Bill Hunn asks the necessary question that Democrats better have an answer for sooner than later. He points out that the GOP gives tax cuts to corporations, and Democrats reward them with subsidies.
Bill Hunn, a Progressive Democratic activist
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I am a progressive activist journalist. As a former engineer and software developer, I love numbers, statistics, and facts. Mixing politics with these skills makes it clear that economic policies as promoted by progressives are much superior mathematically than all the machinations from the corporate-centric narrative that antiseptically enslave the American worker, the working class, and the middle class.
Above and beyond my two daily radio shows, one that is on air on Pacifica Network’s KPFT 90.1 FM Houston, I visit directly with the people, Democrats at Democratic Clubs, and socially with people of all ideologies. Unfortunately, what I find is that the party leadership rarely gets the pulse of its base correctly.
As a Democratic precinct chair in Harris County, Texas, a bellwether county, I do not like what I am hearing from our base. I would urge the Democratic leadership to have a listening tour and make some adjustments sooner rather than later. Do you know who is doing that? Republicans on the grassroots level are doing just that constantly below the radar. It is the reason why, even with their lousy policies that hurt their own and a thug as their leader, they are still viable.
Bill Hunn, a committed Progressive Democratic activist, frequently grounds others in the progressive movement to the reality, addressing topics that often go overlooked. Our current times differ from the past, so we must urge people to understand the distinctions in public sentiment between today and previous eras.
Bill and I were attending a meeting at a Democratic Club, listening to a couple of state representatives discussing strategies in Austin, TX. Bill read a recent query about how citizens feel when leaving the grocery store that garnered overwhelmingly negative responses, pointing to concerns about inflation and financial strains. The message suggests that while economic indicators might paint a positive picture, many Americans aren’t feeling the benefits, with disparities continuing to widen.
Reflecting on Ronald Reagan‘s impactful debate question, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” Bill notes its potential to shift elections. He emphasized that Democrats should address why many might answer negatively to this question today. The reality is that Democrats must campaign on tangible solutions.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill was a net positive. But had it not been biased to big business, it would not have been a bipartisan bill or passed for that matter. It benefits the business class more than the average citizen. They should also be concerned about wage growth disparities, with the average seeming positive but many people not experiencing significant increases. The problem of policy-making favoring businesses over citizens must be underscored.
Hunn’s message serves as a wake-up call to the Democratic base, highlighting the importance of policies directly benefiting the populace and not just filtered through corporations or the wealthy elite. Activists like Bill must continue to spread the progressive message across the internet and everywhere else. It must be ubiquitous with an emphasis that resonates with most Americans’ desires. It is the grassroots that is going to win this thing.
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