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"Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value."  - Joe Biden (2008)  

Still rings true today. About time we had some bills that benefitted the people.

Biden Details $1.52 Trillion Spending Request-
The White House spending request includes increases in funding to address climate change, along with beefing up education, health research and the Internal Revenue Service:
nyti.ms/3d5W3GZ

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Yesterday afternoon, it was my turn and I can proudly say I am one of the vaccinated against covid.

I have a second shot in 3 weeks but I feel great about protecting my family, friends, and community.

I have no side effects expect a slightly sore arm which is normal. I had to work a little to get the appointment, but the feeling is worth it.

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@SteveRogers I'm so pleased every time one of my friends gets their vaccine.

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Highly unlikely.

So far this year, there has been more GQP insurrections than GQP useful ideas.

Opinion | To be taken seriously, Republicans need a serious bill-
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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My brother is getting the J&J vaccine today and I'm relieved that I can stop worrying about him. (I'm up soon!) I don't know anyone who is concerned that it's an inferior vaccine, and he thought not having to make a second trip to the site was a bonus.

Some people may have a reason for needing one vaccine over another, due to allergies to ingredients, or approval for their age group. For most people, take whatever shot you can get.

I do appreciate that sites are letting us know what vaccine they have available though. For some people, a second trip is a hardship, or they do have one of those contraindications.

This video shows why the effectiveness of Pfizer/Moderna/J&J/AstraZeneca can't be measured against each other. The tests were conducted in different conditions.

vox.com/22311625/covid-19-vacc

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@SteveRogers
Fantastic news, my darling! A bit of a sore arm is a small price to pay for not only your own health but for all those around you!
💉​

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This is great news out of Wisconsin.

This would have flagged 69,000 voters who didn't even cast a vote in 2020. You know why the Republicans are doing this.

They know their current ideals will not score any new voters so they try to eliminate the possibility of voting altogether.

Wisconsin Supreme Court says don't purge voters from rolls:
apnews.com/article/wisconsin-s

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For Republicans complaining about this-

We have not had a phenomenon of presidents just adding Supreme Court justices whenever they come into office. What we actually have had is one political party refusing to allow a president with a year left in his term to nominate a justice on some pseudo-Constitutional theory that it was too close to an election (the Constitution does not say, "a Black man in the last year of his term may not nominate a Justice") and then to have that same group of turn around and confirm a nominee after an election had already started. Those are the facts.

So- worthwhile study.

Biden unveils commission to study possible expansion of Supreme Court -
washingtonpost.com/politics/bi

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Such a disgrace. Putting politics over the lives of people. I'm so thankful every day that we are rid of them, but the consequences go on and on.

'Yippee': Emails reveal how Trump officials celebrated getting CDC to change official language on Covid risks-
news.yahoo.com/yippee-emails-r

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Good.
Removing the right to vote permanently from felons is ridiculous. Also extends punishment beyond the original sentence.

Washington governor signs bill restoring voting rights after prison release -
cnn.com/2021/04/07/politics/wa

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He is right and I am thankful that we have a President who's taking this issue seriously. The time of the Republican plan of "we've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas" is overdue for an end.

To those who say stronger safety measures won't work, facts are not with you: latimes.com/projects/if-gun-la

Biden says gun violence in U.S. is an epidemic, unveils executive actions and calls for national red flag law:
cnbc.com/2021/04/08/biden-says

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@SteveRogers I always thought it was ridiculous to do that to people.

Lock people up, remove their humanity for years, and then when they get out, they're unable to rejoin society? Next to impossible to find a decent job, and also don't let them have a voice in the government? Makes no sense.

I'm very glad Inslee signed that bill.

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@TonyStark Our President is saving lives today and every day. This is what we voted and worked for.

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Trump promised to fix homelessness in America but he did nothing about it except make it worse by trying to cut nutrition assistance programs for struggling American families.

President Biden delivers on his promises.

I'm not ashamed to say real tears came into my eyes when I saw this headline. Having a president that actually cares about the human beings of the world, it gives me a little hope for our nation.

How Biden stimulus bill will target homelessness:
washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2

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He is actually calling for a repeat of the Capitol insurrection/sedition. It is truly sickening how far Republicans will go to stop Black and Brown people from legally voting. Republicans are a minority party which continues to shrink every day. They are not patriots. They are terrorists.

Video shows Texas GOP official calling for ‘army’ of poll watchers in Black and Latino areas |
independent.co.uk/news/world/a

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