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#1 Serraph105
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@blaznwiipspman1 said:

@Serraph105: those are disgraced of Republicans, nobody should point to them and use them as an example, there is no real conservative that doesn't support fiscal measures. Absolutely none, and if you do, you're not a conservative, only a bum, worse than those woke liberals. Alot of conservatives are getting distracted with the other nonsense, we need to stick to our true mandate of cutting the shit out if spending, raising the shit out of taxes, on everyone, and paying down that debt. We can cut taxes again once the debt is under control. I want to see a republican candidate promise to lower the debt to 30 trillion, heck just lower it period, that would be awesome. No more spending, no more free lunch, just whack away at our debt. This nonsense free money is an absolute disgrace and it needs to end.

Also I've said it 100 times before, while I liked trump, he did alot of great things and exposed the swamp. The one thing I absolutely hated about him was how irresponsible he was with money, he should never have given out those tax cuts and instead put that money toward the debt. It would even set a great example to the kids, if the government is being responsible with money, everyone else should be too.

Yet they're the republicans in power and the ones who keep getting voted back in time and time again. Why should I believe that "real republicans" are fiscally conservative when republicans constantly prove that they are not so?

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Where was this attitude when republicans increased spending by 1.7 trillion dollars and reduced tax income by nearly the same amount under Trump? Where was it when Obama supported a 4 trillion dollar reduction deal during his tenure and republicans rejected it?

Fiscal conservatism is a talking point, pure and simple. What it is not, is an actual goal, and it never will be.

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I don't believe that fiscal conservatives really exist. It's only a talking point for when Republicans are out of power. Once they're in power it's all about giving as much money as possible to the richest class of America at the expense of the poor and middle class.

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So, I've been wanting clarification on this, does the January 6th investigation in the House even matter anymore? Like, on January 20th, the new session is going to dissolve the investigation, and republicans everywhere will declare this proof of Trump's innocence, correct?

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@mattbbpl: I was thinking it on the way home and I really shouldn't be all that surprised. Back in the Obama years when Scott Walker was union busting in Wisconsin Obama said some vague words of union support, but never really did much, or even say much, of substance in support of unions. Now, Obama's former VP's first action in the face of real potential consequences should a union go on strike, is to use congressional action to rule in favor of big business. If Obama had been in a similar position I suppose he would have done the same, but he probably would have sold it to the public better than Biden is likely to do.

I guess it's just disappointing to me that democrat voters, even in this thread, are immediately folding on what should be their principles. I can't imagine the same people being willing to do so for Trump, or any other republican president for that matter.

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@LJS9502_basic: and there are obviously better solutions than the one Biden is opening with. He could literally start by fighting for paid sick leave. Instead he's just doing what the railway heads are demanding of him.

Both sides approved it.

Which is why Biden is telling congress to override them and, wait, what?

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@LJS9502_basic: and there are obviously better solutions than the one Biden is opening with. He could literally start by fighting for paid sick leave. Instead he's just doing what the railway heads are demanding of him.

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Apparently it was agreed on in September so what's the issue?

Seems like the union leaders agreed, but the members did not when it came time to vote. They wanted sick days (unpaid), which is very minimal demand in my view. Biden should support the union members.

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@firedrakes said:

some times. running a country or state... you do something that sucks. but it has to be done for greater good

I offered a solution that would solve this issue and it wouldn't suck to do.

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So, I understand why Biden did this, I understand his position, but seriously, f*** this anti-union, anti-worker, pro-corporate stance.

“I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators – without any modifications or delay – to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown,” Biden said in a statement.

“This agreement was approved by labor and management negotiators in September,” Biden continued. “On the day that it was announced, labor leaders, business leaders, and elected officials all hailed it as a fair resolution of the dispute between the hard-working men and women of the rail freight unions and the companies in that industry. … Since that time, the majority of the unions in the industry have voted to approve the deal.”

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/28/politics/joe-biden-rail-strike-congress/index.html

“I share workers’ concern about the inability to take leave to recover from illness or care for a sick family member,” he said in his statement. “No one should have to choose between their job and their health – or the health of their children.”

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/29/business/rail-strike-threat-recedes/index.html

Biden can say what he wants, but he's not that sympathetic about the lack of sick days for these workers. I personally worked for several years without sick days as a contractor in IT support and it's incredibly easy to get burnt out for it and feel like a second class employee. Biden should retract this and turn around and demand legislation that provides a minimum number paid sick days for all workers, public or private.

EDIT. for the record, these workers are asking for sick leave, not paid sick leave.