Misty Vs. Mike: How to Vote!

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The New Utah Podcast met for one last pre-election visit with Misty K Snow on November 1st. Misty gave a great reminder why it’s important to get out and vote. The where and the how to vote! It is important that millennials realize that Misty is a voice for them in a changing generation of politics!

You can make a change! Make sure you aren’t complacent.

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Remember to vote for the Senate you can live ANYWHERE in Utah.

To Read more information on Misty K. Snow and her platforms or to donate to her campaign and volunteer, visit her website at MISTY K SNOW and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Misty Vs. Mike: Why Vote for Misty Snow

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We are 3 weeks away … well, less than 3 weeks away from the election. October 18th, The New Utah Podcast, met with Misty K Snow to discuss WHY people should vote for her. This included some issues that hadn’t been discussed in prior episodes. Misty talked to us about getting money out of politics, LGBT equality, Clean renewable energy, the electoral college, and gun violence prevention.

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Here are the platforms that Misty K Snow is passionately running for. As if you needed more reasons to vote for her and get Mike Lee out of the Senate. Click on each to read more!

Remember to vote for the Senate you can live ANYWHERE in Utah.

To Read more information on Misty K. Snow and her platforms or to donate to her campaign and volunteer, visit her website at MISTY K SNOW and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Misty Vs. Mike: Wasteful Spending

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Misty K. Snow met with The New Utah Podcast on October 4th, 2016 to discuss her platform on wasteful spending vs. Mike Lee and well, his votes against such issues and what she see’s as wasteful spending.

First of all, Misty K. Snow will be debating Mike Lee on October 12th at BYU. As of this entry, it will be broadcast on KSL, KTVX(channel 4), KUED, FOX13.2 Antenna TV, KBYU and hopefully CSPAN. It will also be on KSL radio and Utah Public Radio.

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 What IS considered “wasteful spending” in the government?

Misty K. Snow talked to the New Utah about how the broad the topic of wasteful spending actually is and how subjective it is.

Cutting deficit is part of wasteful spending, but the only way to do that is increase revenues. Things like corporate tax loopholes also effect spending.

Social Security and health care are brought up a lot in conversations about wasteful spending. Should it be cut? Misty K Snow recognizes the amount of money that is in the account from America citizens withholding’s, and that it is the people’s money, so does the government have the right to talk about cutting that? This is mandatory spending.

Taking a step back and seeing how much money is actually in the budget could be a first step. Realizing what a large amount that number is.

Public service programs are always targeted for cuts, like parks, etc. and those programs are in place for a purpose. Military spending is also part of wasteful spending. When our own military says we don’t need something, the F-35 fighter jets, but the government continues to build them, wouldn’t that be considered wasteful spending?  (Instead of placing the money in other military programs we actually need.) This also includes security and military placement in other countries. How do you get other NATO countries to take more responsibility for their own countries security?

Planned Parenthood is always talked about in wasteful spending. The amount of money the federal government actually puts towards the program is miniscule comparatively.

Misty K. Snow asks.. “what are our priorities?”

For more on Misty K. Snows Platform on Wasteful Spending, click the Snow Storm link below and listen!

Remember to vote for the Senate you can live ANYWHERE in Utah.

To Read more information on Misty K. Snow and her platforms or to donate to her campaign and volunteer, visit her website at MISTY K SNOW and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Misty Vs. Mike: Livable Wages

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Misty K. Snow met with The New Utah Podcast on September 27th, 2016 to discuss her platform on livable wages vs. Mike Lee and well, his votes against such issues.

First of all, Misty K. Snow will be debating Mike Lee on October 12th at BYU. As of this entry, it will be broadcast on KBYU and hopefully CSPAN. More updates to come.

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What is a livable wage?

There are 7 factors that create the idea of a livable wage.

Housing
Food
Childcare
Transportation
Healthcare
Taxes
Other basic necessities

How is a livable wage calculated?

MIT offers a calculator to give you an idea of what a livable wage is. This takes into factors such as your location down to the county.

What are you getting paid vs. what you should be getting paid:

What is considered livable? If you look at minimum wage adjusted for inflation, we should be at about $12.00. Workers are not benefiting over the past couple decades by the gains in inflation. Trickle down economics isn’t working. Workers hours are being cut so that they don’t have to pay them full-time. 51% of workers in our nation, last year, made less than $31,000. Just scraping by.

Equal pay for everyone and preventing pay discrimination :.

Misty K. Snow believes we have to continue striving for making sure there is no discrimination happening. 2/3 of low wage workers are women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.

Mike Lee voted “Nay” in equal pay. Government tends to think there isn’t a pay gap and have seemed to wipe their hands clean by saying it needs to be controlled by the “market.” Misty K. Snow wants people to talk about what they make. It is not illegal to have that conversation. Employers put in their hand books that these conversations cannot take place, and Misty wants to create laws that allow the conversation without repercussions. Another contributor in the pay gap/creating a living wage is the fact that women are 2/3 of the minimum wage workers.

He wants poor people to have money in their pockets yet he voted against a minimum wage increase.  Remember when Mike Lee shut down the government?

How can minimum wage increase without hurting the economy:

Misty K. Snow has great ideas on how the hit of raising minimum wage can be softened. An increase over time is one of Misty’s ideas. Each increase has been about 3.5 years apart, but it is about 5 years now. At one point the wage sat for 10 years before an increase. There has to be an annual adjustment for inflation. Every year that is measured and the wages should be adjusted to meet that. To do this gradually wouldn’t have an impact on employer’s. An example: $2 the first year, many entry level employees would be making a little more but overall it wouldn’t effect that many employees. Then another $2 and so on makes it almost unnoticeable over a 10 year period. When wages are raised, there are taxes that happen that still help the government, as well as increased spending because people are living more comfortably. It also creates company loyalty and an environment where people can thrive instead of survive.

What else can assist in livable wage:

Health care costs contribute to livable wage. Other industrialized countries have a single health care paying system. They tend to pay less per capita and have better health care offerings. The United States has one of the highest costs of health care per capita. Medical bills are one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in America. Looking at options to affordable health care goes hand in hand with living wages.

For more on Misty K. Snows Platform on Livable wage, click the Snow Storm link below!

Remember to vote for the Senate you can live ANYWHERE in Utah.

To Read more information on Misty K. Snow and her platforms or to donate to her campaign and volunteer, visit her website at MISTY K SNOW and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Misty K. Snow Vs. Mike Lee: Medical Marijuana and health care

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Misty K. Snow met with The New Utah Podcast on September 13th, 2016 to discuss her platform on legalization of medical marijuana and health care vs. Mike Lee and his passive actions towards medical marijuana and his constant fight to defund the Affordable Care Act.

Legalization of Marijuana:

Misty is passionate about decriminalization of marijuana at a federal level. Federal and state laws are conflicting and it would beneficial to get rid of the federal prohibition for states to be able to pass laws for medical use. Misty K. Snow is also passionate about the benefits to medical marijuana, “these are people we know,” she said regarding the use. There would also be tax benefits in making marijuana a legal substance.  People should not be prosecuted for choosing to use medical marijuana over addictive opiods when it is the only thing that may work for the persons ailment and in the long term will do less addictive damage.

Mike Lee has no opinion listed when it comes to Marijuana legalization. In a C-Span interview in 2015 he said, “I’m looking at this legislation and I haven’t made a decision on it yet. It’s worth considering.” He has however made an effort towards criminal justice reform though. There was a case here in Utah that a colleague put a man in jail for 55 years for selling marijuana to an undercover cop, but Lee has asked for clemency and so has the judge that put him away. That person, Weldon Angelos, was recently released.

Although it passed, Mike Lee voted NAY on the opiod bill, one of only 2 senators to vote against a bill that would provide research, access to treatment, and limit on MedicarePart D Beneficiaries to one pharmacy and one provider for prescriptions. The bill would also authorize federal grants to find alternatives for opiod abusers instead of jail. Mike Lee, ““did not believe the legislation was likely to help solve the problem, nor did he believe it was properly paid for.” Even Orrin Hatch voted for this bill and Utah has one of the highest opiod addictions in the country.

Health Care:

Misty K. Snow believes that the Affordable Care Act has been beneficial but there are still about 30 million people un-insured which means there is still a lot of work to do. It is a good first step though. Medicare/Medicaid need to be expanded and access to health care needs to be more affordable and accessible. There has to be a way to re-think health care and provide better expansions, there has to be options for access, and the realization that health care is a human right.

Mike Lee has been on a mission to defund the Affordable Care Act stating it gives too much power to the government. At the time Senator Mike Lee sent a very strong worded letter to Harry Reid about repealing Obama Care. However  while they try over and over, Republicans have failed and instead of just offering an alternative they just keep swinging at air.

Remember you can vote for the Senate and live ANYWHERE in Utah. That means even in Moab, Eureka, and Logan!

To Read more information on Misty K. Snow and her platforms, to donate to her campaign and volunteer, visit her website at MISTY K SNOW and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Misty K. Snow Vs Mike Lee: Women’s Issues

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Misty K. Snow met with The New Utah Podcast on September 6th, 2016 to discuss her platform on women’s issues vs. Mike Lee and his non-existent platform on women’s issues.

Legalization of Marijuana:

Misty is passionate about the benefits of decriminalization and the benefits to medical marijuana.

Equal pay for Women and preventing pay discrimination and creating paid maternity leave:

The United States is one of the only countries, with one of the highest populations in the world, that does NOT offer PAID maternity leave. Misty K. Snow’s platform stands strongly in providing paid leave for our mothers. There is nothing protecting the jobs of these mothers while they are on leave. Currently a woman is allowed 12 weeks of UNPAID maternity leave, when other countries are starting to even offer paternity leave. It is time to step our game up and provide for the mother’s that provide for us. Misty feels incredibly passionate about making sure that these mother’s are taken care of so that children are nurtured during that first impressionable part of their lives.

Mike Lee voted “Nay” in equal pay. Government tends to think there isn’t a pay gap and have seemed to wipe their hands clean by saying it needs to be controlled by the “market.” Misty K. Snow wants people to talk about what they make. It is not illegal to have that conversation. Employers put in their hand books that these conversations cannot take place, and Misty wants to create laws that allow the conversation without repercussions. Another contributor in the pay gap/creating a living wage is the fact that women are 2/3 of the minimum wage workers.

Violence against Women Re-authorization Act:

The act did pass in the Senate, but Mike Lee voted “Nay” at the time. This act promotes and provides services for women that are in a domestic violence situation or women that are part of international trafficking. Resources such as housing, counseling, etc. Misty K. Snow points out that priorities are skewed because there are more animal shelters in the U.S. than there are women’s shelters. The bill will be up for reconsideration again in 2018 and Misty said her vote will be “Yay” for funding and protecting these women and their families.

Remember to vote for the Senate you can live ANYWHERE in Utah.

To Read more information on Misty K. Snow and her platforms or to donate to her campaign and volunteer, visit her website at MISTY K SNOW and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Listen weekly to the SNOW STORM on Soundcloud

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