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Biden hosts congressional leaders to discuss his agenda

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From left are House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, of N.Y., Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky

None of these people have the best interests of the American people at heart.

The US truly needs a robust third party to represent the people. Andrew Yang had a lot of right ideas but has lost his way as of late.

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Hi Joe Biden, "you" dont have an agenda anymore.

Now its the agenda for the American people, which will be refreshing after this last 2 years of whatever people could convince Biden to do as "his agenda".

Losing elections has consequences.

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The look on Kevin’s face! Lol. “What now????”

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what now?

his party is preparing to take over the majority of the House of Representatives and end the Biden agenda.

I am sure he is wondering if he personally will be in charge of that or not.

Lets say he can be, if he is willing to do what needs to be done. If not, then he wont be.

That is "what now".

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Hi Joe Biden, "you" dont have an agenda anymore.

“Congress is also taking up legislation to codify same-sex marriage, raise the debt limit and reform the Electoral Count Act in a bid to prevent another attempt like in 2020 when then-President Donald Trump and allied lawmakers tried to overturn the will of voters in the presidential election he lost to Biden.”

Now its the agenda for the American people

Increased gun control? That’s mentioned in the article too and is certainly the will of the majority of American people.

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Joe, Nancy, and Chuck all smiling.

Mitch - “Minority leader again…”

Kevin - “I’m the servant of a caucus of lunatics…”

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“Congress is also taking up legislation to codify same-sex marriage, raise the debt limit and reform the Electoral Count Act in a bid to prevent another attempt like in 2020 when then-President Donald Trump and allied lawmakers tried to overturn the will of voters in the presidential election he lost to Biden.”

The crazies will obstruct it in defiance of the will of the people, as it's also in defiance of Biden, and they can't let Biden enact the will of the people...

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his party is preparing to take over the majority of the House of Representatives and end the Biden agenda.

Slow, but not end. There are still some moderate Republicans who will join the Democrats on passing constructive legislation.

The majority of Republicans will be content to obstruct anything that helps the American people, and to investigate Hunter’s laptop.

Sounds like a winning strategy. But McCarthy is a weak leader and he won’t be able to constrain the nut jobs in the House GOP.

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Now its the agenda for the American people, which will be refreshing after this last 2 years of whatever people could convince Biden to do as "his agenda".

lolol What's that? Tax cuts for the 1%, cutting social security, and investigating the Bidens? Truly doing the people's work. lol

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51 seats = all judges and appointees cleared.

A 5 seat “majority” means that anytime 5 sane Republicans (they DO exist) want to get things done, they cross the aisle. Kevin is SINO and he knows it. Thus the “less than happy face.”

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A 5 seat “majority” means that anytime 5 sane Republicans (they DO exist) want to get things done, they cross the aisle.

In the end, there is a political benefit for the Democrats, to the Republicans winning the house; The pressure is off the Democrats to get anything done, as the Pubs will obstruct, and two years of the RINO/MAGA war will show the country that they are too dysfunctional to actually get anything done if they were to get the presidency back in 2024.

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Nemo - yup, and no bs legislation from the House gets passed unless the Senate R’s can get either abolish the filibuster or get to 60 votes in the Senate. So, gotta compromise time get stuff done, as intended.

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What's that? Tax cuts for the 1%, cutting social security, and investigating the Bidens? Truly doing the people's work. lol

No, how about securing the border, reducing inflation, crime reduction/bail reform, improving education, middle class tax cuts, create actual jobs, fixing the supply chain, free speech, religious freedom, stopping to send billions of our tax money overseas, no foreign wars, improved foreign policy.

Absent being able to do any of that due to a slim majority, preventing Biden from doing the opposite and getting Democrats on record for the 2024 election cycle as being against those things that most Americans want.

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Who is that in the painting ?

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Looks like Theo Roosevelt, but I could be wrong.

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Who is that in the painting ?

Theodore Roosevelt.

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reducing inflation,

Inflation is already down, and I've yet to hear the Republican plan for reducing it further.

improving education,

How? By using tax payer funds for charter schools to indoctrinate kids?

middle class tax cuts,

Right, well why didn't they make those permanent last time, like they did for the rich?

create actual jobs,

The government creating jobs? Lol

free speech, religious freedom,

Both of those exist. They're not under attack. The right us again confusing freedom of speech with freedom from consequence.

stopping to send billions of our tax money overseas, no foreign wars, improved foreign policy.

Lol that's not happening. Foreign aid is widely popular, especially to countries like Ukraine.

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The look on Kevin’s face! Lol. “What now????”

more like salivating counting the days until he gets a gavel in his hand.

Inflation is already down,

No, it’s not.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/qai/2022/11/09/why-is-inflation-so-high-still-the-main-drivers-of-rising-prices/?sh=2a1adf723ee5

improving education, 

Hasn’t happened since the Democrats and the teachers union have ruled the public school system and its worsening.

How? By using tax payer funds for charter schools to indoctrinate kids? 

You mean what the Democrats are doing? so much so that even in dark blue WV they elected a Republican to stop the liberal whacked indoctrination. McAuliffe said that the parents should butt out of the schools and let the teachers do their jobs, well, that comment ended his political career.

Right, well why didn't they make those permanent last time, like they did for the rich? 

So poor people can get jobs by other poor people? What about hiring and employment expansion, benefits and salary raises? Poor people can offer that?

The government creating jobs? Lol

That is a funny one, but seriously never in the private sector

free speech, religious freedom, 

Both of those exist. They're not under attack. The right us again confusing freedom of speech with freedom from consequence.

Lol that's not happening. Foreign aid is widely popular, especially to countries like Ukraine.

Not anymore.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/09/15/most-americans-say-the-us-should-only-continue-to-spend-money-ukraine-under-certain-conditions/

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Inflation is already down,

Stopped to read right there.

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Stoppeid to read right there.

If I were incapable of arguing my position, I would too! https://www.forbes.com/advisor/investing/peak-inflation-are-we-there-yet/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20most%20recent,monthly%20readings%20have%20steadily%20declined.

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Stopped to read right there.

Stopped to read? Or stopped reading?

Just curious, are you a native English speaker?

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If I were incapable of arguing my position, I would too! https://www.forbes.com/advisor/investing/peak-inflation-are-we-there-yet/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20most%20recent,monthly%20readings%20have%20steadily%20declined.

You do appear to have supported your position. From that article:

year-over-year CPI inflation peaked at 9.1% in June, as since then the monthly readings have steadily declined. The most recent CPI report, for October, showed prices up 7.7% over the prior 12 months.

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Oh it’s down from the “peak”…also under Biden policies. that’s some important but irrelevant information.

so it’s what “only” 400% more than when he took over and you define that as “down”?

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Oh and I forgot the big one, energy, specifically drilling for oil.

in the USA-not in Venezuela as part of a “quid pro quo” where we suddenly recognize their dictator.

simply because Biden used almost all of our strategic reserves for political gain.

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Inflation is down, that’s a fact. Not enough but headed in the right direction under Biden.

Trump lost. That’s a fact. It’s not even worth debating. Arguing that the election was stolen is like arguing that the Earth is flat.

And gasoline prices? $3.08 a gallon in Lawrence Kansas and cheaper in a lot of other areas. . Way down in nominall terms, way down adjusted for inflation. Joe did that, not the Lunatic Caucus that hasn’t even been sworn in yet.

So in summation, all the pocketbook issues that the GQP secured its paper-thin majority on? Solved or being solved without them.

Several issues that they wouldn’t touch like prescription drug prices and access to affordable health insurance solved without them.

So Kevin is left to govern on lunatic conspiracies. Yeah, that’ll play well with the decisive slice of the electorate.

No wonder he looks so glum and Joe, Chuck and Nancy are all smiling.

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Oh it’s down from the “peak”…also under Biden policies. that’s some important but irrelevant information.

Which is it, important, or irrelevant?

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Oh dear, you think it's irrelevant? Do you think that inflation is like an on/off switch, where one day there is inflation, then they fix it, and the next day there isn't?

The Dems can take as much time as they need, meanwhile, they put the GOP in charge to cut spending

Those of us in the real world know that inflation goes down over time, thereby making the fact that it peaked in June and has consistently dropped, as being relevant.

Democrats claim this, the people said do something, stop wasting our money (Obama did the same thing and got shellacked for it losing the House and Senate ultimately) they wouldn’t so they got replaced.

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Was Trump fiscally responsible when his spending increased the national debt in a single term by $7 trillion?

January 20, 2021, was $2.39. Nov 2022 $3.39.

The president does not set the price of gas.

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Yes, since they are the job providers, tax them into oblivion and you will see more businesses close and who suffers the most, the little people, they always do.

Who believes these corporate funded Fox talking points?

Not even the billionaires who benefit from these policies.

https://money.cnn.com/2013/03/04/news/economy/buffett-secretary-taxes/index.html

Enjoy paying more taxes than Trump and other real as faux billionaires.

The shills will keep on shilling for the lower tier elite.

The political duopoly in America symbolized by this meeting makes shilling for. corporate interests a viable income option.

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The crazies will obstruct it in defiance of the will of the people, as it's also in defiance of Biden, and they can't let Biden enact the will of the people...

You do realise that the will of the people was exercised this time around to give the GOP control of the House, right? Whether you like it or not, the people gave the "crazies (i.e., people you disagree with)" the power to block Biden's destructive agenda. Biden has abused his position for the last 2 years by selling out his country to the highest bidder, so the country needs the House to block his agenda before he, or whoever owns him, to do even more damage.

To think that Biden and his cronies have the best interests of the American people in mind is ludicrous. The RINO wing of the GOP aren't much better, but there are some sane GOP members like Ron Johnson, Rand Paul and the like to but the brakes on.

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Was Trump fiscally responsible when his spending increased the national debt in a single term by $7 trillion?

Maybe not in your country, but I feel comfortable living in a sovereign nation with secured borders and beefed up and modernized and up to date military.

The president does not set the price of gas.

But he gets the blame for it. Trump didn’t create Covid and yet, the left blamed him. This is the job of the President, poo rolls downhill, Trump could have done a little more in the beginning of the pandemic and Biden could allow for drilling and fracking, going back to coal, hydro and natural gas. So yes, there’s a lot he could do.

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Who believes these corporate funded Fox talking points?

Corporates and small business owners

Not even the billionaires who benefit from these policies.

But they do, they are the job providers, they make and grow businesses, they provide a wage for their workers, find a poor person that can do that! Go ahead, take your time.

Enjoy paying more taxes than Trump and other real as faux billionaires.

As if they care since they already pay the bulk of all taxes.

The shills will keep on shilling for the lower tier elite.

We will always have the poor. Been like that since the beginning that man started to work.

The political duopoly in America symbolized by this meeting makes shilling for. corporate interests a viable income option.

Socialism wouldn’t help it, it would just make it worse. How’s China these days?

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Biden could allow for drilling and fracking, going back to coal, hydro and natural gas

It’s not that simple. And it’s not a long-term solution.

The US is already the world’s largest producer of oil. And Biden has issued more oil and gas drilling permits than Trump did in each of his first three years.

https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article259299954.html

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Our far-right friends continue to contradict themselves in each post....

They cheer McCarthy now while just a few months ago they were all calling him a "traitor" and "scum" for getting caught on tape saying he was for Trump resigning after Jan 6th...

They celebrate having a Repub majority in the House - saying that this solid block will turn away all of Biden and Nancy (Hakeem's) initiatives....

While at the same time they rail against the so-called RINO "traitors" that comprise at least half of their 224 number....and wish they all would have been voted out....

The facts are that with a united Dem party and a completely fractured Repub House, many of those "RINOs" will vote with the Dems...the same thing happened during Ryan and Boehner's reign....

So get ready for the Great Repub Civil War - not only at the Presidential candidate level, but also in the House as Kevin either gets voted out, get's sidelined, or does what his two predecessors did and quits...

ROFL...

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beefed up and modernized and up to date military.

But lately you’re against American intervention abroad. Lately, anyway, since there’s a Dem president.

What do you need to waste all that money on a beefy military? The kind Trump built up from scratch!

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It’s not that simple. And it’s not a long-term solution. 

Yes and yes, it is. It wouldn’t happen the next day, it can be done. If Joe wanted it, it would happen despite what the crazy environmentalists say.

The US is already the world’s largest producer of oil.

We know that, and if we would tap into our natural energy resources there would not be a need to tap into a strategic oil reserves, which was the absolute stupidest and most irresponsible thing this administration could do

And Biden has issued more oil and gas drilling permits than Trump did in each of his first three years. 

And yet, Biden is not pushing for more drilling. Again, the guy is just a stumbling disaster.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/oil-execs-rip-biden-admin-s-completely-inaccurate-flat-out-lie-about-us-energy-production/ar-AA14HEaS

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Oh it’s down from the “peak”…also under Biden policies. that’s some important but irrelevant information.

Yeah! That's how these things work. Inflation doesn't just drop to two percent overnight. Inflation is down, and is likely to continue moving lower, thanks to the federal reserve raising interest rates.

Oh and I forgot the big one, energy, specifically drilling for oil.

The US already does produce a lot of oil. In fact, we led the world in energy production in 2021.

https://yearbook.enerdata.net/crude-oil/world-production-statistics.html

simply because Biden used almost all of our strategic reserves for political gain.

This isn't true. A third of the strategic oil reserve isn't almost all.

https://ycharts.com/indicators/us_ending_stocks_of_crude_oil_in_the_strategic_petroleum_reserve

US Crude Oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Stocks is at a current level of 390.52M, down from 392.12M last week and down from 606.15M one year ago. This is a change of -0.41% from last week and -35.57% from one year ago.

As PM has already stated, oil isn't a long term thing, and fracking is only profitable so long as prices are high.

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As if they care since they already pay the bulk of all taxes.

Literally everything you wrote is counterfactual. Congratulations for proving my point.

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/3580013-working-americans-pay-income-taxes-why-dont-billionaires/

The Democrats need to take their proper place as a center right party and a true left in America that represents the people emerge.

The Republicans can take their place on the trash heap of history along with other corporate fascist parties.

https://politicalresearch.org/2005/01/12/mussolini-corporate-state

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Perhaps the reason for the meeting was for President Biden to lay out his agenda for the next several weeks. Perhaps raise the debt ceiling? Perhaps end filibusters in the Senate?

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but I feel comfortable living in a sovereign nation with secured borders and beefed up and modernized and up to date military.

Japan?

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The people in politics who you support view you with pure contempt. To them, you're a useful idiot and they don't give a damn about you.

The level of self-awareness among the alt-right is non-existent.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/02/24/donald-trump-nevada-poorly-educated/80860078/

At least the left-wing of the Democratic Party has the self-awareness to know that the Democratic leadership is not working in their best interests and are just a Hobson's choice.

The attempted intellectualism of the right is like something out of a Fish Called Wanda.

Hilarious.

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And the RINOs strike again...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-passes-respect-for-marriage-act-with-12-republicans-joining-to-ensure-same-sex-marriage-protections/ar-AA14IbIl?cvid=2d004d7efb154dc9a4a268ab1287930e

This is what post Jan 2023 will look like - establishment Repubs joining with Dems on bipartisan legislation - with the "MAGA Kooky Caucus" left on the sidelines fuming...

Blocking Biden? He may get more wins than the previous two years...

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NemoToday  08:14 am JST

The look on Kevin’s face! Lol. “What now????”

Exactly.

He is likely wondering what those mislead Dems and lame-duck president are trying to conjure up next, after digging a deep hole and throwing the US economy into it.

Thankfully, America will slowly be able to get back to being great again.

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