The Biden Administration Thread

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Ron Filipkowski is a journalist that leans strong to the left so I assume he posted this because he thought the idea was bad. Lauren Boebert is a certified loon.

But what she is proposing in this 7 second video makes absolute sense. It is ridiculous that our elected officials vote on hundreds of billions of dollars of spending and have only a few hours to understand what they are voting for/against.

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1552767532100091922?s=21&t=BweuWOZVyxhlrokJbgb_IA
 

oks10

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Ron Filipkowski is a journalist that leans strong to the left so I assume he posted this because he thought the idea was bad. Lauren Boebert is a certified loon.

But what she is proposing in this 7 second video makes absolute sense. It is ridiculous that our elected officials vote on hundreds of billions of dollars of spending and have only a few hours to understand what they are voting for/against.

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1552767532100091922?s=21&t=BweuWOZVyxhlrokJbgb_IA
I wish they'd require them to pass a quiz on the bill before voting on it... Wouldn't that be nice to know that our legislators actually know what is that they're voting for/against??
 

cowboyinexile

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It has be around 10-15. You haven’t been able to find anyone that will admit they voted for JB in over a year.
I did and if it's Biden Trump 2.0 in 2024 I'll do it again. I hope it doesn't come to that but if we get a rematch there is no question who I'm voting for again. Inflation is temporary (and easing if anyone is paying attention). Dictatorships last until a new dictator comes into power.
 
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I did and if it's Biden Trump 2.0 in 2024 I'll do it again. I hope it doesn't come to that but if we get a rematch there is no question who I'm voting for again. Inflation is temporary (and easing if anyone is paying attention). Dictatorships last until a new dictator comes into power.
And, out of curiosity if you had to vote Approve/Disapprove on JB what would you vote?

Also, what are you trying to say with the dictatorship stuff at the end? You lost me there.
 

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Then explain it to me.
https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/status/1552022548900192256?s=20&t=pbEbWuCsLxywSr7RTpWzUA


https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1552032420119121921?s=20&t=GleWkj5YYrBafhGDg8gyvw


https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1552025520820338690?s=20&t=HtsDfEAZ6O9GgQ35ALJTeg


https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1552030938271518721?s=20&t=feMoPhz-oYTAugULa33CgQ
 

PF5

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Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK apnews

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but that touches deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations.
Debate began Saturday and by early Sunday morning, Democrats had swatted down over a dozen Republican amendments designed to torpedo the legislation or create campaign ads attacking Democratic senators. Despite unanimous GOP opposition, Democratic unity in the 50-50 chamber — buttressed by Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote — suggested the party was on track for a morale-boosting victory three months from elections when congressional control is at stake.
“I think it’s gonna pass,” Biden told reporters as he left the White House early Sunday to go to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, ending his COVID-19 isolation. The House seemed on track to provide final congressional approval when it returns briefly from summer recess on Friday.

“It will reduce inflation. It will lower prescription drug costs. It will fight climate change. It will close tax loopholes and it will reduce the deficit,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said of the package. “It will help every citizen in this country and make America a much better place.”

Republicans said the measure would undermine an economy that policymakers are struggling to keep from plummeting into recession. They said the bill’s business taxes would hurt job creation and force prices skyward, making it harder for people to cope with the nation’s worst inflation since the 1980s.
“Democrats have already robbed American families once through inflation, and now their solution is to rob American families a second time,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., argued. He said spending and tax increases in the legislation would eliminate jobs while having insignificant impact on inflation and climate change.

Nonpartisan analysts have said Democrats’ “Inflation Reduction Act” would have a minor effect on surging consumer prices. The bill is barely more than one-tenth the size of Biden’s initial 10-year, $3.5 trillion rainbow of progressive aspirations and abandons its proposals for universal preschool, paid family leave and expanded child care aid.

The bill also caps patients’ costs for insulin, the expensive diabetes medication, at $35 monthly.
The measure’s final costs were being recalculated to reflect late changes, but overall it would raise more than $700 billion over a decade. The money would come from a 15% minimum tax on a handful of corporations with yearly profits above $1 billion, a 1% tax on companies that repurchase their own stock, bolstered IRS tax collections and government savings from lower drug costs.
Sinema forced Democrats to drop a plan to prevent wealthy hedge fund managers from paying less than individual income tax rates for their earnings. She also joined with other Western senators to win $4 billion to combat the region’s drought.
It was on the energy and environment side that compromise was most evident between progressives and Manchin, a champion of fossil fuels and his state’s coal industry.
Clean energy would be fostered with tax credits for buying electric vehicles and manufacturing solar panels and wind turbines. There would be home energy rebates, funds for constructing factories building clean energy technology and money to promote climate-friendly farm practices and reduce pollution in minority communities.
Manchin won billions to help power plants lower carbon emissions plus language requiring more government auctions for oil drilling on federal land and waters. Party leaders also promised to push separate legislation this fall to accelerate permits for energy projects, which Manchin wants to include a nearly completed natural gas pipeline in his state.