US Political Discussion: Biden/Harris Edition (Rules in OP)

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by mongey, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. nightflameauto

    nightflameauto SS.org Regular

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    It's truly funny to me that the only documented cases of voter fraud I've seen actual proof of were both Republicans voting for other people. One person voting for Trump himself, then trying to vote for a recently deceased relative. And another voting for Trump himself, then attempting to vote for his Democrat registered son with the same name for Trump.

    Man, I sure hope Tom Brady's company is able to take advantage of further PPP payments with the newly passed relief bill. It'd be a shame if he had to tap into his personal millions to pay some business expenses for his questionable supplement supplying company.
     
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    Just remember that we still have almost a month of these shenanigans to look forward to, assuming he doesn't suddenly find a foothold somewhere and delay leaving office.
     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    So according to Mnuchin, direct deposits for the 600 bucks could arrive as early as... Now.
     
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    Well I got some money but not what I was expecting. its 600 per person if you are married and 600 per kid right? Thought I saw 150k combined income limit for married couple which we are under.

    Should be fun calling the IRS fml lolololol
     
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    Randy The Pusterienceā„¢ Super Moderator

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    I thought the 600 per child got tabled or capped but idk cause it was revised so many damn times
     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    I'm pretty sure it was 600 up to 3 kids? I'm gonna be a bit annoyed if I'm not getting 1200.
     
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    So, Dusty Johnson was on the news this morning proclaiming that *IF* we approved the $2,000 stimulus checks, the amount of money it would cost would allow the government to pay every out of work adult American $50,000 to reeducate and get back on the job, *OR* give a tax free year to 90% of working Americans. Something like 457 billion.

    And while I get that's a lot of money, him throwing that idea out there makes me wonder, why don't we offer a program for out of work Americans where percentages have to break down for handouts on education/vocational training, another percentage on essentials? It wouldn't even have to be the 50K Dusty's talking about. I'm sure there are plenty of out of work folks that could get a 10K boost to get them into an apprenticeship somewhere while keeping them in their homes and keeping them fed.

    I know, that's not how America works. Gotta keep the corporate interests fed. Fuck the people that need help.
     
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    BigViolin JEFF LOOMIS SOLOIST!

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    They have a pretty good idea how much to feed us plow mules to keep the dirt turned.
     
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    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    There were some programs like this that the Obama admin tried to do but it ended up getting railed by Republicans. The most famous of these were the Coding for Coal Miners that tried to help people transition out of those jobs and into future jobs, I think most of us remember how that turned out.
     
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    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

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    Great. Trump broke the Legal Eagle.

     
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    groverj3 Bioinformagician

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    We're a laughingstock, but hey, at least I've got $600 more in my bank account as of today to make it all better.
     
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    He's been broken since Trump's Bible photo op/riot police shit show.
     
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    Can the UN even do anything about it?
     
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    groverj3 Bioinformagician

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    Not sure what you're referring to, but it doesn't really matter because the answer would always be "no."
     
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    Sorry, I thought it was referenced above. The UN is stating Trump broke international law with the Blackwater pardons.
     
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    Big oof, but yeah, that sounds about right.
     
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    I could be wrong, but considering the US is one of the five permanent members of the UN and therefore holds the special power to veto anything resembling an actual consequence (i.e. sanctions) the UN saying "you broke the law" effectively is the punishment for the Blackwater pardons.
     
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    *certain* GOP members keep saying that giving everyone $2k would cost too much, meanwhile Tucker Carlson is out here spitting out talking points that Bernie Sanders has been putting out there for years (actually kinda sick for a fox news pundit).

    https://mobile.twitter.com/breaktheblue/status/1337974847104806914?s=21

    Yeah, this clip is a few weeks old and Tucker did go on to decry socialism & champion capitalism literally right after this, but it has me wondering a few things:
    1. Does Tucker know what the differences are between capitalism & communism / the right vs. left dichotomy
    2. Is his drinking problem starting to get out of hand
    3. Is Tucker Carlson secretly a nazbol?
     
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    Senator Josh Hawley has publicly stated he will be disputing/protesting the election results during the confirmation process in January. It seems like a non-calculated, extremely stupid move when even Mitch McConnel told the GOP Senators to stand down. It could trigger a long debate for the Senate and force the other Republicans to pick a side in a dispute that either supports reality, or the falsified fantasy of widespread systemic fraud that Trump claims. And something tells me the majority of the Republican senators don't want to have to go on record with either claim, as they want plausible deniability when they come up for reelection.

    While in the end it won't freakin' matter to the end result, and Biden will be confirmed, it will certainly be entertaining watching the GOP squirm and attempt to stop itself from imploding.
     

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