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    116th Congress

    The bill, among the first to be considered as Democrats take control of the House

    after eight years, would make it easier for citizens to register and vote,

    tighten election security and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.



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    Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Trump had “set the tone from the top in his administration that behaving ethically and complying with the law is optional. Ladies and gentlemen, we are better than that.”

    In a nod to Trump’s resistance to releasing his tax returns, the bill would require presidents to release at least 10 years’ worth of returns. The bill also would ban executive-branch officials from lobbying their old agency for two years after they leave government and reauthorize and enhance the Office of Government Ethics, which has clashed with Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 57Brave View Post
    Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Trump had ďset the tone from the top in his administration that behaving ethically and complying with the law is optional. Ladies and gentlemen, we are better than that.Ē

    In a nod to Trumpís resistance to releasing his tax returns, the bill would require presidents to release at least 10 yearsí worth of returns. The bill also would ban executive-branch officials from lobbying their old agency for two years after they leave government and reauthorize and enhance the Office of Government Ethics, which has clashed with Trump.
    They should add that any candidate on the final ballot must pass a general psych evaluation with the results made public.

    Also, a new President must pass a general civics/government knowledge test before allowed to take the oath of office. The test should have a reasonable pass/fail score. The President Elect can take the test up to 3 times before the swearing in on Jan. 20. The information on the test should be renewed each time a new President takes office, according to new statistics, laws, and world situations. Upon winning the election the President Elect would be given the information and allowed to study for the test as needed.

    Call these new requirements the Trump tests, but they are basic and absolutely necessary. Any President should be mentally healthy (not a psychopathic narcissist) and willing/able to learn and understand basic pertinent information.
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    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@aoc) has

    had the uncanny ability for a first-term member of Congress

    to push the debate inside the Democratic Party

    sharply to the left. Here's why.



    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/n...etro&smtyp=cur
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    Quote Originally Posted by 57Brave View Post
    NYT Metro
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    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@aoc) has

    had the uncanny ability for a first-term member of Congress

    to push the debate inside the Democratic Party

    sharply to the left. Here's why.



    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/n...etro&smtyp=cur
    Of course she does.

    She is the oefts Trump.

    She's a socialist.

    And for some reason, the Democratic party is gonna let a socialist dictate where they go bc she got 15,000 votes in a NYC Congress race.

    As an anti-socialat... I love it. Because once they actually have to defend all the nonsense, they literally can't (much like this board)

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    what is there to defend ?

    Paul Ryan grew up on Social Security and the middle class was built on the GI Bill.
    Socialism doesn't get more --- social

    Cleaning up the environment, taking donor monies out of elections, DC statehood and voting rights are hardly "socialism"
    Which, (as a Congressperson is what feeds the bulldog), is all she has called for or signed onto.
    So far.
    She will have a voting record shortly - then we will see just how "socialistic" she is and perhaps you will learn what the word means

    Unless you are considering regulating wall street socialism ?


    What has been lost since the 1980's is politics is the art of compromise and coalition building
    Let's see what she does with that
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    as for now, the article above is correct, mainstream (D) pols and rags have avoided these issues for generations
    no more or less

    Like 50, I have a wait and see attitude.
    But there is no doubting the country is having conversations it hasn't had in a long time


    Bear in mind Newt rode Cobb County Georgia into an Ambassadorship to the Vatican no less for his 3rd wife
    Is it the fact she is getting more headline than your boy ?
    I would not be surprised to at some point see them co sponsoring legislation
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    Having said all of that I find it refreshing an avowed (D) is unapologeticly taking the fight of ideas to (R).
    That hasn't happened in a long time

    You are all for ideas --- right ?
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    Socialism isn't a new idea is been around for centuries with a 100% failure rate a body count in the hundreds of millions.

    Meanwhile, you keep saying nothing has been proposed.

    Have you not read the Green New Deal proposal?

    The media won't ask her about the details of it... but maybe you should read it, then explain how it's even possible, then explain what.must happen.

    I've got news for you... "The rich paying their fair share" ain't gonna cut it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57Brave View Post
    Having said all of that I find it refreshing an avowed (D) is unapologeticly taking the fight of ideas to (R).
    That hasn't happened in a long time

    You are all for ideas --- right ?
    I love that she is doing this. Bow the country can see how truly bat**** crazy the progressive left is and how disastrous their economic agenda is.
    Warm feelings guy!

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    Not when the hatred is aligned with thier views

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    Socialism isn't a new idea is been around for centuries with a 100% failure rate a body count in the hundreds of millions.

    Meanwhile, you keep saying nothing has been proposed.

    Have you not read the Green New Deal proposal?

    The media won't ask her about the details of it... but maybe you should read it, then explain how it's even possible, then explain what.must happen.

    I've got news for you... "The rich paying their fair share" ain't gonna cut it
    Iím always curious as to whether the people who push the ďsocialist body countĒ are really reflective and honest enough to look at the massive famines and massacres and the scale of deaths in colonial India and China, or in the Belgian Congo, or in 20th Century conflicts in Africa and South/Central America, or at the wars of the 20th Century and ascribe then to capitalism as quickly as they ascribe the deaths under Mao, Stalin, and the Khmer Rouge to socialism.

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    We're going backwards people...


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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    Wierd our leftists friends didn't respond to this

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    Wierd our leftists friends didn't respond to this
    She's a nut.

    P.S.--Also pretty obviously disinclined to favor those of the Jewish persuasion. Pretty harsh comments that need to be decried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    We're going backwards people...

    Thereís already a Congressional White Caucus. Itís called the Republican Party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julio3000 View Post
    Thereís already a Congressional White Caucus. Itís called the Republican Party.
    Like I said, backwards.

    It'll be a good day when we can look at someone beyond the color of their skin.

    Liberals have taken us back 60 years in idenity politics

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    Like I said, backwards.

    It'll be a good day when we can look at someone beyond the color of their skin.

    Liberals have taken us back 60 years in idenity politics
    I'm thrilled to know you know and understand what it's like to be a minority who doesn't want to be judged for the color of their skin, but still end up getting judged for it when you try to avoid even thinking about race.

    Tell me what you've learned from these experiences so we can share our experiences.

    Or maybe it's just easier for me to blame liberals?
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    We can either go backwards or we can move forwards.

    I'm seeing a celebration of anti semitism and things like "black cacuses"

    That is 1950s thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    We can either go backwards or we can move forwards.

    I'm seeing a celebration of anti semitism and things like "black cacuses"

    That is 1950s thinking.
    Weird, so what do we call all of your political beliefs then, 1700's thinking?

    I'm going to apply the same elementary logic to all of your arguments then. It's ok for sturg to want us to move forward past "identity politics" because racism supposedly ended 60 years ago and libs are bringing it back, but it's not ok for those of us who disagree with his politics to want to try and modernize interpretations of the constitution instead of trying to relegate every debate down to what would the founding fathers in 1776 have thought would be the solution to a problem in 2019.
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