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pete
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Last Activity: 01-26-2021, 11:16 PM
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  • pete
    replied to News of the Day III
    1.) The results in Seattle didn't lead to precipitous declines in employment or the destruction of the local economy like the doomsayers suggested....
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  • pete
    replied to News of the Day III
    It's rather hard to find an apples to apples study of a $15 minimum wage when the only place it's been done is Seattle and folks want to breathlessly...
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  • pete
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    Just some light reading to suggest that the minimum wage increase will disproportionately benefit rural and low-wage southern cities:

    ht...
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  • pete
    replied to News of the Day III
    I think a phased increase of the minimum wage for the private sector makes a degree of sense by creating an easier transition rather than all of a sudden...
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  • pete
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    McConnell just agreed to the 2001 rules.

    Schumer said Democrats are going to do COVID relief and infrastructure by reconciliation, which...
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  • pete
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    As much as I like and agree with Biden's conciliatory tone, I also know A LOT of people in America feel like this right now...

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  • pete
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    The filibuster only applies to legislation. It doesn't apply to rules. The Senate can choose to change its rules at any time by a majority vote.
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  • pete
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    Most of what you're suggesting is already in HR1 as well as the John Lewis VRA. I don't believe both of those pieces of legislation can be passed without...
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  • pete
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    I don't for a second believe the Republican Party that would foment an attack on the Capitol itself would have any qualms with casting aside the filibuster...
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  • pete
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    If it allows you to make pro-democracy reforms that alter the political terrain such that you deny white supremacist fascists from ever rising to power...
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  • pete
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    Puerto Rico has to have a binding referendum to accept statehood....
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  • pete
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    The Honduran caravan story is intended as a trap for the Biden Administration for when they return to the normal, internationally-accepted from a human...
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  • pete
    replied to Game 2 Bolts-Blackhawks
    Game recaps are on the main website. I presume everyone can see them, yes?

    https://boltprospects.com/index.php/...nhl-game-night...
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  • pete
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    They're on the front page of the site. Don't think there's a script to automatically publish them to the MB right now.
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  • pete
    replied to News of the Day III
    We'll be on our way, but 100/100 doesn't get us all the way to the ultimate goal, especially considering everyone needs 2 doses each.

    The...
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  • pete
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    White House has no plans to lower the flag there to half mast for the Capitol police office who died while defending it.

    I've sat here in...
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  • pete
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    He's spent the night burning through other accounts trying to find some other way yo get back on Twitter. The POTUS account, the Team Trump account, and...
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  • pete
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    I don't think anyone is saying the Capitol Police completely laid down. But, one of the questions of the day is whether their department had a handful...
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  • pete
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    Bear in mind also there were a lot of off-duty police, military, and federal employees who were reportedly in the riots and were flashing their ID cards...
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  • pete
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    It's been suggested if he does self-pardon, it gives Biden and Garland no choice philosophically but to launch a full-scale investigation of Trump in...
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