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I describe the concepts behind the news of the day and give my verdicts on the issues making news.

Jonathans Verdict‪s‬ Jonathan Simeone

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I describe the concepts behind the news of the day and give my verdicts on the issues making news.

    Politicians Don’t Care About Their Grandchildren

    Politicians Don’t Care About Their Grandchildren

    The verdict for this episode is: the deficit of the United States doesn't matter.



    I discuss how each president for the last 92 years with the exception of Clinton has added to the deficit. I also show how the drivers of deficits are military spending and tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.

    • 17 min
    House Progressives Could Choose the Speaker

    House Progressives Could Choose the Speaker

    The verdict for this episode is: since they are Democrats, House progressives will not use the power they have.



    In this episode, I discuss how House progressives could remove Pelosi choose the next speaker, and get real benefits for using their power to choose the next speaker.



    I also discuss why this option is much better than forcing a vote on Medicare for All.

    • 8 min
    The Left Needs a McConnell

    The Left Needs a McConnell

    The verdict for this episode is: no one in Congress is really fighting for the people.



    In this episode, I discuss how no one on the left fights with the skill and determination as McConnell. Yes, he is unethical and immoral. But he delivers for the wealthy and corporations way better than anyone thinks of delivering for the people.

    • 8 min
    Unity is a Tool of Oppression

    Unity is a Tool of Oppression

    The verdict for this episode is: unity will not result in change.



    In this episode, I discuss how Biden's focus on unity is promoting the status quo, refusing to change, and upholding systemic oppression.

    • 9 min

    Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

    Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

    The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court.



    In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment.

    • 12 min

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