Previewing 2022 in Congress

How do you feel about Congress’s year ahead?

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    jimK
    01/18/2022

    ClydeK: The spread of willful disinformation and mal-information is the main reason why it is impossible for people to have rational conversations about the issues of the day. You cannot come to an agreement on anything if you cannot agree on the facts. ‘Alternate’ facts, that are promoted by propaganda outlets for profit, are seemingly plausible and support an individual’s pre-conceived biases - but they are not facts. ….… … You cannot come to a common resolution if one side is working with ‘alternate’ or cherry-picked facts. Different people are entitled to different opinions resulting from the same set of facts. With a common set of facts there can be meaningful debate and a common resolution. … … … No-one is entitled to their chosen set of ‘alternate’ facts - and until we can find a way to squelch the for-profit entertainment news peddling of intentional disinformation and ‘alternate’ facts for profit, there will be no good way for people who choose to believe in an ‘alternate’ reality to come to a common understanding with those who do not.

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    Glowurm
    01/19/2022

    Right on, jimK! Keep ‘em coming... 😊❤️😊❤️

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    Charles
    01/09/2022

    Lets ask this question when the VOTNG RIGHTS HAS PASSED.

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    Michael
    01/09/2022

    We need to return spending to be within budgetary limits in order to reduce inflationary pressure. Deficit spending is exacerbating inflation. The Congressional agenda needs to reflect the state of the economy.

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    Frederick
    01/07/2022

    BBB going down in progressive flames was the best Christmas present from liberals a conservative could get. I wonder how many MSM articles will be written about the great progressive victories in doing what was promised. You can’t make this stuff up as good as reality is.

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    The Rev Dr Edward
    01/07/2022

    Nothing + nothing = nothing

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    Luleo
    01/07/2022

    Until the filibuster is abolished nothing be accomplished. Also harboring extremely unkind thoughts about Manchin, the hit man of social spending and justice. May he rot in Hell.

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    Glowurm
    01/07/2022

    Good one, Mr. Geer! 😊❤️😊

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    Bob
    01/07/2022

    Let that, Build Back Better, Green New Deal die the death it deserves. We actually cannot afford another round of giveaways that are causing massive inflation so this round of political payoffs needs to be cancelled and tragically all the promised payoffs cancelled as well. Fact is the hype of COVID is a disgrace to our Constitution and only more so by the dictatorial responses from our government crooks where ever they exist and those people need to be removed and will only hope the voters do in mass.

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    Bobbie
    01/07/2022

    They have never done anything for Black or POC.

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    Curt
    01/07/2022

    TERM LIMITS!

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    Nan
    01/06/2022

    The American economy is the strongest it’s been in decades, with the U.S. leading the world in economic growth…so why on earth do 54% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy (according to a CNN/SSRS poll released yesterday)? That disapproval comes partly from inflation, which in November was at 6.8%, the highest in 39 years, but inflation is high around the world as we adjust to post-pandemic reopening. Gas prices, which created an outcry a few weeks ago, have come down significantly. Patrick De Haan, an oil and refined products analyst at GasBuddy, an app to find cheap gas prices, tweeted today that average gas prices have fallen under $3 a gallon in 12 states and that in 36 U.S. cities, prices have fallen by more than $0.25 a gallon in the past 30 days. Falling prices reflect skyrocketing gasoline inventories. Respondents also said they were upset by disruptions in the supply chain. But in fact, the much-hyped fear that supply chain crunches would keep packages from being delivered on time for the holidays has proved to be misguided: 99% of packages are arriving on time. This is a significant! So Anarchist Hawley, McConnells lapdog Blunt, and Sam Graves- let’s consider being progressive and continuing to support workers and our country rather than being regressive and thinking of yourselves.

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    DeWitt
    01/07/2022

    Slow-moving train wreck.

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    MrGeer
    01/06/2022

    Pathetic...I won't list all the trump era laws Biden is still using, or all the broken promises he made to voters, only to quickly back off once he took office. As a leftist, we are often blamed by centrist dems for their losses- but it is due to the inability to govern. We need housing and healthcare for all- an end to the drug war, and the endless arms race....but we get crumbs, Democrats need to be the party of the people, of step aside for a new real leftist party made up of working people, not the ''political class'' or the wealthy.

  • 356
    Edward
    01/06/2022

    Start working together for the country.

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    Arlys
    01/06/2022

    I have absolutely no faith in the U.S. Congress. They are too divided for their own personal gain and have no concept of what is best for the common good much less what their constituents desire. It's all about them and their big money donors getting all the benefits and to hell with the rest of us. If you really concentrate on letters you receive from your senators and representatives, you will see all the repetition and programed ideals being submitted to convince you they are working for you. Don't you believe it for one minute. It is all "spin" to make you think a certain way so they can continue to "pull the wool over our eyes" and do as their preferred party demands. It sucks! But it is the truth. Sadly, the day will never come when political parties are outlawed for good so we the people can have a real say in our governing. May whatever "God" you look to for guidance, have mercy on our country.

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    Joan
    01/06/2022

    I am sick to death of the Republicans who do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but collect an undeserved paycheck. They have done nothing for decades but complain. When they had the chance in 2016 to do some good for the country, all they tried to do was take away health care and give tax breaks to the wealthy. The Republicans are standing in the way of our country making any progress as long as they are simply kissing the butt of the big orange liar/criminal. Granger, Cruz, and Cornyn all need to be gotten rid of. In general, the Democrats have the best interest of the American people at heart and deserve to have their programs debated and passed. Republicans just need to get out of the way if all they are going to do is sit on their asses.

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    BillJorth
    01/06/2022

    The chances of removing the filibuster in order to enact electoral protections are slim. Saving democracy must be priority #1. All else depends on it. Slipping into a fascist autocracy will result in the U.S. becoming a failed state - at least until democracy can be restored.

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    Frederick
    01/06/2022

    If the first few days of the year are indicative of the Democrats messaging system, God help this country.

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    Ronald
    01/06/2022

    Democrats’ partisan policy priorities have largely been stymied in the Senate because of the chamber’s legislative filibuster, which requires 60 votes to limit debate and allow a bill to pass with a simple majority. The chamber is evenly-divided with 50 senators in both the Democratic caucus and the Republican conference. This is a hell'ava box we find ourselves in. I say use the nulear option ..