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NDPP

FDR to Col Edward M House, 1933

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1366750735002705929

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the US since Andrew Jackson."

Especially with longtime corporate shill Biden, 'the representative of Credit Cards.'

josh

NDPP wrote:

Biden Makes Excuses Not to Push $15 Min Wage

https://youtu.be/GxzzQ77VMYI

"I told you they were going to pull this trick, because we know who they are, these Democrats. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can do this. Do they want to? No..."

 

“Never!” Mr. Manchin bellowed at reporters on Monday as they made their latest inquiries about the prospect of ending the filibuster. “What don’t you understand about ‘never’?”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/us/politics/biden-progressives-wage-increase.html

NDPP

Blinken: 'Today Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido and I discussed our unwavering support for democracy in Venezuela...'

https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1366934616951652354

"Did you also discuss how to handle that empty feeling inside while you're unwaveringly lying to the public about supporting democracy in Venezuela and improving the lives of the Venezuelan people, when you're really hurting both?"

Building back badder. See #347

josh

Sanctioning the crown prince, known as MBS, would have been "too complicated," according to two administration officials, and could have jeopardized US military interests in the kingdom. As a result, the administration did not even request the State Department to work up options for how to target MBS, one State Department official said. Another current administration official said sanctioning the crown prince was never a "viable option" given that it could upend important initiatives in the region.

One central reason: MBS has near complete control over all the country's levers of power. He is not only the crown prince, he is the deputy prime minister, defense minister, chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs and the head of Aramco, the state-owned oil and natural gas company.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/03/politics/biden-administration-mbs-sanction-never-a-viable-option/index.html

Too big to jail?

NDPP

No. A lie from the beginning. There was never any intention to do anything serious. It was just a sop for the 'build back better' chumps. Like most politicians, lie as necessary to get elected. It's only the donor class that really matters.

cco

josh wrote:

NDPP wrote:

Biden Makes Excuses Not to Push $15 Min Wage

https://youtu.be/GxzzQ77VMYI

"I told you they were going to pull this trick, because we know who they are, these Democrats. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can do this. Do they want to? No..."

 

“Never!” Mr. Manchin bellowed at reporters on Monday as they made their latest inquiries about the prospect of ending the filibuster. “What don’t you understand about ‘never’?”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/us/politics/biden-progressives-wage-increase.html

Remember when it was forbidden to criticize Biden because Democrats needed to win first the White House, and then the Senate runoffs, without which they couldn't do anything? Now that they're still not doing anything, Manchin is the excuse. If Democrats pick up more Senate seats in 2022, there'll be another excuse. Just like there were excuses when Obama had 60 seats. "We need to win, so the Democratic Party has to be as Republican as possible! And when we win, we have to govern as Republicans, or else we'd lose and Republicans would govern as Republicans!"

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Blinken: 'Today Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido and I discussed our unwavering support for democracy in Venezuela...'

https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1366934616951652354

"Did you also discuss how to handle that empty feeling inside while you're unwaveringly lying to the public about supporting democracy in Venezuela and improving the lives of the Venezuelan people, when you're really hurting both?"

Building back badder. See #347

In the grand scheme of things Trump supporters are less delusional in their belief that he should still be President than all of the US Congress who insist that a man who didn't even contest a Presidential election, ever, is the rightful "democratic" leader of Venezuela. I can't for the live of me figure out how the US population got to be so susceptible to believing fake news.

NDPP

Lots and lots of practice. Nor is this contemporary affliction only an American problem, as should be abundantly clear to everyone here.

JKR

QAnon and conspiracy theories are taking hold in churches.

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Startled and moved to tears, Pastor David Rice told the woman she had been "tricked by lies."

“You need to know how crazy this is,” he said to his congregant at the Markey Church in Roscommon County, Mich., a rural region of 25,000 residents that voted 2 to 1 for Trump. "You have been with my family and in my home and I care for you but you are dabbling in darkness. You are telling me it’s giving you hope. I’m telling you as your pastor that it’s evil."

The two haven't spoken since.

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NDPP

Margaret Kimberley: The Minimal Minimum Wage

https://www.blackagendareport.com/freedom-rider-minimal-minimum-wage

"...The federal minimum wage has been a paltry $7.25 per hour since 2009. In that year Barack Obama was president and the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. That means they could have made it any amount they wanted, but it went from $6.55 to $7.25, a grand total of 70 cents.

We must keep this in mind as the drama of raising the minimum wage plays out in the Biden administration. House Democrats passed Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, which does not include any provision to raise the minimum wage. The plan was to raise the meager sum to a less meager sum of $15 per hour, but by the year 2025.

Even these crumbs didn't make it into the bill. The last minute claim that the Senate parliamentarian  ruled against allowing the inclusion of minimum wage legislation should be taken as a joke or an insult depending upon one's mood. The obvious effort to skirt responsibility is a typical Democratic Party ploy meant to keep gullible rubes at bay with tortured explanations.

The machinations to avoid doing the right thing may be somewhat complicated, but the reasons behind the inaction are not. Simply put, most Democrats either don't want a minimum wage increase or are too afraid of bucking their party's donor class..."

NDPP

Glen Ford: Joe Biden: The Expect Nothing Presidency

https://www.blackagendareport.com/joe-biden-expect-nothing-presidency

"Joe Biden's administration can be more aptly characterized as the 'expect nothing presidency.' A return to 'pre-Trump' politics in the United States reinforces Biden's assurance that 'nothing will fundamentally change' for his wealthy donor base. With this assurance, an increasingly uninspiring yet emboldened American exceptionalism has replaced any attempt to analyze the current situation from a historical materialist lens.

Biden's mere presence in the White House is assumed to have cleared the racist, demagogic stain of Trumpism from the United States. The liberal class has reveled in its perceived victory over despotism and political treachery. So shortsighted is this liberal class that it cannot (and wouldn't if it could) acknowledge the obvious contradictions between a presidency that claims to represent the mythical exceptionalism of the United States and the material conditions of the historical moment - conditions that led directly to Trump's rise in the first place.

Biden's brand of American exceptionalism, replete with 'diverse' cabinet members and hollow promises to restore the 'soul of the nation', has run up against the general crisis of the US imperialist order. The first month of Biden's project of restoration has only further exposed the depths of imperial decay..."

NorthReport
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Two shits better than one NR?

JKR

The Democrats support expanding voter rights while the Republicans support voter suppression. Here we see where the parties stand relative to racism and classism.

NDPP

'The US firmly opposes an ICC investigation...We will continue to uphold our commitment to Israel' - Blinken

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1367336117918453762

"Blinken once told an AIPAC audience his commitment to Israel's security, to Israel's 'strength' was 'inherited' from his family. Here we see the US Secretary of State placing his family loyalty and sectarian attachments above international law."

Not just Blinken. Why Zionism must go.

NDPP

Progressives sell out workers on $15 minimum wage

https://youtu.be/efLr9rker88

 This is a full out assault on the working class to advance elite 'asset-stripping'.

 

Squad WON'T force minimum wage in stimulus bill

https://youtu.be/xfyMmEdEQ40

Progressive Dems won't force must-pass minimum wage instead write 'sternly worded letter' to Biden.

NDPP

Senate Dems who voted 'no' on $15 minimum wage

https://twitter.com/Karl_Was_Right/status/1367979896190857216

"Their combined net worth of these people is $50 million (that we know of)."

NDPP

"There is actually nothing 'incompetent' about the democratic party if you are to understand them as what they are: agents of capital and sustainers of the capitalist-colonial superstructure. They do not serve you, and in that realm, they are incredibly competent."

josh

NDPP wrote:

Progressives sell out workers on $15 minimum wage

https://youtu.be/efLr9rker88

 This is a full out assault on the working class to advance elite 'asset-stripping'.

 

Squad WON'T force minimum wage in stimulus bill

https://youtu.be/xfyMmEdEQ40

Progressive Dems won't force must-pass minimum wage instead write 'sternly worded letter' to Biden.

Would be nice if people understood what it takes to pass a Bill through Congress.  You need the votes.  It wasn't progressives, but so-called moderates like Manchin and Sinema who blocked it and block getting rid of the filibuster.

JKR

The undemocratic US Senate should be drastically reformed or abolished.

NorthReport

Biden's big bet could define his presidency

You see Biden has decided to do the opposite of Trump and help those less financially fortunate. Who knew!

https://www.rawstory.com/joe-biden-stimulus-money-2650956885/

kropotkin1951

Rah rah rah he gave the American worker a one time payment of less than he promised while campaigning and did not fight for a minimum wage increase. Apparently the bar for the US now is Trump. Anyone and anything is better than Trump so Biden can do any thing and many idiots will applaud him because he isn't Trump.

JKR

US (& Canadian) "good cop / bad cop" politics:

A woman walks up to a man who is repeatedly hitting his head against a wall. The woman says, “Why are you doing that?” and the man says, “Because it feels so good when I stop.”

NDPP

Johnstone: This is Who Democrats Are

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56422.htm

"This is who the Democrats are. It's who they always will be..."

NDPP

Remember when Biden said he would stop the war on Yemen? (and vid)

https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/1368671545665617920

"Right now US bombs are being dropped on Yemen's capital Sanaa, by Saudi Arabia. Remember when Biden said he would stop the war on Yemen? That was right before he bombed Syria."

It is traditional for all western politicians to tell lies to get elected. It is also traditional that chumps believe them anyway.

JKR

Biden marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing executive order on voting rights

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A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access.

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NDPP

As the insurrection narrative crumbles, Democrats cling to it more desperately than ever (and vid) *MUST READ*

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1367912425970864134

"If the threat of 'armed insurrectionists' and 'domestic terrorists' is as great as some claim, why do they have to keep lying and peddling crude media fictions about it? Yet the maximalist narrative of an attempted coup or armed insurrection is so crucial to Democrats - regardless of whether it is true - that pointing out facts deeply infuriates them.

There is, relatedly a massive political benefit from convincing the population that the opponents and critics of those in power do not merely hold a different ideology but are coup-plotters, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. That is the same political benefit that accrued from trying to persuade the population that adversaries of the Democratic Party are treasonous Kremlin agents. the more you can demonize your opponents as something monstrous, the more political power you can acquire.

And as the Democrats and liberals now gear up to demand a new War on [/of] Terror, this one domestic in nature, it is no coincidence that neocons are leading the way now as liberals' favorite propagandists..."

NDPP

US, Allies Drop 46 Bombs Per Day for 20 Years, new CODEPINK Research

https://t.co/cAnsfZkuFQ?amp=1

"The US and its allies [That includes you Canada. Hooray!] have dropped at least 326,000 bombs in the greater middle east since 2011, a new study reveals."

Let's rejoice the majority were good  'progressive' Democrat bombs 'for Democracy'! The Biden regime shows every indication that it will continue 'the good fight' for the 'rules-based international order' we all know and love. God Bless America Canada! Keep swallowing/cheering! Go Joe go!

Better, babblecons?

NDPP

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QAnon and conspiracy theories are taking hold in churches.

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Startled and moved to tears, Pastor David Rice told the woman she had been "tricked by lies."

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US Capitol on high alert over protests that didn't happen

https://youtu.be/AQISB8VkPRY

"QAnon rumors put Capitol security on alert as 2 thousand National Guard troops to stay in DC for another 2 months."

The continued presence of Washington 'Green Zone' and thousands of troops is 'dressing the stage' to manufacture consent for planned  Dem domestic 'War on Terror'.

JKR

QAnon, Trump, and Trump's cult of personality sure make the Biden Administration look good! They're Biden's trump card! Biden's high approval ratings may stay very strong as long as the Trumpophiles stay in the media spotlight. Biden must be looking forward to when the many Trump lawsuits make it to court and CourtTV.

josh

NDPP wrote:

As the insurrection narrative crumbles, Democrats cling to it more desperately than ever (and vid) *MUST READ*

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1367912425970864134

"If the threat of 'armed insurrectionists' and 'domestic terrorists' is as great as some claim, why do they have to keep lying and peddling crude media fictions about it? Yet the maximalist narrative of an attempted coup or armed insurrection is so crucial to Democrats - regardless of whether it is true - that pointing out facts deeply infuriates them.

There is, relatedly a massive political benefit from convincing the population that the opponents and critics of those in power do not merely hold a different ideology but are coup-plotters, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. That is the same political benefit that accrued from trying to persuade the population that adversaries of the Democratic Party are treasonous Kremlin agents. the more you can demonize your opponents as something monstrous, the more political power you can acquire.

And as the Democrats and liberals now gear up to demand a new War on [/of] Terror, this one domestic in nature, it is no coincidence that neocons are leading the way now as liberals' favorite propagandists..."

"I would describe a lot of people on the right as being socialist. I would consider Steve Bannon to be socialist. I would consider the 2016 iteration of Donald Trump the candidate to be a socialist, based on what he was saying. I would consider Tucker Carlson to be a socialist.”

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/03/why-glenn-greenwald-says-tucker-carlson-is-a-true-socialist.html

If he means National Socialist, he may have a point.  Otherwise, it appears that he's gone off the deep end.

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josh wrote:

"I would describe a lot of people on the right as being socialist. I would consider Steve Bannon to be socialist. I would consider the 2016 iteration of Donald Trump the candidate to be a socialist, based on what he was saying. I would consider Tucker Carlson to be a socialist.”

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/03/why-glenn-greenwald-says-tucker-carlson-is-a-true-socialist.html

If he means National Socialist, he may have a point.  Otherwise, it appears that he's gone off the deep end.

As he is most of the time, Jonathan Chait is totally wrong in this article. He ludicrously defines Greenwald's political history as center left then far left, then something he can't define. This shows that he probably never read Greenwald at all until he started writing at The Guardian, since Chait is a journalistic dinosaur who only considers print genuine journalism. He is the most tired of old Clinton Democrats.

Anyway, contrary to Chait's false statements, Greenwald has never been even slightly on the left. He has always been a libertarian. Chait thinks he was left because he criticized GWB on civil libertarian grounds, and had some modest sympathy for the mistreatment of Bernie Sanders at the hands of the DNC (which Chait worships as the fount of all wisdom).

What Chait does get right is that Greenwald has become unquestionably right wing since the 2016 campaign, becoming a best buddy of monsters like Tucker Carlson. I don't care for Greenwald's writing much these days, but if I had to choose, I'd rather read Greenwald than that asshole Chait.

NDPP

"As the US government is exercising more and more authoritarian control over people's access to information, to try to save its decadent empire, a staff reporter at NPR is calling for a redesign of the entire Internet', complaining 'Information just spreads too easily right now."

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1368734435764559872

But not to worry, msm readers will notice few changes as a result.

kropotkin1951

In the meantime the Democrats in Congress are attempting to make it even harder for third party candidates while claiming the bill is an enhancement of voting rights. I think I will believe the Green Party on the bill's true effects. I super highlighted the part I found the most offensive. This bill gives the DNC the authority to spend up to a $100,000 in an election battle when it is currently $5,000. I am sure this will not enhance the options for the nearly two thirds of US voters who are fed up with the two parties and want different choices.

The Green Party is calling attention to other problematic provisions in HR1, which will:

  • Abolish the general election campaign block grants parties may access by winning at least 5% of the vote in the previous presidential election
     
  • Replace those general election block grants (where candidates receive one lump sum for all campaign expenses) with matching funds through Election Day — a step backwards for public campaign finance reform. Qualifying for general election matching funds will depend on meeting the new primary matching funds criteria designed to squeeze out alternative parties and independent candidates
     
  • Eliminate the limits on donations and expenditures candidates can receive and make
     
  • Inflate the amount of money national party committees can give to candidates from $5000 to $100 million, an astonishing increase of 1999900%

“Instead of trying to fool American voters and eliminating minor party voices, the Green Party calls for real reforms to democratize elections,” said Ndege, listing:

  • The Fair Representation Act, introduced in 2018 and 2019, which would establish multi-seat, proportional representation for Congress by ranked-choice voting
     
  • Individual state governments enacting RCV for their presidential general elections
     
  • Fully-public campaign finance for every federal, state and local office through the Clean Money/Clean Elections model

If HR1 is not amended, the Green Party will release an online, grassroots lobbying effort for communities to tell their representatives in Congress to vote “no” during the full House vote this week.

https://www.gp.org/hr1_poison_pill_to_crush_alternative_parties_requires...

NDPP

Top 6 Reasons Not to Give Biden Any New AUMF (Authorisation for Use of Military Force)

https://davidswanson.org/top-6-reasons-not-to-give-biden-any-new-aumf

"...Since 2001, the United States has been systematically destroying a region of the globe, bombing Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria, not to mention the Philippines and other countries scattered around the world. The US has 'special forces' operating in dozens of countries.

The people killed by the post-9-11 wars is likely around 6 million. Many times that have been injured, many times that indirectly killed or injured, many times that made homeless, and many times that traumatized. A huge percentage of the victims have been little children. Terrorist organizations and refugee crises have been generated at an amazing pace.

This death and destruction is a drop in the bucket compared to the lost opportunities to save people from starvation and illness and climate disasters. The financial cost of over $1 trillion each and every year for US militarism, has been and is a trade off. It could have done and could do a world of good. Otherwise, what was the point of getting a new Congress and President?..."

josh

Duss’s choice to remain independent from the administration reflects the concerns of a vocal faction of dovish foreign policy thinkers, who are increasingly signalling their dissatisfaction with Biden’s initial moves in the Middle East. On issues ranging from re-entering the Iran deal to re-evaluating Washington’s relationship with regional allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia, many on the left now believe that Biden’s team risks falling short of expectations set during and after last year’s presidential election. After a brief honeymoon period, it is rapidly becoming clear to this cohort that its efforts are better spent pressuring Biden from the outside rather than working in lockstep with the White House on foreign policy.

https://jewishcurrents.org/progressives-are-losing-patience-with-bidens-iran-policy/

kropotkin1951

josh wrote:

Duss’s choice to remain independent from the administration reflects the concerns of a vocal faction of dovish foreign policy thinkers, who are increasingly signalling their dissatisfaction with Biden’s initial moves in the Middle East. On issues ranging from re-entering the Iran deal to re-evaluating Washington’s relationship with regional allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia, many on the left now believe that Biden’s team risks falling short of expectations set during and after last year’s presidential election. After a brief honeymoon period, it is rapidly becoming clear to this cohort that its efforts are better spent pressuring Biden from the outside rather than working in lockstep with the White House on foreign policy.

https://jewishcurrents.org/progressives-are-losing-patience-with-bidens-iran-policy/

"Many progressives are now realizing that they may have to assume a more critical posture with regard to the administration in order to advance their priorities. “Ultimately our goal is to end the failed status quo foreign policy,” said Fein, “and we’re going to continue to pressure Biden and his team where we think they’re falling short.”

Progressives on this board are on side with this as well. The US needs a new electoral system but it is in neither of the duopoly party's interests to look to any change. Besides the system is designed to produce status quo outcomes like the fact that the ERA can't get passed, even though it first went to Congress in 1923. /p>

NDPP

The Grayzone: The art of sadism: A view from the field

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/03/08/biden-iran-envoy-starving-civilians-p...

"Biden's Iran envoy boasted of depriving civilians of food, driving up Iranian inequality, in sadistic sanctions manual. Richard Nephew has described the destruction of Iran's economy as 'a tremendous success' and lamented during a visit to Russia that food was still plentiful in the country's capital despite mounting sanctions. With his candor, Nephew has shattered the official US rhetoric about 'targeted sanctions'. The application of pain to a country's civilian population is central to Nephew's sanctions strategy..."

This presidency, underneath the pig's lipstick and photo-op wokesterism, will be about as vicious as they come.

NDPP

What's Behind the Biden Administration's New $100 Billion Nuclear Missile System?

https://twitter.com/timand2037/status/1369417014956220421

"Washington says it can't afford a much needed public health system but Biden wants to throw another $100 bn into nuclear weapons."

Why do you think a Raytheon rep became his Secretary of Defense?

NDPP

In support of regime-change - the New York Times continues to disinform readers

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/03/in-support-of-regime-change-the-ne...

"US President Joe Biden continues Donald Trump's regime-change policy towards Venezuela..."

 

Right-wing Central American leaders praise 'Biden Plan

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/03/08/central-america-neoliberal-biden-plan/

"Right-wing Central American politicians are applauding 'Plan Biden', a US strategy promising corporate investment in return for neoliberal reforms. They pledge to remain in the US 'sphere of influence', isolate China and Russia, while calling for regime-change against Nicaragua's leftist government..."

 

Biden's Commerce Secretary is Pure Clintonism

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/03/07/bidens-commerce-secretary-is-pur...

"President Joe Biden selected RI Gov Gina Raimondo as Commerce Secretary on January 7, 2021 and she was approved by Congress on March 2. What's not to love? A lot!..."

JKR

U.S. pandemic relief bill promises major reduction in child poverty; Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan; rabble.ca; March 11, 2021; 

https://rabble.ca/columnists/2021/03/us-pandemic-relief-bill-promises-major-reduction-child-poverty

The passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is not only a significant victory for U.S. President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party's razor-thin majority in Congress. The $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief package includes the much-touted $1,400 cheques to most Americans, an extension of the $300 per week supplemental unemployment benefit, billions in support to struggling state and tribal governments, and more. There is also an adjustment to the child tax credit, which, on its surface, might appear to be just another tweak of our immensely complex tax code. In fact, the language tucked between pages 359-379 of the 628-page bill defines a profound shift in how we as a society confront poverty, much like the New Deal's creation of social security did for the elderly following the Great Depression.

This temporary child tax credit enhancement is expected to cut in half the number of children living in poverty in the U.S., especially helping children in communities of colour. The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University predicted H.R. 1319 would lift almost 14 million Americans out of poverty, including 5.7 million children. This anti-poverty initiative, increasing cash payments to poor families with no strings attached, while only temporary, signals a commitment to a more European-style social democracy. All the pain and death suffered during the past year of the pandemic just might give way to a renewed sense of shared struggle.

"This piece of legislation is absolutely going to change the lives of tens of millions of people in this country," Stephanie Kelton, professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University and a former adviser to Senator Bernie Sanders said on the Democracy Now! news hour. "People for the first time are going to be able to pay all of the bills that they have, instead of trying to figure out which one to put off this month and how to try to catch up later."

Is Biden turning out to be a modern day F.D.R.?

cco

JKR wrote:

Is Biden turning out to be a modern day F.D.R.?

Well, let's see. FDR created Social Security (which Biden later voted to cut and privatize), the Public Works Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Glass-Steagal, FDIC, the Works Progress Administration, the National Labor Relations Board, and adopted the hands-off Good Neighbor Policy towards Latin America. Biden's giving parents a tax cut. A refundable one, yes, which will temporarily give the poorest parents $250/month (be clear about that: not $3000/month, but $3000/year). That's a drop in the bucket compared to the benefits that they lost when he helped Republicans push through welfare "reform" in 1996, but I suppose giving back a tiny percentage of what you take from the poor is now social democracy in the United States. I'm sure that $250/child/month for the next few months will really wipe out child poverty, until Biden decides enough people have been vaccinated and the tax credit is a "disincentive to work". All hail the new Roosevelt!

NDPP

'Joe Biden is a Transformational President'

https://twitter.com/besf0rt/status/1370145969082355712

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." Malcolm X

 

TJDS: Propaganda For Biden

https://youtu.be/ge1fxcdYvc8

"Bernie and Bezos gaslight public over stimulus bill w/Justin Jackson"

JKR

I overstated when I said Biden's a  modern day FDR. Biden might be more like FDR's cousin Teddy Roosevelt?

NDPP

Chris Hedges: Bandaging the Corpse

https://scheerpost.com/2021/03/12/chris-hedges-bandaging-the-corpse/

"...But what the established ruling elites have yet to grasp, despite the narrow electoral victory Joe Biden had over Trump and the storming of the capitol on January 6 by an enraged mob, is that the credibility of the old order is dead. The Trump era, if not Trump himself, is the future. The ruling elites, embodied by Biden and the Democratic Party and the polite wing of the Republican Party represented by Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, is headed for the dustbin of history.

The elites collectively sold out the American public to corporate power. They did this by lying to the public about the consequences of NAFTA, trade deals, dismantling welfare, revoking Glass-Steagall, imposing austerity measures, deregulating Wall Street, passing draconian crime bills, launching endless wars in the Middle East and bailing out the big banks and financial firms rather than the victims of their fraud.

Their lies were far, far more damaging to the public than any of the lies told by Trump. These elites have been found out. They are hated. They deserve to be hated. The Biden administration - and Biden was one of the principal architects of the policies that fleeced the working class and made war on the poor - is nothing more than a brief coda in the decline and fall..."

JKR

NDPP wrote:

Chris Hedges: Bandaging the Corpse

"...But what the established ruling elites have yet to grasp, despite the narrow electoral victory Joe Biden had over Trump and the storming of the capitol on January 6 by an enraged mob, is that the credibility of the old order is dead. The Trump era, if not Trump himself, is the future. 

Trump's reich will return to power! Just like Hitler's reich, Trump's reich will last for at least 1,000 years!!  Sieg heil!!!

josh

Tomorrow belongs to him.

https://youtu.be/SDuHXTG3uyY

 

kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

NDPP wrote:

Chris Hedges: Bandaging the Corpse

"...But what the established ruling elites have yet to grasp, despite the narrow electoral victory Joe Biden had over Trump and the storming of the capitol on January 6 by an enraged mob, is that the credibility of the old order is dead. The Trump era, if not Trump himself, is the future. 

Trump's reich will return to power! Just like Hitler's reich, Trump's reich will last for at least 1,000 years!!  Sieg heil!!!

So JKR you do not think that the Republican party is going to run a MAGA candidate next time? I think it is inevitable. As the quote rightly points out we just don't know whether it will be Trump himself or someone else fronting the band.

NDPP

From the same article:

"...The engine of our emerging dystopia is income inequality, which is growing. This bill does nothing to address this cancer. The bottom 50% of households in 2019 accounted for only 1% of the nation's total wealth. The top 10% accounted for 76%. And this was before the pandemic accelerated income disparity.

More than 18 million Americans depend on unemployment benefits, as businesses contract and close. Nearly 81 Americans struggle to meet basic household expenses, 22 million lack food and 11 million say they cannot make their next house payment.

Only deep structural reforms accompanied by New Deal-type legislation can save us, but such changes are an anathema to the corporate state and the Biden administration. History has amply demonstrated what happens when income disparities of this magnitude afflict a country. We will be no exception. Lacking a strong left [sound familiar Canucklhead?] the United States will in desperation embrace authoritarianism, if not proto-fascism. This will, I fear, be Biden and the Democratic Party's real legacy."

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