Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we're willing to fight for it.
We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth.
Scientific reviews say that the Keystone XL pipeline with have no discernible effect on the environment but Liz voted against it anyway. I guess she meant, "We believe in science except when we want to posture."
We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.
Netflicks represents a huge chunk of Internet traffic. Right now they have to pay a surcharge to the major Internet providers because of the extra cost needed to provide the bandwidth that Netflicks requires. Network Neutrality means that Netflicks gets a free ride.
We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.
No mention about where the money for this will come from. Want to take a guess?
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.
This is sort of repeating the last point, isn't it?
We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt.
More money coming from somewhere unspecified. As a former university professor, maybe she'd like to propose reducing professor's pay and increasing their class size.
We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.
Even more unspecified money. Does anyone see a pattern here? Has anyone told Liz that preserving Social Security and Medicare will suck up all the money needed for her other promises?
We believe—I can't believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work.
Government studies have shown there there is equal pay for equal work. Liz is really asking for a subsidy for women.
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.
Another point that sort of duplicates the one above it. This one sounds nice but it's pretty vague. Is she talking about racism? Gay marriage? What?
We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform.
More mush. Reform can mean anything from total amnesty to closing the borders. How about some specifics?
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!
In Hobby Lobby's case, the corporation consists of a handful of people who object on religious grounds to a couple of birth control methods on a list made up by a bureaucrat. Even before Obamacare they covered most of the list. Is the Progressive movement really reduced to fighting for a bureaucrat's ability to arbitrarily trample religious rights?
And the main tenet of conservatives' philosophy, according to Warren? "I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.
And the main tenet of Liz's philosophy is, "You got yours, now I'm going to take it and give it to someone else."