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orlbucfan

Yves Smith, the founder of Naked Capitalism, considers private equity as the lowest $$$ life that slithers. Her area is finance so she knows.

polarbear4

excellent 🧵 by Cory, but then i’m prejudiced.

I also love how tech savvy he is. I don’t know of any other tweeter, although I’m sure there are some, who always link to a webpage to read the article on. No need to unroll his threads anymore.

jcitybone

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/18/us/politics/house-vote-pelosi-social-policy-bill.html

House Democrats, increasingly confident that they have the support to pass their $1.85 trillion social policy and climate change bill, drove toward a vote on the package as early as Thursday evening, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressing optimism that the measure would ultimately reach President Biden’s desk.

“It is my hope that we will complete this legislation today,” Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the majority leader, said Thursday during debate of the legislation on the House floor, drawing scattered applause from lawmakers eager to leave Washington for a weeklong Thanksgiving recess.

Some significant provisions remain in play, including a measure to grant work permits and legal protection to many undocumented immigrants; funding for four weeks of paid family and medical leave; and a generous increase in the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes paid, from $10,000 a year to $80,000.

Liberals like Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is the chairman of the Budget Committee, and at least one centrist Democrat, Representative Jared Golden, Democrat of Maine, have raised strong objections to that tax measure, which would amount to a major tax cut for wealthy homeowners who itemize their deductions. Mr. Sanders and other senators are discussing limiting who can benefit from the increased deduction based on income.

Having capped the deduction in their 2017 tax law, Republicans have also singled out the provision in their attacks on the legislation. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, scoffed, “I’m almost impressed our colleagues have found a way to be this out of touch.”

But Democrats from high-tax states like New Jersey and New York have demanded the provision as the price for their vote.

orlbucfan

Hey Nancy, how about increasing it by $778B just like you gave the War Department for one year? What’s the matter? You, a crooked millionairess, just might have to pay some taxes? Geez, the horror!

jcitybone

orlbucfan

Sinema, the poster gal for corruption and bribery. Wonder what kind of $$cushiony$$ job the Deathcare robbers have promised her when her term ends? What a piece of stupid, despicable 💩.

orlbucfan

T and R, and TGIThursday, Ms. Benny!! 🦃☮️😊👍 Good news on the Deere front!👏👏

jcitybone

jcitybone

Menendez is actually the good guy here.

orlbucfan

Accidents do happen even with the corrupt.

jcitybone

jcitybone

polarbear4
polarbear4

Medicare drug pricing negotiations is stretching it.

glad there are some good things with the giveaways.

polarbear4
polarbear4

capping insulin is great. I hope it starts right away and it’s universal.

polarbear4
polarbear4

will research if the $35 insulin is restricted to part d diabetics.

polarbear4
polarbear4

“For me on Medicare’s Part D prescription plan, this will result in savings,” says 68-year-old Arnfield. But he’s still concerned about his two adult sons living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), who of course aren’t eligible for the updated Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model.

https://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/new-medicare-program-caps-insulin-prices-at-35

polarbear4
polarbear4

we are probably paying insurance companies to provide that. idk

polarbear4
polarbear4

night 💜