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The progressive agenda is popular

Politicians should do what's right because it's right, not because it's popular. But when it's right and popular, politicians should act - and campaign - on it right fucking now.

In the insanely popular category: generic drugs, public internet, a jobs guarantee, and ending cash bail.

In the more popular than you'd think category: UBI (& UBW, aka baby bonds) and a 90% millionaire's tax. These things don't necessarily poll net positive, but they're still more popular than things that the Republicans brazenly push for, like their tax cuts and cutting social security.

It's also worth repeating that Democrats should do what's right regardless of what's popular. The least popular progressive policy polled - reparations - polls better than repealing the ACA, which the Republicans of course have had no qualms about pushing for years. And in addition to it being right, it's popular with the Democrat's base - very popular among POC and +2 among people under 45. But there is so much low hanging fruit that a Democratic government should be able to implement right away.

By fnord12 | August 2, 2018, 6:52 AM | Liberal Outrage