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Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:23 PM

As Sinema resists the budget bill, she is set to raise money from business groups that oppose it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/27/us/politics/sinema-fund-raiser-social-climate-bill.html

WASHINGTON — Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, the inscrutable Democrat who may hold the key to passing her party’s ambitious social policy and climate bill, is scheduled to have a fund-raiser on Tuesday afternoon with five business lobbying groups, many of which fiercely oppose the bill.

Under Ms. Sinema’s political logo, the influential National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and the grocers’ PAC, along with lobbyists for roofers and electrical contractors and a small business group called the S-Corp political action committee, have invited association members to an undisclosed location on Tuesday afternoon for 45 minutes to write checks for between $1,000 and $5,800, payable to Sinema for Arizona. Full vaccinations for the coronavirus will be required, according to the invitation.

The planned event comes during a make-or-break week for President Biden’s agenda, when House Democrats are trying to pass a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill that Ms. Sinema helped negotiate, and trying to nail down the details of a social policy and climate bill that could spend as much as $3.5 trillion over the next decade.

Ms. Sinema has said she cannot support a bill that large, and has privately told Senate Democratic colleagues that she is averse to the corporate and individual tax rate increases that both the House and Senate tax-writing committees had planned to use to help pay for the measure.



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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:29 PM

1. honoring? what has she done that's honorable to anyone but lobbyists? nt

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:32 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:37 PM

3. She is gotta go...

At this point she’s just featherbedding.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:41 PM

4. Sinema is using this one term to "cash in" on her senate seat and no doubt she will get some ...

.... really high paying job at some "think tank" or as an advisor to some drug company
where she will not have to do any real work after she leaves the senate in 2025. She
is in it to win it and by that I mean become very rich.


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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:57 PM

5. "A fight between progressives and corruption."

Thanks for posting, sums it up perfectly.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:08 PM

7. Derailing the prescription price negotiation provision of the bill is worth $ billions

to the pharma industry, a $ 2 million / year think tank job would be a small price to pay for it.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:35 PM

9. The old way of doing things makes some people a lot of

... money. In Manchin's case it is the fossil fuel industry
and in Sinema's it is the pharmaceutical industry and those businesses do not want to get off "the gravey train."

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:00 PM

6. these two are false flags and dont give a hoot hoot hoot about their voters .

biden needs to get with the senate dems and have a meeting .

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:29 PM

8. Sickening. When are we going to get real conflict of interest rules for congress?

A girl can hope …

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:42 PM

10. Wasn't she former Green Party?

This is what happens when you vote for people who sympathize with the Green Party

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Response to BlueLucy (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:51 PM

11. Ideologically she has turned 180 degrees away from much of what the

US Greens stand for. She appears to be without core beliefs on many issues, and is being openly influenced by RW adjacent lobbying groups, be it the predatory big pharma firms, or industries bitterly opposed to paying their fair share in corporate taxes, etc etc.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 11:45 PM

12. US? Are you a Green?

You don't vote Green do you? Voting Green takes that vote away from a democrat which benefits Republicans. I don't know a lot about the Green Party, can you describe what they have accomplished? What are some of the things they have done that have made the U.S a better place? I'm not talking about rhetoric, anyone can talk.

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Response to BlueLucy (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:43 AM

13. erm, re read

much of what the US Greens


US as in the United States, plus 'THE' should have ended all doubt

Why would I be on this board if I were a member of the Green Party?

No, I am not a US Green Party member. I have never voted for a US Green candidate for any office.

The only 3 parties I have joined and voted for are (in order of my joining them officially)

UK - Labour Party
US - Democratic Party
Sweden - Socialdemokraterna (Social Democrats)

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Response to Celerity (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 06:33 AM

15. Thank you for clarifying.

I'm glad you don't vote Green.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 05:19 AM

14. I'm really surprised that she hasn't been called out by other House/Senate Dems for what she is

doing with this.

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