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Elizabeth Warren21%
Joe Biden13%
Kamala Harris9%
Bernie Sanders8%

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:12 PM

 

Chill out! Here's what Joe WON'T do:

Joe won't hire Big Corp CEO's to head his cabinet.

He won't do one damn thing in Trump's budget.

Joe WON'T...

Cut funds to EPA programs to clean up water sources.
-- cut LIHEAP, that will cause 5.7 million low-income residents to lose assistance with their heating bills and about 673,000 to lose cooling assistance
-- defund Medicaid by sending letters to your governor
-- slash federal funding for farm subsidies and other safety net programs for agricultural producers
-- decrease in funding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by 15 percent
-- break up and break down the USDA

-- cut to crop insurance $26 billion in a program used by growers of more than 100 crops
-- raise housing payments for new homebuyers by about $500 in 2017.
-- cut taxes on the wealthy that help fund the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.
-- cut his own taxes by millions of dollars while taking health insurance from tens of millions of Americans.
-- make it harder for veterans to find jobs with a federal hiring freeze.


-- Cut to devastate rural America;
-- eliminate community service jobs for 18,000 senior citizens living in rural areas;
-- eliminate critical support for airline connections serving 175 small and rural communities.
-- Slash job training programs and worker wage and safety enforcement. President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget could result in 2.7 million adults and youths losing access to job training and employment services in 2018.
-- Cut transportation spending to reduce roadway congestion that reduces economic productivity;

-- eliminate the New Starts program within the Federal Transit Administration, which funds Rail and bus rapid transit projects that help reduce roadway congestion and air pollution
-- cut housing and community support programs by $6.7 billion
-- Cut investor protection by making it harder for the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, to hold Wall Street accountable.
-- cut programs that help support and encourage small business development.
-- leaving 23,000 calls for help unanswered from disaster-struck Americans by eliminating the Corporation for National and Community Service,

-- eliminate AmeriCorps, a vital service program that mobilizes volunteers to aid with disaster
-- slash the WIC program
-- Eliminate HOME Investment Partnerships Program that has helped more that 1.2 million families gain access to safe and affordable housing.

Don't get me started... !

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:14 PM

1. Don't hold back!

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:16 PM

2. Joe is better than Trump

 

But is he better than the other Democrats?
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:17 PM

3. You go first. Tell me why he isn't.

 

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:22 PM

4. He's your candidate

 

Is he better than the alternatives?
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:43 PM

6. Inslee is my primary candidate. However. I know that in the primary debates, Joe will not put

 

down his fellow Democrats.

And I don't see "alternatives." Some candidates are better than others in experience and know-how. Right now I see Inslee as carrying the best policy argument. Deal with climate change through a national manhattan-style project and a lot of other "issues" about jobs, infrastructure and the general economy get better, if not solved.

As the nominee, Joe can make the dynamic speeches Obama did.

Joe knows how to stump with all the best people candidates that we wanted, and who will explain why they endorse him.

Biden is a uniter in seeing our fellow Democratic candidates as the best people.

I'm sure he will put most of them in his cabinet and key positions.

I'm for Biden because he's got the governance chops over them all.

He's got international trust, visibility and support.

Biden will put Inslee in his cabinet, where a governor of model legislation can really scale up his state's climate change programs. He appoint each of our candidates to get shit down in powerful cabinet positions in a way they can't accomplish through Congress.

Democrats will show the know-how to implement a progressive new government for ALL the people. AND the Constitution.

For all these reasons, there is no alternative.

The whole Democratic candidacy is the alternative.
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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:40 PM

5. Still don't know what he wants to do. Does he support the Green New Deal

 

I'm leery of all the baggage he carries. Plus, what are his plans to get rid of the fossil fuel's stranglehold on the country? Or draining the swamp? Joe's got a lot of catching up to do with the other candidates as far as revealing his agenda. Not enough just to be likable. There are a lot of assumptions in this "what he won't do" post but I assume this is what all of our candidates won't do. Hours after Joe's announcement He was to meet with Comcast execs and other corporate donors for a fundraiser. So take heed, please. I have so many questions for Joe and others but love all our candidates.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to onit2day (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:45 PM

7. Give him time. Baggage? Swamp? Go look for your answers. You'll see.

 

Listen to his upcoming campaign speeches. He's no slouch for detail.

Just give him some more time.

Running for president is a world away from what he did under Obama. And that's one reason he didn't ask for Obama's endorsement.

A better Biden world is coming.

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Response to onit2day (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:29 PM

13. Joe introduced Congress's first ever Climate Bill in 1986 - so this should provide some insight

 

[link:https://www.congress.gov/bill/99th-congress/senate-bill/2891|
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Response to onit2day (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 06:46 AM

16. No...he supports actually something that can be passed in Congress. But he

 

Introduced a bill years ago...maybe in the late 80's. He had always been an end environmentalist. He supported for college before Sanders with a way to pay for it and he can win in PA...send Trump home.
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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:52 PM

8. My hope of what he DOES do

 

is take a woman running mate if he wins the primary.
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Response to Doreen (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:54 PM

9. Me, too! Me, too! I'm for Harris or Warren. More for Harris. But we also need them in the Senate.

 

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Response to ancianita (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:00 PM

10. Warren is my first choice and Harris is my second.

 

but any woman would be good. Whoever does not win the primary needs to be put in the other most top positions available in the new administration.
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Response to Doreen (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:00 PM

11. Or back to the Senate, where we need the numbers, yes?

 

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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:08 PM

12. Yes.

 

We simply need all of them.
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Response to Doreen (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 04:54 AM

15. Warren will probably not do it. Too much antipathy between the two, going back around 20 years.

 

She also doesn't expand the map all that much for Biden, as it isn't like he is going to lose New England without her.


Inside Biden and Warren's Yearslong Feud

He sided with the banks in Congress. She was a crusading law professor on the make. In 2020, are we about to get a rematch?

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/12/biden-vs-warren-2020-democratic-primaries-bankruptcy-bill-225728

On a February morning in 2005 in a hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Joe Biden confronted Elizabeth Warren over a subject they’d been feuding over for years: the country’s bankruptcy laws. Biden, then a senator from Delaware, was one of the strongest backers of a bill meant to address the skyrocketing rate at which Americans were filing for bankruptcy. Warren, at the time a Harvard law professor, had been fighting to kill the same legislation for seven years. She had castigated Biden, accusing him of trying “to sell out women” by pushing for earlier versions of the bill. Now, with the legislation nearing a vote, Biden publicly grappled with Warren face to face.

Warren, Biden allowed, had made “a very compelling and mildly demagogic argument” about why the bill would hurt people who needed to file for bankruptcy because of medical debt or credit card bills they couldn’t pay. But Biden had what he called a “philosophic question,” according to the Congressional Record’s transcript of the hearing that day: Who was responsible? Were the rising number of people who filed for bankruptcy each year taking advantage of their creditors by trying to escape their debts? Or were credit card companies and other lenders taking advantage of an increasingly squeezed middle class?

Warren blamed the lenders. Many credit card companies charged so much in fees and interest that they weren’t losing money when some of their customers went bankrupt, she said. “That is, they have squeezed enough out of these families in interest and fees and payments that never paid down principal,” Warren said.

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Warren and Sanders pounce as Biden enters the race

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/25/politics/warren-sanders-biden/index.html


Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts welcomed the former vice president to the 2020 Democratic primary on Thursday by reminding voters of their old clashes over the nation's bankruptcy laws.

"I got in that fight because (families) just didn't have anyone and Joe Biden was on the side of the credit card companies," Warren said after being asked about the issue following a rally in Iowa. "It's all a matter of public record."

The nearly two-decade-old Warren-Biden feud is, indeed, well documented. Warren has, in multiple interviews and op-eds, criticized Biden, during his time in the Senate, over his role in moving along legislation she believed would benefit big banks at the expense of working and middle-class Americans.

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If I were to vote in a presidential
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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 04:32 AM

14. Well Done, ancianita!

 

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