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He pardoned Bush, an admitted international war criminal. So he has no right to complain about Assad in Syria committing war crimes or Putin for invading "sovereign nations on false pretexts." We did both and he allowed it to go unpunished.
He compromised away the single payer system for healthcare so the GOP could keep their beloved crooked insurance companies. They shouldn't exist today. For profit healthcare is a failed concept.
He needs to stop deportations of illegal immigrants until the GOP agrees to overhaul our defunct immigration system. But he won't.
He needs to eliminate metadata collection regarding US citizens. But he won't.
He needs to order Holder to decriminalize marijuana federally. But he won't.
He needs to bring our troops home from EVERYWHERE. But he won't.
He needs to use an executive order to raise minimum wage on all federal properties to $10.10 per hour.
He needs to end the idiot Jesus freak crusade to legislate vaginas with a constitutional amendment banning any government influence on healthcare decisions. But he won't.
He needs to earmark major funding to infrastructure projects and to upgrading our electric grid, and shut down the US government when the GOP blocks it. But he won't.
He needs to empower the EPA to make genuine changes to our CO2 and pollution output and create real penalties that companies cannot dismiss. But he won't.
He needs to remove corporate tax loopholes and end welfare for oil and agri- companies. But he won't.
* You think health care is a basic human right, and that single-payer national health insurance is a worthwhile reform on our way toward creating a non-profit national health care service.
* You think that human rights ought always to trump property rights.
* You think U.S. military spending is an obscene waste of resources, and that the only freedom this spending protects is the freedom of economic elites to exploit working people all around the planet....
* You think public education should be free, not just from kindergarten through high school, but as far as a person is willing and able to go....
* You think that electoral democracy is not enough, and that democracy must also be participatory and extend to workplaces.
* You think that strengthening the rights of all workers to unionize and bargain collectively is a useful step toward full economic democracy....
* You think that a class system which forces some people to do dirty, dangerous, boring work all the time, while others get to do clean, safe, interesting work all the time, can never deliver social justice.
* You think that regulating big corporations isn't enough, and that such corporations, if they are allowed to exist at all, must either serve the common good or be put into public receivership....
* You think it's wrong to allow individuals to accumulate wealth without limits, and that the highest incomes should be capped well before they begin to threaten community and democracy.
* You think that wealth, not just income, should be taxed....
* You think that anyone who desires the reins of power that come with high political office should, by reason of that desire, be seen as unfit for the job....
* You think that national borders, while sometimes establishing territories of safety, more often establish territories of exploitation, much like gang turf....
* You think that, ideally, no one would have more wealth more than they need until everyone has at least as much as they need to live a safe, happy, decent life.
* You recognize that an economic system [capitalism] which requires continuous expansion, destroys the environment, relies on rapidly-depleting fossil fuels, exacerbates inequality, and leads to war after war is unsustainable and must be replaced.