Archive for February, 2014

What makes more sense to you? Campaign finance

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

money51. Action: The Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision changed the financial rules in elections allowing individuals and corporations to give unlimited and undisclosed sums of money to individual candidates.

Result: The results have been devastating and this decisions needs to be repealed. Currently, billionaires like the Koch Brothers’ America for Prosperity and Super PACs like Karl Rove’s American Crossroads are buying elections and elected officials across the country.

2. Action: Unlimited funds are allowed to infiltrate and corrupt our democratic process.

Result: Democracy is fading and plutocracy is taking over America as a way of life. This will create two classes: the elite and the poor. There will be no more middle class or a way out of poverty.

What makes more sense to you? Taxes

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

building11. Action: Cut all government programs. Making government smaller would lower taxes.

Result: People who are against everything the government does, still drive on the streets and bridges they funded, read at the libraries they built, enjoy the protection of the police and fire departments they provide, send their kids to public schools, vacation in state and national parks, and many other things they take for granted. These items and many more are paid for by tax dollars and provided by government services. They don’t just happen in a vacuum.

2. Action: Create jobs by putting people to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and other needed services.

Result: The economy would improve, our streets and bridges would be safer and we would look more like a viable global leader than a third world country.

Press you Congressperson to vote for a jobs bill to put Americans back to work, not just talk about it.

What makes more sense to you? Minimum wage

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

money11. Action: Republicans refuse to raise the minimum wage. As a result of not paying a living wage, Wal-Mart tells their workers to get food stamps.
Result: Taxpayers like you and me are subsidizing a billion dollar corporation and its namesake family. Alice Walton, one of the richest people in America, wants taxpayers to pay for her companies’ employees so she can have that much more.

2. Action: Raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
Result: This will not hurt companies as most will pass it on to the consumers who purchase their products and services. The increase will usually be pennies so the effect will be negligible in sales. And the wage increase will raise thousands of hard working Americans out of poverty.

What makes more sense to you? Gun rights

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

menandwomen31. Action: Republicans say they are prolife even in the case of rape or incest or if the woman’s life is in danger.

Result: You say you are for all babies to be born, regardless of the women’s right to protect her own body, even though you won’t increase the minimum wage to provide for these babies, food stamps to feed them or pre K to educate them.

2. Action: Republicans side with the NRA and allow all guns, including assault weapons and large magazine clips to be purchased without background checks to prevent felonies, domestic abusers, mentally ill and others from having guns they shouldn’t have.

Results: Thousands of these babies and their parents are killed annually with these guns. These two views seem diametrically opposed to me. Are Republicans prolife or just pro-birth?