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Food prices are going up. Gas prices are going up. Homes are foreclosing. Health care is becoming more and more of a staggering cost for Americans. Jobs aren't paying a living wage and unionizing is becoming next to impossible. And it's that time again---That time when the House and Senate proves its good for nothingness and votes for more funding for an illegal war of aggression with no end in sight---a war that is looting the U.S. treasury, killing off thousands of young people, and impoverishing tens of thousands of Americans whose loved ones are going off to war in a "poverty draft".

Neither Obama nor Clinton want to talk about fixing these problems with no nonsense solutions. All their solutions involve being politically safe or "politically correct" and involve not upsetting their corporate financiers of their campaigns.

Nader proposes to adopt single payer health insurance (which Michael Moore's film Sicko helped promote and which unfortunately was stopped from being supported by Obama or Clinton when AARP stepped in to prevent that from happening in Iowa; Dennis Kucinich was kept out of events so that he could not promote single-payer health care as part of his campaign for president). This would significantly fix the health care problem for Americans and more and more physicians and doctors in America support this system.

Nader proposes to cut the huge bloated military budget. This would let money go to programs that aren't getting money. Just go to the American Friends Service Committee website. You'll see what money you could be getting if we weren't waging a war without end or allowing candidates to perpetuate Bush's "War on Terrorism." Don't forget that neither Obama nor Hillary wish to end the phony "war on terrorism."

While Obama and Clinton would like to make food prices go up and prop up new industries by supporting biofuels or ethanol as the best alternative to oil dependency, Nader has the best no nonsense solution: Solar energy first. And while the other two will consider nuclear power, Nader knows the dangers and says no. He knows wind and solar can set us on the right path to sustainability.

Nader proposes a crackdown on corporate crime and corporate welfare. He proposes repealing the Taft-Hartley anti-union law and NAFTA. And he proposes ending corporate personhood.

The nightmares of this Bush administration have occurred and hurt your friends and family that have decided to not vote Republican anymore because Democrats are spineless on corporate crime, corporate welfare, support Taft-Hartley and NAFTA,and see no problem with corporations trying to claim the rights of citizens.

To paraphrase Nader, corporations are not people. They don't eat, sleep, vote, or die in Iraq.

So, you've got a "grudge" with Nader for "helping" Bush win in 2000 and 2004. So, you wish to ignore the facts and believe Nader's "arrogance" and "ego" wronged you and millions of other Americans. Fine. But let me ask you a few questions...

1) Do you believe in voting your interest? And if you do, what do you want? Lower gas prices, lower food prices, lower health care costs, a living wage, job security (knowing you won't be laid off or outsourced as a result of outsourcing or corporate crime), etc.?

2) Do you believe Obama or Clinton offer you these lower prices and a living wage and a policy that will keep your job safe from NAFTA or corporate crime/welfare/personhood? Or do you believe Nader's platform is your best bet if you seriously hope to improve your life in the next year or two?
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Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." He was an editor for OpEdNews.com
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