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4 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

Well, it is.  

 

In fact, "exclusive" is really the intent of the bill.  

 

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In Bid To Boot Cheney, Scalise Backs Stefanik As Replacement

 

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) is openly abandoning Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as he boosts Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) in a bid to replace her as conference chair.

 

A spokesperson for the No. 2 Republican, Laura Fine, issued a statement defending  Scalise’s move to boot Cheney who has publicly criticized former President Donald Trump and refused to carry a party message that ignores the damaging impact of efforts by Trump allies to cling to falsehoods about a stolen election.

 

“House Republicans need to be solely focused on taking back the House in 2022 and fighting against Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s radical socialist agenda, and Elise Stefanik is strongly committed to doing that, which is why Whip Scalise has pledged to support her for Conference Chair,” Fine said in the statement first reported by Punchbowl News. 

 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has also been rallying for Stefanik to many Republicans, Punchbowl said.

 

The development comes after earlier reports, that Stefanik was being considered as a potential replacement for Cheney among a group of other women candidates, amid growing discontent in the chamber that Cheney has delivered a message at odds with the one put forward by an ever-more entrenched wing of Trump loyalists in the House.

 

Beginning with a vote to impeach Trump earlier this year, Cheney has continuously stood up to a series of false claims and conspiracy theories about a stolen election put forward by Trump and his congressional allies.

 

The other contenders floated as potential replacements — including Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), who is now ex[ected to back Stefanik rather than run for the post — have all been defenders of the former president. 

 

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), the Republican Study Committee chair, who was among a group of House Republicans who objected to the certification of Electoral College votes in some states on Jan. 6, and had openly criticized Cheney, isn’t running either.

 

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3 hours ago, Dan T. said:

 

 

Immediately starts playing the victim, too. 'Its a term of endearment! Why am I being yelled at!?' These white men that act like this are a bunch of *******. Tiny dick syndrome is real lol

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11 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

Immediately starts playing the victim, too. 'Its a term of endearment! Why am I being yelled at!?' These white men that act like this are a bunch of *******. Tiny dick syndrome is real lol

 

95% chance that he's one of those dudes who complains about how black people can call other black people the n word.

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On 5/4/2021 at 5:25 PM, Califan007 said:

Apparently the only things you can do on this "communications platform" (besides read his nonsense) is donate money to him, buy stuff from him, post his nonsense to Twitter and Facebook, and add yourself to his mailing list so he can email or text you to donate even more.

 

alt.sex.maga.therealdonaldtrump

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1 hour ago, Califan007 said:

 

I'm supposed to get this, but I don't lol...

 

 

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I'll overlook the "first rule of usenet..." violation.

 

Someone was late to the Internet party.... 

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Was wondering about that labor move. 
 

I get the impression that a lot of low wage employers are having trouble getting their employees to come back. 
 

I assume people can do finger pointing at various causes. But I do wonder if some of the stimulus money might be contributing to that. 

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Hes right about one thing. I don't have a mortgage. 

 

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I own two properties tho. 🧐

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58 minutes ago, Larry said:

Was wondering about that labor move. 
 

I get the impression that a lot of low wage employers are having trouble getting their employees to come back. 
 

I assume people can do finger pointing at various causes. But I do wonder if some of the stimulus money might be contributing to that. 

 

I do know places around Virginia Beach are having to cut back the hours they are open because they can’t get employees.  One could argue that they need to pay more then per supply and demand.  I think there is a lot to unpack in that discussion.

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re: Elise Stefanik; she is just another opportunist that came up during the Dubya years was your run of the mill generic neo-con and was largely going nowhere in her political career until she decided to set a different course and fully embrace Trump.  The first time she really had a national spotlight on her was when she started defending him during impeachment and then saying she wanted to form the "conservative squad" to counter the actual squad.  She has become pretty much a Trump-parrot because she is probably benefitting from it career-wise and financially. 

 

re: Charlie Kirk, sounds like the good ol' fashion seed-planting for the idea of stripping voter rights from those who don't own property.  He didn't come out and say it, but listen to his words again.  Let's say he is 100% right and the numbers show there are more registered Dems who don't own their homes......so?  That becomes the GOP's responsibility to appeal to them as well as a political party.  The only other alternative is to say they can't vote because their "stakes in the game" aren't high enough.  It is old-school conservative elitism.

 

And then Fox as a whole.  Do they ever invite on actual experts to discuss topics or is it just a round robin of fellow right-wing pundits?  I get that they are inviting on GOP officials which fine, whatever, but I never see anyone on those programs in clips posted on social media that have anything really to say about things other then repeat word for word what the host said in the opening segment 10mins prior.

 

GOP: What is their plan for when Trump passes on?  He isn't exactly in the best health.  I guess they feel their best short-term strategy to get power back is go full-Trumpism and deal with the fallout down the road, but I bet they think if they can ride that wave to a 2022 comeback and taking back of the White House in 2024, they are going to look into fixing some many rules and checks/balances that we will be dealing with the rammifications for years.

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The GOP doesn't need Trump. 
 

They absolutely, desperately, need Trump voters. And that's who they're terrified of. 

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13 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

 

I do know places around Virginia Beach are having to cut back the hours they are open because they can’t get employees.  One could argue that they need to pay more then per supply and demand.  I think there is a lot to unpack in that discussion.

In the Ocean City area there is a serious need for employees but this is due mainly to a lack of housing. 

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I've seen a couple "$100 just to interview" signs.  Restaurants in my town are hurting for workers and we've just opened up to 75%.  I don't doubt, for more than a few folks, the extra $300 a week is influencing the choice to stay unemployed.  The gravy train is going to come to a halt though and a smart person would get while the getting is good.

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I actually quit my job two weeks ago, went back (temporarily) to my construction background to make some money. I got paid $175 for one days work of digging 4 footers for a deck, that would normally only pay $100 a day. Turns out, the guy can't find anyone to dig holes for him, no one wants to dig holes. I didn't like it then and I don't like it now, but if you want to pay me double for it...

 

My friend also told me to come work with him at his company. They're giving new employees a $1000 signing bonus, plus $1000 for the person who brought that person on board. They can't find people either...

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I know it sucks to admit it, because it was the rights calling card for not providing or extending Covid relief - but all this money being handed out is clearly impacting the will to work for many folks.  At the end of the day, I understand it - because who wouldn't want to get paid more to not work?  But at the same time, anyone 16+ has the ability to be vaccinated and rejoin the workforce - at this point, what excuse is there to still be getting a handout?

 

However, when the well is dry, there is going to be hell to pay for a lot of people.  The folks that haven't been paying rent or mortgages because they can't be evicted or foreclosed on.  The folks who've opted to not work and collect the higher unemployment, when that runs out and they are scrambling to find a job - that won't have the incentives they are offering today.  The people still living on that stimulus, not setting anything to the side to pay for what's coming due eventually.

 

While I acknowledge the progress we've made with the vaccine and love seeing things begin to return to normal, there are problems right around the corner, predominantly for folks with lower income.

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I'm self-employed...I've had to cut my proposal budgets severely in order to even have a chance of winning a project--far too much competition for far too few clients due to how the pandemic affected the economy. If I break even on a project I'm doing good.

 

Right now I could win a project that would obliterate any PUA payments during the project's life cycle but would also have me losing money and struggling to make ends meet. So I don't bid on them. Normally there would be way more equilibrium between the independent contractors and prospective clients, but there hasn't been for about a year now. Do I shut down my business for a year, go work part time at Taco Bell, then try and start my business back up after things have returned more to normal...all due to the government's ****ed-up handling of the pandemic? Hell, no. If it were due to my lousy business decisions, then definitely. So instead I determine if working a project at a 70% reduction of my normal income is worth undertaking.

 

I am curious, though, if the extra that the federal government adds onto unemployment plays any role in businesses needing the extra labor to begin with. None of this is done in a vacuum.

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2 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

I am curious, though, if the extra that the federal government adds onto unemployment plays any role in businesses needing the extra labor to begin with. None of this is done in a vacuum.

Why wouldn't it?

 

If you can make as much if not more sitting on unemployment than going to a job that you most likely don't like everyday - what are most people going to choose?  it seems the jobs that are really hurting, are the jobs that most people only do to get by to begin with.  Like fast food, service work, etc.  I could be wrong, but that's where I hear the most business owners struggles with staffing.

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