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This article is from last December, but it's worth remembering. GOPers knew the #TaxScam would cause enormous deficits. They planned (and still plan) to dismantle Social Security and Medicare to pay for it. Problem is, SocSec and Medicare HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEFICIT.

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Both Social Security and Medicare are funded through dedicated taxes (your payroll taxes, otherwise known as FICA), and are NOT part of the general fund.

The only way to use SocSec and Medicare to pay for the #TaxScam is to STEAL *YOUR* HEALTHCARE AND RETIREMENT MONEY.

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You have been paying into these special funds--which are NOT part of the general treasury, and contribute NOTHING to the deficit--you have been paying into these earmarked funds all your working life, under the promise that YOUR money would be there for you when you need it,

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📣#Florida! You are some lucky people!

🌟You have an All-Star lineup of candidates to vote for in the General Election on November 6, 2018.

🐘Time to break the Republican trifecta (Governor, State Senate, State House all GOP) you've had for the most part since 1999.

Statewide:
📣This is the most important election of most of our lifetimes!

If you are not registered yet to vote in the General Election, you have until October 9th, 2018. Some people can even register online:

registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registratio…

🌟U.S. Congress candidates, Northern #Florida region:
🗳️ If you are ineligible to register to vote online in #Florida, there's more information about how to proceed here:

dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-…

🌟U.S. Congress candidates, Central #Florida region:
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SCANDAL #8
⚡️In 2014, 75% of Floridians voted OVERWHELMINGLY to pass Amendment 1, AKA the FL Water & Land Conservation Initiative, a state constitutional amendment to allot a projected $21 billion over the 20 years of the measure to buy & preserve land. They approved this:
▶️75% of the voters is 4.2 million people.
▶️When 75% of #Florida voters voted to approve Amendment 1 to the Florida Constitution, they approved "the largest land conservation measure ever approved in a single state."
ℹ️The exact amount of money is “projected” because—according to the amendment that was passed—it was to come from 33% of Florida’s existing excise tax. An Excise tax is a “documentary stamp tax” paid when real estate is sold, typically 70 cents per $100 paid for the property.
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We have an illegitimate President. He commited conspiracy in plain sight with a hostile foreign power to attain the Presidency. We are ALL witnesses to his crime.

#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica

#VoteBlueNoMatterWho

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We have an illegitimate President. He conspired with his attorney to defraud the American People to silence witnesses at a crucial point in his campaign so that Voters would not have complete information with which to make their voting decision.

#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica

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We have an illegitimate President. He conspired with his attorney to hide campaign donations paid to keep witnesses silent at a crucial point in his campaign.

#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica

#VoteBlueNoMatterWho

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Important article by @KirkseniyaSF comparing the Russian opposition with the Resistance.

The Russian opposition to autocracy crumbled. Will the Resistance fall as well?

I think the answer is no. I offer 4 reasons why.

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1. One key diff. btw American & Russian opposition? The Resistance is broader and larger than the Russian opposition to Putin. The Resistance is the clear majority in the US.

2. Second, there's more institutional support for American opposition than there was in Russia. /2
That's explained partly by America's much deeper tradition of liberal democracy compared to Russia and it's long autocratic history.

Not only are liberal civil, political and legal institutions holding up under trump's autocratic assault, they have resisted along with us. /3
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One year ago, @Reince tweeted that the GOP had “a revolutionary data program” resulting in them “carrying WI for first time in 30 years.”

Attached was this article that said these “Data Operations” helped Trump win WI & will used for the 2018 midterms.

👉host.madison.com/ct/news/local/…
Trump won* WI by just 22,748 votes.

200,000+ in WI were unable to vote in 2016.

Along with MI & PA, WI was one of the 3 swing states that gave* the EC to Trump by a scant 78,652 votes.

All 3 States were among the 39 states reported as hacked by Russia.

Exit polls are a scientifically proven litmus test. In 2016, they were off by as high as 10%

Anything above ~2.5% indicates suspect anomalies. It triggers other countries to nullify elections.

In the swing states of MI, PA, & WI—all were all above 3%.

👉tdmsresearch.com/2016/11/10/201…
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Hello!
Let’s talk about the new #russianbot/#russianshill/#russiantroll/#altright darling, #walkaway for a bit, shall we, since clearly they’re pushing this as their new marketing campaign.
#thread
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(gasp!)
#inaugurationcrowdsize
#voterfraud
#deepstate
#trumptowerwiretap
#uraniumone
#releasethememo
#spygate
#IGReport
#QAnon

Now, it’s…#walkaway

(Christ, that’s a lot! They’re super gullible, enh? Heh)
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We're about to see the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice who would overturn Row v Wade, kill the Affordable Care Act. allow Republican gerrymandering, protect Trump from the Mueller probe, continue to gut civil rights, repeal same-sex marriage,

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end environmental regulation, kill workers' rights, possibly rule Social Security and Medicare to be unconstitutional.

We can thank Susan Sarandon, Jill Stein, and the Talibern. Even today, they think they did the right thing in 2016.

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But keep fighting. This is not over.

Pressure EVERY SINGLE SENATOR.

If we lose this fight, a fascist gets on the Court for decades.

We can recover from that--and we must--but let's try to win this.

And in November, #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

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The Constitution does not enforce itself.

When a Fascist Party controls the Executive, the Congress and the Courts, the Fascists can simply ignore the Constitution, and there is no power able to hold them to account.

*Perhaps* the voters can, but...

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... the voters can hold elected officials to account only if those officials allow free and fair elections.

You see the sham elections that happen in nations like Russia, Turkey, Egypt, and in other "constitutional" dictatorships? That's what can happen here.

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This is especially so when the Fascist Party controls the federal judiciary. Challenges to fraudulently-run elections will not succeed.

The Constitution doesn't enforce itself.
The ability of We the People to enforce it is rapidly slipping away.
#VoteBlueNoMatterWho

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I'm an aging, straight, white male with a good-paying job. I have good benefits from that job,

I support things like civil rights and voting rights and healthcare and women's rights, even though most of these things don't directly affect me.

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If I only supported things that affect me, that would be selfish and inhumane,

I could say guys like me should support these things, because if the rights of others could be taken away, then my rights could be taken away too.

But that's not why I support these things.

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I could say guys like me should support these things, because people we love could otherwise be hurt--the women in our lives, the people who aren't straight or white, the people who are less fortunate economically.

But that's not why I support these things.

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There was a time when it might have made sense to make a protest vote for a third-party candidate who didn't have a chance of getting elected, or to withhold your vote as an act of rebellion against the establishment.

That time is long gone.

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I'm old enough to remember when Democrats and Republicans could both be sure the other party, while having radically different views on what the solutions to our national problems were, at least agreed on the shape of the basic problems. We at least shared some basic facts.

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Though we disagreed on proper policy, we agreed that that United States needed to exist as a democratic republic. Its institutions of governance--the House, the Senate, the Executive, the Courts, regulatory agencies, and so on--served a purpose and needed to exist.

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I'm starting to see self-important little pricks listing their demands which must be met to get them to vote Democratic in 2018 and beyond.

As if trying to save the idea of democracy isn't enough.

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One deeply troublesome meme is, "If Democrats don't block Trump's next SCOTUS nomination, I'm not voting for them!"

A hard fact:
DEMOCRATS CAN NOT BLOCK TRUMP'S UPCOMING SCOTUS NOMINATION.

Tattoo that on the inside of your eyelids.

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The only way it can be blocked is if all Democratic Senators hold together, and two Republicans defect (or just one, if McCain can't vote).

Newsflash:
NO REPUBLICAN SENATORS ARE GOING TO DEFECT.

Add that tattoo under the first one.

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Good morning.
Yesterday sucked.
What did you do?
Did you take the punch in the #KennedyRetirement and call it a day?
Did you rage about it here or IRL?
That here is no right answer,
There is a WRONG answer.
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Good morning.
If you had the luxury to turn of the internet and not feel the impact of yesterday, fortunate.
But if you can live in a regime targeting people who don’t get a break and go “I need a break..."
Are you okay with that?
I’’m not.
#SCOTUS #KeepFamiliesTogether
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Good morning.
What did you do last night?
I picked up dinner hearing Trumpers end zone dance over #SCOTUS.
And #TrumpConcentrationCamps.
And #BabyJails
And a million other things I disagree with.
It sucked.
I just wanted dinner.
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ICYMI: Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral Far Wider Than Known. It was almost double–39 states, not 21

IL investigators found evidence that Russian cyber intruders tried to DELETE or ALTER VOTER DATA.

They accessed software used on Election Day 2016
👉bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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In Kansas, despite #RuleOfLaw, officials are being told to keep enforcing #VoterSuppression tactics ruled unconstitutional under #Crosscheck champion .@KrisKobach1787.

Kobach was once in charge of Trump’s now defunct voter “integrity” commission.

thehill.com/homenews/state…
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Russia actively infiltrated and successfully manipulated our democracy and free elections. They actively infiltrated through voter disinformation & “data operations.”

1️⃣ bbc.com/news/av/magazi…

2️⃣ host.madison.com/ct/news/local/…

NEW 3️⃣ rawstory.com/2018/06/trump-…
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#Texas the TX Republican Party passed this as their platform at their convention last week. It is 58 pages of the craziest sh*t I’ve ever seen & that is saying something on a day like today! #txlege #Retweet #FightBackTexas #Delusional #VoteBlueNoMatterWho texasgop.org/wp-content/upl…
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Getting @realDonaldTrump elected wasn't Russia's main goal.
Russia's bigger goal has always been to create chaos and distrust within American society.
They want Americans to distrust the media by not knowing what's real and what's not.
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I fully believe that our democracy hinges on flipping Congress blue, so I actively promote Democrats.

I carefully select which primary candidates to highlight based on character, expertise & other factors. But most important of all is fit for the district. Will they win?
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Some on here take the position that we should boost the profiles of all Dem primary candidates equally. I do not. Because some won’t win. And we must win. /2
There is a danger in the nationalization of local races. Many of us in super blue urban centers view things through a very progressive lens. So when we look to races in rural Michigan, Texas or Virginia we may be drawn to super progressive candidates in those races. /3
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I'm back on the #soapbox. And I'm going to be on it a long time talking up #CitizensUnited until it sinks into the brain of everyone here. If we want a HOPE of restoring the #integrity of our #elections it MUST be overturned. #DarkMoney is overriding our voices in the ballot box.
#CitizensUnited was and is the nail in the coffin to any pretense of #democracy. How do you think this #IllegitimateRegime was installed? #DarkMoney is the major culprit. Then there was the #Russian interference, #Hacking, #VoterSuppression and #Gerrymandering.
A #PerfectStorm
We lost our voices this last #election that was a #coup. #WI alone suppressed 300K votes & that's just the tip of that iceberg. Throw in the #CitizensUnited #DarkMoney of #Adelson #Kochanistan #Mercerville et al #Russians #hacking #Gerrymandering & there you go. #Democracy dies.
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