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It seems when the federal government wants to force states to do something, it ties it to funding from the federal government. Like for example highway funds.
Could we tie Medicaid payments to abortion (specifically for health of the mother) and transgender care?
When conservatives say this what do they mean?? A little background. My son is trans. Had a confrontation with my MAGA sister sending her an article outlining some of the horrible and oppressive laws the GOP has passed and are trying to pass. Her response? “Wackos on both sides”. What’s the equivalent coming from liberals in their eyes? I don’t wanna ask her. I’ve heard this is a pretty common comeback.
Democratic Rep. Maxwell Frost and Sen. Chris Murphy introduced gun reform legislation on Tuesday that would help to further implement the bipartisan bill passed last summer. The #MarchforOurLives group organized by victims of mass shootings, works towards funding campaigns promoting gun safety laws and protecting the lives of millions within the United States.
The organization is currently hoping to raise $5k to continue to support their efforts towards gun regulation. They have already raised close to $1.5k and have 29 days left to reach their goal, let’s help them get all the way!!
feel free to add. But would you say this is a legitimate issue?
I believe that the Republican Party, as we know it, will be hollowed out. It will be a slow process that will play out over the next generation or two, and we have already seen it begin. Last year's midterms were one of the weakest performances by an opposing party in recent history. What is especially remarkable is that this occurred while the president's approval rating was underwater.
College-educated are leaving the Republican party. In 2000, 23% of Democrats had a college degree. Today, it is 48%. For Republicans, it is virtually unchanged from 30% to 31%. Imagine a time when Republicans were the educated party! College-educated voters are reliable voters. These are the people that will get out and vote during midterms.
Religion is declining in America, which is true in both parties. There will come a point in time when the Republican party will go to war with itself. It might be soon. Less than 2 in 3 Republicans consider religion to be important in their lives. The religious right considers their religion to be the core of their belief system. It gives them their moral justification to commit hateful acts against vulnerable groups of people. If the declining trend in religious affiliation continues, the religious right will find itself to be a minority within its own party.
The generational divide is beginning to grow. Millennials are not growing more conservative as they age. This trend is likely to continue in succeeding generations. Over half of millennials identify as Democrat or lean Democrat, but only about 1 in 3 millennials identify as Republican or lean Republican. People are better educated and are better able to reject conservative principles which cause harm to minorities and other vulnerable groups.
In time, the Republican party will probably eventually recover, but not before the very identity of the party has been stripped bare and exposed for the country to see. A reckoning is coming for the Republican party, and it will not be pretty. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the show.
I would recommend watching this week's episode of The Circus on Showtime. I had no idea how serious the Dominion lawsuit is for Fox News. Their fate is in the balance.
So, I need to do some shopping later today and not sure what the traditional meal is for Tuesday. Do I buy Cheetos? What is everyone going to wear? Do we exchange gifts? How do we make the most of this? It’s been a long time coming. I want to do this right. 😉
Stay safe out there, folks. Situational awareness. I'm not expecting Drumpf's clowns to keep it peaceful.
I'm trying to understand why rental prices are out of control even in undesirable markets. I know corpos have bought up lots of rental units. I know that the tax code was revised by a man who made millions as a landlord. I see properties in bad parts of town offered for rent at twice the price of a mortgage in a new construction of twice its size. In other words i see houses designed to remain vacant. Is there anyone well enough versed in the new tax code to tell me why corps would want vacant properties in their portfolio