February 8th, 2016 § 0 comments

I just realized you can embed tweets. Allow me to abuse this new-found superpower:

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This is one of the dumbest things I’ve read on the internet in a long time. Congrats. It has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything to do with the fact that she took money from the private prison industry, “speaking fees” from Goldman Sachs. It has everything to do with the fact that she has proven over and over again that she is a proponent of the same neoliberal economic theory which has destroyed our economy and turned it into a neo-feudal plantation for politically insulated corporations.

“Hillary said she wants affordable college! See!! She’s a progressive!” Democrats have said that all along while they bent over backward for banks and cut taxes on states. Aside from the free market cultists on the right, there was nobody more responsible for the 2008 collapse than the Democrats in the 90s who got rid of the firewall between investment and commercial banks. Oh, Hillary cares about the poor? That faction of the democratic party gutted welfare, they didn’t expand it, and Clinton defended the 1996 Welfare Reform Act in two op-eds, one in which she called welfare recipients “deadbeats.”

The fact that Clinton and her supporters want to make this seem as if it’s about gender rather than policy is Clinton trying to use female resentment the way the right uses white male resentment. It’s just reactionary politics, the same as any other, and in the end corporations win while working people lose, just as they have been losing for nearly a generation now.

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