A POLL WHICH PROVES WE ARE A PROGRESSIVE NATION!

Apr. 6, 2015  By Jack Jodell.  

Happy Easter Week to all of you! Burr Deming, who usually starts off the week here with one or more of his excellent podcasts, has had a really tight schedule recently and was unable to make a submission this week. We look forward to his speedy return. Meanwhile, I’m sure all of you will find this following post to be of great interest. Let’s KEEP PUSHING FORWARD, shall we?

FOX LIES!Fox “News” and much of the corporate-owned “mainstream” media love to claim that America is a center-right country with conservative, traditional values. But a recent (January, 2015) poll taken by GBA Strategies for the Progressive Change Institute strongly contradicts this claim. In a national “Big Ideas” poll of 1500 likely 2016 voters, in which Democrats, Republicans, and Independents were all included, the results show that there is broad support for a progressive agenda on many issues. The poll’s methodology and sampling error is listed, and you can see it by going to  http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/pci_bigideas_poll_results/ , or by simply Googling “Progressive Change Institute Releases Big Ideas Polling.” 

Below are the questions and responses. The first number shown is those who support the proposition; the second mumber is those who oppose it; the third is those who were neutral (not shown here); and the fourth represents those who gave no response (also not shown here).  While I support all of these measures, I have put the measures I most strongly favor in italics. See if you agree. Below are the issues asked about:

1. Allow Government to Negotiate Drug Prices   79% – 12%
2. Give Students the Same Low Interest Rates as Big Banks  78% – 10%
3. Universal Pre-Kindergarten  77% – 15%
4. FAIR Trade theat Protects Workers, the Environment, and Jobs  75% – 11%
5. End Tax Loopholes for Corporations that Ship Jobs Overseas  74% – 15%

6. End Gerrymandering  73% – 13%
7. Let Homeowners Pay Down Mortgages with 401ks  72% – 14%
8. Medicare Buy-In for All  71% – 13%
9.  Disclose Corporate Spending on Politics and Lobbying  71% – 16%
10.  Require the NSA to Get Warrants  71% – 17%  

11. Infrastructure Jobs Program – $400 Billion per Year  71% – 18%
12. Debt-free College at All Public Universities  71% – 19%
13. Expand Social Security Benefits  70% -17%  
14. Full Employment Act  70% – 18%
15. Green New Deal – Millions of Clean Energy Jobs  70% – 20%  

16. Close Offshore Tax Loopholes  70% – 21%  
17. Retrain Coal Miners and Oil Workers for Clean Energy Jobs  67% – 19%
18. End Tax Deductions for Wall Street Fines  67% – 23%
19.  Transparency in Trade Negotiations  66% – 23%
20. Eliminate the Electoral College  65% – 21%  

21. Full Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers  64% – 21%
22. Close Carried-Interest Tax Loopholes  63% –  25%
23. Free Community College  63% – 27%  
24. Shareholder Approval for Corporate Political Spending  61% – 19%
25. Require Special Prosecutor for All Killings by Police   61% -23%  

26. Ensure Net Neutrality  61 – 26%
27. Ban Revolving Door for Corporate Execs in Government  59% – 24%
28. Tax the Rich – 50% Reagan Rate  59% – 25%
29. Minimum Guaranteed Income  – 59% – 27%
30.  Break Up the Big Banks  58% – 23%  

31. Public Matching Funds for Small-Dollar Donations  57% – 23%
32.  Public Option Banking Via Post Offices  56% – 25%
33,  Comprehensive Voter Empowerment Act  56% – 32%
34. Financial Transactions Tax  55% – 24%
35.  Tax the Rich – Millionaires & Billionaires Tax  54% – 31%  

36.  Free High-Quality Public Child Care  53% – 33%
37.  Single Payer Healthcare Via Medicare  51% – 36%
38.  Restrict Surplus Military Equipment to Police Departments  49% – 31%  39,  Make Election Day a National Holiday  45% – 42%
40.  Ban For-Profit Prisons  44% – 37%   

I will bet that you, too, support these proposals and would like to see them enacted into law – the sooner the better! After all, these aren’t dangerous, discriminatory, or “socialist” ideas – they represent a FAIR, common-sense approach to providing this nation with exactly what it needs now and going fPenceorward as well! As for Fox “News” and their propaganda about America being center-right, this was solidly disproved recently by the sudden and overwhelmingly negative reaction that conservative Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana got from many sources once he signed his abominable descrinination against the LGBT community bill into law there!

FS TVI learned of this poll by watching FREE SPEECH TV – it was mever discussed on the corporate media shows, naturally.

WRITE OR CALL YOUR CONGRESSPERSONS NOW AND DEMAND PROMPT ACTION ON THESE MUCH-NEEDED MEASURES! Make these bought-out stooges actually EARN their bloated paychecks for a change!                                                                                                                                     

About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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