If you havenít noticed, Americaís 99% have gotten crushed over the past few decades.
What most families used to be able to achieve on one typical salary - owning a home and a car or two, putting the kids through college, and saving for retirement - canít be done today even on two salaries! And while most Americans struggle, the wealthiest Americans grow richer and richer, year after year.
The rich get more, the rest of us less.
Jackpine Radicals is dedicated to promoting ideas and actions that will improve economic and social fairness in our country, and our world. That includes discussion and implementation of policies that work for all of us, and candidates for political office who favor these good policies. Broadly speaking, these are the types of policies implemented by 'Traditional' Democrats from the early 1930s until the mid 1970s, a period where the typical American's prosperity grew year after year.
Our Rules for Civil Discussion
Promoting ideas that discriminate against people based on social status, gender, race, sexuality, income, and so forth is not permitted. Weíre all plopped on this Earth and we do the best we can with what we got during our residence here. Letís work to treat each other fairly.
Our forums are for constructive discussion on moving this country back to the Left. Be yourself, but please use this general rule of thumb: if you wouldnít say it at the dinner table, donít say it here. Put another way: the golden rule applies here.
Here are a few other rules to live by on the forum:
1. Stay on topic.
If you really must wax poetic about Montaigne, discuss your favorite gazpacho recipe, or talk about what cute thing your cat is doing today, please take it on over to our Chit Chat forum. Try to keep the discussion related to the original poster's topic. Derailed conversations may be deleted by a moderator, especially since this is a well-known tactic to disrupt forums.
2. Donít engage in flame wars.
They will simply not be tolerated. If things get out of control and a thread is hijacked, it will be closed. We have no tolerance for this kind of disruptive behavior. Users who break this rule will be banned, temporarily or permanently, depending on circumstances.
3. No personal attacks. None.
Attacking people instead of ideas leads to defensiveness and fighting rather than discussion and achievement, and turns discussion boards into @#$%. There are various ways to handle strong disagreements::
4. Abstain from using obscene content and discriminatory language.
Consider this a necessary extension to our general guidelines.
5. Please donít sell yourself.
Weíll delete any advertising or spam, and ban the user posting spam.
6. Most Importantly, this website supports Bernie Sanders for President.
Please do not waste our time extolling the imaginary virtues of any other candidate or try to sneak them in pretending you're undecided, or pretending you're a Bernie supporter when all you can talk about is how wonderful Hillary is. We're not interested; find another site for that.