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Presidentin' Is...The Thing...You Know...The Thing!
DrMaddVibe Offline
#101 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Washington TIMES? You mean the Washington POST didn’t report this????

LMMFAO....oh Lordy.

Biden doing his best vindictive Neville Chamberlain impersonation while we’re at war on every front with China except military conflict.



Jeffy Bozos is holding a union busting event and wasn't available for content.


See what I did there?
ZRX1200 Offline
#102 Posted:
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He stepped down to be more politically active without effecting revenue streams.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#103 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
He stepped down to be more politically active without effecting revenue streams.


He stepped down because he has a BIIIIG target on his back and wants to live to spend his money.
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#104 Posted:
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Well Sleepy Joe sure told him a thing or two.

Net zero regulation: Russia will replace all the U.S. oil Biden wants to ban

U.S. President Joe Biden’s push to slash carbon emissions may inadvertently give a short-term boost to energy companies in one of the world’s biggest polluters.

Investors are betting that Russian oil giants such as Lukoil PJSC, Rosneft PJSC and Tatneft PJSC will rally as they mop up market share from rivals in the U.S. and and other countries seeking to switch to clean energy. An index of Russian energy stocks has returned 8% in dollar terms so far this year as crude prices rallied, compared with 2% for European oil and gas companies.

“Governments will likely limit global companies’ capacities to drill and extract resources,” said Eduard Kharin, who helps oversee $1 billion of assets at Alfa Capital Asset Management in Moscow. “The global majors are entering a new market, a new industry where there are a lot of unknowns, and the return on capital is unclear.”

Russia is the world’s fourth-biggest carbon emitter, but unlike other major polluters, the government doesn’t have a plan to transition away from fossil fuels. Instead, its state-owned energy companies benefit from some of the world’s lowest production costs and tax breaks, making them well placed to gain in the short term.

https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/9/net-zero-regulation-russia-will-replace-all-the-us-oil-biden-wants-to-ban


Eat it JOhnKErry!!!!
DrMaddVibe Offline
#105 Posted:
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Where is the #MeToo outrage?

Empowered women of position being told to STFU? Especially by a not so smart mouthpiece that's not good thinking on her feet. That most likely from trying to keep all the lies and murmurings straight in her skull.

President Joe Biden’s administration threw the director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the bus after she suggested that teachers could return to classrooms before being vaccinated.

“There is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated in order to reopen safely,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a Feb. 3 press briefing. “Vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for the safe reopening of schools.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to Walensky’s statements later that same day, telling reporters that the CDC Director’s comments were not official guidance and that she was speaking in her “personal capacity.”

https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/12/biden-administration-cdc-director-rochelle-walensky-bus-teachers-return-school-coronavirus-vaccine/?


Sounds more like the Dark Winter scare tactics Biden wants America to live under because he's afraid to be in his own office without a mask or 3! We already can't understand WTF he says but now he wears a mask and mumbles? I believe it's all intentional.

Thank you Robin Williams. The dumbasses STILL voted for him.

https://youtu.be/Gn1nAfoXZrM
DrMaddVibe Offline
#106 Posted:
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Just STFU and go away...right Joe?


President Biden issued a warning Wednesday to his appointees that a hostile workplace will not be allowed in his administration.

Addressing approximately 1,000 political appointees during a virtual swearing-in ceremony on his first day in the White House, Biden said: “I’m not joking when I say this: If you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I will fire you on the spot. No ifs, ands or buts.”

That message echoes the theme of national unity that Biden made during his inaugural address earlier in the day.

“Without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury,” Biden said during his speech, adding, “Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire, destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war.”

Under former President Trump, administration officials, including the president himself, seemed to revel in political battles and personal attacks, directed at both Democrats and even fellow Republicans, using tweets and media appearances to insult their rivals. Trump was notoriously rude to officials after — or even before — they left the administration, demeaning them as weak, stupid or traitorous.

On day one of his term of office, Biden signaled a different approach.

“Everybody is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity. That’s been missing in a big way the last four years,” Biden told the appointees he swore in.

https://www.yahoo.com/now/biden-tells-appointees-i-will-fire-you-on-the-spot-for-showing-disrespect-to-colleagues-235922489.html



That was then. Now?

You’ve got to admire the moxie of the Biden administration planting this story with the willing dupes at People, knowing full well what was coming: an explosive story in Vanity Fair detailing TJ Ducklo’s ugly side. As it turns out, Ducklo is angry, vile and misogynistic – so much so that even Vanity Fair, prone to writing their own fluff pieces, couldn’t ignore it. It seems Politico reporter Tara Palmeri and a male colleague decided to contact Ducklo and his girlfriend for a comment on the People article. Here’s what happened next:

“But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. “I will destroy you,” Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

The rest of his rant cannot be printed here, but let’s just say TJ Ducklo is no romantic hero.

The ball was now in Joe Biden’s court. After all, Biden had promised his staff on Inauguration Day: “I’m not joking when I say this: If you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I will fire you on the spot. No ifs, ands or buts.” It was a chance for Biden to show the courage of his convictions, but, despicably, he instead gave Ducklo the mild punishment of one week off without pay. Oh, and he also had to apologize to Palmeri. Kind of.

This is what passes for a serious punishment in the Biden White House. Pressy Secretary Jen Psaki, for whom Ducklo works, could have lived up to her “boss girl” goals by sending her schoolyard bully underling packing. But, instead, she rather weakly stated that his unprofessional and threatening behavior didn’t “meet our standard, it doesn’t meet the president’s standard” for firing. There seems to be a lack of standards here altogether.

Biden and Psaki’s handling of TJ Ducklo was inept and foolish. He could have, and should have, been made an example of — especially in this post-#MeToo world where even liberal men are sometimes held accountable for their bad behavior. Shame on them for allowing anti-hero TJ Ducklo to remain in a privileged position.

The rest of his rant cannot be printed here, but let’s just say TJ Ducklo is no romantic hero.


https://bongino.com/joe-bidens-despicable-decision-to-keep-bully-tj-ducklo-on-staff/
rfenst Offline
#107 Posted:
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But, does he kiss well?
teedubbya Offline
#108 Posted:
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I don’t know the story. Is it about the dude that was forced to resign?
DrMaddVibe Offline
#109 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
But, does he kiss well?



You'd have to ask Xiden's granddaughter!!!!Frying pan whip Frying pan

The jokes write themselves!!!

"Build Back Better"
tonygraz Offline
#110 Posted:
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I guess you really miss the tweets.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#111 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
I guess you really miss the tweets.



And behind Door #2...I don't have Twitter! Wha-wa-waaaaaa.

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"Biden plans to speak about joint investments to strengthen the collective competitiveness of G-7 nations, as well as updating global trade rules to confront China, U.S. officials said. But paired with uncertainty about whether Biden will roll back Trump’s tariffs against China, many in Europe are concerned the U.S. president could deepen a trade conflict they’d prefer to avoid.

Evidence of potential tension was apparent even before Biden took office. The European Union recently forged ahead with an investment agreement with Beijing even though Jake Sullivan, now Biden’s national security adviser, called for “early consultations” on the deal.

The host of this year’s G-7, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has invited Australia, South Korea, and India to participate in the full summit later this year – an idea floated last year by Trump, who also intended to invite Russia, that has underscored the potential divide.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government “pushed back strongly” on a proposal to have the additional countries sign a joint charter with the G-7, according to a diplomatic cable seen by Bloomberg. Countries including France, Italy, and Germany have also expressed concerns that the U.K.’s attempt to reshape the alliance into a so-called D-10 coalition of democracies to counter China could heighten tensions and create a Cold War-style standoff with Beijing.

A senior administration official said Thursday that the U.S. was not seeking the creation of diplomatic blocs or a new Cold War, but instead would argue that industrialized democracies would succeed in the inevitable competition with China if they coordinated effectively."


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-19/biden-to-ditch-america-first-in-appeal-for-global-partnership


"BuildBackBetter"has strings attached to the puppetmaster...China.

You better cooperate. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, George Soros and the CCP are counting on you!
RayR Online
#113 Posted:
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When a progressive uses the word "investments", it's time to hold on tightly to you wallet.and your liberties. There's another heist and power grab in the making.
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#114 Posted:
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Genocide of the Uyegers is a cultural norm.

Imagine if Trump said something like that.
It'd be a global meltdown.
But Xiden said it so allllll gooood.
RayR Online
#115 Posted:
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Dg west deptford wrote:
Genocide of the Uyegers is a cultural norm.

Imagine if Trump said something like that.
It'd be a global meltdown.
But Xiden said it so allllll gooood.


Xiden said, “Culturally there are different norms that each country and their leaders are expected to follow,”, as if torture, rape and genocide is something that we're supposed to accept as a norm like progressive wokeness and cancel culture in the USA.

Then Professor Xiden expounded on why we should be tolerant if not wholeheartedly approve of authoritarianism and reject such Jeffersonian principles as... "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness… it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

“If you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been, the time when China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home,” Biden began. “So the central — well, vastly overstated — the central principle of Xi Jinping is that there must be a united, tightly controlled China. And he uses his rationale for the things he does based on that.”

Then he gives a wink and a nod to Xi as if to say Come'on Man I have to criticize publicly your ChiCom atrocities, if I don't the Boobus's that voted for me might get outraged and won't sustain me as President.

“I point out to him no American president can be sustained as a president, if he doesn’t reflect the values of the United States,” the US president continued. “And so the idea that I am not going to speak out against what he’s doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uighurs in western mountains of China and Taiwan — trying to end the one China policy by making it forceful … [Xi] gets it.”

Yes...imagine if Trump said stuff like thatThink

https://nypost.com/2021/02/17/biden-says-uighur-genocide-is-part-of-chinas-different-norms/
RayR Online
#116 Posted:
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Here's more commentary on Xiden's stellar performance at his CNN town hall. This from Cory Bernardi at Sky News Australia.

‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’

https://youtu.be/8Nhm6VAIc90

DrMaddVibe Offline
#117 Posted:
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On a 2013 visit to China, President Biden met with the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party’s top propaganda effort that seeks to “influence foreign governments and other actors to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing’s preferred policies,” The National Pulse can reveal.

Tung Chee-hwa serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which has been identified as the “highest-ranking entity overseeing” China’s United Work Front according to the U.S.-China Security and Economic Review Commission.

The effort, according to the U.S. government report, aims to “to co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party” and “influence overseas Chinese communities, foreign governments, and other actors to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing’s preferred policies.”

Tung is also the Founding Chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), a United Front-linked group that has set out to “effectively disseminate positive messages to the media, key influencers and opinion leaders, and the general public” regarding the Chinese Communist Party, according to Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) filings with the Department of Justice.

https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/biden-tung-meeting-2013/


Remember the media though...Trump is a Putin puppet? There was never any proof of it and if anything he was the harshest President on Russia since Jimmy Carter pulled out of the Olympics!!!

Here is more than proof ol Pedo Joe with his 3 Red Flags and Build Back Better...you fools had your faces rubbed in Communism and bought it hook, line and sinker!
DrafterX Offline
#118 Posted:
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I tried to tell them.... Not talking
ZRX1200 Offline
#119 Posted:
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https://youtu.be/WIcAeZPviHI
DrMaddVibe Offline
#120 Posted:
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How We Move On???

Frying pan Frying pan Frying pan

https://youtu.be/BXUCoabQqOQ


8:40 mark...oh FFS...people were all lathered up about Trump having launch codes? Look at this buffoon go. The rest of his dronefest (while at least his face is diaper free), is so damned saturated in hopelessness that it makes Slingblade seem like a comedy. This guy is just wrong on so many levels. Being preached to by this stuttering dither is just laughable!

The only thing missing is if they were wearing hoods! Dr. Jill's hand gesture at the end of that faux sobering cryfest was a "WTF were we doing" moment of clarity hand gesture. As for the VP? At least she maintained standing without dropping to her knees.
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#121 Posted:
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More from the "I TOLD YA SO" file:


Biden Moves to Reengage With Palestinians


The Biden administration is moving slowly but surely toward reengaging with the Palestinians after a near total absence of official contact during former President Donald Trump's four years in office.

As American officials plan steps to restore direct ties with the Palestinian leadership, Biden's national security team is taking steps to restore relations that had been severed while Trump pursued a Mideast policy focused largely around Israel, America's closest partner in the region.

For the second time in two days, Biden's administration Tuesday categorically embraced a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, something Trump had been purposefully vague about while slashing aid to the Palestinians and taking steps to support Israel's claims to land that the Palestinians want for an independent state.

The State Department said Tuesday a U.S. delegation attended a meeting of a Norwegian-run committee that serves as a clearinghouse for assistance to the Palestinians. Although little-known outside foreign policy circles, the so-called Ad Hoc Liaison Committee has been influential in the peace process since Israel and the Palestinians signed the Oslo Accords in 1993.

"During the discussion, the United States reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to advancing prosperity, security, and freedom for both Israelis and Palestinians and to preserve the prospects of a negotiated two-state solution in which Israel lives in peace and security alongside a viable Palestinian state," the State Department said in a statement.

"The United States underscored the commitment to supporting economic and humanitarian assistance and the need to see progress on outstanding projects that will improve the lives of the Palestinian people, while urging all parties to avoid unilateral steps that make a two-state solution more difficult to achieve," it said.

U.S. participation in the meeting followed a Monday call between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israel's foreign minister in which Blinken stressed that the new U.S. administration unambiguously supports a two-state solution. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is close to Trump, has eschewed the two-state solution.

Biden spoke to Netanyahu last week for the first time as president after a delay that many found suspicious and suggestive of a major realignment in U.S. policy. Blinken, however, has spoken to Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi twice amid ongoing concern in Israel about Biden's intentions in the region, particularly his desire to reenter the Iran nuclear deal.

In Monday's call, Blinken "emphasized the Biden administration's belief that the two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state, living in peace alongside a viable and democratic Palestinian state," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.

The Trump administration had presented its own version of a two-state peace plan, though it would have required significant Palestinian concessions on territory and sovereignty.

The Palestinians, however, rejected it out of hand and accused the U.S. of no longer being an honest peace broker after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, moved the U.S. embassy to the city from Tel Aviv, cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority, closed the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington and rescinded a long-standing legal opinion Israeli settlement activity is illegitimate under international law.

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/palestinians-two-state-jerusalem-west-bank/2021/02/23/id/1011261/


Sad when America wants to deal with terrorists. Sorry Israel, you're on your own...maybe the Haus of Saud will stand with you for a minute.
RayR Online
#122 Posted:
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God that was heart wrenching...the Boobus's I'm sure were crying their eyes out..
But Xiden is never sincere and a hypocrite, so where do you even begin? So yes it was just a diaper free dronefest like you said He's trying for that unity mumbo-jumbo again.
At least Xiden admitted his soul is a black hole. ..
HockeyDad Offline
#123 Posted:
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For the two state solution I’m thinking he gives them New York and Michigan.
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#124 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
For the two state solution I’m thinking he gives them New York and Michigan.



I could see New York for sure...but maybe he'd settle for Minnesota instead of Michigan.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#125 Posted:
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As Buyer's Remorse kicks into high gear we see a doofus sitting behind the Resolute Desk furiously scribbling his name on whatever his handlers are putting in front of him. Nevermind that the House and the Senate firmly sit on the same side as the White House puppet and can ram ANYTHING they want through and the Turtle can't do a damned thing. Chuck You Schumer can have his way with Nancy in the Halls and the DNC hopefulls have to watch with their eyes pinned open with toothpicks so they can't avert their glaze. Legislation that would be nastier to wipe away with a GOP pen if only the jackasses weren't that lazy.

So, with under 100 days what do they do? They want the guy in charge to surrender his duty as Commander In Chief. Surrender the launch codes well, because. Everyone knows he's got dementia. If you don't then you're retarded. There's the cold water in your face. Eat it. You couldn't handle a guy using Free Speech on a social media platform that wasn't bought and paid for. A brash rich kid that doesn't want your approval and doesn't need you at all to do whatever he wants because he never did anyways. So, what did all of your faux hatred get you? A Chinese compromised turnip in a straight jacket that's getting a noose to wear as well.


REDUCING ‘REAL RISKS’: Nearly three dozen House Democrats on Monday called on Biden to relinquish his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons, in the latest appeal to reform the command-and-control structure so that no single person can initiate a nuclear war.

“...Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks,” states the letter spearheaded by Rep. Jimmy Panetta of California. “Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment.“

“While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so,” the letter adds. “The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war. Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes.”

They offer a number of alternatives, including requiring other officials in the line of succession, such as the vice president and the speaker of the House — “neither of whom can be removed by the president if they disagree — to concur with a launch order.”

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-defense/2021/02/23/tester-outlines-defense-budget-strategy-793538?cid=su_tw_md


Nearly 3 dozen DNC deep state rats want their leader to walk the plank because they don't trust what the rest of America already knows. They're not even willing to test drive this model. Ready the 25th Amendment clause that Pelosi was talking about. "This is not about President Trump. He will face the judgment of voters. But he shows the need to create a process for future presidents," Pelosi said. To you suckers that drank the Kool-Aid and thought you were getting something better than Trump, well you didn't. You got worse. Saddest thing about it is...Xiden will sign it willingly!!!!
ZRX1200 Offline
#126 Posted:
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https://news.trust.org/item/20210225224858-6eitm

Biden’s first air strike!!!
ZRX1200 Offline
#127 Posted:
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https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrats-call-on-biden-to-relinquish-sole-authority-over-nuclear-strikes

Woof......curious what the resident lefties think of this.
Burner02 Offline
#128 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
https://news.trust.org/item/20210225224858-6eitm

Biden’s first air strike!!!



Do you think he knew about it before hand?
delta1 Offline
#129 Posted:
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nah...he was prolly asleep...that was Kamala's call...
HockeyDad Offline
#130 Posted:
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It doesn’t matter if Joe, Kamala, or Dr Jill ordered the air strike. The important thing is we are one month into the new administration and the Democrats are back to bombing brown people after a four year break. Now let’s get some cruise missiles in the air.
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#131 Posted:
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At this point what does it matter..?? Mellow
RayR Online
#132 Posted:
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Just like Obomber, Xiden can't wait to bomb the brown people and he didn't even get the Nobel Peace Prize first.

Of course when Trump did the same thing, Xiden Tweeted:

"Trump’s erratic, impulsive actions are the last thing we need as Commander-in-Chief. No president should order a military strike without fully understanding the consequences. We don’t need another war in the Middle East, but Trump’s actions toward Iran only make that more likely."


And Xiden's new pet ginger parrot Tweeted back then:

"Also what is the legal authority for strikes? Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country."



After Airstrike, Old Biden, Psaki Tweets Emerge, Condemning Trump for Same Thing They Just Did

https://www.westernjournal.com/airstrike-old-biden-psaki-tweets-emerge-condemning-trump-thing-just/


.

delta1 Offline
#133 Posted:
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political ping pong...folks critical of the bombing yesterday were OK with bombing Iranian targets when Trump did it....


but but Biden...who gives an iota about the justifications...
DrMaddVibe Offline
#134 Posted:
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It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry



As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at least a generation.

House Resolution 1, Democrats’ 791-page bill, would touch virtually every aspect of the electoral process — striking down hurdles to voting erected in the name of election security, curbing partisan gerrymandering and curtailing the influence of big money in politics.

Republicans see those very measures as threats that would both limit the power of states to conduct elections and ultimately benefit Democrats, notably with higher turnout among minority voters.

The stakes are prodigious, with control of Congress and the fate of President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda in the balance. But at its core, a more foundational principle of American democracy is at play: access to the ballot.

“This goes above partisan interests. The vote is at the heart of our democratic system of government,” said Fred Wertheimer, president of the nonpartisan good government organization Democracy 21. “That’s the battleground. And everyone knows it.”

Barriers to voting are as old as the country, but in more recent history they have come in the form of voter ID laws and other restrictions that are up for debate in statehouses across the country.

Rep. John Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat who sponsored the bill, said that outside of Congress “these aren’t controversial reforms.” Much of it, he noted, was derived from the recommendations of bipartisan commissions.

Yet to many Republicans, it amounts to an unwarranted federal intrusion into a process that states should control.

“It imposes from Washington, D.C., a one-size-fits-all regulatory scheme on each state,” Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said Monday during a hearing on the bill. “What’s worse, it does this even though states have been traditionally allowed to generally run elections however they see fit.”

Citing Congress’ constitutional authority over federal elections, Democrats say national rules are needed to make voting more uniform, accessible and fair. The bill would mandate early voting, same-day registration and other long-sought changes that Republicans reject.

It would also require so-called dark money political groups to disclose anonymous donors, create reporting requirements for online political ads and appropriate nearly $2 billion for election infrastructure upgrades. Future presidents would be obligated to disclose their tax returns, which former President Donald Trump refused to do.

Debate over the bill comes at a critical moment, particularly for Democrats.

Acting on Trump’s repeated false claims of a stolen election, dozens of Republican-controlled state legislatures are pushing bills that would make it more difficult to vote. Democrats argue this would disproportionately hit low-income voters, or those of color, who are critical constituencies for their party.

The U.S. is also on the cusp of a once-in-a-decade redrawing of congressional districts, a highly partisan affair that is typically controlled by state legislatures. With Republicans controlling the majority of statehouses the process alone could help the GOP win enough seats to recapture the House. The Democratic bill would instead require that the boundaries be drawn by independent commissions.

Previous debates over voting rights have often been esoteric and complex, with much of the debate in Congress focused on whether to restore a “preclearance” process in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court invalidated in 2013. For decades, it had required certain states and jurisdictions with large minority populations and a history of discrimination to get federal approval for any changes to voting procedures.

https://apnews.com/article/democrat-voting-bill-8ff401dd96dbd75adbb3b217c7089afe



Remember Harry Reid? The DNC doesn't. In their rush to obtain more power from the states and other branches of government they want to continue their march. AP reporting that states are making it harder to vote? No, they want to make sure that states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia actually adhere to the legislation ON THE BOOKS ALREADY instead of altering it from the bench or the governor's desks! I don't expect the masses that voted for the dementia riddled fool to even comprehend their mistake because they're too stupid to understand the Constitution and the Bill of Rights! They'd rather be lead by a stuttering masked fool!

https://youtu.be/Tj3zxBeVl1M
DrMaddVibe Offline
#135 Posted:
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Is the Xiden administration going to put in a Fast Pass lane?


Emptying the camp in Matamoros would eliminate a symbol of Trump’s immigration crackdown and count as an early success for Biden, who aims to undo his predecessor’s most draconian anti-immigrant policies. The move comes as the new administration prepares for a battle to pass a sweeping immigration reform bill and as it draws criticism for reopening a Trump-era shelter for migrant children in Texas.

Meanwhile, the number of migrants crossing the southern border is surging. Border agents have detained 70,000 people illegally crossing per month since October, a sharp increase from a year ago.

The camp is a disturbing byproduct of Trump’s push to slash the number of people given asylum in the U.S. After Trump took office, border agents cut the daily number of people allowed to cross the Rio Grande to ask for asylum, so immigrants slept on the bridge to keep their place in line. After Trump imposed Remain in Mexico—known officially as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP—in January 2019, the line got longer. Asylum seekers flooded in from Central America, Cuba, and beyond, so they camped around the bridge, turning the Mexican side of the border into a tent city teeming with thousands of men, women, and children. They often had to wait months for a hearing in the U.S., and when the pandemic arrived, the Trump administration suspended all hearings.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-01/asylum-seekers-enter-u-s-after-biden-ends-trump-s-remain-in-mexico-policy?




Just wait till they find out the Democrats want them on the government teat for everything and want them voting for them because.

Why do Democrats and the DNC hate working hard and people with intelligence?
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#136 Posted:
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Run for the Border isn't just a Taco Bell slogan anymore.

The White House has dramatically raised the number of migrant youths and children it expects to welcome into the United States’ economy this year.

The new goal is 117,000 youths and children, up from the 30,000 “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UAC) migrants who were brought to the border by coyotes during 2020, and well above the record inflow of 76,000 delivered in 2019.

The goal of 117,000 was leaked to Axios as part of a media campaign in which administration officials argue they have no moral choice but to let the migrants into the United States. The campaign is also intended to fend off theatrical criticism from the left, whereby progressives say the youth and children do not need to be kept in the shelters where they are provided with health screens and the legal paperwork needed to get jobs and residency.



https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/03/02/bidens-deputies-set-2021-goal-welcoming-117000-migrant-youths/



So Pedo Joe...you were briefed. What did you learn?

https://mobile.twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1366866974135975941

Bet he wants them to sit on his lap and then go pick fruit.
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#137 Posted:
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Instead of the iconic "What Me Worry" phrase attributed to Alfred E. Neuman we have the White House murmering behind their 3 masks "What crisis?"

There is a catastrophic crisis that could add another quarter of a million to the population of illegal aliens in this country in less than a year.

According to former officials in the Obama administration, the standard for a border crisis was 1,000 attempted crossings a day. Who was on the team that set that standard? President Joe Biden—then vice president—and Alejandro Mayorkas, then deputy secretary, and now secretary, of homeland security.

When the Trump administration ended, the U.S. was deporting more people than were illegally coming into the country. In less than a month under Biden, the number of people illegally coming into the country is more than 6,000 per day—that’s six times the crisis level as set by the Obama team.

According to a source with knowledge of what’s happening at our southern border, the Border Patrol, in one day, encountered 4,700 people trying to illegally enter the U.S. About another 900 were observed but not detained. In addition, another 400 were detained and sent back. This volume is straining resources at the border.

And it is not just the numbers. This is fueling a public health crisis. One source in the Department of Homeland Security estimates 15%-25% of people who illegally cross the border are COVID-19-positive. According to a recent press report, asylum-seekers, which the president has also let in in record numbers, are testing positive for COVID-19 after being released by the Border Patrol.

And the numbers are fueling a public safety crisis. According to one report, human traffickers are so overwhelmed with business they are using wrist bands to keep track of their clients.


and more taken from article...

If these dramatic consequences don’t add up to a crisis, then the Titanic is still just running late. Yet, the secretary of homeland security has said there is no crisis. On camera when asked by a reporter, the president of the United States said there is no crisis.

In fact, in one week, the administration said there is no crisis, reportedly drafted a supplemental appropriation request to deal with the crisis, and blamed the crisis on former President Donald Trump.

The president should be honest with the American people. There is a crisis. The crisis was caused by a raft of open border policies rapidly implemented by this administration (such as stopping construction on the border wall and promoting amnesty for illegal aliens), which in affect are advertisements to attract more illegal immigration.

The president should immediately put a stop to implementing initiatives that proactively attract illegal immigration.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/03/03/number-of-illegal-border-crossings-is-six-times-what-obama-team-considered-crisis/?


"Build Back Better"
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#138 Posted:
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yo quiero Chinese bat flu aids!
DrMaddVibe Offline
#139 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,204
with cheez!

https://beckernews.com/10-warning-signs-biden-is-missing-president-37273/
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#140 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
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Biden's Incoherence Just Hit Critical Mass, This Is Scary Awful



As we reported two days ago, Joe Biden completely made no sense when he was trying to explain the Wuhan coronavirus relief bill.

It was really bad and it explains why they’re afraid to have him deliver an address to Congress or do any kind of a real solo press conference, because at this point they have to be afraid this is all going to fall apart if he does anything live and this all becomes too obvious to the American people.

But there’s only so long that they can hold this off. And it’s getting worse, as video today revealed. Biden was holding an event to announce the nomination of two female generals to be promoted to combatant commanders. You could even see he was reading a teleprompter. But it didn’t help, he lost it in the middle.


https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1369044328807596036?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1369044328807596036%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fredstate.com%2Fnick-arama%2F2021%2F03%2F08%2Fbidens-incoherence-just-hit-critical-mass-this-is-scary-awful-n339685

This is just scary awful. He literally forgets the name of his Secretary of Defense, forgets the position, as well as the name of the Pentagon, calling him “the guy that runs that outfit over there.”

“I want to thank the — former general. I keep calling him General — the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make sure we thank the Secretary.” Yikes.

Meanwhile you see Kamala Harris standing behind him in the wings – literally – looking like a minder, wondering whether she’s going to have to help him away. Why is she or his wife always having to be there to spell him if he needs it? Biden takes no questions and forgets his mask as well.

At this point, it’s no longer a question. Whatever is going on with him medically, whatever you call it, it’s a complete train wreck. He looks in terrible condition and he looks worse every day. It’s horrible what Democrats have done here. They’ve put this guy in, all to hold onto power without giving a darn about how much that might endanger us all or even how it might hurt him. He’s having trouble just reading the teleprompter, let alone making any impromptu comments or responding independently or intelligently to questions. Shame on all the people involved in this and no, don’t even try to claim this is just a “stutter.” This is just despicable. We are all in big trouble now because of what Democrats did here. God help us all.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/03/08/bidens-incoherence-just-hit-critical-mass-this-is-scary-awful-n339685



This is what building back better looks like. They didn't tell you that when you voted for this assclown. They only ratcheted up the other guy to look bad. Look who's looking bad now and NOBODY in the MSM is reporting it. When you can't recall your own cabinet members and a building called the Pentagon because it looks just like a pentagon that houses all of the upper echelon of the military that the Commander In Chief is supposed to run...yeah. I'm sorry, but if I was an enemy rogue nation...I'd ready up the invasion plan. This guy doesn't even know where he's at and it shows! America, this is your President. He's bat**** cray cray.
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#141 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,204
Who needs Small Pox infested blankets when you have an entire administration acting like one?



Guess How CNN Is Describing the Crisis at the Southern Border


Democrats and their cohorts in the media chided President Donald Trump over immigration policies that resulted in holding "kids in cages" and "separating families" at the United States-Mexico border, a claim that lacked nuance. It was something the left repeatedly hammered as inhumane and wrong. But now, roughly six weeks into his administration, President Joe Biden is continuing with a policy that was first established under President Barack Obama.

Biden's holding unaccompanied minors in the administration's "first migrant child facility" – you know, the type of facility that was labeled as "kids in cages" when Trump was in office?

CNN, however, decided to cover the "first migrant child facility" in a way that downplays the severity at the border. Instead of referring to them as "kids in cages," like they have in the past, the network took a more subtle approach.

Via CNN (emphasis mine):

The number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol facilities, which are akin to jail cells and not intended for kids, has reached dramatic highs, according to internal agency documents reviewed by CNN, underscoring the urgent challenge facing the Biden administration.

As of Monday afternoon, President Joe Biden had not yet been briefed by his top aides on the weekend trip, which included a visit to a facility for unaccompanied migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas -- the first facility for migrant children to open since Biden took office.


CNN isn't the only network to use this kind of language. The Washington Post did the same thing when they reported on the facility reopening without COVID precautions. The border is so overwhelmed that the administration is rolling back COVID mitigation efforts, like the number of unaccompanied minors that are being housed. The number of beds went from 50 percent capacity to 100 percent capacity.

What's taking place on our southern border is disgraceful and wrong. Biden's soft immigration policies are the reason people are flocking to the United States, even during a pandemic. The media is just doing the administration's dirty work by downplaying the consequences and severity of what's taking place.

The truth is this: most of the facilities these unaccompanied minors are being housed in are short-term facilities. They're designed to hold drug traffickers for short periods of time while they are being processed. Most have a couple of benches, a toilet and a water fountain. That's it. No beds. No showers. Disease was an issue when this was going on back in 2014 and that was without the pandemic going on. Throw in these unsanitary conditions on top of the coronavirus – which the administration refuses to allow Border Patrol to test for – and you have a petri dish for disaster.

Our men and women that protect our southern border deserve better conditions and for the media to speak the truth about the gravity of this situation.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/03/08/its-not-kids-in-cages-how-cnn-describes-bidens-terrible-immigration-policies-n2585914?


Recall the outrage at "Kids In Cages" when it was Trump? Even though it was Obama that built them? Well, now the shipping containers with bars on the windows that they're using now are called a unaccompanied minor migrant child facility! Where's the Left's selective outrage? Screaming about Dr. Seuss and some other assorted B$ so you won't have to hear about stuff like this! Releasing Covid19 infected kids into the nation...it's their new norm! I keep telling you that the DNC is a terrorist organization. Who else gets away with bio-terrorism?
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#142 Posted:
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Posts: 95,637
So this administration separating families that come here together, taking kids away from their parents, and not documenting who is going where thus making it very difficult to reunify the if at all? Sending parents out of country while kids are still here with no or little documentation?

Absolutely I’m outraged by this. If it was wrong under one admin it’s wrong under the other. It’s not about which team.

This is what’s happening now right?
DrMaddVibe Offline
#143 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,204
Figures don't lie, but liars figure - Mark Twain

Border Official: 2021 Illegal Immigration On Track To Surpass Past Three Years Combined


John Modlin, the interim chief in charge of the Border Patrol in Tucson, Arizona, revealed in an interview that the surge in illegal immigration at the Southern border has continued to grow over the past few months. Modlin warned that at this rate by the end of the year illegal immigration will surpass the numbers of 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined.

“So right now we’re about a hundred percent over where we were this time, this last fiscal year. We’ve already surpassed in the first four months of this fiscal year. We’ve already surpassed all of 2018. If the flow continues at the rate it is here, by the end of this fiscal year, we will have surpassed ‘18, ‘19 and ‘20, all combined,” Modlin told Sharyl Attkinson, host of “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinson.”

The influx of illegal immigration has been overwhelming migrant detention facilities. As a result, President Biden has chosen to open child detention facilities to full capacity, despite the risk of COVID-19.

Former ICE Director Tom Homan has blamed the increased illegal immigration on Biden’s “open border” policies.

“We knew this will happen because all the promises Joe Biden has made and he continues to make,” Homan said. “And you know, so this isn’t by accident. This is by design. This is an open border strategy. He has bowed to the left, we lose the border.”

https://thegreggjarrett.com/border-official-2021-illegal-immigration-on-track-to-surpass-past-three-years-combined/?utm_source=Hootsuite


Crisis? DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, “The answer is no. I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it.”

Our resources? What did you contribute today?
DrMaddVibe Offline
#144 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,204
Morton Salt has a saying that Xiden likes to quote..."When it rains, stuff...clouds...I don't know what I'm saying"


Record 3,200 migrant children stuck in Border Patrol custody, with nearly half held past legal limit


More than 3,200 migrant children were stuck in Border Patrol facilities on Monday, with nearly half held beyond a three-day legal limit, as the Biden administration struggles to respond to the sharp increase in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to government documents obtained by CBS News, nearly 1,400 unaccompanied minors had been held in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) holding facilities for more than three days as of Monday, despite the agency's legal obligation to transfer these children to shelters operated by the U.S. refugee agency within 72 hours of taking them into custody.

Nearly 170 unaccompanied children stuck in Border Patrol custody are under the age of 13, according to the CBP documents.

On February 21, CBP held just nine unaccompanied children past the three-day limit, according to one document, underscoring how the dwindling bed space at the refugee agency's shelters has created a massive backlog of minors waiting in facilities that were largely designed to briefly detain adult men.

As of Monday, the Office of Refugee Resettlement had only about 500 beds available near the southern border for the increasing number of migrant children entering U.S custody, according to a document from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the refugee agency.

A former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said the current number of children in Border Patrol custody is the highest in the agency's history.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/migrant-children-border-patrol-custody-past-legal-limit/?ftag=CNM-00-10aac3a



But hey, what are the odds all of those kids are Covid19 positive? Oh, it doesn't matter...they're going to be released right into "gen pop"!

Fools
MACS Offline
#145 Posted:
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Finish the wall... the less that try to come over, the less that'll be in "cages".
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#146 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Finish the wall... the less that try to come over, the less that'll be in "cages".

I agree that the wall should be finished (as part of any infrastructure program). It is a necessity.
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#147 Posted:
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Biden isn't going to finish the wall.

He fired all of the workers that were building it!

He promised his brain dead dopey followers he was going to stop it!

He campaigned on it!

“It shall be the policy of my Administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall,” Biden’s proclamation states. “I am also directing a careful review of all resources appropriated or redirected to construct a southern border wall.”


The surprise was that Biden left the project in a state where not only was there not a wall to protect against smugglers, but there was infrastructure left behind that acted to aid the smugglers the wall was supposed to protect against.

That’s what Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County, Arizona, said anyway. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Friday, the sheriff said illegal immigrants were using an access road that was left when construction was abandoned which made it easier for them to enter.

“When President Biden rescinded the emergency order on the southwest border, it stopped resources and stopped construction on our border,” Dannels told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.

“This administration owns this decision,” Dannels said. “And what it’s doing is, it’s forcing us back to 2019, when we had the largest — what I call — crime scene in the country to include the largest humanitarian situation going on,” he said, sharing some of the photos of the “crime scene.”


Danniels talked a bit more about the problems from 2019, “where 141 countries breached our southwest border in the first nine months.”

The sheriff said it was a time where there were “a thousand gang members, 822 assaults on agents, 271 deaths on our border.”

“This is a crime scene and this is what we just put together,” he continued. “We had it under control. This is frustrating. And now it’s going back to 2019. It’s frustrating.”

Cochise County encompasses 83 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, which makes it a prime target for smugglers, both of the drug and human variety, Fox News reported.

That’s bad enough — but, as Dannels shared in photographs of the half-finished wall, there was infrastructure there that made it easier for illegal immigrants to cross.

The problem is, of course, the pandemic. At least with the current rush at the southern border, most of it is controlled and COVID-19 testing can be done.

Those using access roads to make their way into the United States by evading authorities tend not to stop for testing.

“Nobody is talking about what’s going on at the southwest border when it comes to the health pandemic in this country,” Dannels said.

“And then you look at the public safety aspect of this, it’s upsetting,” he added. “It’s almost like we’re not part of this country, which is very upsetting.”

Now, keep in mind, the Biden administration isn’t doing the best job when it comes to testing those it has in custody. One shelter in Texas found that 25 percent of the migrants dropped off by authorities tested positive for the coronavirus. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott noted they weren’t alone:

(While there have been no changes from the Trump administration to the Biden administration when it comes to testing migrants for COVID-19, the fact that the current administration is releasing more of them into American communities does indicate a greater risk to Americans.)

Nevertheless, this is what Biden and his administration can control. Because of the fact they’ve abandoned the border wall project, they’re not even bothering to control who enters and who doesn’t.

“It’s a product of politics within policing,” Dannels said. “And I’ve always said that they had no business in our business, in the business of policing what we do on this border in our communities.”

Biden disagrees. The problem is that everything we’ve seen so far indicates his politics with policing will meet with disaster for this country.



https://www.westernjournal.com/furious-sheriff-spreads-photos-bidens-crime-scene/
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#148 Posted:
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MeMa and Pop Pop...you're gettin' paid!!!!

However, 124 multi-employer pensions are in “critical and declining” status, according to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. They’re projected to have insufficient funds to pay full retirement benefits within the next 20 years.

About 1 million workers are in such plans, according to the American Academy of Actuaries.

Until now, the PBGC, a government-sponsored entity, has been able to step in to pay at least partial benefits in the event of a pension failure.

But the agency’s multi-employer program is in bad shape. Its likelihood of insolvency is “very high” in 2026 and a “near certainty” by the end of 2027 due to additional pension failures, according to the PBGC’s most recent projections.

At that time, it won’t be able to guarantee retirement benefits to workers, absent legislative changes, the agency said.
American Rescue Plan

Grants offered by the American Rescue Plan would cover full pension benefits for workers in ailing plans over the next three decades. The relief measure would also reinstate any benefits that had been suspended for recipients.

Multi-employer plan sponsors can apply for the aid through 2025. The PBGC can’t condition the aid on pension changes like benefit reductions or new funding requirements.

The funds must be invested in investment-grade bonds. They, along with any investment earnings, must be segregated from other plan assets.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the Covid pandemic had worsened the plans’ financial situation.

“It goes back to the fact that these workers didn’t do anything wrong,” Brown told The New York Times on Thursday. “They have earned these pensions.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, criticized the measure as a bailout with no strings attached.

“It’s just a blank check, with no measures to hold mismanaged plans accountable,” he said.

The Democrat-led House is expected to vote on the $1.9 trillion relief package Tuesday so President Joe Biden can sign it early in the week.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/08/covid-relief-bill-gives-86-billion-bailout-to-failing-union-pension-plans.html


1 million goes into 86 billion how many times using CommonCore? Show your work!

https://youtu.be/5qJ6VWgtu5A


"Oh, and pick out yourselves something REAL niiice!"
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#149 Posted:
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Posts: 1,837
Just look for the union label. My money going to bail these clowns out?? String the guys up that mismanaged the funds but leave me out of it.
RayR Online
#150 Posted:
Joined: 07-20-2020
Posts: 5,896
Krazeehorse wrote:
Just look for the union label. My money going to bail these clowns out?? String the guys up that mismanaged the funds but leave me out of it.


That's right, those pension funds are too big to fail, like the mismanaged bankrupt blue states and cities. The euphemistically named "American Rescue Plan" should have been called the Too Big To Fail Plan 2.0.
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