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U.S. government posts $55 billion budget surplus in January. #ThanksObama

The U.S. government posted a $55 billion budget surplus in January, up from an $18 billion deficit in the same month a year ago, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

I wish this would finally make those Borrow and Spend, tax cuts for the rich, Starve The Beast conservative Republicans shut up, but as we've seen in Minnesota, when they're not whining about deficits they are primarily guilty of creating, they are whining that surpluses mean the rich are taxed too much.
The U.S. government posted a $55 billion budget surplus in January, up from an $18 billion deficit in the same month a year ago, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.
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+Susan Kay That is not a problem with the core principle.  It is a systems problem which needs to be overcome.  That Direct Democratic system should allow the voter to decide upon the core principle not the operational effects.

For instance fracking, do you want XYZ company to conduct fracking operations in your neighbourhood Yes or NO.

People are not stupid, they don't need 20 plus pages explaining everything for and against fracking.  They can find that out for themselves or already know enough about it to make a decision.

Another one.  Do you believe that all school children should have a nutritious free school lunch?  Yes or NO.

Do the people need to know the in's and out's of every days menu for a whole year to make this decision?  I don't think so.

In your California example, the administrators are deliberately overcomplicating the system.
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DNC rolls back Obama ban on contributions from federal lobbyists

The decision, which may provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, was viewed with disappointment Friday morning by good government activists who saw it as a step backward in the effort to limit special interest influence in Washington.

“It is a major step in the wrong direction,” said longtime reform advocate Fred Wertheimer. “And it is completely out of touch with the clear public rejection of the role of political money in Washington,” expressed during the 2016 campaign.
Restrictions were introduced by then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008.
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Here we go again! As 'corporations are people, too', according to SCOTUS, he with the most $ wins the advertising race for public eyeballs, and often, the election as a result! This is the ROOT of evil in our Democratic process!
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The tide appears to be turning against Clintons'  relationship with many African-American voters

Likening Sanders to Jesse Jackson in the 1980s, former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous has praised the Vermont senator for consistently addressing the issues Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as the "giant triplets of evil"—racism, militarism and greed. Last week, he campaigned for Sanders ahead of the South Carolina primary and announced he would endorse the Democratic candidate for president. Jealous, now a venture capitalist, was president and CEO of the NAACP from 2008-2013.
The tide appears to be turning against the Clintons' long and close relationship with many African-American voters.
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Sanders closes to within 7 points of Clinton in national poll

Sanders trails Clinton by 7 points, 46 percent to 39 percent, in the Morning Consult survey released Friday. Clinton led Sanders by 13 points in the last Morning Consult poll of the race before New Hampshire. She slid 4 points, and Sanders gained two points.


New Poll: Bernie ties Clinton in Nevada 45-45% http://www.politicususa.com/2016/02/12/bernie-sanders-surge-moves-west-nevada-caucus-tied-45.html

Bernie beats Republicans by 10 points in early states, Clinton LOSES to them by an average of 3 http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/poll-neck-neck-2016-races-iowa-new-hampshire-n493361 Clinton's trustworthy ratings are 30-54% (independents 22-54%), while Bernie's are 43-25% (40-23% with independents) http://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/kkv0bg7tc3/econTabReport.pdf
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Sanders is closing the gap with Clinton to single-digits after his win in New Hampshire.
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Bet y'all that the Clinton supporters will claim that this Trump-troll, +John Robert Jurisich is a #BernieBro . :/
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Bernie Wins Debate 25-9 in Nevada Focus Group

There could already be good signs for Bernie Sanders moving forward.Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, said their internal polling shows that Sanders is starting to win over voters of all backgrounds, especially younger, non-white voters.

Bernie Sanders: the most electable candidate that will build a STRONGER Democratic Party http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/27/1454601/-Bernie-Sanders-the-most-electable-candidate-that-will-build-a-STRONGER-Democratic-Party #WeAreBernie #NotMeUS #Progressive #Politics
Before the debate, the focus group was split evenly, 17-17: x Our @pbsdebate focus group has 34 undecided voters...
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New Poll: Bernie ties Clinton in Nevada 45-45% #FeelTheBern  

This could help explain why Clinton's spin machine has just recently been trying to discount Nevada in the same way they said Iowa and New Hampshire don't matter: by saying it's a "white" state. Never mind the fact that Democrats in Nevada are actually only 52% non-hispanic Euro-American. Bernie just continues to climb in poll after poll in every constituency group in every region nationwide. People are really starting to pay attention and they are ready for real change and reform. 

Bernie Sanders: the most electable candidate that will build a STRONGER Democratic Party http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/27/1454601/-Bernie-Sanders-the-most-electable-candidate-that-will-build-a-STRONGER-Democratic-Party

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How to register to vote for Bernie http://VoteForBernie.org/ 
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#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #AFutureToBelieveIn #TheRealDeal #EnoughIsEnough #NotForSale #aStormIsComing #WeAreBernie #NotMeUS #Progressive #Politics #Democrats #VoteTogether #Nevada   #NHDP   #Reno   #LasVegas  
 
The Bernie Sanders Surge Moves West As Nevada Caucus Is Tied At 45%
A new poll revealed that Bernie Sanders has erased Hillary Clinton's double-digit lead and the race in Nevada is tied at 45%-45%.

#FeelTheBern   #Nevada  
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This is a right wing poll. Should be taken with a grain of salt
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Hillary Clinton’s artful smear: Her Goldman Sachs speaker fees matter, even if she doesn’t understand why

Clinton made hundreds of thousands for a few speeches. She thinks the money had no effect, but it's still corrosive.


Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs Problem. She talks populism, but hobnobs with Wall Street. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/hillary-clintons-goldman-sachs-problem


Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi points out Hillary gets it wrong on Wall Street http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/hillary-clintons-take-on-banks-wont-hold-up-20151014 #cutitout #Feelthebern
Clinton made hundreds of thousands for a few speeches. She thinks the money had no effect, but it's still corrosive
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She tiptoes the lines because she can't afford to upset her Big Money donors but she can't get elected unless she pretends she's going to go after them. Tough spot but I have NO sympathy.

Too big to fail is too big to exist. Also, those bastards caused the meltdown and still haven't been punished for gambling with our future.
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Hillary Clinton Praises a Guy With Lots of Blood on His Hands

In lauding Henry Kissinger, the possible Democratic presidential nominee goes far beyond her usual hawkish rhetoric. Hillary Clinton often plays the hawk card: She voted for the Iraq war, dissedPresident Barack Obama for not being tough enough on Syria, and compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. This is to be expected from a politician who has angled for a certain title: the first female president of the United States. Whether her muscular views are sincerely held or not, a conventional political calculation would lead her to assume it may be difficult for many voters to elect as commander-in-chief a woman who did not project an aggressive and assertive stance on foreign policy. So her tough talk might be charitably evaluated in such a (somewhat) forgiving context. Yet what remains more puzzling and alarming is the big wet kiss she planted (rhetorically) on former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger this week, with a fawning review of his latest book, World Order.
In lauding Henry Kissinger, the possible Democratic presidential nominee goes far beyond her usual hawkish rhetoric.
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One of the most passive evil men to walk this planet right there. That's all I need to know about the HRC platform.
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Let Me Tell You About the Debate "Audience" In Milwaukee

All the debates and big party events where all the candidate are together have been like this. When an event is not open to the public, and those dictating who can attend are not being transparent about who can attend, you can bet there’s some shenanigans going on. And I say that as a Democrat who is also running for office.

This has happened at all of the major Dem gatherings unfortunately. They seem to give preferential ticketing and seating to people that support Clinton to give the illusion of popular support. It's astroturfing at it's finest.

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#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #AFutureToBelieveIn #TheRealDeal #EnoughIsEnough
I LIVE in the Milwaukee area, so you’d think I could manage to wrangle a ticket to tonight’s debate, right? Wrong! Th...
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+Holland Rhodes Check out his website.  He links to it in his post.  He's running for Minnesota State Senate.
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Hillary Clinton Gets $13 Million From Health Industry, Now Says Single-Payer Will “Never, Ever Come To Pass­”

Clinton slammed the push for single-payer even though some of the major labor unionssupporting her campaign have long cited that goal as a top legislative priority.




Clinton top donor of cash from Pharmaceutical Corporations http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?ind=h04

Clinton has received more campaign cash from drug companies than any candidate in either party https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2015/10/16/hillary-clinton-takes-big-money-from-drug-industry-even-she-seeks-cap-costs/NG7vw5SnNAgFocqvSWwu2K/story.html

#MedicareForAll #Medicare #Healthcare #HealthCareReform #ACA #MFA #FeelTheBern
Clinton once said Medicare-for-all was inevitable — $13 million of campaign contributions later, she now says it can never happen.
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+Jens Graikowski​​​​ The "Top of her head," would denote having a brain. Phal is a Shelenn rabid dog, sent to attack those of us who know that HILLARY is beholden to the corporations who have financed her bid for the White House with $25M, $10M from the Banksters, $15M from Wall Street, you know, the same HILLARY Oligarchs who plunged our economy into the abyss. You know, the same thieves who plundered your life's savings! You know, the same a-holes who stole your homes!

Hillary spoke about the "Coal mining states" being in the dumper, but said nothing about how she plans to lead them out of the doldrums and into the land of milk and honey, short of staying the course of burning MORE fossil fuel coal, thus helping the Koch Brothers and their fossil fuel Oligarchs to continue this suicidal course and pumping more CO2 into our breathable atmosphere.

Phalinex is a CORPORATIST advocate. Here's the $50,000 question... Who's paying her bills???
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Here’s What Bernie Sanders Actually Did on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement
Bernie became the university chairman of CORE, and he then went on to picket a restaurant chain for arresting black demonstrators who were trying to eat there. He was actually so involved in his activism that his grades suffered, and he had to relinquish his leadership position. Still, he stayed involved with CORE throughout college and was even arrested for protesting the segregation of a South Side Chicago school.

The Clinton machine is using Karl Rove tactics here by trying to attack Bernie Sanders on his strengths, in this case his decades old activism protesting against racism. These are the same tactics the Swift Boaters For "Truth" used against John Kerry in 2004. They are trying to impugn his integrity, and we can only hope that Americans are smart enough to see through these lies. 
 
We know, as do others, it is well documented,  that   #BernieSanders   has a long and distinguished civil rights record. He does not need the vote of lobbyists and PAC members and a few people in congress to support him in order to prove that.
We  #FeelTheBern   It is clear that we will #FuelTheBern  and a few intent on shoring up someone else will not make a dent in our resolve.
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+Carl ToersBijns tell me what was a lie in what he said. Prove your slander. It doesn't benefit Bernie to have people taking the sort of potshots at actual heroes--who have put their lives on the line over and over again to seek freedom and justice--that have been happening against John Lewis.

I agree with +G.K. Nelson​ that Clinton and the DNC are twisting and/or greasing elbows as fast as they can. 
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"Count me in as somebody who will not be listening to Henry Kissinger." +Bernie Sanders 

Well said Bernie. I think this sums up the philosophy behind his foreign policy better than anything so far. It really exposes how American foreign policy has been DOMINATED by the military industrial complex and warmongering for decades, and highlights the need to change course. I really hope he can expand on this and start to call for some downscaling of our bloated military machine and closing of some of the 1000 overseas bases we have. We are not the world's policeman. We need to put the defense back into Defense.

One more thing, for anyone worried about the fate of enlisted personnel and our veterans when they rejoin civilian society, remember that there is no greater champion of veterans than Bernie Sanders. He supports living wages while in uniform (and everywhere else in society), and stands strong for the benefits our veterans have earned through years of service. 

A Million Veterans Would Benefit from a Minimum Wage Increase http://www.epi.org/blog/million-veterans-benefit-minimum-wage/

Veteran Thanks Bernie Sanders for Voting Against Iraq War in Viral Open Letter http://usuncut.com/politics/open-letter-to-bernie-from-iraq-veteran/

Bernie Sanders: EVERY day is #VeteransDay! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqL2ivhGO4

Caring for our Veterans is a top priority http://berniesanders.com/issues/caring-for-our-veterans/

Vets For Bernie: Why the Most Anti-War Candidate Has So Many Military Supporters http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/why-veterans-are-supporting-bernie-sanders

Marine Thanks Bernie Sanders for Supporting Veterans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCeZgIolAlw



#Military   #Veterans   #ForeignPolicy   #Chickenhawks   #FeelTheBern  #SupportOurTroops #Bernie2016 #AFutureToBelieveIn #TheRealDeal #EnoughIsEnough #NotForSale #aStormIsComing #WeAreBernie #NotMeUS 
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+soumyadeep bidyanta The thing is, if the government would cut out the rampant waste and corporate cronyism that infests the Pentagon, we wouldn't have to put Social Security before national security.  Funny how the military budget is the one budget Republicans never seem to demand be cut.
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