to get democrats to vote for corporate-funded politicians like Clinton. "Radical" ideas and economic populism will doom the democratic party, they have told us for years. They called themselves revolutionaries at the beginning...(i.e. Al From:"Make no mistake about it, what we hope to accomplish with the DLC is a blodless revolution.") Their centrist revolution has deregulated banks and industry, privatized public services, cut welfare to the bone, diminished labor rights, and more. “New democrats” like Clinton and their distaste for/avoidance of economic populism allowed the language of populism to be monopolized by the right in “culture wars”. Bernie stands in stark contrast to Clinton and politicians like her. I don't care what you call him, he is the only real democrat in the race. We have a historic choice to make this year, and the future of the democratic party is already being determined. Hope Dems supporting Hillary look at the writing on the wall and do what is best for the party and the country: Bernie 2016.

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Posted by Jen Post on 02/06/2016 at 4:23 PM

 

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