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Old 03-02-2021, 03:59 PM   #1001
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I’ve always been more of a moderate, changes take time (and still think this way overall) BUT if the Dems don’t go big with passing solutions to what the GQP are doing, then there probably won’t be a next time. Or the damage done by the next time will be so great we’ll just continue this cycle until there really isn’t anything left.

This isn’t the time for some 3-6 dimensional chess match, figure out a way to pass popular legislation and stop the suppression
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:42 AM   #1002
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https://twitter.com/axios/status/136...536167429?s=21

I’ve always been more of a moderate, changes take time (and still think this way overall) BUT if the Dems don’t go big with passing solutions to what the GQP are doing, then there probably won’t be a next time. Or the damage done by the next time will be so great we’ll just continue this cycle until there really isn’t anything left.

This isn’t the time for some 3-6 dimensional chess match, figure out a way to pass popular legislation and stop the suppression
Indeed. It has been very frustrating seeing the Biden administration put its focus on things like the Neera Tanden fight (though thankfully they gave that up yesterday), yet stay silent on things like this, the Amazon union fight, and folding like a tent on the filibuster and minimum wage.

I'm well aware of the fact that the courts are the courts, but there are a lot of fronts on which to fight these battles. Too often, this administration is choosing not to fight, or to defer to the vague appearance of a stance and to point to that as "fighting." I don't envy his press secretary, though her lashing out (albeit in more polite terms than the former administration) the other day at a legitimate question was also frustrating.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:24 AM   #1003
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As if on cue, they have decided to narrow the stimulus payments. The entire premise of the "it's $1400, not $2000" thing was that it was in addition to the $600 that Trump sent out. And now they're based on totally separate criteria, revealing that the whole thing was bullshit all along.
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I don't think people making that kind of money need a stimulus check. 80 for individuals and 160 for joint seems reasonable to me. I understand that people live with varying costs of living.
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I don't think people making that kind of money need a stimulus check. 80 for individuals and 160 for joint seems reasonable to me. I understand that people live with varying costs of living.
Yeah I think those are reasonable levels.
However there is one potential problem. which is that they determine someone's eligibility from their prior tax return filing, so there's no accounting for someone who has since either lost their job or possibly taken a large pay cut. So some folks who could really use the stimulus money may get overlooked. That was an issue with the prior income cut offs as well, so what happened today isn't a big factor in that though there could be some folks who would have received a check (say they made 85K previously) who now won't. It's not going to be a huge number of people but it will surely affect some.

Its not a perfect system, but in general a person making $80,001 to $100,000 or a couple making $160,000 to $200,000 if they are still currently earning the same salary should be OK without a stimulus check. Certainly not amongst the truly financially desperate members of society.
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UNITY!! Why won’t Democrats negotiate with terrorists???? :-/

We can find plenty to bitch about with the Democrats but they still are no where as evil and immoral as the GQP
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I sure hope nothing happens tomorrow. Congress will not be in session.
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