Ann Wagner @AnnLWagner
Missourians know how to balance their budget – the federal government should too. 9:07 AM · Apr 28, 2022
Show us you don’t really know much about social media without telling us you don’t know much about social media.
There is hilarity in the responses:
So you regret your vote to give billionaires a tax cut?
Says the woman who voted to blow up the deficit.
I was on a tele-town hall with you when you said the reason you ran for office originally was because you thought the Democrats were being fiscally irresponsible. Then you voted for the Trump tax scam.
You weren’t worried about balancing the budget when you gave big tax cuts to the ultra rich and corporations.
They know how to underfund public education too. Should the feds do that as well? 49 state fund education and teacher salaries better than MO.
Tip O’Neill used to have a great retort when Reagan would call for a balance budget amendment. He would say if President Reagan wanted a balanced budget, he should just send one up. What could possibly be the response to that putdown?
Y’all made this mess. We clean it up. Every time.
Easy for you to say that while you’re out of power. Wasn’t so easy for you to vote that way from 2016-2020 though.
Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency from 2016–2018 and did not balance the budget. Why not?
So sick of the constant whining with no actual plans or policies put forward. Last I heard you voted to blow up the budget with the trump tax cuts for the wealthy.
Aren’t you the federal government? Haven’t you been the federal government for a while?
Someone tell Ann we’re roasting her over here. Does her social team even look back at the crap they tweet?
You have room to talk. You voted for a tax reform bill that added trillions $ to the national debt with absolutely no way to pay for it. #Hypocrite
Republicans like @annlwagner only care about the federal deficit when a Democrat is in the WH. They look the other way when a Republican is in office. The hypocrisy is stunning!
CRT belongs in the advanced law classrooms it is taught in where people are being trained to recognized racist systems and work to make the world a better, more equitable place.
It isn’t. Find one example of CRT (that means critical race theory in case you didn’t know, and refers to graduate/law school level courses) being taught in an elementary or high school. Talking about race/diversity is not CRT.
And neither does Q, Ann. Neither does Q.
Please explain what CRT is and in what classroom is it being taught?
What is CRT? As a former MO educator, I’ve never heard this phrase during my education program or public school classroom experience. Please provide further details.
Explain CRT to us Ann. Go ahead.
The cathode ray tube is an important part of our technological history. Denying the existence of this masterpiece is criminal in and of itself.
Well, they did have to strap those big sets on those audio/visual carts. And even then it was so top heavy that it would easily tip over. Big safety issue.
It’s never been in a classroom, unless it’s a graduate law school classroom.
What made you like this Ann?
It’s a requirement to be in the modern republican party.
Who the hell is in charge of your social media, Ann?? @Eric_Schmitt??
Heh. We see what you did there.
What classroom is CRT in, Ann? Give me a name.
Neither does GOP propaganda, Ann. Stop with the divisive dog whistle narratives.
Cool, it isn’t being taught in the classrooms so we’re good then.
This is lazy, even for you.
It’s not in the classroom you dim bulb. It’s an elective in law school.
Confederate-ass John Birch Society bullshit doesn’t belong in the classroom.
Your bigotry doesn’t really belong anywhere.
And while you’re at it, define CRT. I highly doubt you even know what it is.
“…The choice is not between order and liberty. It is between liberty with order and anarchy without either. There is danger that, if the Court does not temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom, it will convert the constitutional Bill of Rights into a suicide pact.” – MR. JUSTICE JACKSON, dissenting. Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949)
***if you are a white, straight, cis, Christian
****and if my pharmaceutical and Edward Jones lobbyist let me
I wish we had the right to be safe from airborne viruses in the workplace. Maybe you could come up with legislation to require vaccination or regular tests.
You Ann know exactly how elections are run. As Director in STL county the checks, double checks, the audit that go into certification. Your no vote yesterday was direct opposite of protection of my constitutional rights.
Which rights in particular. Or are you gonna fight for all of them even if you don’t agree with them
Lmao, since when?
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ALL of them?
“Protect your Constitutional Rights*”
* exceptions include, voting rights, reprorductive freedom, the separation of church and state, the 13/14/15th Anendments, the Supremacy Clause, 4th Amendment rights
you’re really getting in the way of my pursuit of happiness, ann
Ms Wagner, please stop. We know better.
Due process and reproductive health.
You just voted against the Freedom to Vote act yesterday.
Labor laws, relief aid, combating racial discrimination- either silent when your constituents rights are on the line or openly vote against them.
What about Right to Assemble?
Right to Vote?
Right to Free and Fair Elections?
Right to our own reproductive health decisions?
Not voting rights! What are you scared of Ann???
Only the ones you agree with.
This is simply not true
It helps when you buy a SCOTUS to define constitutional
Then why don’t you support the right to vote without obstruction?
I’m truly embarrassed you are my ‘representative’.
Why would you use “your” in here? Do you think constitutional rights are subject to conditions? Only apply to some? Define “your”
Constitutional rights according to *your* interpretation, Ann.
Is that a joke
Ann…. God doesn’t like liars.
How about you just focus on your oath? How about next time you hold seditionists like Steve Bannon in contempt, rather than in high regard?
Well.. if the past is any indication of the future, I would say that’s a big fat whopper of a lie Ann.
Nobody believes your lies
You lie with such sleaze. It’s almost like second nature to you like breathing. [….]
Meaningless platitudes are worthless, Ann.
Why make voting harder? Why make the pandemic worse? Why only care about spending during D presidencies?
Because you only care about what you can do for money.
You’re Prolife for a fetal heartbeat but not the one beating in my chest. You opposed healthcare for us with pre-existing conditions (cue the squeal). You’re anti mitigation to protect vulnerable from Covid. You oppose Medicaid expansion causing hospitals to close. Try again.
Why do Republicans want to destroy American democracy?
Ann, in order to fight to protect our constitutional rights, you first have to commit to protecting the constitution. In the 2020 election, you failed to do this.
Your tweet is thus disingenuous at best and an outright lie at worst.
Finally, late last night, “Infrastructure Week – Part 1”:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 369
H R 3684 YEA-AND-NAY 5-Nov-2021 11:24 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment
BILL TITLE: INVEST in America Act
—- YEAS 228 —
—- NAYS 206 —
Anyone thinking that all of the projects should go to Kansas City?
Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].
In the Senate, August 10, 2021:
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session
Question: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 3684, As Amended)
Vote Number: 314
Vote Date: August 10, 2021, 11:17 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: H.R. 3684 (INVEST in America Act)
Measure Title: A bill to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.
Not Voting 1
Joe Biden (D) [2020 file photo].
From President Joe Biden:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2021
Statement by President Joe Biden on the House Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Tonight, we took a monumental step forward as a nation.
The United States House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a once-in-generation bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create millions of jobs, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity, and put us on a path to win the economic competition for the 21st Century.
It will create good-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced. Jobs that will transform our transportation system with the most significant investments in passenger and freight rail, roads, bridges, ports, airports, and public transit in generations.
This will make it easier for companies to get goods to market more quickly and reduce supply chain bottlenecks now and for decades to come. This will ease inflationary pressures and lower costs for working families.
The bill will create jobs replacing lead water pipes so every family can drink clean water.
It will make high-speed internet affordable and available everywhere in America.
This bill will make historic and significant strides that take on the climate crisis. It will build out the first-ever national network of electric vehicle charging stations across the country. We will get America off the sidelines on manufacturing solar panels, wind farms, batteries, and electric vehicles to grow these supply chains, reward companies for paying good wages and for sourcing their materials from here in the United States, and allow us to export these products and technologies to the world.
It will also make historic investments in environmental clean-up and remediation, and build up our resilience for the next superstorms, droughts, wildfires, and hurricanes that cost us billions of dollars in damage each year.
I’m also proud that a rule was voted on that will allow for passage of my Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives the week of November 15th.
The Build Back Better Act will be a once-in-a-generation investment in our people.
It will lower bills for healthcare, child care, elder care, prescription drugs, and preschool. And middle-class families get a tax cut.
This bill is also fiscally responsible, fully paid for, and doesn’t raise the deficit. It does so by making sure the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations begin to pay their fair share and doesn’t raise taxes a single cent on anyone making less than $400,000 per year.
I look forward to signing both of these bills into law.
Generations from now, people will look back and know this is when America won the economic competition for the 21st Century.
And from the White House:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2021
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Today, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. For far too long, Washington policymakers have celebrated “infrastructure week” without ever agreeing to build infrastructure. The President promised to work across the aisle to deliver results and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. After the President put forward his plan to do exactly that and then negotiated a deal with Members of Congress from both parties, this historic legislation is moving to his desk for signature.
This Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind. The legislation will help ease inflationary pressures and strengthen supply chains by making long overdue improvements for our nation’s ports, airports, rail, and roads. It will drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably so that everyone gets ahead for decades to come. Combined with the President’s Build Back Framework, it will add on average 1.5 million jobs per year for the next 10 years.
This historic legislation will:
Deliver clean water to all American families and eliminate the nation’s lead service lines. Currently, up to 10 million American households and 400,000 schools and child care centers lack safe drinking water. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will invest $55 billion to expand access to clean drinking water for households, businesses, schools, and child care centers all across the country. From rural towns to struggling cities, the legislation will invest in water infrastructure and eliminate lead service pipes, including in Tribal Nations and disadvantaged communities that need it most.
Ensure every American has access to reliable high-speed internet. Broadband internet is necessary for Americans to do their jobs, to participate equally in school learning, health care, and to stay connected. Yet, by one definition, more than 30 million Americans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds – a particular problem in rural communities throughout the country. And, according to the latest OECD data, among 35 countries studied, the United States has the second highest broadband costs. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will deliver $65 billion to help ensure that every American has access to reliable high-speed internet through a historic investment in broadband infrastructure deployment. The legislation will also help lower prices for internet service and help close the digital divide, so that more Americans can afford internet access.
Repair and rebuild our roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity, and safety for all users. In the United States, 1 in 5 miles of highways and major roads, and 45,000 bridges, are in poor condition. The legislation will reauthorize surface transportation programs for five years and invest $110 billion in additional funding to repair our roads and bridges and support major, transformational projects. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal makes the single largest investment in repairing and reconstructing our nation’s bridges since the construction of the interstate highway system. It will rebuild the most economically significant bridges in the country as well as thousands of smaller bridges. The legislation also includes the first ever Safe Streets and Roads for All program to support projects to reduce traffic fatalities, which claimed more than 20,000 lives in the first half of 2021.
Improve transportation options for millions of Americans and reduce greenhouse emissions through the largest investment in public transit in U.S. history. America’s public transit infrastructure is inadequate – with a multibillion-dollar repair backlog, representing more than 24,000 buses, 5,000 rail cars, 200 stations, and thousands of miles of track, signals, and power systems in need of replacement. Communities of color are twice as likely to take public transportation and many of these communities lack sufficient public transit options. The transportation sector in the United States is now the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation includes $39 billion of new investment to modernize transit, in addition to continuing the existing transit programs for five years as part of surface transportation reauthorization. In total, the new investments and reauthorization in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal provide $89.9 billion in guaranteed funding for public transit over the next five years — the largest Federal investment in public transit in history. The legislation will expand public transit options across every state in the country, replace thousands of deficient transit vehicles, including buses, with clean, zero emission vehicles, and improve accessibility for the elderly and people with disabilities.
Upgrade our nation’s airports and ports to strengthen our supply chains and prevent disruptions that have caused inflation. This will improve U.S. competitiveness, create more and better jobs at these hubs, and reduce emissions. Decades of neglect and underinvestment in our infrastructure have left the links in our goods movement supply chains struggling to keep up with our strong economic recovery from the pandemic. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will make the fundamental changes that are long overdue for our nation’s ports and airports so this will not happen again. The United States built modern aviation, but our airports lag far behind our competitors. According to some rankings, no U.S. airports rank in the top 25 of airports worldwide. Our ports and waterways need repair and reimagination too. The legislation invests $17 billion in port infrastructure and waterways and $25 billion in airports to address repair and maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion and emissions near ports and airports, and drive electrification and other low-carbon technologies. Modern, resilient, and sustainable port, airport, and freight infrastructure will strengthen our supply chains and support U.S. competitiveness by removing bottlenecks and expediting commerce and reduce the environmental impact on neighboring communities.
Make the largest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak. U.S. passenger rail lags behind the rest of the world in reliability, speed, and coverage. China already has 22,000 miles of high-speed rail, and is planning to double that by 2035. The legislation positions rail to play a central role in our transportation and economic future, investing $66 billion in additional rail funding to eliminate the Amtrak maintenance backlog, modernize the Northeast Corridor, and bring world-class rail service to areas outside the northeast and mid-Atlantic. This is the largest investment in passenger rail since Amtrak’s creation, 50 years ago and will create safe, efficient, and climate-friendly alternatives for moving people and freight.
Build a national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers. U.S. market share of plug-in EV sales is only one-third the size of the Chinese EV market. That needs to change. The legislation will invest $7.5 billion to build out a national network of EV chargers in the United States. This is a critical step in the President’s strategy to fight the climate crisis and it will create good U.S. manufacturing jobs. The legislation will provide funding for deployment of EV chargers along highway corridors to facilitate long-distance travel and within communities to provide convenient charging where people live, work, and shop. This investment will support the President’s goal of building a nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers to accelerate the adoption of EVs, reduce emissions, improve air quality, and create good-paying jobs across the country.
Upgrade our power infrastructure to deliver clean, reliable energy across the country and deploy cutting-edge energy technology to achieve a zero-emissions future. According to the Department of Energy, power outages cost the U.S. economy up to $70 billion annually. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal’s more than $65 billion investment includes the largest investment in clean energy transmission and grid in American history. It will upgrade our power infrastructure, by building thousands of miles of new, resilient transmission lines to facilitate the expansion of renewables and clean energy, while lowering costs. And it will fund new programs to support the development, demonstration, and deployment of cutting-edge clean energy technologies to accelerate our transition to a zero-emission economy.
Make our infrastructure resilient against the impacts of climate change, cyber-attacks, and extreme weather events. Millions of Americans feel the effects of climate change each year when their roads wash out, power goes down, or schools get flooded. Last year alone, the United States faced 22 extreme weather and climate-related disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each – a cumulative price tag of nearly $100 billion. People of color are more likely to live in areas most vulnerable to flooding and other climate change-related weather events. The legislation makes our communities safer and our infrastructure more resilient to the impacts of climate change and cyber-attacks, with an investment of over $50 billion to protect against droughts, heat, floods and wildfires, in addition to a major investment in weatherization. The legislation is the largest investment in the resilience of physical and natural systems in American history.
Deliver the largest investment in tackling legacy pollution in American history by cleaning up Superfund and brownfield sites, reclaiming abandoned mines, and capping orphaned oil and gas wells. In thousands of rural and urban communities around the country, hundreds of thousands of former industrial and energy sites are now idle – sources of blight and pollution. Proximity to a Superfund site can lead to elevated levels of lead in children’s blood. The bill will invest $21 billion clean up Superfund and brownfield sites, reclaim abandoned mine land and cap orphaned oil and gas wells. These projects will remediate environmental harms, address the legacy pollution that harms the public health of communities, create good-paying union jobs, and advance long overdue environmental justice This investment will benefit communities of color as, it has been found that 26% of Black Americans and 29% of Hispanic Americans live within 3 miles of a Superfund site, a higher percentage than for Americans overall.
[emphasis in original]
Anyone think they’ll name a bridge after Josh Hawley (r)?
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.
– 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.