quote: Actually congressman are usually very responsive when people send money in to inform them how to vote.Sometimes one dollar may not sway their opinion, but when many dollars make a point to tell their representative how they feel it is usually effective.
quote: There is little substantive difference between the GOP and the Democratic party today.
quote: Obama obviously supports single payer health care.
quote: This past election couldn't have been more polarized.
quote: About 11,000 miners in southern Colorado went on strike against the powerful Colorado Fuel & Iron Corporation (CF&I) to protest low pay, dangerous working conditions, and the company's autocratic dominance over the workers' lives. The CF&I, which was owned by the Rockefeller family and Standard Oil, responded to the strike by immediately evicting the miners and their families from company-owned shacks.When the evictions failed to end the strike, the Rockefeller interests hired private detectives that attacked the tent colonies with rifles and Gatling guns.When the tenacity of the strikers became apparent, the Rockefellers approached the governor of Colorado, who authorized the use of the National Guard. The Rockefellers agreed to pay their wages.At first, the strikers believed that the government had sent the National Guard to protect them. The militiamen instead attacked a tent colony of strikers to break the strike, killing dozens of men, women, and children.