Why won't Republicans support an amendment that will do exactly what Mr. Trump said he would accomplish as president and that is to finally take on the pharmaceutical industry and lower drug prices in this country.
During the campaign, Trump talked about being tough on the establishment. Now, he is appointing the entire establishment to his cabinet. The hypocrisy would be really funny if it wasn't so sad in terms of the implications for working people in this country.
The United States remains the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care for all. The Republican response: Repeal the Affordable Care Act, throw 18 million people off of health insurance and privatize Medicare. Our job: Continue the fight for a Medicare for All Single Payer System and lower the cost of prescription drugs.
The U.S. has more people in jail than any other country on earth. We spend $80 billion a year to lock up 2.2 million Americans, disproportionately African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans. To my mind, it makes a lot more sense to invest in jobs and education than in jails and incarceration. Our job: end the war on drugs, end private prisons and pass real criminal justice reform.
I appreciate very much President Obama listening to the Native American people and millions of others who believe this pipeline should not be built. In the year 2016, we should not continue to trample on Native American sovereignty. We should not endanger the water supply of millions of people. We should not become more dependent on fossil fuel and accelerate the planetary crisis of climate... View details ⇨
During the campaign, candidate Donald Trump railed against Wall Street. Now, President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Steve Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs executive as Secretary of The Treasury and billionaire investor William Ross to lead the Commerce Department. What hypocrisy! Our job: Break up the major financial institutions, pass 21st century Glass-Steagall legislation and impose a... View details ⇨
Here is the Republican definition of "democracy." Allow billionaires to buy elections through unlimited campaign spending, and then work aggressively to suppress the vote by making it harder for people of color, young people, seniors and immigrant citizens to vote. Our job: move toward public funding of elections and make it easier, not harder, for people to vote and participate in the... View details ⇨
Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States. Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives.
What hypocrisy! Mr. Trump needs to tell the American people that what he said during the campaign were just lies, or else appoint an HHS secretary who will protect these programs and do what Trump said he would do.