The July 26th lead WSJ article tells us that a reduced infrastructure bill to fix our aging bridges and roads may get enacted soon. This would if gotten into law would be the first time in the Biden Administration when McConnell was not successful in blocking vital legislation which is urgently needed. You can read the article here.
As a busy week begins on Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democrats in the #Senate near agreement on #infrastructure deal, with disagreement on mass transit still a sticking point. https://t.co/fpVhVHJFTS
— Suzanne Lynch (@suzannelynch1) July 26, 2021
I will be pleased to see it when and if it is passed. A rare lurch forward from the stonewalling so far in the Biden Administration.
What kind of governance does the GOP represent? Not much of anything for their voters whose numbers are shrinking daily.
And yet Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy would throw our whole democracy under the bus by keeping up Trump’s lies about the November 3rd election and not wanting to join the House Special Committee to study the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.
You recall Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a full Congressional Commission on Trump’s insurrection, the standard for commissions with investigations approved by both parties with one about Nixon and one after the 9/11 attack.
Governance is apparently just not their thing.
They do like racism however, demonstrated by their efforts in GOP controlled states to inhibit minority voting, the basic ingredient for maintaining a functioning democracy.
But the GOP does like helping billionaires and the rich in general by blocking a corporate tax increase to 28 percent to pay for needed infrastructure, despite Trump’s earlier cut to 21 percent from tax over 30 percent.
That allowed companies to buy back their stock and give their stockholders a tax free dividend, that didn’t get Trump re-elected.
Trump’s overall mismanagement of the coronavirus epidemic, as so incisively described in several recent books, resurges as his rhetoric and those of other GOP leaders have undermined further vaccine information to their base voters so that many have resisted getting vaccinated to the growing peril to us all. Read about Dr. Mercola, the most effective misinformation purveyor here.
Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician in Florida, creates and profits from misleading claims about #COVID19 vaccines. @nytimes calls him "the most influential spreader of coronavirus misinformation online" https://t.co/SatG9Oqk8s pic.twitter.com/R9pkxvr25d
— Andreas Harsono (@andreasharsono) July 25, 2021
The effectiveness of the big lie about election fraud seemed to some false information peddlers to be fading so some decided to attack the vaccines.
— Somini Sengupta🥭 (@SominiSengupta) December 16, 2020
The prospect we are told for the house being taken over by the GOP, making Kevin McCarthy, who keeps kissing Trump’s ring, Speaker and thus put him in position to block anything Biden proposes to assist our democracy.
The gross ignorance of people unwilling to get vaccinated will hopefully be eased by blocking access to many places for these unvaccinated idiots.
And it is to be hoped that many awakened voters from both parties will insure that the midterms will not be a GOP disaster for our democratic nation (small d)!
"From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013": https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9
"Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?": https://t.co/tl3zSD7whn
"We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?": https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE pic.twitter.com/mH1PSnoh17
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) July 1, 2021
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