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    Neera Tanden has dropped out.

    Whether or not you agree that she would have been a good pick, the reason for the GOP (and that fucktard Manchin) to be against confirming her are patently ridiculous given the pass they've given Trump and their own GOP colleagues for the past 4 years and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Neera Tanden has dropped out.

    Whether or not you agree that she would have been a good pick, the reason for the GOP (and that fucktard Manchin) to be against confirming her are patently ridiculous given the pass they've given Trump and their own GOP colleagues for the past 4 years and more.
    There were leftist against her as well, but I never got a reason, beyond Hillary Clinton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    There were leftist against her as well, but I never got a reason, beyond Hillary Clinton.
    I am a mean asshole at times, especially on here, well, only on here, so I guess, don't be a mean asshole or you won't get to be secretary, unless, republicans are in charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanman12345 View Post
    I am a mean asshole at times, especially on here, well, only on here, so I guess, don't be a mean asshole or you won't get to be secretary, unless, republicans are in charge.
    Well, depending on my mood... I either call democrats pussies, for not doing what GOP has been doing for decades... or point out the different rules for democrats and republicans. But... while typing this... I thought of a third... if democrats were doing it the same way as republicans, would we even vote for them? I’m tempted to say yes, but I would want to be better...
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  5. #5025
    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Neera Tanden has dropped out.

    Whether or not you agree that she would have been a good pick, the reason for the GOP (and that fucktard Manchin) to be against confirming her are patently ridiculous given the pass they've given Trump and their own GOP colleagues for the past 4 years and more.
    mean tweets!!!! feelings hurt!!!!
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

  6. #5026
    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    mean tweets!!!! feelings hurt!!!!
    We want to be like Republicans!


    Meaning: We want to attack Dems without consequence. Then cry to Chuck Todd when Dems push back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    There were leftist against her as well, but I never got a reason, beyond Hillary Clinton.
    How could you not get it? it's the conflicts. Similar to the raytehon guy.
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    Black people in america should be happy their ancestors where slaves so they could have a good live.
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    Black women are racist. Im the one trying to make her[my wife] behave like white people and not say it out loud.
    Totally not racist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themius View Post
    How could you not get it? it's the conflicts. Similar to the raytehon guy.
    What conflicts?
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  9. #5029
    The United States faces a $2.59 trillion shortfall in infrastructure needs that requires a massive jump in government spending to address crumbling roads, bridges and other programs, according to an assessment by an engineers group issued on Wednesday.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...KBN2AV0DD?il=0

    Time to get those public works programs going.

  10. #5030
    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    There were leftist against her as well, but I never got a reason, beyond Hillary Clinton.
    She shut down Think Progress because they unionized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Neera Tanden has dropped out.

    Whether or not you agree that she would have been a good pick, the reason for the GOP (and that fucktard Manchin) to be against confirming her are patently ridiculous given the pass they've given Trump and their own GOP colleagues for the past 4 years and more.
    It’s understandable why Manchin is against her. She went on a tirade against his daughter. Which makes you wonder why Biden put her up in the first place when one of your own senators was never going to confirm her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...KBN2AV0DD?il=0

    Time to get those public works programs going.
    This is what I don't understand.

    "Oh my god we have low jobs and crumbling infrastructure and we need projects to be built!!!! I know let's give taxpayer dollars to for profit companies to build shit while trying to make a profit."

    When they could just... you know... hire people direcelty themselves and remove the profit motive... and not give tax dollars to corporations but just people instead.

    "We need green energy! We must supply tax dollars to x-large corporation that deals in oil to now switch to helping us build green energy."


    Why not just build it yourself government? Just hire the people to do the work you're the fucking government??? Injecting a bunch of private businesses with taxpayer money to do something for which they will try and maintain profit for something that's a public good... just seems dumb.

    Pissing away taxpayer money into contracts and executive bonuses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodonius View Post
    Black people in america should be happy their ancestors where slaves so they could have a good live.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodonius View Post
    Black women are racist. Im the one trying to make her[my wife] behave like white people and not say it out loud.
    Totally not racist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themius View Post
    When they could just... you know... hire people direcelty themselves and remove the profit motive
    Especially if they collaborate with states, which (in my personal experience) are far on the construction ball than the feds.

  13. #5033
    Sounds like other than a minor change to the speed of phasing out the bonus checks at the top end looks like they have everybody basically on board with the package as it currently is. I kinda suspect an amendment to lower the unemployment check to 300 is done but unsure if there would be 51 votes for that.

  14. #5034
    Quote Originally Posted by kaid View Post
    Sounds like other than a minor change to the speed of phasing out the bonus checks at the top end looks like they have everybody basically on board with the package as it currently is. I kinda suspect an amendment to lower the unemployment check to 300 is done but unsure if there would be 51 votes for that.
    Yeah, and Pelosi is expecting the House to quickly(for the House) agree to the Senate version. Could see it sent to Biden as soon as next week.

  15. #5035
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Yeah, and Pelosi is expecting the House to quickly(for the House) agree to the Senate version. Could see it sent to Biden as soon as next week.
    Given it has to get into place before the 13th I should hope so.

  16. #5036
    https://www.peoplesworld.org/article...by-end-of-may/

    Using the DPA for vaccine production and distribution, and not to provide liability shields to meat packers who kill their employees? WHAT IS THIS!?

  17. #5037
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.peoplesworld.org/article...by-end-of-may/

    Using the DPA for vaccine production and distribution, and not to provide liability shields to meat packers who kill their employees? WHAT IS THIS!?
    Why dont Dems act like Republicans?


    Asking for a friend.

  18. #5038
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.peoplesworld.org/article...by-end-of-may/

    Using the DPA for vaccine production and distribution, and not to provide liability shields to meat packers who kill their employees? WHAT IS THIS!?
    The hallmark of this administration - competence. Renegotiating with Moderna and Pfizer to increase production. Convincing J&J to allow Merck, one of their biggest competitor, to produce J&J vaccine. It was 11 hours of non-stop negotiation with the WH officials in the middle. Ultimately, J&J realized that this will be their once in a lifetime legacy.
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  19. #5039
    Quote Originally Posted by kaid View Post
    Sounds like other than a minor change to the speed of phasing out the bonus checks at the top end looks like they have everybody basically on board with the package as it currently is. I kinda suspect an amendment to lower the unemployment check to 300 is done but unsure if there would be 51 votes for that.
    I thought the Budget Committee Chairman was going to Force a Vote his $15hr Amendment.
    Also, they were going to burn the Parliamentarian at the stake, to appease the villagers.


    If the 1.9 Trillion in aid passes as is, people will be disappointed without the above.

  20. #5040
    Quote Originally Posted by Milchshake View Post
    I thought the Budget Committee Chairman was going to Force a Vote his $15hr Amendment.
    Also, they were going to burn the Parliamentarian at the stake, to appease the villagers.


    If the 1.9 Trillion in aid passes as is, people will be disappointed without the above.
    Given the way these bills work I am sure there are going to be a bucket of proposed amendments in the vote a rama but I suspect they are currently nailing down their votes so most of the amendments are likely going to be doa they just want to get this thing done.

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