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Fri May 5, 2017, 08:26 AM

We should crush the republicans in the next election

With these two issues we should be able to crush the republicans. We need to quit taking a knife
to a gunfight! Hang these two issues around the republicansí necks. No overtime pay and no health
care so the top 1% can get a tax cut.


Never fucking forget that Trumpcare is not about Health Care but it is all about giving the very rich a tax cut by
taking away medical care and medical coverage from millions of Americans to pay for it.

Christopher Hayes ✔@chrislhayes
The bill cuts about a trillion dollars in funding for healthcare while cutting taxes for the top 2% by about the same amount.
7:12 PM - 3 May 2017


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House Republicans Vote to Change the Overtime Pay Rule

Source: Fortune


Madeline Farber
May 03, 2017


House Republicans passed a bill on Tuesday that would let employers in the private-sector give workers paid time off instead of overtime pay.

The bill passed 229 to 197, and was largely along party lines, the Washington Post reports. No Democrats voted for the bill, and only six Republicans voted against it.

While Republicans think the bill will give greater flexibility to employers and their workers, notes the Post, Democrats think the bill undercuts the Fair Labor Standards act.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) was one Democrat who vehemently spoke out against it, tweeting on Tuesday that the bill is a "disgrace." But Republicans don't agree. "I don't think there's anything more powerful than giving them more control over their time so that they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families," Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington said of the bill, according to CNN.

Read more: http://fortune.com/2017/05/03/republicans-change-overtime-pay/

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 08:43 AM

1. Ossoff is going to crush it

 

That is the next election

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:46 AM

2. wish I had a nickel for each time this sentiment has popped up on DU

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Response to DrDan (Reply #2)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:49 AM

3. Wishful thinking

"They" still control the vote.

Dr. Dan

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:30 AM

4. yep - they absolutely control the vote . . . and, unfortunately, the voting process

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