Category: Politician self-interest

A rare politician: country before party

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One of the reasons I write for Pravda.Report is its gracious editors frequently allow me to avoid the esoteric punditry and subdued tone that America’s corporate-controlled media often demand. In that media world, behind every political action or inaction there is supposedly a well thought out “strategy,” and any sense of urgency about the consequences of such actions or inactions is diluted.

I say this to stress that there is nothing esoteric about politics and law in America today, and nothing to justify the current complacency. Trump is a criminal and Barr is a Trump lackey and an unabashed liar, and the United States Congress is allowing both of them to destroy America’s democracy for future generations.

Impeachment is not an “option.” It is a necessity.

Those who doubt this, I close with Amash’s words: “America’s institutions depend on officials to uphold both the rules and spirit of [America’s] constitutional system even when to do so is personally inconvenient or yields a politically unfavorable outcome. [America’s] Constitution is brilliant and awesome; it deserves a government to match it.”

David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Report

via A rare politician: country before party

Why should our politicians be the only people who are unaccountable? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

As I read the principles and recommendations from the ASX, the thing that struck me most forcibly is that there are no similar expectations or accountability for government and parliamentarians.

Why not?

via Why should our politicians be the only people who are unaccountable? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Fight for Our Progressive Vision – Truthdig

Fight for Our Progressive Vision – Truthdig.

Let me conclude by relaying to you a simple but important political truth. The Republican right-wing agenda—tax breaks for the rich and large corporations, unfettered free trade, cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, nutrition and virtually every other program that sustains working families and low-income people—is an agenda supported by Fox TV. It is an agenda supported by The Wall Street Journal. It is an agenda supported by Rush Limbaugh and the 95 percent of radio talk show hosts who just happen to be right-wing. It is an agenda supported by the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable and much of corporate America.

It is not an agenda supported by the American people.

This could be well said of the Australian people at this time

Cut ADF wages but fight yes fight for ‘Gold Card’ Perks for former MP’s. Simply Cut Perks for Former MP’s. In the interest of justice!

Parliamentary entitlements: Former MPs fight to keep lifetime ‘gold pass’ travel perks

Former federal MPs are fighting to keep hold of their lifetime “gold pass” travel perks, warning of a High Court challenge if the Government pushes ahead with changes.

The Association of Former MPs warns that retrospectively stripping members of that entitlement would be unconstitutional, because it amounts to “unjust” acquisition of property.

Labor backs moves to abolish pass another bipartisan move. So so unlike  Abbott in opposition. So unlike Abbott tearing down the house.