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5 hours ago, g5jamz said:

Speaking of.  What has been passed through Congress lately.  Usually when regulations are scaled back and free market left alone, good returns happen.  

 

As one would expect, g5 again outs himself as someone who does little to no reading and simply swallows whatever load the GOP spews in his mouth.

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2019/nov/14/what-congress-doing-besides-impeachment/

House members have passed or agreed to 389 bills and 151 resolutions since January, when Democrats took control. But McConnell has left many untouched in the GOP-led Senate, having vowed to block their progressive policies as the "grim reaper" to their bills on issues such as election security and background checks.

The House has passed 10 of the 12 appropriations bills that Congress must pass each year to fund the government’s agencies, according to the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. The Senate has passed four of the required 12. 

In addition to the trade deal and bills on drug pricing and voting rights, Hammill said the SHIELD Act passed Oct. 23 and the Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act passed Oct. 29 have been priorities for House Democrats. We counted nearly 300 House bills that are stuck in the Senate.

Beyond that, Pelosi’s letter cited eight of the House bills McConnell has stalled in the Senate:

• The For The People Act would make Election Day a federal holiday, expand voter registration, restrict the removal of voters from voter rolls, and create programs to encourage small-dollar political donations.

• The Bipartisan Background Checks Act would ban the private transfer of firearms without a licensed background check.

• The Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen penalties for employers that discriminate on the basis of gender. 

• The VAWA Reauthorization Act would reauthorize the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which protects victims on domestic violence, for five years.

• The Climate Action Now Act would prohibit the use of federal money to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

• The Equality Act would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, the workplace and public accommodations.

• The Dream and Promise Act would grant certain young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children a path to permanent residency status.

• The Raise the Wage Act would bring the minimum wage to $15 per hour after six years.

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In yet, the masses to follow these republicans are too dim to understand that 90% of bills are being held up by the senate and McConnell. 

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6 hours ago, g5jamz said:

Yes, my 401k loved it. 

Speaking of.  What has been passed through Congress lately.  Usually when regulations are scaled back and free market left alone, good returns happen.  

my point is Republicans achieved much more of their agenda when they had control while Dems tried to pass milquetoast legislation in the name of compromise and ultimately Obama's legacy is a failed healthcare bill, complete annihilation of the Dems across the country in pretty much every level of government, and spawning a cult of personality among libs who were able to tune out of what was actually going on because he was so eloquent.

 

we'll see what happens to everyone's 401k during the next recession considering interest rates have been kept artificially low to prop up the economy as it slows. not gonna have a lot of cards to play to pull us out of this next recession. but i guess we'll see.

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10 hours ago, g5jamz said:

Yes, my 401k loved it. 

Speaking of.  What has been passed through Congress lately.  Usually when regulations are scaled back and free market left alone, good returns happen.  

Tax cuts for rich people

Got it

Go fug yourself, nazi

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Obviously we should follow this notion to its logical conclusion, which is that there should be no taxes and no regulation whatsoever.  In fact, because taxation is theft, anybody who benefits even tangentially from taxation (like if you live in a place where most people are baseline literate because of public schools) then you're an accessory to robbery.  Even 401(k)s themselves are defined in IRS code, so clearly this thing goes all the way to the top.

Now, because there are no laws or regulations, that's sort of a tough thing to enforce or do anything about, but the top minds at conservative think tanks are working hard on it.

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6 hours ago, The NFL Shield At Midfield said:

Obviously we should follow this notion to its logical conclusion, which is that there should be no taxes and no regulation whatsoever.  In fact, because taxation is theft, anybody who benefits even tangentially from taxation (like if you live in a place where most people are baseline literate because of public schools) then you're an accessory to robbery.  Even 401(k)s themselves are defined in IRS code, so clearly this thing goes all the way to the top.

Now, because there are no laws or regulations, that's sort of a tough thing to enforce or do anything about, but the top minds at conservative think tanks are working hard on it.

You have to be literally brain dead to think libertarianism actually works. Just a few questions and it logically falls apart or devolves into feudalism.

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4 hours ago, TheBlue said:

You have to be literally brain dead to think libertarianism actually works. Just a few questions and it logically falls apart or devolves into feudalism.

The fact that you can go to the store tonight and buy a pound of meat for a few bucks is thanks to the federal government pumping billions of dollars into agriculture.  People are fuging stupid as poo.

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