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The Democrat’s Secret Sauce to Win the Midterm elections

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 4:43am in

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The beginning of May before midterm elections signals the official start of primary season and the...

The Real Reason Congress Gets Nothing DoneWhy doesn’t Congress...

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 28/04/2022 - 2:47pm in

The Real Reason Congress Gets Nothing Done

Why doesn’t Congress get anything done? Well, one chamber actually does. Hundreds of bills have been passed by the House of Representatives, but have been blocked from even getting a vote in the Senate. Bills like –

The Freedom to Vote Act,

The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,

The Equality Act,

Background checks for gun sales,

Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act,

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act.

The Build Back Better Act.

The list goes on…

So why aren’t these crucial bills getting a vote in the Senate? Because the filibuster makes it impossible.

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All told, the House passed over 200 bills since the start of 2021 that have not been taken up in the Senate. Everything from investing in rural education to preventing discrimination against pregnant workers to protecting seniors from scams – bills that have real, tangible benefits for the public; bills that have widespread public support.

So don’t believe the media narrative that Congress is trapped in hopeless gridlock and

both sides

are to blame. One chamber of Congress, led by Democrats, is passing important legislation and delivering for the people. But Republicans in the Senate, and a handful of corporate Democrats, are hell-bent on grinding the gears of government to a halt.Why are Senate Republicans doing this? Because their midterm strategy depends on it. Republicans are blocking crucial legislation so they can point to Democrats’ supposed inability to get anything done, and claim they’ll be able to deliver if you give them majorities. Don’t fall for it.

The leprechaun menace

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Cartoon: Senate hearing content warnings

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As US Reaches a 1940s Fork in the Road — Which Path Will We Choose?

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Cartoon: Advice conservatives never give themselves

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Cartoon: Capital offense

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This Citizens for Ethics site breaks down exactly which companies are giving to anti-democratic politicians.

One of the great mistaken ideas of the Cold War era is that privatization and capitalism go hand in hand with the flourishing of democracy. That "free markets" (a gross misnomer if there ever was one) necessarily lead to "free people." In the 21st century, it has become abundantly clear that an amoral system of incentives designed to maximize shareholder profits is not going to save us from authoritarianism.

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