Very much enjoyed reading your comments and agree will all you are saying –
Except for this minor point …
We all need to stop allowing these right wing corporate-fascists to be called
“centrists” or “Conservatives.” They are nothing of the kind.
The nation has been pulled so far to the right that now the center is the right wing.
The truth of Conservatives was that they had respect for Nature, were against
exploitation of Nature and moved in many ways to protect Nature and Animal-Life.
They certainly had respect for the authority of the other branches of government and
for the power of the USHR to investigate agencies, intelligence, and all parts of
government. And to control the purse.
Basically, what Trump also did was to try to violate new regulations put in place after
the Impeachment of Nixon, who seems to have tried something similar at that time,
where Presidents are now NOT permitted to hold up or prevent monies voted on by
Congress from reaching the nation for which they were intended.
There’s another “need to know” here about how exactly that HOLD was put on the aid
for the Ukraine because it was certainly at the direction of Trump and without cause.
And none of the things that Sanders supports are new – the New Deal provided Welfare
for 60-70 years which prevented homelessness. And provided permanent Unemployment
Insurance which has now been reduced to 2 years – and which also helped prevent
homelessness. That was a protection against workers being enslaved and forced into jobs
that were unacceptable to the worker – and which didn’t provide fair compensation.
Yes – more people are working right now – but I’m wondering how many have gone back
to work at 2/3rd of the salary they were previously making?
There was also Rent Control which pretty much limited rents to approximately 1/4 of
monthly income. And there’s some talk again about trying to reinstate limits again on rents.
Also – there were colleges and universities which provided free education –
In fact, California was one of those states until Ronald Reagan became Governor there
and overturned them At that point all of our colleges and universities were being corporatized.
If not militarized by the MIC and its influence over colleges and universities today –
in fact, with too much influence over youth even at the high school level.