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Sat Oct 27, 2018, 11:56 PM

On a happier note, what if we do take back both houses of Congress?

Besides stopping Trump from putting any more Federalist Society judges on the Supreme Court and keeping the tax rate where it is, that is.

I would really like to see people with taxable income under, say, $75,000/$55,000 married/single be allowed to use both the standard and itemized deductions, and to deduct medical expenses regardless of how much they spent. (Right now, there's a limit: if you don't spend a fairly large percent of your income on medical expenses, you can't deduct them.)

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Reply On a happier note, what if we do take back both houses of Congress? (Original post)
jmowreader Oct 2018 OP
blogslut Oct 2018 #1
Jersey Devil Oct 2018 #2
blogslut Oct 2018 #5
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2018 #3
Hoyt Oct 2018 #4
jmowreader Oct 2018 #6
unblock Oct 2018 #7
unblock Oct 2018 #8
demosincebirth Oct 2018 #9

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 11:57 PM

1. I would play loud music and dance

for several days.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:00 AM

2. Trump would veto everything we pass

We would be able to stop him a lot, but would be able to pass nothing over his veto

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:10 AM

5. I'm willing to accept that possibility.

After all:

"No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session." Gideon J. Tucker

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:05 AM

3. If we were to take both Houses.

 

We'd only start the process of repairing the country. We should focus on voting rights and investigations of Trump. We probably won't have a big enough majority to over-ride Presidential vetoes, but that will also work to our favor in 2020.

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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:06 AM

4. Then, we'd only need to convince 16, or so, GOPers to help oust trump.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:20 AM

6. Which might actually be doable

Can the GOP really be happy with how unhinged he's getting?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:31 AM

7. It's not a matter of how happy they are with him

It's a matter of how afraid they are of the republican jade that still loves him.

They still fear a primary battle more than anything and crossing Donnie is suicide for republican politicians until *foxnews* tells the republican base that Donnie is finished.

I don't see that happening anytime soon, if ever. Maaaaybe after a big loss in 2018 *and* 2020.

Maybe.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:34 AM

8. There are only 3 things we can realistically do:

1) investigate the crap out of him and his fellow criminals;
2) stop right-wing judicial appointments (if we get the senate); and
3) pass bills that stand zero chance of becoming law but position us well for 2020.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 01:09 AM

9. Trump will cozy up to the democrats

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