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3 hours ago, Leon Troutsky said:

One of the things that I railed against in the Obama years was the GOP strategy of demanding concessions on major legislation and then voting against the bill anyway.  It’s like, “you must give us these concessions that you don’t want, and then we’re going to attack you and the legislation and vote against it en masse anyway.”

I was always of the mindset that you get concessions for your vote.  Don’t want to vote for it?  Going to obstruct and attack it?  Fine, then you get nothing.  

What the GOP was doing wasn’t compromising.  It wasn’t even negotiating.  It was making demands in bad faith knowing they were never going to support the final bill.  And now what the GOP is doing is even worse.  They’re not objecting to specific provisions (like raising the minimum wage) that they know are popular.  They’re saying, “the price is too high so YOU Dems must decide what popular provisions you’ll cut out.”  F*** that noise.  

That's why the Dems need to get rid of the filibuster and pass whatever they want.

 

Let the GOP spend their next presidency trying to roll back entitlements.

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1 minute ago, Optimus_Cr1m35 said:

That's why the Dems need to get rid of the filibuster and pass whatever they want.

 

Let the GOP spend their next presidency trying to roll back entitlements.

Yup.

Make them campaign on taking things away.

Make them campaign on lowering minimum wage after it has been raised.

 

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12 minutes ago, Optimus_Cr1m35 said:

The best part is, this is predictable and repeatable.

 

The only way for Hedge funds to stop the pain is by resisting their greed.

 

 

 

 

They won't, so it's predictable and repeatable.

Repeatable is the question, look at Robinhood... limiting trades

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53 minutes ago, RandomFan said:

 

Edit:  The original post was quite a bit too snarky and aggressive.  Apologies.  As Bdog (I believe) explained last week, a lot of those “average joes” are investing tens of thousands of dollars.  It’s not necessarily this army of small time investors doing this stuff.  And I’m not sure if the tweeters actually read Warren’s letter because she’s not making a false equivalency.  She has railed for years about the greed and risky behavior of big investors like hedge funds who view the stock market like a casino.  And sorry, but that’s exactly how the WSB people are treating it.  So it would be inconsistent of her to cheer them on after years (decades?) of denouncing it.  And it’s right there in the tweet — “turn their own game against them”.  The WSB people are doing exactly what the hedge funds have done for years.  And Warren has long opposed what the hedge fund people have been doing.  So she’s being completely consistent here.

And beyond that, I’m not sure there’s anything in her letter that Bernie would actually disagree with.

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4 hours ago, Optimus_Cr1m35 said:

That's why the Dems need to get rid of the filibuster and pass whatever they want.

 

Let the GOP spend their next presidency trying to roll back entitlements.

By the way... Why does it seem like the GOP has so much more power than the Dems had when they were in the minority???

We need a Left leaning Mitch!!! 

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Just now, Ezekiel 25:17 said:

By the way... Why does it seem like the GOP has so much more power than the Dems had when they were in the minority???

We need a Left leaning Mitch!!! 

well GOP controlled the Senate for a long *** time before it just flipped

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2 minutes ago, Ezekiel 25:17 said:

By the way... Why does it seem like the GOP has so much more power than the Dems had when they were in the minority???

We need a Left leaning Mitch!!! 

Because one party is willing to compromise and the other one isn’t.

I mean Mitch McConnell really let a stimulus bill sit for like 6 months because it didn’t include corporate liability protections for companies that refused to follow safety guidance. 

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17 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

Yes, “average joes” have $50-75k lying around to put into the stock market and bet against hedge funds.  Also, apparently they preferred Bernie over Warren because they lack basic reading comprehension skills and/or are too lazy to actually read her letter.  Because I’m guessing there’s nothing in her letter that Bernie actually disagrees with.

Apparently some people just don't like "both-sidesing" and/or half measures. Go figure. 

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Just now, RandomFan said:

Apparently some people just don't like "both-sidesing" and/or half measures. Go figure. 

Again, read the letter yourself.  She’s not both sidesing anything nor is she calling for half measures.  She has a long history of opposing the speculative trading that got the hedge funds into this scenario.  And again, I don’t think Bernie would actually disagree with anything she wrote in that letter.

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