Tim Campbell for January 13, 2023

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    S&C = Dismayed&Depressed   over 1 year ago

    Typical G Q P election strategy. Lie until you are caught, and then shrug it off by saying “just small exaggerations, no biggie”.

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    Daeder  over 1 year ago

    The GQP is still trying to negotiate an exchange with the Brazilian government. They’re willing to give up Santos for a guy who will vote how they want in the House.

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    theoldidahofox  over 1 year ago

    This sets the the tone for some businesses who now lie big about their products.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member over 1 year ago

    McCarthy said Santos is a member of the GOP caucus, so this isn’t “former”, it’s current.

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 1 year ago

    Paul Krugman: House Republicans will risk a ‘financial crisis’ to ‘slash Social Security and Medicare’

    If you like Social Security and Medicare, thank a liberal.

    In a scathing column published on January 12, Krugman warns that the GOP’s new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is determined to “slash” Social Security and Medicare and is willing to risk a “financial crisis” in order to do it.

    “The Republicans who now control the House will soon try to slash Social Security and Medicare,” Krugman writes. “They plan to achieve this by holding the economy hostage, threatening to create a financial crisis by refusing to raise the federal debt ceiling. The interesting questions are why they want to do this, given that it appears politically suicidal, and how Democrats will respond.”

    “The first bullet point calls for balancing the budget within 10 years, which is mathematically impossible without deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,” Krugman explains. “The second calls for reforms to ‘mandatory spending’ — which is budget-speak for those same programs. And the final point calls for refusing to raise the debt limit unless these demands are met. So, the plan isn’t a mystery. I would add only that if Republicans try to assure currently retired Americans that their benefits wouldn’t be affected, this promise isn’t feasible — not if they’re serious about balancing the budget within a decade.”

    “All indications are that at some point this year, the Biden Administration will have to deal with a full-scale effort at economic blackmail, a threat to blow up the economy unless the safety net is shredded,” Krugman writes. “And I worry that Democrats still aren’t taking that threat seriously enough.”

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    aerilim  over 1 year ago

    Jorgito el embustero…

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    A# 466  over 1 year ago

    Nope. It’s kinda like a Mexican standoff. The House GOP needs all hands on deck to be able carry out their agenda … I mean their show trial inquisitions and fascist legislative machinations. So McCarthy, et al. won’t act to remove Santos; they might not even censure him. Thus Santos knows he won’t be removed since it’s likely that his seat would be filled by a Democrat. But the House bosses will see to it that Santos won’t be anything but a voting place holder as long as he carries his share of the GOP water.

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    braindead Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “Former” support animal?

    “Former”?

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    Kevin, Speaker of the House, and sycophant to Trump says Santos is there ‘by the will of the voters’ and there is NO reason to remove him. Because The Constitution.

    The only response by House Republicans is to gut the ethics committee.

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    Obstruction of Justice is the most prominent characteristic of Republican DNA.

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    Rich Douglas  over 1 year ago

    I’ll believe they’re “out” when the Republicans move to vote to remove him from the House.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    If the govt shuts down, the retirees in America will not be able to eat, and pay bills,of those living on a tight budgets‼️

    A revolt, never seen before will occur‼️

    If you want to see revenge, politics, wait til 2024 elections…

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    ShadowMaster  over 1 year ago

    George “Flaming Pants” Santos

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