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29 Nov 2014:
With 2014 election results for major and minor marijuana votes. "TheStreet investigates the 8 states likely to next embrace marijuana law reform".
13 Nov: US wealth inequality - top 0.1% worth as much as the bottom 90%. .
Willie Nelson at the White House. 2014 Nov 6
Christians for Michele Bachmann.
Republican lobbyist at work.
- VoteMedicalMarijuana.org poor legislative record of most Republicans.
Exact rates by state.
Marijuana and Minimum Wage. Why do US Republicans block progress on both?
11 Nov 2014:
Republicans crushed in Oregon. Cannabis made legal  .
5 Nov: Marijuana and minimum wage won big on Tuesday.
5 Nov: Election 2014: Americans Ready to End the War on Drugs.
5 Nov: Guam legalizes medical marijuana.
5 Nov: Alaska: 74 percent of Democrats. Only 30 percent of Republicans. It’s official: Marijuana has gone mainstream.
5 Nov: Maine. South Portland votes to legalize pot for those over 21.
5 Nov: Marijuana and minimum wage win in Alaska.
5 Nov: Legalization limbo in D.C..  . Will Republicans block? Willie Nelson: Obama ‘may be happy’ about D.C. legalization.  .
5 Nov: Minimum Wage Measures Pass Easily in Four Red (Republican) States.
5 Nov: Recreational marijuana passes in Oregon: Oregon election results.
5 Nov: Michigan. Pleasant Ridge passes pot measure.
5 Nov: Progressive issues win: Marijuana, minimum wage, gun sale background checks.
4 Nov: . In 2014: State Ballot Measures to Watch " Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Minimum wage, marijuana and abortion measures".
4 Nov: D.C. marijuana legalization on track for easy passage.
31 Oct: Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. Vote on Recreational Pot—And It's About More Than Just Getting High.
31 Oct: Record high in the Dow, but median wage remains stagnant. . Republicans block cannabis legislation and minimum wage increases.
20 Oct 2014: Texas!
15 Oct: Poll: Anderson, Ogg in dead heat for district attorney . Democrat Ogg for marijuana possession tickets. After California decriminalized marijuana, teen arrest, overdose and dropout rates fell.
14 Oct: Obama’s choice for top DOJ slot has said states could legalize marijuana.   . She led The ACLU's National Campaign to End Mass Incarceration. is part of drug war Republican war on the poor: mass incarceration, student debt, disenfranchisement, wealth inequality.
poor legislative record of most Republicans. Their lobbyists have lots of money. 
14 Oct 2014: Bill Gates Thinks Thomas Piketty's Attack On Inequality Is Right. The Economist agrees. Huffington Post:
Key Inequality Measure Highest Since Great Depression.
Voting for most Republicans keeps boots on the ground longer: In
in cannabis wars, Sunni- Shia holy wars, in cultural wars of the Religious Right in the USA. It all distracts from the failure of trickle-down economics  of the 1%.
13 Oct: Table. Where marijuana is legalized, decriminalized or on the November ballot. Washington Post.
If a bigot like
can figure out Henry Ford higher wages (and hemp), maybe so can the do-nothing Republican Congress.
Running an economy is simple. The free market concentrates wealth. So progressive taxation is a necessity. Along with a If money is constantly recycled, then people have money to spend, and unemployment is low. Also, there is less crime, and living minimum wage. So more money goes to individuals to keep the economy running.
less spending for police, courts, and prisons.
9 Oct 2014:
Travel guru Millions of Americans to vote on marijuana legalization. Rick Steves campaigns.  .
USA Today. Compare to Remember Romney Republicans in 2012? 2014! Happy days are here again!:
Obama helping the turn around and Reagan-Bush War on Cannabis, mandatory minimums, mass incarceration.
12 Oct 2014:
Courts, . Republican Politicians Sowing Voter Confusion for Election Day BillMoyers.com.
5 Oct: Colorado Republican is now behind in polls. The battle to control the Senate remains deeply competitive.
5 Oct: Editorial board of the Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia Should Legalize Pot. New York Times.
27 Sep: Drug war is war on poor. See Americans Have No Idea How Bad Inequality Is. infographic.
26 Sep: Ballot initiatives can boost turnout 8%. Big 2014 issues are marijuana and minimum wage.
26 Sep: Minimum wages around the world. By PolitiFact.com.
25 Sep: So Majority Of Employers Say Raise The Minimum Wage. why do Republicans block it?
25 Sep: Holder's Legacy: Steering Away From the Drug War and Mass Incarceration.
Obama helping the turn around
Reagan-Bush War on Cannabis, mandatory minimums, mass incarceration:
25 Sep 2014:
McConnell opposes medical marijuana. Grimes (Democrat) supports discussion.   .
25 Sep: Eric Holder Is Taking Aim at the War On Drugs on His Way Out the Door.
24 Sep: Why Prisons Thrive .
23 Sep: Colorado. Hardline Republican sneaking into Senate . . Voted against allowing medical cannabis in states.
23 Sep: Will Illinois be 17th state to decriminalize? Democrat Rahm Emanuel in favor.  .
18 Sep 2014: . Alaska. Prominent Republicans fundraise for anti-Prop 2 group "Big Marijuana, Big Mistake"
Reagan-era Reefer Madness regime:
17 Sep: Cannabis is The NFL's Hazy Logic on Marijuana.
14 Sep 2014:
Some reasons: Astounding Percentage Disapprove Of Republicans In Congress. and Republican politicians, private prisons, still want some police House cannabis war. Obama says let states decide.
voted (with only a few Republicans) to let states alone on medical cannabis.
PPP Poll: Crist, med pot barely lead.
8 Sep: Albuquerque, New Mexico. 3-2 vote along party lines; Democrats in the majority. County opts for pot, tax questions on ballot.
5 Sep: 25th anniversary of
The first prime time address of his presidency. Papa Bush's War on Drugs escalation speech on 5 Sept. 1989. Result: CNN, Sept. 3, 2014: See: Life sentence for buying weed?
The U.S. Drug War. Republicans lead.
19 Aug 2014:
Saudi Arabia beheads 4 for pot.   . In 1995 The Religious Right supported Republican Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich wanted executions for importing 2 ounces of marijuana. Life for Pot.   .
15 Aug: Jeb Bush opposes Florida medical marijuana initiative.   . Dumb and dumber 2. George and Jeb Bush.
14 Aug 2014: Florida: 4 disgraceful ways conservatives are trying to derail medical marijuana.  :   .
12 Aug 2014:
Oregon Sheriff’s Association campaigns against ballot initiative. Vote Yes on 91. .
31 July: See their Congressional Republicans Rail Against Legalization Of Marijuana. 1965 to 2012 cannabis war chart.
30 Jul: 80 Organizations Call for an End to the Drug War in Order to Protect Children.
18 Jul: Feds Approve Early Release Of 46,000 Drug Prisoners . ThinkProgress. Info:  .
7 Jul: (disease, overdose, car crashes, falls, violence, etc). USA. 1 in 10 deaths of working-age adults are alcohol-related 87,798 per year from 2006 to 2010.     . See: . Cannabis is safer
25 Jun: John Boehner to sue Obama over enforcing federal marijuana laws, etc. .
25 Jun: House Republicans block funding for D.C. marijuana decriminalization. .
20 Jun: Gov. Christie (R) will "probably" not treat states well that have legalized marijuana.
18 Jun 2014: GOP's Biggest Donor funding Reefer Madness campaign in Florida election. .
Correctional Populations in the United States. By Bureau of Justice Statistics. See info.
24 May 2014:
"Astounding economic cost". End Mass Incarceration Now. New York Times:
21 May: NPR: Court fees ruining lives of millions of adults and children; debtors' prisons cost more than fees paid; another clueless and costly Republican "war on crime" idea  .
26 Apr: U.S. House Republicans Launch Attack on DC Marijuana Decriminalization Law  .
13 Mar: House GOP passes bill to force Obama to stop legal pot in states. 
5 Mar: By David Sirota. Make U.S. Republicans end the drug war. "If Republicans want to pretend they're for less government, let's force them to get serious about it." Salon.com.
2 Apr: Pew poll shows Americans want harsh 'War on Drugs' ended.
25 Mar: Marijuana Legalization Measures Will Drive Voters, Poll Finds
20 Mar: Police divert efforts to other crimes due to marijuana law. Much money saved.
10 Mar: California Democrats write marijuana legalization into party platform.  .
12 Feb 2014: Dems rally around marijuana in 2014 push.
9 Feb: and Republican governor doubles down on drug war, vetoes child hunger program.
24 Jan 2014: It's President Obama Casts Ugly Glare on Race-Tainted Drug War. Republican led.
13 Jan 2014: Democrat Maine Could Elect First Senator To Support Legalization. Shenna Bellows.
23 Dec 2013: 16 Democrats. Legalizing Marijuana. Most Popular House Bill. Only 1 Republican.
See: Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access. 
17 Dec 2013: 20 Dec 2013. Death rate unusually high for young veterans. Los Angeles Times.
12 Dec 2013: NPR series. Veterans And Other-Than-Honorable Discharges. . Many vets not allowed to use VA health care. Due to drug problems, etc..
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Cannabis is safer.
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USA. The state of the nation.
16 Dec 2019:
"Voters who supported President Majority Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization, Two More New Polls Show. in the 2016 election expressed greater opposition to the policy than Republicans and Republican-leaning independents as a whole." Trump
23 Feb 2019:
. Trump Continued to Flip-Flop on Medical Marijuana
And: Reagan's war on cannabis.
Holy War on Drugs, Republican-led mass incarceration.
"Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that , 1980 Ronald Reagan campaign speech: whatever you want to call it, is probably marijuana, pot, grass and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."
the most dangerous drug in the United States,
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Cannabis is safer.
Above quote is from Sanjay Gupta interview of Obama on April 15, 2015. Interview aired on CNN on April 19, 2015.   .
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Happy alternatives to Republican-led poverty, mass incarceration, food insecurity, debt, ill health, intense concentration of wealth, endless wars.
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GOP taxes screw middle class
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Trump signed tax law that gave 83% of benefits to the top 1%.
below. Chart and 2017 Republican tax repeal bill. individual mandate for people in those groups. Higher costs hitting more people each year. Yellow is for an average increase in cost
Up to incomes of $75,000.
Republican tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, Congressional Budget Office finds. "By 2019, Americans earning less than $30,000 a year would be worse off under the Senate bill, CBO found. By 2021, Americans earning $40,000 or less would be net losers, and by 2027, most people earning less than $75,000 a year would be worse off. On the flip side, millionaires and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 would be big beneficiaries".
2 polls: Only 29% of Americans approve of Republican tax plan.
US has stingiest minimum wage See: Return to top.
2 Jul 2019:
There’s More Evidence That Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Cost Jobs. Dec. 29, 2017. "The U.S. has one of the stingiest minimum wage policies of any wealthy nation." Chart below is from the article.
Chart below. USA. Inflation-adjusted federal minimum wage over the years.
See also: Source.
Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country.
17 June 2019:
US federal minimum wage has 35% less buying power than in 1969. 10 years since last increase. A record. CNN. .
Image graphic source and comments.
Top line is adjusted for inflation. Middle class prosperity peaked under Truman and Roosevelt in the 1950s due to steep progressive taxation where the middle class paid less. And the minimum wage was increased. That also pushed up middle class wages.
US federal minimum wage timeline below.
US has high wealth inequality
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median wealth by country chart:
- 2019 publication: The average median wealth per adult for Wikipedia: List of countries by wealth per adult is much higher than that of the former great nation, the Canada ($107,004) It's due to . USA ($65,904) trickle-down voodoo economics: Giving tax cuts to the rich instead of to the middle class and poor who actually need them. Plus predatory mortgage loans and foreclosure. And predatory unforgivable student loans. Republican Google News search:
Chart below. USA. 1989-2018. Top 1% Up $21 Trillion. Bottom 50% Down $900 Billion.
Instead of paying higher wages, and higher minimum wages. Republicans wasted $$-trillions on health insurance companies , and ground wars ($5.6 trillion) based on Bush/CIA WMD lies.
As Canada does.
US middle-class wealth has collapsed. . See chart below. See: And: Income inequality and drug war. Median wealth is exactly in the middle. 50% of adults have more, and 50% have less. Wealth is all assets (money, stocks, property, etc.) minus all debts.
Wikipedia: List of countries by wealth per adult.?
Middle class wealth collapsing. . And: See Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world. Wikipedia: Wealth in the United States.
Median wealth per adult. US dollars
Hong Kong 146,887
New Zealand 116,433
United Kingdom 97,452
South Korea 72,198
United States 65,904
US has high income inequality
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Note that the bottom 60% of households (bottom 3 quintiles) have had little improvement in real income. While the top 20%, and especially the top 5 percent, have had large, even exceptional, increases in real income.
Timeline below of real (inflation-adjusted) average US household income by quintile and top 5 percent in 2018 dollars.
15 Jun 2018. Jeff Stein and Andrew Van Dam. Real wages are not just flat, they are falling.
Increasing income inequality over time. Chart below from:
17 Dec 2017: A Republican Tax Plan to Turbocharge Inequality, in 3 Charts.
New York Times.
1 Jul 2016: By Bryce Covert. . Income Inequality Is At The Highest Level In American History "Incomes for the 99 percent have only recovered about 60 percent of what they lost. But the rich are doing great. ... They captured more than half of all the income growth in the country."
Massive US household debt See Return to top.
Wikipedia: Household debt. Chart below is from the PDF. . US household debt at all time high
Total household debt. From 1st quarter 2003 through recent times.
Total Household Debt by Type:
Click to enlarge. Timeline is by quarters.
Massive US medical debt See: Return to top.
Canadian single-payer universal healthcare versus US healthcare.
This doesn't happen in Canada, due to single-payer universal healthcare.
17 Jan 2019:
By Venessa Wong. US. 34 Devastating Stories About How People Are Still Crushed By Medical Debt.
Stagnant US wages
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11 Sep 2018.
USA. Since 2001, labor’s share of national income has suffered a sustained decline.
See above chart source. . And source article.
When capital gains are included.
Top 10% of earners receive 50% of all income.
And: Above graph source. Source 2.
10 Jul 2018: " National (US) Pay Trends. wages have risen 12.9 percent overall in the US. But when you factor in inflation, Since 2006, In other words, the income for a typical worker today buys them less than it did in 2006."
real wages' have actually fallen 9.3 percent.
2 Jul 2018:
Paul Buchheit. An Update for 2018: More Evidence That Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty. Common Dreams.
7 Aug 2018. By Drew DeSilver. For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades. Pew Research Center. Chart below is from the article. Bottom of chart says: "Data for wages of production and non-supervisory employees on private non-farm payrolls."
Bottom of chart below says: "Data for wages of production and non-supervisory employees on private non-farm payrolls." Top line in timeline below is hourly wages adjusted for inflation. It is flat:
President Eisenhower. 1953
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His 91% top marginal tax rate
Equaled prosperity for more
Return to top. He participated in . Eisenhower, the progressive Republican President, had a 91% top marginal income tax rate. in the 1950s. one of the greatest eras of economic prosperity-for-more in the US
That era had lower overall taxes on the middle class.
Higher average effective tax rate on the top 1 percent of US households in the 1950s (42% average effective tax rate). Total of federal, state, and local taxes. In 2014 it was 36.4%.
Highest marginal income tax rates over time.
And: Above chart source. Source 2.
President Abraham Lincoln
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What a contrast to today's Republican leaders. From a Abraham Lincoln's economically progressive message.
message to the U.S. Congress, 3 December 1861:
"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."
. The See: full speech.
Overpopulation = Warming
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Overpopulation equals less greenspace, more stress, more pollution, less biodiversity, less rainforests, fewer parks, more noise, more carbon dioxide, more
higher seas, more frequent hurricanes, more climate change, more drought, more climate refugees, less resources, more poverty.
, global warming
deny it all. They also block simple single-payer, public-option healthcare without deductibles, copays, and premiums. Something that seniors, and everybody else with health problems, needs in order to work part time as one is able. Healthcare completely separate from work and income level.
So dumbass politicians need to work on that instead of trying to incentivize more babies. And
costs less since it encourages more preventive care, and doesn't need big wasteful health insurance bureaucracies. And politicians need to incentivize more truly universal healthcare so that carbon levels go down.
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