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Re: Biden, Democrats, GOP, and the Pandemic.
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2021, 10:23:58 am »
Biden is going to have to pull a miracle out of his hat if he hopes to pass his trillions worth of infrastructure and social safety net bills, plus avert a gov't shutdown, and raise the debt ceiling this week and/or next few weeks into October. The Republicans won't budge. And the Progressive and Moderate Democrats are in a stalemate.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/politics/biden-infrastructure-spending-bills-debt-ceiling-shutdown-democrats/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/23/make-or-break-week-for-biden-cillizza-the-point.cnn
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/politics/state-of-play-biden-democrats-agenda/index.html

If Biden and the Democrats fail, Trump and the Republicans are ready to pounce. And they will make the Democrats look like fools during the 2022 midterms.

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Re: Biden, Democrats, GOP, and the Pandemic.
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2021, 11:05:37 am »
I was afraid his spending was rather a lot, and that people would refuse to work with him.  All I know about politics is that you need to have support for your idea, or it just doesn't get far.  And pushing an idea through makes long term enemies. 
I will leave the politics to those who are more qualified to discuss them.  That was my 2 cents. Out!
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Re: Biden, Democrats, GOP, and the Pandemic.
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2021, 11:34:07 am »
I think at least part of the problem lies with the progressive Democrats like AOC and Sanders. They want more, more, MORE funding for their "socialist" policies and I'm willing to bet they pressured Biden for increased funding. But while they are so narrowly focused on what they want, they are neglecting to look or acknowledge the bigger picture which is that gov't must get funded and the debt ceiling raised. They are so concerned with what they want, that they are ignoring everything else.
But as I said, that's only one part of the problem, even though there are many others. I never liked AOC and Sanders. They're policies and proposals are too much.

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Re: Biden, Democrats, GOP, and the Pandemic.
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2021, 06:00:33 pm »
Biden and the Democrats only have 24-36 hours left to avert a gov't shutdown.
Here's where things currently stand. But, it doesn't look good. :(


https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/politics/white-house-senate-republican-government-funding/index.html

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Re: Biden, Democrats, GOP, and the Pandemic.
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2021, 10:12:38 am »
Meanwhile, on Furtopia..........

Reads the latest funding bills proposed by various furs.

$500 billion for art supplies, art teaching classes, and renovations to various furry academies.
$1 trillion for infrastructure and climate upgrades and renovations to Furtopia city.
$750 billion for fursuits, fursuit supplies, and fursuit education.
$100 billion for plushies.
$1 trillion for social programs like health, food, etc. to help the smaller herbivores.
$1 trillion for upgrading and supporting furry conventions.


I'M NOT PAYING THIS! THE CARNIVORE POLITICAL PARTY WILL VOTE TO BLOCK ALL THESE FUNDING REQUESTS/BILLS!

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Re: Biden, Democrats, GOP, and the Pandemic.
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2021, 11:54:25 am »
I would strongly advise to everybody not to go and spend any money the next few weeks. At least, not on any "luxury" items so to speak. You may need to save as much as you can in case the government defaults on the debt ceiling. If the government defaults, things could get really bad really fast. Job losses, no pay for the military, no pay for Social Security recipients, and on and on. The Republicans are steadfastly refusing to vote to increase the debt ceiling. They want nothing to do with it whatsoever.
Their "game" is to watch and let the Democrats do all the work, then blame and rip on the Dems for raising the ceiling and "overreaching" the amounts of money the gov't spends and driving up the debt. This is what the Repubs want to happen so they can come back during the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 Presidential election and blame the Dems so that the people will get so angry that they'll vote for Repubs instead. That's how the Repubs want to play things. Sit back, watch, do nothing, watch as the gov't implodes, then blame the Dems, then hit back and play the blame game.

What a screwed up government we have, eh?

The Repubs don't care about what happens to the people so long as they get back and retake the House, Senate, and the White House in 2022 and 2024..........AT WHATEVER THE COST. Even if that "cost" means more homelessness, high unemployment, tanked economy, etc., etc.


https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/debt-ceiling-news-vote-10-06-21/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/politics/democratic-dilemmas-define-biden-presidency/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/politics/filibuster-strategy-state-of-play-senate/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/politics/reconciliation-bill-democrats-cuts/index.html

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Re: Biden, Democrats, GOP, and the Pandemic.
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2021, 10:19:13 am »
What scares me the most, is at some point, money doesn't matter if everything around you crumbles.
So people who have large sums of money, who can they pay to do work for them? Meaning, those underlings they would pay, they need a house, job, food, not paper money or worse, electronic 1,0,1,0's!  At least they could wipe their paws on paper money and melt metal coins into something.  If a rich dude came to me and wanted to pay me money for a car repair, I would laugh at him, and take his food from his house.  I say this because if some people want to cause issues in our economy or at least sit back and not help, they hurt us all, and in the end, they hurt themselves too!

Why does USA have such debt to begin with?  Regardless of political party!
If it was my household, I would have committed suicide over the debt!
Like Michael Jackson said, "if you can't feed a baby, don't have a baby".  Meaning, plan, be responsible!

I will not spend much, I haven't really for last few years.
blah, back to work for me...
Bear your soul and take control
If the wolves are howling outside your door
Invite them in and make them beg for more!
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