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orlbucfan

Hey, someone put $hrill into the same situation I was in earlier today. She would stroke out, peeing in her pants.

orlbucfan

T and R x 2, pb4!! 💫☮️😊👍 Ran into a real, possibly dangerous RWingnut fruitcake when I went on a short walk earlier today. This white asshole yahoo was some yard guy who pulled into the place where I was sitting peacefully. I didn’t pay him much attention cos the office is a small one, and no one has occupied it in 2 years. He gets out, cranks up his blower and starts trimming. Not sure who pays him cos the place has been unoccupied for the last couple of years. Next thingI know is he starts yelling at me and firing the blower in my face. I stand up and flip him one. These idiots down here understand a FO. So, he just proceeds to escalate things by pulling out one of those machetes they use here to trim the decorative bushes. The minute he did that, I got within a safe Covid space and flipped him again. He backed off like the chickensh1t white trash bully he is. I walked away from there and found one of my other ☮️ful spots that I sit in. Cripes, I have lived here for 43 years, and have never run into this situation. I am so sick of this stupidity…….words fail me. Glad I have the Nest. ☮️👍☮️👍

polarbear4
polarbear4

oh orl, how did i ever mix up you and wi? i’m so sorry you went through this and so glad you’re safe!

orlbucfan

Mixing up me and wi63 is a compliment, pb4. 🙂 He’s younger than me for one thing. LOL. He is also a Futuristic Progressive; we’re both Space and Star Trek fans though I like the older Trekkie stuff, movies and boob tube better. We live in two batshit crazy states, FL and WI, so we’ve got quite a few things in common.

wi63

No worries on my end, just gald a valued member of the nest is safe!!!!!

wi63

Glad your safe Orl, just glad this nut job didn’t pull a gun and felt “threatened” ,way to many nut jobs on the lose out their. He must have though WTF this old lady must be nuts for standing up to me and my weapon.

jcitybone

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/12/west-virginians-child-tax-credits-manchin

West Virginians scramble to get by after Manchin kills child tax credits

Without those monthly checks 50,000 children in the state the centrist senator represents could sink into deep poverty

Last fall, Krista Greene missed a week of work after her sons were exposed to Covid and could not return to school. Greene, who manages a tutoring center and yoga studio in Charleston, West Virginia, does not receive any paid time off. Normally, she would have been worried about this loss of income. But the Greene family’s budget had recently become a little more flexible, thanks to the monthly child tax credit payments that began in July 2021.

“The first thing I said to my husband was, ‘The Biden bucks are coming next week, so I won’t miss any bills,’” Greene said.

It was nice while it lasted.

Families probably received their final monthly payments in December after Congress failed to pass the Build Back Better Act. The legislation, the cornerstone of the Biden administration’s domestic policy, would have made the payments permanent. But one Democrat stood in the way – Greene’s senator, Joe Manchin.

A week before Christmas, Manchin appeared on Fox & Friends and announced he would not vote for the Build Back Better Act, effectively poleaxing Biden’s plans in a Senate evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans.

“I have always said, ‘If I can’t go back home and explain it, I can’t vote for it,’” Manchin said in a press release after the television appearance. “Despite my best efforts, I cannot explain the sweeping Build Back Better Act in West Virginia and I cannot vote to move forward on this mammoth piece of legislation.”

Benny

This is exactly what the COVID relief was supposed to do, and how government investments in child care make the world a difference when you work paycheck to paycheck. Now Manchin wants to shut off the Biden Bucks because he wants to force workers to go to work sick and do not have a trust fund to rely on.

jcitybone

orlbucfan

Well, the second any monies go towards helping out We The People, the craporate RWingers and GOPukers start screeching like they’re being killed. I wish it were so (them being killed).

jcitybone

jcitybone

Torabs
Torabs

Imagine expecting a good-faith answer to this question. They are grifting, and don’t care about the party’s prospects in November (numerous commentators believe that they are intentionally trying to lose, to relieve the Establishment from the burden of actually governing).

Benny

Or is it Biden’s fault who allowing Manchiema stringing them along.

orlbucfan

Plus these so-called “experts” have no idea how and who will vote. It’s just more propaganda and mind control BS.

jcitybone

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2022/01/biden-student-loan-debt-cancellation/621224/

As senator elizabeth warren sees it, President Joe Biden can solve a lot of problems—for millions of Americans financially, and for himself politically—with a single move that neither Senator Joe Manchin nor any Republican in Congress could veto. The president, she says, should unilaterally wipe out up to $50,000 in student-loan debt for every federal borrower in the country.

Warren has been beating this drum for just about two years, ever since she unveiled the proposal in a bid to outflank her rivals—including Biden—in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. The senator from Massachusetts has won influential converts to her cause over the past year, most notably Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. But Biden is not one of them. “I will not make that happen,” he bluntly told a questioner asking about the proposal at a town hall a few weeks after he took office.

The president’s political fortunes are very different now than they were then. His ambitious social-spending agenda, already chopped in half, has stalled in the Senate. Biden’s approval ratings have fallen to the low 40s, and with the pandemic raging and Congress bickering, his window for mounting a comeback in time to save his party’s majorities in the midterm elections is shrinking. In Biden’s struggles, progressives like Warren see an opportunity to make a fresh case for action that would prove popular with voters whom Democrats need to turn out this fall.

“I believe the president should cancel student-loan debt because it is the right thing to do for people who have debt and the right thing to do in our economy,” Warren told me by phone last week, having recovered from a mild December bout (“a day and a half of the flu and I was done,” as she described it) of COVID-19. “But,” she added, “even someone who disagreed with me should take a very serious look at the polling data right now.”

Since the spring, Biden has lost some support on the left and even more among independents, but no group of Americans has soured faster on the president than younger voters, according to a recent analysis of polling data by The Economist. That same cohort—Gen Zers and Millennials—is where support for student-debt forgiveness is strongest, surveys have also shown. “One of the hardest things for an elected official to do is demonstrate to people that they can count on that elected official to be on their side,” Warren said. “Canceling student-loan debt for more than 40 million Americans would persuade a lot of young people that this president is in the fight for them.”

Borrowers have not had to make student-loan payments for nearly two years because of the pandemic, thanks to a pause first enacted by Congress in the 2020 CARES Act and then extended multiple times, first by President Donald Trump and then by Biden. But the scale of what Warren and other progressives are proposing is something else entirely: Blanket, permanent loan forgiveness would alter the long-term finances of individual Americans more directly than any other single unilateral action by a president. The estimated $1.7 trillion in total outstanding student-loan debt is roughly the cost of the Build Back Better Act that Biden is trying to push through Congress. Canceling up to $50,000 per borrower would wipe away about $1 trillion of that debt. If left untouched by the courts, the president’s action would, at the expense of ballooning federal deficits, eliminate entirely and forever the student loans that 80 percent of the nation’s borrowers currently owe to the government.

To its backers, mass debt forgiveness is almost a no-brainer. Many see it as both a bold political stroke and a needed moral corrective that would free more than 40 million middle- and working-class Americans from burdens imposed by rapacious lenders during their first moments of adulthood. “We were preyed upon,” Representative Jamaal Bowman told me. “We didn’t know any better. We weren’t aware of how it all worked.” Bowman, 45, is a former schoolteacher and principal now serving his first House term, representing parts of the Bronx and Westchester County in New York. He told me that he and his wife together have more than $100,000 in outstanding debt. “That number is so high, I’m embarrassed to say it aloud,” Bowman said.

Advocates for the proposal have also cast debt cancellation as a way to close the racial wealth gap, because Black borrowers are more likely to struggle repaying loans. “It’s an economic-justice issue. It is a racial-justice issue. It is an intergenerational issue,” Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts told me. Although student debt is frequently associated with young people, many borrowers carry it to middle age and beyond, or struggle to repay loans they took out on behalf of their children or grandchildren. Pressley cited statistics showing that women carry two-thirds of all student debt and that Black women carry 20 percent more than their white peers. “Coming out of the reckoning on racial injustice, which I hope we’re still very much in, the only receipts that matter are budgets and policies. This is an opportunity to actualize racial justice with the stroke of a pen.”

jcitybone

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/589285-pressures-aligning-on-biden-democrats-to-forgive-student-loans

Advocates and lawmakers are stepping up the pressure on President Biden to act on student loan forgiveness, focusing on it as a major issue some warn Democrats could pay for at the ballot box in the upcoming midterm elections.

Biden has been called on to work with Congress on the issue and provide more transparency about his authority to wipe out all federal student debt for millions of Americans. The extension once again of the student loan repayment pause amid record spikes in COVID-19 cases made advocates optimistic that more action will come out of the White House.

“I think the administration needs to engage more with Congress on this because I think there’s real concern,” Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) told The Hill.

Broad-based student loan forgiveness has gained support among Democratic leaders like Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who are looking to Biden for support on the issue as the party prepares for a critical election year.

“Pressure is mounting from all fronts. It’s mounting from grassroots, it’s mounting from the public, and it’s mounting from members of Congress. And the reality of the economy, the midterms, there are several pressures that are aligning. They really have to deliver,” said Thomas Gokey, an organizer with the Debt Collective.

orlbucfan

Hate to say it but if these bought-off imbeciles won’t deliver on child care and climate chaos, where’s that put student loan forgiveness?

wi63

Agreed They never mention private student debt which affects millions as well. The Byedone presidency will be just above cult -45s when its all over, a failure.

jcitybone

orlbucfan

I’m not on my iPad so don’t have easy access to the hand clapping emoji, but I sure am visualizing it. YEEEEEEEEEE——-HAWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!! 🙂