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Good afternoon everyone,

I live in Portland, ME and I’m pretty passionate about US Politics and I really wanted to create a thread where we could come here to just discuss and post about the recent news that we’re hearing about. Also if you’re not completely knowledgeable, DON’T BE SHY. No judging here and we can all share knowledge and thoughts :love: I don’t want anyone discouraging people from entering this thread 

Thank you everyone and, and cheers to a  hopefully very successful next 4 years under President Biden

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2022 US Senate Election Map (Nov 8, 2022)

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Map Of the Incumbents
     Democratic incumbent
     Republican incumbent      Republican retiring 
     No election

  • Democrats are defending 14 seats
  • Republicans are defending 20 seats
    • (Need +1) for majority
  • In contrast to 2018 where Democrats were defending 10 seats in states that Trump won in 2016, Democrats hold NO SEATS in any state that had been won by Trump in 2020. Meanwhile, the GOP is defending two seats (WI & PA) in states President Biden won in 2020

Top 10 Senate Seats Most Likely to Flip in 2022

1) Pennsylvania - The biggest development in the Keystone State, which remains the seat most likely to flip partisan control, was Trump earlier this month wading into the GOP primary to replace retiring Sen. Pat Toomey. He backed Army veteran Sean Parnell, who lost a 2020 House bid to Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb (who's running for the Democratic nod for this seat). But rather than doing anything to clear the field, the endorsement may be making this race more ugly, with businessman Jeff Bartos launching personal attacks on Parnell. Democrats are happy to see Republicans go after each other, while they attack the GOP on issues ranging from partisan audits to abortion restrictions. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh, for example, who's running with the backing of EMILY's List and 314 Action, has been outspoken about the threat to abortion rights and the importance of the Supreme Court. Republicans, however, think a national environment that looks worse for Biden could help them hold onto this seat, especially with the biggest fundraiser in the race pushing the party to the left on some issues. "Stop apologizing for the space we take up as a party and ram some stuff through and get it done," Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told CNN in a recent interview about his strong belief in eliminating the filibuster. That's just what Republicans want to hear as they look to attack him as too extreme for this purple state. Still, Democrats have the edge in a state that Biden carried in 2020.

2) Georgia - Former football star Herschel Walker, the man who was freezing the Republican field in Georgia for months, finally launched his Senate campaign late last month, which was quickly followed by an unsurprising Trump endorsement. The former President is holding a rally in the Peach State this weekend, where he's sure to share his thoughts on candidates up and down the ballot there as he seeks revenge on Republicans whom he thinks were insufficiently supportive of his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, who's tried to attack Walker, is still running for the GOP nomination, as are a handful of others. But Sen. Raphael Warnock, who's running for a full six-year term, is glad to have the Democratic field to himself as he raises money for what's sure to be a hotly competitive general election race, regardless of how the GOP primary shakes out. After winning the presidential contest here, as well as two Senate runoffs that flipped the balance of the chamber, Democrats are hopeful that a competitive governor's race -- and especially a potential Stacey Abrams candidacy -- will help juice turnout in a non-presidential election year.

3) Wisconsin -  Is Ron Johnson running for a third term? At this point, given his penchant for saying controversial things about the 2020 election, the January 6 insurrection, the coronavirus and vaccines, Democrats seem to be just as happy running against the two-term Republican as they would be if he retired and this were an open seat. Only 35% of Wisconsin voters viewed Johnson favorably in a Marquette University Law School poll from mid-August, while 42% viewed him unfavorably. But his lowest net favorability was in November 2015, the year before he came from behind to win a second term. Republicans point to that 2016 election to argue that Johnson, who previously promised to serve only two terms, has been discounted before. While ambitious Republicans wait in the wings to see what Johnson will do, Democrats have a very crowded field. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes recently picked up a high-profile progressive endorsement in Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

4) Arizona - Mark Kelly unseated GOP Sen. Martha McSally, Republicans are still litigating the 2020 election here. Attorney General Mark Brnovich had earned Trump's ire for not doing enough to audit the state's election results, despite there being no evidence of fraud. Since then, Brnovich has leaned into the partisan review pushed by the GOP-led state Senate, threatening to withhold funds from Maricopa County because he alleged the county's supervisors did not fully respond to a subpoena for the so-called audit. And earlier this month, Brnovich announced the state is suing the Biden administration for "federal overreach" over the President's vaccine mandates. Democrats are happy to have Republicans attacking each other -- and pushing each other to the right -- as Kelly wracks up money. They're hoping that 2020 election denialism, while perhaps an important litmus test in the GOP primary, will be unpalatable to general election voters next November. Republicans, however, contend that issues like immigration will be of far greater importance next fall, which is why they've been attacking Kelly on the border and trying to use fellow Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema as a moderate foil to make him look too liberal.

5) North Carolina - Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd in a surprise announcement in front of other contenders. But former Gov. Pat McCrory and former Rep. Mark Walker aren't backing down. Meanwhile, the political arm of the Conservative Club for Growth, which has stood by Budd since helping him emerge from a 17-way House primary in 2016, is taking the airwaves to attack McCrory, arguing that he cannot win because he lost reelection in 2016 when Trump won the state. Walker has tried to make a similar argument about McCrory, while both he and McCrory have piled on Budd. Trump carried the state by just over a point in 2020, making this potentially competitive terrain even if Republicans start with the early advantage. State Sen. Jeff Jackson, who's been in the race since January, had raised the most money on the Democratic side by the end of the second quarter. But former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, who joined the race in late April, raised $1.3 million during the second quarter. Besides EMILY's List, she has the backing of Higher Heights PAC, which works to elect progressive Black women, and the political arm of the Congressional Black Caucus, reflecting the enthusiasm for a non-White male candidate helping turn out minority voters in a non-presidential year, especially in some of the rural areas where Republicans have continued to hold an advantage.

6) New Hampshire - As Republicans grow more excited about Gov. Chris Sununu possibly running for Senate, Democrats are finding more reasons to argue that electing a Republican at the federal level in New Hampshire isn't the same as electing one to serve in Concord. They're largely turning to abortion to make that case, highlighting a budget the governor signed that included abortion restrictions and the Executive Council's recent vote to defund Planned Parenthood and family planning providers. Despite the state trending blue at the federal level, Republicans are convinced that first-term Sen. Maggie Hassan is highly vulnerable, and both sides admit this race isn't likely to look like 2020, when Sen. Jeanne Shaheen won reelection by nearly 16 points. But Sununu keeps pushing back his timeline for making a decision about running, so, for now, Hassan has the race largely to herself. She released her first TV ad earlier this month -- a positive spot that touches on her father's service in World War II and her own work for veterans. Even if the governor doesn't run, however, Hassan could have a strong challenger in former Sen. Kelly Ayotte, whom the Democrat beat by just over 1,000 votes in 2016.

7) Nevada - Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto finally has a high-profile opponent in former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, whom national Republicans had long eyed as the top challenger but who officially launched his campaign at the end of August. He's the rare GOP candidate who was recruited by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and has Trump's endorsement, making it more likely he'll have the GOP field mostly to himself as other ambitious Republicans jockey for the gubernatorial nomination. As Tump's campaign co-chair in the Silver State, Laxalt followed the former President's lead on false charges of voter fraud, for which Trump praised him in offering his endorsement last month. Democrats are hoping his embrace of Trump's election fraud narrative will help tie him to the former President and turn off voters in a state that Biden carried last fall. His position on abortion could be also be litigated in the general election, especially since Nevada has a history of GOP leaders who have been more supportive of abortion rights. Democrats hope to argue that Laxalt is out of touch with voters on the issue. Still, Biden only carried the Silver State by just over 2 points, and Cortez Masto is running for her first reelection, so Democrats aren't taking anything for granted here, especially with an uncertain post-pandemic electorate.

8) Florida - GOP Sen. Marco Rubio starts with the advantage in this state that Trump carried by 3 points last year. But Democratic Rep. Val Demings, who outraised Rubio in the second quarter, is proving to be a strong fundraiser who could give the Republican senator a real race. Rubio is trying to tie Demings to "the socialist squad" and Democrats' physical and human infrastructure bills. Rubio voted against the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill in the Senate last month. Demings has attacked Rubio for traveling to Iowa late last month while Florida is dealing with the Delta variant surge.

9) Ohio - GOP Sen. Rob Portman's decision to retire has opened up a crowded GOP primary, with most contenders trying to "outTrump" each other in a state the former President won by 8 points. State Sen. Matt Dolan, who entered the race this week, cuts a more moderate profile. He supports the bipartisan infrastructure bill that Portman negotiated, according to an interview with Cleveland.com, and has been critical of Trump's election lies. Trump already attacked Dolan, whose family owns Cleveland's baseball team, for "cancel culture" because they decided to change the team's name. Former state treasurer Josh Mandel has been courting that conservative base hard, attacking refugees despite his own family history. JD Vance has been leading in media attention and is wracking up endorsements from conservative leaders like Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, the chair of the largest conservative caucus in the House. Those endorsements could help compensate for his prior criticism of Trump, which his opponents are eager to use against him. On the Democratic side, Rep. Tim Ryan recently got a challenge from his left in Morgan Harper, who's arguing that she can drive the minority turnout needed to turn Ohio blue. Harper lost a 2020 primary challenge to Rep. Joyce Beatty, who's now the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and has backed Ryan.

10) Missouri - Missouri continues to occupy the 10th spot on this list because of the chance that the Republican nominee to replace retiring Sen. Roy Blunt will give Democrats an opening. But it would be a massively uphill climb for Democrats to flip this seat blue in a state that Trump won by 15 points. Their best hope is former Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned from office following a probe into allegations of sexual and campaign misconduct, winning the GOP nomination and creating a Todd Akin situation. The 2012 Senate nominee's "legitimate rape" comments cost Republicans the Missouri Senate seat and imperiled GOP nominees across the country. Greitens, who has been picking up endorsements from Trump world hardly has the field to himself. Attorney General Eric Schmitt is running, with his super PAC allies leaning into his suit against mask mandates in schools to tout his candidacy. Reps. Billy Long and Vicky Hartzler are also running, as is Mark McCloskey, whom the Republican governor pardoned last month after he and his wife had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for pointing guns at protesters near their home last summer. While GOP voters will have plenty of candidates to choose from, more candidates means a more splintered vote, which could lower the threshold it takes for Greitens to win the nomination.

Note: For a more detailed description of the 34 senate seats up for grabs in 2022 including major candidates for each seat and a breakdown of other potential battleground states please see the spoiler below!

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2022 Races

  • Alabama - Solid R
    • Richard Shelby was re-elected in 2016 with 64% of the vote. On February 8, 2021, Shelby announced that he will not seek re-election to a seventh term. 
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • Lynda Blanchard (R) - Served as Trump's ambassador to Slovenia
        • Mo Brooks (R) - Six Term representative (Endorsed by Trump)
  • Alaska - Solid R
    • Lisa Murkowski was re-elected in 2016 with 44.4% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • Lisa Murkowski (R) - Incumbent
        • Kelly Tshibaka (R) - Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration (Endorsed by Trump)
      • Possible Candidates
        • Sarah Palin (R) - Former Governor of Alaska and VP nominee
  • Arizona - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Mark Kelly took office on December 2, 2020 after winning a special election against Martha McSally (R) with 51.2% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 1st full term after the special election.
      • Major Candidates
        • Mark Kelly (D) - Incumbent
      • Not Running 
        • Governor (R) Doug Ducey has announced that he will not challenge Kelly in 2022
  • Arkansas - Solid R
    • Two-term Republican John Boozman was re-elected in 2016 with 59.8% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • John Boozman (R) - Incumbent
        • Jan Morgan (R) - Gun Range owner, 2018 gubernatorial candidate
        • Dan Whitfield (D) - 2020 senate candidate
  • California - Solid D
    • Alex Padilla took office on January 20, 2021, after being appointed by governor Gavin Newsom. His appointment was caused by the resignation of Kamala Harris, who resigned her seat on January 18, 2021, to take her seat as Vice President of the United States. 
    • Incumbent Running for a full 1st term
      • Major Candidates
        • Alex Padilla (D) - Incumbent
  • Colorado - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Michael Bennet was re-elected to a second term in 2016, with 49.97% of the vote.
    • Incumbent Running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Michael Bennet (D) - Incumbent
  • Connecticut - Solid D
    • Richard Blumenthal was re-elected in 2016 with 63.2% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Richard Blumenthal (D) - Incumbent
        • Robert F Hyde (R) - Businessman, Lobbyist (Finley Hyde & Associates)
  • Florida - BATTLEGOUND STATE
    • Marco Rubio was re-elected in 2016 with 52% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Marco Rubio (R) - Incumbent (Endorsed by Trump)
        • Val Demings (D) - US Representative for FL
      • Not Running
        • Ivanka Trump (R) - Daughter and Former Advisor to Donald Trump 
        • Stephanie Murphy (D) - US Representative for FL
        • Nikki Fried (D) - Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Georgia - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Raphael Warnock won the 2020–2021 special election against incumbent Kelly Loeffler (R) with 51% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a full 1st term
      • Major Candidates
        • Raphael Warnock (D) - Incumbent
        • Herschel Walker (R) - Former NFL Star (Endorsed by Trump)
      • Possible Candidates
        • Kelly Loeffler (R) - Former US Senator for GA
      • Not Running
        • David Perdue (R) - Former US Senator for GA
        • Doug Collins (R) - Former US Rep for GA
  • Hawaii - Solid R
    • Brian Schatz was elected in 2016 with 73.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Brian Schatz (D) - Incumbent
  • Idaho - Solid R
    • Mike Crapo was re-elected in 2016 with 66.1% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 5th term
      • Major Candidates
        • Mike Crapo (R) - Incumbent
  • Illinois - Solid D
    • Tammy Duckworth was elected in 2016 with 54.9% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term
      • Major Candidates 
        • Tammy Duckworth (D) - Incumbent
  • Indiana - Solid R
    • Todd Young was elected in 2016 with 52.1% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Todd Young (R) - Incumbent
  • Iowa - Solid R
    • Chuck Grassley was re-elected to a 7th term in 2016 with 60.1% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for an 8th term
      • Major Candidates
        • Chuck Grassley (R) - Incumbent
  • Kansas - Solid R
    • Jerry Moran was re-elected in 2016 with 62.2% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Jerry Moran (R) - Incumbent
      • Possible Candidates
        • Mike Pompeo (R) - Former US Secretary of State 
  • Kentucky - Solid - R
    • Rand Paul was re-elected in 2016 with 56.3% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term.
      • Major Candidates
        • Rand Paul (R) - Incumbent
        • Charles Booker (D) - Former State Representative for Kentucky
  • Lousiana - Solid R
    • John Kennedy (R) was elected in 2016 with 60.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd Term. 
      • Major Candidates
        • John Kennedy - Incumbent
      • Possible Candidates
        • John Bel Edwards (D) - Governor of Lousiana 
  • Maryland - Solid D
    • Chris Van Hollen was elected in 2016 with 60.9% of the vote.
    • Incumbent's running for 2nd Term.
      • Major Candidates 
        • Chris Van Hollen - Incumbent
      • Not Running
        • Larry Hogan (R) - Governor of Maryland 
  • Missouri - Solid R
    • Roy Blunt was re-elected in 2016 with 49.2% of the vote. On March 08, 2021, Bunt announced that he will not seek re-election to a 3rd term. 
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • Eric Greitens (R) - Former Governor of Missouri 
        • Eric Scmitt (R) - Attorney General of Missouri
        • Tim Shepard (D) - Tech Executive & LGTBQ rights activist
        • Scott Sifton (D) - Former Missouri State Senator
        • Mark McClouskey (R) - Gun wielding psychopath
  • Nevada - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Catherine Cortez Masto was elected in 2016 with 47.1% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term.
      • Major Candidates
        • Catherine Cortez Masto - Incumbent
        • Alex Laxalt (R) - Attorney and Former Nevada Attorney General (Endorsed by Trump)
  • New Hampshire - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Maggie Hassan was elected in 2016 with 48% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term.
      • Major Candidates
        • Maggie Hassan (D) - Incumbent
      • Possible Candidates
        • Kelly Ayotte (R) - Former US Senator for New Hampshire
        • Chris Sununu (R) - Governor of New Hampshire
  • New York - Solid D
    • Chuck Schumer was re-elected in 2016 with 70.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for 5th Term.
      • Major Candidates
        • Chuck Schumer - Incumbent
      • Possible Candidates
        • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D) - US State Representative for New York.
        • Sem Seder - Host of "The Majority Report"
  • North Carolina - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Richard Burr was re-elected in 2016 with 51.0% of the vote. Back in 2016 Burr announced that this would be his last term
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • Mark Walker (R) - Former US Representative for North Carolina
        • Pay McCrory (R) - Former Governor of North Carolina
        • Ted Budd (R) - Former Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (Endorsed by Trump)
        • Cheri Beasley (D) - Former Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court.
      • Not Running 
        • Lara Trump (R) - Daughter in Law of Donald Trump
  •  North Dakota - Solid R
    • John Hoeven was re-elected in 2016 with 78.5% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • John Hoeven (R) - Incumbent
  • Ohio - BATTLEGOUND STATE
    • Rob Portman was re-elected in 2016 with 58% of the vote. On January 25th, 2021 he announced that he would would not seek re-election to a 3rd term.
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • Josh Mandel (R) - Former Ohio State Treasurer
        • Tim Ryan (D) - US Rep for Ohio
        • JD Vance (R) - Author and Venture Capitalist 
      • Possible Candidates
        • Zach Klein (D) - Columbus City Attorney
      • Not Running
        • Amy Acton (D) - Former OH State Health Director
  • Oklahoma - Solid R
    • James Lankford was elected to his first full term in 2016 with 67.7% of the vote.
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • Jackson Lahmeyer (R) - Pastor
  • Oregon - Solid D
    • Ron Wyden won re-election in 2016 with 56.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 5th term
      • Major Candidates 
        • Ron Wyden (D) - Incumbent
  • Pennsylvania - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Pat Toomey was re-elected in 2016 with 48.8% of the vote. On October 5th, 2020, Toomey announced that he would not seek a 3rd term.
    • Incumbent Retiring
      • Major Candidates
        • John Fetterman (D) - Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.
        • Malcom Kenyatta - Pennsylvania State Representative
        • Conor Lamb (D) - US Rep for PA
        • Sean Parnell (R) - Former Army Veteran (Endorsed by Trump)
  • South Carolina - Solid R
    • Tim Scott won his first full term in 2016 with 60.6% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 2nd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Tim Scott (R) - Incumbent
  • South Dakota - Solid R
    • John Thune was re-elected in 2016 with 71.8% of the vote
    • Incumbent's intent unknown.
      • Major Candidates
        • TBD
  • Utah - Solid R
    • Mike Lee was re-elected in 2016 with 68.2% of the vote.
    • Incumbent running for a 3rd term
      • Major Candidates
        • Mike Lee (R) - Incumbent
  • Vermont - Solid D
    • Patrick Leahy was re-elected in 2016 with 61.3% of the vote. He has not formally declared whether he will officially seek a ninth term. If he decides to run, he will be 88 years old at the end of his ninth term, and hold the record for the longest ever time served as a United States Senator, a record currently held by former Senator Robert Byrd.
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • TBD
      • Not Running
        • Phil Scott (R) - Governor of Vermont
  • Washington - Solid D
    • Patty Murray was re-elected in 2016 with 59% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent running for a 6th term
      • Major candidates 
        • Patty Murray (D) - Incumbent
  • Wisconsin - BATTLEGROUND STATE
    • Ron Johnson was re-elected in 2016 with 50.2% of the vote. 
    • Incumbent's intent unknown
      • Major Candidates
        • Tom Nelson (D) - County Executive of Outagamie
        • Alex Lasry (D) - Senior Vice President of the Milwaukee Bucks
        • Mandela Barnes (D) - Lt Governor of Wisconsin
      • Possible Candidates
        • David Beth (R) - Kenosha County Sherriff
      • Not Running
        • Scott Walker (R) - Former Governor of Wisconsin

 

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Kindness Admin 6,451

I love politics and as I age into irrelevance I've become even more political. 

Also, obsessed with your comparison timeline above and may steal it for twitter, ha.

The only future I'm interested in for America is where my (now former, but got to vote for her three times) representative AOC is president.

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1 minute ago, admin said:

I love politics and as I age into irrelevance I've become even more political. 

Also, obsessed with your comparison of timeline above and may steal it for twitter, ha.

The only future I'm interested in for America is where my (now former, but got to vote for her three times) representative AOC is president.

 

2 minutes ago, Twitter said:

I love discussing laws and politics! Not sure how well this thread will go since most users are non-American.

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I’m glad I have some people who are interested! I know we have a lot of European users here, I hope this doesn’t flop.

I’ll keep posting links here either way so it doesn’t fall off the charts LOL...thanks for checking in guys :love:

And yes I LOVE AOC, any chance she can take to knock Cruz I thoroughly enjoy 

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1 minute ago, MANiCURE1295 said:

 

I’m glad I have some people who are interested! I know we have a lot of European users here, I hope this doesn’t flop.

I’ll keep posting links here either way so it doesn’t fall off the charts LOL...thanks for checking in guys :love:

And yes I LOVE AOC, any chance she can take to knock Cruz I thoroughly enjoy 

Yass, and thanks for posting that link cause I hadn't seen her fundraising drive and just donated.

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3 minutes ago, MANiCURE1295 said:

Very interested to see what happens with the 15$ minimum wage and if it happens to make it into the Senate COVID Relief bill

Bernie fighting hard though gotta love it 

I don't think he's going to win this one. I think Biden will let it go and try to reintroduce it later and fail. Maybe they can get it in later at like $12. This country is such a flop.

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10 minutes ago, admin said:

I don't think he's going to win this one. I think Biden will let it go and try to reintroduce it later and fail. Maybe they can get it in later at like $12. This country is such a flop.

 

4 minutes ago, Twitter said:

I agree. If you maintain posting tweets and articles are good discussion pieces I’ll check in frequently. 

Other Topic: I don’t see the minimum wage going to $15 for several reasons but I definitely think America will compromise and do like a national $11-12 per hour wage.

I’m really hopeful for the 15$ minimum wage, I believe it should happen, and I think with the correct/appropriate hike it’s completely manageable. But with the filibuster still being a thing and Dems like Manchin and Sinema who don’t seem to want to get rid of it I’m worried Biden will have issues accomplishing his agenda.

Like does he think his immigration bill stands a chance, I fully support it and want it to happen but damn, we know the Republicans don’t want to support something like that :gaga-scream:

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Just now, Roman said:

I know 0 about politics but maybe if I camp out in here long enough I’ll learn some stuff. 
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Honestly I felt pretty clueless literally until like September of last year before the election. I had people I liked and enjoyed and definitely found policies I agreed with and didn’t but I recently became very passionate and find it incredibly important to keep up to date and in the know about what’s going on.

Please don’t be shy and feel free to ask any questions if you ever wanna know more about a subject 

thanks for checking in :kiss:

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3 minutes ago, Joesuda said:

I'm European but before November I obsessively read about US politics to see if Trump would win or not, so I kind of know how stuff works. 

Thank god he didn’t or else I’d be moving in with you and away from this god forsaken country :billie: 

(not that I wouldn’t want that, just that I love my home LOL) 

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1 minute ago, Paradise is in my hands said:

Are we concerned about inflation?

Honestly the only reason why I hate the inflation argument is because you can literally look at anything from gas, food, rent, utilities, car prices, movie tickets, hell even fast good is more expensive than it was 10 years ago and the federal minimum wage hasn’t changed...so inflation is already happening, I don’t think that should be a reason why we can’t use a hike to see a minimum wage of 25$ by about 2024-2025

theres already a handful of experts who think by 2025 15$ will be too low

Maybe someone else can lend more knowledge though, I will admit stuff like that isn’t my forte but I do know costs prices are rising and the federal minimum wage has remained 7.50$ 

 

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18 minutes ago, Paradise is in my hands said:

Are we concerned about inflation?

I'm not. I think it's not worth the fear. It can also be managed in the future.

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21 minutes ago, Paradise is in my hands said:

Are we concerned about inflation?

 

17 minutes ago, MANiCURE1295 said:

Honestly the only reason why I hate the inflation argument is because you can literally look at anything from gas, food, rent, utilities, car prices, movie tickets, hell even fast good is more expensive than it was 10 years ago and the federal minimum wage hasn’t changed...so inflation is already happening, I don’t think that should be a reason why we can’t use a hike to see a minimum wage of 25$ by about 2024-2025

theres already a handful of experts who think by 2025 15$ will be too low

Maybe someone else can lend more knowledge though, I will admit stuff like that isn’t my forte but I do know costs prices are rising and the federal minimum wage has remained 7.50$ 

 

I agree that the current federal minimum wage is a relic and needs to be raised to reflect current times and cost of living.

However from what I read, economists say we shouldn't be concerned that stimulus aid will cause inflation in the short-term. Struggling families, businesses, and governments need the money and it will be well spent, and those that don't are more likely to save it rather than spend it. And if they spend it, much will probably go toward imported goods which don't affect the domestic price level

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Wow Republicans are struggling to find support for not passing a relief bill..no sh!t sherlocks...no wonder they lost the Senate and WH in 2020 :icant:

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