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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GOP is a wholly owned subsidiary of polluters.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is set to release a public evaluation of up to 90 Trump administration-era regulatory decisions that may have involved political interference in science, said one person involved in the process. One memo by a senior EPA official said the political tampering during the Trump years "compromised the integrity" of some of the agency's science. (The New York Times)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/03/31/biden-drug-prices-trump/


Trump gave drug companies a last-minute win on prescription prices. Democrats want Biden to roll it back.


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March 31, 2021 at 3:00 a.m. GMT-7
Two weeks before President Donald Trump left office, his administration bestowed a parting gift on the U.S. prescription drug industry. It proposed a rule to block the government from citing exorbitant prices to seize control of a drug’s production.

The rule, drawn up by a division of the Commerce Department, would settle a long-running battle over when government is justified in exercising “march in” rights over taxpayer-supported government inventions. The 40-year-old Bayh-Dole law gives the government power to grant a license to another manufacturer if a company is not making a government-sponsored invention available to the public on “reasonable terms.”

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gift that keeps giving. Republicans structure a tax bill to cut corporate taxes. At least 55 firms paid no taxes as a result. But you wanna bet they gave money to the Republicans who took care of them in the bill?

https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/in-us-dozens-of-big-and-profitable-companies-pay-no-federal-taxes-121040201171_1.html
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Grifter in Chief!!!

How Stop the Steal helped fund his repayment to grifted donors!

How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations
Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.


Followed by the usual suspects. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, deployed prechecked weekly recurring boxes in advance of their January runoffs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/us/politics/trump-donations.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Republicans decimated corporate tax receipts’
The data from Wyden, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, places the corporate tax status quo in a larger context. This status quo, importantly, was created in part by the 2017 GOP tax cut, so it shows what Republicans want to maintain, and what Democrats want to change.

Relying on information from the Congressional Budget Office, Wyden’s staff calculates the following:

From 2000 to 2016, corporate tax receipts averaged around 1.7 percent of total gross domestic product (which Wyden’s office calls the “modern average”).
Immediately after GOP passage of the 2017 tax bill, corporate tax revenues as a percentage of GDP dropped nearly 40 percent below that modern average.
This will persist in coming years: Corporate tax revenues as a percentage of GDP will be more than 25 percent less than that modern average for the next decade.
In 2018, the first year after the GOP tax cuts passed, the United States was last in corporate tax revenues as a share of GDP of all countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
That’s a striking indictment of the status quo, notes Steve Rosenthal, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, who says his own calculations roughly confirm Wyden’s.

“In 2017, Republicans slashed corporate tax rates, which decimated corporate tax receipts,” Rosenthal told me. “U.S. corporations avail themselves of the benefits of the U.S. economy — infrastructure, workforce and the like — but contribute very little to it.”


“Historically, corporations that enjoyed the benefits of the U.S. economy contributed substantially more,” Rosenthal continued. “In recent years, these contributions plummeted, which in my judgment is simply unfair. Corporations and their shareholders can afford to contribute more.”

It’s also very hard to defend politically. Remember, Biden’s plan would raise the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent, halfway back to the 35 percent where it was before the 2017 GOP tax cut. So Democrats would only partly undo the status quo so vividly depicted above.

“Republicans’ red line on corporate revenue is completely unreasonable," Wyden told us in a statement. “Corporations have never contributed less to federal revenues than they do now — thanks to Republicans’ tax giveaway.”

What’s more, the Biden plan wouldn’t just raise corporate tax rates. Such a hike would likely fall to some extent on corporate profits generated by market power, or monopoly rents. Democrats would also try to close loopholes that enable multinational corporations to reduce tax bills with international profit-shifting trickery.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cyber ninjas paid to “audit” the Arizona election? The debasement of the GOP continues apace.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best bumper sticker I've seen in a while Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the reporter quit for not being able to lie as ordered, so what do deplorable top ultra right wingers do, they do not retract the lies on their twitter, because they love to lie. note this lie was front page of right wing liars paper.





GOP politicians won’t delete tweets about debunked Kamala Harris story


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A number of Republican lawmakers have refused to remove their tweets promoting a discredited news story about Vice President Kamala Harris, even after the reporter who wrote the piece said it was made up.

The controversy centers on an article the New York Post published on its front page Saturday, claiming that migrant children at a facility in Long Beach, California, were receiving “welcome kits” containing copies of Harris’ 2019 book “Superheroes Are Everywhere.”

The story was quickly picked up by the right-wing echo chamber, which eagerly claimed that Harris was profiting off of unaccompanied minors at the southern border.

Despite the admission that the original story was false, Republican lawmakers ― as well as the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee ― have largely kept up their tweets promoting the fake controversy.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG GOP WTF

Just a few notables in the WTF category.
Mike Lindell
Lin Wood
Sydney Powell
Rudy Giuliani
Donald Trump Jr.

Lauren Boebert
Majorie Taylor Green
Jim Jordan
Matt Goetz

Ted Cruz
Josh Hawley
Ron Johnson
Rand Paul
Marco Rubio


Feel free to add as you see fit!

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2021 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what you get when you go all in on authoritarianism.

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May 2, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. PDT

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One video allegedly shows Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel asking students about their sex lives.

Another reportedly shows the Republican lawmaker pushing someone against a wall while working as a substitute teacher and warning, “I could put the wrath of God on you right now.”

Yet another, reviewed by the Kansas City Star, allegedly captures the moments right after the legislator kneed a student in the crotch Wednesday. Samsel stands over the boy, the Star reported, and asks, “Did it hurt?” — then asks him why he’s about to cry and queries a classmate, “Do you want to check his nuts for him, please?”

“Class, you have permission to kick him in the balls,” Samsel says at one point on video, according to the newspaper.

Samsel, 36, was arrested Thursday on charges of misdemeanor battery after school officials in Wellsville, Kan., reported an unspecified “incident” between him and a student, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said. As videos — some of which The Washington Post obtained — circulated and made the news, parents and community members expressed alarm and outrage that Samsel was working with young people and representing them in the state House.


And in Oregon, where the GOP obsesses about antifa and ignores white supremacists:

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May 1, 2021 at 2:37 p.m. PDT


As far-right demonstrators gathered outside the Oregon Capitol in December in the hope of ending coronavirus restrictions, state Rep. Mike Nearman (R) appeared to deliberately allow entry to two men trying to breach the building as he was leaving.

Without hesitation, two rioters on Dec. 21 rushed inside the state Capitol in Salem, Ore., held doors open and signaled for others to come in before police arrived to cut off the security breach, according to surveillance video obtained by the Oregonian and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Nearman, 57, now faces criminal charges for his role in allegedly allowing the rioters to breach the Oregon Capitol, Marion County District Attorney Paige E. Clarkson announced Friday. The GOP lawmaker has been charged with misdemeanor counts of first-degree official misconduct and second-degree criminal trespass, according to court documents.

Prosecutors say Nearman — who was stripped of his committee assignments and has faced calls to resign in recent months — “unlawfully and knowingly” opened the door for the far-right group “with intent to obtain a benefit or to harm another.”
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