GOP Reveals Its 2020 Strategy

Thom plus logo Republicans in Wisconsin and Georgia are leading the way toward GOP victories in November with the go-to technique they've been using for the better part of the last 40 years: voter suppression.

In Wisconsin they want to remove over 200,000 people from the voting rolls, disproportionately in the cities of Madison and Milwaukee, while in Georgia hundreds of polling places have been closed in black neighborhoods and towns and governor Brian Kemp is stripping 300,000 people of their right to vote. Republicans were able to get away with this because there is no explicit right to vote in the Constitution, which is why the Supreme Court was able to hand the election of 2000 to George W. Bush, and then last year ruled that it was okay for Republicans in Ohio to do this.

Americans should be outraged at this assault on a fundamental liberty that our soldiers have fought and died for repeatedly since the Revolutionary War. A democratic republic cannot function when large chunks of its population are not allowed to participate in selecting their representatives. The Democratic Party needs to express outrage loud and frequently over this, and help put an end to the practice of caging and purging voters.

-Thom

It's Time To Tax Money Bins!

Thom plus logo England is debating a wealth tax. America, as tax revenues crash and the need for government services explodes, needs to consider one, too.

If you own a home, every year you must pay a wealth tax.

The majority of the wealth held by middle and working class Americans is in their homes. And every year, every homeowner must pay a tax on their wealth in the form of a state and local property tax.
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