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    Regarding the BBB bill which was discussed on this thread a month ago:



    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    IMO, it won't pass in the senate ó even if it passes in the house.
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    It will pass the senate. The fact that you think it won't is just further proof that you have no idea what you are talking about most of the time you post here.
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    The Washington Post doesn't seem to agree with you that the bill's passing is a sure thing, BSnub:
    Nice to see you cherry-picking from an article when it is clearly just pointing out obstacles the bill faces, all of which can be overcome. The article never states that the bill will not pass.

    As usual posting disingenuous misleading distortions. Your posts are a waste of time to read.
    Time to eat some crow, BSnub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Specifically, the chances of corporate tax hikes have faded — and those higher tax bills would have eaten into the bottom lines of S&P 500 companies. It's also a positive for biotech companies that would have been hit by $100 billion in price reductions in the Medicare program, Goldman Sachs said.
    That must come as a relief to the 10%. As usual the other 90% can eat cake if they can afford it.

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    Thd idea of trickle down just doesn't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Thd idea of trickle down just doesn't work
    Trickle down is desirable by those who don't mind being peed on (trickled on) which is why such person is called a peon.

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    A political system set up by the people for the people, except its run by sentors funded by corporates who's sole purpose is to create wealth for the chosen few. A we've just seen a perfect example of how corporate corruption can derail a policy designed to benefit the people. Stinks really.

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    Next year will be even worse for Biden and the West.

    President Biden has overseen a calamitous erosion of the West’s influence in 2021. The headwinds will only grow stronger in 2022

    CON COUGHLIN
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    For a year that was meant to mark a welcome revival in the fortunes of the Western alliance, 2021 has proved to be not so much a sorry disappointment as a disaster of potentially catastrophic proportions.

    Joe Biden’s arrival in the Oval Office at the start of the year certainly raised expectations that his tenure would help to heal the rancorous divisions that characterised the transatlantic relationship under his predecessor, Donald Trump. Mr Biden said as much himself, promising in his inauguration address to “defend democracy”, a commitment which was followed, in his subsequent speech to the State Department, by a pledge to restore Washington’s leadership position on the world stage.

    “America is back, diplomacy is back,” Mr Biden declared, adding that his administration would work toward “reclaiming our credibility and moral authority.” How hollow those words sound today. For, far from presiding over the restoration of Western hegemony in world affairs, Biden has instead overseen a calamitous erosion of the West’s ability to influence events, one that does not bode well for the survival of democratic rule in 2022.


    If, as Mr Biden claims, he is serious about rebuilding relations with Europe, then why has he tolerated the diplomatic embarrassment of not having an American ambassador appointed to any of the major European capitals – including London – for almost the entire first year of his presidency? The US leader must certainly share much of the blame for the precipitous decline in Western influence, as his inherent weakness and indecision have been clear for all to see, not least by adversaries like China and Russia.

    Beijing’s insatiable appetite for crushing its opponents, whether on the streets of Hong Kong or in the mosques of Xinjiang, will have been encouraged, for example, by Mr Biden’s reluctance to confront China’s rulers for their reckless behaviour throughout the pandemic, from silencing whistleblowers to restricting scientists’ access to information. If the US and its allies are not prepared to challenge Beijing on its role in a pandemic that has wreaked havoc throughout the global economy, then it is unlikely China is going to experience much serious opposition in its quest for world domination.

    Russia is another country that, scenting weakness in Washington, has intensified its effort to cause maximum division and disruption in Europe. Mr Biden’s two-hour summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva in June was supposed to persuade the Kremlin that the US was serious about fulfilling its global leadership role. Mr Putin was clearly not convinced, as his subsequent conduct has mainly consisted of holding Europe to ransom over its energy needs, fomenting a migrant crisis in Belarus and threatening an invasion of Ukraine.

    Even now, with Moscow said to have in excess of 100,000 troops massed on Ukraine’s eastern border, there is a fair chance that Mr Biden will succumb to his desire to appease the Kremlin by ending any hope Kiev might still entertain of acquiring full Nato membership.

    Such behaviour is, after all, only to be expected from someone who, just four months ago, abandoned an entire nation to the mercy of the Taliban and other chaotic bands of warlords by unilaterally terminating America’s two-decades-long commitment to the people of Afghanistan. The Nato effort in Afghanistan may have had its critics but, so long as Western forces were able to maintain a residual presence in this vital strategic location, it meant we were able to monitor the activities of Islamist terror groups, as well as those of rival powers like China and Iran.

    Now, thanks to Mr Biden’s ill-considered withdrawal, the West no longer has the ability to track the activities of Islamist terror groups, while Afghanistan’s priceless mineral riches have been gifted to Beijing.

    If the last bastion of the Biden administration’s credibility collapsed with the summer retreat from Kabul, the recent performance of Europe’s major powers provides scant cause for comfort either. Germany’s self-inflicted energy crisis has seen it preoccupied over whether it should deepen its dependence on Moscow by approving the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from the Baltic, while French President Emmanuel Macron has devoted much of the past year to pursuing a vengeful post-Brexit vendetta against his British neighbours.

    As for Boris Johnson’s vision for Global Britain, any leadership role Britain may have aspired to has been consumed by domestic squabbles over suggestions Downing Street is more invested in partying than governing.

    The absence of strong and effective leadership within the Western alliance should certainly be a serious cause for concern as we approach 2022, not least because it makes the Western powers a great deal more vulnerable to the malevolent designs of our foes. As General Sir Nick Carter, the former head of Britain’s Armed Forces, warned shortly before his retirement last month, one of the greatest risks of any escalation in tensions between the West and its adversaries is that a tragic miscalculation by either side could result in open warfare.

    This is particularly true in Ukraine where, with Mr Putin maintaining his belligerent attitude towards the rest of Europe, one false move on the part of his forces could easily have tragic consequences.

    Iran is another country whose appetite for brinkmanship poses a profound risk. Iran’s military has spent the past month conducting drills to test its air defences against the possibility of attack from Western forces over Tehran’s failure to negotiate a deal over its nuclear programme. But, as the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet in January 2020 demonstrates, Iranian missiles are not always accurate, and Western intelligence has picked up disturbing reports that, on at least two occasions, Iran’s air defences have mistakenly been fired at the wrong target.

    From Beijing to Moscow, and from Tehran to Kabul, the world certainly has the potential to be a far more dangerous place in 2022 than it is today. The major concern, so far as the West is concerned, is that we badly lack the strong and united leadership that is needed to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

    Next year will be even worse for Biden and the West

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    This article is spot on about the demise of the Democratic Party


    Democrats rush to their extinction - Washington Times

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    Now, remember, I just report the news ...

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    Biden disapproval hits new high as voters give him bad grades on economy, new CNBC/Change poll says


    Key Points
    • President Joe Bidenís overall disapproval rating reached a new high in December as more voters signaled their unhappiness with his handling of the economy and the Covid pandemic.
    • Results from a CNBC/Change Research poll show 60% of respondents said they disapprove of Bidenís handling of the economy as he nears the conclusion of his first year in office.
    • A 55% majority of survey respondents also signaled disapproval of his leadership during the pandemic, an area in which he previously excelled.


    Biden disapproval rating high, voters blame him on economy: CNBC poll
    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago ...


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    Kamala Harris aide leaves vice presidentís office for Capitol Hill on heels of other departures

    Key Points
    • The departure of a third aide to Vice President Kamala Harris comes amid reports of tension and dysfunction in her office.
    • Vincent Evans, her deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, is leaving for a top job at the Congressional Black Caucus.
    • A person familiar with Evansí departure says he is leaving Harrisí office on great terms, and that the move has nothing to do with the other departures.



    Kamala Harris aide leaves for Capitol Hill on heels of other departures

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    This article is spot on about the demise of the Democratic Party


    Democrats rush to their extinction - Washington Times
    I am surprised that the Washington times (not to be confused with the prestigious Washington post) would be critical of Democrats.
    Remember, affective propaganda is not in what an article tells you , but in what it does not, the only value the above article has s that it confirms the bias and hopes of certain people.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I am surprised that the Washington times (not to be confused with the prestigious Washington post) would be critical of Democrats.
    Remember, affective propaganda is not in what an article tells you , but in what it does not, the only value the above article has s that it confirms the bias and hopes of certain people.

    Maybe so but taken with what recent polls indicate those “certain people” you speak of are rapidly becoming the majority.

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    Another good read about the inefficiency of the Biden government.



    Is Joe Biden living in the same universe as the rest of us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Another good read about the inefficiency of the Biden government.



    Is Joe Biden living in the same universe as the rest of us?

    You just don't eat enough chocolate chocolate chip.--------- The wisest words ever said by Biden


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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    That's a click bate article. I read it.

    For the 'mocking' the 'journalist' quotes 2 tweets.

    BS !

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    That's a click bate article. I read it.

    For the 'mocking' the 'journalist' quotes 2 tweets.

    BS !

    Maybe so but it really does show the state of the current administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Maybe so but it really does show the state of the current administration.
    It shows nothing of the sort, you blathering idiot. The country is in far better hands than it was under you pathetic fat orange god. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid, you brainwashed lemming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    It shows nothing of the sort, you blathering idiot. The country is in far better hands than it was under you pathetic fat orange god. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid, you brainwashed lemming.

    What took you so long to show up cupcake?

    As I have stated many times Trump was not my first choice but when it came time to choose the president there was nomwy I could entertain the idea of having one of the corrupt Clintons back in the White House.

    Now if you like inflation that is going to negate any help the social Security raise is being given to the seniors,more deaths from COVID already than under Trump,a Congress that is so set on making the U.S. a socialist country and a country more devided than in the history of the U.S. then yes I can see in your eyes that the country is better off but not in the eyes of those with the ability of critical thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    What took you so long to show up cupcake?
    I am a cupcake now? Did you get that from the how to respond to anyone that is not a complete moron book? The last time you tried to attach a nickname to me, it was "buckwheat" which is full stop racist and not a surprise coming from a shitbird like you.

    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    more deaths from COVID already than under Trump
    False and you can not post credible proof otherwise. So another lie.

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    a Congress that is so set on making the U.S. a socialist country
    Can you in your own words in one paragraph define what you think socialism is?



    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    a country more devided than in the history of the U.S.
    You really do not understand or grasp the history of the country you claim to be born in.

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    ut not in the eyes of those with the ability of critical thinking.
    You can hardly read and write. You post gibberish, mostly from right wing propaganda sites for old angry white men. Yet, you want to try to take the intellectual high ground.



    I think not trumpanzee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I am a cupcake now? Did you get that from the how to respond to anyone that is not a complete moron book? The last name you tried to attach a nickname to me it was "buckwheat" which is full stop racist and not a surprise coming from a shitbird like you.



    False and you can not post credible proof otherwise. So another lie.



    Can you in your own words in one paragraph define what you think socialism is?





    You really do not understand or grasp the history of the country you claim to be born in.



    You can hardly read and write. You post gibberish, mostly from right wing propaganda sites for old angry white men. Yet, you want to try to take the intellectual high ground.



    I think not trumpanzee.

    Bla bla bla just more of your gibberish trying to berate the poster but nothing of any substance about the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Maybe so but taken with what recent polls indicate those “certain people” you speak of are rapidly becoming the majority.
    I am afraid demographics do not support that assertion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Maybe so but it really does show the state of the current administration.
    Do you really want to go down that cofefe troopen road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Bla bla bla.
    FFS, if that’s not a classic case of pot calling the kettle black…

    All you do is post drivel from far right websites, with not an original thought of your own.

    In President Biden’s first 10 months, long-term unemployment fell by 1.8 million — the greatest drop in long-term unemployment in U.S. history. Any comment on that?

    The average number of Americans filing for unemployment over the last four weeks is at its lowest level since 1969. When Biden took office, over 18 million were receiving unemployment benefits. Today, only 2 million are. Care to comment?

    The economy added nearly six million jobs in 2021 — the most of any first-year president in history. When Biden took office, ... unemployment was 6.3%. Today it's 4.2%. What are your thoughts?


    Speaking of “in the news”, I noticed you steer clear of threads that deal with the January 6 committee, or the crazies in the Republican Party, and the damning evidence that is mounting against Trump and his cronies.

    I guess there are no articles on Breitbart that are covering any of that, are there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Bla bla bla just more of your gibberish trying to berate the poster but nothing of any substance about the post.
    I thought so. No way you would dare attempt this...

    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Can you in your own words in one paragraph define what you think socialism is?
    Idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    I guess there are no articles on Breitbart that are covering any of that, are there?
    Kinzinger: Most GOP Lawmakers ‘Not Courageous Enough’ to Tell Trump Supporters the Truth

    “Honestly, most members of the Republican Congress understand what happened on January 6th. They’re just not courageous enough to go out and tell the truth. And so you put people like — it’s easy to demonize and isolate Liz Cheney and I. We’re willing to play that, to do that, because it’s the right thing. If you put everybody on truth serum, they would agree with us. The problem is the base voters are not having anybody tell them the truth. And they’re the ones that are going to be misled and abused as they have been for so long.”

    Kinzinger: Most GOP Lawmakers 'Not Courageous Enough' to Tell Trump Supporters the Truth
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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