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The campaign needs to answer this.   Do you think they'll give the same answer as packing the court?

 

 

Progressives, including 'Squad,' release agenda to push Biden to the left
Working Families Party ‘People’s Charter' calls for free healthcare, universal childcare and canceling student debt


A group of progressives, including the freshman "Squad," unveiled their new vision for America on Thursday that will serve as a rallying cry for the election and a roadmap on how to push Joe Biden leftward.
The Working Families Party "People's Charter" calls for free public healthcare, universal childcare, creating millions of green jobs, canceling student debt, a $15 minimum wage and shifting money away from police departments and toward investments in schools and communities.
One of the plan's backers, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said the agenda will be the legislative blueprint for what progressives in the House will push during a Biden-Harris Administration.
"The aim is a clear agenda that progressives in the House will advance focuses on these big items," Khanna told Fox News. "We will push for Medicare-for-all during the pandemic. We will push for the creation of millions of good jobs in communities left behind. And we will advance a bold vision to tackle climate change and have a liveable planet, which is the aspiration of the Green New Deal. I expect at least 80 to 100 House Democrats will support the basic principles and agenda."
The release of the ambitious liberal policy agenda comes in the shadow of the vice presidential debate where Sen. Kamala Harris, seen by the left as a lifeline into a Biden Administration, distanced herself from progressive priorities -- including the Green New Deal, which she once co-sponsored.
Progressives had accepted the fact that neither of their preferred candidates won the election -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. -- and Biden was a more moderate choice. But some saw the choice of Harris, who represents the future of the party, as an olive branch to the left.
But her willingness Wednesday in the debate against Vice President Mike Pence to abandon her past positions -- including pledging fracking would not be banned -- came as a disappointment to some on the left.
Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who supported Sanders but has since backed Biden, took to Twitter to respond: "Fracking is bad, actually."
The progressives acknowledge Biden wasn't their top choice, but they make the case he's far better than President Trump and they have a better shot of mobilizing pressure on him to adopt their agenda if he wins office. The People's Charter is the vehicle to organize for the election, to activate the base and hold Biden accountable if he wins, organizers say,
“We’ve always said that electing Joe Biden was a doorway, not a destination,” said Working Families Party National Director Maurice Mitchell in a statement. “The People’s Charter is that destination: a nation that cares for all of us, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or how much money is in our pockets.

"We’re going to beat Donald Trump on Nov. 3, and then we’re going to organize to make the vision outlined in the People’s Charter a reality," he added.
The agenda was borne out of the coronavirus pandemic as the Working Families Party set out to define a vision for COVID-19 relief while plotting a path for an economic recovery. The plan calls for canceling rent and banning foreclosures during the pandemic, retroactive hazard pay for essential workers, delaying school openings and extending $600 federal unemployment benefits.
The aspirational agenda also includes taking on systemic racism, eliminating housing and zoning rules that enable segregation, putting 16 million to work, taxing billionaires and large corporations. The activists want investment to fight climate change, giving the public ownership stakes in all corporations receiving bailouts and public buyouts of oil and gas companies to take on climate change.
"Not only do we think this document speaks to the moral crisis we're in ... we also think it's really good policy," Mitchell told Fox News. "And it's popular. This is what people actually want."
After Biden is elected, the progressives hope to generate a groundswell of support for the agenda to force movement by Biden to back the large-scale agenda.
"Just electing Joe Biden won't make any of this happen ... The destination is this work and that requires us to advocate and organize. We're going to be pushing on Democrats. We're going to be challenging, both Democrats and Republicans and independents to do the work of the people," Mitchell said.
A number of local and federal lawmakers have signed on, including the four members of the freshman squad: Ocasio-Cortez, Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of 
Progressive groups joining the cause include The Movement for Black Lives, the SEIU union, MoveOn, United We Dream and the Sunrise Movement, a climate activist group.
"The vision laid out in the People’s Charter is exactly why we’re going to beat Donald Trump in November," Omar said in a statement. "Organizing people around the promise of something better - that’s how we’ll win. And when we do, we’ll be ready to fulfill that promise."
    
 

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Quick observations, back later to discuss, this is actually VERY interesting material to me.

 

1) If you have a Party called Working, or Workers, yadayada, they always really mean "NON WORKING" Party.

 

2) Stay clear of Ayanna Presley, the Ringo of "The Squad".  Her ****ing hair fell out due to some fungus.  Id take the Wuhan over that crap any day.  So gross

 

 

Back soon.

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They come out and say it. Biden will be pushed FAR LEFT. 

 

Socialist manifesto in full display.

 

Will Biden ALLOW this to happen?

 

Does he AGREE to their plan?

 

What will he push to get passed out of the manifesto?  

 

 

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You know, at this point I hope they win and push through every insane piece of socialist legislation they want.  If americans are too blind or stupid to realize what they are supporting then we deserve what it will bring, in all its horrific glory.

 

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The People’s Charter

 

The activists want investment to fight climate change, giving the public ownership stakes in all corporations receiving bailouts and public buyouts of oil and gas companies to take on climate change.

 

 

“We’ve always said that electing Joe Biden was a doorway, not a destination,” said Working Families Party National Director Maurice Mitchell in a statement. “The People’s Charter is that destination.

 

 

 

Public buyouts of oil and gas companies? 

 

Government ownership of private industry?

 

Seriously, if that doesn't remind you of freedoms and liberties being grabbed I don't know what to tell you. 

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1.  Care for the wronged.

 

REPAIR HISTORIC HARMS AND END SYSTEMIC RACISM.  
Shift resources away from policing, jails and detention centers, endless wars and agencies that separate families. Shift resources into schools, housing, healthcare and jobs, to enable all people – especially Black and brown people, immigrants, and Indigenous people – to thrive. 

Eliminate restrictive local zoning rules that keep housing and schools segregated by race and class. Aid Black families, and other people of color harmed by redlining in buying homes.

Respect the sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Nations. 

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2- Emergency Care

 

HELP EVERYONE GET AND STAY WELL, AND SUPPORT WORKERS, FAMILIES, AND SMALL BUSINESSES AS LONG AS IT TAKES. 

Free Covid testing and treatment for all, including the vaccine once one is available. 

Extend expanded $600 per week Unemployment Insurance until there are jobs for people to return to. Make sure it’s available to everyone, regardless of immigration status. 

No evictions, foreclosures, or utility shut-offs during the pandemic. Cancel rent and suspend debt payments until jobs return. 

Provide retroactive hazard pay for all essential workers

Care for parents, kids and teachers by delaying school reopening until the virus subsides and schools have the resources to do so safely. Ensure every student learning from home has the devices, nutrition and accommodations they need.

Care for the most vulnerable during the crisis, especially the homeless, migrants, people with disabilities, trans people, and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, by making sure everyone can access vital services and has a safe place to go. 

Direct federal funding to states and cities to prevent layoffs and cuts to schools, hospitals, and other public services when we need them most. 

Get help to small businesses to preserve vibrant local communities and protect jobs.

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3 A good job for everyone who needs one

 

WORKING PEOPLE CAN’T WAIT YEARS FOR JOBS TO COME BACK, WE NEED MILLIONS OF JOBS NOW.

Put 16 million people to work immediately -- upgrading our broken infrastructure, modernizing and retrofitting millions of homes and buildings, staffing schools, hospitals and health departments, protecting and restoring forest and wetlands, creating opportunities for family farmers and rural communities, and revitalizing American manufacturing.

Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour everywhere.

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4- Care for each other

 

ADDRESS THE DEFICIENCIES IN HOW OUR GOVERNMENT CARES FOR US THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS REVEALED.

Make health care free and universal and take hospital and health insurance profits out of it. 

Ensure every worker who wants a union can join one, so that all workers, and especially essential workers, can bargain for good pay and benefits, safe conditions, and a voice on the job.

Guarantee universal child care, paid family and medical leave and paid sick days, and income support for parents taking care of kids full time.

Provide safe, affordable housing for all. 

Guarantee home and community based services for everyone, including mental health care. 

Cancel student debt, an unfair burden on working and middle class young adults.

Tax the giant corporations who don’t pay their share, and the wealth of the billionaires, who have gotten richer during the worst economic collapse in 90 years.

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5 Care for the future

 

ACT NOW TO MAKE US ALL MORE RESILIENT TO CHALLENGES WE KNOW WE HAVE TO CONFRONT. 

Invest now to make our food, water, electricity, health, financial and other systems resilient to future crises like climate change.

Create public banks to make needed investments whenever private markets fail to.

Give the public ownership stakes in all corporations receiving bailouts.

Instead of subsidizing and bailing out oil and gas companies, buy them out, to further our transition away from fossil fuels and towards regenerative energy sources, and create green jobs in the process. Prioritize a just transition for workers in extractive industries. 

Prioritize investments in the poor and working-class communities, especially communities of color, which have historically suffered most from pollution. Ensure everyone has clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.  

Emphasize cooperation and diplomacy over competition in our dealings with other countries in order to confront challenges that transcend borders, like pandemics, armed conflicts, and climate change.

Protect our democracy from takeover by billionaires, corporations, war profiteers and bigots by getting big money out of politics and ensuring that every vote counts. Save the USPS to ensure we can vote by mail.

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2 hours ago, Dave S said:

Public buyouts of oil and gas companies? 

 

Government ownership of private industry?

 

yeah, definitely not communists.

 

16 mins ago, Dave S said:

3 A good job for everyone who needs one

 

WORKING PEOPLE CAN’T WAIT YEARS FOR JOBS TO COME BACK, WE NEED MILLIONS OF JOBS NOW.

Put 16 million people to work immediately -- upgrading our broken infrastructure, modernizing and retrofitting millions of homes and buildings, staffing schools, hospitals and health departments, protecting and restoring forest and wetlands, creating opportunities for family farmers and rural communities, and revitalizing American manufacturing.

Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour everywhere.

 

do the math on that and it's half a trillion/year

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Just now, EBHarvey said:

 

do the math on that and it's half a trillion/year

Yep. Either money's being printed or someone is getting fleeced. 

 

 

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