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GOP objects to Biden nominees, a sign of what's to come

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By LISA MASCARO

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The stock market is up 10% since the election.

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What did Trump add? 

He built up the military and personally, I like mine beefed up to handle any adversary threat. Flowers and incenses won’t stop China.

My apologies for calling you a fiscal conservative. It’s just that I remember you telling us how the debt would bankrupt the country

Government jobs would no doubt about it, but the military complex has create thousands of jobs and will keep people working

and leave the younger generation on the hook. I didn’t realize that bankrupting the country and leaving the younger generation on the hook was okay as long as it’s spent on the military. 

Obama didn’t think about it, but he seemed happy with those part time paper hat service industry jobs.

It’s much clearer now. Thanks.

Hope so.

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Missed ‘punctuating sentences’ day, I guess.

More regulations, increasing taxes, that’ll work out well with an already devastated middle class, I expect more people moving to Texas, Florida and Tennessee, the people have suffered enough, they should rebuild their lives without the constraints of this new incoming BIG government over taxing people to the very last penny.

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What’s the real cost?

Over $42 trillion

What did Trump add?

My apologies for calling you a fiscal conservative. It’s just that I remember you telling us how the debt would bankrupt the country and leave the younger generation on the hook. I didn’t realize that bankrupting the country and leaving the younger generation on the hook was okay as long as it’s spent on the military.

It’s much clearer now. Thanks.

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What’s the real cost?

Over $42 trillion

Are you a fiscal conservative again?

Not when it comes to the safety and sovereignty of the US and our military considering the growing threat of China and Iran. The “green new deal” won’t stop them.

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Trump cost $7 trillion.

Not really...

What’s the real cost?

Are you a fiscal conservative again?

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Sometimes people look back at the 2nd world war and the Europe before it started and ask how a sensible, advanced group of people could be swayed into committing such horrific acts.

Looking at America today it's not difficult to imagine how.

It just takes a bit of latent racism, a psychopath willing to exploit it and a bunch of people using both to advance their interests!!

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Trump cost $7 trillion.

Not really...

I expect Biden will serve only one term then we'll have the 47th President Harris.

After 4 years of anticipated and looming economic damage that will occur, probably not, liberals can look forward to that, but in the meantime, something to chew on...

A report from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution found that Mr. Biden’s taxation, insurance, regulatory and energy proposals would, in the long run, reduce full-time equivalent employment by about 3%, or 4.9 million jobs.

The Biden program also would shrink real gross domestic product per capita by 8% and the capital stock per person by 15%, resulting in a $6,500 hit by 2030 in median income per household.

Interesting times ahead, I invest in gold.....

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bass4funk

Because they’re moving and even if they pay federal taxes they don’t have to be swept over with other unnecessary tax burdens in Texas and Florida somebody can go a lot further, I’m happy.

But you will still have to pay property taxes on your California house.

And Biden will triple that easily and sadly it’s to fund crazy policies that will definitely get Biden a one term.

Heresy!

Trump cost $7 trillion.

I expect Biden will serve only one term then we'll have the 47th President Harris. Something for you to look forward to.

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It's perfectly fitting that people with serious mental issues like Rudy and Sydney are turning into the mouthpieces of the GOP.

Shows the direction the GOP is heading to!!!

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The lint brained among the GOP would complain even if Biden retained the entire Trump cabinet. They have nothing else on offer. Ignore them.

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Don't know why you expect people will move state. Fed taxes can't be avoided.

Because they’re moving and even if they pay federal taxes they don’t have to be swept over with other unnecessary tax burdens in Texas and Florida somebody can go a lot further, I’m happy.

The conservatives caring about a balanced budget and no debt increases when out when Trump became president. He added $7 trillion to the national debt in a single term.

And Biden will triple that easily and sadly it’s to fund crazy policies that will definitely get Biden a one term.

Under Trump the rich got richer, the poorer a few more crumbs. America remains the country with the greatest difference between rich and poor. Trump bought his tax cuts.

Yes, I think job creators should make a lot of enough money and with that you will have more paid leave, better economic opportunities, more advancement for growth, so I do want these job creators to make a lot of money so that they can help continue to offer jobs to Americans and keep the unemployment down, but with finding office that’s gonna change, there will be less money and less growth and less incentives to give and pass on to employees.

Biden's economic plan will cost $7 trillion.

No, it wouldn’t given the fact Biden will raise taxes on the Middle class.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/21/bidens-tax-rich-plan-ultimately-cost-middle-class-/

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None of that comment is actually true.

It’s all true and that’s just on the surface.

You didn't read Biden's policies during the campaign.

I don’t think anyone even knew he had one and why am are we hearing about this now?

No new taxes for people earning less than $400,000 pa. You will be ok and won't have to pay more. Business tax 28%.

That is just simply not true, if Democrats want to go for the green new deal and impulse many of their radical socialist policies that they want to implement they have no choice but to raise taxes on the middle-class, it’s impossible to think that they wouldn’t and they always have and they always will.

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So Trump will campaign for them in Georgia, even though he lost there.

Of course and why wouldn’t he? You have the Georgia Senate runoff and of course Trump would be instrumental in rolling up the base to make sure the Democrats don’t get a hold of the Senate.

Good luck having him say good words to GOP candidates. He's more likely to just repeat the lies of fraud and cry like a baby goat on a trampoline.

Well, millions might differ on what the actual lie is depending on who you’re talking to, but the stakes couldn’t be higher and the GOP must hold on to the Senate and as it stands if they can pick up the House in two years, it’ll keep Biden on a very short and tight leash.

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Trump at the White House Christmas Party. "See you in another 4 years!"

@zichi- Never going to happen. Trump is all done. Look to the GOP take on a more Regan-istic era feel in 2024.

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That's a reach Superlib. ROLF!

The GOP and Republican's identify are fully intact.

No one wants Trump back. Trump is all done. There are many bright and up and coming politicians to back.

Men and woman. Nikki Haley. More than qualified to be a viable V.P. pick.

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Trump at the White House Christmas Party. "See you in another 4 years!"

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Who knows what Republicans will do. With Trump gone they will have to find some kind of identity.

They won't be able to play the "radical left" card against Biden to the same extent they could against Obama, so that will make obstructionism harder. That being said, Republicans love to primary their own, so the safest bet still might be to obstruct everything just to be safe.

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Trump has threatened to veto a defense budget bill unless it ends protections for social media companies who let people post mean things about him on their platforms.

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The real purpose of Trump's fake election emails during November, about 500 in all was purely to raise $170 million. It won't be hard for Trump to route most of that into his own pockets.

His Election Defense Fund is just like his Trump Uni. Fakes.

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More than half of small business money from the Treasury Dept's covid-19 emergency fund for small businesses went to just 5% of the recipients according to data on more than 5 million loans released by the government.

The government's PPP about 600 mostly larger companies, including dozens of national chains, received the maximum of $10 million.

The WH is being investigated for pardons for sale. Ivanka Trump disposed in a case investigating the misuse of $1 million of inaugural funds and over paying for an event at Trump's Washington hotel in 2017.

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Biden's economic plan will cost $7 trillion.

Correction Zichi. Get it right.

Biden's economic plan will cost the American tax payer $7 trillion. Ouch!

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McConnell has said almost nothing about Biden’s nominees or next year's agenda,

Never a good thing when McConnel is silent and observing. Something is brewing that will not bode well for Dems. Watch and wait!

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No, the economy was already wrecked through the virus and the Dems want to remake the economy how? More regulations, increasing taxes, that’ll work out well with an already devastated middle class, I expect more people moving to Texas, Florida and Tennessee, the people have suffered enough, they should rebuild their lives without the constraints of this new incoming BIG government over taxing people to the very last penny.

None of that comment is actually true. You didn't read Biden's policies during the campaign. No new taxes for people earning less than $400,000 pa. You will be ok and won't have to pay more. Business tax 28%.

Even under Trump to restore the economy would require increased debts or increased taxes. The money will have to come from somewhere.

Don't know why you expect people will move state. Fed taxes can't be avoided.

The conservatives caring about a balanced budget and no debt increases when out when Trump became president. He added $7 trillion to the national debt in a single term. The highest by any president. Under Trump the rich got richer, the poorer a few more crumbs. America remains the country with the greatest difference between rich and poor. Trump bought his tax cuts.

Biden's economic plan will cost $7 trillion.

Trump is to hold a victory rally in Georgia. The man is screwy.

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So Trump will campaign for them in Georgia, even though he lost there.

Good luck having him say good words to GOP candidates. He's more likely to just repeat the lies of fraud and cry like a baby goat on a trampoline.

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McConnell is prepared to wreck the economy

No, the economy was already wrecked through the virus and the Dems want to remake the economy how? More regulations, increasing taxes, that’ll work out well with an already devastated middle class, I expect more people moving to Texas, Florida and Tennessee, the people have suffered enough, they should rebuild their lives without the constraints of this new incoming BIG government over taxing people to the very last penny.

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Sore losers ... for once, think of your country and your fellow citizens.

Another case of politics as usual.

And, please remember that the current farcical occupant of the White House was a lifetime Democrat. He even threatened to run for President as a Democrat and was laughed at by the party. If he had been elected as a Democrat, he would have attacked and insulted Republicans to no end. He hijacked the GOP, and almost destroyed the party, although the damage was not felt in last month’s election.

The USA has been under an undeclared state of emergency since the 8th of November of 2016 and will continue to suffer the inept mismanagement for years to come.

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After the second Georgia vote recount, Biden once again is declared the winner.

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The Republicans will win in Georgia. They aren't anywhere near the hate level that Trump had. They are slimy, no doubt. I wouldn't choose to vote FOR either of them, except that the opposition candidates are completely inexperienced and having both the Senate and House under Democratic control scares me, especially when there's a Democrat in the WH.

If the GOP wants people in the middle to vote straight ticket, they need to clean house first. All the Republicans who were kissing Trump's pinky need to go - somewhere else. The GOP needs honest people beyond repute and they need to shift their platform to gain younger voters while still claiming to be fiscally responsible in platform, if not in deeds.

The GOP mouthpieces all need to go too. Anyone who didn't call Trump on 80+% of his lies over and over - GONE.

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The difficulty in getting nominees approval from Republicans is business as normal. Great for America it's not the other way around, with Biden President elect and Trump the 2nd term big loser.

We're not seeing the Trump way of picking from buddies who have no qualifications for their jobs, don't know what the jobs are, or mistaken as just loyalists to the president.

GOP will be against Biden's picks mostly for skin color, gender difference and diverse qualities.

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McConnell  is prepared to wreck the economy just to be able to blame Biden even if it causes suffering for people. So unAmerican.

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Trump’s mentally deficient henchmen want voters to boycott the Georgia Senate runoffs to protest against trump’s loss, ROFL!!!!

I encourage all trump supporters to do the same, democracy will be safe without the bigots.

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The GOP can try all it wants, the senate will become democrat controlled soon.

Anyhow quite a few of the shady GOP senators are under investigation and they’ll have that to worry about.

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Checks and balances are there for a reason.

Which is why Biden needs to move swiftly to show his "leftist" cred by putting his right foot forward and checking the power of entrenched right-wing interests, by ruthlessly wrenching the Republicans from their stranglehold on the Senate and dismantling their decades-long maneuvers of gerrymandering, minority voter suppression and court-packing. Balancing the bias in Trump's USSC by appointing additional justices and then rebalancing the skewed electoral system by abolishing the anachronistic Electoral College is the only political road map to MASA (Making America Sane Again).

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Got my absentee ballot today for the Georgia January runoff elections.

I'll be voting differently from November to ensure balance in govt happens.

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The republicans would object to Mother Theresa being nominated

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It's too bad the blind GOP can't see the gift they got: a president that will actually be way more bipartisan than Trump ever was. Trump only ever appointed his friends, family, or people who liked him. In fact, Biden will actually nominate leaders who will be experts rather than Trump's cronies who were always way in over their heads from day one. What's telling about the GOP is that they would rather choose unqualified people like say a slumlord like Jared Kushner to lead a COVID-19 response team over someone like say a Ron Klain who actually has experience dealing with a pandemic. Pathetic.

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The "anti American" GOP party will work hard to stop Biden improving America in every way that they can, just to be opposite to Democratic policies. It matters not whether any of those policies will be good for the nation, if they come from the Dem's they must be bad. How sad for the USA. Until such a toxic adversarial atmosphere between parties can be fixed to one where they can actually get together to build a better America, things will only get worse. It does not matter who started it, it only matters that it stops.

This is not something one person alone can repair, it will need people on both sides to recognize and work for a little unity. Failure will only mean the slow strangulation of the home of the free and land of the brave over many years to come.

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Any Biden nominee will need at most 2 GOP votes for confirmation.

And they won’t be easy to get.

In the absence of evidence of corruption or incompetence,

And a history of political radical far leftist politics then they won’t.

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The Dems tried everything in their power to sabotage this President for 4 years,

President Trump managed to sabotaged his own presidency without any help from the Democrats.

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the leftists

Two words: grow up.

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Apologies to our pro-authoritarian posters who don't seem to understand how democracies work.

I don't seem to remember you complaining when the Republicans held both houses and presented no check on the president whatsoever.

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Any Biden nominee will need at most 2 GOP votes for confirmation. In the absence of evidence of corruption or incompetence, he or she will get them.

This is GOP huffing and puffing.

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Randy Johnson - You forgot, the GOP controlled both houses in the first half of trump's administration and y'all still couldn't get rid of the ACA.

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If unqualified hacks like jeff, the Keebler elf sessions deserve confirmation, then Biden’s well-qualified nominees do too.

Having one’s adult diapers in a bunch because the nominee said something on twitter is not a good reason to deny confirmation.

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They will be in the minority on the 5 the of January

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Checks and balances are there for a reason.

Apologies to our pro-authoritarian posters who don't seem to understand how democracies work.

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Randy JohnsonToday  07:00 am JST

You mean like the leftists obsessively and continuously did to the right for years?

Not really. Unlike the GOP the "leftists" as you call them could complain but not actually do a whole lot because they didn't control the Senate.

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Under leader Mitch McConnell,

McConnell and other Republicans will continue Trump's divisive policies, continue dividing the country even more in every way they can.

They want to make the disastrous messes they helped Trump create even messier, leave Biden with problems they will not help solve.

And Trump's supporters LOL and say they 'can't stop laughing' about the problems Biden's inheriting. They're pleased their Trump and his R's are doing even greater damage to the country.

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GOP objects to Biden nominees, a sign of what's to come.

You mean like the leftists obsessively and continuously did to the right for years?

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