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No Democracy in the United States of American

 

There will be no real Democracy in the united States Until These issues are addressed:

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

For the second time in the past 16 years, a candidate who received less popular votes has been handed the presidency. In 2000, Al Gore received almost 600,000 more votes than George W. Bush, yet Bush received more electoral votes and was handed the presidency.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton received over one millions more votes than Donald Trump, yet Trump received more Electoral votes and was was handed the presidency.

The”Will of the People” is violated when a candidate who received less popular votes is awarded the Presidency.

There will be no real democracy in the United States until the Electoral College is ended and presidents are elected by popular vote

RIGGING ELECTIONS THROUGH GERRYMANGERING

Most Americans have never heard of Gerrymandering and are unaware that Republicans has rigged elections in their favor for years to come through gerrymandering.

Republicans injected $30 million, much of it from dark money contributions into state races in 2010, often targeting vulnerable blue state Democrats in races that wouldn’t otherwise draw a lot of national funding.  The plan was called REDMAP (full story here).

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When the midterm elections were done, Republicans had gained unilateral control of 11 state legislatures, upping their total to 25. Between then and the 2012 elections, GOP lawmakers in these states had largely undisputed power over redrawing congressional districts. This helped allow Republicans to maintain control of the House, even though Democrats received over 1 million more votes.

The Republican State Leadership Committee issued a memo stating “Controlling the redistricting process in these states would have the greatest impact on determining how both state legislative and congressional district boundaries would be drawn. Drawing new district lines in states with the most redistricting activity presented the opportunity to solidify conservative policymaking at the state level and maintain a Republican stronghold in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next decade.”

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Through Gerrymandering, Republicans has made it almost impossible to be removed from office in some districts. Since they feel safe from being removed from office, they have no motivation to compromise. They are pursuing radical right wing agendas such as cutting assistance to the poor, cutting planned parenthood funding and passing anti-aborting “War on Women” legislation when the majority of Americans do not support these actions.

Politicians picking their voters is unconstitutional. Gerrymandering is an assault on Democracy.

VOTER OBSTRUCTION

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Republicans have passed Anti-Democratic voter obstruction laws reducing the days people can vote and laws requiring photo ID’s in states they control like Texas, Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania.

In Ohio they are trying to pass legislation to decrease the number of Voting Machines to make it difficult on people living in larger urban areas which has minorities who typically vote for Democrats.

Republicans cover story on this issue is to decrease “voter fraud”. The fact is, voter fraud has been documented to be practically non- existent. Forbes Magazine calls Voter Fraud “A Massive Anti-Democratic Deception

Paul Weyrich, “father” of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority and various other groups states in this video that he doesn’t want everyone to vote. He still gives weekly strategy sessions to Republicans.

Former FL GOP chair says ‘right-wing crazies’ want to suppress black vote

Former Florida Republican Party Chair Jim Greer testified in a lawsuit filed against his former party that “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies” wanted to suppress the black vote through Voter ID and tactics like current state Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to purge voter rolls.

Jim Greer, stated “I sat in on many meetings where it was discussed how to make sure what happened in 2008, when Obama brought out the college-aged voters, the minority voters, never happened again”.

91-Year-Old Decorated WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge

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Florida Republicans took voter suppression to brazen extremes. After the 2010 election, Republican Gov. Rick Scott instructed Secretary of State Ken Browning to compile a massive database of alleged “non-citizen” voters.  This resulted in a 91-year-old World War II veteran who won a Bronze star being told by the state of Florida to prove he is a citizen or be removed from voter roll.

POLITICAL PARTIES NEED TO BE ABOLISHED

The two Party System has divided this country and caused Americans to hate each other.  It has polarized American citizens and created a “Us against Them” environment.  Eliminating the two party system would solve most of the problems which is destroying this country and Democracy such as Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression.  With no political parties, elected representatives from local to national positions would truly represent their constituents and encourage those in elected office to do what’s best for this country instead of fighting to maintain power.

Donald Trump Threat Best Met With Civic Activism

Rachel Maddow makes the case that American citizens who feel that the foundations of American civic life are threatened by the presidency of Donald Trump have a to-do list to protect those foundations through participation in civic groups.

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Anti-Trump Protests Grip Cities Nationwide

Thousands have gathered to protest the election of Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower in New York City. Similar protests are taking place across the country.

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MASSIVE TRUMP PROTESTS TAKE OVER LOS ANGELES!

 

End The Electoral College

For the second time in the past 16 years, a candidate who received less popular votes has been handed the presidency. In 2000, Al Gore received almost 600,000 more votes than George W. Bush, yet Bush received more electoral votes and was handed the presidency.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton received almost 500,000 more votes than Donald Trump, yet Trump received more Electoral votes and was was handed the presidency.

There will be no real democracy in the United States until the Electoral College is ended and presidents are elected by popular vote

If you agree, sign the petition to Abolish the Electoral Collagehttps://change.org/p/end-the-electoral-college-5ef2619f-769d-407b-9dbd-ead82d7d8b4f

Republicans Legalize Discrimination in Mississippi

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed into law House Bill 1523, a measure that prevents government agencies from taking action against state employees, individuals, organizations and private associations that deny services based on religious objections — usually interpreted to mean religious objections against same-sex marriage, transgender rights and even extramarital sexual relationships. The law is set to go into effect in July.

The bills mark the latest developments in what LGBT advocates see as a concerted push among conservative legislatures to blunt or roll back the achievements of the LGBT rights movement, which culminated most notably with the Supreme Court’s decision last year to make marriage equality the law of the land. Although same-sex couples are now able to marry in all 50 states, the LGBT community — particularly transgender Americans — have since encountered new barriers to equality, often in the form of state laws that provide legal cover to religious opponents of same-sex marriage and nondiscrimination protections.

Details at http://nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mississippi-governor-signs-reli

Republicans Block Bills to Help Veterans

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Republicans pretend to be the party of patriots and “support our troops” but they have consistently Blocked important Bills to help our Veterans.

In 2014, Senate Republicans blocked a Veterans’ benefits bill  that would have expanded Federal healthcare and education programs for veterans.

President Obama had to threaten to use his veto pen when House Republicans attempting to cut benefits for 70,000 Veterans.

It was revealed that George W. Bush charged a charity for Veterans who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan to hear him speak.

House Republicans attempted to cut food assistance to 170,000 Veterans and their families, while crusading to give greater tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy.

Republicans have demonstrated that they have about as much respect for our Veterans as they do America’s poor, women, minorities and the elderly.

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Republicans Block President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

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Barely an hour after the news broke of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) made it clear that he has no intention of letting President Barack Obama replace the conservative icon.  McConnell stated, “The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice”.

McConnell stating that “The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice” is an outrageous statement.  The American people have already spoken… they elected Barack Obama as President and he has nominated a new Supreme Court Justice as required by the United States Constitution.

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Refusing to consider a Supreme Court Nominee during the last year of this Presidents term is unprecedented. Ronald Reagan nominated a Supreme Court Justice during his last year in office and Mitch McConnell confirmed his Nominee.

Mitch McConnell and Republicans has made blocking President Obama their top priority above serving the American people.

On January 20, 2009, the day of President Obama’s Inauguration, Republican leaders in Congress plotted to obstruct everything President Obama proposed to make his presidency a failure with no regard to how it would negatively affect the American people, so they could win the White House back in 2012.

Those present who attended the meeting included Republicans Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Pete Sessions, Pete Hoekstra, Tom Coburn, Bob Corker and Newt Gingrich who plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America’s Economy by among other things “Just Say No” to everything President Obama proposed.

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On Oct. 29, 2010 Sen. Mitch McConnell stated in an interview with the National Journal, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

Now Mitch McConnell and Republicans plan to block President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, Merrick Garland.

In a letter to Mitch McConnell signed by Republicans on the Judiciary Committee which included Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Orrin Hatch, Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake stated “to protect the will of the people, this committee will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominee until our next president is sworn in”

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Here’s a copy of the document signed by Republican traitors who has decided to put Politics above doing their job and serving the American people.

Please call each of them and tell them what you think about their  treasonous conduct.

Mitch McConnell:  502-582-6304

Chuck Grassley 202-224-3744

John Cornyn: 202-224-2934

Mike Lee:  202-224-5444

Jeff Sessions: 202-224-4124

Ted Cruz: 202- 224-5922

Orrin Hatch: 202- 224-5251

Lindsey Graham:  (202) 224-5972

Jeff Flake: 202-224-4521

Republicans has put hate for this president above doing their jobs.

We DEMAND that Mitch McConnell and all Republicans who are involved in blocking President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, to DO THEIR JOB or RESIGN FROM OFFICE.

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Republicans Responsible for Lead Poisoning in Flint Michigan

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Republican Governor Rick Snyder OK’d switching the water supply from the Detroit system which gets it’s water from Lake Huron (the Great Lakes) to the Flint River in April 2014 to save money. The Flint River water being more corrosive, caused high levels of lead in the drinking water. As a result, children who drank this contaminated water will likely suffer life long brain damage from lead poisoning.

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UPDATE: As of 1-5-2016, The US Department of Justice in Michigan has indicated that they will be launching an investigation into the Flint Water issue.

ARTICLES:

In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declaredhttps://washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/12/15/toxic-water-soaring-lead-levels-in-childrens-blood-create-state-of-emergency-in-flint-mich/

Michigan Knew Last Year That Flint’s Water Might Be Poisoned But Decided Not to Tell Anyone – Slate, January 11, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/694?t=6&akid=161078.26386535.NTDnur

Michigan’s Failure to Protect Flint – The New York Times, January 15, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/693?t=8&akid=161078.26386535.NTDnur

Michigan Knew Last Year That Flint’s Water Might Be Poisoned But Decided Not to Tell Anyone – Slate, January 11, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/694?t=10&akid=161078.26386535.NTDnur

Generation of Flint kids with lead in blood may not see effects for years – MLive, January 14, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/695?t=12&akid=161078.26386535.NTDnur

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The reason why Republicans are responsible for this is because Michigan Republicans created a law which allows Gov Rick Snyder to appoint Emergency Managers who he can install in any city he wants. These Emergency Managers can bypass and circumvent the power of elected officials and do practically anything they want.

Since Republican Gov Rick Snyder installed a Emergency Manager in Flint MI and over-rode the elected officials ability to make any decisions, it was ultimately Republican Gov Rick Snyder’s decision to switch the water supply from the Detroit system which gets it water from Lake Huron (the Great Lakes) to the Flint River in April 2014 to save money. Therefore he and his Republican majority is responsible for this outrage.

If you want to tell Gov. Rick Snyder what you think, here’s his phone number; 517-373-3400

This is what you get when you elect Republicans to office. They have proven time and time again that they don’t care about Democracy or the American people.

Most Americans have no idea that anything like this is going on in the United States of American.

Please share this page with as many people as possible to help expose this outrage.

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Stop Prescription Drug Price Gouging

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Martin Shkreli, 32, the founder and chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, recently purchased the rights to Daraprim and immediately increased the cost from $13.50 to $750 per pill.

Daraprim, known generically as pyrimethamine, is used mainly to treat toxoplasmosis, a parasite infection that can cause serious or even life-threatening problems for babies born to women who become infected during pregnancy, and also for people with compromised immune systems, like AIDS patients and certain cancer patients.

If you haven’t seen news reports about this issue, click here to view this news article.

Having access to this drug could mean the difference between life or death. $750 a pill would make the drug unaffordable and inaccessible to people who don’t have insurance.

This is just one example of Prescription Drug Price Gouging which American citizens are being subjected to.

Click here to sign petition: https://www.change.org/p/stop-drug-price-gouging

The signers of this petition demand that legislation be passed as soon as possible to stop Prescription Drug Price Gouging and to make it illegal to raise prices on a prescription drug by more than 50% after the rights has been purchased by another entity.

Drug prices in general are higher in the United States than any other country in the world and that is WRONG.  Republicans are to blame for this.

We demand international open market access to Prescription Drugs so Americans can buy Prescription Drugs from any country in the world.

Click here to sign petition: https://www.change.org/p/stop-drug-price-gouging.

UPDATE: Express Scripts Pushing $1 Alternative To Turing’s $750 Daraprim PillsClick here to read article

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Donald Trump Slams Martin Shkreli for AIDS Drug Price Hike: “Spoiled Brat,” “A Disgrace”

http://usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/donald-trump-slams-martin-shkreli-for-aids-drug-price-hike-2015249

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/record-label-severs-ties-with-embattled-pharmaceutical-c-e-o-martin-shkreli/

http://rawstory.com/2015/09/ex-hedge-funder-who-hiked-aids-pill-cost-by-5500-percent-says-drug-still-underpriced/

http://heavy.com/news/2015/09/martin-shkreli-hedge-fund-ceo-aids-drug-price-increase-turing-pharmaceuticals-daraprim/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/arleneweintraub/2015/08/18/retrophin-sues-founder-martin-shkreli-for-65m-his-reply-preposterous/

http://nytimes.com/2015/09/23/business/big-price-increase-for-an-old-drug-will-be-rolled-back-turing-chief-says.html

http://egbertowillies.com/2015/09/22/ceo-martin-shkreli-5000-drug-price-hike-shows-danger-of-unfettered-capitalism-video/

http://www.thenation.com/article/martin-shkreli-is-just-a-tiny-part-of-a-huge-problem/

http://slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/09/23/martin_shkreli_and_daraprim_how_the_government_could_stop_his_drug_price.html

 

10 Ideas to Save the Economy

We need to expand Social Security to prevent the looming retirement crisis, and we can do it simply by asking billionaires to pay their fair share.

In the Big Picture, two-thirds of seniors derive over half of their income from Social Security, and one-third of seniors rely on it for at least 90% of their income. Without it, the poverty rate of our seniors would be 45%, instead of just 10%. Social Security was created in the wake of the Great Depression as a bulwark against economic insecurity, and it is now more important than ever. We must:

  • Increase Social Security benefits to more accurately reflect the modern cost of living and the lack of income of current retirees.
  • Scrap the cap and ask millionaires and billionaires to pay Social Security taxes on 100% of their income, just as their employees do.

 

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Republicans War on the Poor and Working Families

Robert Reich connects the dots to expose how Republicans opposing the minimum wage, unemployment insurance, food stamps and more keep poor and working families in desperate situations.

 

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