Courtesy of Vox.
1. “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”
2.”We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth.”
3. “We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.”
4. “We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.”
5. “We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them.”
6. “We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt.”
7. “We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.”
8. “We believe—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work.”
9. “We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.”
10. “We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform.”
11. “And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!”
And since I’m in a car driving, here is an abridged reaction:
1) Agreed. But what the heck was Dodd-Frank? That was Progressive. And 4 years ago.
2) There seems to be a logic problem here. Here is an analogy: “we believe in God, that means we have a responsibility to ensure the future of baseball.” Furthermore what an unbelievably callous and disingenuous sentiment. That non-Progressives are both mystics and want to wreck Earth. And people eat this up? It’s borderline misanthropic.
3) Another logic problem. And I’m sure readers will do deep research to figure out if net neutrality would even do as promised.
4) Yet another logic problem.
5) Fight? I’d also love to see picket lines by volunteers …
6) I wholeheartedly agree. I’m sure that the Commandment followers would disagree as to why this has come to be a problem.
7) Gee, yet another logic problem. And I’d really like to know what it means to retire with dignity, what political opponents aside from fringe idiots like me, actually disagree? Finally, please explain why retirement is a right and if it is a right then why don’t I get to say what people can and cannot do during their working lives? And please explain what retiring with dignity means? We’re not talking about the infirm here, so don’t Straw-Man this.
8) I believe that all people should be forced to learn, and respect, basic economics. Funny.
9) Strongly agree. And yet again what an unbelievably callous and disingenuous sentiment. That non-Progressives are misogynistic authoritarians who despise true equality? I’m sure our little daughter is going to appreciate learning that I believe she’s subhuman or worth less than her brother. Why, we tell her that at breakfast every day.
10) yep. But again, very bad logic. Reform means?
11) If one of the major commandments of a progressive political movement is a complete straw man of an almost irrelevant court ruling, then they’re doomed too. And by the way, please do tell me dear masters of community – at what level of cooperation do rights get rescinded? I agree that unions and non-profits should be treated in whatever way you wish to treat corporations? After all, they ARE corporations.