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Man, what more can I say? I knew about all this being a FL Sanders Campaign volunteer cos of DWS. This country has been dumbed down systematically since Rayguns. Now, we’ve got the worse, most corrupt and stupid garbage running our nation into the ground. I. Haz. The. Big. Sadz. 🙁 T and R to the usual suspects!!


Me too orlbucfan, have the “Sadz”.

This morning seeing the way HC supporters are reacting to it, even worse than yesterday, I felt a bit like I was living in the Matrix or something. My reality has shifted with the knowledge of how deep the dysfunction is. I mean, I knew it was bad, but this confession by Brazile has exposed a side of things that is very dark.

It seems that most (almost all?) HC supporters are in deep denial.


In heavily Dem Philly, he’s a shoo-in.


If elected, Krasner wouldn’t be the first progressive district attorney in a major US city, but he might be the most radical — though he is loathe to use the term. When I asked him whether he considered himself an activist after spending his career defending the rights of activists and suing police, he demurred.

“I don’t think I deserve that much credit,” he said. “I consider myself an activist’s lawyer. I consider myself to be a movement lawyer.” After a little pressing, Krasner launched into a story, as he often does. He referenced the relationship between William Kunstler, the famous civil rights lawyer and activist, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I think [Kunstler] used to refer to the lawyers as ‘technicians’ for the movement,” he added.

That idea, of lawyer as a “technician” to a movement is central to Krasner’s idea of himself. Though he is a charismatic figure, he seemed uncomfortable to suddenly be the face of Philadelphia’s leading movement for change.



Americans oppose the GOP tax plan by a 17-point margin, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Half of Americans oppose the plan, a six-point increase from September. Only 33 percent support it. Among Democrats, 79 percent oppose the plan, while 75 percent of Republicans support it.

The survey was conducted from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 among 1005 adults, just days before Republicans released the bill, meaning views of the tax plan could change.

Sixty percent of those surveyed said the plan primarily favors the wealthy. President Trump has touted the plan as beneficial for the middle class, but many critics of the bill have said that the corporate tax cuts and phase-out of the estate tax will benefit the richest Americans.

Even the majority of wealthy Americans agree – among respondents with incomes of $100,000 or more, 61 percent said the plan benefits the wealthy. And among the respondents who say it benefits the wealthy, only 10 percent say they support the plan.



For months Republicans and President Donald Trump have worked to convince Americans that massive tax cuts for the top one percent and the largest corporations would somehow primarily benefit the working class, but a new Washington Post/ABC News poll published Friday finds that the public isn’t buying the GOP’s “propaganda.”

Despite House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) insistence on Thursday that his party’s proposals are geared toward helping “the middle class families in this country who deserve a break,” only 17 percent of Americans believe the GOP tax plan “mainly favors” the middle class, while 60 percent believe their plan would primarily benefit the wealthiest.

As NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben noted on Thursday, previous polling leading up to the GOP’s tax bill rollout revealed similar skepticism.

“GOP selling points aren’t sinking in,” Kurtzleben wrote. “One of Republicans’ biggest talking points is that a corporate tax cut will benefit workers (though even right-wing economists have cast doubt on White House estimates on this point). But nearly 60 percent of people believe corporations won’t ‘use that money to create jobs.'”

As Common Dreams has reported, most Americans believe the economy is already rigged in favor of the wealthy, and an overwhelming majority think corporations pay too little—not too much—in taxes.


The only poll that these jokers care about is the poll of their billionaire backers


One stubborn problem remains for Republicans: Voters see through the idea. A clear majority already thinks corporations pay “too little” in taxes, and just 39 percent think a corporate tax cut should even be part of the GOP’s plan.

Overall, just one-quarter of Americans think passing a tax overhaul bill should be “the top priority for the president and Congress,” according to a new CBS poll.

With that in mind, Vox reporter Tara Golshan went up to Capitol Hill and pressed Republicans about the fact that their cornerstone initiative, the corporate tax give-away, was widely unpopular.

“Who cares?” responded New York Rep. Chris Collins.

“I don’t believe that poll,” stressed Texas Rep. Mike Conaway.

“I would love to see those polls, because those aren’t polls of my constituents,” added Missouri Rep. Jason Smith.

Golshan couldn’t find a single Republican member of Congress who would acknowledge how unpopular the idea is with voters of passing a tax bill to let corporations pay even less of their fair share.


At least Chris Collins is honest. Neolibcons don’t care. It’s proven that our “government” hasn’t represented us for a while, now. Bring on the corpse money!


What 60% think of Trumpcorps cut cut cut plan

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