If you want an avowed socialist and a (another) frustrated academic running America, you may be in luck. See the article below. Apparently middle-of-the-road is out of favor (along with prudence and common sense), rather our choices my be the extreme at either end of the political spectrum both of which throw reality out the window.
Scary stuff indeed.
As some liberals see it, Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders are more trusted advocates of their interests. Ms. Warren has skewered credit card companies and mortgage lenders, accusing them of exploiting people who aren’t financially savvy.
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and a longtime Democratic donor, said he would like to see Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren run. “Having either Bernie or Elizabeth run would be a wonderful thing for the country,” Mr. Cohen said. Both, he said, “are standing up for the rights of the majority of the population.”
As for Mrs. Clinton, he said: “I see Hillary as part of the middle-of-the-road mainstream government that is essentially in bed with these corporations.”
A three-month-old super PAC called “Ready for Warren” is planning to ramp up its efforts after the midterm elections, hiring staff in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina to help ignite a Warren-for-pres-ident movement, people with the group say.
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Here are some examples of the Warren point of view.
Find me one corporation that denies anyone, man or women health care. Of course, if you are so warped you believe not paying for someone else’s birth control pill that they have been paying for all along is now denying care, I guess she has a point. On the other hand, Medicare won’t pay for acupuncture which many people need. If we could only get more women to use acupuncture we might have a cause. We could call it the war on needles or better still the war on Chinese Americans.
The Equal Pay Act was voted into law in 1963. Below is a history of charges filed.
And by the way Bernie Sanders thinks Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit or debt. Bernie, you are living in the past.
Be careful of populist inciting rhetoric. It is as outrageous and damaging as right wing lies and half truths.
Does anyone seriously believe that “Republicans” are opposed to equal pay for women? If so why? In fact, here is what the Act Warren is referring to would do.
In a not-so-surprising move, Republican senators, including all four Republican women, unanimously voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act on Monday night. The law would make it easier for employees to talk about wages—and potentially help women learn whether they earn less than their male colleagues. It would also force employers to explain or justify why two similarly qualified workers earn different wages.
Think about the above for a minute. Think about merit pay, incentive compensation, privacy, relationships among workers, pay for performance, the potential burden on employers. This is an excellent example of ignoring the consequences of high-minded sounding legislation. Before we head down this path we better all agree on what we mean by equal pay. Republicans didn’t vote against equal pay for women they voted against seriously flawed legislation.