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repealing the Patriot Act and those parts of the National Defense Authorization Act that violate our civil liberties; prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI from conspiring with local police forces to suppress our freedoms of assembly and of speech; and,
Strengthen media democracy by expanding federal support for locally-owned broadcast media and local print media
celebrate our democratic aspirations by making Election Day a national holiday;
replace big money control of election campaigns with full public financing and free and equal access to the airwaves
Just more bureaucracy. We don't need this.
Create a Corporation for Economic Democracy, a new federal corporation (like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting) to provide publicity, training, education, and direct financing for cooperative development and for democratic reforms to make government agencies, private associations, and business enterprises more participatory.
Slippery slope. No thanks.
create a federal bank with local branches to take over homes with distressed mortgages and either restructure the mortgages to affordable levels, or if the occupants cannot afford a mortgage, rent homes to the occupants;
Democratize monetary policy to bring about public control of the money supply and credit creation. This means we'll nationalize the private bank-dominated Federal Reserve Banks and place them under a Monetary Authority within the Treasury Department.
originally posted by: toysforadults
good luck with taking an objective point of view on a topic like this
offer capital grants to non-profit developers of affordable housing until all people can obtain decent housing at no more than 25% of their income.
Why not just get rid of the Federal Reserve and replace it with nothing? It has done far more harm than good even if you believe its official charter.
Why do we need a Corporation (blah) of Economic Democracy? So more governmental control over business?
Is there somewhere in the bill a means of getting rid of lobbyists?
Pay-to-play prohibitions will ensure that campaign contributions or lobbying favors do not impact decision-making.
What I am cynical about is that my family and others like my family are never given the same help.
Given that this is being endorsed by Cortez, a socialist, I'm going to pass.