The honest answer is that there isn’t much either party can do about inflation.

We have an imbalance between demand and supply due to the pandemic and Putin’s war. It’s a worldwide problem and all that can be done is to mitigate the pain. Democrats are trying to do that. Republicans can't even support supplying baby formula as a group.

The Republicans never have a plan to build anything good. Remember Obamacare? Republicans ranted and raved about how awful it was and how it would ruin the country, but when asked where their health care plan was, they never had one. They never came up with a single alternative.

Republicans legislate using fear. Whatever the Democrats want or do, they get out the fear machine, but when asked what they would do: it's nothing. No answers, no plan, no helpful contributions, nothing. Just more fear. That is the utterly useless Republican Party in a nutshell.

Opinion | Psst: Republicans don’t have a plan to fight inflation, either:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

I keep getting stuck on the statements repeated by so many so-called pro-life politicians, that they believe children are valuable. (besides the fact that stages of pregnancy exist and an egg that's been fertilized for 15 minutes or 15 weeks isn't a child.)

Correct me if I'm wrong (and I really would like to be wrong here) but have any of these vocal pro-birth advocates said the same thing about women and all pregnant people? All they'd have to say is, "I really value the woman here, too" or "We also have to consider the pregnant person's life." And mean it.

But they don't value them. They only value the role they want them to play: child-bearer.

Carrying a child to term is already dangerous in the US. Imagine if Republicans poured their energy into prenatal care and the important support children and families need once a successful pregnancy happens. That, not forced birth, would actually be pro-life.

What Alito Doesn’t Understand About Pregnancy-
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

I try never to listen to the ghoulish Rick Scott, but I caught him on Face The Nation. He's trying to scare voters with the words "open border" and "ballot harvesting" but after that, he really started threatening Americans. He released this plan last month, but Margaret Sullivan asked him about it today.

Scott has a plan that ends Social Security, Medicare, and every single other federal program that people depend on after five years.

Congress raided the Medicare and Social Security trust funds over and over again and allocated this money to the general treasury. Congress owes this money back to Medicare and the two Social Security funds. The way to fix this is for Congress to reallocate the general tax revenue to Social Security and Medicare. Money is fungible. It is not simply gone. All it takes to fix Medicare and Social Security is for Congress to vote to do so.

who will save the programs you and other Americans depend on.

wamc.org/commentary-opinion/20

Both the 2022 and the 2024 elections hinge upon the answer to a pivotal question: Will the majority of voters favor further progress toward multiracial, one-person-one-vote democracy or will the majority vote Republican?

Will voters favor honesty or mendacity? Facts or delusions? Science or quackery? Democracy or autocracy? Equality of opportunity or plutocratic oligarchy?

Will the Republicans continue to successfully sustain and advance plutocracy while garnering support from populists who vote their fears and animosities rather than their own economic interests?

As voters we can prevent this, but we have to vote.

The Republican Party has become the party of increasingly open wanna-be autocrats and proto-facists. The more races they win, the more likely the future of this nation will be anti-democratic. And the rest of the media needs to cover these issues as such.

The Election Denier Who Could Run Michigan’s Elections:
theatlantic.com/politics/archi

@TonyStark
The Republicans blocked some form of legislation to get more baby formula, basically they didn't want to spend 28 mil to keep babies alive 🤔 interesting how they really don't care at the end of the day and it's all about control

@TonyStark According to the article, this is what a Republican who isn't pleased with the direction of the party says about the current crop of candidates who want to steal elections: “Crazy is powerful, and it doesn’t get tired.”

Karamo (if she wins) in Michigan, Mastriano in Pennsylvania, whichever Republican wins in Georgia this week – Democrats must vote against them in November.

@TonyStark
It seems like an essy call to vote for Jocelyn Benson. A couple of Republicans, according to the article, are disappointed with her for trying to expand the vote, but I'd say that's a good thing.  

@TonyStark When my son was little and I was single, I often worked jobs where the pay barely covered my childcare. We lived in various states of homelessness until he was 6 and I married my husband. The whole time I wondered where those fine people who guilted me into carrying my pregnancy were.

They absolutely don’t care about children or breeders. They don’t even care about fetuses. They care about controlling people’s bodies.

@TonyStark

Can you imagine the self-loathing that must be present to be not only a woman, but a Black woman, and willfully be a member of a party that actively seeks to dehumanize you, take away your control over your own body, and make it harder for you to vote.

Is the desire for a tiny bit of power, or a desperate need to be given a pat on the head from scum like Donald Trump, that strong? Do people like Karamo or Clarence Thomas or Tim Scott think that when they leave a room, the Republicans remaining aren't laughing their rears off at them?

Pathetic.

In Buffalo, it’s one of the few large public spaces near a major metro downtown area and Humboldt Parkway was the spine of emerging black middle-class neighborhood of Hamlin Park in the 1950s.

As was done in many other cities across the country, the construction of highways cut through predominantly Black neighborhoods and served to displace and disconnect communities which led to the continuation of redlining. And Buffalo was no exception. Furthermore, these interventions undercut economic opportunities and activity within neighborhoods by allowing traffic to bypass city neighborhoods for new auto-centric development. The legacy of these roadways has further created environmental justice concerns where low-income and minority communities are now subjected to high volumes of car and truck emissions."

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@DrHankPym
Sounds about Republican. Thank you for explaining the implications clearly.
@TonyStark

@TonyStark
10 years from now, either the Republican Party will be dead or American democracy will be dead. It's that simple.

And which way we go will be largely decided in elections this year and in 2024.

Please, everyone, do your part to help America make the right choice.

Article: Spammers texting video of #BuffaloShooting 

This is disgusting. No one in their right mind wants to see this, and some of the recipients are kids.
This needs to be investigated& the perpetrators need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

wivb.com/news/local-news/erie-

@TonyStark We are at all hands on deck. Everyone has to show up and vote blue!

Top court in Kansas says okay to Kansas but top court in New York says not okay to New York.

However, this story is much less about how it hurts Democrats and much more about the fact that this is racial gerrymandering by a party that knows it can’t win elections based on the merits of their policy arguments.

They used to try and hide their racism with tricky language. Now it's just out in the open. Get involved in politics at the local level. It's the one real way any of this can change down the road.

Swing Left is a great organization that provides free resources for organizing voter registration drives and letter writing campaigns in contested states which, as not as 2022 as it might sound, actually works.

Here's the link for Kansas, but you can find any state on the site.
swingleft.org/targets/state/ks

Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map-
politico.com/news/2022/05/18/k

Lots of Republicans still loving this guy and lots of Republicans loving the former guy who loves him, the guy causing a global famine.

Putin’s Black Sea blockade leaves millions facing global famine-
atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukra

@TonyStark
What's the point of having Republicans even in office at this point?

Solving a single problem is beyond their interest and capabilities.

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