The Queen of Kings @Thaikitty
Someone has been out doing the lords work. You can’t legislate on your religion when you don’t even follow it. There is a much better choice on the ballot in November.
[….] 11:08 AM · Sep 26, 2022
When the union’s inspiration through the workers’ blood shall run,
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun;
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one,
But the union makes us strong.
For the union makes us strong.
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
The Biden administration’s student loan plan is a one-two punch for hardworking Americans. It’s a handout for high-income college & advanced degree graduates paid for by taxpayers who had no part in taking out the loans. 1:24 PM · Aug 24, 2022
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
And, it will drive inflation up even further when families are already struggling w/ skyrocketing costs. The plan will also increase the cost of higher education, making it harder to pursue a degree. 1:24 PM · Aug 24, 2022
Some of the responses:
You didn’t complain when the very wealthy & corporations got a big tax cut under TFG or when Wall Street got bailed out. It’s not a student’s entire debt but also encourages those who benefit to go into public service ex. Help the teacher shortage!
Go cry somewhere else.
Roy, I’m an old woman who’s paid taxes for well over half a century. In recent years that money has subsidized Red states, farmers, PPP loans, a failed wall on the southern border, and paid your salary. I’m delighted with some going to student loan forgiveness.
Wrong and you know it, it’s lies.
It’s always interesting to me how republicans are very quick to criticize & blame but excruciatingly slow /inept/incapable at actually coming up with sensible viable plans to help the American people.
Unless there’s $$$ I it for you you could give a rats ass.
Trump declared bankruptcy 6 times. But OK Roy, you just keep being you.
This is a lie and you know it – cancelling debt means loans are not repaid. It does not change taxpayer payments. Your “handout”tax cuts for the rich and corporations cost more ($2.3 TRILLION vs $298 billion). Show me some truth!
I don’t know what universe you are in when those whose incomes are less than $125K are considered wealthy. Of course forgiving PPP ‘loans’ is totally cool. Then giving $2 trillion in tax breaks to the truly wealthy. Corporate bailouts? Sure. We can surely forgive student loans.
Pell Grant recipients and those earning under $125,000. a year are the only ones that will qualify for the program. If you had funded the Pell Grant program years ago, this program would not be necessary. Republicans don’t like to help the average Americans. Just the rich ones.
Most of the benefit will go to people earning under $75k/year.
You could retire with some dignity, you know. You don’t _have_ to exit the stage with dishonest attempts to make the lives of everyday Americans worse.
Heh. We talkin’ about the same Roy Blunt (r)?
You were totally against PPP loan forgiveness, right?
So misleading. Wish you had the courage to be honest with your constituents now that you aren’t running again. Surely, honesty isn’t going to cost you that high-powered lobbying job waiting for you in DC.
You’re describing when you gave the richest people in the country massive tax cuts and the poorest got service cuts to balance it.
Do you not hear yourself talking anymore?
Go away Roy, you gave billions to you and your rich friends. I can’t wait until you are as irrelevant as John Danforth! #Missouri #GOPTaxScam #GOPHypocrisy
That one left a mark.
High income people who go to college don’t take out loans.
Roy: We all know if this were really and handout to those with high incomes you’d be claiming it was your idea.
And how many tax cuts for billionaires and corporations that pay zero taxes have you voted for over the years? Go away to your high paying lobbying jobs. You don’t care about working people.
I’m a teacher. In Missouri. I’m not “high income”
You’re just angry it’s not more tax cuts for billionaires which is the only thing you ever vote for
Roy what did you call the tax cut ghat you voted for and signed by Trump giving corporations and millionaires like yourself a tax cut without paying for it.
The tax cut of the last administration mainly benefitted the wealthiest. You supported that and that was monumentally unfair. As is your plans to dismantle social security. Too oft it seems your party ONLY caters to the rich and powerful and undercuts the poor and needy.
“The government is only allowed to forgive the debts of rich people. Everyone knows this. The GOP is dedicated to ensuring governmental relief only goes to people that don’t need it, and the plebes can go die in a ditch where they belong!”
— Roy Blunt, 2022
I’m surprised you took the time to remove your lips from trump’s a$$ to comment on this subject.
That’s a lie, and you know it, but you don’t care do you?
He never has.
Yet trump gave a massive and permanent tax cut to corporations and the super rich. Hypocrite much?
“Pay off your own debt!” says a generation of pundits that went to school when classes were $100 and the minimum wage could finance a mortgage on a 2-bedroom home.
For the love of Pete, who the hell do you think took out the loans trying to get better paying jobs, if not taxpayers, Roy?
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Biden is enjoying his weekend at the beach while Americans watch gas prices soar and pay more every week at the grocery store. 3:00 PM · Jun 18, 2022
Some of the responses:
Maybe because the GOP voted against gas price gouging?
Well, you’re District has been plagued with crippling poverty for the entire time that you’ve “represented” it. Funny that you suddenly care about your constituents’ well-being. So you’ve been talking to your buddies in big oil- right?
It’s weird how Jason here and the @GOP scream how D’s are trying to make this a socialist country then believe the president controls free market prices.
How about when Trump was playing golf at Mar a Lago every weekend and thousands of Americans were dying of covid. How did you feel about that?
Did you ever complain about TFG golfing for over a complete year in his term? No? Why not?
That’s the cult.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
I’m enjoying my weekend at home while Republicans like you vote against every bill that will help Americans.
Would you have tweeted anything if he was playing golf at his own golf course?
How often are you in Congress in session and how often do you go home? Most people work during the week and take a break on the weekends…he’s no different. Plus he doesn’t control gas prices and you all voted no on price gouging so stuff it.
You aren’t worried about gas prices – you voted AGAINST doing anything about price gouging, remember? ( Spoiler – the VOTERS remember )
II went to the Cubs game today and enjoyed time with my family. Fortunately I still have time to remind you that gas price increases are global and you voted against helping Americans lower them.
Riding his bike and NOT driving a gas guzzler. I’m good with that. Congress sure takes a lot of time off, but I guess potus doesn’t even get the weekend. But keep tweeting. Super productive.
And what proposals have you made to provide relief?
Have you ever actually done anything for working class people and small businesses in your district, like your profile says? I doubt it.
He’s ready to sign the law stopping price gouging but you didn’t vote to pass it. What oil companies are you protesting this week?
Nah, I’m building a chicken coup.
I did fill my 25 gallon tank with $3.59/gas (after my points discount).
And I drive a behemoth truck. But I plan my trips & watch my $.
Are gas prices more important than our democracy? Nope.
Tell me how much time Trump spent at Mar-A-Lago again?
How did YOU vote on the price gouging bill??
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 232
H R 7688 YEA-AND-NAY 19-May-2022 12:15 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act
— YEAS 217 —
—- NAYS 207 —
—- NOT VOTING 5 —
Asked and answered.
You could have voted against price-gouging. Why didn’t you?
I am American and I filled my tank without undue anxiety, went grocery shopping and purchased same items As norm and live at the beach. I’m glad our President also takes time@to recharge on the weekends. Even happier that he isn’t also charging others to stay at his gaudy resorts
So I am ASSuming you working all weekend on a solution. I look forward to your report on Tuesday
Didn’t you vote no on the oil price gauging bill?
Do you prefer to be called by your full name “Mr. Clear and Present Danger” or do you have a nickname???
We see what you did there.
@GOP is like a broken record. Same thing over and over and over with zero progress. Stuck in the rut, stuck in the past. [….]Yawn[….]
Congress is only in session for about 172 days a year – how many days do YOU spend at home during that same year jaystun?
I dunno, he holds open public townhall meetings in the district, right? Just spitballing here…
Interesting that the former President was on the golf course just about every weekend but no complaints about that especially during a pandemic. How did you vote on bills that would have helped those that elected you?
And what exactly are you doing to help?
The grocery store I’m afraid to go to in case some maniac walks in with a assault weapon? That grocery store?
Actively voting NO on anything that could possibly help! You don’t support the working class w/culture wars, Smith.
What’s your solution to solving worldwide inflation this weekend?
Did you vote for the gas gouging bill?
No. See above.
Are you seriously sitting home and watching prices? I suspect most Americans are enjoying their weekend – certainly no obvious lack of vacationers in our area and no shortage of cars on the highway.
In 2007, Massachusetts amended its Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act, which had been enacted in 2000 to address clashes between abortion opponents and advocates of abortion rights outside clinics where abortions were performed. The amended version of the Act makes it a crime to knowingly stand on a “public way or sidewalk” within 35 feet of an entrance or driveway to any “reproductive health care facility,” defined as “a place, other than within or upon the grounds of a hospital, where abortions are offered or performed.”
Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court.
A Massachusetts statute makes it a crime to knowingly stand on a “public way or sidewalk” within 35 feet of an entrance or driveway to any place, other than a hospital, where abortions are performed. Mass. Gen. Laws, ch. 266, §§120E½(a), (b) (West 2012). Petitioners are individuals who approach and talk to women outside such facilities, attempting to dissuade them from having abortions. The statute prevents petitioners from doing so near the facilities’ entrances. The question presented is whether the statute violates the First Amendment.
Petitioners wish to converse with their fellow citizens about an important subject on the public streets and sidewalks—sites that have hosted discussions about the issues of the day throughout history. Respondents assert undeniably significant interests in maintaining public safety on those same streets and sidewalks, as well as in preserving access to adjacent healthcare facilities. But here the Commonwealth has pursued those interests by the extreme step of closing a substantial portion of a traditional public forum to all speakers. It has done so without seriously addressing the problem through alternatives that leave the forum open for its time-honored purposes. The Commonwealth may not do that consistent with the First Amendment.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
It is so ordered.
Today, at the United States Supreme Court:
ABC News @ABC
A new, imposing eight-foot-high fence was erected overnight at the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of protests over a bombshell draft opinion on abortion.
[….] 1:16 PM · May 5, 2022
Apparently the First Amendment doesn’t apply.
“…Petitioners wish to converse with their fellow citizens about an important subject on the public streets and sidewalks—sites that have hosted discussions about the issues of the day throughout history…”
“…by the extreme step of closing a substantial portion of a traditional public forum to all speakers. It has done so without seriously addressing the problem through alternatives that leave the forum open for its time-honored purposes…”
Apparently the First Amendment doesn’t apply to criticism of the Supreme Court. Snowflakes.
An event scheduled for March 21st in Jefferson City:
[….] Congresswoman Hartzler is hosting a recognition ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans on Monday, March 21, 2022 in Jefferson City, MO. [….]
Two weeks ago:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 57
H R 3967 YEA-AND-NAY 3-Mar-2022 10:59 AM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Honoring our PACT Act
—- YEAS 256 —
—- NAYS 174 —
Graves (MO) Hartzler
The bill summary:
Summary: H.R.3967 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Passed House (03/03/2022)
Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 or the Honoring our PACT Act of 2021
This bill addresses health care, presumption of service-connection, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service.
The bill provides eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care, including mental health services and counseling, to veterans who (1) participated in a toxic exposure risk activity (a qualifying activity that requires a corresponding entry in an exposure tracking record system), (2) served in specified locations on specified dates, or (3) deployed in support of a specified contingency operation.
The bill establishes the Formal Advisory Committee on Toxic Exposure to assist with the various procedures in establishing or removing presumptions of service-connection.
The bill modifies or establishes the presumption of service-connection for certain conditions or purposes for various groups of veterans.
Among other requirements, the VA must
– provide a veteran with a medical examination regarding the nexus between a disability and toxic exposure risk activity if a veteran submits a disability compensation claim for a service-connected disability with insufficient evidence,
– incorporate a clinical questionnaire to help determine potential toxic exposures as part of the initial screening conducted for veterans with a VA primary care provider, and
– establish a registry for current or past members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam at a Department of Defense location.
Vicky Hartzler (r) voted “No.” As if anyone would expect anything else.
Vicky Hartzler @VickyHartzlerMO
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
[….] 12:58 PM · Jan 17, 2022
Vicky Hartzler @VickyHartzlerMO
The woke Left’s attack on our families and values has turned blue Virginia red. America will not stand for this critical race theory and radical gender theory assault on our children. It’s time to fight back! 8:49 AM · Nov 3, 2021
Vicky Hartzler @VickyHartzlerMO
The DOJ should not be weaponized to silence the voice of concerned parents. Critical race theory has NO PLACE in American classrooms.
[….] 12:04 PM · Oct 5, 2021
Hey Vicky, define Critical Race Theory [CRT]. And while you’re at it, tell us which K-12 schools in Missouri are teaching it.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
“Even in the inevitable moments when all seems hopeless, men know that without hope they cannot really live, and in agonizing desperation they cry for the bread of hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 12:13 PM · Jan 17, 2022
There is much hilarity in the responses:
I certainly hope you will defeated in 2024.
You represent everything MLK fought against. Shame on you
After today, you won’t be seeing Hawley support the message of MLK until next year on this date.
Josh googles ‘famous quotes by Martin Luther King’
Love the quote but you quoting it is hypocrisy
Pass the voting rights bill
Vote yes then to voters rights! Otherwise this is JustBlowing in the Wind
They said scary people would be “” MLK today… damn they were right [….]
Is this a joke?? It has to be a joke, right?
“The world was made for those not cursed with self awareness.”
Don’t quote him unless you are voting for the Freedom to Vote Act.
How did you tweet this with a straight face? Do you think we don’t know you?
And what are YOU doing for voting rights, Senator?
MLK is Hawley’s hero. LOL NOT
You gotta be fkg kidding me.
You don’t deserve to invoke his name.
Keep his words as out of your mouth as they are out of your heart.
How dare you quote this man, when your actions are the exact opposite of everything he believed in and fought for?
WTF are YOU quoting MLK for????
Sit down. MLK would have never supported the insurrection party.
Nothing worse than someone like you quoting someone like MLK.
Look at this virtue signaling.
If you respected MLK at all, your voting record and rhetoric would have been vastly different.
Pretty odd you of all people are quoting MLK.
Noticed that you did not say anything in your own words.
Why is that?
Just words that don’t mean anything to you.
This is hilarious because if MLK was around today Josh would call him a communist and do everything he can to denounce everything he says or does.
Quoting MLK while stomping on his life’s work.
You are seriously quoting Martin Luther King, Jr. after attempting to invalidate the votes of people of color? YOU —?
MLK called for leaders of “sound integrity.”
That leaves you out, @HawleyMO
Lordy, I forgot it’s “racist white people quoting MLK day”…[….]
Quoting MLK and then burning Toni Morrison books.[….]
Yeah ummm… I don’t think you get to quote MLK jr. You would 100% oppose his views if he was alive today. You would be going to Tucker Carlson to slam him so just shush [….]
Do not say his name, while you destroy all he achieved, for your own political gain
It’s to bad that you are one of the people are promoting the REMOVAL OF Martin Luther King’s life and legacy from history class
you want you quoting Dr. King placed under that pic of the repub carrying the confed flag thru the hallways of the attacked Capitol?
or over the one where repubs beat a cop unconscious?
If only you understood and, more important, lived this quote in all its meaning and context. If only you believed in these words. Instead, using his words as you do reeks of political opportunism, just like fist-pumping at an insurrection.
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Over the last 2 years, Congress has provided more than $80 billion for the administration to improve & expand COVID-19 testing capabilities. Congress, and the American people, need to know the administration’s strategy & how @HHSgov is using taxpayer funding. 11:12 AM · Jan 4, 2022
“Over the last 2 years…”
Joe Biden was sworn in as President on January 20, 2021, less than twelve months ago.
On March 18, 2021, nine months ago, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The vote was 50-49.
Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation: Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services)
Vote Number: 125
Vote Date: March 18, 2021, 11:59 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Nomination Confirmed
Nomination Number: PN78-2
Nomination Description: Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Not Voting 1
Blunt (R-MO), Nay
Roy Blunt (r) voted “No”.
What an asshole.
Some of the Twitter responses to Roy Blunt (r):
Suddenly, you’re so concerned.
We noticed that, too.
Were you worried in summer 2020 when we learned Jared Kushner spent tax payer $ on test kits and held them back? I had covid in July 2020 and waited in line 5 days in a row for 2 hours a day to get a test. We still don’t have an answer about where those tests went? Why?
Isn’t this a state problem? Isn’t the money sent to them to manage this??
Isn’t this where MO AGO sues? How is a mask mandate considered “government control” but suing school districts and county health to prohibit masks not “government control”?
There is a test shortage because Republicans refuse to get vaccinated. According to Gallup, 40% of Republicans “don’t plan” to get vaccinated, versus 26% of Independents and just 3% of Democrats. Use your voice to convince Republicans to get vaccinated.
What happened, Roy? Didn’t get a cut you were expecting? Your state fights protection measures in court, & distorts test/case results. Biden is ramping tests up mega-fold. If people would get vaxxed & practice safety measures, we wouldn’t need so many tests. Help w/ solutions
Republicans were in charge the first year. The only plan was the President’s son-in-law telling Governors to “work the phones.”
After Trump said stop testing? Parson says MO has a stock pile of tests. Where the hell are they? Might want to take a look at your party/cult.
Roy, the governor of the state you represent (but don’t live in) just washed his hands of Covid mitigation.
Meanwhile, we are again hitting unprecedented Covid infection rates. The ICUs are near capacity AGAIN.
Why not find out WHY our Governor is AWOL in this fight?
Because you are just a spectator in the government. Apparently
2 years ago?
Who was president then?
Well what does it matter our Governor says get it, deal with it, and what happens happens. Mo. from a GOP leadership perspective has no intention of doing anything to mitigate the virus anymore. Parsons says we’re GOOD, the kings have spoken so the commoners must submit.