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(Riverfront Times)   Missouri Republicans: We can't afford to do anything for our citizens. What, we have billions in extra money right now? Well.... we still don't wanna   (riverfronttimes.com) divider line
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2022-04-12 8:40:40 AM  
"THAT money is already spoken for. We called dibs as soon as it came in. We're just trying to figure out who gets what. Get your own money, plebes."
 
2022-04-12 8:46:05 AM  
FTFA: The resulting primary contests make voting for anything that sounds progressive a dangerous thing for Republicans and even conservative Democrats.

Unless and until conservative Democrats start compromising to the left instead of with Republicans, they don't get to whine about Republicans running everything.
 
2022-04-12 11:03:42 AM  
When Republicans say "We want to run the government like a business." they mean they want to run it like the pizza shop down the street with multiple health code violations, illegal workers and the boss is always on vacation somewhere.
 
2022-04-12 4:19:02 PM  
When their oaths of office mean nothing, and they no longer serve teh American people, it's time to go.
So, repiglicons......it's time to go.  You clearly want the paycheck but not the job.
 
2022-04-12 4:19:57 PM  
Democracy is failing. That is all.
 
2022-04-12 4:21:35 PM  
Well, I would have to agree with the legislators. If I had a huge surplus, one of the last people I would spend would be citizens of misery. They're all f*cking nazi filth. Spending it all on hookers and blow would be more beneficial to the world and I don't even indulge in either one of those vices.

My fundy sister and her child molesting husband live in misery. They're considered to be moral by the standards of the vermin that are their neighbors.
 
2022-04-12 4:23:32 PM  

BeansNfranks: Democracy is failing. That is all.


Nah.  The voters of Missouri are getting exactly what the people they elected were saying they were going to do.  We don't have a Sinema situation here.
 
2022-04-12 4:23:50 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: The resulting primary contests make voting for anything that sounds progressive a dangerous thing for Republicans and even conservative Democrats.

Unless and until conservative Democrats start compromising to the left instead of with Republicans, they don't get to whine about Republicans running everything.


Nah, it HAS TO be something else. Have we checked if people are just voting hard enough?
 
2022-04-12 4:24:46 PM  
The solution is easy: Cut taxes for the wealthy and use the surplus to offset the loss in revenue, the poors can get by on their own
 
2022-04-12 4:25:06 PM  
Ah, Missouri. Spent 40+ years there.

Glad I got out last year.

It was to Florida, but still...
 
2022-04-12 4:34:31 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: The resulting primary contests make voting for anything that sounds progressive a dangerous thing for Republicans and even conservative Democrats.

Unless and until conservative Democrats start compromising to the left instead of with Republicans, they don't get to whine about Republicans running everything.


"Legislators in the Republican supermajorities haven't bothered to engage on such academic matters."

Republicans have a supermajority, but it's the Dems fault for you, again.

You just can't stop being one dimensional and wrong, can you?
 
2022-04-12 4:37:16 PM  
Bug meet feature.
 
2022-04-12 4:39:20 PM  

NewportBarGuy: When Republicans say "We want to run the government like a business." they mean they want to run it like the pizza shop down the street with multiple health code violations, illegal workers and the boss is always on vacation somewhere.


Repubs think this guy was/is a great businessman:

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2022-04-12 4:44:09 PM  
Not sure why this would surprise anyone. Republicans haven't put forth a "helping people" agenda in decades, if ever
 
2022-04-12 4:47:44 PM  
If the government has too much money then clearly the solution is: "TAX BREAKS"!!
 
2022-04-12 4:48:23 PM  
Don't worry, when they spend it, it'll be on useless construction projects with the same contractors that always get it.
/Indiana
 
2022-04-12 4:50:35 PM  
Yeah gee whiz. That's their whole modus operandi.
 
2022-04-12 4:52:32 PM  

NateAsbestos: Not sure why this would surprise anyone. Republicans haven't put forth a "helping people" agenda in decades, if ever


Excerpt from the 1968 Republican party platform:

Our need is new leadership which will develop imaginative new approaches assuring full opportunity to all our citizens-leadership which will face and resolve the basic problems of our country.

Our Convention in 1968 can spark a "Republican Resurgence" under men and women willing to face the realities of the world in which we live.

We must urgently dedicate our efforts toward restoration of peace both at home and abroad.

We must bring about a national commitment to rebuild our urban and rural slum areas.

We must enable family farm enterprise to participate fully in the nation's prosperity. We must bring about quality education for all.

We must assure every individual an opportunity for satisfying and rewarding employment.

We must attack the root causes of poverty and eradicate racism, hatred and violence.

We must give all citizens the opportunity to influence and shape the events of our time.

We must give increasing attention to the views of the young and recognize their key role in our present as well as the future.

We must mobilize the resources, talents and energy of public and private sectors to reach these goals, utilizing the unique strength and initiative of state and local governments.
 
2022-04-12 4:57:16 PM  
What are they going to spend that on? People disabled by COVID-19?
 
2022-04-12 5:00:03 PM  

Erma Gerdd: Ah, Missouri. Spent 40+ years there.

Glad I got out last year.

It was to Florida, but still...


Parson/Hawley to DeSantis/Gaetz somehow manages to sound like a downgrade to me.General population should be a lot more interesting though.
 
2022-04-12 5:07:44 PM  
We don't want to appear soft on the blacks

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2022-04-12 5:08:24 PM  
LOL, I enjoyed this, if not the mental picture:

the voters of Missouri and the state Supreme Court rammed Medicaid expansion down legislators' throats
 
2022-04-12 5:09:09 PM  

Malenfant: NateAsbestos: Not sure why this would surprise anyone. Republicans haven't put forth a "helping people" agenda in decades, if ever

Excerpt from the 1968 Republican party platform:

Our need is new leadership which will develop imaginative new approaches assuring full opportunity to all our citizens-leadership which will face and resolve the basic problems of our country.

Our Convention in 1968 can spark a "Republican Resurgence" under men and women willing to face the realities of the world in which we live.

We must urgently dedicate our efforts toward restoration of peace both at home and abroad.

We must bring about a national commitment to rebuild our urban and rural slum areas.

We must enable family farm enterprise to participate fully in the nation's prosperity. We must bring about quality education for all.

We must assure every individual an opportunity for satisfying and rewarding employment.

We must attack the root causes of poverty and eradicate racism, hatred and violence.

We must give all citizens the opportunity to influence and shape the events of our time.

We must give increasing attention to the views of the young and recognize their key role in our present as well as the future.

We must mobilize the resources, talents and energy of public and private sectors to reach these goals, utilizing the unique strength and initiative of state and local governments.


Oh, was 1968 not decades ago?
 
2022-04-12 5:09:52 PM  
Hough goes on to call for returning something like $3 billion to individual residents in the form of $500 tax credits or the like. That's a lame idea in a state that remains so deficient in delivering necessary services. But at least it's debatable, unlike the knee-jerk anti-government nonsense.

The idea that the state shows a big surplus because folks in other states, especially blue states, have been generous during economic and health disasters and these knuckle-draggers want to turn around and blow that money on the state equivalent of buying a used double-wide is pretty rage inducing.  Don't want to spend it?  Return it to the federal government.
 
2022-04-12 5:16:11 PM  
Missouri has no actual leadership in the general assembly.

There is a reason why we havent passed new maps yet either.
 
2022-04-12 5:18:19 PM  

Geotpf: BeansNfranks: Democracy is failing. That is all.

Nah.  The voters of Missouri are getting exactly what the people they elected were saying they were going to do.  We don't have a Sinema situation here.


The people of Missouri back Republicans because dead babies, black man was president.

But they usually support ballot initiatives, since those cannot be gerrymandered.

Which is why Republicans want to effectively do away with initiatives.
 
2022-04-12 5:18:25 PM  

NateAsbestos: Malenfant: NateAsbestos: Not sure why this would surprise anyone. Republicans haven't put forth a "helping people" agenda in decades, if ever

Excerpt from the 1968 Republican party platform:

Our need is new leadership which will develop imaginative new approaches assuring full opportunity to all our citizens-leadership which will face and resolve the basic problems of our country.

Our Convention in 1968 can spark a "Republican Resurgence" under men and women willing to face the realities of the world in which we live.

We must urgently dedicate our efforts toward restoration of peace both at home and abroad.

We must bring about a national commitment to rebuild our urban and rural slum areas.

We must enable family farm enterprise to participate fully in the nation's prosperity. We must bring about quality education for all.

We must assure every individual an opportunity for satisfying and rewarding employment.

We must attack the root causes of poverty and eradicate racism, hatred and violence.

We must give all citizens the opportunity to influence and shape the events of our time.

We must give increasing attention to the views of the young and recognize their key role in our present as well as the future.

We must mobilize the resources, talents and energy of public and private sectors to reach these goals, utilizing the unique strength and initiative of state and local governments.

Oh, was 1968 not decades ago?


It's "if ever."
 
2022-04-12 5:29:21 PM  
The resulting primary contests make voting for anything that sounds progressive a dangerous thing for Republicans and even conservative Democrats.


Conservative Democrats should hang right alongside of Republicans
 
2022-04-12 5:52:09 PM  
Missouri was the ONLY state through which we drove during our 56 day summer vacation and only stopped for one night...to sleep in a boxcar made into a cabin. Didn't go in any restaurants. Didn't hang out and spend money. We were terrified of someone giving us Covid.

Beautiful state...horrible politics.
 
2022-04-12 5:55:26 PM  

jerryskid: They're all f*cking nazi filth.


The cities are generally liberal and no different than anywhere else.

But yeah, 15 minutes outside any Missouri city and you're going to see Three-Percenter decals on oversized white pickups and nazi tattoos at the Walmarts.

There's many more of us, but it's America; therefore the rural dimwits are always provided a way to "outvote" us.

Minority rule is democracy, American-style.
 
2022-04-12 5:58:44 PM  

Malenfant: It's "if ever."


They were also the party of Lincoln! I guess I should vote for them
 
2022-04-12 6:40:52 PM  

NateAsbestos: Malenfant: It's "if ever."

They were also the party of Lincoln! I guess I should vote for them


Of course not. There was a time they were a decent party, but that was long ago.
 
2022-04-12 7:38:41 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: LOL, I enjoyed this, if not the mental picture:

the voters of Missouri and the state Supreme Court rammed Medicaid expansion down legislators' throats


The legislature regularly ignores the voters, but the state supreme court said they had to actually do it for once.
 
2022-04-12 8:46:46 PM  

Alphax: the state supreme court said they had to actually do it for once.


"With all due speed."
 
2022-04-12 8:57:57 PM  
At least there is no more covid here in Missouri, thanks for that Parsons.
 
2022-04-12 9:03:35 PM  

Malenfant: NateAsbestos: Not sure why this would surprise anyone. Republicans haven't put forth a "helping people" agenda in decades, if ever

Excerpt from the 1968 Republican party platform:

Our need is new leadership which will develop imaginative new approaches assuring full opportunity to all our citizens-leadership which will face and resolve the basic problems of our country.

Our Convention in 1968 can spark a "Republican Resurgence" under men and women willing to face the realities of the world in which we live.

We must urgently dedicate our efforts toward restoration of peace both at home and abroad.

We must bring about a national commitment to rebuild our urban and rural slum areas.

We must enable family farm enterprise to participate fully in the nation's prosperity. We must bring about quality education for all.

We must assure every individual an opportunity for satisfying and rewarding employment.

We must attack the root causes of poverty and eradicate racism, hatred and violence.

We must give all citizens the opportunity to influence and shape the events of our time.

We must give increasing attention to the views of the young and recognize their key role in our present as well as the future.

We must mobilize the resources, talents and energy of public and private sectors to reach these goals, utilizing the unique strength and initiative of state and local governments.


There wan't a huge difference of ideologies between the two parties, then, just HOW they would accomplish the tasks. The nation was pretty much aligned on what needed to be done. Now............
Now
 
2022-04-12 11:41:11 PM  
Oblig...
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