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Bernie Sanders Surges In California

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Bernie Sanders has surged into a statistical tie with Wall Street’s candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in the California primary to be held next month.

The survey, conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, finds Clinton with only a small lead over Sanders, 46 percent to 44 percent, among likely voters in the Democratic primary next month.

This means Bernie will likely win California since Bernie voters turn out in greater numbers than those who will vote for the Wall Street candidate.

The PPIC poll shows the race breaking along familiar lines. Sanders holds a large advantage among younger voters — leading 66 percent to 27 percent among voters under age 45 — while Clinton leads, 59 percent to 28 percent, among voters 45 and older.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/poll-clinton-and-sanders-in-dead-heat-in-california-223580#ixzz49nJ6tm68
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bernie sanders beating Clinton nationally

A new Bloomberg poll shows Bernie Sanders has a slight national edge over Hillary Clinton, earning 49 percent of support to Clinton’s 48. This is only the second poll ever to show Sanders with a lead of any sort, and is at odds with other recent polls showing Clinton with a double-digit lead. But it’s clear that it accurately reflects one facet of the Democratic race: Clinton had massive leads over Sanders in every poll a year ago, as much as 54 percent. This lead has continually narrowed until today, it no longer exists.

This suggests that Sanders grows stronger with every passing day, while Wall Street’s candidate grows weaker.

The Bloomberg poll asked Democrats who they thought would be better at handling a number of issues that will face the next president. Clinton came out on top on issues of foreign policy; Sanders on economic issues.

Hillary’s tight relationship with the parasites of Wall Street is a consistent liability, and she isn’t considered trustworthy because she lies a lot, such as her support, and then nonsupport, of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a scam which will enrich Hillary’s Wall Street cronies by shipping millions of jobs overseas and redistributing trillions of dollars of income from working people in the USA to the 1 percent in the process.

In another poll, Sanders came out on top in trustworthiness by a wide margin over all the other candidates for president regardless of party affiliation. Hillary was near the bottom.

The federal government, and to a lesser extent state governments, have been using legislation to redistribute income from working Americans to the 1 percent for 35 years. Hillary supports this, while Bernie is against it.

Currently, the 1 percent steal 37 percent of all income produced in the United States compared to 8 percent in 1980. Bernie has said “enough is enough.” Hillary shows through her action that “enough isn’t enough.”

One thing is made obvious by these poll numbers. Bernie may be behind in the delegate count, but he can still win. It isn’t over until it’s over.

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In a new Associated Press Poll, 68 percent of Americans think taxes should be raised on the rich. According to the poll, most people think the middle class pays too much in federal taxes.

President Obama recently declared that the rich should pay more in taxes, as well. However, it should be pointed out that this was the furthest thing from the president’s mind when his Democrats had control of the House of Representatives and 59 votes in the US senate. It’s easy to propose something when it has no chance of succeeding under Republican domination of both houses of congress. In other words, the president is saying something that cannot occur in an attempt to rally the troops for the 2016 elections, especially since Democratic voters stayed home in the last election, in part because of the failure of the Democrats to want to help the middle class. Will the grassroots be fooled again in 2016? Maybe, but most likely not.

Check out more from the poll at the link below.

Findings from the Latest Associated Press Poll–Associated Press

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A recent poll by the Pew Research Center shows that 71 percent of the US public favors raising the federal minimum wage. Nineteen states already have higher minimum wages. Fifty percent of Republicans also support an increase, as opposed to 47 percent opposed.

Wall Street is also against raising it. That’s because when wages go up, share prices go down. That’s because higher wages can cut into corporate profits in the short term. In the long term, however, rising real wages increase demand, spur sales, push up profits and create jobs. Recent studies show raising the minimum wage has a small impact on unemployment, most likely because it increases the demand for goods and services.

According to a study by the Economic Policy Institute, “The multiple positive effects that would result from a higher minimum wage are clear: It would boost the earnings of working families hardest hit by the Great Recession, spur economic growth, and create about 100,000 net new jobs. In an economic climate in which wage increases for the most vulnerable workers are scarce, raising the minimum wage to $9.80 by July 1, 2014, is an opportunity that America’s working families cannot afford to lose.”

Despite the positive impacts of a raise, on behalf of Wall Street, House Republicans will vote in goose step against any increase, as will some corporate Democrats.

Conversely, when wages go down, share prices go up. That’s good if you’re a member of the 1 percent, but it’s bad for the economy and the 99 percent in the long term. When real wages go down, so does the demand for goods and services. In the long run, corporate profits cannot be constantly raised, which is something that must occur in the long term, otherwise, the Ponzi Scam known as Wall Street would collapse.

As demand goes down due to the massive redistribution of income from the 99 to the 1 percent legislatively undertaken over the last 32 years by the federal government, Wall Street has had to invent new investment instruments that redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent. In the past, this has included bonds backed by home mortgages and credit default swaps, neither of which has been good for the economy.

So overall, an increase in the federal minimum wage will be a good thing (however tiny) for the vast majority of Americans, as well as for the economy. They’ll have more money to spend. Better yet, CEO’s and rich shareholders will possess less money with which to purchase politicians.

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Study from the Economic Policy Institute

One study on the impact of raising the minimum wages

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Take the short poll by clicking on the link below. It turns out I should be voting for the Pacific Green Party candidate, rather than Obama. Find out where you stand.

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A new poll out shows that Catholics support for Barack Obama remains unchanged despite the crisis caused by contraceptives.

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