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"What are our values?" Warren asked the audience, some of whom held up "Run Liz Run" signs. "What does it mean to be a progressive?" She went on to outline 11 tenets of progressivism:
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!"
As I said earlier I'm concerned Hilary is going to scoop Warren up as VP and ride to victory in 2016. I for one have had enough "Hope and Change" to last several lifetimes.
originally posted by: Bassago
#11 Corporation not people, check. Women control their own bodies, check. Overturn Hobby Lobby, no check.
originally posted by: BO XIAN
Evidently the woman thinks that the country is populated by sufficient clueless regressives and terminally ignorant liberals . . .
The reason Hobby Lobby won is because Corporations are people, legally speaking. So you can't check that first one and not check the last one. It's either both or none.
originally posted by: Bassago
a reply to: Sremmos80
#5 is a problem because the words "livable wage" is highly subjective. I'm not againt raising minimum wage to some degree. Throwing those types of words around serve no purpose. If she simply said minimum wage should be raised to X or Z then we'd be able to make an educated assessment
originally posted by: adjensen
a reply to: intrepid
And how's that working out in places like Greece and Spain?
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: beezzer
So you agree with the list as long as it is not the government that makes it happen?
Those seems like things that a government that is representing us would want to do for us, but that must be like ultra left wing liberal speaking.
ETA: And I think a simple solution to 4 and 5 would to make it only apply to fortune 500 companies or maybe even just the top 250
Cause I do see how those can be counter productive to starting a small business and trying to expand it