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It's this upcoming 2014 one.. It sets the national stage on whether anything will get done for the next four years.  The next president will be powerless to exercise the will of the majority, if the majority party of voters do not vote in their full capacity...

Especially for those under 30.  Many of you have parents who are facing retirement and wondering how they will survive. Many of you have parents who are still benefiting off the legacy of your grandparents, who may have willed their ample resources over to them when they died...

The Grandparents benefited from the New Deal. Your parents were victims of the raw deal. The raw deal which said that if we became a nation of conservatives, everything would be just rosy.. No details on how, it just would...

Your parents big battle was in 1980...

Carter versus Reagan which was a battle not between two men, but over which group of men would get to chart the next 30 years... That thirty years corresponds to your parents from their 20's to their 50's...

The two groups of men were the same as the two who battled for dominance under George Washington and have been contentious ever since... The investors versus the People.... When you really benefit the People, you hurt the investors. When you benefit investors, you hurt People... We are currently in an investment-favor phase that began with the election of Reagan in 1980. There are times when both groups benefit accordingly, but moderately. But soon someone always battles to push their side into dominance, and due to the frailty of most politicians, it is usually the moneyed interests which attempt it first...

In your parent's defense, they'd only seen the New Deal.  To them, Reagonomics sounded new, bold, daring and inspired. Little did they think to look at the track record leading up to the New Deal to see how it would unfold. There WAS a reason the New Deal was enacted... Investors care little about people's woes.  

So probably right now, you are looking for work in your field. That field which you put your hard work and dreams into pursuing, only now to be employed waiting tables, or sloshing drinks, or calling up deadbeats in late hours hoping someone picks up the phones wiling to pay their past due amounts... What you are experiencing is the woe felt by countless people across history since the powerful first realized that life at the top is great, only if you suppress those underneath.  While you suffer, their investments have made over 100% or more over the past 5 years...

This election is yours... This election settles for YOUR 30 years whether the investors get to keep control, or whether they finally can allow those programs to go forward which cost them money but at the benefit to millions of fellow citizens.  Ironically, if America gets richer, they do to, just not as fast if if we give everything to them now...

If you don't vote, or vote to allow the investors to continue blocking progress, you are setting yourself to 30 years of the same.  It doesn't have to be that way.  Your grandparents chose Democrats and Franklin Roosevelt based solely on his promise to better their future with government programs, which the investors were forced to foot the bill.  

There was nothing wrong with that plan.  At the time of Carter's last years in office, the 1% held their least amount of national wealth EVER. Meaning of course it was split among everyone else... Coal Miners who before the formation of the Union, owed their souls to the company store, literally, were now buying RV's and boats and taking their kids on vacations across the country... It's all about who gets the money....

If you don't vote, and investors win, this will never happen to you.  But if you do vote in force, and all of your generation, in every state, votes your frustration, your dreams, and your hope for the future, and put their faith into the party that is there for the people, ... then you will succeed over the next 30 years as did your grandparents.  

Your grandparents who had nothing, are now sitting pretty. Your parents who had the best any generation has ever had, are now struggling... It was all in their choice of choosing who should lead, between the investors and the people..

The Republican party is there at the behest of the investors.   The Democratic party is there for the People... Right now, a minority of investors is stymieing all progress for you and your fellow citizens.  Only you can change that...

It's your grandparents choices versus your parent's choices.... but it is .. your choice.

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  •  For a lot of folks now in their 20s, Roosevelt ... (2+ / 0-)
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    JJ In Illinois, Catte Nappe

    For a lot of folks now in their 20s, Roosevelt and the New Deal were choices their great grandparents made, not choices their grandparents made :)

    Heck, I'm in my late 30s, and only half my grandparents were old enough to vote for Roosevelt... the other half were only old enough to because my dad is twenty years older than my mom.

  •  I am 28. (4+ / 0-)
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    RoIn, d3clark, GoGoGoEverton, Stude Dude

    Every election is the most important election ever. We can't afford to have republicans in power ever again.


    ESEC. From the local dog catcher or firefighter bond measure all the way up to president. Vote, every single time. There is no reason not to. Especially where I live (Oregon) where it is all done through the mail.

  •  I'll go with codswallop. (3+ / 0-)
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    d3clark, limpidglass, Stude Dude

    The battle began and was lost long before 1980, and nobody but the completely ignorant believed the economic fantasy painted by reagan & Co.

    1980 happened because too many people just couldn't stand to lose their privilege.

    Working men didn't want women in their workplace, whites didn't want blacks in their neighborhoods, and all those religious nuts just couldn't stand that more and more people no longer felt the need for a magical sky-daddy (or his self-appointed representatives) to tell them what they were not allowed to do.

    We were a culture in a state of flux and we chose the authoritarian yoke of servitude over that change.

    BTW, I'm either a Jones or an X depending on who's making the designation.

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

    by Greyhound on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 02:29:55 PM PDT

  •  I think it is simply about jobs. (0+ / 0-)

    Not if the investor class makes money.

    If I was in my 20's and out of work, I would gladly take the Reagan era job growth compared to what is happening today.  Clinton era would be even better.

    Globalization is what has devastated our economy, not any particular Regan policy.

    The investors versus the People.... When you really benefit the People, you hurt the investors. When you benefit investors, you hurt People... We are currently in an investment-favor phase that began with the election of Reagan in 1980.
    Everyone gained during the Reagan recovery.

    And if the policies you are referring to are tax policies, a very high portion of Reagan's initial tax cuts were erased by increases in his later years, though IMHO they should have been put more back on the wealthy.

    I would take an economy that looked like 1984 any day of the week.  There were good jobs aplenty and I had more consulting work than I could handle.  Boom times.

    •  Farm Crisis (1+ / 0-)
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      JJ In Illinois

      Neighbors and others lost their farms. Allis-Chalmers went down and took out a dealership in the family.

      I'm still livid with a callous Right and an absentee Left over that.

      Than there were the start of worker concessions with management bonuses.

      Plus, I didn't dig personal cognitive dissonance of hearing about "unprecedented prosperity and opportunity" in an arid job market, locked out of the cliquish Indie Boom, and generally having no future.

      "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

      by Stude Dude on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 04:26:23 PM PDT

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  •  Why the HR? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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  •  minor point: (2+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude, Sucker Politics

    Even if they could, the next president probably won't exercise the will of the majority anyway, regardless of which party he/she belongs to.

    Unfortunately the 20-somethings seem to have figured this out already.

    "Tell the truth and run." -- Yugoslav proverb

    by quill on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 03:52:53 PM PDT

  •  The elephant in the room (0+ / 0-)

    is that many of those 20-somethings will remember giving Democrats everything in 2008. Others will remember Democrats getting everything in 2008.

    All that talk about the investors winning is pretty disingenuous given the Democratic Party's abysmal failure to hold any bankers and such responsible after being swept into office with a landslide. 20-somethings aren't as naive as the lashings they've been getting around here lately suggest, which is why the polls show so much disillusionment.

    It's hardly surprising you have to appeal to political ancient history to try to persuade the 20-somethings about the blight that is corporatism.

    A Republican president with a principled left or a Democratic president with an acquiescent left -- and something about voting and a greater evil.

    by Sucker Politics on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 05:16:02 PM PDT

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