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Campaign Wrap-Up: Despite GOP Wave, ADA Picks Up Some Wins And Builds Valuable Assets for Next Time

In the face of a conservative wave that rolled across the country last night, Americans for Democratic Action not only played a role in several progressive wins but developed structures and talents that will help the liberal cause for many elections to come. Tough losses in the East and Midwest were offset by encouraging successes on the Pacific rim. Despite the disappointments, ADA was proud to weigh in on Campaign 2014, supporting candidates that support the organization’s liberal ideals.
 

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Gas Prices Low – So Raise the Gas Tax Now

The Transportation bill that usually had broad bipartisan support is stalled in Congress. Our roads won’t be repaired; public transit won’t be funded; states will be starved for transportation funds; millions of jobs will be lost. All because Republicans in Congress are averse to increasing taxes to pay for anything at all, and too many Democrats are playing along.


 

Iraq is No Reliable Ally

What a hash we’ve made of the Middle East! Why does the American government alone think the Iraqi government and army can effectively help combat the murderous Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? And why do we think we should meddle in every country’s internal politics?


 

The Outrage of “Tipped Wages”

Chances are that most people think waiters and waitresses endure a minimum wage of $7.25, so our 20% tip might help lift them out of poverty. Wrong! 


 

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