On June 12th, 2018, Reverend William J. Barber II hosted a discussion on poverty for members of Congress. People living in poverty across the United States — from California to Kentucky to Michigan to West Virginia — told us their stories. We heard from a victim of a predatory loan who lives in a trailer home infested with mold. We heard from an undocumented immigrant who struggles to afford rent in Los Angeles. We heard from a retired coal miner who is still fighting for fair benefits from greedy corporations.
“The richest country in the history of the world”. Why???
Now let’s see. Warren’s party trotted out pay go as their big policy offer for 2018 after voting in lockstep with Republicans to significantly increase the military budget.
So where the fuck is money for fighting poverty going to come from?
Pardon me if despite Senator Warren’s posturing, I smell more austerity a la Obama’s Catfood Commission on the horizon. The Ds playbook isn’t that hard to read after 30+ years: feint left, shift right.
This from Elizabeth “I’m a capitalist to my bones” Warren.
Elizabeth Warren, the new Hillary, minus the dumpy pants suits.
Sen Warren is not Hillary Clinton----------Clinton would never be highlighting the Poor People’s Campaign----THANK YOU SENATOR WARREN FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. And I do hope she runs for president in 2020.
Elizabeth, as you can read here there is much skepticism about the DP establishment, and your sincerity and commitment. Progressives and our “socialist” issues have been sold down the river by DINO sellouts too often!
People remember all the times we’ve been sold a pig-in-a-poke by phony “progressives” - read Obama especially! - and we want to see more! More action, more courage, more actual opposition to vulture capitalism and predatory financial pirates, opposition to the war-machine and police-state racist murders, visible opposition to lap-dog servility to Israeli racism, supremacist pathology and mass murders of Palestinian men, women and children! Opposition to US ME/NA warmongering especially against Iran, and the US complicity to war crimes in Yemen! More demand to end obscene military budgets and diversion of resources from civilian priorities to war!
People will not vote LOTE any more! We demand real representation, commitment and leadership all the time, not only around election time, leadership all the time, not only when public demand is so great it cannot be ignored as so many DINO Dem sellouts - like Andy Cuomo.
Step up or step out!
As longtime participant in the Poor People’s Campaing this chumminess with the Senator from Raytheon makes me very uneasy.
So who will you be wanting to nominate to run for President? I asked this of another commentator and she could give no answer. I believe the military budget should be cut in half(and this is still too much) And I believe our core goal in foreign policy should be Individual freedom around the world----and the goal should be to achieve this through non-violent means. I understand that Warren is new to being a politician and I have not heard her foreign policy views-I do know that Sanders or Warren would be better than a republican.
It is easy to sit on the side lines and demand no military----but being president you are responsible for the security of the American people----and there are a lot of bad actors out there. And yes I understand the policies of the US have inflamed issues around the world. And I am completely open to a candidate that can discuss these issues. And isn’t it interesting that Obama actually kept the military budget in the 500 B range???
Senator Warren just seems to be speaking in support of her major campaign buddies within the public-sector labor unions which tend to mostly act like extreme Far-Left political action committees instead of true labor unions. Follow-The-Money if you can, and I trust you’ll soon discover the direct connection between many of these purely political campaigns and some of the big public-sector labor unions/PACs like AFSCME and SEIU… and that’s also a large part of the recent SCOTUS decision in the historic case called Janus vs. AFSCME.