With the passing of the Sanders’ campaign’s high mark, it becomes clearer than ever that one can fight back against Big Money.  Instead of being disappointed in a setback, we should take joy that for once this message finally resonated in the American People.

No one really expects a first attack or probe to successfully take down a giant. That rarely happens.  The fact that it is so rare, is often what ramps up the hope and anticipation when possibilities align predicting it could happen.

And of course, hope and anticipation were ramped up as we saw success after success pile on to Bernie’s campaign.

So the take away from all of this is that Big Money is vulnerable.  They don’t always win.  Sure they have odds stacked in their favor because they can buy what they need.  But they are not invincible….

It is this knowledge that must now run rampant in the large sector of the population that is now being polled saying they want Sanders as our president.

Yes, those polls do include independents and it is fact that both major parties blocked independents from 4 of the last primary contests…

It was that rule that broke the revolution, not Big Money.

Rules can be changed and that rule does not apply in general elections. What this means is that if you are a progressively inclined person of either party, now is the time to run to put Big Money back into its box…

Bernie showed America that we can still be in charge of our country, but, we need to act now because we are losing control fast… But, we can…

It just takes involvement… Which means it will take you.  You can’t sit this one out like you have all those in the past…. You will need to “do” something…

Because we have just seen with our own eyes, that it can be done.

If you are undecided, consider this vignette.  Somewhere in Delaware yesterday (purposefully vague) at a baseball game, the visiting team which was predominately Hispanic, was clobbering the local white team, and the chant got started and ran throughout the game…. “Build that Wall”….

In one sense it is kind of funny, considering that taunts have always been part of public sports, but on the other it has some very deep implications that are rather scary.

They are hatred and prejudice.

This is new.  We have become much more comfortable expressing hatred and prejudiced out loud, in public, than we have been for decades.

This was very common in the South when many of you were growing up.  It was open. It was accepted. But for most of our lives, it was put into a box and the lid was kept shut… That seems to be the case no longer…

Now there have always been people who hate.  But if someone is going to smack you down for uttering it, one tends to not spew it out from their mouth… One certainly doesn’t call ones boss a prick to his face, and the answer why one does not is readily obvious… You’ll get fired.

If one can be put in jail for uttering hate or inciting violence, one does not do it, except perhaps to be put in jail for reasons of protest…

There is a remedy against hate though…  and there is only one remedy…. It is in numbers…

If you hate the haters, they really don’t go away because they thrive on the attention and that makes them stronger… More people flock to their side and more people copy their actions seeing how successful they’ve become…

 

No.  It requires action by everyone who does not hate, who wants a world of love, to actively show that love to all is by far the better way.  As we divvy up our citizenry into two sides, those still undecided looking at both options, must then all decide that a life of loving, has far more benefits than a life of hate….

Inaction is not an option in this case… Inaction allows the hate to go forward, uncontested.  Inaction against hate, is as effective as inaction against ISIS for example.  No, …one has to start stepping up to hate whenever one sees it.

It will take bravery to do so at first;  it will first appear you are outnumbered because your voice will be the only one against a sea of voices intent on drowning you out…

But remember.  There are millions of silent voices who want to also speak out, but don’t want to commit their own suicide by doing so… As the first brave person, you need to be the one to do so…

“Hate is so communist and anti-Christian.  Your vision of America is not one I want for my kids…  sorry, I can’t support you or what you stand for.”

And there you go….  You’ve done it….  When they’ve thrown at you all they have in their arsenal, you get up and say, “that’s all you got?  That wasn’t that bad.” and it will be over…   Just mopping up little pockets will be all that is left….

There is a swing against political correctness by some in this country.  Political correctness is just another word for “R-E-S-P=E-C-T”….   If someone says they’re against political correctness or that political correctness is everything that is wrong with this country, just substitute in place of the words “political correctness” with the word: “respect”… You then see their true colors…

America as a democracy means we, the people, do get to chose the direction we want our country to go down.  Sometimes we get it right… Sometimes we don’t…

But when we start intimidating with racial threats of “Build that wall; build that wall” because we ourselves can’t play good baseball, we are saying much, much more about ourselves, than we are our immigrants…..

It is past time.  No more sitting on the fence.

Most of Americans are not hateful… It is us who aren’t, who need to be running the country.  We can only do that if we vote in people who profess love, and vote out those who signed up to hate…..

There are more of us than them.  Numbers is how our fate is decided… when it comes to good versus evil, sitting this one out, plays right into evil’s hand…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks like Bernie’s strength is in Kent and Sussex Counties.  Hillary is very strong in Wilmington’s precincts. Newark is closer to 50-50… Claymont is 50-50.. Hockessin leans slightly in favor of Clinton.

it is funny that large numbers of people did not know Hillary was in state today.  I wonder if they were aware Bernie landed here Saturday?

This election will depend on turnout (as most elections do).  If you are a Hillary supporter, you really don’t have the push to get to the polls because if you fail, Hillary is going to win it anyway… But… If you believe in what Bernie says, about student loans, free college, stopping global warming, getting billionaires out of our government, Medicaid for all, this is the last ditch time to vote.  If he loses this round, it’s like the other team being two touchdowns up at the two minute warning…. We have seen miracles happen, but rare it is, when they do…

If you vote for Bernie, you give him life… If you don’t, there is no one left to carry your water for you… You lost your chance at ever getting a better life.

This election has too many variables to predict.  But by this time tomorrow we will know  if…

  • it is still possible to get out of student loan debt.
  • If it is still possible to go to state colleges tuition free
  • If it is still possible to begin the squeeze on fossil fuels to save the planet.
  • If it is still possible to get billionaires out from running our government for themselves.
  • If it is still possible to have a single payer healthcare system.
  • If love still outweighs hate…..

Vote.  it will never happen unless you vote for it to happen…..  Only one candidate is running for the people…

 

 

 

 

 

Briefly, because that is the length of attentions spans until after Tuesday.

But despite Hillary touting Obama’s great job record, many people don’t see things working out very well today…

And that is because most people don’t rate their well-being by whether or not they have income incoming… but by how much the have left over for discretionary spending after all mandatory and necessary expenses have been met.

When over 50% of all income coming in is going to the top 1/10th of one percent, it is pretty obvious to everyone that only by increasing taxes on those stratospheric incomes, will money ever return to the middle class which is where it needs to be.

If any of you follow corporate financial reports, you are by now, aware and worried that domestic demand has dipped below critical levels. If any of you follow corporate financial reports, you too are skittish that we are on track for another very nasty correction this fall.

Only one candidate is addressing the problem. Only one candidate can make a difference to the middle class… All other four running are billionaire appeasers who like Chamberlain before Hitler, sell us out and offer us an empty plate of words, telling us we will have prosperity in our time.

It is past time I’m afraid, to stop believing their words and start believing our eyes…

Only when the billionaires are put back under control of We the People, will We, the People, ever get our fair share too….

The only hope for America, is to fix this huge problem of over 50% of our wealth sucked out of our economy,  and only one presidential candidate is uncompromised, … who can do it.

Wow, that’s a shocker, isn’t it?  Of course I don’t mean in bed; I mean in economic policy..

One of the reasons blacks have such fond memories of the Clintons is because as a group, they benefited during the policy changes of the Bill Clinton Presidency. There was a big difference from where they were before Clinton was elected, to where they were when he turned over the reins of power to his successor.

Today due to the influence of a misguided press, they seem to be mixing fiction with fact in their overwhelming support for Hillary over Bernie Sanders… ( In NY it was split 75/25).  Such is understandable. The explanation of the difference between fact and fiction, is that the Bill Clinton upon leaving office, did not have the same outlook as the one who entered.  Hillary has continued his same line of financial maturity, (most notably after the presidency, when they became wealthy). Whereas, Bernie as a poor Senator is very similar to the young Bill Clinton as a poor governor, both having far greater empathy for the middle and problems of the lower class, than they do or did to the top 1%.

Both the policies of Bill and Bernie were and are aimed at correcting the flaws embedded in the economics of a growing middle class, no matter how hard it hurt the rich.  By contrast, Hillary pays lip service to the middle class’s economic hardships, but her views appear to be compromised and tempered by her connections to the upper 1% who definitely seem to have her ear…..

So let’s compare Bill’s achievements piece by piece?

The economy added almost 23 million jobs under  Bill Clinton’s 8 years.  The GDP grew 35% over the same time. Unemployment hit a 30 year low.

Average hourly wages grew 6%.  Medium average household income grew 14%. The median income of African American families increased by a third and Hispanic families saw their median incomes rise by almost $7,000. Poverty rates dropped to near record lows. And of course the federal budget went from enormous deficits to enormous surpluses,

How was this done?  Basically,…. by getting rid of Reaganomics and establishing “sound” economic policy.

Fundamentally, the middle class is the engine of U.S. economic growth and prosperity.  When it grows; the national economy grows.  When it contracts; our economy contracts.

Bill strengthened the Middle Class by seriously hiking the minimum wage!!!!! 20%. Next, Bill pushed and got the Family Medical Leave Act, which meant that having a baby would no longer cost you your job. This is something we simply take for granted today; it is almost unbelievable to think that firing pregnant moms was the norm prior to that bill’s passage and signature.  Third, establishment of Child Tax Credits, a necessary plank for middle class families still to this day…

Bill Clinton made entering the Middle Class easier for those on the bottom by strengthening the Earned Income Credit, a credit whose amount grew as ones wages grew up to a certain point, offering strong incentive to work more.  Welfare reform up to $3 billion dollars yearly, continued to push people out of poverty and into the middle class.  This included housing vouchers for those working their way out of welfare , as well as business tax breaks for businesses hiring them.

To help young families, more money than every before was directed to Head Start and child care.  The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was founded to bridge the lower incomes after Medicaid incomes cuts kicked in.  WIC funding increased 45% over his tenure.  Food Snap funding initially got a $3 billion boost, then fell off rapidly as the economy boomed. As well as Federal Housing Assistance growing $9 billion per year enabling many lower middle class owners to realize home ownership for the first time.

Together, these dropped poverty level rates among Blacks from 33% at the time of Bill’s swearing in, to 22% at his swearing out….

As millions of more Americans entered the middle class and as real wages grew, President Clinton also met his goal of spending less on tax breaks for the wealthy and debt services—and giving the middle class more room to spend and grow the economy instead.

And for the first time in 30 years, incomes of the bottom 20 percent of the workforce rose nearly as much as the top 20 percent, and the number of people living in poverty actually declined.

Furthermore, for the first time, Afro Americans had opportunity equal to their white peers.  With equal access to education, and federal money being spent on poorer schools as well, many Afro Americans were equally poised alongside their white counterparts, to engage in middle class opportunities as technology opportunities suddenly blew up with the growth of internet technologies. Suddenly there WERE lots of blacks making lots of money.  Locally, Delaware call centers pretty well hired out all Wilmington to staff their offices.

In the quality of life category, violent crime which peaked just before Bill Clinton came into office, fell significantly over the course of his tenure, and has continued long afterwards.

But all these changes were instigated, and completely made into realization,… by the increase of the top marginal rate on top incomes…

Clinton’s 1993 budget, passed over the vociferous opposition of congressional Republicans, included revenue enhancements focused almost exclusively on those who benefited most from President Reagan’s tax reductions 12 years earlier—large corporations and America’s most affluent earners. These included:

  • An increase in the top ordinary income tax rate from 31 percent to 39.6 percent
  • Repealing the cap on earnings subject to the Medicare payroll tax
  • Increasing the corporate income tax rate for profits above $10 million
  • Reducing the deductibility of business meals and entertainment expenses

These “paid for” all the improvements Bill Clinton used to strengthen the Middle Class and then went on to paying down the federal debt, thereby decreasing cost of the portion of debt servicing ….  Had these policies not been overturned by the successor George W. Bush, the entire national debt was on scheduled to have been eliminated by  2009….

By turning the federal budget around, President Clinton accomplished three critical things. First, he reduced federal borrowing as the economy improved, allowing that capital to flow to more productive uses and giving the private sector a needed boost. Second, he allayed the fears of an impending debt crisis, taking that issue off the table. And third, the fiscal improvement allowed the government to focus on the other economic matters listed above—investing in the future, growing the middle class, mitigating poverty, and strengthening Afro-America’s communities.

Undoubtedly President Clinton’s policies are what spurred the economy out of the Reagan doldrums by focusing on the middle class and by making targeted public investments directly in the neighborhoods of Afro-Americans. I just wanted fellow white Americans to first understand WHY black Americans were and still are so loyal to the “Clinton” name…..

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Which brings us now to 2016.  Exactly twenty fours years after that election featuring Ross Perot making a “giant sucking sound”. (Can you believe it’s been that long)….

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If you are Afro American over 35 you probably already know of what I just told you; you lived it. So naturally everyone should see where there should be a lot of loyalty still deserved by the wife of the man who created so much good.

But!

Do you know that the policies now espoused by Hillary Clinton are very similar to those espoused by George W. Bush’s father, George Herbert Walker Bush when he ran against Bill Clinton?  (“Stay the course.”) Do you know that the policies now espoused by Bernie Sanders are much closer to what Bill Clinton ran on in 1992, than are those of his wife today?

The crux of Bill Clinton’s success was his quick passage of the higher taxes on the top one percent.  That allowed a return to the proper balance of wealth and investment to America.  Everyone knows no wealthy person is going to invest in a poverty area. Which is why to eradicate poverty areas, you first need federal investment directly into those people who live in those areas.  When they are no longer living in poverty, that area is no longer a poverty area.  This in a nutshell, is why allowing MORE investment credits to wealthy people with the sole purpose to entice them to invest, is a no-go…   No one willingly loses a million dollars to get a reward of $10,000 extra dollars for doing so.

Which is all that Republican ideas offer.   They merely let the rich keep all their money and do nothing to invest in poor neighborhoods.  But, if you tax the rich so much it tortures them (MAKE IT STOP)!), then say, … no taxes if you invest in South Bridge Wilmington, you actually do get people to invest in South Bridge Wilmington.   Like ShopRite.  :)   But you have to first have very high taxes to make tax breaks the incentive they once were and again should be…

(If you’ve noticed, incoming corporations now no longer ask for tax breaks for an incentive to move into Delaware; they ask for cash up front.  Tax breaks are no incentive anymore because taxes are way, way, way too low. Lower tax breaks? Pffft. It’s no big deal).

Therefore, you NEED higher tax rates to

a) generate private investment back into the economy

b) fund public sector projects no private investor would sink money into.

c) raise wages.

None of which ever happen when tax rates are too, too, too low on the top 1%. You may wonder how this works?

Higher taxes tax profit… That is all.  They tax all the money that is left over after every other expense has been accounted for… If you have a business and put money back into it to grow your business, it is quite possible you have no profits left over.  If you have no profits, you cannot be taxed on them… Therefore higher marginal tax rates provide the best incentive currently known to mankind, (otherwise known as greed), to convince a business owner to either repair or expand his business.  This action done by all business owners everywhere at the same time, is what we all call “economic growth”…

Now taking the contrary course, that of cutting taxes to spur investment, does not give you more investment.. Instead it makes you buy up what is already there… It is way more profitable to “buy” a bank for example, than start one from the ground up.  You “buy” a bank, fire its president, vice presidents, and officers and replace them with those on your payroll, presto, you’ve already earned profit… which incidentally, will not generate much tax revenue because of  the lower rates which gave you so much money to buy the bank in the first place. Why would anyone invest in something which after 15 years, has a total payoff of 3%…. when they can selectively put that money in stocks and make 8% in 4 weeks?  This explains why we have great gains in our stock markets and very little physical investment in the infrastructure, when taxes are low; and the opposite when tax rates begin climbing…  Ironically the obvious way to spur more physical investment in our economy, is to make “making money” too expensive so you have to “hide” it before it gets taxed…. Higher marginal tax rates do that…

Bill Clinton raised taxes on the top 1% from 31% to 39.6%,  a jump of 8%. The economy took off like a rocket and over the rest of his term we had the best economy ever in America’s history.   Bernie wants to raise rates on our highest income earners from 39.6 to 52%  (12.4%); it would only hit those making more than $10 million a year, and then it is only on those amounts over that $10 million to which this rate will apply…  By contrast, Hillary is stating that she only wants to generate only 3% of what Bernie will….or show an increase of 0.3%…..

This is why Bernie is more like Bill than his wife Hillary.

 

Hillary said she wants minimum wage at $12 dollars by 2020.. Bernie is advocating $15 dollars.  Bill Clinton jumped minimum wage 20%… If one takes the $10 wage already voted on by Delaware’s legislature, her cap would stop it at $12 dollars, roughly a 20% level of increase. Yet Bernie’s takes it up to $15 dollars or a 50% increase over the current $10 dollar amount… something some localities and states have made it into future law already.

So in daring, Bernie is more like Bill than Hillary is.

When it comes to putting through more blacks through college, Bernie is more like Bill than is Hillary.  He advocates tuition-free college for all.

When it comes to health insurance, Bernie is more like Bill than is Hillary.

When it comes to infrastructure investment and jobs, Bernie is more like Bill than is Hillary.

When it comes to caring more for Black children, Bernie is more like Bill than Hillary.

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And it makes perfect sense.  When Bill ran for president he was an governor of a poor state comprised of many blacks, making $35,000 a year.  Except for his free governor’s mansion, he was very middle class.  From 2007 to 2014, the Clinton’s earned $141 million.  It is not hard to understand why they won’t be such strong supporters of the middle class if it comes at the rich’s expense.

Bernie Sanders has a net worth of $300,000.  If he weren’t a Senator, he’d be living on Social Security. That makes him the poorest of all presidential candidates. That makes him so much more like Bill Clinton, than Bill’s wife Hillary is today…

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There is no denying Black loyalty exists for Hillary Clinton. She was beside Bill when all this went down 20 years ago. But, her interests no longer rest as strongly with the black peoples of America, as they once did.  Now, out of necessity, and new friends, she has to balance what is best for poor blacks in our cities, with what is best for her new friends who are very well to do…

If any of you have a spouse that has ever had a mistress or homey on the side, you know exactly what I mean when we are talking about rationing down the amount of attention being given to you.

Bernie is running for a mission: to make all Americans better.  If you are black and American, you are still an American… Under Bernie, your life will get better. Bernie can benefit you faster and better and more like did Bill Clinton, than can his wife…..

Because, Bernie,… actually is a lot more like Bill, than is Hillary.

 

 

 

 

There are a lot of reports out there;  if you look you will see the Sanders campaign accusing Hillary of misusing campaign contributions to allow her campaign unlimited funding, and you will see Hillary and her supporters accusing Sanders of falling off the log, calling the his accusations baseless and desperate.

Of course, I wanted to know which it was.

In August of 2015 at the Democratic convention in Minneapolis, 32 state parties (Delaware was not one of them) and the DNC made a deal with the Hillary for Victory fund which allows her large donors to bypass the $2,700 election-limit per candidate…  by running the maximum $10,000 to each of those state parties which in turn, would funnel that money back to the DNC and the Hillary Victory Fund.

Thanks to our conservative Supreme Court, this is legal after McCutcheon v. FEC decision which says NO LIMITS on aggregate limits, can be put on a billionaire’s campaign donations.

Now most billionaires in giving would like to think they were buying influence with the presumptive president, and not having their money spent on lowly contests far down the ladder in some far and distant state which is what would happen if you gave $33,400 to the DNC outright.  So a mechanism had to be firmly in place to entice (wink, wink) those big donors to open their fat wallets and stuffed pocketbooks by guaranteeing that all their money would go to Hillary.

Now remember.  This was back in August 2015… Last summer!  We hadn’t begun to decide who the candidate would be.  We STILL haven’t decided who the candidate will be… Which means, by solidifying this deal, the DNC firmly took sides and supported Hillary over anyone else.

No mistake. There is no neutrality. There is a solid, not tenuous, financial connection between the DNC and the Hillary Victory Fund.

The way it works is that one can donate $10,000 to each of the 32 state democratic parties who signed the agreement, up to $33,400 to the DNC, and $2,700 to the Hillary Victory Fund…. 

“The first $2,700/$5,000 from an individual/multicandidate committee (“PAC”) will be allocated to Hillary for America, designated for the primary election. The next $33,400/$15,000 from an individual/PAC will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Additional amounts from an individual/PAC will be split equally among the Democratic state parties from these states up to $10,000/$5,000 per state party: AK, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, and WY.”

Yay. No Delaware!

So the maximum by this arrangement would be a total $320,000 to cover all the colluding states, plus $33,400 to the DNC, plus $2700 to Hillary Victory Fund.  The total of the three comes to $356,100. Where have we seen a number like that before?

Ahhh, George Clooney? $353,000.

Clooney told Chuck Todd that most of the money goes to down state ballots.

“The overwhelming amount of money that we’re raising, and it is a lot, but the overwhelming amount of the money that we’re raising is not going to Hillary to run for president, it’s going to the down-ticket.”  George Clooney

But, we now know that it stays there for one hour, then gets flipped to the DNC.. And it probably did take the high profiles in contributing in San Fran to focus everyone’s attention on what had been done completely in the open back in August 2015.

Tracing the trail of money.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin on January 4th, 2016 received a generous gift from the Hillary Victory Fund totaling $207,278.19.  On the same day they made a disbursement to the DNC for $207,000… They got paid $278.19 for washing money.

At this juncture no one had any idea of who the nominee would be.  But the DNC and state parties signed on to Hillary, saying, we’re with her.  Forget about Bernie Sanders.  There is no neutrality; no longer any doubt.  The DNC is just another money arm of Hillary Clinton whose usefulness is a way to bypass caps on individual donations.

Perhaps you are now seeing why state chairs are so adamantly pro-Hillary?

If done each separate year, 2015 and 2016, wealthy individuals can give a total of $712,000 to the election and if married and their spouse also gives separately both years, they can stretch their Hillary contribution to  $1.424,000….  all when the law says only $10,000 per person per year….

It has a name:  money laundering.

One of the stipulations made by the Hillary camp is that the super-delegates of all these 32 state parties, would by this arrangement, be prematurely pledged to Hillary.  “Look we’re not going to pass any of this big money though to your party, if you don’t sing our song for us when we ask you to..”

Were you the least bit curious as to why all the Superdelegates were unwaivering for Hillary long before the  voting began and still refuse to change their votes despite Bernie Sanders smashing their client in caucus after caucus,  and election after election?

The Alaska Democratic party in its year end FEC filing, said it received $43,500 dollars from the Hillary Victory Fund.  It the same day turned around and sent $43,500 to the DNC…. obliterating the limits individuals can give to one candidate.

The leadership of a very broke Montana Democratic Party decided in August of 2015 that this was a seductive deal they were willing to make. And by the end of that year scores of 10,000 donations came in from out of state. Montana’s list of out of state donors to the state campaign reads like a Who’s Who of the Democratic financial elites. The names vary little from the list of high donors to the other 32 states that signed on to the Hillary Victory Fund.

Likewise in Maine, in October and November two transfers totaling $39,000 from the Hillary Victory Fund to the Maine Democratic party sat for less than 48 hours before the same amounts were transferred to the DNC in Washington.

By November 2015, 22 of the state parties linked to the Hillary Victory Fund have received $938,500 from the fund and sent the same amount back to the DNC. There is no limit to amounts of money transferred between state and national parties and PACS or Funds.

And it is all legal.  Bernie could do the same too; but he wouldn’t be Bernie…

Which is why he needs your vote.  Only someone outside this mess can close it down, can change the process. Someone who mines it very lucratively for herself, will not be able to bring herself to shut down the mine….

But the true tragedy is that it is the democratic process which takes the hit.  In all the states whose citizens have voted overwhelmingly for Bernie, because of the superdelegates pledged thorough this money laundering scheme, most of their delegates are forsworn to Hillary.

Our state party leadership signed a deal with a woman who out here, on our turf, possibly wouldn’t last a week. They signed away our unobstructed right to choose which Democratic candidate we supported for President. Given that we have 15 pledged delegates and seven superdelegates, we have lost our absolute right to have superdelegate endorsements proportional to the wishes of the primary voters

For what? Sixty four thousand and one hundred dollars? Which we had to give back? That’s a pretty poor excuse for selling out our right to our own choice.==  Margot Kidder

 

 

Imagine discussing the Super Bowl and blacking out all mention of one of the teams in your broadcast?  You would never, ever watch that channel again if you were a fan of the team that got blacked-out.

Unbelievably that is exactly what happened on Lester Holt’s NBC Nightly News.

And it wasn’t Hillary, Cruz, Kasich, or Trump they ignored… It was the one who wants to break up big banks, tax billionaires their fair share, get money out of politics, and cut down college debt, who was ignored across the entire broadcast.

The one who had 28,000, a record, show up last night for a rally in Central Park.

  • They did report how like 50-60% of voters would prefer NOT to vote for Trump, Hillary and Cruz.
  • They did compare Hillary’s polls against all three leading GOP contenders: Trump, Cruz, Kaisch.
  • They mentioned how Clinton polled about 10 pts ahead of Trump, 3 pts ahead of Cruz, and how she lost to Kaisch.
  • And they totally didn’t mention Sanders at all.  So how  could they have reported Sen. Sanders polled about 16 points ahead of Trump, 11 points ahead of Cruz, AND unlike Clinton, Sen. Sanders polls AHEAD of Kaisch by 3-4 points?

So in case anyone you know still watches TV to get the news, inform them they are being flat out lied to… That Walter Cronkite is dead.  Today TV is designed to trick you.  not inform you….

Do what most of America does.  Don’t watch…..

 

 

District $ Per Student

Courtesy of Edweek.org

According to the FEC John Carney’s donation totals line up like this….

1 JPMorgan Chase & Co $10,000 $0 $10,000
1 American Institute of CPAs $10,000 $0 $10,000
3 Metlife Inc $8,500 $0 $8,500
4 AstraZeneca PLC $7,500 $0 $7,500
4 Investment Co Institute $7,500 $0 $7,500
6 Tiber Creek Group $6,250 $6,250 $0
7 New Democrat Coalition $5,500 $500 $5,000
8 Depository Trust & Clearing Corp $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 United Auto Workers $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Vanguard Group $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 UBS AG $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Ernst & Young $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Mortgage Bankers Assn $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Citigroup Inc $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 Capital One Financial $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 State Farm Insurance $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 CME Group $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 TIAA-CREF $5,000 $0 $5,000
8 American Seniors Housing Assn $5,000 $0 $5,000
20 National Assn of Health Underwriters $4,000 $0 $4,000
20 New York Life Insurance $4,000 $0 $4,000

*registrants, or active lobbying firm

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2015-2016 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

By category, the status is clearer….

Top 20 Industries contributing to Campaign Cmte and Leadership PAC

Industry
Total
Indivs
PACs
Securities & Investment $54,250 $4,250 $50,000
Insurance $48,500 $500 $48,000
Commercial Banks $31,250 $1,250 $30,000
Accountants $24,500 $0 $24,500
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $18,500 $0 $18,500
Finance/Credit Companies $18,000 $0 $18,000
Real Estate $12,700 $3,700 $9,000
Lawyers/Law Firms $12,500 $6,500 $6,000
Lobbyists $7,750 $7,750 $0
Democratic/Liberal $5,500 $500 $5,000
Candidate Committees $5,400 $0 $5,400
Industrial Unions $5,000 $0 $5,000
Hospitals/Nursing Homes $5,000 $0 $5,000
Retired $4,500 $4,500 $0
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $3,500 $0 $3,500
Credit Unions $3,000 $0 $3,000
Health Professionals $2,750 $750 $2,000
Oil & Gas $2,500 $0 $2,500
Electric Utilities $2,500 $0 $2,500
Business Services $2,250 $2,250 $0
What is District Rank?View Top 20 | Top 50
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Percent of Contributions Coded
legend Coded $249,134 (97.0%)
legend Not Coded $8,325 (3.2%)

As Congresspeople go, this really is not bad.  One should expect considerable financial interest in Delawares Congressional delegation as one should expect agriculture interest in Iowa’s.

 

Despite the current denials going around the Hillary supporters in the Democratic party, who insist that one must first show a quid pro quo vote per campaign contribution  in order to show acquiescence to ones donors, I can say with certainty, that over the past ten years, I have correctly predicted a legislators final vote based on who his campaign contributor were.

And with that, I leave you John Carney…… exposed……

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As New York arrives and passes this week, it is important to remember how far we have come and to continue the fight no matter what happens.  The issues are mainstream now. and for once, the mass media has been vanquished and to get ratings, they must carry Bernie or lose that audience member to another station that does.

Bernie is not what you’d expect as a top ranked presidential candidate.  He is the last person in the political arena anyone would think would have top bill status; a Democratic Socialist;  from a very small state (272,000 less than Delaware); refusing SUPERPACs; not taking BIG MONEY; arguing HIGHER TAXES; breaking up BIG BANKS; putting a CARBON TAX on oil, gas, and coal; and doing all that while defeating preordained (by the establishment) Hillary Clinton in the last 9 out of 10 contests.

Make no mincement out of it.  It is very unlikely that Bernie can win New York. For better or worse, Hillary was senator there and well respected, well liked, and has lots of influence on the ground…. It is like the New England Patriots in the Superbowl playing the New York Giants, a team who lost their first six games of the season… (The Giants won it that year btw).  But, what is driving this race to a frenzy in the media, is that the outcome is not completely decided. There is still a possibility that many factors could all come together and that Bernie could still win….  Polls, and especially in the pollsters own home state, know exactly who to call to get the numbers they want.  These polls other than those out of Washington DC, are probably the least reliable in the country.

But for better or worse, if you live in New York, this vote (for Bernie) is your one last chance to stick it to the man… that guy that has been putting you down for decades…. Your work’s not good enough, even though it is far better than any of your peers. That guy, is who you need to stick.  And nothing sticks him harder than if you vote Bernie Sanders and he wins….

These are amazing times.  No one could have predicted a year ago that we’d have a ghost of a chance to right the wrongs this current millennium has wrought.  But we do! We actually do have a chance to fix the things that are wrong, not just with America, but entire society….

WE actually have a chance to again be making some real money $ $$,$$$… But only if New York votes to make the change.  Bernie Sanders is that shot... The question is, will enough of you vote to overcome those who don’t want you to have that chance???

Consider it a war for your survival.  Will you make that last 3 pointer which is the buzzer beater?

It’s also a war for the planet’s survival.  Remember you are also representing the entire planet, who once represented by one little bird, sat in front of Bernie and said on behalf of it, “Thank you!”

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