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  1. Did I say savior? No. Stop putting words in my mouth. I said better. That is a simple fact. The income gap widened under Obama, it would have widened under hillary. I focus much more a the local level of getting minimum wage fixes and educational opportunities because our fed government is busted and its impossible to get meaningful reform passed to fix the widening gap. I am glad you guys get off on calling me a shill - it opens my eyes a lot to the problems. I did not support Hillary during the primary in 2008 nor 2016. I had major problems with her foreign policy from years ago. All I simply did in 2016 was look at the plans of the GOP with Trump in charge and saw red flags all over. Giant red flags and if I am a shill for saying I will take status quo over giant red flags so be it. But at least I put the work in where it matters - I have been on the floor of my state house testifying for better opportunities for the working poor....Trump is and the GOp is a dumpster fire for the working poor and middle class - I will work locally against that and am proud I voted against the dumpster fire.
  2. A continuation of current tax policies is 1000x better then what trump is selling us. Yes the the gap is widening under these policies. The gop and trump get their way watch it skyrocket.
  3. So Clinton is just as bad as Trump because you think she had some super secret tax plan that was just as bad or worse then what is currently being discussed. A super secret plan that goes against what democrats support and would have gone against what her allies in congress wanted. You can not read the GOP tax plan and then with a straight face look at me and say Clinton would have been worse...you just dont deal in reality.
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    Franken and Tweeden both say the rehearsal kiss HAPPENED dude. The security guard can not speak for how Tweeden felt about it. He has no business trying to.
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    Im going to say what I said pages back. We need to understand peoples experience better - Al Franken very well might have thought the rehearsal of the kiss was fun and playful. Tweeden may have very well felt violated and offended by it. The security guard was not doing a rehearsal kiss with Franken - Tweeden was = her feelings on it matter.
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    She can tell the story whenever she wants. This has nothing to do with Hannity who has enough issues with his Seth Rich and Moore crap. No need to twist this up.
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    Because I spoke about the woman and you said but the media. The woman is the person who matters in this.
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    So women should stay quiet because the media might obsess over it? Not cool dude.
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    Yeah she is going on GMA and the View and reading his letter saying she accepts the policy and does not think he should resign. She states outright it should be up to the voters to decide what to do with Franken come election time. She is coming of extremely credible and non partisan on this.
  10. Lets see - Donald Trump and the GOP plan was/is to cut taxes drastically and repeal obamacare. A plan that is raise deficit spending Now we see the plans in released we see the heavy weight to the wealthy the tax cut will give and the hurt to the lower middle class repeal of obamacare. Clinton tax plan made the marginal rates slightly more progressive and enacted the "buffet rule". The plan was expected to lower the deficit by about 1/2 a trillion over the next decade. This is a 2 trillion swing from Trump and GOP's Clinton was also favorable to raising the federal minimum wage. So yes - if I was looking to vote for reforms that would at least slow, stop or perhaps slightly decrease the gap Clinton was the VERY VERY VERY obvious choice. If Bernie was on the ticket in the general he would have been the VERY VERY VERY obvious choice over Trump on this issue also. To say she would do the same things as we are watching Trump and the GOP put out direct bills that will increase this gap significantly that no democrats support is a flat out lie.
  11. This bill caps the pass through rate at 25% which is a huge break to upper middle class and upper class small business owners. For small business owners income over $200,000(individual)/$260,000(jointly) would be capped at that reduced rate and could significantly lower tax bills to those that make well above $200,000/$260,000. Small business groups balked this was not a break for most small businesses so they added in a small tax break so the house just a few days ago added in a provision that would reduce the tax rate on the first 75,000 on income for a pass through from 12% to 9%. This rate is phased in and does not drop to 9% until 2022 while the reduction for the wealthier 10% of small business owners is immediate. So this is a small bone thrown to the 90% of small businesses to trade off a big tax cut for the top 10% of small business with a gigantic tax cut for the most wealthiest of "small business" owners.
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    So here is the second women - her story turns out to not be sexual assault but a claim Franken obsessed and harassed her over spending numbers: - “I made a statement about the budget numbers, Franken challenged me, I challenged him back. It was about spending priorities, actually just a mundane discussion. But he obsessed over it.” After the show, Morgan said Franken wouldn’t leave her alone, insisting on continuing the argument. “He approached me backstage, angrily called me out on those numbers and insisted he would prove he was right. He wouldn’t leave me alone, he kept following me. As a woman, his presence and proximity to me felt very threatening and intimindating. “I didn’t realize his creepy behavior after the show meant it would continue in the days to come. “He approached Carol, the show’s producer and demanded my home phone number, which was a clear violation of network protocol. I had thought that was the end of the story and was shocked when he started calling my home, badgering me repeatedly. “I became fearful and called Carol to complain and asked her to tell him to back off. But he made another call after that. I thought that he might end up stalking me at my home in Northern California, it was that bad. “By the third phone call I was outraged and terrified, as he is really disturbed,” Morgan recounted. Morgan said Franken finally left her alone, but only after she pushed back and threatened “to call the police and make a report that he was harassing me.” To this day, she says she is haunted by it: “I never forgot that experience and it informed me of his lack of character and obsessive personality. I believe every word Leann wrote.”
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    I'm on the left. So I will tell you what I want. Tweeden to be heard and her perspective understood and respected. If Al Franken thought he was goofing around and playing during rehearsal going in for a deeper kiss....but Tweeden has felt violated and offended by that for years. Yes tell her story and lets understand shifts we need to make that what the others are feeling and how that comes off. That playfully being pressed into a kiss is forced unwanted contact and wrong. I think Moore is probably has some of the same going on. He dug girls in their late teens and saw nothing wrong with that - but a man in his 30's with power over situation does make it wrong. The woman need to be heard. What we need to prevent against is people seeing blood in the water and just making things up for political reasons. So she should share her story - Al Franken should respond honestly about contacts with her (as he did with Tweeden). An if its credible investigation. Tweeden was credible, the photo, the skit, the time they were together...all credible.
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    Things might get a bit more complicated. Melaine Morgan a birther to the extreme is claiming Al stalked her and will release details "soon". So now we have someone who spends most of their career making up news and stories for the alt right making a claim against a Democratic senator..
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    I would love to hear more "I will cooperate fully with the investigation" then "witchhunt" "fake news" "Media conspiracy".