Resisting Trump is necessary. But getting behind an agenda that takes back our economy and our democracy from the privileged and powerful is essential.Robert Reich
The Tea Party started out the same way; controlled by independents, focused on reform. Look at them now, a hollowed out shell of bombastic rhetoric from those elected to office and little action on behalf of the now-abandoned grassroots. Support from Hillary should be welcome, but support is not leadership on the issues. She especially needs to understand this distinction because we don’t want a repeat of 2016.
Medicare for all is a baseline measure, like a litmus test. Get behind it or go somewhere else. I would go further. Parties need to be de-emphasized as power brokers. This means an end to party primaries and an end to party controlled district drawing. It possibly means an end to the house as it has been known since the 435 rule was introduced. We want an electoral college that reflects popular will. That means more, smaller districts. We have to keep beating on this message until it sinks in.
More equal representation. More connection between representatives and their districts. An end to money primaries. An end to money as speech, or legislation that makes everyone a party to the current funding of elections through vouchers for contributions to elections.
Higher taxes on the wealthy. Universal Income. Medicare for all. I’m done playing around with half measures as proposals. If the conservatives can lead with “let the poor die for lack of care” then we should lead with make the wealthy care for the poor until they are no longer wealthy. We can then meet somewhere in the middle.