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Open Season on the Elites: Bernie Sanders Is Leading the Charge
Democratic Presidential candidate Bernard Sanders is drawing overflow crowds. He is garnering support at the grassroots level, and is raising "eye-popping" amounts of cash from small donors. Some of his enthusiastic adherents seem to believe there is no God but Bernie Sanders.
None of This Support Matters If We Do Not Show Up At The Polls In Both the Primary AND General Election.

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PLEASE KEEP ANON. I could use your expertise on something. I hear from right wingers that it was republicans who made things like women’s suffrage and abolition of slavery happen. I read that Lincoln was a republican but to the best of my knowledge I think that at that time republicans were representing leftist views (maybe that weren’t leftists but had some leftist views). So now right wingers point this stuff out. What are your thoughts on this?

Yeah, the parties switched and that’s why early progressive accomplishments are attributed to Republicans; because that was, at the time, the more “liberal” party.  Here’s an article about it.

It wasn’t supposed to go down like this. In the aftermath of the 2014 midterm elections, when Democrats ceded control of the Senate and saw their deficit steepen in statehouses across the country, President Barack Obama was widely expected to set aside his ambitions and map out a more cautious agenda. That was eight months ago.  

After a thrilling and fraught week in Washington D.C., and South Carolina, Obama’s legacy is coming into plain view.

Bernie Sanders Needs More Support FROM EVERYONE, But He Is Well On His Way
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
— 

C. S. Lewis

I’ve always thought this was a genius quote, but I think it especially is good for today.

Bernie Sanders May Have Earned $30 Million Less Than Hillary Clinton, But He Had More Than FIVE TIMES AS MANY CONTRIBUTORS. Lets Show The World That People Beat Money, BERNIE SANDERS 2016

shredislove-shredislife asked:

Do you support free or at least drastically reduced college tuition? I'm more Republican alinging, but I'm also living just above the poverty line, so on that particular issue I tend to side with the Democratic thinking.

I don’t support free college tuition and here is why:

  • The average person goes to college for a 4-year degree, usually starting at age 18
    • Since I couldn’t find the amount of US citizens aged 18-22, let’s assume they take advantage of the free college system and go for a 6-year degree instead. 
  • The US census says there are  27,143,454 people in the US aged 18-24. 

Let’s say that we provide a free 6-year degree for all of these people. 

  • The college board reports that a "moderate" college budget  for an in-state public college for the 2014–2015 academic year averaged $23,410.
    • This includes room & board, various fees, tuition cost, and books to name a few. 
    • Does NOT take into account that some majors cost significantly more than others 

Now we need to find out how much it would cost to provide these people with a free 6-year degree

  • We multiply the amount of the education per person by the  27,143,454 people aged 18-24 (to get the total cost of educating all these people for 6 years), and you get the grand total of $ 635,428,258,140 per year
    • Assuming that all these students attend an in-state public college with a moderate budget. 
  • Distribute that cost among all 117,00,000 US taxpayers and it amounts to $5,431 per taxpayer per year. 
  • According to basic math and the current US tax brackets, taxes would be raised between 17.1% (lowest range of the middle class) and 83% (highest range of middle class). 

That’s WAY too much of a tax increase on our middle class, assuming that the students go to in-state public colleges with moderate budgets. Not everyone will go to in-state public colleges, and not all of them will have moderate budgets. 

This statistic doesn’t take into account the following:

  • Private colleges, which are around twice as expensive.
  • Cost of building new colleges and dorms to accommodate the greatly increased amount of students
  • Dropout rates
  • The reality that some kids will just screw around getting an “education” and end up staying in college for WAY longer than four years because, hey, it’s free, so why not?

TL;DR

There’s no real way to do that without drastically raising taxes on everyone else to pay for it. In theory, it would be nice, but in reality, it wouldn’t work because it’s too expensive. However, I would support going through the university systems and eliminating excess costs. I’m sure that there are many things that the university system spends money on that are unnecessary and I’m all for eliminating those inefficiencies. But I am not for spending taxpayer dollars to reduce college education when it’s so expensive to do so.

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Warren doesn’t dismiss campaigning for Bernie
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn’t ruling out joining ultra-liberal Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, saying she’s not surprised at all that the Vermont senator is surging in the polls and drawing enthusiastic Granite State audiences.“Bernie’s out talking about the issues that the American people want to hear about,” Warren, who hasn’t endorsed anyone in the Democratic primary yet, told the Herald yesterday.

This is great news!

Being a Billionaire is Stressful Too, All These Regular People Want A Small Fraction of Your Money For Healthcare, College, And a Good Life.

A$AP Rocky’s unexpectedly melodic LSD is one of my favorite tracks off his recent album. Canadian producer Shemce takes the video version of that track (along with the clip’s segue into Excuse Me) and gives it an even more mellifluous indie dance makeover. The remix boasts some exhilarating and gleaming synth ripples as well as a brilliant bridge crafted out of Excuse Me. It flows naturally and beautifully, giving LSD and Excuse Me an uplifting dynamic summer skin grafted out of elements from deep house, progressive house, and hip hop. Download the track for free, here.