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Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

For an updated pt-by-pt comparison see Updated Snapshot: Hillary/Bernie
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/3/4/149…

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Posted by MBH on 03/08/2016 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

Update to Snapshot: Hillary/Bernie

under Policy diffs only...
fracking: iffy/oppose
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/201…

Coattails...
Bernie's are longer (beats Trump by more, helping other Dem candidates) based on head-to-head general election polls since 2/10/2016
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/why-…

Some Republicans have switched...
Why this Reagan Conservative Voted for Bernie
http://townhall.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/…

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Posted by MBH on 03/07/2016 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

We have the Liberal Plutocratic Party and the Conservative Plutocratic Party. They both serve the same master. Who's more likely to protect us, a multi-millionaire corporate lawyer or a sub-millionaire social democrat?

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Posted by MBH on 03/06/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

3 key issues: trade, war and Wall St., make Bernie's "coattails" longer (beats Trump by more and helps other Dem candidates). Consider head-to-head general election polls since Feb. 10, 2016... http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/why-…

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Posted by MBH on 03/05/2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

Here's the sort of info I'd've liked to have seen here...

Snapshot: Hillary/Bernie

Policy diffs only...
Fed.min.wage: $12/$15
healthcare: Obamacare+/single-payer(Medicare for all)
allow to sue gun makers: support/oppose
college tuition: $17.5B in grants/free
marijuana: reschedule lower/states' right to legalize
Soc.Sec.: protect/expand
Glass-Steagall: oppose/reinstate
Wall St.: loan risk fee & hi-freq. tax/risk tax & big bank breakup
ISIS: strongly support locals/leave up to locals
Syrian rebel training & no-fly: support/oppose
US troops in Afghanistan: stay/out
http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-cli…
TPP: iffy/oppose
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/state…
death penalty: support/oppose
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/state…

Finances...
total raised: $195M/$96M
small contributions: 18%/71%
personal wealth: $21.5M/$330k
http://presidential-candidates.insidegov.c…

Also...

"American voters back ... Bernie Sanders ... over (all viable) Republican candidates by margins of 4 to 10 percentage points in head to head presidential matchups... Hillary Clinton trails or ties leading Republicans in the November face-off..."
Quinnipiac, February 18, 2016
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/…

and...

Sanders, Clinton Beat Trump In CNN/ORC Poll (Sanders more than Clinton)
March 1, 2016
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/polltracker/c…

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Posted by MBH on 03/03/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Why climate change is more perilous to our national security than Syrian refugees

Proudly's straw man argument[1] focuses on totalitarianism to avoid the central theme of global warming, the proof of human causes of which is simple: Carbon-12 with few heavy isotopes C-13/14 (thus only from ancient fossil fuels) has hugely increased in atmospheric CO2 since 1800. See Figure 3.9: "Climate models with and without human activities"[2] - Mandia, "Climate Change: The Smoking Guns for Humans," Suffolk Community College, NY, 2012.
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man
2. http://bit.ly/bFaX3R

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Posted by MBH on 11/25/2015 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Congressman David Price votes no on fast-track trade deals

What you (ct) say about Germany was not true 100 years ago[1] and not true now[2].

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Protection…
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Protection…

TPP is a monstrosity that must die.

Former Sec. of Labor and current Econ. Prof. Robert Reich: "The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest--and worst--trade deal you've never heard of..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O_Sbbeqfd…

Fast-tracked TPP, instead of building the middle class, will:

• export jobs overseas,
• reduce workers' wages,
• drive up Medicare and Medicaid costs, and even
• erode American food safety standards.

Pres. Obama should take a lesson from Lincoln, our brightest President (also McKinley, see above and * below). Lincoln (and Henry Clay before him) campaigned for, and ultimately got, an economic policy that made us the envy of the world. Germany, Japan, China, and now India have copied it. It consists of three core policies:

1. protecting key industries through selective high tariffs (especially 1861–1932) and through subsidies (especially 1932–70)
2. government investments in infrastructure creating targeted internal improvements, especially in transportation (these days, include IT)
3. a national bank with policies that promote the growth of productive enterprises rather than speculation (requiring strong regulation of big private banks).

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Scho…

NAFTA, GATT, and now, most egregiously, TPP violate core policy # 1.

more... "Free Trade Fallacy", by Michael Lind**
http://web.archive.org/web/20060106154801/…
**( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Lind )

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL): "Fast Track to Hell"/"Tell Congress TPP is B..S.."
"Congressmen have only 88 seconds each to debate this... 88 seconds!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=play…

Stop TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) petition
Sign at http://wh.gov/iKHk1

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Posted by MBH on 06/17/2015 at 1:48 PM

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