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Ernie Whiteside
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If you have to tell a lie to tell the truth, it isn't the truth.
If you have to tell a lie to tell the truth, it isn't the truth.

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Why did Sanders’ Delegates walk out after the Nomination of Hillary Clinton?
This is complicated, even for woodchucks, so if you wanted a sound-bite answer go back to whatever you were doing before
you started reading. Bernie
Sanders personally asked his delegates not to do this but many of them did it
anyway. There was no grand pla...

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Bernie or Bust
This Woodchuck whistles for Bernie all day long! But I’m not
sure if I am Bernie or Bust. Let me be very clear about the jingle “Bernie or Bust”, I
find that those who identify themselves as Bernie or Bust do not all mean the
same thing and that those who h...

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"One of the more interesting requirements of being a working class person is that you must own and maintain a vehicle mostly for the benefit of your employer so you can get to and from work. A full-time or part-time minimum or low wage employee has the same requirement for basic transportation as someone in the working middle class or the professional class."

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"I don’t guess I should be surprised that Bernie did well with the Social Media savvy Facebook audience where he got 81% of the votes. I was more surprised that he did so well with 58% in the Daily Kos poll were the audience is largely made up of active Democratic Party members and he soared on Slate to 74% ..."

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What is the difference between Social Security and Old-Age Insurance?
It’s a trick question! When most people say “Social Security” what they really mean
is “Federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance”. When they say Social
Security “tax” what they are referring to is a mandatory “contribution” made
under the Federal...

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“A Free Market exists when ownership of the means of production and exchange is broadly distributed and the vast majority of the people are able to participate both as producers and consumers of goods and services. Concentrated private ownership of the marketplace is a form of tyranny.”
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Adapting to change and ending the in-group versus out-group division is a big part of the challenge organized labor must accept if it is to be as relevant in the future as it was in the past.

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"'Hillary Clinton believes we need to promote competition and leverage our nation’s bargaining power to lower drug costs on behalf of Americans.' 

There you have it, an appeal to romantic capitalistic expressions that makes this woodchuck put his little woodchuck paw on his little woodchuck heart and squeeze out little woodchuck tears."

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Democrats spend too much time talking about Republicans
I’ve been beating this drum for a while now and this morning it came up again. Republicans in the Michigan legislature want to change how we allocate electoral votes. HB 4310 and SB 0489 would require that two of Michigan’s electoral votes be allocated base...

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The worst way to have income in America is to be employed. Half of all employed people earn too little in wages to support themselves without some assistance. Two-thirds of employed people earn too little to support a family of three without some assistance. Household income is a poor measure of the economic condition of employed people whose only income is wages and salaries from labor. Almost all households that have above average income either have multiple income earners, a high income earner and/or additional unearned income from sources such as dividends, interest and annuities. People with unearned income do MUCH better than people who work to earn income.
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