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Your Democratic House Wish List

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With the House in Democratic control, I thought it would be kinda fun to post our "Wish Lists" as to what legislation that we'd like to see emerging from the House.  Realistically, there is absolutely no expectation that any of it would ever see the light of day in the Senate, but that's not the point.  The point is to get GOP votes on the record as being for or against it in the House.

 

My "Absolutely Must Pass" List:

 

- Repeal of the 2002 AUMF to end the "Forever War"

- Rollback of the 2017 "tax reform" for upper income brackets and any other provisions that benefited the top 10% of income earners coupled with tax cut for everyone else (this is the opening salvo)

- Medicare for All legislation that will consolidate ALL Federal medical programs under its umbrella

- Reimplementation/strengthening of voting rights

 

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They say they'll be doing it already, but on top of your wish list, proposed reforms on elections, voting, and anything related thereto. 

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Just now, Greatoneshere said:

They say they'll be doing it already, but on top of your wish list, proposed reforms on elections, voting, and anything related thereto. 

I actually added that bullet point :p

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Just now, Jason said:

0. Make someone other than Pelosi Speaker.

 

You seem to have a problem with female Democrats.

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OK, I'm going to tell you guys to stop the Pelosi shit right now or I will delete posts. 

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Whatever they do, I hope they flesh out their proposals. The GOP spent their time as the opposition voting to repeal the ACA, and when they actually got their chance to do it, they didn't have any plan at all on what they'd actually do. I really hope that if the Democrats are going to spend a lot of time passing bills that will never go anywhere, they spend that time building out good legislation that they could actually put into action.

 

Don't pass a one page bill that just says "Medicare for all" scribbled across the page. Start the groundwork now and show everyone voting in 2020 concrete examples of what a Democratic government would do.

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4 minutes ago, LionFranco said:

As much as I dislike Pelosi, one thing I will say for her, is that she represents her constituents, regardless of her own beliefs.

 

READ WHAT I SAID!!!

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All I want is this, and then go from there:

 

-Investigate the following: Kushner, Ivanka, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Nunes, Rohrabacher.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, ThreePi said:

All I want is this, and then go from there:

 

-Investigate the following: Kushner, Ivanka, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Nunes, Rohrabacher.

 

Investigations of events prior to January 20, 2017 don't even crack my Top 10.

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9 minutes ago, TwinIon said:

Whatever they do, I hope they flesh out their proposals. The GOP spent their time as the opposition voting to repeal the ACA, and when they actually got their chance to do it, they didn't have any plan at all on what they'd actually do. I really hope that if the Democrats are going to spend a lot of time passing bills that will never go anywhere, they spend that time building out good legislation that they could actually put into action.

 

Don't pass a one page bill that just says "Medicare for all" scribbled across the page. Start the groundwork now and show everyone voting in 2020 concrete examples of what a Democratic government would do.

You mean you don't want it like the tax bill where they're making changes to it minutes before voting on it?

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20 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

OK, I'm going to tell you guys to stop the Pelosi shit right now or I will delete posts. 

 

Why? I think she'd make a terrible Speaker of the House. Unsure how that's controversial to say. 

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9 minutes ago, Greatoneshere said:

 

Why? I think she'd make a terrible Speaker of the House. Unsure how that's controversial to say. 

This is about what legislation you'd like to see emerge from the House.  It's not a discussion about the person occupying the Speaker's chair because that will consume the thread and that's not what I want this thread to devolve into.

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1 minute ago, SFLUFAN said:

This is about what legislation you'd like to see emerge from the House.  It's not a discussion about the person occupying the Speaker's chair because that will consume the thread and that's not what I want this thread to devolve into.

 

But the Speaker controls the legislative agenda in the House.

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2 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

But the Speaker controls the legislative agenda in the House.

For purposes of THIS discussion in THIS thread, I seriously don't care.

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3 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

But the Speaker controls the legislative agenda in the House.

 

Which again has nothing to do with the thread. It's a wish list.

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Just now, Jose said:

 

Which again has nothing to do with the thread. It's a wish list.

 

Okay, legislation to exile Nancy Pelosi? 

 

:p

 

(I'm done now Wade.) 

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1 minute ago, GeneticBlueprint said:

I want a real infrastructure week. Seriously.

Maybe even with a real plan on how to pay for it.

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3 minutes ago, GeneticBlueprint said:

I want a real infrastructure week. Seriously.

 

Honestly, this should be on top of the list right with Medicare for All.

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In addition to much of the above (no use in repeating), but marijuana legalization bill. Coupled with civil Rights act of (current year) plus criminal justice reform.

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Honestly, take this Wish List and let your Democratic representative (if you have one!) know that this is what you want from them.

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32 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

This is about what legislation you'd like to see emerge from the House.  It's not a discussion about the person occupying the Speaker's chair because that will consume the thread and that's not what I want this thread to devolve into.

 

Okay, that's fair. :)

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Populist stuff that will not pass now due to the Senate and White House being controlled by the GOP, but will probably help them in 2020:

 

1. Cancel the tax cuts for the top bracket, and reallocate the cuts to the bottom 2 brackets.

2. Medicare for all

3. Expansion of the house of reps - because solving gerrymandering through the courts will ultimately lose.

4. Carbon tax that is paid back to the citizens in the form of dividends. No carbon tax money shall be used for "green projects".

5. Reschedule marijuana to the lowest priority on the same level as alcohol and tobacco.

6. Net neutrality

7. Codify birthright citizenship into actual legislation and not wishy washy interpretations of the 14th amendment. 

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Increase legal immigration. Legalize the ones here, but do not grant automatic citizenship. Set up work visa programs. Maintain a border but make immigration deals with other nations and the EU. 

 

Free trade deals with the Pacific and Europe. 

 

Deschedule marijuana

 

Universal healthcare that is low cost and efficient 

 

Keep the corporate tax rates as is; but cut out some deductions. Raise some of the brackets, slash taxes for the poor and middle class some. Eliminate deductions even more. 

 

Carbon tax paid back to the people

 

Create incentives for better zoning laws or pass Federal zoning guidelines that make sense (or abolish such laws) 

 

More funding for scientific research 

 

More funding for nasa 

 

Cut defense spending slightly 

 

Increase infrastructure spending 

 

Mandatory retirement accounts thrown into index funds for all workers

 

create a sovereign wealth fund that only invests in broad indexes and starts distributing gains to the middle class and poor after 10 years

 

More foreign aid

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7 hours ago, GeneticBlueprint said:

I want a real infrastructure week. Seriously.

Extend the EV tax credit as part of that. 

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12 minutes ago, Massdriver said:

Increase legal immigration. Legalize the ones here, but do not grant automatic citizenship. Set up work visa programs. Maintain a border but make immigration deals with other nations and the EU. 

 

Free trade deals with the Pacific and Europe. 

 

Deschedule marijuana

 

Universal healthcare that is low cost and efficient 

 

Keep the corporate tax rates as is; but cut out some deductions. Raise some of the brackets, slash taxes for the poor and middle class some. Eliminate deductions even more. 

 

Carbon tax paid back to the people

 

Create incentives for better zoning laws or pass Federal zoning guidelines that make sense (or abolish such laws) 

 

More funding for scientific research 

 

More funding for nasa 

 

Cut defense spending slightly 

 

Increase infrastructure spending 

 

Mandatory retirement accounts thrown into index funds for all workers

 

create a sovereign wealth fund that only invests in broad indexes and starts distributing gains to the middle class and poor after 10 years

 

More foreign aid

Some of these things require a real "read the room dude" 

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1 minute ago, outsida said:

Extend the EV tax credit as part of that. 

 

One of the upsides to a carbon tax dividend is that people will be encouraged to spend the extra money they get from the payments to put towards things that don't use carbon, like electric cars.  Sure, they could take the $100 a month they get from the dividend and put it towards a big ol' truck that gets 12 mpg, but why do that when you could buy a Model 3? If gas is $5 or 6 a gallon, who the hell would want to continue to drive vehicles that use gasoline or diesel? 

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