The article says that 93% of West Virginians receiving the credit would benefit from it being permanent. That's an astounding number. For some families this is making rent. Others already spend every dollar on bills, and this allows them to buy clothes and shoes for their kids. Many schools make families pay for kids to participate in sports. This is not having to say to your kid sorry, we can't afford for you to play basketball or baseball or soccer. We can't afford to rent a clarinet and the marching band uniform. This is being able to have a small birthday party. Not having life be so hard all the time. Why does Joe Manchin think that kids don't deserve those things no matter who their parents – and in many families it's retired grandparents – are?
And of the 7% able to just put it into savings, possibly for their kids to go to college/trade school and not take on debt? Great! Manchin is pushing to cut free community college too! Let those families save it if they can.
Manchin is stepping all over West Virginians who work hard and through no fault of their own, need this assistance to be permanent.
The U.S. is an absolute outlier amongst developed nations as far as how much we spend on children.
Well-off countries contribute an average of $14,000 per year for a toddler’s care, compared with $500 in the U.S. There's no good reason to be against doing more on a permanent basis.
@TonyStark Someone will pay anti-vaxxers to leave? Now someone start a relocation fund for science-accepting people who want out of states with covid-denying governors.
@TonyStark It doesn't seem possible for Republicans' ideas to get any lower, but I'm sure there's still room.
The United States spends less on its citizens, on a social safety net, than any other developed country. That is not something we should be proud of.
Manchin seems to have very little compassion for the people he claims to care about. He will never be forced to choose between paying the rent/mortgage, the utilities, for food, or medical care. He has not lived through periods of extended unemployment. Many Americans have.
We have a group of people who feel entitled: the richest. We have corporations that feel entitled. Working Americans have needs that are being sacrificed to this entitlement. I find it ironic that Manchin claims to champion independence and freedom from entitlement while drawing his salary from the government and helping out his rich sponsors.
Sinema seemed to understand this a short time ago, but also fell down to a few dollars. Republicans are still worse, but it’s getting close.
Look. If you want to protest something, obviously that's fine. If you don't like the results of an election and it is worth protesting to you, go ahead, peacefully.
If you want to plan to protest and overturn the results of a free, open election in the United States and plan an insurrection to install the loser, that is not democracy, protest, or OK. That's it.
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We've reached the point of making a choice - we can have democracy or we can have Facebook. We know what Zuckerberg wants. Now it's up to the rest of us to protect democracy. Walk away from Facebook completely. Zuck can take his billions and live in exile and shame. By the time he's actually held accountable, it'll be too late.
This is what unregulated capitalism gets you. Libertarians and free-market people have no idea of reality.
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Well, her record on truth-telling is a bit suspect. (I don't even buy the "proudly serving" part.)
Maybe she should use her free time to seek out an attorney, instead.
Tuesday, October 26th.
If you're voting in Alaska, you also have the option to vote early for the Nov 2 election! Unfortunately, New Hampshire does not yet have #EarlyVoting in place, so you'll have to make a second trip next week.
Does your state offer #EarlyVoting ?
As of April 2021, 39 states and the District of Columbia permitted no excuse early voting. Another five states utilized all-mail voting systems, eliminating the need for early voting.
In-Person Early Voting has already started in many states! Avoid the crowds and find a time convenient for you!
People of WVA, there’s a reason you don’t have broadband, affordable daycare, health insurance, drivable roads...yep, this guy.
Basically, Manchin thinks if you have $100 left after taxes, healthcare, shelter, food, transportation, childcare, dental & vision care, utilities (and more), you are too wealthy to qualify for any assistance. But those making $400k/year and up are too poor to tax. W.T.F.
Sen. Joe Manchin wants to restrict who gets the child tax credit. These West Virginians may pay the price if he gets his way:
Struggling parents don't pony up and pay his PAC. Or hire lobbyists. So those are not the people he cares about.
Trump and his ignorant GQP gangsters and bootlickers have already killed hundreds of thousands of Americans in various ways, but mostly by turning COVID into the much more deadly Trump Plague. But their delusional and depraved denial of the facts coupled with Trump's relentless attacks on the environment make them an existential threat to organized human life on the entire planet.
Trump, in fact, deliberately accelerated climate change by turning over pristine land and costal waters to fossil fuel interests, by denigrating renewable energy ("windmills cause cancer") and by gutting the EPA by moving their offices so far away that irreplaceable climate scientists had no choice but to quit, which was exactly what Trump wanted them to do.
Youngkin isn't as far from Trump as he wants people to believe. Look at his policies. #Virginia- go vote for Terry McAuliffe if you haven't.
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Apparently Joe Manchin is unfamiliar with the state he represents, its reliance on government assistance programs, that 16% of the population lives in poverty, some far below the poverty line, and that federal programs actually keep people alive in his state from the newborn to the senior citizen.
Why does Puerto Rico have the highest vaccination rates (and lowest infection rates) in the US?
They didn’t politicize Covid.
They care about their older residents, kids, and immuno-compromised.
They embraced their vaccine mandates.
The solution is simple.
Covid update: How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America -