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Democratic retirements spark worry over holding House majority

Democrats: 18 Democratic House members will retire in 2022 & Eight others are seeking other offices  

Republicans: Five Republican House members will retire 
 

https://www.axios.com/democratic-retirements-spark-worry-over-holding-house-majority-2548f85b-ab8d-4cb1-b191-3afe2a25dee5.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiospm&stream=top

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Want to alter the trajectory? Then recognize and avoid the classic demographic polarization that leads to bad outcomes.

When you see that 30% of your citizens are indoctrinated by a group narrative, that 40% (in the middle) are persuadable and may follow the pack if no reasonable alternative is available, and the final 30% are willing to fight against the narrative, take pause and reflect a bit on those numbers and how they could play out.

Throw in winner take all elections that lead people to fear election outcomes and all you need then is a polarizing emergency that leads to draconian restrictions on the citizenry. Inflation, shortages, hoarding and a thriving black market can serve as further inducement or simply as a result... but it will always be in attendance.

Any of this sound familiar? Take comfort in the fact that it still remains a work in progress. Books have been written about such things. When the MBA crew tell you that what you see with your own eyes isn't what you are actually seeing then know that time is short.

OK, breaks over, let’s get back to work on those forced vaccinations and internment camps shall we?

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Inflation is such a worry because it harms so many. A good article on CNN about the differences in inflation between now and the ‘70’s and how the decrease in unions was so important to keeping it much lower than it was.

It becomes a cycle. 
 

The high tech industry has been a model of good pay and non union labour.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/11/economy/inflation-history/index.html

 

 

 

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A riot it was

So if it was a riot, you are equating it to BLM protests which have also been called a 'riot' on this forum?

The media despise anything on the Right, yet conveniently ignore the history of the LEFT.
 

“ The nauseating invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6 wasn’t the only time the building has been attacked. There were three previous acts of aggression, all perpetrated by leftist activists.

Democratic presidents have commuted the sentences of most of the individuals arrested and charged in relation to those attacks”

 

“ The March 1954 shooting was in many ways the most dastardly. Three men and one woman—Rafael Cancel Miranda, Irving Flores Rodriguez, Andres Figueroa Cordero and Lolita Lebron—entered the House of Representatives’ visitors gallery, which hangs over the floor of the House, and proceeded to observe lawmakers debate the subject of migrant workers from Mexico.

At one point, the four got up, Lebron shouted “Viva Puerto Rico Libre” (“Long live free Puerto Rico”), and unfurled a Puerto Rican flag. All four took out semiautomatic pistols they were carrying and proceeded to spray with bullets the defenseless members of Congress below.

The four—all in their 20s—didn’t succeed in killing any of the congressmen, but did wound five. They were quickly arrested.

Twenty-three years later, President Jimmy Carter commuted the sentence of Figueroa Cordero, who had cancer, and two years after that, he also commuted the sentences of the other three. “
 

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“ The Weather Underground was formed in 1969 by a handful of wealthy or middle-class white students—including Bill Ayers, who after emerging from hiding transformed into a professor in Chicago and went on become Barack Obama’s political mentor there.

Coming out of the more peaceful Students for a Democratic Society, the so-called Weathermen were committed to spreading communist revolution through violent means, and were soon later identified as a domestic terrorist group by the FBI.

The Weathermen were at it again a dozen years later in 1983, setting off another bomb that “tore through the second floor of the Capitol’s north wing,” according to the U.S. Senate history site. Moments earlier, a group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit called in a warning to the Senate switchboard, but lives were spared only because debate had ceased earlier than expected.

That time, there was $1 million in damage. The reason perpetrators gave was U.S. military involvement in Lebanon and Grenada.

In 1988, the FBI arrested and charged seven men and women for execution of the blast. They were Marilyn Jean Buck, Linda Evans, Susan Rosenberg, Timothy Blunk, Alan Berkman, Laura Whitehorn and Elizabeth Ann Duke. All were either members of the Weather Underground or had some link to it. Some were also closely associated with the May 19th Communist Organization.

Some of them pleaded deals and were eventually charged for other crimes. Some others were paroled, and one of them, Duke, is still on the lam with a heavy FBI reward out for her. Two of them were serving long sentences in 2001: Evans, a 38-year sentence, and Rosenberg, a 58-year term, not for the Capitol bombing, but for a New Jersey weapons case. Then, in his last day in office—with only two hours left—President Bill Clinton pardoned both.”

 

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“ In 1988, the FBI arrested and charged seven men and women for execution of the blast. They were Marilyn Jean Buck, Linda Evans, Susan Rosenberg, Timothy Blunk, Alan Berkman, Laura Whitehorn and Elizabeth Ann Duke. All were either members of the Weather Underground or had some link to it. Some were also closely associated with the May 19th Communist Organization.

Some of them pleaded deals and were eventually charged for other crimes. Some others were paroled, and one of them, Duke, is still on the lam with a heavy FBI reward out for her. Two of them were serving long sentences in 2001: Evans, a 38-year sentence, and Rosenberg, a 58-year term, not for the Capitol bombing, but for a New Jersey weapons case. Then, in his last day in office—with only two hours left—President Bill Clinton pardoned both.

Rosenberg is now the vice chairman of the board of Thousand Currents, the deep-pocketed funder of hard-left causes, which until last July was the fiscal sponsor of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the main BLM organization.”

 

https://www.heritage.org/crime-and-justice/commentary/it-didnt-start-jan-6-brief-history-terrorist-violence-capitol

 

 

“ In the 1980s, a Far-Left, Female-Led Domestic Terrorism Group Bombed the U.S. Capitol

Historian William Rosenau investigates the May 19th Communist Organization in a new book about the little-known militant group”

What surprised you the most?

Towards the tail end of their life cycle as a group, they really at least debated amongst themselves quite intensely the assassination of police officers, of prosecutors, of military officers.

And while it's true that none of their bombings killed anyone, they certainly contemplated it. From the court records, [I learned that] they had these inventories of weapons and dynamite and detonation cord and Uzi machine guns, fully automatic with sawed-off barrels. They had incredible arsenals, and I guess they would probably argue that was for self-defense. But it seems like they were at least preparing for something much more kind of apocalyptic. Fortunately, it never happened

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/1980s-far-left-female-led-domestic-terrorism-group-bombed-us-capitol-180973904/

 

 

 

 

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CBO issues score on how much Build Back Better would cost if programs were permanent

CNN)The Congressional Budget Office has released a new analysis of the Democrats' social safety net plan to see how much the bill would cost if a series of provisions were extended long term, fulfilling a GOP request intended to portray the bill as far more expensive than it seems.

The CBO estimates that the version of the legislation without sunsets would "increase the deficit by $3 trillion over 2022 to 2031." The analysis assumes that any extension wouldn't be paid for. The current bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, does not include such extensions to the provisions. 
The latest CBO score is a Republican-led effort to show that the bill costs more than Democrats say it does, but Democrats are arguing that many provisions in their proposal sunset and therefore the true cost is not what Republicans say it is.
President Joe Biden has also said publicly that if any of the programs in Build Back Better were extended, they would be paid for in those subsequent years. 
 
"I welcome a serious conversation about how to pay for the investments we make, but here is what those critics are not telling you. They're not telling you that I've committed to paying for every single program that extended, if any are, in future legislation, whether that's for a day or a decade," Biden said at the end of November during remarks about Build Back Better.
Yet, the analysis could be important to a key moderate Democratic member, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has long been concerned that many programs in the Democratic bill may end up being extended or even become permanent.
 
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5 hours ago, Jaydee said:

CBO issues score on how much Build Back Better would cost if programs were permanent

CNN)The Congressional Budget Office has released a new analysis of the Democrats' social safety net plan to see how much the bill would cost if a series of provisions were extended long term, fulfilling a GOP request intended to portray the bill as far more expensive than it seems.

The CBO estimates that the version of the legislation without sunsets would "increase the deficit by $3 trillion over 2022 to 2031." The analysis assumes that any extension wouldn't be paid for. The current bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, does not include such extensions to the provisions. 
The latest CBO score is a Republican-led effort to show that the bill costs more than Democrats say it does, but Democrats are arguing that many provisions in their proposal sunset and therefore the true cost is not what Republicans say it is.
President Joe Biden has also said publicly that if any of the programs in Build Back Better were extended, they would be paid for in those subsequent years. 
 
"I welcome a serious conversation about how to pay for the investments we make, but here is what those critics are not telling you. They're not telling you that I've committed to paying for every single program that extended, if any are, in future legislation, whether that's for a day or a decade," Biden said at the end of November during remarks about Build Back Better.
Yet, the analysis could be important to a key moderate Democratic member, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has long been concerned that many programs in the Democratic bill may end up being extended or even become permanent.
 

I certainly am happy that BBB did not make it through along with the attempt by the left to fraudulently stay in power with their voting bill requiring no ID to vote.

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Todays burning question…How much will Biden push the limits with Russia in his quest for votes?

 

“ Ukraine slams Biden for withdrawing embassy staff as president considers sending up to 50,000 troops, warships and aircraft to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe as fears grow over Russian invasion”

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Buh Bye Democrats…Hello Republicans


“Majority of Americans Think U.S. is Heading in the Wrong Direction”

 According To NBC News Poll

 

According to an NBC News poll, 72 percent of Americans believe that America is headed in the wrong direction as President Biden begins his second year in office. NBC News’ senior political editor Mark Murray breaks down what the recent poll numbers could mean for the upcoming midterm elections. 

 

 

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“!I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then”

By Andrew W. Coy

I sure wish I had not learned so much over the last five years. In retrospect, five short years ago seems almost like Mayberry. Here are some important things that I didn't know five years ago or now.

• There actually is a Deep State, and those who constitute it really do not honor the election results or the will of the people.

• There really appear to be lawless elements within the upper echelons of the FBI, CIA, and NSA who are not accountable for their crimes and are thus above the law.

• The fourth branch of government, the bureaucracy, really is unaccountable to the "unwashed masses."

• Many of our top military command, along with many in the military- industrial complex, don't always hate wars. There's a lot of money and many promotions to be made during a time of war. The last four years saw no new wars and even troops coming home. For some, that is bad for
business.

• Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are no longer works of fiction, but
prophecies.

• George Orwell was righter than Nostradamus.

• The news media centers of New York City and Washington, D.C. are not
neutral arbitrators of the truth; rather, they uncomfortably resemble TASS
and Pravda from the Soviet Union days.

• The old robber barons like Rockefeller, Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan are
starting to look a whole lot better compared to the new robber barons like
Dorsey, Zuckerberg, and Bezos.

• The United States Supreme Court would actually refuse to hear a legitimate case because it was frightened of violence.

• The left insists on conflating and equating evangelical Christians with White supremacists. This should terrify the Christian community.

• Words such as mom, dad, aunt, uncle, brother, and sister are now not words of love and respect, but considered politically incorrect verbiage in
Congress.

• Censorship, the cancel culture, and becoming a nonperson come from the
left, not the right.

• The left, not the right, actually is going to try to deny citizens' rights
afforded to all in the Bill of Rights.

• Violence from the left is regarded as free speech and noble, while violence
from the right is classified as sedition and felonious by powerful institutions.

• It really is not Republicans vs. Democrats, but globalists vs. nationalists.

• The new McCarthyism, blacklists, history re-writers, and re-education
camps are coming from the left, not the right.

• Fences and barriers are a good thing for our nation's capital but somehow a bad thing for our nation's borders.

• Our Founding Fathers of yesteryear would be called "domestic terrorists" by some today.

• Presidential elections really can be stolen by corrupting just a handful of
precincts in just a handful of states.

• Calling into question the validity of the 2016 presidential election is
patriotic, while calling into question the validity of the 2020 presidential election is treasonous.

The good old days of just five short years ago sure do make us nostalgic for Mayberry. Trouble is, we now must decide, how are we to respond with what we now know? Sigh.

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Canadians are a special breed…..

” In vote-splitting Canada, by contrast, even landslide victories are possible with only two fifths of the popular vote. “


Cursed by catastrophically low approval ratings, Joe Biden is still more popular than Trudeau 

Canadian prime ministers typically skate by with approval ratings that would be career-ending to their U.S. equivalents

Just one year into his first term, U.S. President Joe Biden is experiencing approval ratings so low that even close supporters are calling it a portent of electoral doom. Which might explain why the president was testy enough on Monday to refer to a Fox News reporter as a “stupid son of a bitch.”

 

And yet, Biden is still more popular than Justin Trudeau, a prime minister only three months out from his last election win.

The latest numbers from Gallup have Biden’s approval rating at 40 per cent — one of the lowest ever for a U.S. president at the end of his first year in office.

Meanwhile, Trudeau’s latest approval rating stands at 38 per cent , according to the Angus Reid Institute. That’s actually a couple points higher than the 36 per cent approval that Trudeau was enjoying in the days after his victory in the Sept. 20 federal election (and seven points higher than his career low of 31 posted in August 2019).

“In Canada if you’re a politician in the low to mid 30s, that’s actually not fatal,” said Shachi Kurl, president of the Angus Reid Institute.

In vote-splitting Canada, by contrast, even landslide victories are possible with only two fifths of the popular vote. In 1993, for instance, Liberal Leader Jean Chrétien won a blowout 29-seat majority with just 41 per cent of the popular vote.

https://nationalpost.com/news/cursed-by-catastrophically-low-approval-ratings-joe-biden-is-still-more-popular-than-justin-trudeau

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/27/economy/us-fourth-quarter-2021-gdp/index.html

US gross domestic product -- the broadest measure of economic activity -- expanded 5.7% last year, the fastest pace since 1984 when Ronald Reagan was in the White House, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday.

https://www.bea.gov/news/2022/gross-domestic-product-fourth-quarter-and-year-2021-advance-estimate

 

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https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/biden-s-first-year-economic-growth-reached-38-year-high-n1288089

In Biden's first year, economic growth reached a 38-year high

Kevin McCarthy argued last year that Joe Biden's policies "have stalled our recovery," adding, "Bidenomics is bad for America." Yeah, about that...

As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump made bold predictions about the kind of economic growth the United States would see if he were elected. Americans would celebrate, the Republican said, as annual GDP growth reached 4 percent for the first time in decades.

It was among the most jarring of Trump's broken promises. Even before the pandemic, GDP growth in Trump's first three years failed to reach 3 percent.

 

But as it turns out, the U.S. economy was able to reach growth rates unseen in a generation, but it happened under President Joe Biden. The Associated Press reported this morning:

The nation's gross domestic product — its total output of goods and services — expanded 5.7% in 2021. It was the strongest calendar-year growth since a 7.2% surge in 1984 after a previous recession. The economy ended the year by growing at an unexpectedly brisk 6.9% annual pace from October through December, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

By any fair measure, this is excellent news that exceeded expectations. In fact, a year ago, none of the major forecasters were projecting growth this strong in the United States. Domestic growth even outpaced China's economic growth in 2021 for the first time in decades.

To help drive the point home, consider this newly revised chart, showing annual GDP since 1980:

 

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All of this, of course, comes on the heels of related news that the economy also created 6.4 million jobs in Biden's first year in the White House — roughly in line with the number of jobs created over the first three years of Trump's presidency combined.

Remember, early last year, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy insisted that the Democratic president's economic policies "have stalled our recovery," adding, "Bidenomics is bad for America." Around the same time, Rep. Jim Banks, the chair of the Republican Study Committee, argued that the White House's economy agenda was sending the economy into a "tailspin."

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59 minutes ago, deicer said:

US gross domestic product -- the broadest measure of economic activity -- expanded 5.7% last year, the fastest pace since 1984 when Ronald Reagan was in the White House, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday.

 

43 minutes ago, deicer said:

In Biden's first year, economic growth reached a 38-year high

and the crowd goes wild....

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raises my hackles...

no men allowed nor white women....... nor I guess any taking into account qualifications

 
 

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President Joe Biden and Justice Stephen Breyer appeared together Thursday at the White House to announce Breyer's retirement from the Supreme Court, clearing the way for Biden to follow through on his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the high court as his historic first pick.

 

"I'm here today to express the nation's gratitude to Justice Stephen Breyer for his remarkable career of public service, and his clear-eyed commitment to making our country's laws work for its people," Biden said.

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