Bidengeddon: Boring, but radical

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  1. PeterGriffin

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    I don’t really get the tribalism of the weekly “which political party is this psychotic murderer into” game show. Pretty tiresome. I’ll go ahead and put myself on the “not cool with killing people side” and lump the “cool with killing people side” over there.
     
  2. Truman

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  3. Prospector

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    the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe, American companies (many of which spent millions supporting anti-abortion politicians) have publicly shared their commitment to supporting employees in need of abortions.

    One of these companies includes Starbucks, also known as one of the worst labor law violators in the country. In response to the Roe decision, Starbucks offered employees access to abortion travel & gender-affirming care - but they draw the line at guaranteeing this access to unionized stores.
     
  4. afb

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    can't wait for Trump take credit for this in '25
     
  5. Prospector

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  6. Mix

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    I have almost completed a new oat milk factory myself. Took like a year to find warehouse space because everyone is scooping them up to build new things.
     
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  7. bro

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    My god



    Eat Arby’s
     
  8. BellottiBold

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    Seeing a lot of these sorts of things rn


    ...etc
     
  9. BudKilmer

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  10. Prospector

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    Damnit Peepaw Joe!

    Senate Urged to Block Biden's Pro-Privatization Nominee for Social Security Board
    "The Senate can, and must, block this terrible nomination," Social Security Works said of the administration's choice of Andrew Biggs.
    JAKE JOHNSON

    July 5, 2022
    Defenders of Social Security on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to block President Joe Biden's little-noticed nomination of Andrew Biggs—an American Enterprise Institute senior fellow with a history of supporting Social Security privatization—to serve on the independent and bipartisan Social Security Advisory Board.

    Social Security Works, a progressive advocacy group, is leading the charge against Biggs, highlighting his role in the George W. Bush administration's failed attempt to privatize the New Deal program in 2005. At the time, Biggs worked on Social Security as an associate director of Bush's National Economic Council.

    "Andrew Biggs has advocated for Social Security cuts throughout his career. And now, he's been nominated to oversee Social Security," Social Security Works tweeted on Tuesday.

    The group, whose president currently serves on the Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB), is also sharing a sample call script for those who wish to contact their representatives about Biggs.

    "The Senate can, and must, block this terrible nomination," the organization wrote. "Please call your senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on Andrew Biggs."

    The White House announced Biggs' nomination to the SSAB in May, a move that drew little notice at the time.

    Last month, The Lever's Matthew Cunningham-Cook called attention to the president's pick and warned it suggests "there could soon be a coordinated push in Washington to cut the Social Security program, which provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to 66 million Americans."

    While Biden vowed on the campaign trail to back an expansion of Social Security, he has previously supported cutting the program's benefits. Biden was vice president when former President Barack Obama proposed a "grand bargain" with the GOP that would have entailed cuts to Social Security.

    Biggs, too, has a long record of advocating Social Security cuts. As Cunningham-Cook wrote last month, "For years, Biggs has been a vocal critic of expanded Social Security and workers' right to a secure, stable retirement free from the vagaries of the stock market."

    "He has dismissed the retirement crisis as a non-issue and as recently as 2020 blamed problems with the Social Security system on 'older Americans' game of chicken,'" he added. "While the seat on the bipartisan board is by tradition assigned to a Republican, Biden could have chosen a moderate candidate—or even leaned on precedent to avoid the nomination process altogether. Former President Donald Trump routinely refused to nominate Democrats for seats on boards and commissions."

    Simmering outrage over Biggs' nomination to serve on the SSAB, which was formed in 1994 to advise the president and Congress on Social Security, comes as progressives are demanding an expansion of the program's modest benefits—while Republican lawmakers, per usual, eye cuts.

    Last month, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led the introduction of the Social Security Expansion Act, which would lift the cap on income subject to the Social Security payroll tax and boost the program's annual benefits by $2,400.

    "At a time when half of older Americans have no retirement savings and millions of senior citizens are living in poverty, our job is not to cut Social Security," Sanders said at the time. "Our job must be to expand Social Security so that every senior citizen in America can retire with the dignity they deserve and every person with a disability can live with the security they need."
     
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  11. PeterGriffin

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    Just imagined a full flip, 50 R’s voting for Biden’s nominee (and then blowing their brains out? Idk, sounds fun), 49 Dems voting against, and Sinenema, maverick style, walking in, looking at Schumer, and throwing a thumbs up. Cue the Stone Cold music.
     
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  12. bwi2

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    I feel like this is the 10th time it’s been explained but Biden does not get to choose Republican nominees for boards that are bipartisan by law. Those nominations are controlled by McConnell.
     
  13. infected donkey

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    Lets not let facts get in the way of an outrage!
     
  14. Prospector

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    Pppfffftttt
     
  15. afb

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  16. BellottiBold

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    I mean... damn.
     
  17. Brocktoon

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    Not sure where to put this but this design is up to like 95% of the vote

     
  18. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Imagine getting to vote for big ole JB and this is the sticker they give you. I'd be showing up the first day of early voting.
     
  19. Drown ‘Em

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    It’s worth reading the whole passage and not just the highlighted part in the original tweet.
     
  20. PeterGriffin

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    post through it, king

     
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  21. IvanTheTerrible

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  22. Truman

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    Seems unwise to run an ad shooting klansmen in a district that voted Paul Gosar into office. They probably take offense to that.
     
  23. Beeds07

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    House Boy: I’m a black man running in Paul Gosars district. I need to connect to racists who hate me. What do you have?

    Consultants: Well, we have this idea that will make every black person alive despise you, but it’s so pandering it’s stupid enough to work on people like this…here the pitch…

    HB: :blessed:
     
  24. HowdyHorns

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    Probably more angry he called them democrats
     
  25. Tobias

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  26. BellottiBold

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    lmao dogshit state dogshit franchise
     
  27. CUAngler

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    Didn’t they go bankrupt?
     
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  28. Prospector

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    Morally? Yes!
     
  29. BudKilmer

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    I mean look at this shit :laugh:

    whay in the ever living fuck

     
  30. wes tegg

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    No, but they got caught defrauding their shareholders. They're going to be involved in some pretty brutal litigation.
     
  31. Prospector

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  32. Whammy

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  33. Mr. Bean

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    Do the UK gambling markets have a prop on whether Biden will finish his term?
     
  34. Lyrtch

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    there's a will he resign bet on predictit

    why you got some inside scoop that hes actually dead
     
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  35. Mr. Bean

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    Just observing the turn on him, seemingly this week. All these leaks leading to explicitly negative articles on him are never a coincidence. If the donors want him gone he’s up in smoke IMO. I’ve always thought the Hunter stuff is being kept on ice for the right moment IMO. If the Dem donor apparatus takes on an incumbent POTUS who wants to run against their wishes, sheeeeeesh.
     
  36. Mr. Bean

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    We joke about the Pritzker fan base ITT but here you go

     
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  37. Lyrtch

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    too conspiratorial

    his non reaction to Roe was bad and people are rightfully irritated with how passive he's been and are seeking new blood instead of this ossified structure
     
  38. Mr. Bean

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    Conspiratorial? Fine

    In what world wouldn’t the donor base conspire to move on from a candidate like this and send a clear signal “Do not run.” ?
     
  39. Lyrtch

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    My point was thinking he'd get pressured to resign early or that there's some secret hunter stuff only some dem donors have to wield against him is silly.

    That he'll get behind the scenes pressure to only serve one term is reasonable as that's been floated non stop since he announced.
     
  40. slogan119

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    IL GOP is similarly ineffective as the FL Dems. Lots of people wanted Pritzker out due to covid and mask mandates but he managed to look effective in comparison to the nitwits up against him.
     
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  41. Mr. Bean

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    Got ya. My assumption is that Biden actually wants to run for re-election and that he will need material disincentives not to. Wouldn’t surprise me to see the MSNBCs and CNNs ramp up their coverage of Hunter’s behavior to get that done if needed
     
  42. Truman

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    I think Pritzker has been fine. I’m a little surprised by the recent accolades he’s been getting. It’s awful commentary on the Dems that him saying something as innocuous as ‘bipartisanship hasn’t worked’ has made his stock rise.
     
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  43. Mr. Bean

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    Yeah I def don’t think Bailey is the type of candidate to be able to take the Dem machine in IL out. Hence, how many tens of millions were spent supporting other candidates. I don’t even think Bailey is capable of making a further dent in Pritzker on the COVID restrictions etc

    There was no Youngkin in the IL GOP primary
     
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  44. Lyrtch

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    Even a hint that someone major is up to the current moment will get people interested

    A while back people were talking about his impressive legislative successes
     
  45. letan

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    well he is catholic
     
  46. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    If a sitting president that wants to run for a second term is feeling even the slightest bit of heat from a governor who did popular things with a super majority, then that is a good thing imo. Hopefully Biden's inept staff see how much even shitlibs are pissed off at the lack of a call to action (beyond sending Kamala out there to stumble over her words) and start thinking either about how to enact change or looking for the exit sign.
     
  47. beerleagueman

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    why would Hunter’s behavior matter ? he is not part
    Of his administration

    Biden is having a horrible year but any pressure isn’t gonna come in the form of attacking his former drug addict Son …from Dems at least.
     
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