Big News on Biden's radical "Actually Pass Bill" plan

Published on Jun 10, 2021
Big News covers the Biden administration's push for infrastructure legislation, ProPublica's report about how the rich avoid income taxes, and the President's first foreign trip with NBC News historian Michael Beschloss.

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  • The writers are so on-point! So are these voice actors! Really awesome!

  • i hope the bazoz mission is the world's darkest blooper ☠️

  • What happened to this show.... This isn't funny .... There's no chuckle or even attempt at being down the middle in any way...

    • Why go down the middle? There is one reality so pretending like there's validity to both sides is stupid

  • Funnymaterialwhentheyrenottalkingso fastandmonotonouslythatwecanunder standwhatheyresaying.

  • The 3.4% real tax rate on the wealthiest people is one of the biggest drivers in increasing wealth inequality. Political and tax reform are necessary to preserve our democracy.

    • Capitalism is the sole driver of extreme inequality, also death.

  • WTF, I hope they don't elect someone like this as gas prices over the next twenty years means a lot to folks. :(

  • I would totally watch “Roadhead” 1:50

  • Roadhead would be great

  • Animation always salves the life threatening wound. It really does.

  • Good thing they gave jeff bezos 10 billion to land lunar rovers on mars. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders: Healthcare gor all? Media: How ya gonna pay for that?!?

  • "What does LBJ stand for"? 😂😂😂

  • First they came for....the strategy of criminal capitalist world financial crash perpetrators ....

  • Blackmail is afoot! Who has what on Senator Manchin to make him sing like a Trump-Republican stooge? Is Manchin Caligula on that lake boat of his? The only Senators acting in good faith are those working to end the Filibuster.

  • I enjoy these segments. On the nose and politically sharp

  • Not a zero sum game in reference to the past gold standard, 1890. Etc

  • Lol “actually pass bill” 😂

  • "traditional post republican president apology tour" - Hahahahaha!!! So true! 😂😂🤣🤣

  • 😂😂😂

  • WTF is Michael's background zoom shot? And do we all agree that he is the first one lined up against a wall and shot on the first day of the revolution?

  • Where are the black people ❓

  • Screw those Repubs & pass it ANY way you can!

  • "the traditional post-Republican president apology tour"

  • I have always said people who run for public office have to have some psychopathic tendencies... You're are constantly having to make decisions that will harm or kill another human being. All you can do is to limit the least amount of people being harmed if you are a decent president... If not, you end up killing 500k+ of your own people just to see if doing nothing will make the virus go away magically.

  • Trash bag McConnell killed bipartisanship since Obama was president. Dems need to just do the job that 81 million Americans voted them in to do. Stop trying to coddle these trump licking GOP.

  • #recallSinema

  • So funny

  • That guy has a bookcase with a ladder - I want one!

  • Bipartisanship only worked under the previous party system, and even that was an anomaly in most of American politics. That, a major reason it was possible was because black people were still second-class citizens.

  • ✖🔻

  • "...not prudent to invest in a venture obviously on its last legs..." Brutal.

    • Probably the best description of America ever.

  • "'Let's just hope the next president never becomes presidenr."' I'm not sure that should be funny, but I laughed LOL

    • Yeah, Laughing while shuddering with anxiety at the prospect of the implication of that statement is not cathartic.

  • This show would be really funny if the stuff that they were talking about was all made up. But it's all ready happening. 🤯

  • Politics... 🤦‍♂️

  • "Presidential tendencies" was great!

  • Ill be happy when politicians go back to trying to out do each other by building better states now we have to wait for them to pursue reconciliation. What Americans need does not matter to these democrat and republican politicians. You heard it in this video. We need to go on a no work strike across the country have the politicians redo our payroll taxes start by making the first fed and st tax for our lives = Full Health , Dental , Unemployment and Burial no deductibles or deposits. Prices need to be the same across America for food goods and housing ,THIS IS WHAT WE NEED from politicians!!!!!!!!!!

  • "Road head"........ hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha man that had my laughing so damn hard.

  • Michael Beschloss, you were a delightful interviewee xo

  • "America's Infrastructure is Crumbling" usdos.info/border/video/n46paZqCxrSXpqc

  • This whole segment was amazing today.

  • I am not Trump fan, but if biden keeps this shit up, it will be a complete failure. They are trying to be bi-partisan, it is a competent waste of time. Why is it up to democrats to be bipartisan. They are dillusional. They just wasted three weeks “talking” to gop about infrastructure,

  • DUMP THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE! One(1) person = one(1)American citizen vote 🗳

  • You heard her people! There's more to life than struggling to survive!

  • 🗣🎉Hey NYC VOTERS🤸⏩ V🗳TE ANDREW YANG⏪ 👏👋WATCH DEBATE TONITE @ 7:OO! ✔Out USdos "Yang Speaks" & L👀K UP his non-profit HUMANITY FORWARD.

  • When more sink hole appears, send bill to Gop in Congress for not passing INFRASTRUCTURE bills to fix roads bridges childcare so moms can go back to work, etc.

  • We need more tax brackets, not less

  • Seriously... Who the fuck thought that voice was worth casting as anything human...

  • Our cartoon president needs a full length movie

  • Wait... *passing* a bill? That's just crazy enough to work!

  • Let's just hope the next president doesn't become president cool thought

  • Barely any taxation should mean minimal representation.

    • Except when they use part of the money they save on taxes, to make big cash contributions (bribes), to the politicians who set the tax rates. It's a big money circle jerk, and you're not invited.

    • Unfortunately, for the 1%, maximum representation results in minimal taxation.

  • No country should trust the US. Their elections are now rigged.

  • Charlie Brown must be a Democrat, because every time Dems take Republicans at their word for anything, they'll pull the football away to laugh at the Dems falling flat on their backs like they do EVERY TIME. Why even try to negotiate anything in good faith with someone who has no intentions to do so themselves. Dems need to out-populate Gerrymandered districts if they hope to have a chance in hell of regaining control of the nuthouse. As is Q'unts have taken over the looney bin.

  • Yep we have a Plutocracy not a Democracy

  • The US is actually 11 different countries, it should start acting like it.

  • Come to think of it the interstates were passed partially as a defense measure. The large roads allowing for the quick transport of troops and supplies across the country. Maybe we just need to pitch it as an invasion countermeasure.

    • @Preston Whisenant they both like to crawl out of the ground after being asleep for 17 years? i dunno....

    • @Eric Minch right? What is with boomers and cicadas lately?

    • "Secure our electrical energy grid against future cyber-cicada invasions!"

  • Rich stopped paying taxes: #shit-hole-of-a

  • Biden DOJ Refuses to Release Jan. 6 Security Camera Footage - They Know It Contradicts All of Lies About Alleged “Insurrection” and They Must Keep that from American Public

    • @Pat Doyle both!

    • Either cite the evidence of that, or be proved a liar (or idiot).

  • Close your mouth, Junior.

  • That guy they were "interviewing" is living in a fucking phantasy world. Canada and the Us have not been fair in decades. Although not as bad as the US the rich in Canada have saw similar jumps in wealth and have not been properly taxed wither. In Canada we like to pretend like we are more progressive, but if you get down to the root of the issues in Canada they are very similar to the US. Money in politics, Server gaps in the tax code, only electing politicians of means(rich), Vast Student Debt Issues, Vast Wealth inequality. The list can go on and on and on and like the united statues Canada is really good at using fear mongering techniques to get our voter base to go against there own best interest. I mean you can see a history of how the liberals(Democrats) and Conservatives (republicans) govern. You can also easily predict based on the past who they are actually going to serve, and its not the people. Yet we continue to play ping pong between the Conservatives and Liberals and except it to be different. We do have a third relevant party in Canada called the New Democratic Party that is constantly under valued and they are not perfect by any means, but they do seem to be more to the left then center. The policies they are introducing into parliament are geared towards the middle class. The media constantly fear mongers that if you vote for NDP your giving a vote to the Conservatives (or in some cases Liberals). So even though Canada has a third party, we still vote as if there was two. Honestly, in Canada we need an AOC or a bernie sanders to give Canadians the drive that it doesn't have to be this way.

  • Is anyone surprised that republicans tried to rewrite an infrastructure bill that leaves the cuts for the corporations and the rich intact...?

  • Roadhead lmao

  • "America is founded on the idea that everyone pays a fair share"who the f*** is this guy? Does he not know anything about American history? America is founded on slave owners who didn't want to give a cut to the British.

  • Now that I found out, for sure, again, that Bezos pays no taxes, I want to go on Amazon and continue to make him richer by buying more stuff that I don’t need, because I have to have it, because everyone else has it, and media says I have to have it. Freedom without responsibility or accountability.

  • No, you're dividing income tax by wealth increase. you're comparing apples to oranges. You have to know what their taxable income was and then use that as the denominator.

    • Which is why we need a wealth tax! The rest of us pay them. I bought a home with cash 12 years ago - I owe nothing on it, but somehow the county seems to think I have to pay them a few thousand a year to keep it. Real estate markets being what they are here, the value has gone up very little in all that time, but my taxes did! Mind you, I am OK with that - the increase was to pay for lakeshore redevelopment that could help the community. But I have never seen a penny in income from this place, nor do I expect to - I will likely die here. So why can't we make these guys pay a similar wealth tax on the things (other than real estate) that they own? Because I am retired now, my income tax is LOWER than my wealth tax! Worse yet, when they do sell any of these assets, they are only taxed at 15% on the capital gain. Much lower than earned income, unless you are poor. One can argue (reasonably) that you can't tax their gains because they could also evaporate if the economy goes south - guess what? That already happened to me. The house I bought in 2004 was valued at $400,000 (after I fixed it up a bit) I paid a lot of property tax on that place - then 2008 hit, and it was essentially worthless, and even when my (by then) ex-wife sold it in late 2011, she got just a bit over $250,000 for it. We paid nearly $40,000 in taxes on an investment that we lost money on! And it gets worse, according to my neighbor, the house I bought cheap as a foreclosure had belonged to a couple that had lived there almost 30 years - how much did they pay in "wealth tax" over those years only to lose it all in the end? And how about payroll taxes? 15.3%! Sure, the employer "pays" half, but trust me, they figure that cost when deciding what to pay you - so you are really paying it. So, just to make the math easy, suppose Bezos pays himself a salary of $13.7 million. Well, you only pay payroll tax on the 1st $137,000 you make - so he pays 0.153% - one hundred times less than the rest of us. Here is the bottom line - did they, or did they NOT make that much money? Where they choose to park it does not matter - that's their choice. I had a friend who bought a condo in Chicago in the 1980's. He got a good price on it (one block from Grant park and Lake Michigan) because it was what we jokingly called "the front line of freedom". Enter his place from the main entrance on the north side, and it looked like a very nice place. Walk through the condo and look out back, and it was practically a ghetto. But as gentrification moved south, his place gained a lot of value, and his taxes went way up - but he wasn't getting any income from it. The thing that he owned got way more valuable, and he had to pay way more taxes - why is that fair for him, and not these guys?

    • Well thats the point isnt....they are able to hide their personal income and disguise it as wealth increases. When if it wasn't for those loopholes , they would have to pay their fair share like most of us of Middle and lower class do.

  • Legal, Ethical, Moral. May be legal, but is neither ethical nor moral.

  • Pass the frigging bill. If any of them want to be re elected they better ram this stuff thru without republicans who care less about the country.

    • Problem is that it only takes ONE in the Senate to stop it and we have two Dems who might. And as long as the filibuster remains, and those two Dems want it to, there is not much that can be "rammed through". Political reality, I'm afraid - what you want is likely impossible.

  • "Just in time to do nothing." 🥰

  • Presidential Tendencies should be a death metal band

  • Dems are weak

    • Because they are not psycho killers

  • Literally they’re picking a variant to release

  • Its almost Summer. There may soon be a day when there IS nothing good on tv at night. Look out world! The only thing keeping you from being at war with America's drones is Marvel series on Disney+!

  • when one party says: I will do everything I can to sabotage the other party: there can't be bi-partisanship.

    • @Maurice Guiney not true. Democrats never said : "no matter what Trump does, we will block EVERYTHING and do everything we can to sabotage him!"

    • @Peter Kemp There are 11 parties in the House of Commons. Do you need to take off your shoes so you can count that high?

    • @Jack B 5 parties? UK has 2 (3 if generous), France has 2 or 3. More than 3 normally means some kind or proportional representation is at play,

    • @Maurice Guiney difference is one party did it regardless of the other party when now this other party is bidding their time apparently

    • The greatest farce of a system. 4 years of one crew doing their thing whole the other tries everything to stop them and then after next election ousting, swap roles and undo it all again. 'greatest democracy on earth'.....right !

  • The rich have always FU*KED OVER THE POOR. Always will.

  • Popular reaction time! Eat the rich!

    • I hear they are tender, but fatty, and not terribly healthy to eat. But I bet they would make great pet food.

  • Biden is a puppet put in office by corrupt politicians and fake news, the people will never respect either!!!!!!!!

  • Fake news selling propaganda for Democrats everyone in America knows this and laughs

    • Much too cryptic. Use your mother tongue

  • Sen. Capito looks like a female Manchin.

  • GOP INFRASTRUCTURE MEANS YACHTS FOR THE RICH !!!

    • *"A rising tide floats all mega-yachts."* - GOP

  • Top 25 wealthiest men in America pays just under 2 billion in taxes add their wealth it equals Almost 15 million poor people. How much did the those 15 million pay I’m taxes? 143 billion wow seems fair riches people pay close to no tax poorest people carry the country.

  • RoadHead.

  • Hoarding eviction notices. OOF.

  • There is nothing we can do (short of eating the rich alive) #EatTheRich

    • Well, we could *vote.* But yeah, that's way too much work, huh? I'll just get my crockpot ready. :)

    • @tubruton I agree; cook 'em first. Too tough and stringy otherwise. Then some fava beans and (thp thp) a bright chianti.

    • The rich are good in a slow cooker for about 8 hours with a couple of bay leaves and an onion.

  • The Bible says everyone, Rich or Poor, should have the same % of Taxes. If The Poor pay 10%, so should the Rich. God is real, God sees all, God will have the last say in all things in the end. Why do people Rebel against God so abrasively?

    • @Chonq Monk He is tormented, (experiencing or characterized by severe physical or mental suffering) but is no Monster. If God was a Monster, humanity would have been extinct, long before now.

    • @Pat Doyle What is a "snake"? An animal sure, but words have multiple meanings. A disguising man is sometimes called a Pig. A crooked, corrupt, evil man, is sometimes called a snake. And a man who betrays his crooked master is called a rat. Satan is Evil, the lord of evil, but also the first Son of God. Envious, Prideful, Rebellious in every way. When they bible talks of the winged serpent, they speak of Satan. Satan is "the beast" and of "the field", he is cursed to wander the Earth, here and there. As Satan says in Job, when God asks where he came from, "I have been patrolling the earth" "roaming about the Earth" "walking up and down on it." "watching everything that’s going on" The difference between good and evil, is as clear as night and day. Sociopaths? No, they didn't have "extreme antisocial attitudes and/or behavior", or "lack a conscience". They knew everything they needed to know, and had everything they needed to have. Adam was punished for Eating the Fruit, Eve was punished for tempting Adam to eat, Satan was punished for tempting Eve to eat. One is not punished for a Sin committed by their father. When the Bible talks about inherited Sin, It talks about Sin that is passed to your kids, like a racist man, teaching his kids to be racist, or a sexist man, teaching his kids to be sexist. Things that children learn from their parents, and replicate. There is no such thing as a Sinless life, and eating the Fruit enabled that life. God is not punishing you for what your ancestors did, God is punishing you for what you have done. It is very easy to Sin. Some Virtues can even be turned into Sins. If you give to Charity, because you want to look Charitable in the eyes of God or others, then you have turned your Virtue into Sin. The reason why you do it, determines if it is a Sin. Did you eat what you ate, because it tastes good? That is a lesser Sin of Gluttony. Did you wear what you wore, because it looks good? That is a lesser Sin of Pride. One time wont damn you to Hell, but when you do it multiple times every day, it will stack up. We all get what we disserve. No, Adam and Eve where Immortals, and the snake stole their immortality from them. Adam lived over 100 years, un-ageing, and when they ate the fruit, they began to age, and died within then next 140 years. As God says, If you eat the fruit, you will surly die. Indeed. All Mythology stems from the same place. Just told by different people, with different languages, so the names are all different, and what actually happened is up for debate. As Science says, a story told through the ages will change slowly from teller to re-teller. Teller A tells Teller B, Teller B tells Teller C, Teller C tells Teller D, ect. Science has tested it several times. The longer the story, the more and greater the deviations in it. The changes start when B tells C. Each time the story is passed to the next, something is changed.

    • @General Durandal Your God sounds like a horribly tormented monster. Thank God It's fictional.

    • @General Durandal Yes. it was. But you could never understand why that is true. BTW, "Satan" is not a part of that story. Sure, a likely drug addled John of Patmos said it was Satan thousands of years later, but the Bible calls the serpent "a beast of the field" - just the cleverest one supposedly. But let us see if basic reasoning is beyond you (99.9% chance). Let's just ignore the obvious - that an omnipotent, omniscient god knew before Adam and Eve were created, what they would do if he did not do something different - so his fault. But the next level - he deliberately forbade A&E from having any knowledge of the difference between good and evil - right or wrong - basically, two sociopaths, and he holds THEM responsible for not doing the right thing? Great plan! "I will make sure you have no clue what is the right or wrong thing to do, but if you do the thing I say is wrong, you and every human ever born will be punished!" If this silly myth were true, the serpent is the GOOD guy! He gave us some idea of morality - something god did not want us to have. But if you had ever studied ancient myths, you would recognize this for what it is. It is a rehash of many tales designed to mostly explain why the world is so fucked up under the rule of a "perfect" god, and a rehash of the gods fear man story - found in the Tower of Babel, and the Prometheus myth.

    • @Pat Doyle Was it God, that made Eve eat the Fruit of Wisdom? Was is God, that made Eve tempt Adam into eating? No, it was Satan. The Adversary to all that is good.

  • The funniest thing about Steve Colebert is that he's jokes are just not funny without a laugh track.

    • Not everyone needs a laugh track to let them know what's funny, but its good that you recognize your limitations.

  • Love the huge Green Marble fireplace in the private study - What were they talking about?

    • Something about the rich being detached from the rest of us.

  • The rest of the world has learned the hard way that the US cannot make promises for more than 4 years at a time

    • And our Bill of rights is a just false promises... Perhaps, it is us who are last to figure that out...

  • Okay they asked it so let’s roll with it: What does LBJ stand for? (Wrong answers only)

    • Loose, Baggy Jowls. (Rel: Ever notice how people look like their pets? Lyndon Johnson had a face like a basset hound, and I will not budge from the position.)

    • Long Bl*w Job?

    • Long Bone Jones.

    • It's actually a Misspelling of El BJ, the Mexican Pornstar.

    • Lyndon Baines Johnson.

  • The woman in the back looks like Dolores umbridge

  • Hopefully papa Joe will take Kamala to Europe

    • Yeah and embarrass the whole nation even further

  • 💜

  • i want my bifocals back, no saddles, AND my horsies!!!!! and plant......um.....hi! golly.

  • do you know who the fuck i am!!!!! benjamin fucking franklin!!!! get it straight!!!

  • It's good some corporation are suspending donations to Congressional Republican demagogues who helped foment a domestic terrorist insurrection, if long overdue. But when will American corporations finally quit advertising on Reich-wing media outlets that have programmed and fomented radical Reich-wing extremism for decades, brainwashing and molding millions into a mindless Republican cult, turning them into seditious terrorists? And when will the horrible, corrupting Citizens United decision be overturned, so that political power is once again rightfully returned to voters, instead of unjustly and undemocratically controlled by large, wealthy corporations?

  • "Until Republicans return to reality and become responsible, they should not be trusted with power again." That's been obvious for some time, the same warning others like me have been advocating, but it's good that Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is amplifying that message. More Americans need to understand this. The constant lies, denials, deceits, delusions, gaslighting, dog-whistles, crackpot conspiracy theories, projectionism, Whataboutism, bogus victimhood, and hypocrisy of Republicans is disgusting and alarming. The Republican cult has poisoned itself with its own propaganda, choosing to live in a fascist Orwellian fantasy world. The Republican cult has been radicalized to such extent that it poses a clear and present danger to our society, our democracy, and our country.

    • @Ash Kebora Um,... have you just woken up from a coma or something? You're acting like the Democrats have a majority, even a big majority, in the Senate. They don't. They have a _tie._ Joe Manchin has all the power, because if he doesn't want something, it won't get passed. Manchin is a Democrat from West Virginia, a state which voted for Trump by more than two-to-one - a bigger margin than any other state but Wyoming! Not a single county in WV voted for Biden! Frankly, it's a miracle that there's a Democrat in _any_ statewide office there, let alone in the Senate. I'm certainly not a fan of Manchin, but blaming the Democrats in general is as silly as it is stupid. Of course, the Democrats don't tend to be as authoritative as the Republicans, anyway. Fascists tend to find it natural to goosestep in order, following some authoritarian leader. Democrats are more like herding cats. But the main problem is that there simply isn't enough of them. Republicans have a natural advantage in the Senate, because the Senate is undemocratic in principle. And we have made it even worse, because liberals and progressives would rather fight among ourselves than actually *vote,* in *every* election. But your kind of silly nonsense really takes the cake! What is _wrong_ with you people who can't even recognize reality? Or are you just a Trump-supporting troll saying stupid stuff _deliberately?_

    • @wily wascal I'm not lumping all the democrats in with Manchin. I know many of them _want_ to do some good things. The problem is, THEY'RE IN POWER RIGHT NOW!! Not me. Not you. Not others that actually are willing to _actually_ speak out and bury Manchin for the Mcconell wannabe he is. The Democrats DESERVE the blame, because they're spineless cowards who roll over at the first "no". They're pitiful. They've already dropped a lot of plans. They're not good enough to face modern problems. Mind you, this is in no way an endorsement of Republicans. Those piles of trash are traitors to the constitution for the most part. They don't even understand the _first ammendment,_ let alone the rest of it. Hell, they don't even realize it having an ammendment means it can change with the times!

    • ​@Ash Kebora ~ We've seen a number of Democrats speaking out strongly against Manchin, and I'm one of them. I don't think Manchin has too many Democratic colleagues pleased with him cosponsoring the For the People Act, then switching over to opposition. Just because you and I aren't privy to all their private conversations with him doesn't mean they aren't happening. In fact, they are happening, as several Democrats in Congress have attested, if you've been keeping up with the news. A number have also been speaking out against Manchin quite publicly and pointedly. The Senate parliamentarian is the one that killed the $15.00/hr provision that was contained in the stimulus bill, which, despite that, is projected by the CBO to lift more Americans out of poverty than any other single piece of legislation in American history. You have some unrealistic expectation of Democrats raising the federal minimum wage when Republican have mostly been in control of Congress for more than a decade. As it stands now, Democrats only have a slim majority in the House and a virtual tie in the Senate. I also think that you're unfairly lumping all Democrats together with Manchin, who does not represent the Democratic party as a whole. I'm a progressive, so to say that I share your frustrations is a gross understatement. However, I'm also very proud of the many good Democrats we currently have in Congress; it is without doubt the best crop I've seen in my lifetime, which stretches back to the Eisenhower years. To lump all politicians together is to fatally ignore the existential threat to our democracy currently posed by the GOP, and it is certainly a false equivalence of great magnitude. To lump all Democrats in the same basket is to ignore the many good ones we have, and it is to ignore that the Democrats----unlike the Republicans----operate a big tent, which is to our benefit, but can also work against us at times. It also sabotages the necessary vehicle, the Democratic party, that good Democrats need to accomplish the work we want and need them to do impeding them. I was unable to locate the exact bit of history to cite the accurate quote from source, but to summarize, a citizen asked FDR why he couldn't pass a bit of legislation, and FDR told the man that he shared the man's desire, but lacked the needed support. He told him that if he got him the public support needed to move a recalcitrant Congress, he would certainly pass the measure. A lot of people forget that FDR for many years fought against a conservative SCOTUS who sought to block his programs. They forget he fought a Congress that was many times in opposition, even among his own party. _"Determined to overcome the opposition of conservative Democrats in Congress, Roosevelt became involved in the 1938 Democratic primaries, actively campaigning for challengers who were more supportive of New Deal reform. Roosevelt failed badly, managing to defeat only one target, a conservative Democrat from New York City. In the November 1938 elections, Democrats lost six Senate seats and 71 House seats, with losses concentrated among pro-New Deal Democrats. When Congress reconvened in 1939, Republicans under Senator Robert Taft formed a Conservative coalition with Southern Democrats, virtually ending Roosevelt's ability to enact his domestic proposals."_ “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt “It isn’t sufficient just to want-you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt "We all tend to put on the rose-colored lenses looking back at the past, imagining things better then than they are now, when that is almost never the case." ~ wilywascal "Too many people looking outward to others, when they should be looking inward to themselves." ~ wilywascal "Progress and justice possess similarities: both can be swift, but too often they are a long time coming." ~ wily wascal

    • @Cosmin Stoica Dems are out of touch and owned by Wall Street and defense contractors, for sure, but they are far from the republican's hideous bald faced contempt of anyone that isn't white, male and wealthy. Their use of religion to take away people's rights is staggeringly unconstitutional. They only support the 2nd amendment for the money and the hope that the common riff raff will kill each other off and to arm their guarded neighborhood gates. I'm not defending the Dem party. The Repub's rabid hate and bat shit lies and stupidity is an important distinction.

    • @wily wascal The Republicans are indeed much more dangerous and much more detatched from reality, but the Democrats have _their own_ form of reality they're living in. One where the homeless aren't a problem to be solved, the rich are fine paying no taxes, and the Republicans aren't literally as bad as active seditionists with no actual plan in the government. The reality they live in, pandering and gaslighting the working class still works. In their reality, global warming isn't something to fight tooth and nail for. Hell, they wouldn't even fight for $15! They've been saying that for the past decade! Democrats CLEARLY have not "become responsible" and realized there _actually is_ a nation of people out here suffering or they'd at minimum slap Manchin around verbally. Every Democrat should be out there railing against the Republicans and Manchin because this shit IS reality for most, but I've barely heard anything past cordial disagreement from those pathetic suit clowns.

  • Thanks to Traitor Trump and treasonous Republicans spreading Russian disinformation and propaganda designed to divide and weaken America, kill Americans, they have greatly helped America's enemies succeed in their goals, while enabling and emboldening Putin and other bad actors around the world. Support strong American response to defend ourselves from those traitors within and those enemies outside, and to help prevent future Russian attacks.

  • Republican politicians are only interested in helping themselves, sadly. It's not even really placing party before country, because they don't really care about the GOP, either, which is evidenced by their destruction of it; they only use that as a convenient vehicle to grift their voters and us taxpayers.

  • Can Tooning Out The News get its own channel? As it stands, I'm unable to prevent Stephen Colbert's tacky, washed-up, pathetic attempts at comedy from showing up on my feed. If Tooning Out got it's own channel I could be freed of the Colbert Curse and just block his channel.

    • @Jeffrey B Jeezus, do you really imagine that the staff of LSSC reads the comments? I see no point is making suggestions to fellow commenters who can do nothing about your problem, especially when it is a question of taste. I suppose I should apologize for matching your comment in tone. However, I offered you the best solution I could think of. Too bad you're so ungrateful that you could not at least consider that it may work.

    • @chez moi I realize the comment section is traditionally an intellectual toilet, but congrats on reinforcing it. "How dare someone have a suggestion to change things for the better?!" Loser.

    • Oh, deal with it. Don't bitch if you get suggestions you don't like. Just don't watch them. You can turn off the bell, go to the channel page and choose what you want to look at it.

  • There's bipartisanship when it comes to blocking changes that would enable a government to pass bills, such as trying to remove the filibuster.

    • Also Bipartisanship in blocking election reform.

  • “FOR GOOD OF COUNTRY” does not factor into the calculus.

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