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(AP News)   Billionaires don't live in Best Virginia so Manchin temporarily voices approval of a wealth tax   (apnews.com) divider line
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2021-10-25 6:40:01 PM  
Just wait. Someone will slush his fund and kick his backs. Then he'll be right back at the microphone screaming how we can't keep asking the wealthy to foot the bill with even more taxes than they currently (don't) pay.
 
2021-10-25 8:08:10 PM  
I hope he has to sit by himself in the senate lunchroom.
 
2021-10-25 8:09:07 PM  
Now it's Sinema 's turn to pull a Lucy.
 
2021-10-25 8:09:34 PM  
My favorite joke, which is also seasonal.

Q:  What do West Virginians do on Halloween?
A:  They pump kin.
 
2021-10-25 8:09:48 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I hope he has to sit by himself in the senate lunchroom.


I have a feeling he sits by himself even around his own family. He's a piece of shiat for a human. That's probably 75% of Congress, actually.
 
2021-10-25 8:10:39 PM  
So he just needs someone with the opinion of "I really like money" to buy his vote on this? Man, I'm glad people like that don't exist.
 
2021-10-25 8:12:06 PM  
Why not put these extremely popular bills up for a vote and let these Senators go on the record voting "no" to providing constituents with these badly needed programs?  Put some pressure on the people that are causing the problems instead of taking all the heat and looking like your going back on everything you campaigned on.  There's your 2022 campaign ads right there.  Look at what these politicians voted no to.  Look how they farked you over.  Vote them out.
 
2021-10-25 8:12:50 PM  

brokenbiscuits: Just wait. Someone will slush his fund and kick his backs. Then he'll be right back at the microphone screaming how we can't keep asking the wealthy to foot the bill with even more taxes than they currently (don't) pay.


This and his Clown cohort Sinema sneaking in with a tire iron to the kneecaps.  If they don't jettison the current way of the filibuster then this bill is going to amount to nothing.
 
2021-10-25 8:13:13 PM  
Don't matter where they reside, you can't* hide from federal taxes.

*in theory, anywhere in the world**

**unless you're that filthy rich
 
2021-10-25 8:14:33 PM  

brokenbiscuits: Just wait. Someone will slush his fund and kick his backs. Then he'll be right back at the microphone screaming how we can't keep asking the wealthy to foot the bill with even more taxes than they currently (don't) pay.


It would be better if the Iron Sheik decided to break his back and make him humble.
 
2021-10-25 8:19:33 PM  

imaconnect4guy: Why not put these extremely popular bills up for a vote and let these Senators go on the record voting "no" to providing constituents with these badly needed programs?  Put some pressure on the people that are causing the problems instead of taking all the heat and looking like your going back on everything you campaigned on.  There's your 2022 campaign ads right there.  Look at what these politicians voted no to.  Look how they farked you over.  Vote them out.


Because then the bills might pass and Manchin might lose out on campaign contributions
 
2021-10-25 8:20:24 PM  
His republican handlers will straighten this problem out shortly.
 
2021-10-25 8:21:49 PM  

Kiler: Now it's Sinema 's turn to pull a Lucy.


Exactly. This is her issue. He'll be back around with the Hyde Amendment or energy industry bailout in another week or two.
 
2021-10-25 8:22:39 PM  

Irisclara: Kiler: Now it's Sinema 's turn to pull a Lucy.

Exactly. This is her issue. He'll be back around with the Hyde Amendment or energy industry bailout in another week or two.


Y'all just need to buy WV a new WV and he'll be on board. What could it could it cost? Tree-fiddy, at most?
 
2021-10-25 8:23:45 PM  

OhioUGrad: The Irresponsible Captain: I hope he has to sit by himself in the senate lunchroom.

I have a feeling he sits by himself even around his own family. He's a piece of shiat for a human. That's probably 75% of Congress, actually.


His brothers don't like him. He bought his kids loyalty like Trump.
 
2021-10-25 8:24:14 PM  
Schitt's State.
 
2021-10-25 8:26:37 PM  
Yet Manchin is good with climate change in order to protect about 27,000 jobs. Which is about 1.5% of the population in WV.

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2021-10-25 8:29:13 PM  

imaconnect4guy: Why not put these extremely popular bills up for a vote and let these Senators go on the record voting "no" to providing constituents with these badly needed programs?  Put some pressure on the people that are causing the problems instead of taking all the heat and looking like your going back on everything you campaigned on.  There's your 2022 campaign ads right there.  Look at what these politicians voted no to.  Look how they farked you over.  Vote them out.


I have a far simpler, and more devious, plan of action:

You vote against a bill, your district/state has money from that bill cut out. So when #MoscowMitch #RANDPAUL vote against a bill, and other Rethuglicans vote against the bill in the House, that money isn't forwarded to Kentucky / they opt out of the federal program. The trick being that they voted these douchenozzles into office, so it's fair to say that they agree with their opinions. Since they voted against it, obviously their constituents don't want those programs either. So Louisville might get some money directly, because Rep Yarmuth votes for the bill, but the rest of Kentucky is left without a penny of stimulus money.

Conservative hypocrites can go f**k themselves. No more voting against a bill like #MoscowMitch, and then crowing about the money in that bill for Kentucky restaurants. #NOTYOURS We'll see how rock solid those principles are when conservatives suddenly start missing out on money, especially in farm country.


Oh, and no state can receive more money than it's citizens paid in taxes. California and New York are getting big money... Kansas is getting a bill. Do this down to the county level in states where possible. No more letting those lazy rural welfare queens, er, farmers,  take money from the cities to subsidize their rural lifestyle.
 
2021-10-25 8:34:42 PM  
So who did he pass the Asshole Ball off to today?
 
2021-10-25 8:43:26 PM  

the unabomber was right: Yet Manchin is good with climate change in order to protect about 27,000 jobs. Which is about 1.5% of the population in WV.

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1.5% of the population represents 74% of the state's working age population that isn't on "the disbility".
 
2021-10-25 8:45:36 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Irisclara: Kiler: Now it's Sinema 's turn to pull a Lucy.

Exactly. This is her issue. He'll be back around with the Hyde Amendment or energy industry bailout in another week or two.

Y'all just need to buy WV a new WV and he'll be on board. What could it could it cost? Tree-fiddy, at most?


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2021-10-25 9:00:41 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Don't matter where they reside, you can't* hide from federal taxes.

*in theory, anywhere in the world**

**unless you're that filthy rich


You're farking kidding right?
 
2021-10-25 9:09:13 PM  

Iworkformsn: ColonelCathcart: Don't matter where they reside, you can't* hide from federal taxes.

*in theory, anywhere in the world**

**unless you're that filthy rich

You're farking kidding right?


Which part?

1) The US government is the only government that taxes it's citizens on global income?

2) Therefore being a resident of WV wouldn't protect you from a *federal* wealth tax.

3) If you're filthy rich, like I mean Walton-rich, the rules don't apply to you?
 
2021-10-25 9:11:44 PM  
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We will either enact redistribution by civilized means or by force. The rich have forgotten that taxes are the civilized means.
 
2021-10-25 9:12:40 PM  

OhioUGrad: The Irresponsible Captain: I hope he has to sit by himself in the senate lunchroom.

I have a feeling he sits by himself even around his own family. He's a piece of shiat for a human. That's probably 75% of Congress, actually.


"But I've made all this money, bunch of ingrates. Bring me my hookers and lobbyists to beg for my attention. This is a life worth living."
 
2021-10-25 9:39:35 PM  

Kiler: Now it's Sinema 's turn to pull a Lucy.


Don't you mean it ie Cinema's turn for more political theater?
 
2021-10-25 9:51:34 PM  
"It is less than what was projected to begin with, but it's still bigger than anything we have ever done in terms of addressing the needs of America's working families," Pelosi said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Once again, Pelosi hands ammunition to the GOP. She doesn't say "more comprehensive" not "helps more people," she says "bigger".

That being said, a wealth tax and a larger inheritance tax is a good start. Cut the military budget that so bloated that even the Pentagon is telling them to tone it down, and we are golden. Almost literally.
 
2021-10-25 9:54:35 PM  

inglixthemad: I have a far simpler, and more devious, plan of action:

You vote against a bill, your district/state has money from that bill cut out. So when #MoscowMitch #RANDPAUL vote against a bill, and other Rethuglicans vote against the bill in the House, that money isn't forwarded to Kentucky / they opt out of the federal program. The trick being that they voted these douchenozzles into office, so it's fair to say that they agree with their opinions. Since they voted against it, obviously their constituents don't want those programs either. So Louisville might get some money directly, because Rep Yarmuth votes for the bill, but the rest of Kentucky is left without a penny of stimulus money.


If a CA votes against $1T in federal funds for abortion bounties, they just don't get that money.

You totally thought this cunning plan all the way through.
 
2021-10-25 10:19:00 PM  

Shaggy_C: the unabomber was right: Yet Manchin is good with climate change in order to protect about 27,000 jobs. Which is about 1.5% of the population in WV.

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1.5% of the population represents 74% of the state's working age population that isn't on "the disbility".


Ha! I actually remembered a stat about that after I posted by comment. When it comes to working age adults, you're right, I'm pretty sure less than half of them actually work in West Virginia. There are more white people living off welfare compared to all the colored and immigrants they complain about.
 
2021-10-25 10:34:05 PM  

the unabomber was right: Yet Manchin is good with climate change in order to protect about 27,000 jobs. Which is about 1.5% of the population in WV.

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They have jobs. That qualifies you as a 3%er in WV
 
2021-10-25 10:36:19 PM  

inglixthemad: imaconnect4guy: Why not put these extremely popular bills up for a vote and let these Senators go on the record voting "no" to providing constituents with these badly needed programs?  Put some pressure on the people that are causing the problems instead of taking all the heat and looking like your going back on everything you campaigned on.  There's your 2022 campaign ads right there.  Look at what these politicians voted no to.  Look how they farked you over.  Vote them out.

I have a far simpler, and more devious, plan of action:

You vote against a bill, your district/state has money from that bill cut out. So when #MoscowMitch #RANDPAUL vote against a bill, and other Rethuglicans vote against the bill in the House, that money isn't forwarded to Kentucky / they opt out of the federal program. The trick being that they voted these douchenozzles into office, so it's fair to say that they agree with their opinions. Since they voted against it, obviously their constituents don't want those programs either. So Louisville might get some money directly, because Rep Yarmuth votes for the bill, but the rest of Kentucky is left without a penny of stimulus money.

Conservative hypocrites can go f**k themselves. No more voting against a bill like #MoscowMitch, and then crowing about the money in that bill for Kentucky restaurants. #NOTYOURS We'll see how rock solid those principles are when conservatives suddenly start missing out on money, especially in farm country.


Oh, and no state can receive more money than it's citizens paid in taxes. California and New York are getting big money... Kansas is getting a bill. Do this down to the county level in states where possible. No more letting those lazy rural welfare queens, er, farmers,  take money from the cities to subsidize their rural lifestyle.


Congrats. You just devoted a quarter of an otherwise helpful bill to overhead.
 
2021-10-25 10:47:47 PM  
He forced them to scale back the package and remove things that would've helped millions of families, just so the wealth tax a handful of rich people would have to pay would be significantly smaller. So now he is ok with it.
 
2021-10-25 10:59:51 PM  
I'm just here to say how much of a kick I get out of the "Best Virginia" thing - I'm assuming the "Best Korea" meme came first, right?  I feel like I've only seen the "Best Virginia" meme a couple of times but good god it's such a good/funny fit as it's also so close to its real name.

/explaining it makes it funnier!
 
2021-10-25 11:33:20 PM  

imaconnect4guy: Why not put these extremely popular bills up for a vote and let these Senators go on the record voting "no" to providing constituents with these badly needed programs?  Put some pressure on the people that are causing the problems instead of taking all the heat and looking like your going back on everything you campaigned on.  There's your 2022 campaign ads right there.  Look at what these politicians voted no to.  Look how they farked you over.  Vote them out.


Neither Manchin or Sinema are up for re-election in 2022. That tends to be a problem with your idea.
And then there's the ready appearance than neither really gives a damn about re-election. Other than that, I do like forcing people to vote on clear issues so that they wind up with a clear voting record. Sadly however, very few simple clean bills ever make it to a vote because there are always objections, thus they have to bundle many things into one so that there will at least be one thing each Senator thinks needs to be passed.
 
2021-10-26 1:27:40 AM  

imaconnect4guy: Why not put these extremely popular bills up for a vote and let these Senators go on the record voting "no" to providing constituents with these badly needed programs?  Put some pressure on the people that are causing the problems instead of taking all the heat and looking like your going back on everything you campaigned on.  There's your 2022 campaign ads right there.  Look at what these politicians voted no to.  Look how they farked you over.  Vote them out.


The problem is most people don't even know what is IN the bill.  CNN, Fox, and others just focus on the 10 year price tag and ignore inconvenient details such as what it actually contains.
 
2021-10-26 5:28:08 AM  

acouvis: imaconnect4guy: Why not put these extremely popular bills up for a vote and let these Senators go on the record voting "no" to providing constituents with these badly needed programs?  Put some pressure on the people that are causing the problems instead of taking all the heat and looking like your going back on everything you campaigned on.  There's your 2022 campaign ads right there.  Look at what these politicians voted no to.  Look how they farked you over.  Vote them out.

The problem is most people don't even know what is IN the bill.  CNN, Fox, and others just focus on the 10 year price tag and ignore inconvenient details such as what it actually contains.


You're talking about hundreds of pages of crap even Democrats don't know about.

The Wall Street Journal outlined it in several editorials.

And how did a $6 trillion bill become a $3.5 trillion bill that is now a $1.7 trillion bill??
Through gimmicks and lies.  Now the bill creates long term spending committments for a year or two for all these new entitlements, counting revenue over multiple years but expenditures for only a year or two. Future Congresses are tasked with more borrowing and spending to cover the actual cost.

This party isn't looking after people, it's creating a system where more and more private activities and industries are effectively controlled by the government, while existing committments to medicare, social security, and other programs are a few years from going broke, in spite of multitrillion dollar deficits.

This is not sustainable, and the added unnecessary spending is going to drive inflation and help to tank the economy.
 
2021-10-26 8:36:53 AM  

imaconnect4guy: Why not put these extremely popular bills up for a vote and let these Senators go on the record voting "no" to providing constituents with these badly needed programs?  Put some pressure on the people that are causing the problems instead of taking all the heat and looking like your going back on everything you campaigned on.  There's your 2022 campaign ads right there.  Look at what these politicians voted no to.  Look how they farked you over.  Vote them out.


Republicans will not allow a vote.
 
2021-10-26 2:56:55 PM  

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We will either enact redistribution by civilized means or by force. The rich have forgotten that taxes are the civilized means.


IKR

Mittens was saying that if we try to tax wealth the wealthy will just buy art. ART BURNS!
 
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