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

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  1. nightflameauto

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    What a fucking corn cob. I guess issues of national security aren't too big of a deal when you're complicit and are meant to be swept under the rug?
     
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    For anyone following the $3.5T human infrastructure bill negotiations, one suggested floated by an economist I read as an area of compromise that I think bears watching is getting the size of the package down to a level Manchin can live with, while keeping programs at a level both Sanders and AOC will support in their respective chambers, by not cutting the size or number of the programs but instead by cutting the length of time and that an eventual compromise bill might get down to $1.5-2T over 10 years by phasing programs out after 5 years, not 10. It's an interesting line of thought.
     
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    I heard that Anonymous hacked the Epik servers (home of Infowars, 8chan, Parler, and several alt-right online groups). Maybe nothing will come of that, but one can dream of extremists getting some sort of karma.
     
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    What would really get them over the line is cutting programs back to 12 months at a time with a review process in place that, if they don't act at all, renews them for another 12 months. That'd lower the price tag considerably, and with as difficult as it is to get any form of action out of congress, would de-facto keep the programs going forever without the Dems and Republicans agreeing to kill them.

    You know, I started writing that as a joke and now that I put it down it actually seems like it might be a good idea.
     
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    My gut reaction was this sort of reverse-sequester, while super appealing in theory, wouldn't work given the constraint of trying to get the nominal price tag down, since I'd have to think the de-facto assumption would have to be whatever happens given inaction, i.e. the programs WOULD be renewed, and you'd get the same price tag as if they were in place for the full ten years.

    So it's an interesting idea, but one that (I suspect) doesn't actually help get this across as a compromise that can pass.

    Maybe, though, having them time out after 5 years, but putting a provision in that they can be extended with a simple majority vote? Not sure if that would stand up to parliamentarian scrutiny.
     
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    IDK. We're at a point in time where a significant number of legislators simply will not compromise with the other side, even on issues they don't particularly deem important. What none of those ideologues seem to recognize, though, is that their behaviour puts representative democracy in jeopardy at the fundamental level.
     
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    Nothing to add, just "yup."
     
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    An unconfirmed leak, but...

    Supposedly Cyber Ninjas (a company headed by supporters of The Big Lie), who have never worked on an election before, and were funded by the GOP and trump donors, found with their audit that started in April that was supposed to take 2 weeks, found that not only did Biden actually win, but by a 360-vote wider margin than the official tally. :rofl:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/lea...qf9jtaxz8KMtZwvfutCKUEjLt03GtjooMLWGr8Mlj54Ko
     
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    Next Cucker Tarlson opinion segment: "They're all part of the deep state, we need a REAL audit folks".
     
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    I'm sure him or the other trump bootlickers will be spouting nonsense like that any second now.

    Can Bezos or Musk get trump on one of their flights and "lose" him in space? That'd be great.
     
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    "Cyber Ninjas is a Soros-funded arm of ANTIFA" - OAN later today, probably.
     
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    You're goddamn right we can
     
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    Knowing our luck, Trump would discover an interstellar alien race, become their leader, and then invade Earth.
     
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    That sounds like a science fiction movie waiting to be made.
     
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    A sequel to "FDR: American Badass."
     
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    Let's shoot all three of them into the sun. Call that a threefer'.
     
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    Goddamn it!
     
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    Add Paul Gosar to the lost in space trip. From a Newsweek article:

    "My suggestion is that we actually have some hearings and look over this batch and set a new election for Biden and Trump before the end of the year"

    TO THE FUCKING MOON WITH THIS ONE
     

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