We all know that the Republican Party will never help American working families. Republicans do not support Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and public schools, regulations that protect our air and water, or Minimum Wages. They would never do anything that would annoy their rich donors.
However, we Liberals/Progressives have assumed that the Democratic Party is the party for the masses. However, something got disconnected when we elected Bill Clinton. Bill helped the Republicans destroy the Glass-Steagall Act which had protected the masses from financial fraud for decades. It did not take the banks and other financial industries long after that, to cause the financial crash in 2008. Trillions of dollars were lost. Millions of homes were lost.
Then Bill Clinton joined the Republicans again and helped push through the NAFTA job killing trade bill. Over 5 million workers lost their jobs, and over 60,000 factories were moved across our borders.
The Democratic Party became more and more dependent on rich donors who wanted their taxes cut, wages lowered, unions trashed, and regulations eliminated. The Minimum Wage has not been raised in 9 YEARS!
The Democratic Party has changed from a party for the people to a party for the 1%. They are representing the interests of rich individuals and rich corporations. Hillary Clinton spent most of her campaign time talking to rich donors. She had little appeal to workers who are in need for better wages. She and Bill have become very rich by giving speeches to the rich behind closed doors.
Our working families are struggling to pay their monthly bills. Our Middle Class is rapidly shrinking in size. The agenda of the rich is to get richer and richer. Our inequality is historic and is growing, as the 99% are faltering.
The Democratic Party has lost its way. It has lost its compassion for the masses, and simply concentrates on raising money from rich donors. It has blinkers on its faces and ignores the corruption which is running rampant all around them.
Our government is waging wars around the world with little concern about the killings. Our so called defense companies are making huge profits! We are the largest – by far- seller of dangerous weapons to other nations. Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, deliberately repealed restrictions on sales of dangerous weapons to several nations, especially to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is our largest customer for dangerous weapons, thanks to Hillary Clinton’s reckless behavior. And it is peculiar why nobody in our government has chosen to investigate the $10 million contribution from Saudi
Arabia to the Clinton Foundation, and the $900,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation from Boeing Corporation.
As we sit down for our dinners the majority of American working families have no idea how Hillary Clinton’s acts have allowed the Saudis to buy Boeing bombers and our own military’s assisting the Saudis to drop thousands of bombs on the defenseless poor people in Yemen. Thousands of people have been killed. Millions of homes, schools, hospitals, and markets have been destroyed and this genocide continues to happen every day~!
We cannot blame this slaughter on Donald Trump. It began with Hillary Clinton’s acts and it continued under the eyes of Barack Obama. Our foreign policies are lacking in compassion for the violence that we are responsible for. We must make changes from our government of killing to a government of caring.
We are a terrible world’s Policeman. We are spending trillions of our tax dollars to kill people. None of these people are a threat to our people. The 9-11 attacks were perpetrated by Saudi Arabians and funded by Saudi Arabians who hate America. Saudi Arabia has been funding terrorists around the world for decades. Our lust for their oil has blackened our minds. Saudi Arabia is not our ally. It is not even our friend.
The Democratic Party is supposed to remain neutral during our primary elections. This rule was trashed, as the Party sabotaged Bernie Sanders’s campaign with a truck load of dirty tricks. Why? Because they did not want Bernie to clean out the thriving corruption in our government.
In 1998 former US Congressman Cecil Heftel had his book published, and the title is “End Legalized Bribery”. Bribery is defined in Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition as “money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust.”
This felony crime is repeated over and over again every day in our federal and state capitols! It is way past time that we house clean our governments, and create a political party that does not accept bribes, and does not represent the rich.
We seriously need an American Labor Party that will protect our workers, protect our planet, protect our students from huge debts, protect our seniors from cuts in their benefits, and protect women from all types of unfair conduct.
When citizens in other nations faced corruption in their governments, they did not try and change the personalities of their crooked politicians. Instead, they voted them out of office, and built Labour Parties that won the majorities of seats in their Parliaments. Once they controlled their government, they gave every citizen FREE HEALTHCARE! That saved every family thousands of dollars. If we stopped waging trillion dollar wars all over the world, we could easily afford to pay for FREE HEALTHCARE to every American!
The Australian Labour Party, several years ago, created a Minimum Wage that increases every year! Today they enjoy a MW of $17.29! Meanwhile our two major parties have not raised our MW of $7.25 for 9 YEARS!
Why have the Democrats ignored us? It is quite simple. They do not want to upset their rich donors. The rich keep asking for tax cuts. Many rich corporations have not paid any taxes in several years!
Rich individuals have bribed our so called representatives to remain silent while these multi-millionaires and billionaires hide trillions of untaxed dollars in foreign banks! If we made rich corporations and rich individuals pay taxes, we would easily be able to give every student FREE COLLEGE and forgive the trillion dollar debts of our struggling graduates.
I invite you to please share this website www.BoldThoughts.org and learn how to build an American Labor Party and win the elections in 2018. Gallup polls in 2013 and 2015 indicated that over 60% of voters favor voting for a third party. The public is hungry for an honest party that represents their needs.
Howard M Greenebaum, author of 3 books about US politics. Winner of the Democratic Nomination to the US Congress twice. Once in Maryland in 1984, and once in California in 1988. Delegate for Obama in the 2008 Democratic county and state Conventions in Colorado.