Amendment Suggestion Regarding Political Salaries

Missouri lawmakers just took raises away from minimum wage workers

Cities within Missouri raised the minimum wage.  The state legislature has finally been able to veto it and everyone who makes the current raised minimum will now go back to $7.70/hr.  They’ve all just been given a pay cut.

This should be illegal.

Suggestion for inbound Democrats in Congress:  When you get the majority, find your fucking backbones and institute a new unbreakable rule, even making it an amendment:

“All politicians, either in office or retired, are hereby prohibited from earning a salary that is higher than the federal and pertinent states’ minimum wage.”

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Take away their fucking government Single Payer Healthcare, too . . .

 

“Those that work against their constituents’ constitutional right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness will have their government healthcare plan revoked until they meet the minimum standards for serving the people.”

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Corruption Was Not Built in a Day

You know that cliched saying, “Rome was not built in a day”?
 
Consider applying that to getting rid of the corruption in our political system and government.  We will NOT get rid of it in the next four years.  It will increase a thousand-fold. It will now be harder to get rid of, but it is incumbent upon us to do it regardless of the uphill battle.  It won’t take a new president and a new congress to get it done.  It will take several.  We have to understand and accept that.  Corruption is part and parcel in politics.  Has been from day one.
 
But consider the second cliched, and more apt, saying(and I’m paraphrasing):
 
“The only way for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing.”
 
That goes for every subject under the sun, and most especially, for our country’s future.  We cannot slide into apathy, depression, and a feeling of helplessness.  We have to get angry and stay angry and do whatever it takes to kill the corruption that rules over us.  We have to do this or we will die.  This is not hyperbole.  After our current crop of criminals get done with removing our health insurance, thousands WILL die.
Perhaps that will be enough to get those stay-at-home apathetic voters to get off their ass.  Or perhaps they’ll need another financial crisis (that WILL happen) or another war (that WILL happen).
When we see our civil liberties taken away by a dictator and his unqualified cabinet, will we stand up and scream “Fuck You”?  We had better, and we had better tell all the corrupt cops to fuck off too when they try to keep us from getting out the vote in 2020.  Am I wrong?  I don’t think so.  I also think that half the country, or maybe most of it, doesn’t understand the desperate condition we’re in and will be in for four years.  They’re going to find out.  And half of them will only find out if the corrupt broadcast news networks wake up and act like journalists, not defacto ratings whores.

Proof of Election Fraud

Can We Count on the Election Results? Exit Poll Discrepancies and Voter Suppression Are Serious Issues

“According to the exit polls conducted by Edison Research, Clinton won four key battleground states (NC, PA, WI, and FL) in the 2016 presidential election that she went on to lose in the computerized vote counts. With these states Clinton wins the Electoral College with a count of 302 versus 205 for Trump. Clinton also won the national exit poll by 3.2% and holds a narrow lead in the national vote count still in progress.

“Exit polls were conducted in 28 states. In 23 states the discrepancies between the exit polls and the vote count favored Trump. In 13 of these states the discrepancies favoring Trump exceeded the margin of error of the state.”

 

To brush up what an Exit Poll is:  Pollsters stand outside the polling stations with a clipboard and ask people who they voted for.  Exit Polling is also under-represented because many people have been brow-beat throughout their lives that sharing who they voted for is somehow wrong.  So those who answer the Exit Pollster are among the few who don’t have a problem sharing their vote.  Also consider the voter who is with a family member or significant other who intimidates them into telling the Pollster what the S.O. or family member wants to hear.  So Exit Polling is, by its nature, not at all accurate.  BUT.  When it swings wildly when compared to the electronic vote, then there is something wrong with the machines.  North Carolina’s voting system was hacked, too, because the owners of the machines had their company in Florida hacked by the Russians.  Clinton should have won, according to Exit Polls.

In my not so humble opinion, as it never is, Hillary Clinton won, and by a larger margin than is currently presented.  Voter Suppression and Voter Disenfranchisement by Republican-controlled areas (they can’t win unless they cheat) makes it clear that those small margins which showed Clinton and Trump nearly tied but with Trump in the lead are in areas whose Republican-registered town clerks cancelled many *Democratic* registrations for no good reason.  Almost all purges, in every Voter ID state and in every state who shut down polling stations and eliminated early voting, were against self-identified Democratic voters.

In Wisconsin, where Trump was ahead by 27,000 votes, attorneys trying to challenge that state’s new law said upwards of 300,000 residents lacked the required IDs. That early attack was bookended at the election’s close by Republican election officials, from Ohio’s secretary of state to North Carolina county election boards, who gamed the field for brazen partisan advantage. They curtailed early voting, moved precincts, inaccurately purged voter rolls, and made perplexing decisions-as in Ohio-not to activate voting machine audit software, which means the results cannot be verified.

 

Look at the numbers.  It’s a pattern in every single state and especially high in Red states.  Voters had the correct documentation for getting voter-suppression Voter IDs but the town clerks were instructed to purge those who claimed they were Democrats or Independents.  I don’t have proof.  I don’t need proof.  The facts speak for themselves.  To arrive at another result is either through deliberate obtuseness and bald-face lying.

Purging registrations weren’t the only reason Hillary Clinton “lost”.  She also lost in the Electoral College, which is not only outdated but was always an anti-democratic body that caters to the few, not the many.  It is corruption at its highest and it needs to be eliminated by 2020.  If it takes a revolution to make it so, so be it.

While fixing the voting system, Election Day needs to be made a permanent holiday that cannot be changed by future administrations and Congresses.  Unfortunately, all the fixes needed to make our voting system legitimate can’t–won’t–be done by a Republican president and Congress.

Audit software also needs to be mandatory.  Those who refused to use it do so because they refuse to have their Republican candidate lose.  They have proven themselves to be corrupt.  It isn’t just the Republicans, either.  In audit software as in voter suppression tactics, the leaders of the Democratic National Committee pulled the same shit during the 2016 primaries that disenfranchised Bernie Sanders voters in preference to Hillary Clinton.  Exit Polling was extremely unbalanced compared to the electronic votes cast.

So it isn’t just the Republicans, though their corruption is more wide-spread and doesn’t seem to differentiate between poor white voters and rich white voters.  They’re interested, at the moment, in only tanking the Democratic vote.  The DNC is interested in tanking anti-corporation non-corruptible Presidential candidates.  The DNC needs Progressive leaders who can’t be bought who will get control of the system so they can put an end to donor and lobbyist money.  Bribery needs to go back to being illegal.  The GOP needs to do the same, but they first need to join the 21st century as well as stop being a bunch of cheating, whiny bitches who bury their heads in the sand the moment someone says “climate change”.  For fuck’s sake, grow the hell up.

Dear DNC …

This is YOUR FAULT.  It’s not Bernie’s.  It’s not all of us who voted for him.  It’s YOU.

You corrupt bastards have torpedoed our democracy, all because you wanted to keep your jobs.

How’s that working out?

Bernie would’ve fired your asses and gone after corruption so that’s why you rigged the primaries through Sabotage.  It resulted in:

  1.  Purposely making sure TV news didn’t cover him.
  2. Controlling the narrative so Bernie came across badly.
  3. Refusing to have more debates.
  4. Sabotaging all other campaigns by people like him.

Now look at what you’ve wrought.  Our country will be led by an orange-haired demagogue who’ll shit-can all over our rights and turn our country into a hate machine dystopia.  Thanks for nothing, you spineless MFing rat bastards.

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Committed Any Crimes! Enough!

What have we learned about those HACKED emails?  The inner workings of the Democratic party.  Distasteful perhaps, but it isn’t illegal by any angle, never mind the fact that it pales in comparison to the inner workings of the GOP.

Hillary Clinton hasn’t committed a crime, now or in the past.  The Clinton Foundation hasn’t committed any crimes.  But let’s be honest here.  We are vilifying Hillary because she’s pissed off the Boy’s Club and she’s married to a serial adulterer.

By comparison, Donald Trump HAS committed crimes and instead of getting jailed, he’s paid people off (in the form of penalties and court settlements in order to escape jail).

If the SEC actually worked, the GOP con-didate (candidate) would have had his presidential run revoked and massive fines thrown at him for his *illegal* acts of eliciting money from foreign governments.  To have these charges dismissed on the grounds of campaign ignorance is nothing short of SEC malfeasance.

Let’s review:

Trump hasn’t released his tax returns, showing that he has something to hide.

He’s refused to pay his contractors by declaring bankruptcy after bankruptcy.  *Any normal person who declares bankruptcy gets their credit tanked for 10 years.*  Thanks to our unofficial Oligarchy (NOT a democracy), Trump still has credit and a shitload of money.

Trump routinely demands non-disclosure agreements from everyone connected to him, whether by personal or business relationships.  Only a criminal demands that you keep your trap shut.

Trump has used undocumented workers whom he refused to pay until forced to do so by a judge.

He uses foreign workers and materials, contradicting campaign “promises” of getting jobs for Americans.  When he rides in on a White Horse, telling people how prosperous they’re going to be (like he did in Atlantic City), he stays around for a bit, then he bails on them, refusing to pay contractors and employees and declares bankruptcy to get away with it.  This is a  *pattern*, not an outlyer.

He will go to court next month to fight criminal charges of the rape of a 13-year-old.  He has sexually assaulted women on a regular basis and bragged about doing so.  He’s a sexual predator.

He race-baits.  He gender-baits.  He religion-baits.  He has the support of the KKK and other Right Wing Terrorists.

He is a serial liar and routinely ignores facts in favor of his own disproven statements.

He ignores Intelligence briefings and refuses to listen to facts about Russia because he owes them money and has current projects in place to make more money.  The same thing can be said for Turkey, China, and other countries.

HE has *never* been subpoenaed to appear before Congress to answer for alleged criminal behavior despite the fact that he’s blatantly broken SEC and IRS laws.  By comparison, Clinton has appeared numerous times–despite the fact that no wrong-doing was ever found.

He is a Criminal.  He CAN’T be trusted.

By comparison, Hillary Clinton is condemned for being a dumbass about using a private email server.  She’s being vilified for unsubstantiated, as well as being cleared of, corruption charges by way of GOP manipulation of the public.

She’s the victim of numerous and baseless Witch Hunts.

She’s blamed for what the DCCC does and thinks.

She’s blamed for the DNC’s blatant bias against Bernie Sanders.

No evidence of criminality exists, but SHE’S the bad guy.  SHE can’t be trusted.

ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME?

Hillary Clinton has been the victim of a 30-year old smear campaign and a considerable majority of the American people have been duped into believing constructed lies *despite* the fact that there is no evidence justifying this negative view.

Set aside the political quagmire that Progressives have been rallying against and look at the big picture.  Are you actually willing to be duped because of your disgust at the blatant corruption that infects the entire political system?

Now, consider what has happened over the last month.

  1.  Clinton is connected to people whose emails contained personal attacks on her character.  The emails revealed the inner workings of a political party.   Distasteful to a regular person, but unsurprising to people in the sphere of politics.  They haven’t revealed criminal behavior or acts.
  2. Trump has been revealed to be a willful liar, serial predator, and a thin-skinned immature man who throws tantrums when he doesn’t get his way.  He’s advocating violence if he doesn’t win the election.  He’s advocating voter intimidation on election day.
  3. The FBI director notified the public (via a corrupt congressman) about *unknown* emails discovered on a laptop owned by the husband of Hillary’s former assistant.  Their importance is unknown, but he purposely let the public think they were significant.  He’s known about the emails for a month and he purposely sabotaged Clinton’s election chances because of the successful manipulation of the public thanks to longtime-GOP trolls like Roger Stone, conspiracy nut Alex Jones.  What the FBI Director did is illegal, violating election laws.

The GOP can’t win unless they lie.  And the public is fellating these lies.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

If Trump wins, despite all evidence showing he isn’t qualified (due to lack of experience and extremely flawed character) never mind that he owns a Get Out Of Jail Free Card, We The People will deserve what we get as a result.  We Progressives and You Disaffected will be subjected to a *massive* “I Told You So”.

THIS is Voter Fraud

REVEALED: Wisconsin Clerk Limits Voting Near Campus Because ‘Students Lean More Toward the Democrats’

One more incident of voter suppression by a Republican.  They can’t win by fair elections, so they set out to scuttle them by removing voters from rolls, preventing easy voting for others, and gerrymandering districts that had previously been tallied as having a Democratic majority.

THIS is the real voter fraud.  It’s being called Suppression, but it’s Fraud.  The reasons for preventing a person from voting, or voting easily, are fraudulent.  Lies.  Look over there while we steal from you.  They pulled this shit with ACORN, using misdirection and false narratives (voter fraud voter fraud voter fraud), and people were too stupid to realize that a) Voter fraud doesn’t exist, and b) that ACORN didn’t do anything wrong.  The campaign against the poor and minority voters was in full swing.  Now, it’s too late.  ACORN is gone.  We rational people have only ourselves to blame for being conned and fooled.

Republicans can’t win without suppressing the vote.  It takes going to court for a judge to point out that what they are doing is unconstitutional.  That’s great, but it’s NOT illegal, and it should be!  So despite being told by a circuit court judge (or SCOTUS) to remove their Voter ID laws, the states that have enacted them are refusing to follow the orders.

Imagine if these scenarios were done by Democrats instead of Republicans.  The amount of screaming that would follow would be deafening.  But Democrats are a bunch of whiny little mice who have no balls to stand up for themselves.  We need a third party called Progressive, and I guarantee they wouldn’t be sackless.  The biggest voting block in the country is Progressive.  The Republicans know it, and so do the Democrats.  Which is why both are bent on excluding them, but the Republicans are more so.  We Progressives need to take over the Democratic party until the Two-Party system is dismantled and corruption rooted out and eliminated.  Kick the fuckers to the curb.

The college vote, for the most part, isn’t “Democratic”, it’s Progressive.  They don’t like being called Democrats because most Dems are just as corrupt as the Repubs.  The only Democrats worth a shit are people like Elizabeth Warren.  We need more like her.  If they put their minds to it, and joined with the rest of the “Millennial” voters, the college voters could help us Progressives win.  Problem is, students seem to think they don’t have a voice.  They simply don’t feel it’s worth upsetting the apple cart.  Horseshit.  The 60’s Activist Flower Children need to get off their asses and show them how.

Establishment Democrats have purposely infected the populace with the creeping notion that the Primaries aren’t important.  This is how Hillary Clinton won over Bernie Sanders.  The Millennials weren’t paying enough attention and now look at we’ve wrought.  The Millennials now understand that the Primaries are far from pointless and I guarantee that after this fiasco of an election cycle, we will see a lot more voting during the Primaries in 2020–providing that Progressive people like Bernie or Elizabeth are running.  We Progressives had better make sure there are.  We *can’t* get change if we’re not willing to make sure it happens.

Your Vote Against Hillary Clinton

“This Election is too important not to vote for Hillary Clinton”

An excellent argument about what voting against Hillary Clinton means.  Basically, go ahead and vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson if you are sick of the two party system or systemic corruption.  Go ahead.  And face the fact that neither of these individuals has any chance of winning, and so you are giving your vote away to elect Trump.

If you hate the things you think Hillary Clinton embodies, understand that Trump is a thousand times worse.  (A reminder:  Trump has declared his admiration for Assad, Putin, and Jong-Un)

Want to change the system?  Great.  Start with the state elections.  Your local elections.  The mid-term elections!  Don’t sit around and whine about how you’re sick of the “lesser of two evils” scenario so you’ll risk putting a dictator into office.  Vote for change in the other elections.  Congress needs to be Progressive, no matter who becomes President in 2016 or 2020, but I guarantee you that you won’t even have a choice if you allow Trump to win.