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News for Joe Manchin: this is bipartisan.

The Republicans have made their contribution by state legislation. It’s his turn to add the democratic concerns. What the State GOP houses are doing is partisan change to our voting rights.

This is why we need a bigger majority in the Senate, so we don't need to count on this guy. If he's really opposed to partisan changes to voting rights law, then he would vote for this damn bill. That will prevent either side from using them.

HR1 and HR4 need to get passed or democracy dies. It is really that simple.

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Motto for the people behind this recount: the fraud starts here.

Observers report ballots and laptop computers have been left unattended in Arizona recount, according to secretary of state-
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That's because he tweeted 90% of the stuff about himself, himself.

Social media interactions about Trump fall 90 percent since January- thehill.com/homenews/administr

2 links-

1, thank you President Biden. This is the right thing to do.
Biden administration to waive vaccine patent protection -
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2, your second Covid vaccine is just as important as the first -

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@Nebula There’s a term for that, but unlike Howard Stark, McConnell isn’t joking. He’s just a joke.

Here are 2 things you can do today to help maintain and fight for U.S. democracy:

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And you can help make calls to collect these voting stories. These story-collection phone banks are happening Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Sign up here. Fair Fight Action does amazing work to protect the vote.
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Good morning everyone!

While I am stressed out today with everything going on, I can only remind myself that at least its getting better in the world as a whole.

We have a genuine leader, genuine people in positions of power, and genuine people who are replacing the disingenuous that have been poisoning for so long.

So I have hope still, knowing that it may be hard for me, but it is getting better around me

Going to be a little bit difficult to be bipartisan with this clown:

-McConnell told reporters in Kentucky that "100 percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration." 
thehill.com/homenews/senate/55

@Nebula

"Bipartisanship" to Republicans means, and has always meant: Democrats doing what Republicans want when the Democrats are in charge.

You'll notice that during Trump's 4 years in office, bipartisanship wasn't even mentioned by them.

Democrats should ignore them. Most people are seeing just how vacuous and asinine the accusations from Republicans and their supporters in regards to bipartisanship are.

@NatashaRomanoff @AgentCarter_SSR Social pressure is thankfully something I welcome people to try with me, but I also have spent so much of my life fighting that pressure to be something different.

@TonyStark I've felt very fortunate to live in what is termed the "Acela corridor," Boston to DC (though everyone I know takes the regular Northeast Corridor train as the high-speed Acela is the first class-only train). I'd rather take a train than any other form of transportation. I can't read when I'm a passenger in a car but I can on a train, and an Amtrak seat is luxurious compared to an airplane. Always a window or aisle and never any turbulence. I hope in my lifetime I see the ability to easily take a fast train anywhere in the country the way you can take one in many other countries. My middle-aged bones would hurt to much to sleep on basically a shelf on a European train now, but it was a great way to travel when I was young and wake up in another city for some ridiculously cheap fare.

Anytime I want to feel defeatist about our country, this is the columnist I turn to.

You can't assign the carbon impact of refining steel for rails to high-speed rail without also assigning the carbon impact of refining steel to automobiles and trucks. Compare -all- of it fairly, instead of just cherry-picking the impacts you want for one mode and ignoring the very same impact for another mode.

Initially, rail construction may consume more energy than normal, but once it starts running, it will save passengers the long trip to and from the airport, the hassle of driving, and all the extra energy involved and get more people more places they need to go. There’s no question that it will get better and energy effective as new sources of energy, like storage cells, are developed.   

Maintenance costs in countries with sophisticated rail networks haven’t caused any to declare bankruptcy yet.

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@TonyStark I have never been on a rail but it looks like a cool way to ride. They have a rail system ujp in the twin cities in minnesota.

@Thunderbirds511
They run theirs very efficiently, it goes places people want to go, and connects to bus lines. Very well done.

@TonyStark
It's always interesting to see how writers who twisted themselves into knots to cut the former guy breaks similarly twist themselves into knots to try to find things to criticize Biden for.

@TonyStark
Also under Biden's plan he's paying American workers and American companies to build the thing and that will be super for the economy. Not 'spending' but 'investment'.

Business is good for business and with this plan comes a lot of business, and people working for decent wages --  of course the conservatives don't like that.

It's a fallacy Republicans push that corporations would take tax cuts and reinvest into their businesses or workforce. This has been proven time and time again with every major Republican tax cut package that has been passed since Reagan.

The GQP has tried to cut taxes on the wealthy and corporations to zero, and when that hasn't (quite) worked, they simply gutted the IRS so no one would catch them cheating.

Build the IRS back. Restore fair taxes on corporations and the wealthy, and make sure there's adequate enforcement capability to make everyone pay their share. That's everyone as in all of us.

Opinion | Five former IRS commissioners: Biden’s proposal would create a fairer tax system:
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@TonyStark
Demonizing the IRS is just another facet of the right's attack on good government.

If my goal was to build my own dynastic wealth by undermining faith in the government while clamoring for tax cuts based on a successful propaganda campaign to sell Ayn Rand to lower and middle income America, I would oppose the IRS funding.

Not being that, I'm 100% with Joe Biden. Enforce the damn laws, fund the IRS.

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