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  • Bernie Sanders named Chair of the Senate Budget Committee

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...t-plans-458461


    The Senate Budget Committee's new chair is an unabashed progressive and self-described democratic socialist prepared to be as "aggressive" as he possibly can with budget tactics to help Democrats and President-elect Joe Biden enact their sweeping agenda.

    Under a narrow Democratic majority in the Senate, Bernie Sanders will oversee budget and spending work, including the procedural power of budget reconciliation the majority can use to evade the filibuster and pass massive bills without a single Republican vote.




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    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

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    Next up, Ilhan Omar to be named Ambassador to Israel

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    • #3
      I believe this, alone, shows Biden is NOT in control. He is an empty suit - a marionette, even - being played by Pelosi and the other leftists.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        I think this means we're going to see lots of money for existing and new social programs and cuts to defense spending.
        "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

        "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
          I think this means we're going to see lots of money for existing and new social programs and cuts to defense spending.
          Unfortunately, our younger voters have been taught this is EXACTLY what we need, and will rally support. Those of us who know better are being outnumbered by the "gimme gimme" crowd.
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            I believe this, alone, shows Biden is NOT in control. He is an empty suit - a marionette, even - being played by Pelosi and the other leftists.
            To be fair, Biden isn't in charge of Senate committee appointments. That would be Chucky Schumer and his goon squad.

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              To be fair, Biden isn't in charge of Senate committee appointments. That would be Chucky Schumer and his goon squad.
              Sure, but any decent party leader would do that in concert or cooperation with POTUS --- maybe they didn't even ASK Biden. A POTUS often has "helpful suggestions" to reward his constituents.
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
                I think this means we're going to see lots of money for existing and new social programs and cuts to defense spending.
                Also money for infrastructure, strengthening of healthcare, and hopefully education especially given COVID. Also social programs but I don't think defense will get hit hard.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thormas View Post

                  Also money for infrastructure, strengthening of healthcare, and hopefully education especially given COVID. Also social programs but I don't think defense will get hit hard.
                  I work for the Defense Department. We have already been told to expect substantial budget cuts from our Agency Commander.
                  That's what
                  - She

                  Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                  - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                  I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                  Stephen R. Donaldson

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post

                    I work for the Defense Department. We have already been told to expect substantial budget cuts from our Agency Commander.
                    Thanks good information.


                    I was just reading that with 'trump's navy,' there were already changes afoot: cut legacy systems, Army end strength and troops stationed abroad to pay for a major increase in shipbuilding,
                    Last edited by thormas; 01-13-2021, 04:22 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by thormas View Post

                      Thanks good information.


                      I was just reading that with 'trump's navy,' there were already changes afoot: cut legacy systems, Army end strength and troops stationed abroad to pay for a major increase in shipbuilding,
                      Yeah, the Navy's fleet is aging badly. It's costing more long term to have them repaired in dry dock than replacing them. Money has to come from somewhere...
                      That's what
                      - She

                      Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                      - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                      I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                      Stephen R. Donaldson

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by thormas View Post

                        Also money for infrastructure, strengthening of healthcare, and hopefully education especially given COVID. Also social programs but I don't think defense will get hit hard.
                        Bernie comes from a generation that balanced the budget with defense cuts. They still think that even though its not really possible anymore:
                        "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                        "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post

                          Bernie comes from a generation that balanced the budget with defense cuts. They still think that even though its not really possible anymore:
                          Bernie, like even most Republican politicians today, has little to no concern about balancing the budget. They cut defense spending to pay for pet projects without having to raise taxes as much.

                          I'm always still in trouble again

                          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            Bernie in charge of the Senate Budget Committee. Now I know the animals are running the zoo.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                              Bernie, like even most Republican politicians today, has little to no concern about balancing the budget. They cut defense spending to pay for pet projects without having to raise taxes as much.
                              I believe you are right.........

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