I'd personally prefer that the state would be allowed to place deposits in #CreditUnions and become one #coop owner among many for #AntiMonopoly reasons, but none-the-less a bold (left) #populist move...
@mattcropp Best of luck mate.
@mattcropp Signal boost. https://twitter.com/vruz/status/858156487218262016
@vruz You might find interesting this debate from #1990 in the run up to the first #GulfWar between Sanders and Diamondstone, who were close allies in the 1970s, but broke w/ each other in the late '70s when Sanders moved towards the center and got elected Mayor:
@mattcropp I don't know much of Sanders' early story beyond the mythologisation of that time his fanatics have recreated as platitudinal recruitment device. But I have read enough about his dealings with Lockheed Martin to be nauseated whenever I'm unlucky enough to read his name. That being said, thanks for sharing, and I will watch when I recover 😁
@vruz It's been a running tension through the #Vermont left since the 1980s - fights over a gatling gun plant in the 1980s (peace mvmt vs. union jobs), Serbia in 1990s http://www.libertyunionparty.org/?page_id=363 , #sandia a decade ago, and fights over the #F35 most recently.
I'm a history geek and live here, so I can drone on... 🤓
@mattcropp I'll make sure to ask you the next time I'm cornered in debate by the Bernie-faithful 😁
@mattcropp states can and have started their own infrastructure banks.
@mattcropp if the state can go directly to the people and make a good bargin on financing it I don't see why they can't cut out the banks and the corrupt rate negotiations (LIBOR anyone?)
More states should make it policy and thumb their noses at corruption
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