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Benefits INEQUALITIES from state to state for US Citizens violates the US Constitution by government-institutionalization of Inequality from citizen to citizen/state to state/city to city, town to town,...and since the benefits I refer to are FEDERAL [foodstamps, medicaid/medicare, housing assistance, energy assistance, et al. ], these differences/inequalities are in fact "subversion of the US Constitution, and per US Constitution, are therefore TREASON PUNISHABLE BY DEATH...government which violates the US Constitution automatically loses its authority to govern per US Constitution, necessitating impeachment of the offending politicians and immediate replacement to rehabilitate government to compliance with the US Constitution. THERE IS NO GRAY AREA ABOUT THIS, IT IS STATED CRYSTAL CLEAR BY THE FOUNDING FATHERS TO PREEMPT POLITICIZATION OF FEDERAL RIGHTS/LAWS/SERVICES/BENEFITS AND TO ENSURE ALL US CITIZENS WERE EQUAL/EQUALLY SERVED/EQUALLY ENTITLED PER US CONSTITUTION.
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1. Foodtsamps and Medicaid/Medicare, Housing Assistance/HUD vouches/HUD rentals/HUD programs, Energy Assistance & Programs, Social Security Unemployment, Social Security Disability are FEDERAL PROGRAMS and per US Constitution MUST BE EQUAL TO/FOR EACH US CITIZEN; however, currently, state and local governments politicize these programs and corrupt them by arbitrarily creating different eligibility criteria and different benefits amounts, ... state/local GOP politicians arbitrarily raise eligibility criteria to eliminate recipients so that the federal government calculates amount $ eligibility to cover the number of people eligible and the state/local governments take the money from the federal government in a lump sum of all benefits moneys in one grand payment, but by the state/local governments raising eligibility criteria they eliminate eligible citizens from receiving the benfits and the state/local governments pocket the money ...i.e., "skim the moneys off the federal payment deposited into their respective treasury" which is fraud. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS REGIONAL MANAGEMENT OFFICES WHWHICH/WHO ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO NO ONE [I know of one in MA and one in MO whose management told respective US Senators they "weren't their boss and could not tell them what to do" when the senators discovered their respective constituents were being denied/defrauded of federal benefits in violation of the federal criteria for the programs.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTLY MANAGING FEDERAL PROGRAMS [not delegating to state/local governments] AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT IN CHARGE SHOULD USE COMPUTERIZATION TO RUN A FLAT ORGANIZATION SO THAT THERE IS DIRECT OVERSIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY TO ENSURE EACH CITIZEN IS EQUALLY SERVICED IN EACH STATE/CITY/TOWN/COUNTY.
2. BEFORE the federal foodtsamps, medicare/medicaid, housing assistance, energy assistance, unemployment, disability, farm assistance, etc programs were formed, the USA's need and benefit of national and societal supports creating national and economic strength/stability and thereby predictability/reliability was one of the post WWII wisdoms, and so, the USA studied long and hard what societal qualities were desireable and how to achieve them, and thus, the "benefits" programs were envisioned. Then, the goals of the strengths and stabilities were defined according to the industries of the time, i.e., 1940's-1960's, and one by one, the benefits' service definition and quality level were defined, and then citizen need to achieve national goals facilitated the eligibility for program and kind/amount of program assistance...thereby achieving national economic goals by managing societal capabilities/quality/nature....including scholarship and grants programs for higher education, and, research programs assistance to advance national technology et al. innovation interests.
GOP governments starting in 1979 dismantled all of this national vision/plan design by attacking the USA, stating "there is noo such thing as society, only the marketplace", and, changing federal laws to faciliate their illegal war upon the US-Citizens-receiving-benefits, stating they were waging a war against the poor [the poor who were parasaites upon society], and dismantling all regulations of the banking and finance industry to enable usury and illegal practices and asserting international corporate practices upon all US Citizen Individuals including the low income poor, all the while asserting this was necessary for international trade and global competitiveness and profit. YES, the GOP politicians have dismantled federal benefits to US Citizens, however, DEMOCRATS have done nothing to reverse the travesties created by predecessor GOP politicians when democratic politicians assumed government jobs, and for this failure/omission, the democrats are culpable, their respective negligences unforgiveable...BUT, WHY does the DNC not keep track of what wrongs are done where by GOP historically ao that they are able to hand their elected candidates a list of immediate changes for rehab/restoration which they can monitor/mandate to ensure that the country is run upon an equal footing in spite of occasional bumps created by bad GOP political behaviors ?
One must therefore assert oneself as a "Progressive" since one cannot ethically define oneself as a "democrat" when democratic politicians and the Democratic party/DNC behave irresponsibly and negligently and stand idly by overseeing subversions of the US Constitution in the form of institutionalized inequalities in federal supports of US Citizens and manipulations of laws and regulations to undermine US Constitution-Bill of Rights...AND undermine the stability of US society and the strengths to build industries, innovation, and all needed for economic reliability/predictability...thereby ensuring national economic strength. The GOP do not have the intellect to understand such mathematical equations, and anyway simply play the numbers games, rigging accounting practices to make lies/halftruths appear as Truth while they play shell games with government finances so the moneys needed for strengthening the country are redirected "elsewhere" against the best interest of the USA nation. Meanwhile, democrats who are capable of seeing/nderstanding the deceipts, frauds, scams, skimming, rigging, manipulations to make lies appear as truths do nothing to publicly expose it, do nothing to prosecute it, do nothing to remediate it.
3. The USA needs a VISION derived of a strategic plan to transform the nation from the industrial age to the new technology era ... the people need to vote for a picture of the nation in the new technology context, and they need to vote for the politicians who have strategies/tactics to migrate the country onto a new technology foundation and to safely carry the US Citizens onto the new foundation, ensuring each citizen has equal supports and has the assistance needed to achieve national goals, has the social supports to maintain a standard of living which enables the individuals and so the entire USA to achieve its national advancement goals ... the DNC needs to get very very busy getting itself caught up with 40 years of work and a 20-30 year vision/strategic plan/tactics to present candidates who have credible relevant things to offer voters, and, to give voters a future picture to vote for .