Joe Biden Accomplishment Thread

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by theiioftx, May 28, 2021.

  1. mb227

    mb227 5,000+ Posts

    What made her replies on the subject so much worse was that she kept looking down at the notes to read what was basically a prepared speech. No empathy whatsoever.
     
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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Too bad there is not even the smallest chance she looked down because she felt any empathy.
    She and the rest of WH staff wrote that.
     
  3. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I read we have till Memorial Day before it’s campaign season and nothing gets done in Congress.

     
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  4. guy4321

    guy4321 250+ Posts

    Memorial Day - you're right, but of which year? I haven't noticed Congress being effective in my adult lifetime.
     
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  5. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Sounds like the normal mode of operations every day.
     
  6. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    The Ministry of Truth?

     
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  7. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    From the same people out to stop authoritarianism.
     
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  8. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    That was memorial day last year.
     
  9. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Maybe we're better off when Congress does nothing - if they do something, they might screw it up.
     
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  10. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    What do you mean, "might"?
     
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  11. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^Good point, Sangre. Congress does have a superb record of screwing things up.
     
  12. bystander

    bystander 10,000+ Posts

    That's Conservatism in a nutshell right there. Just say no.
     
  13. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    GDP Q1 negative. Headed for recession.
     
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  14. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    "Conservatism in a nutshell" - when all else fails follow the directions. In this case the "directions" are specified in the Constitution of the United States. There are powers specifically reserved to the federal government - and per the Tenth Amendment, all powers not specifically given to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people. So "Conservatism in a nutshell" implies that the federal government should stick to the Constitution.
     
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  15. bystander

    bystander 10,000+ Posts

    I agree. It seems saying no is what is needed as the Constitution has become a very worn down speed bump.
     
  16. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     
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  17. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Absolutely. No other way to characterize it.
     
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  18. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Actually the Constitution has been used as justification for expanding the budget, scope, and power of the Federal government since 1788. That doesn't mean there aren't good concepts communicated by it. But those concepts haven't been followed.
     
  19. bystander

    bystander 10,000+ Posts

    I believe it has been used to justify expansion by artful reading of what is not actually there.
     
  20. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Some artful reading.

    Some of it though was open-ended clauses that were used. I can't help but think it was purposeful based on some of the things guys like Hamilton were saying at the time.

    Some of it was out right lies too. Hamilton for one argued both sides, that the constitution contained implied powers and later only specifically delegated powers. The minute it was ratified, he started arguing for implied powers again. He had followers like John Marshall that did the same.
     
  21. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts


    Let's take Obamacare for instance. I keep reading and seeing videos of liberals everywhere saying they need affordable healthcare and/or they don't have health insurance at all.

    How is this even possible. The Great One passed healthcare and it's required by law. How is it that they can pass something like this and so many don't have it or say it's not affordable?
     
  22. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Vol
    They mean They shouldn't pay anything. The gov't (taxpayers) should.
     
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  23. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     
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  24. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    That's essentially my position through different means.
     
  25. BrntOrngStmpeDe

    BrntOrngStmpeDe 1,000+ Posts

    Awesome idea. I also pin this on the universities (and i've said so on a couple of UT Linked in posts) but I've never thought of it as a potential BK filing with the university eating the costs. I like it.
     
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  26. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I can imagine the new fundraising drive if this is allowed:

    UT: help your alma mater and your fellow alumni by donating to the debt reduction fund.
     
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  27. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     
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  28. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^Maybe she can simply pay back the loans - is that too radical a concept?
     
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  29. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Why can’t congress pass a law to prevent this nonsense? If they do forgive student debt, I’ll strongly consider a full deduction of my taxes including my education and my daughters which I sacrificed for. Anybody in favor of cancelling student debt is a freaking idiot.
     
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  30. lkainer

    lkainer 500+ Posts

    I would like to see colleges required to disclose job prospects and average salaries for graduates of each degree program up front. Let the free market work.
     
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