The first was Obama signing HR 933.
The second was receiving something like 5 emails begging me for $3 and $5 from the Democrats, namely Nancy Pelosi, who comes in at 13th richest person in congress with $26m. She's asking me for money?!?!?
I wish they would stop making politics all about money. The Democrats are finally in a position to make the elections to NOT be about money yet they persist. Currently state elections might as well be auctions and the federal elections are soon to follow. But its unlikely the Democrats will substantially change anything. Isn't it about time we made the next election about helping our fellow Americans? Because what the Democrats are doing now is continuing the merry-go-round. Here's my 2c worth of a solution.
As you all know I supported Obama in the last election because he was supporting women's rights. All you guys out there are rolling your eyes with criticisms like: but babies are dying in Afghanistan and women are being killed in Yeman because of drone strikes, Bradley Manning, what about NDAA and Patriot act etc etc...
I believe in feeding my fellow humans. I believe everyone should have equal access to healthcare, education, food and shelter. If you lose your job you shouldn't have to lose your home and you shouldn't have to lose your home if some spoiled brat in Wall St gambles badly. You shouldn't lose your retirement either.
I believe we should not start wars on behalf of corporate interests. The drug war should end. Prisons should be run by the govt, not a private corporation. Utilities should be owned by the state. The state is the people. Corporations should provide things the govt doesn't provide, stuff that can be traded cheaply on a controlled market. I don't believe there will ever be a free market because of survival of the fittest. Corporations must be kept in check by the government or the people. Corporations should be only tolerated as a source of employment for the people including the owners of the corporation which should ideally be the workers who operate the corporation, a source of income in the form of taxation for the operation of the government and hence the people. They should not dictate how the government works, in fact it should be the other way around.
The US shouldn't meddle in other countries business especially not at the behest of corporations.
But US corporations are so rich that there is no reason every US citizen shouldn't living in luxury. There is plenty of money its just the 1% don't want you to have any of it.
We shouldn't forget that the American revolution happened because of corporations. The founding fathers strongly controlled corporations but somehow they broke their yoke. Furthermore, the American constitution doesn't guarantee 'capitalism' and now we see the constitution is eroding the rights of American citizens except for the 2nd amendment, where gun manufacturers benefit.