For reference, here's what she's against: - vision, dental, hearing coverage for Medicare, allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 60, making permanent the +$1,000 - $1,600 per child expanded child tax credit, paid parental leave, grants for utility companies to develop alternative energies, grants to build/renovate schools, pre-K, community college, jobs/skills training, the corporate tax rate rising from 21% to 26%, and the top income tax rate for Americans making over $400,000 rising 37% to 39.6%. The top capital gains rate would also go from 20% to 25%. Americans making under $400,000 see no tax increases. These tax rates would still overall by LOWER than what we had in the 90's and what we had from 2012-2017 which were also low by historical standards.

I'd leave, too.

Sinema advisers resign, calling her an obstacle to progress-
thehill.com/homenews/senate/57

How about everyone decide what state they'd prefer to live in, regardless of geography? I bet a bunch of people in Texas would sure like to be residents of New Mexico instead, where no one is trying to suppress their vote.

Let's see, Maryland has top-notch schools and Maryland 8th graders rank significantly higher than the national average in reading (2019 numbers), while West Virginia eighth graders rank significantly lower than average. In math, Maryland 8th graders are average, while West Virginia 8th graders are again, below average. Where do you want your kids to go to school? Oh, that's right, Republicans don't need no education. It's all about the low taxes. West Virginia does have low taxes, and that's what you get for your low taxes.

People's reproductive choices are not other people's business. Not your employer's, not the state's.

It came out this week that DC police officers were told to have abortions or lose their jobs. 10 Black women are suing the department over a culture of harassment, plus a separate suit over the coerced abortions, which took place in the 1980s and 1990s.

DC Metro Police have always treated DC residents badly. No surprise that the rot starts at the top.

fox5dc.com/news/exclusive-anot

@TonyStark
White male supremacy and tax evasion are the two pillars of the Republican party.

May seem like a short time to wait for SCOTUS - but this delay will result in severe trauma for many Texas women and pregnant people and trauma to the people that surround and care about them...to the tune of a $10,000 government payoff to the strangers who don't even know them.

Unbelievable what this new brand of obstructionist, extremist Republicans are capable of getting away with.

Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law-
nytimes.com/2021/10/22/us/supr

@TonyStark

The party will do their best to run those nine out. Can't have democracy supporters in the Republican Party, not in 2021 or 2022.

@SteveRogers

Enabling and siding with tax cheats is just one of the obvious symptoms of the diseased state of the Republican Party.

Too many American citizens fail to understand the extent to which polarized American politics—polarized primarily due to Republicans’ commitment to obstructionism and demagoguery—threatens the future of our democratic republic.

The Republican Party promotes plutocratic oligarchy. The GOP’s authoritarian practices ensure the ideal of a government of, by and for all of the people is in peril and is becoming irrelevant here just as it has elsewhere.

In addition to Hungary - Turkey, Poland and, most obviously, Russia provide further examples of this authoritarian and ultimately autocratic trend.

It was civility and compromise that allowed democracy to work. Unvarnished greed and lust for power have replaced these needed properties. It's fun to ignore but it's extremely dangerous. And the IRS proposal should have stayed like it was.
latimes.com/business/story/202

@DrHankPym Done ☕️🙂! Remember to take the kids for treats after their 💉s…

Stop a pandemic or buy a bunch of Christmas junk nobody needs.

I'll go with stop a pandemic.

Biden’s vaccine mandate has cargo giants in a pre-holiday panic-
politico.com/news/2021/10/21/j

It's been fun to watch our PA Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman troll Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick over all of the voter fraud in the 2020 election being committed by Republicans. Fetterman asked that he get his reward for reporting the "dude in Forty Fort" in Sheetz gift cards.

Rachel Maddow just reported that Dan Patrick just paid a $25,000 check - not Sheetz or Wawa cards - to a different PA dude, Democratic poll worker Eric Frank from Chester County. The double-voting Republican’s lawyer said it was a mistake and blames the Democratic poll worker!

dallasnews.com/news/politics/2

@NIckFury
This is a good time to remind everyone that the whole pandemic could be over by now if TFG had taken it seriously and even had already GOTTEN VACCINATED.

@phillyaccent Here's hoping Dan Patrick goes broke paying these out. It was a stupid bet to make considering Republicans' record of dead grandmas casting Trump votes.

@NIckFury
Gifts don't matter to me as long as my loved ones are healthy. All I want for the holidays is for everyone to

202 Republicans voted to let this slide.  Only 9 voted to uphold the contempt.  This is from a party who spent 28 months investigating Hillary Clinton. And they just want a mulligan for attacking our Capital. 

What a bunch of BS. 

Dems overcome GOP opposition, vote to hold Bannon in contempt-
msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/d

@SteveRogers
"House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested yesterday that he doesn't even consider the Jan. 6 committee that issued the subpoena to be a "real" committee."

You had chances, McCarthy, and you blew them all. You could have had a bipartisan commission, but you blew it. You could have named legitimate non-surrectionist Republicans to the select committee, but you blew it.

Even after blowing all your chances, two Republicans are still on the select committee, McCarthy. How do you not notice that?

Why is it that when people criticize violence and racism, Republicans get upset? If Republicans see a memo for addressing violent extremists and assume it’s about them and their supporters, I think they’re just revealing their true colors. It’s basically an admission that they’re domestic terrorists.

There is no right to assault or threaten people with physical harm or death.  

Interesting that Gym Jordan is complaining about a snitch line; isn’t that exactly what his Texas Republican pals have set up against abortion providers? There's not much of a path forward for this country unless Republicans start living in reality.

Garland defends school board memo from GOP 'snitch line' attacks:
thehill.com/homenews/house/577

@TonyStark
Republicans are fine with violence and threats of violence if they come from right wingers. Let some BLM protesters disrupt a few school board meetings and see how they react. 

@SteveRogers It's disgraceful yet right on brand for Republicans. Like Adam Shiff, I was pleasantly surprised to see that 9 actually voted to uphold it.

This is great news and will take us one step closer to being out of the pandemic. I got my booster already. Get yours when you're eligible. Let's all pitch in and help.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine found 90.7% effective in kids 5 to 11 :
npr.org/sections/health-shots/

Let's help maximize participation in our democracy today. Pitch in to cure some ballots in Virginia. :CTA:

Mail-in ballots in Virginia were not often used pre-COVID. Last year, the requirement for a witness signature was waived – not now. So, many of the ballots that are being mailed in do not have a witness signature which is now required. 

Virginia Democrats are hosting daily phone banks to reach out to voters and help them “cure” these ballots. Join a phone bank now through 31st. Talk to Virginia voters on the phone about how to cure issues with their ballots to ensure that every eligible voter can successfully cast a ballot in the critical 2021 elections. You can play an essential role in protecting the rights of Virginia voters and keeping Virginia Blue. People really appreciate these calls.

What you need: A phone and a computer.

What's provided: Everything else.

Cure Phone Bank · Virginia Voter Protection:
mobilize.us/virginiavoterprote

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