Yesterday at the Missouri Ethics Commission:
C190817 11/03/2022 Conservative Solutions for Missouri PAC Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Lane Westphalia MO 65085 None Retired 11/3/2022 $25,000.00
Conservative solutions? They have a plan. Distract. Dismantle.
A conservative solution is an oxymoron.
Ann Wagner @AnnLWagner
Hope everyone is enjoying #LaborDay!
8:19 AM · Sep 5, 2022
When you don’t vote you get what management votes for.
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.
A few days ago:
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?
You really must think people are very dumb.
Number of Children Below Poverty in Missouri’s 8th Congressional District (2017):
American Community Survey – Census Reporter – In Missouri’s 8th Congressional District:
Per capita income
about three-quarters of the amount in Missouri: $31,839 ±$172
about two-thirds of the amount in United States: $35,384 ±$91
Median household income
about 80 percent of the amount in Missouri: $57,290 ±$288
about two-thirds of the amount in United States: $64,994 ±$128
18.5% ±0.5% (131,404 ±3,812)
Persons below poverty line
about 1.4 times the rate in Missouri: 13% 772,992 (±0.2% / ±11,899)
about 1.4 times the rate in United States: 12.8% 40,910,326 (±0.1% / ±258,486)
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
The Washington Democrats’ response to families who are suffering the worst inflation crisis in 40 years is to give the IRS even more money to go after those families.
9:03 AM · Aug 23, 2022
Do you know anyone who makes more than $400,000.00 a year?
As usual, there was much hilarity in the responses:
Help us out.
What is your income?
How much are your taxes going up?
-87k new over 10 years
-50k current employees scheduled to retire
-Your district has the LOWEST per capita household income… $31k & under are not getting audited.
I believe the response was extra money that helped lift kids out of poverty. I believe you fought against that.
Bro, you represent the poorest district in Missouri and continue to give tax cuts to the wealthy.
Those families aren’t cheating on their taxes. Stop lying. What are you scared of?
Is this the best you can do. This lie has been debunked multiple times.
If I am audited. I’ll comply with it. What’s your problem?
Really, the IRS has no interest in “going after” ANYONE who pays their taxes in the 1st place.
It’s not so hard to understand.
Enforcing tax laws shouldn’t scare anyone except people breaking tax laws..
As usual, this is completely false. The IRS audits irregularities, and not even on the first issue. Be honest with your constituents.
This is a lie. Those suffering the worst, are making nowhere near 400K. The IRS will be going after the tax cheats making 400K or more.
No. After people like you.
No, the Democrats’ response was the Inflation Reduction Act.
The REPUBLICAN response was to VOTE AGAINST IT.
Yeah, so gaslight somewhere else.
The #InflationReductionAct increases taxes on taxpayers making over $400K/year. That’s the top 1.8% of taxpayers — does that sound like the middle class?
The top 5% cheats their way out of $300 BILLION/year. It’s time they pay their #FairShare! That’s why the IRS needs funding.
America’s wealthiest 10% have 70% of all income and wealth.
So no, Jason.
The IRS will not be targeting the 90% of working families with only 30% of the income and wealth.
The GOP is terrified of their wealthy donors being audited.
They were paid to keep that from happening and failed.
IRS agents pursue and prosecute tax frauds. Once again, the Missouri GOP proves they’re not the ‘law and order’ party.
BTW, tax cuts do nothing to reduce inflation. The Missouri GOP are pushing for tax cuts for the wealthy at the worst possible time.
Jason why don’t you tell us about all the failing infrastructure in your district or how people from your district are literally starving and how the only thing you do is complain on Twitter that democrats are trying to help people.
I find your tweet of no help and wonder how you justify a 6 figure tax payer salary
You mean the 10 year plan to replace the aging workforce? Most Americans don’t make enough money to not take the standard deduction. You lie about everything, clown boy.
There it is.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
This is the most pro-censorship, anti-First Amendment administration in American history. Hands down
9:46 AM · Jul 18, 2022
Some of the responses:
You got your hands up for insurrectionists, bro! [….]
Ok, Senator Karen. Your post is 5 years late, but thanks for playing.
What, if anything, has Hawley done for Missouri?
Other than embarrassing us? Not a damn thing.
As you freely criticize it online
Shush he’d have to understand the first amendment to get the irony here.
Name 1 thing you’ve done for the state of Missouri that’s positive.. I will wait
He doesn’t actually live there?
Ur tweet took a long time to send. Trump isn’t President anymore.
But let’s ban books!
In other news, Josh Hawley announced his new initiative to force women to wear electronic locator collars. Said Hawley of the plan, “Like anything else in nature that we need to track, I believe American women should be tracked at all times so that we know that they are doing.”
How? Just…how…did anyone elect this person?
The @GOP is banning books, speech, reproductive rights, history
y’all are banning books
In what ways, Josh?
Absolutely no references or examples in this tweet.. hmmm.. I wonder why
You still have the right to plead the Fifth.
No. That was the last dude, dude.
You’re on tv like every day
Let’s see…what states are banning books, rewriting history and controlling the topics of education? That would be the GOP-led states, sparky. Maybe sit this one out.
And you don’t live in Missouri
And yet I can still see your speaking.
How’s Virginia this time of year, Josh? [….]
Says the person tweeting and utilizing their first amendement. [….]
The last one called for the jailing of journalists simply doing their job, called them “the enemy of the people”, and was caught using the National intel agencies to spy on those critical of him. So…no. You’re just wrong.
Man whose party is currently banning books all across the country has thoughts on censorship and the First Amendment.
Haven’t you heard? Josh Hawley (r) believes he’s a “constitutional scholar”.
.. he freely whined on Twitter.
What is Josh Hawley’s (r) favorite whine? (February 23, 2021)
Anybody see Josh Hawley (r)? (March 17, 2021)
Josh Hawley (r): “As seen on TV!” (May 6, 2021)
Desperate for some sort of relevance, eh? You can smell it.
Jack Danforth wants to find an independent candidate to run for U.S. Senate in Missouri
A candidate who shuns partisanship would have ‘a lot of resources’ for campaign, former Senator says
BY: RUDI KELLER – FEBRUARY 18, 2022 6:58 PM
“So much depends on touching the better angels of our nature and that is what the campaign would be about,” Danforth said.
Clarence Thomas (r). Josh Hawley (r). Actions, not words. We remember what Jack Danforth (r) did.
There is no such thing as a “moderate” republican.
We rest our case.
Yesterday from Roy Blunt (r):
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??
Mike Parson (r). He’s not concerned.
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.
Such chutzpah, Roy.
Yesterday, the right wingnut talking point:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler
Biden pledged “unity” in January.
He has only created division, chaos, and crises.
2:11 PM · Dec 20, 2021
Some of the responses:
Remind me when did he invite a mob to attack the congress?
You left out the next bit of the quote “So, our message to every American is clear: There is action you can take to protect yourself and your family. Wear a mask in public indoor settings. Get vaccinated, get your kids vaccinated, and get a booster shot when you’re eligible.”
Didn’t you vote to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Congress?
And where is the sweet light of cooperation from you?
Sound of crickets.
Thanks so much for this remarkably helpful tweet. I’m sure that your constituents are thrilled to see efforts like this.
We’re pretty certain that’s supposed to be sarcasm.
Who do you think is paying for the surges in intensive hospital care that seem to be most acute in heavy conservative districts for some, inexplicable, reason?
And what, pray tell, are *you* doing by tweeting this? What are *you* doing to make things better? By the looks of your Twitter account…not much.
How do you bargain with people who try to kill you, planning to overthrow the government and define unity as ‘you do what I want while I obstruct what you want.’
I don’t think telling the truth counts as creating division.
And what have you done for unity? I hear crickets.
Sound of crickets.
Only the @gop and folks could use the concept of and word “unity” to divide the nation so sadistically. It’s gaslighting over governing
The call is coming from inside the house.
We see what you did there.
He’s telling the truth. If you think that’s divisive or chaotic, that’s on you.
At what point in your life did you decide integrity and honor were traits you had no use for? Or did you simply never have any?
What are you doing to help…. I’ll wait.
…said the anchor tied around our ankles.
This is going really well for you. Care to double down? For laughs
Look in a damn mirror. You don’t care about unity. You are actively chiseling at the divide.
Science is hard (December 20, 2021)
He really is that stupid…and evil (December 21, 2021)
Joe Biden left for Wilmington, Delaware for another undeserved weekend off.
2:07 PM · Dec 11, 2021
A few other responses:
Your guy literally set a record for golfing so much
Cool. Now tell us about January 6th. [….]
Tell us about the PowerPoint presentation.
It must be nice to have literally negative shame.
Congrats, @gop. This has to be some kind of world record for leaving yourself wide open. [….]
Maybe he will golf at one of his properties oh wait
Is he going golfing?
This is just a parody account at this point
That actually made us check.
You guys seems less interested in proclaiming the greatness of the economy based on stock market record highs and low unemployment numbers this year. Why is that?
The absolute lack of awareness in this tweet doesn’t even shock me [….]
No worries, he got his sharpie out and circled all the places the tornadoes didn’t hit.
We see what you did there.
Somebody for the love of God tell me this is The Onion.
Is he golfing at a resort he owns? And charging the Secret Service?
Did he wear a tan suit?
Elephant in the room.
The lack of self awareness is comical