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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 12:53 PM

Hypothetical Biden agenda if we hold the House and take the Senate, but not a

filibuster proof majority. What can we realistically pass?

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Reply Hypothetical Biden agenda if we hold the House and take the Senate, but not a (Original post)
Ex Lurker Jun 2020 OP
beachbumbob Jun 2020 #1
lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #4
OrlandoDem2 Jun 2020 #8
beachbumbob Jun 2020 #12
dawg day Jun 2020 #2
Ex Lurker Jun 2020 #10
dawg day Jun 2020 #13
Pantagruel Jun 2020 #3
TheFarseer Jun 2020 #5
Blasphemer Jun 2020 #6
beachbumbob Jun 2020 #7
Fiendish Thingy Jun 2020 #9
Bettie Jun 2020 #11

Response to Ex Lurker (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 12:57 PM

1. Depending on democratic landslide, filibuster maybe suspended

 

no way Schumer will allow a couple Gopers derail all legislation.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 01:00 PM

4. +1 Use the Moscow Mitch playbook. Scorched earth. Make 'em sit on their hands for at least 2 years

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 01:16 PM

8. This! Get rid of the filibuster and simply ram through a Democratic agenda!!

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 04:28 PM

12. Overwhelming turnout and Senate gains is a mandate.

 

No choice but suspend the filibuster..

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Response to Ex Lurker (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 12:59 PM

2. Maybe a rule getting rid of the filibuster?

That would be a good first step.

I'd love to make DC and PR states. Two more blue states! Plus, you know, it's only fair because both of them have far more American citizens than Wyoming and Alaska.

Here's the procedure:
In most cases, the organized government of a territory made known the sentiment of its population in favor of statehood, usually by referendum. Congress then directed that government to organize a constitutional convention to write a state constitution. Upon acceptance of that constitution, by the people of the territory and then by Congress, Congress would adopt a joint resolution granting statehood and the President would issue a proclamation announcing that a new state has been added to the Union.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admission_to_the_Union#:~:text=New%20States%20may%20be%20admitted,as%20well%20as%20of%20the

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Response to dawg day (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 03:09 PM

10. DC yes. PR should be granted independence

If they want it.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 04:57 PM

13. Yes, it looks like they would have to have a referendum supporting statehood-

before Congress would take it up.

The citizens should be able to choose their own status, of course, but they are American citizens, and what happens to the ones who want to stay American citizens if there's independence? Will they still be American citizens?

Fortunately, there's not as complicated an issue with DC, which is designated "federal," but obviously has become much more than that, with hundreds of thousands of permanent residents who have citizenship but no representation in Congress.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 01:00 PM

3. The list is huge

It will be full employment for lawyers and legislators JUST to undo the unraveling of the social safety net and the enablement of an army of Trump appointed grifters.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 01:00 PM

5. Get back in the Paris Climate Accord

Not really sure what else they would be likely to do. Hopefully someone else can give us something.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 01:01 PM

6. Priority #1 is the federal judiciary... nt

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 01:03 PM

7. Zero to do on all judges been appointed by trump, not until

 

we have 67 democratic senators.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 02:44 PM

9. More than just legislation, much more

First pack SCOTUS (Expand to at least 12 seats) and all the courts. Create new courts/districts, and shunt all of Mitchís cram downed judges to traffic court forever.

New AG should destroy the memo saying a president canít be indicted.

Next, initiate Nuremberg style tribunals for the crimes of Trump and his enablers, right down to the contractors who enabled the kids in cages atrocities. Resurrecting the Independent Counsel law may be necessary.

Next, tighten the Laws around the Emergency Declarations ACT, War Powers ACT, and the abuse of executive privilege.

THEN, Biden and Congress can tackle health care (the momentum will be in favour of universal single payer), income inequality, green new deal, immigration, infrastructure, etc. They will have to work quickly - they will really only have a year at most, because the new legislation/programs will need a year to prove themselves before the midterms.

Of course, as soon as President Biden lifts his hand off the bible, he should turn and sign a directive releasing Trumpís taxes and repealing all of his EOís.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 03:20 PM

11. Moscow Mitch passed everything

before they lost the House.

Just do like he did and ram it all through.

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