I've always said, "If you're going to shoot yourself in the foot, take careful aim". I'm getting to old for foolish/childish attitudes. This person cut someone off who offered a view on some issues he truly believed in. In my book, you do not stop another Democrat from sharing his or her feelings. I spoke up in defense of this person with no regret.
My words may have been strong, but this Yellow Dog stands by them. Thank you for the advice.
You presented the reality of these two issues very well. Along with tying the minimum wage to the cost of living index, it would also have to be "area specific". Another index to consider is the disparity between the average wage of a worker versus a CEO's compensation package of a given company. Maybe a CEO's compensation package should be tied to the average worker's wage in that company. And to exceed that limit could be subject to a "punitive tax". I think you would find that it would then be in a CEO's best interest to advance the pay scales of the rank and file employees.
In reference to national health care, we should take what already exists under various other programs. And establish/move it to a national health care program. Once established, then it would be easier to tweak/expand that program.
First and foremost, I would like to extend my appreciation to Mr. Vic Verma for defending Democrats in East Texas. And sharing my name for consideration in District #1 against Freshman Gohmert. As for the DCCC, my name has yet to be posted.
Reference was made to the "500 signatures". The people who sign give up their right to vote in the Texas primary. If the "500 signatures" are challenged and problems arise, it is to late to pay the filing fee. As for the amount, It is $3,125.00 (paid from my funds).
Most of the comments posted made very good points which should be open for consideration. The "435" goal is honorable. But trying in find candidates who is willing to spend their own money for the opportunity to be stuffed through a human paper shredder can be a challenge.
As for Mr. Max Sandlin considering his former seat, that opportunity is open to anyone who wishes to endure a brutal primary. With over 25 active years in the Democratic party, it should be noted that not once did Mr. Sandlin give me the opportunity to meet him. And this was after I personally contacted his office between 12 to 15 times. It should also be noted that Mr. Sandlin was beat in 10 of the 12-1/2 counties in District #1.
Roger Owen For Congress