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Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Bernie Sanders Sends A Message To The Kochs By Drawing 28,000 To Rally

bernie sanders record crowd portland oregon
The record breaking crowds are becoming part of the routine for the Bernie Sanders campaign, but it is the message that people are turning out by the tens of thousands to hear that is a warning to oligarchic billionaires like the Koch brothers.
The Sanders campaign announced that new 2016 record crowd came out in Portland, OR:
Shattering a day-old record, 28,000 backers of Bernie Sanders on Sunday filled all the seats and crowded into overflow areas outside the Moda Center sports arena where the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers play.

“Whoa. This is an unbelievable turnout,” Sanders said after he walked onto the stage. Consistently drawing bigger turnouts than any other presidential contender, Sanders told the packed Portland arena, “You’ve done it better than anyone else.” The arena seats were filled and thousands more listened to the speech on loudspeakers outside, according to Michael Lewellen, a Rose Quarter vice president. The total turnout far surpassed the 15,000 in Seattle just 24 hours earlier.

The big and boisterous crowds, Sanders said, are sending a message that it’s time to reverse the four-decade decline of the American middle class and launch a grassroots “political revolution” to take on the billionaire class. “Bringing people together,” Sanders added, is at the core of his campaign.
The Sanders message of a political revolution to take on the billionaires is mobilizing millions into action. Bernie Sanders has been talking about a grassroots revolution to stop the Citizens United enabled Koch brothers for years. His talk has been translated into action as the Senator from Vermont is leading an increasingly powerful movement of ordinary Americans who want their government back.
Bernie Sanders is accomplishing something that every candidate dreams of, but few accomplish. He is building a popular movement that could change the country. Popular grassroots movements sometimes win and take power, but most often their lasting legacy is changing the political discussion by forcing the establishment candidates to adopt their issues and positions.
It is already is happening in 2016 as the Sanders movement has moved Hillary Clinton left on a variety of issues. Bernie Sanders and his supporters can’t defeat the billionaires and the Koch brothers alone. They will need the Democratic Party behind them.
The size of the Sanders crowds is a warning to the Koch brothers that the once considered fringe idea of taking down the billionaires is going mainstream.
The billionaires may have the dollars, but Bernie Sanders is building up the numbers.
On Election Day, dollars don’t vote, but the people who are on a mission to defeat the Koch brothers will.

Bernie Sanders Defends Rival Hillary Clinton In The Classiest Way Possible

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Hillary Clinton Announces Groundbreaking $350 Billion Proposal For ‘Making College Affordable’

Hillary Clinton’s Game-changing Plan To Kill College Debt Hits Republicans Where It Hurts

Hillary Clinton doesn’t just want to make college free. The Democratic presidential candidate wants to kill college debt, and by doing so she is striking at the heart of the Republican plan to make the richer wealthier and everyone else poor.
In a post on Medium, Clinton laid out the basics of her New College Compact:
– Under the New College Compact, no student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college.

– Schools will have to control their costs and show more accountability to their students.

– States will have to meet their obligation to invest in higher education.
– The federal government will increase its investment in education, and won’t profit off student loans.
– And millions with student debt will be able to refinance it at lower rates.

That’s my plan. It’s ambitious — and we should be ambitious. But it’s also achievable. And it would make a big difference in people’s lives.
Clinton’s plan adds the Elizabeth Warren inspired wrinkle of allowing students to refinance their loans. A vital component of every Republican economic plan involves the government profiting off of student loan debt to pay for tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Former Sec. of State Clinton’s proposal ends this practice by changing the way the federal government encourages higher education.
Under Clinton, the government would take steps to incentivize states to increase funding for higher education while working with colleges and universities to lower the cost of attendance. The plan would be paid for by limiting tax deductions for the wealthy.
Like all good policy proposals, the Clinton plan takes a little from the left and a little from the right and adds some twists that are unique to the candidate. Republicans are opposed to any plan that lowers student debt and makes college more affordable. Increasing economic opportunity is a concept that runs counter to the values of the lunatic fringe.
The idea that economic opportunity can be increased by forcing the wealthiest Americans to pay more pushes Republicans over the edge. The national discussion on higher education is rapidly changing. The debate has shifted beyond expanding Pell Grants and into fundamentally changing an education system that is causing crippling debt more often than it aids economic advancement.

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‘Trigger-happy’ brother of Kansas' idiot Sam Brownback terrorizing neighbor family

Image: Jim Brownback shown after an arrest for nonpayment of child support (Linn County Sheriff's Office)
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Hillary Clinton Shreds ‘Outrageous’ Trump In Defense Of Megyn Kelly

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Erick Erickson: The difference between my sexist remarks and Trump’s is I’m not running for pretender

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Oh, so that what the difference is, who knew?

Fox News Went Above And Beyond To Misinform Viewers With This Graphic

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