The Carrot and the Stick

This is written by “The Sierra Revolution” from Indivisible in Auburn.

The recently passed 1.5 trillion-dollar tax giveaway was presented as necessary to incentivize business to create jobs. In contrast, the Trump/Republican approach to the poor is punitive—taking away one of life’s most essential needs—healthcare, as a disincentive if they don’t work.
This harsh approach to the poor is being …

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A Response to Tom McClintock’s 2017 Update

SIERRA NEVADA REVOLUTION is an online media platform for politically conscious pragmatists within California’s 4th Congressional District. Through its various online outlets, SNR has established itself as the voice of the “radical middle,” sharing news, stories, and insights relating to the district.

Dear Tom,

So, this 4-page mailer of yours showed up in our mailbox today. It’s positioned as a …

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President Ends Election Integrity Commission After Continued Pressure

Yesterday, President Trump decided to disband his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. As you may know, LDF filed suit against the President and the Commission last summer on the grounds that it was formed to discriminate against African American and Latino voters. The Commission was also subject to seven other lawsuits challenging its lack of transparency and various violations …

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Those of us writing letters and making telephone calls and marching, can’t write a check like the Koch Brothers for $100 million or like some Republican donors, one for $100,000. But we are millions of individuals and we do have some money. Bernie Sanders raised over $209 million dollars from seven million donors. Many had less money than most of …

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The Rise and Fall of the Middle Class

As children born in 1942 and 1943, in the darkest days of WWII, we have lived as America rose from the depths of the Great Depression to create a country with a Middle Class like no other the world has ever seen. One where factory workers had health care and pensions, could send their children to public colleges equal to …

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