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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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If #DemocraticSocialism is of interest to U, consider California. Strong public assistance programs. Poverty Capital of America w 1 in 4 #Poor. With just 12% of US Population, more than a third of US #Welfare recipients live in #California. 55% of immigrant HHs on public aid.
"In California a mother w 2 kids under 5 who participates in major welfare programs... would receive benefits worth $30,828 per year... Moreover, this benefit package doesn’t include Medicaid, which would be worth roughly $4,459 for this household."
ocregister.com/2015/08/29/cal…
"One of the problems with these welfare systems is they create situations where participants have little incentive to increase work because they would lose most of their earnings through lower benefits or higher taxes"
ocregister.com/2015/08/29/cal…
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#OSHO

A real commune, real #communism, will create equal #opportunities for #growth, but accept the #uniqueness of each #individual.

A commune means that we have pooled all our energies, our #money, everything into a single pool which will be taking care of all the #people
There should be absolute #freedom of expression in words or in creativity. Each individual should be respected as he is, not according to any ideal. His basic #needs must be fulfilled, and as the commune becomes richer, every individual should be provided with #comfort & #luxury
All the communes should be #interdependent, but they will not exchange money.

#Money should be dissolved. It has done tremendous harm to humanity – now it is time to say goodbye to it because money can be #accumulated. Money is one of the #enemies of man.
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My birthday is Feb 21.

I can't afford my #healthcare after Feb. 28 because my monthly premium leapt to $1,978.10 in January.

I'm re-applying for #Medicaid and #SSDI, but no one should have to do this in America.

I am just one of millions.
I'm angry.
I've been angry since Nov. 9, 2016.
I'm not by nature an angry person.
But when you're fighting for your literal life, you're in constant pain & you have to fight a system dedicated to crushing sick/#disabled people, it's enraging.
All over America people are crowdfunding

*healthcare
*prescriptions
*#oxygen
*dental care
*medical tests
*surgeries

Not artistic works or small films or books but
THINGS THAT WILL KEEP US FROM DYING.

Take that in, America.
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