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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    The framing of PAYGO is the problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    No, it's not. People just are too stupid to understand it cause they think supply-side. Ayn Rand and the Republicans have polluted people's minds.
    Yes, it is the problem. The idea that we need to have a certain amount of funds set aside in order to spend while the other side doesn't have to adhere to these same rules when they're in power and it's time to deliver, is problematic and basically just handcuffing yourself for no reason.

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    Re: 116th Congress: Episode 1 - Trial by Fire

    The replies are golden.

    @NBCNews: Hours after being sworn in, Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib appears to tell a cheering crowd of supporters that the Democrats ďare gonna impeach the motherf---er" in a video posted online. https://nbcnews.to/2CNE99x

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    Re: 116th Congress: Episode 1 - Trial by Fire

    They can and routinely override PAYGO to pass whatever they want so it's a lot of complaining about very little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    They can and routinely override PAYGO to pass whatever they want so it's a lot of complaining about very little.
    Yup. What good is a law if it turns into a whim?

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    Why are people claiming that is high school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    They can and routinely override PAYGO to pass whatever they want so it's a lot of complaining about very little.
    So then why have it in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    McConnell says something the Senate voted for unanimously two weeks ago is now a non-starter.
    Of course. Mitch will be carrying Trump's water for the next two years. Things the Dems want to accomplish or force votes on will be denied by Turtle Boy over and over and over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    "When they go low, we ignore" is my resolution for 2019.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Of course. Mitch will be carrying Trump's water for the next two years. Things the Dems want to accomplish or force votes on will be denied by Turtle Boy over and over and over again.
    As (at least) Gardner and Collins watch their 2020 reelection bursts into flame
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    @MacFarlaneNews: TODAY: Maryland emergency commission meets at 11am to start redraw of 6th Congressional district after federal court ruling on gerrymandering

    If they redraw the 6th, they'll have to impact the 8th and other adjacent districts. They might as well start with a clean slate and fix the mess that O'Malley & Miller created.
    From your lips to NC, PA, MI, NY, and TX's ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    So then why have it in the first place?
    Again they tried to eliminate an argument the GOP was making that was crushing them at the ballot box. It failed miserably because the GOP doesn't fight fair and the electorate is sick with a case of mass ignorance and delusion.

    Same thing with Warren's DNA test.

    But, if Nancy and the people in power want to keep it they must have their reasons. And they're smarter than I am so I'm not going to fault them for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    As (at least) Gardner and Collins watch their 2020 reelection bursts into flame
    No one needs to lose more than Collins. She is the poster child of what is wrong with this country. More than any other I can think of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    From your lips to NC, PA, MI, NY, and TX's ears.
    Michigan voters did it already. Well, until Michigan Republicans find some way to hamstring it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Why are people claiming that is high school?
    I'm going to go with "attempting to further infantalize a woman with power that they fear".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    From your lips to NC, PA, MI, NY, and TX's ears.
    Kep

    I worry about the garbage in Colesville and don't care about the trash in Point of Rocks (or Leesburg).

    "All politics is local." They don't represent my interests in Congre$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/u...2BQ6V574igurzk





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    This is funny - keep it up! There's a whole series under this account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    But, if Nancy and the people in power want to keep it they must have their reasons. And they're smarter than I am so I'm not going to fault them for it.
    Here's a pretty good summary of PayGo in all its complexity.

    It appears to be like Three Strikes or The Patriot Act: terrible policy but difficult-to-oppose optics so we enabled it out of short-sightedness and now our legacy Members are having trouble extracting themselves from it. We're probably stuck with it until we get new leadership and Pelosi is great in other ways (the bill she dropped today for election reform and ethics is excellent) so we're not in a hurry to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Again they tried to eliminate an argument the GOP was making that was crushing them at the ballot box. It failed miserably because the GOP doesn't fight fair and the electorate is sick with a case of mass ignorance and delusion.
    It's politics, if you're "fighting fair" you're incompetent and going to lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    But, if Nancy and the people in power want to keep it they must have their reasons. And they're smarter than I am so I'm not going to fault them for it.
    Lol, yeah that's why Donald Trump is in power.

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