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Privatizing VHA

The new Choice program for the VHA is a ruse to privatize the VA.

http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/04/inside-fight-reduce-government...

Is the current the democratic party the real libertarian party?

Thom definition of a libertarian is a republican that wants to smoke dope and get laid.

Well the ever since Clinton administration the way the Democratic party has been governing by pretty much giving big business what ever they want. Now it is not like they have come out and campaigned for these types of legislation ,but have done nothing but concede and concede with issue after issue.

Obama-Faux Civil Libertarian

http://nypost.com/2016/04/14/obama-just-gave-cops-the-ok-to-simply-take-...

Obama just gave cops the OK to simply take your stuff

When Attorney General Loretta Lynch decided late last year that the Justice Department would end the federal civil asset forfeiture program, criminal justice reform advocates proclaimed it a “significant deal.”

Efectively Promote American Businesses Around The World?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/14/politics/transcript-democratic-debate-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders/

To Bernie Sanders:
"...how would you as president of the United States be able to effectively promote American businesses around the world?" -Wolf Blitzer

Hillary Clinton Uses Deception Regarding Gun Violence In New York

http://nhpr.org/post/why-hillary-clintons-vermont-statistics-gun-violenc...

“The state that has the highest per-capita number of those guns that end up committing crimes in New York [is] Vermont,” Clinton said.

The Briefing Before The Iraq War

Congress had a briefing before the Iraq War vote. Barely anyone from congress showed up for the briefing. I think there were only 6 Senators who showed up.

I'm having trouble finding a list of attendees. I'm guessing Hillary isn't on that list. Is that list public record, if so, where is it.

Bernie Pickets, Clinton Pockets

While Bernie Sanders is marching in solidarity with striking Verizon workers, his Democratic opponent is busy cashing checks from their bosses: http://www.salon.com/2016/04/13/hillary_clinton_rakes_in_verizon_cash_while_bernie_sanders_supports_companys_striking_workers/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Third party

We all know what would happen if Bernie ran as an independent, and it would be a much scarier sequel to GW as the GOP would be the benefactor. However, given that both Bernie and Trump are both getting shafted from their parties, what would happen if they both ran as independents? Surely, both the DNC and the GOP need a wakeup call in the form of a firm kick to the head. This would also almost certainly cause a spike in voter turnout, since there really would be a candidate for almost everyone to get behind. The biggest downside would be that this would also provide

Buying TPP support with tax dollars?????

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/276214-new-balance-accu...

What kind of (broken) promise was made here? This is how government "works".....

Trump Picks V.P., Trump Resigns Day After Inaugeration

I don't know if this scenario been speculated upon.

The Difference Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Donald Trump has said that he would kill the family members of accused terrorists, and has been widely condemned for such disgusting statements. Such actions would violate the US Constitution, International Law, and Human Decency.

Trump Gets Zero Colorado Delegates

"The people of Colorado had their vote taken away from them by the phony politicians," Trump tweeted earlier this week. "Biggest story in politics. This will not be allowed!"

http://www.businessinsider.com/reince-priebus-donald-trump-colorado-dele...

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