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Unleashing the Power of Poor Voters

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/28/unleashing-power-poor-voters

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Too bad they don’t have anyone worth voting for…

What is the sense in pressuring poor people, whose issues are never or rarely, well yeah, never, represented, vote for Biden.

Charles Barkley:
“…All of these politicians only talk to black people every four years because they want their vote. Oh, actually, the Republicans don’t, the Democrats do. But when they get elected, they do nothing in the four years in-between,” Barkley said.

Barkley said if he ruled the world for one day, he would “get rid of both the Republicans and the Democrats.” “They’re both awful,” Barkley said


great, so the poor can learn a lesson they’ve known for generations: vote for middle class candidates and then get shafted by capital. again.

guess it’s time to give last rites to yet another co-opted “movement”.


Yeah, im sorry but unleashing the “power of poor” people is going to look a lot different than people in line waiting to vote.


The writers could have provided some data on elderly poor.
Most retirees run out of savings by age 72.

However, our tough old folks do vote, early and often !!
Florida early voting has them above 50% as of yesterday.
The 18 to 40 year olds are at about 12% voting early there.

agreed, I’m thinking more along the lines of Mary Shelley, pitchforks and pikes.

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