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I have some words to say regarding a lowered wage for people under the age of 18. I have real life experience and some pretty harsh opinions on why this isn't a good idea and why this isn't a fair idea.
#ableg #abpoli #abvote #FightFor15 #abndp #UCP
Point #1. I was on my own paying rent, utilities, food, clothing & transportation when I was 16. My rent, utilities, food, clothing and transportation was NOT at reduced cost because of my age so why should my wage have been reduced because of my age?
Unless we don't care about putting vulnerable people in poverty and holding them there? Unless we don't care about all people in society and if they have the ability to meet their basic needs?
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Via @latimes DEMS Focus on OVERSIGHT Role and Investigations of the #Trump #kakistocracy .. and ALL OF ITs piles. TRUMP was schooled this AM as to what #Oversight means.. he whined .. They didn’t do it to (black) OBAMA
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#maddow @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos
@latimes @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos The Dem agenda will include three #House floor votes on Major Bills by the end of March, according to tentative plans shared by Democratic sources. #HR1 #HR7 #HR8 @LWV #votingrights @Womenworking @NationalNOW @womensmarch @MomsDemand @davidhogg111 #FightFor15 #VoteVetsVsNRA
@latimes @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos #OVERSIGHT Acting AG. #Whitaker is slated to testify tomorrow, making him the first major TRUMP #kakistocracy official to come before USHouse since @SpeakerPelosi got gavel back.
@RVAwonk @lauferlaw @SethAbramson @DavidCornDC @renato_mariotti @tribelaw @jentaub @maddow @CNN
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What would you do if:
People in the richest country in the world actually freeze to death every winter because they’re poor or homeless and the Russians had nothing to do with it @maddow @MSNBC
What would you do if:
This were an extremely asinine and offensive tweet given how @maddow covers nothing but Russia speculation for 5 hours a week on her huge platform
What would you do if:
Your own government/corporate oligarchs poisoned your water supply and did nothing about it for 5 years
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday!
January 20, 2019
RT from this #Thread and take part in the National #MedicareForAll
Week of Action!
Compare Democrats’ many Medicare-for-All proposals with this chart
pbs.org/newshour/amp/e…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
Life, Death and Insulin
washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/…
As the cost of the lifesaving medication skyrockets, some desperate diabetics are rationing — and risking their lives. Was Alec Raeshawn Smith one of them?
Demand #MedicareForAll!
#SinglePayerSunday
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It's #SinglePayerSunday!
December 30, 2018
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@NationalNurses Union are organizing to win #MedicareForAll because it's the only way to prioritize patient needs over insurance industry greed. #SinglePayer
‘Medicare for All’ Gains Favor With Democrats Looking Ahead to 2020
nytimes.com/2018/12/29/us/…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday #M4A
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I'm going to tweet as if I were a Bernie basher who pretended to be a feminist anti-racist. Ahem. Here it goes... Once upon a time, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was born and realized she wanted to be just like Hillary Clinton because her experience really resonated with her. She...
really liked Clinton's co-sponsoring of a bill that would have sent people to jail for flag-burning. She really liked Clinton's stumping for welfare reform & the crime bill. She really liked all the work The Clinton Foundation did in Haiti. She really liked Hillary's vote on...
Iraq. She really liked what Clinton did as SOS in Honduras. She really liked the way Clinton lied about her position on Honduras. And she really loved Clinton's sit-down interview with Mary J Blige. Basically, Clinton's whole brand of politics & policy appealed to Alexandria...
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Common exchange at any random fast food drive thru window.

Me: hello, I'd like a number 1, regular size, with a Coke to drink please...

Cashier: what size would you like?

Me: regular size.

Cashier: what would you like to drink with that?

Me: [sigh] a Coke.

#FightFor15 😒
Cashier: that will be $7.16, please pull around.

I pull up and hand the lad $22.16...

Cashier: sir, your total is only 7.16, you gave me way too much.
Now the fun starts. The Cashier tries to hand back $2.16 and break the 20...

Me: I'm trying to avoid coins and singles in my change.

Cashier: [very confused] um... Ah... I'll have to reverse this, I already put in $20.

Me: just give me a ten and a five. 🙄

#FightFor15 😒
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If it's not obvious, I write this from first hand experience. I was a convicted felon and am well versed in the struggles, spare me the stories. I already know, I lived them personally.
Many, not wanting to put forth the required effort, use their status as an excuse to quit trying.
This demonstrates weak character and that individual deserves little more that "would you like fries with that?"
Sidebar: Ordered just fries once, I was seriously asked if I wanted wanted fries with my fries.
Another time, my total was 4.16, I give the kid a 5 & 16 cents... With the most bewildered look he told me I gave him too much. 😒 Just gimme a dollar.

#FightFor15 🙄 #notworth5
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I want to throw out a couple of thoughts I have about the mis-use of the term 'progressive' as a euphemism for 'liberal'. I've addressed this in public talks before but never put them to written media and would like feedback.
During the run up to the Iraq war and later, during #Occupy, I always considered myself a liberal, since that was the derisive term used by Rush, Hannity and others that I fundamentally disagreed with. It was a label I wore with pride.
I'm not sure exactly when "progressive" entered my lexicon - it was probably during the @BernieSanders campaign, and it seemed like every "liberal" politician was using the word to describe their positions.
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It's #SinglePayerSunday!
Beware the scams!
Vote #MedicareForAll!
Vote #SinglePayer in 2018!
Be a #MedicareForAllVoter
It's #SinglePayer supporters who are being pragmatic, not the opponents
#MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday latimes.com/opinion/reader…
The popularity of #SinglePayer health care:
Letter to the editor
#MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
oregonlive.com/opinion/index.…
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday Support #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll
April 15, 2018
Help Campaign For #MedicareForAll

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Where: Oakland, CA
#SB562 #SinglePayerSunday
singlepayernow.net/events/help-ca…
Q&A with Erin Georgen on Washington’s #SinglePayer healthcare initiative
#I1600 #SinglePayerSunday
stateofreform.com/featured/2018/…
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday 🇺🇸
Promote #MedicareForAll by becoming a #MedicareForAllVoter 🗽
#MedicareForAllVoter 🗽
Is #MedicareForAll Politically Viable?
A Guide to 561 Congressional Candidates.
#SinglePayerSunday 🚑
kingstoncreative.net/practical-demo…
#MedicareForAllVoter 🗽
Here's the original story on @dccc scaring @TheDemocrats away from #MedicareForAll: 🇺🇸

#SinglePayerSunday REMINDER:
#MedicareExtra and @USofCare are SCAMS! 💰
theintercept.com/2018/02/27/dcc…
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Women are the majority in America.
Stop calling issues essential to our survival #identitypolitics.
We are paid 3/4--or less--than men are for the same work.
We are 80% of the minimum wage workers.
We are the majority of the working class & the working poor.
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Single mothers and women over 65 are the poorest people in America.
So when you talk about "economic justice" and the #FightFor15 you're talking about WOMEN--not the white guy Trumpers & Berners the MSM keeps writing about.

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The claim of #identitypolitics is meant to shut down discourse on #ReproJustice--but nothing contributes more to women's economic inequality than being forced to have children before she's finished school or is financially ready.
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if you have off from work today, btw, thank a "violent" "leftist" protesting the "wrong way": en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman_S…
Labor Day exists because Pullman rail workers got fed up of high housing & living costs in the company town they were forced to live in.
If you don't know what a company town is, it's hard to find a good overview today. Why? Because history is written by the ruling class...
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