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1 hour ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

seems at this point economic success is the Dems sole electoral strategy (not the worst idea but could be better) this is very welcome news


Part of their strategy but not their sole strategy. I listened to a story on NPR detailing New York Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, who is part of the midterm efforts to keep and strengthen Democratic majorities. They're betting on their legislative accomplishments being real and tangible and felt.



MALONEY: Point is, is that we're making a bet on substance. And what's the old saying? Any jackass can kick down a barn that takes a carpenter to build one, and it's harder to build it than to kick it down. And so we're the party that's going to build the future.



MALONEY: We're going to rebuild our country. We're going to make historic investments in infrastructure - doing it a bipartisan way, by the way - and make, you know, these billionaires who are blasting themselves into space and paying no taxes, you know, pay their fair share.



DAVIS: Already, Biden secured a nearly $2 trillion economic relief package that included $1,400 stimulus checks and a child tax credit sending new monthly payments right now to millions of American families. Last week, another expected victory - a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal that the White House says will create millions of new jobs.



DAVIS: Democrats are just getting started. The party intends to pass this year, without any Republican support, a $3.5 trillion package to radically alter the existing social safety net. It includes new programs to help pay for child care, universal pre-K education, free community college and expanded Medicare coverage for hearing, dental and vision. Democrats are also considering including in it legislation to combat climate change and overhaul immigration laws.


It's in their interests not to get bogged down again by Republicans. So far, appointed judges have been good, and they've been far more ambitious than even the Obama years with bigger majorities. Biggest question mark: how will all this stuff with infrastructure, voting rights, criminal justice reform, immigration, and climate change play out? If they can do it, maybe they do buck the trend. Either way, doing it will be good for all of us.

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1 hour ago, Remarkableriots said:

It comes amid reports the country is still facing a labour shortage in sectors such as labour and hospitality.



And this is likely why wages are rising.


When 20 people aren't lining up to replace you and workers can be pickier, companies have to offer more incentives.



Target has announced that it will begin paying the college tuition and textbook expenses for its U.S.-based part-time and full-time employees who attend select schools.


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