I will talk about elections in Maryland today and Friday and then return to the policy issues. Maryland can easily have free and fair elections but it must have leadership that creates this environment. Whether republican or democrat if all candidates in a race cannot get name recognition and their platform to the public through 501c3 to balance the onslaught of private media ads and coverage----there will be no elections. I hear Sarbanes, Cardin, Cummings, and Mikulski all of Baltimore pushing for early voting, for getting out the vote, and for campaign finance reform and all of them are the face of the democratic system in Maryland that allows such blatant censure of candidates----- AND THIS HARMS ELECTIONS THE MOST. THESE ARE NEO-LIBERALS FOLKS---NOT DEMOCRATS!
Let's look at Maryland political organizations and how they work within this captured system. First, let's look at neo-liberalism and how it moves towards third world society and how women and people of color are harmed most in third world poverty and then ask----why are these organizations saying they support women and people of color supporting neo-liberals and allowing captured elections?
The Maryland State office of the League of Women Voters controls all of the branches and they have partnered throughout this primary with events they know break the election laws. They themselves use this poll number guideline and break it whenever necessary. The League allows this arbitrary election process.
It has as its mission protecting elections and advocating for women in the election process but has told Cindy Walsh---we accept all of the republican candidates and neo-liberals.
THIS IS A CAPTURE OF A VITAL ORGANIZATION WITH LEADERSHIP WORKING FOR NEO-LIBERALS AND NOT PUBLIC JUSTICE. WE NEED TO SHAKE UP LEADERSHIP ALIGNED WITH GLOBAL CORPORATIONS.
The League of Women Voters,
a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Watch the MPT/LWVMD Republican and Democratic Gubernatorial Debates On-Line
The one-hour debates between Republicans Ron George, Larry Hogan, Charles Lollar, David Craig and Democrats Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, Heather Mizeur can be seen at http://www.mpt.org/debate/
Below you see what the most pressing issue in Maryland is-----fraud and corruption and not one political organization, justice organization, or candidate mentions it-----and if that candidate does----they are censured. Remember, these frauds hit women and children the hardest----people of color as well so if an advocacy group is not making this their top issue in selecting a candidate to endorse----THEY HAVE LEADERS WORKING WITH NEO-LIBERALS.
THIS IS WHAT NEO-LIBERALISM HAS DONE TO GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATIONS:
Maryland Corruption Risk Report Card Center for Public Integrity
Rank among 50 states: 40th
Overall grade: D-
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Public Access to Information F
Political Financing C
Executive Accountability F
Legislative Accountability F
Judicial Accountability D+
State Budget Processes C-
State Civil Service Management D-
Internal Auditing C+
Lobbying Disclosure D-
State Pension Fund Management F
Ethics Enforcement Agencies D
State Insurance Commissions F
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In Maryland’s “clubby” Capitol, there’s little transparency, procurement policies are byzantine, and audit results are often ignored. Read more from SII State Reporter Christian Bourge
Maryland ranked fifth nationally in mortgage fraud incidents ...
Maryland Among Top States with Most Fraud Complaints ...
Top States in Internet Fraud Complaints
Complainants per 100,000 People
(rank state per 100,000 people)
Maryland 121.67 is #7.
America's 10 Worst States for Fraud - DailyFinancewww.dailyfinance.com/.../americas-10-worst-states-for-fraud
Maryland has the fifth highest rate of fraud regarding debt collection at 56.2 complaints per 100,000 population. In the identity theft category, ...
THE CANDIDATES IN MARYLAND MAKING OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY AND PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTRAL---WHO SHOUT OUT AGAINST GLOBAL CORPORATIONS IN THEIR PLATFORM ARE THE ONES NOT INCLUDED IN THESE ELECTION EVENTS.
It's important to know that neo-conservatives are the same as neo-liberals and this is why the right has created the Tea Party. Labor and justice are still at opposites with Tea Party in many ways, but we both know that global corporations are killing our democracy and US Constitutional rights. Here in Maryland all pols are working for global corporations------ and we are taking the democratic party back to the people. The reason republican voters are just as mad at neo-cons is that the economy of today is not free-market----is is naked/crony capitalism---- the opposite of free-market and George Bush is equally responsible for it as Clinton and now Obama.
For those thinking Heather Mizeur is not a neo-liberal----why is she in every forum and not speaking to any of the issues my campaign brings forward? She has talking points.
No matter your political stance everyone knows that the corporate and government systems are full of fraud and corruption and this is the crony of naked capitalism-----no regulation---no oversight or accountability. The US Constitution is built on Rule of Law and Equal Protection so none of what is happening is legal.
Below you see the goal of neo-liberalism-----third world status for even the formerly first world Western nations. Neo-cons/neo-libs = third world society. Clinton is the face of neo-liberalism as he dismantled all of the protections against corporate power knowing it would end democracy and our rights as citizens. Bush ran with it----and Obama is now protecting the massive movement of wealth to the top mostly through systemic corporate fraud.
'WE SEE NO FRAUD' SAY NEO-CONS AND NEO-LIBERALS BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE NO RIGHTS OF PROTECTION.
Global Capitalism, Third World Development:
Is the Sweat Shop the Destination or
the start of a Take Off into Self-Sustained Growth?
In a deregulated world, the sweat shop is not a step on the road to 'economic development', it is the destination of most Third World people who aspire to Western-style economic development.
Western economic forces, given free rein, lead to people living lives of borderline starvation, of endemic poverty, with the few who control access to finance and resources, or who can become involved in international corporate activity, able to maintain wealthy lifestyles 43.
Neo-liberalism is dead as people realise markets need regulation
Date May 6, 2009
Remind Me Again How Neo-Cons Are ''Conservatives''
... by Josh Robinson Posted September 03, 2012
CINDY WALSH CREATED CITIZENS OVERSIGHT MARYLAND-----MARYLAND PROGRESSIVES SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE I SAW MARYLAND PROGRESSIVE AND OTHER PROGRESSIVE GROUPS WERE CONTROLLED BY NEO-LIBERALS.
THERE IS NOTHING PROGRESSIVE ABOUT NEO-LIBERALISM.
Each election since I moved to Maryland I have had to watch as groups calling themselves 'progressive' all back the most neo-liberal of candidates. There is not a person in Maryland that does not know Anthony Brown is O'Malley and O'Malley is Clinton and all are neo-liberals. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS. There is nothing progressive about neo-liberalism----it is autocratic and repressive so when people try to call a neo-liberal progressive----THEY KNOW THEY ARE NOT SPEAKING TRUE.
THE REASON BROWN, GANSLER, AND MIZEUR POLLED AT NEAR 10% THROUGHOUT THESE PRIMARIES IS THAT EVERYONE KNOWS THEY ARE NEO-LIBERALS. IT TOOK A BOGUS POLL TO MOVE THOSE POLLING NUMBERS UP----AND THESE GROUPS KNOW THAT.
Every year Progressive Maryland chooses neo-liberals as their choice and never mention the main problems in Maryland----dismantled public justice, no oversight and accountability, and global corporate control of our economy----and never shout against an election system rife with violations.
NEO-LIBERALISM IS NEVER PROGRESSIVE FOLKS!
PROGRESSIVE MARYLAND & ELECTIONS
Progressive Maryland exists to advocate for and improve the lives of working families in Maryland and reduce income inequality. In order to accomplish our goal of turning progressive legislation into progressive laws, we need legislators who share our values. This means Progressive Maryland must actively engage in the political process to ensure the most effective, most progressive legislators are sworn in. For more than a decade, our organization has worked hard to achieve electoral success. We examine closely the records of candidates for office, get to know them, educate them on our issues, and obtain their commitment through candidate questionnaires to support measures we intend to push for in the upcoming legislative sessions. We endorse candidates who are authentically supportive of working families, promote their candidacies, and aggressively work to get them elected. In some cases, we go door-to-door in priority races, and we work the polls on Election Day. Engaging in the process in this fashion ensures that elected officials will be accessible to us and allow us every opportunity to present our perspective on priorities. It also helps to guarantee the votes we need to make Maryland a leader among progressive states. Our track record speaks for itself.In 2010, 90 percent of candidates we endorsed won election. In 2006, we helped elect over 90 endorsed candidates.
OUR ENDORSEMENT PROCESS
All candidates registered with the Board of Elections are emailed at the address listed with the State Board of Elections an invitation to seek Progressive Maryland’s endorsement, with a link to our electronic questionnaire. Completed questionnaires for all candidates are made available to Progressive Maryland Board members prior to recommendations being made, and copies of the completed questionnaires for all candidates are posted online on the Progressive Maryland website. Before ProgressiveMaryland employs our organizational resources to support candidates, we apply rigorous standards for our endorsement process based on more than a decade of on-the-ground electoral experience. An endorsement requires supermajority 2/3 support of our board of directors. We take into account the level of support for ProgressiveMaryland's full range of priority issues and how they have translated their support with action in their communities.
For incumbents, we consider an individual's voting record and their leadership on passing legislation and advancing key policies that improve the lives of working families. We also weigh viability by examining objective metrics of public support for a candidate.Progressive Maryland’s final candidate recommendations are posted online, as soon as the recommendation process is completed. To view the completed questionnaires for every candidate who applied for our endorsement, visit: http://progressivemaryland.org/endorsements/2014/Have any other questions about Progressive Maryland’s endorsement process?
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As I said----neo-liberals know they are killing all of the public justice and equal protection and that largely hits people of color and women so they are deliberately giving this push the face of the very people hurt most by it. This is why we had Obama and now they are gearing up for Hillary. Hillary will be sold as the woman's candidate----the glass ceiling breaker as Obama was but we know both Obama and Hillary are the face of neo-liberalism and Trans Pacific Trade Pact (TPP).
Remember, in Maryland it was Cummings, Sarbanes (Sr), Cardin, and Hoyer that voted with Clinton for NAFTA and breaking the Glass Steagall wall to create this global market and corporations. They did it knowing these corporations would become unaccountable and take over our democracy. Well, this next Presidential election is about bringing neo-liberalism full circle with Hillary bringing in TPP.
Note the long list of women in Congress supporting Hillary and neo-liberalism. That is what is reflected by Maryland's women and justice organizations doing the same.
IF YOUR JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS ARE PRETENDING HILLARY IS ABOUT SENDING A WOMAN TO BREAK A GLASS CEILING ------THEY NEED TO GO!
The politicians below are not progressives-----they are neo-liberals!
January 28, 2014, 06:00 am
Dems' 2016 endorsement list starts here
By Jasmine Sachar and Bob Cusack
The following congressional Democrats have endorsed Hillary Clinton’s possible presidential bid in 2016:
Senators who have endorsed Clinton (19)
Tammy Baldwin (Wis.)
Barbara Boxer (Calif.)
Maria Cantwell (Wash.)
ADVERTISEMENTDianne Feinstein (Calif.)Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.)
Kay Hagan (N.C.)
Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.)
Mazie Hirono (Hawaii)
Tim Kaine (Va.)
Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)
Mary Landrieu (La.)
Claire McCaskill (Mo.)
Barbara Mikulski (Md.)
Patty Murray (Wash.)
Charles Schumer (N.Y.)
Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.)
Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)
Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)
Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.)
House members who back Clinton (41)
Robert Andrews (N.J.)
Tim Bishop (N.Y.)
Joaquín Castro (Texas)
David Cicilline (R.I.)
Joseph Crowley (N.Y.)
Danny Davis (Ill.)
John Delaney (Md.)
Lois Frankel (Fla.)
Gene Green (Texas)
Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.)
Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.)
Janice Hahn (Calif.)
Colleen Hanabusa (Hawaii)
Alcee Hastings (Fla.)
Brian Higgins (N.Y.)
Mike Honda (Calif.)
Steny Hoyer (Md.)
Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas)
Hank Johnson (Ga.)
Jim Langevin (R.I.)
Sandy Levin (Mich.)
John Lewis (Ga.)
Nita Lowey (N.Y.)
Stephen Lynch (Mass.)
Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.)
Doris Matsui (Calif.)
Gregory Meeks (N.Y.)
Grace Meng (N.Y.)
Jim Moran (Va.)
Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.)
Richard Neal (Mass.)
Chellie Pingree (Maine)
Cedric Richmond (La.)
Tim Ryan (Ohio)
Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)
Allyson Schwartz (Pa.)
David Scott (Ga.)
Terri Sewell (Ala.)
Louise Slaughter (N.Y.)
Dina Titus (Nev.)
Frederica Wilson (Fla.)
This list was last updated at 12:30 p.m on 5/6/14