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36 minutes ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

All those Excel sheets and she wants to cut climate. As the senator from Arizona. Does she not realize her state is top two in terms of "will be fucked by the changing climate"???

 

My guess is not

 

She's 45 so she just doesn't care.

 

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A new study from the journal Science has found that a person born this year will face, on average, twice as many wildfires, almost three times as many

 

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Nancy Pelosi publicly trashed the Green New Deal when it was first announced, which was basically based around the last IPCC report, which had just come out. I think the number of the sitting politicians who actually believe in climate science as it currently exists--and not a rosier version of it where we can get some F-150 Lightnings on the road and turn on a couple of Carbon Capture machines and fix everything--is depressingly small.

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On 10/8/2021 at 7:59 PM, Jason said:

 

She's 45 so she just doesn't care.

 

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A new study from the journal Science has found that a person born this year will face, on average, twice as many wildfires, almost three times as many

 

 

This reminded me of real life salt of the earth hillbilly JD Vance plugging this talking point about how AOC and others don't have kids and therefore don't really think of the world the kids will have to live in when the Green New Deal and whatnot do just that.

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Pelosi says she's disappointed the House won't do the full $3.5 trillion. The goal won't be to scale everything back, but more to remove certain pieces of the package to trim it down and keep the other stuff funded higher so they make a bigger impact:

 

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Democrats are looking for ways to cut costs from their $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate bill in order to win votes.

 

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Party leaders have acknowledged they will likely have to cut $1 trillion or more from their $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate proposal. 

 

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On Monday night, Pelosi signaled her party could opt to remove some policies from the proposal entirely while keeping others fully intact.

 

“In order to pass both the Build Back Better Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on time, it is essential that difficult decisions must be made very soon,” she wrote to House Democrats, referencing the two planks of Biden’s agenda.

 

She continued: “Overwhelmingly, the guidance I am receiving from Members is to do fewer things well so that we can still have a transformative impact on families in the workplace and responsibly address the climate crisis: a Build Back Better agenda for jobs and the planet For The Children!”

 

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As Democrats try to pass the legislation in the coming weeks, any effort to cut costs will come with significant tradeoffs.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Pelosi said an enhanced child tax credit, expanded child care and universal pre-K “really go together.”

 

Not the best outcome and a win for Manchin/Sinema's arbitrary demands, but probably the best way to go about doing the package considering the circumstances being what they are.

 

The way I see it, the bill would be better bigger, but if they introduced whatever package comes out of this and voted on it as is (say a standalone child care bill, stand-alone universal pre-K, standalone paid leave, green energy investments), I'd say it's a big win, so the fact that we're looking at big expansions in a lot of areas with smaller majorities than 2009/2010 is significant.

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On "The Takeout" podcast this week, the chair of the House Progressive Caucus joined Major Garrett to talk about the fate of two bills containing much of Biden's agenda.

 

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Progressive Caucus Chair Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal maintains that child care, Medicare expansion, prescription drug price limits, climate change, immigration, and affordable housing will remain in the slimmed-down social spending bill being negotiated between the White House and congressional Democrats.
 

But she concedes some programs may have to be altered.
 

"Those five priorities still need to be in any final bill," Jayapal told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett in this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast. She added, "You can significantly cut down on the price tag by funding some of these programs for a shorter period of time."

 

 

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The whole country getting fucked because tHiNk oF tHe CoAl MiNeRs is getting ridiculously stupid. We're talking about 14,000 coal jobs in West Virginia. It really tells you how much the people at the top of the industry are making that they're willing to spend so much money bribing politicians to keep them going.

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