Can you even define socialism and which aspects of our government already fall under this definition?
Seems to be working for Walmart and Amazon.
I’ll let my grandma know that you’re coming for her social security
Grandma already knows.
Socialism: It seems to work pretty well for rich people in this country.
In case you haven’t noticed, Ann, unbridled capitalism has crushed the lives of the poor.
Sedition has also been tried, and it’s also failed.
You’re thinking of trickle down economics.
Your point being . . .
I’m going to assume you can’t define socialism
This tweet is absolutely meaningless.
Seriously, Wagner needs a new communications person. Her tweets are getting more and more pathetic.
Socialism is not one thing. It is not a monolith that needs to be demonized. You live in a society. We all do. That is what We means. And, btw, I know you know this, but we have a bunch of great socialist programs that are working just fine in this country. Disingenuous twit.
Today from the book hawker, also known as the third Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia:
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Just 8 days until the launch of the book the Left tried to cancel and suppress! It’s all about #BigTech’s attempt to run our government and our lives – with big help from the Left. Order now!
[….] 9:35 AM · Apr 26, 2021
You think there’s a chapter titled: “Viereinhalb Jahre (des Kampfes) gegen Lüge, Dummheit und Feigheit”? Just asking.
Some of the responses:
“The Left” did not try to “cancel and suppress” this awful book, the sole purpose of which is to make $$$ for Josh Hawley.
The publishing co declined to publish it after Hawley promoted & supported insurrection Jan. 6.
He’s still promoting & supporting insurrection.
Vote him out.
Any book signing events in the KC area? Any idea who might be reviewing it?
Late night TV appearances to promote? Fallon, Colbert, Daily Show?
Fun podcast hits?
Or are you just going to depend on your rich friends to buy these babies by the pound.
Heh. Wingnut welfare.
From the description: “Amassing unimaginable amounts of personal data, giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple—once symbols of American ingenuity and freedom—have become a techno-oligarchy with overwhelming economic and political power.” *Sells book ON AMAZON!*
You think the book comes with a tracking chip? Just asking.
Way to stick it to “big tech” by selling your book through an independent, small business, brick & mortar bookstore like… *checks notes* …Amazon.com.
They don’t do wingnut welfare.
“Big tech is running our lives!” He tweets, with an Amazon link, from his iPhone
Come on, man. This has to be a satire account, right?
Imagine that.. “This item is not eligible to be reviewed”
please tell the Senator that his constituents hate him and he has no credibility. Also, using Twitter to hype and Amazon to sell a book about the evils of Big Tech is hypocritical.
I don’t know how big of a sucker you have to be to click on a Twitter link leading to Amazon to buy a “cancelled” book about the tyranny of big tech, but I would imagine it has to be pretty big.
Subtitled “I hate Bezos but hey, he has the biggest selling platform and what I’m really all about is money, not actual ideas.”
On brand, Senator.
I hope the pages are three ply, we don’t want anyone getting a rash.
Hawking your book via Twitter and Amazon. You’ve officially skipped the audio track of your life. It’s like when the words don’t sync up in a movie.
Local man uses Big Tech social media site to post link to Big Tech shopping site to advertise book about how Big Tech is trying to silence him.
“…The Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the COVID–19 Health Equity Task Force and community-based organizations, shall issue guidance describing best practices to mitigate racially discriminatory language in describing the COVID–19 pandemic…”
Today in the United States Senate:
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session
Question: On Passage of the Bill (S. 937, As Amended)
Vote Number: 165
Vote Date: April 22, 2021, 01:45 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: S. 937 (COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act)
Measure Title: A bill to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.
Not Voting 5
To facilitate the expedited review of COVID–19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 23, 2021
Ms. Hirono (for herself, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Booker, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Kaine, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Markey, Mr. Menendez, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Padilla, Ms. Rosen, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Warner, Mr. Brown, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Warnock, Ms. Warren, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Peters) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time
March 24, 2021
Read the second time and placed on the calendar
To facilitate the expedited review of COVID–19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act”.
SEC. 2. REVIEW OF COVID–19 HATE CRIMES.
(a) In General.—Not later than 1 day after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall designate an officer or employee of the Department of Justice whose sole responsibility during the applicable period shall be to facilitate the expedited review of COVID–19 hate crimes and reports of any such crime to Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies.
(b) Definitions.—In this section:
(1) APPLICABLE PERIOD.—The term “applicable period” means the period beginning on the date on which the officer or employee is designated under subsection (a), and ending on the date that is 1 year after the date on which the emergency period described in subparagraph (B) of section 1135(g)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–5(g)(1)) ends, except that the Attorney General may extend such period as appropriate.
(2) COVID–19 HATE CRIME.—The term “COVID–19 hate crime” means a crime of violence (as such term is defined in section 16 of 18, United States Code) that is motivated by—
(A) the actual or perceived race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability of any person; and
(B) the actual or perceived relationship to the spread of COVID–19 of any person because of the characteristic described in subparagraph (A).
SEC. 3. GUIDANCE.
(a) Guidance For Law Enforcement Agencies.—The Attorney General shall issue guidance for State and local law enforcement agencies on how to—
(1) establish online reporting of hate crimes or incidents, and to have online reporting available in multiple languages as determined by the Attorney General; and
(2) expand culturally competent and linguistically appropriate public education campaigns, and collection of data and public reporting of hate crimes.
(b) Guidance Relating To COVID–19 Pandemic.—The Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the COVID–19 Health Equity Task Force and community-based organizations, shall issue guidance describing best practices to mitigate racially discriminatory language in describing the COVID–19 pandemic.
Ep. 59: “King Manchin” ft. Lucas Kunce (MO-D) Senate primary candidate for 2022
APRIL 12TH, 2021 | 02:05:08 | E59
Host Adam Sommer (JD) provides an opening statement on equity creating equality, then has a chat with Lucas Kunce (MO-D) a candidate for the Missouri 2022 Senate race. Then Adam is joined by an expert panel for talkin’ politics to break down major stories from the week that was, which then turns into the last call, a deep dive on a particular issue.
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Supreme Court Justices appointed by both Democrat and Republican presidents have shared the view that 9 is the right number of SCOTUS seats. 9:38 AM · Apr 11, 2021
Did you ask Merrick Garland?
As always, there’s much hilarity in the responses:
After the Jan 6 2021, I don’t believe too many of us care what you think anymore. @RoyBlunt #InsurrectionHasConsequences
Say his name. Say his name a few hundred times if you have to. Learn it. Any time you say anything about Democrats and the Supreme Court, this should pop into your mind:
This statement is blind to the entire history of the court, in the hopes of swaying the public in what seems a purposefully dishonest stance by a man who is supposedly a public servant.
But you’re cool with denying Obama’s pick in 2016 and packing the Court with 5 justices picked by presidents who lost the popular vote. So gaming the system is 100% OK when it benefits conservatives. Got it.
Well, now that you mention it.
You forgot to mention how 6 of the 9 justices were appointed by Republicans even though a Republican has gotten more votes than the democratic candidate exactly once since 1988. So please explain to us how the court is representative of the American people
There are 13 circuit courts. When the number was set at 9 – there were 9 circuits. Butt out.
So if 9 is this magical number that is sacred then why was it 8 for over a year from January 2016 to February 2017?
The number of Justices is neither outlined in the Constitution, nor historically stable or inflexible. If the leaning of the court were reversed you would be first in line to loudly call for more justices. Quit trying to mask your partisanship with weak justification
Thanks Senator, can you point me where in the Constitution it says the Supreme Court is made up of 9 justices? I can’t seem to find that part…
If Republicans can do anything they please with Supreme Court nominations, then Democrats can, too. That’s the way this works. MERRICK. GARLAND.
You and the GOP lost all credibility on this after you refused to seat Merrick Garland.
It’s hilarious that you think the SC isn’t partisan when you’ve gone out of your way to make it so…
Um. I’m sure you won’t mind if we don’t pay much attention to what your party has to say about the Supreme Court.
There is no “right number.” There have been more, there have been less. It is only the number it is now. That’s all.
Having nine Supreme Court Justices seems correct to you because six of them are conservative. I’m sure that fact has nothing to do with your opinion.
According to the Constitution it is not up to the Supreme Court’s justices to decide the appropriate number.
Mitt Romney @MittRomney
A Senate evenly split between both parties and a bare Democratic House majority are hardly a mandate to “go it alone.” The President should live up to the bipartisanship he preached in his inaugural address. 2:54 PM · Apr 1, 2021
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
New pictures of Joe Biden’s border crisis – hundreds of children jammed into holding pens designed for just a few dozen, unsanitary conditions, total chaos
[….] 3:21 PM · Mar 30, 2021
Some of the responses:
Did you visit the border during the previous guy’s time !!!
First image, chief. You’re never shaking this shit off
Old pictures of you being an insurrectionist
Picture of @HawleyMO giving a “heil” to his brownshirts.
Picture of how Josh Hawley saw himself on #Jan6
Watching Republicans flip from supporting these border tactics to speaking out against them in less then two months is an astounding master class in hypocrisy.
Oh you care about kids on the border now?
More pictures of the Capital riot that Josh fully endorsed. Josh let’s start that committee and find out who knew what, and who participated. Your names at the top of the list.
Yet, no solution from the GQP about it. Border Walls are ineffective in the long run.
Where was Hawley when children were being molested by border guards in Trump’s administration? He speaks up now only for partisan gain. Hawley cares for no one but himself.
Ah yeah what’s your solution tho
So.. You’re saying Trump’s wall failed?
Shut the hell up, traitor
Deflection isn’t working.
Y’all still killed 450K Americans. Rest were perhaps unavoidable.
If you care so much about kids why did you try to take healthcare away from so many of them?
‘seditionists talking shit’…. should be a new tv series that airs on fox entertainment – at least until they are arrested
This wasn’t a problem for you a few months ago– wonder what changed
Thank you Senator Hawley for calling this out. I wish you were one of my Senators.
If you’re from Virginia he already is.
The GOP is so predictable with their rants and raves and never provide a viable solution.
Why is that?
Treasonous Hawley says what?
They should break down those barriers like your Insurrectionist Goon Squad broke down the barriers at the US Capitol on 1/6/2020 after you emboldened them with your fist-salute support. (Then they killed a cop.)
Bet you can’t wait to put that on newsmax, right jughead?
I’m more afraid of you and your insurrectionists. I don’t see a bunch of guns on these immigrants nor them beating cops with Blue lives Matter flag poles. As well as the stars and stripes.
Why are you just now concerned about this?
Hmmm… not one word from you when tRump was holding children in cages. You could me more hypocritical if you tried!
Tell us again how unfair it is that ur book deal got killed. How you’re a victim of the cancel culture. I never get tired of that one!!
Shut up you had no problem with this before
So as a US Senator.. WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT?
And now you people oppose this ?
Yep, immigration has problems. Biden didn’t cause it, though. He just stopped temporarily suppressing it with human rights violations.
How about addressing the real problems instead of getting excited by the suffering of brown people?
Since when have you ever cared about kids at the border?
Like you care.
Why is it that we never see any replies supporting your tweets, only ones denouncing them.
Oh, right. You’re evil.
Well, to be fair, there are always a few.
You mean Trump’s border crisis that Biden has to clean up.
Just a friendly reminder Joshie. All the deflection in the world won’t change the fact that you are a traitor, you spread #TheBigLie, and helped instigate the #CapitolRiots.
He gets a lot of that.
Hey Josh maybe instead of playing a game of cynical gotcha politics, you could offer solutions as to how to take care of these kids.
Deportation doesn’t count.
Do you think we don’t remember what you guys were doing on the border? It’s only been three months
Are you saying Trump didn’t actually build a big, beautiful, impenetrable wall?
You must know by now that this fascism thing really is going to go down hard. Probably should start pretending you believe in democracy again. This really isn’t a good look.
And what’s your plan?
I have the sneaky suspicion that you don’t give a hoot in hell about those kids. That you’re just doing this to score political points and show that you can suck up to Trump as well as #CancunCruz. But I could be wrong. #SeditionCaucus
remember when you led an insurrection against the Us Govt?
Awe, the GQP is deflecting from Biden passing his American rescue plan which had overwhelming bipartisan support from the American people. You’re upset your MO to obstruct Biden’s agenda didn’t work. Your constituents will know how you and rest of the sedition caucus operate.
Please do something constructive instead of playing with your phone all day. Do you have any legitimate ideas about immigration reform? Not ripping kids from their mothers arms but actual human intelligent ideas? Why don’t you try yelling about that?
– 39 of the top 40 OECD nations have socialized medicine
– Americans pay over TWICE the cost that citizens of those other countries pay
– Americans’ lifespans are 3 years shorter than the OECD average
Why does the U.S. military have it, proud West Point mom?
How do you define socialized medicine? Is the VA socialized medicine? Is Medicare? Is the NHS? How about Canada’s system? Why does the US spend more HC and get worse outcomes than other developed countries? Should people who don’t have insurance due on the street?
It works all over the world. In other news – you’re an idiot.
It’s all bullshit—these fools will talk shit until the cardiologist schedules their open heart surgery. Then Medicare magically becomes something worth having!
If, by “doesn’t work”, you mean socialized medicine shuts out insurance companies and corporations from profiting from illness, prevents cancer patients from organizing Go-Fund-Me requests / garage sales and treats each sick person equally regardless of income, you nailed it.
Nailed it. This is the real reason why conservatives continue to put fear in the hearts of less informed people, the word ‘socialism’ is the scary word. But it’s big corporations, insurance companies, drug companies that keep paying to keep this farce up.
You have absolutely no idea what single payer healthcare means. It works in MANY Countries, including your neighbor to the north – Canada.
“Socialized medicine” is a buzzword your insurance Corps use to scare people off public healthcare b/c most of them would cease to exist.
Today’s ratio winner. I swear the GOP is in a race to the bottom, among its candidates.
It’s not a race if you’re already there.
Except for in Canada, England, France, Germany, all of Scandinavia and pretty much the entire developed, industrialized world.
Okay, now do socialized medical insurance. Also known as INSURANCE.
Why? Because that’s all anyone is proposing, making insurance guaranteed and nonprofit. The medical care itself remains the same – other than being more affordable/universally accessible.
Lies ain’t cool, lady.
It works really well, patients get the care they need without having to worry about being bankrupted. Australian spending per head is 7% of GDP compared with 17% in the USA. And our health outcomes are better. How does it “not work”? Love Australia.
I’d be embarrassed to advertise my ignorance like this.
She’s from Missouri.
There are so many studies on this, Ann. I would post a study, but I know nobody would read it.
USA is the only developed capitalist nation to not have universal healthcare.
We pay twice the avg of our OECD counterparts (most expensive in the world), and we get worse results.
Yes if by “not working” you mean “produces better outcomes at far lower costs per capita” It’s been “not working” in almost every other industrialized nation for years.
I’d be ok with it “not working” here as well.
That’s just dumb!! I can go to a hospital have MRIs, ct scans and it cost me zero! My friend in the US with the same condition paid over $25000 for the same tests, and didn’t have some because she just couldn’t afford it. Where is it right that only rich people survive??
Well, some form of it seems to work extremely well for most every first-world country. So why do you think it doesn’t?
The interesting thing is that with all the countries that you mentioned.
Less is spent per capita on health care than what is spent in the US and with better health outcomes.
That’s because less goes towards profits, corporate bonuses and lobbyists etc.
That is absolutely not true. Medicare is socialized medicine and it works pretty well. Healthcare in Canada is socialized and works extremely well. Healthcare in much of Europe is socialized and yes, it also works well. Make a statement like that and you better have facts.
Well Ann, it works for the most of the world, even many country less developed.
Perhaps you meant, it doesn’t work like in not as profitable for some. Well, it shouldn’t, at the minimum the tax payer will expect return of his money in a decent healthcare system.
There are multiple examples that it does. For Profit healthcare is what doesn’t work. How can you love a system that can bankrupt entire families for a simple procedure? Absolutely ridiculous.
Ah. The never-ever argument. Nationalized healthcare works in most countries in world. The only difference is we want to keep the shackle of workplace/insurance dynamic. Why? Because no one has a better system?
– no one pays more for less than Americans.