SchwartzReport: Public vs. Corporate Priorities

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Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

American voters, I believe, voted based on fear, peer group pressure, racism, and fantasy. Here is a comparison of the voters’ agenda, and the agenda of the Republican leadership for whom they just voted.

NBC/WSJ Poll Reveals American’s Priorities; Guess How they Match With GOP Lawmakers’ Priorities

The new NBC/WSJ poll conducted November 14-17 provides a post election snap shot of American voter expectations, including their priorities for actions Congress should take. Can you guess how they match up with GOP Lawmaker’s priorities? It’s a real shocker folks.

The People’s agenda for Congress:

1.   Access to lower cost student loans–80% support.
2.   Increase spending on infrastructure–75%
3.   Raising the minimum wage–65%
4.   Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa–60%
5.   Addressing climate change/reducing carbon emissions–59%
6.   Building Keystone Pipeline–54%

Agenda items registering below 50% support were: lowering taxes by closing loopholes; approving U.S. troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria; reducing Medicare and Social Security benefits for wealthy retirees; new trade agreements with Asian nations; lowering corporate tax rates; cutting funding for ACA; path to citizenship; and raising Social Security retirement age.

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Phi Beta Iota: The poll only focuses on voters, which is to say it excludes the 50% that have given up completely on the US Government and its corrupt electoral system. The poll also fails to address the ignorance of voters combined with the effectiveness of corporate propaganda, for in stance, in favor of the Keystone Pipeline. Both the Keystone Pipeline and fracking are crimes against humanity — for anyone not to know that, including the US National Intelligence Council that recommended fracking as an energy solution in its Global Trends 2030 report, is a measure of just how lacking the USA is overall in intelligence with integrity.

See Also:

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