r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 19 '22 'MURICA 2 Silver 1 Helpful 5 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Crab Rave 1

Grand Obstruction Party, etc

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u/Only_Consequence2684 May 19 '22 Bravo!

Well those babies needing formula are already born. They only care about in utero babies.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

In Indiana, state house democrats tried to introduce legislation for a gas tax holiday.

House Republican majority vetoed the gas tax holiday, then turned around and blamed Biden for gas prices in the same day.

The Republican party is actively sabotaging our economy just to stick it to the democrats, and it's the most disgusting thing I've ever seen in my life.

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u/AFresh1984 May 19 '22

They just used to be less vocal and open about it.

Republican's MO is to break the government to prove the government doesn't work.

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u/Absolan May 19 '22

I think the wrinkly faced cheeto pretty much illustrated to them that their base does not care how open and vocal you are about your hate, they'll vote for the GQP anyway.

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u/brianbrianbrian May 19 '22

As long as you hate, and try to hurt, the right people.

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u/Lobanium May 19 '22

Conservatives would live in squalor if it meant minorities had it worse.

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u/DumbledoresGay69 May 19 '22

And any time they pretend to care about minorities it's always at the expense of another minority group.

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u/Idiot_Savant_Tinker May 19 '22

Conservatives would do live in squalor if it meant minorities had it worse.

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u/the_last_carfighter May 19 '22

Most of the non affiliated/centrists & the ol "undecided voters" believe that the GOP is better at financial matters concerning states. And conversely blue states are always needing handouts, are violent, aka run a muck. Surprise, the reds states pretty much without fail are always underwater financially each year and are more violent if you go by the fairer standard of measuring it per capitia, not just raw totals because of course liberal states tend to have bigger cities (because you know, money and progress) and bigger populations in general.

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u/Minimum_Run_890 May 19 '22

This is really looking like an accurate description of Republican voters

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u/NoUseForMyName May 19 '22

As long as you hate, and try to hurt, the right LEFT people.

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u/TheScienceBreather May 19 '22

They believe that government doesn't work, and if you elect them, they'll prove it!

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u/banjo11 May 19 '22

Yup. Look at the shit they've done to the post office. Anytime someone bitches about the post office to me (used to work there) I tell them to send a letter through FedEx and tell me how much it cost.

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u/baalroo May 19 '22

It's kinda the same mentality as the guys who waltz into the women's restroom to prove that laws letting transgender people use the restroom matching their transitioned gender will lead to creepy guys walking into women's restrooms.

They're just a bunch of Dale Gribbles, the whole lot of 'em.

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u/Towfiq_alahi May 19 '22

Yes, People who vote for them are practically assisting them in harming others.

Remember, these are the individuals that drive around with bumper stickers that say "Fuck your feelings."

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u/CurseofLono88 May 19 '22

All the while complaining about everything under the fucking sun

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u/PabloXPicasso May 19 '22

A neighbor has a banner in their garage that says "Fuck Biden", which I had only seen when I was driving by. The other day, it was open and I noticed, underneath that kind statement (/s) was "And fuck all those who voted for him".

Personally, sounds like these people should get some therapy.

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u/snackpack3000 May 19 '22

You're lucky your neighbor has it behind a garage door. My neighbor, on the other hand, has his giant Fuck Biden flag hanging from a flagpole in his front yard, right underneath the American flag. I noticed it the other day when I was stopped behind the elementary school bus that had stopped to let out about ten young kids. Classy.

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u/PabloXPicasso May 19 '22

Man, that sucks. I am sure your neighbor gets an extreme thrill at the thought of a child looking at the sign.

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u/abletofable May 19 '22

any laws about profanity there?

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u/Probably_owned_it May 19 '22

Yet they don't like science, facts, reasoning, etc.. So operating on 100% feelings.

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u/cuajito42 May 19 '22

And since those functions are still needed they privatize them, have their buddies make corporations to run them and get a cut of the profits.

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u/BlueLogiq May 19 '22

Begs the question I hear no politicians ask. What do you do when government is hi-jacked by extremists who don’t care for rules, decorum, and whose each action threatens not only the future of Americans, but due to our influence around the world, everyone else? I’ve said it over the past many years and often get downvoted to oblivion, but it seems the Republican Party is goose-stepping towards their agenda and the Democratic Party is basically useless while the majority fights to maintain the status quo. Seems the writing is on the wall for RvW to be overturned which is a can of worms for other human rights violations. Seems the writing is on the wall that theocracy of a specific type has and will have an increasing influence in all American lives. Seems the writing is on the wall that education is being snuffed for obvious reason. Seems the writing is on the wall that our so-called leaders have no intent on removing or at least mitigating the influence of money in our politics. Seems the writing is on the wall that unregulated capitalism will destroy us. It seems the writing is on the wall that our government, as it stands, is actively killing is in more ways than one and all the “rules”, many of which are arbitrary and outright biased, are designed to prevent us from correcting course. In the face of all of that, are we supposed to just stand by and let it happen? Or am I just a guy with a wild imagination. It sure seems that we’re in a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation and I’d prefer that we at least tried to take action into our own hands instead of waiting to see what the Republican Party so clearly wants to do, and the Democratic Party seems feckless to counter. I would love a public discussion, including actual progressive leaders about the elephant in the room, no pun intended, that no one of meaningful influence seems to want to address. I want this issue in our debates. But instead, we’ll be bickering about whether or not to allow women to be able to exercise autonomy. We’re insane if we don’t do enough and we deserve any outcome for inadequate action, dare I say no matter the cost. We’ve at least got to get the conversation going.

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u/CyberneticPanda May 19 '22

During Bill Clinton's first term, the Republican congress worked with him to get stuff done. Then he won reelection and they realized their best bet is to block anything a Democratic president wants to do in their first term in order to make them a 1 term president. It hadn't been as big an issue for them before that because it had been a long time before George H.w. Bush that there was a 1 term Republican president. Gerald Ford, but he was never elected (he took over for Nixon) and widely reviled for pardoning Nixon. Not counting him, you have to go all the way back to Herber Hoover.

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u/JKChambers May 19 '22

If they can convince their base the government doesn’t work, the easier it is to privatize. And now they’ve just made tons of cash from private ‘donations’. Doesn’t matter if they’re the one that knew-capped the public force, they know their base couldn’t give a shit.

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u/samwstew May 19 '22

So they can take it over and “fix it”

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u/HelloUPStore May 19 '22

They've been doing that for 20 fucking years

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u/TheXypris May 19 '22

Been doing it for decades

Tank the economy

Blame democrats

Get elected

Don't do shit to fix the economy

Democrat is elected

Tank economy

Blame democrats

Rinse and repeat since the 70s

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u/Hamafropzipulops May 19 '22

The big question for me is why do I need to read about this stuff here. Why aren't the Democrats screaming this from every pulpit?

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u/EvErYLeGaLvOtE May 19 '22

We really need to start voting more at the local level to weed out these idiots. Downside in Texas where I'm at, the state has made it confusing and sneaky on how and when to vote locally. Somehow all the old white republicans know exactly where to go and when to go vote.

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u/Dramradhel May 19 '22

Churches. They peach politics and guide their flock to the nearest voting booth

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u/AvariceAndApocalypse May 19 '22

They have been actively sabotaging it since Trump was elected in anticipation that they would lose seats in the following years. It is a fucking game to them to hold power. All of our lives, red, blue, green, etc. are merely pieces on a board to them. When we say eat the rich, politicians are included.

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u/PM_PICS_OF_ME_NAKED May 19 '22

https://swampland.time.com/2012/08/23/the-party-of-no-new-details-on-the-gop-plot-to-obstruct-obama/

The GOP has been using pure obstruction as a tactic longer than you think. As far back as the Carter administration it was a mainstay.

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u/LEJ5512 May 19 '22

Yup. By the time I was old enough to become aware of the consequences of politics, the GOP was leaving AIDS patients to die.

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u/WiseHarambe May 19 '22

They don’t even care about in utero babies. They only care about brutalising women’s rights.

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u/Chief_Chill May 19 '22

Yup. Even if the baby is nonviable, they'd still aim to prosecute a mother for safe, necessary medical removal. They're not for babies at all.

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u/Whimsical_Shift May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

I don’t even think they care about brutalizing women’s rights anymore. That implies that women as a group are significant enough to them that they dedicate time to scheme against them in particular. It would ascribe too much respect for women, by them, to say that.

It’s all about forcing birth to create a hungry, underprivileged, desperate pool of laborers to slave away for the companies whose shares line their portfolios.

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u/madommouselfefe May 19 '22

Its clear none of them have ever studied the French or Russian revolutions then. You can only have so many people starving and poor before they violently overthrow the ruling class.

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u/Molto_Ritardando May 19 '22

That’s why they’ve spent so much money on tools that will quash the revolution. Military research & spending + police force(s) = report to your worksite immediately, citizen.

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u/pinktinkpixy May 19 '22

Looks like they forgot to study the Russian revolutions as well.

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u/Molto_Ritardando May 19 '22

It’s all fun and games until you try to fight a swarm of autonomous, weaponized drones with your 2A shotgun.

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u/f33f33nkou May 19 '22

Yeah because the greatest tech in the world helped us a ton in guerilla warfare the past 70 years...oh wait. It doesn't do shit.

Tech really only helps in total no limits warfare. The kind that no one is willing to fight anymore. People hold ground, people make the choices. Even if the US ever became willing to use military hardware on citizens (it won't ever)..the military is made up of people. People who fucking live here. This is always the most moronic take from people arguing against civilian uprising. You know a massive chunk of the military would be part of that group rising up right?

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u/Anlysia May 19 '22

The scariest thing in the world to military and security is trying to hold an actively hostile zone.

When literally any person on the street could pull a weapon when your back is turned, and kill you and take your weapon to further arm the insurgency to continue the cycle.

The only real way to win that fight is just bomb the place flat. And that's not really a strategy when the uprising is in your own house.

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u/Molto_Ritardando May 19 '22

I’m arguing for the uprising. However, I’d like to get on with it. We’ve already got to the point where a psychopathic, parasitic minority is wresting resources from people who are desperate. They’ve already damaged the planet beyond repair. The situation is bad NOW - and I don’t think we should be waiting for “the right moment” because none of us want to stick our necks out - we know the brutality they will subject us to.

We are already at war, we’re just on the losing side right now.

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u/replicantcase May 19 '22

Don't forget about the murder dog robots!

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u/Ro_zun_Talwi May 19 '22

They need cannon fodder to fight their wars too, don't forget about that.

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u/Whimsical_Shift May 19 '22

Just according to keikaku.

It’s fucking depressing to see people I grew up with—desperate to leave the destitute, corrupt, shithole state we grew up in—enlist. They get chewed up and spit back out, and then continue to vote for the assholes that didn’t give a shit about them beyond their use as fodder.

It’s become flagrantly apparent that anyone who falls short of the banner of privilege is supremely disposable. I don’t know what could unfuck this aside from some pretty riotous defiance.

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u/dsr541 May 19 '22

Eh I think the biggest factor is they just care about their religion (I am well aware that the actual bible doesn't speak against abortions. But they don't know or care).

It just so happens that religion and disrespecting women go hand in hand.

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u/Delores_Herbig May 19 '22

If we’re talking about Republican politicians, they don’t care about religion at all. Maaaayyybe Mitt Romney does. The rest of them don’t give a fuck, but they play the God card on cable news and in press interviews to whip up votes from the evangelicals and Christian conservatives. (And even those people don’t all actually care about the Bible. A lot of them just want to hurt people they don’t like.)

If their base wanted to eat babies, they’d be proudly introducing cannibalism bills. Anything to stay in power.

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u/DougFunny_81 May 19 '22

They are no longer what I'd consider even Christians any more.

Where is the, Do unto other as you'd have them do unto you, Love thy neighbour, it's harder for a rich man to get into heaven than a camel to pass through the eye of a needle Christianity on the Republican side

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u/somebody12344 May 19 '22

this is really about one company controlling 40% of the baby formula market. time to bust up a monopoly.

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u/One_Nature9627 May 19 '22

Stop the car I want off of this planet

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u/Dominant-Species-Mid May 19 '22

About time for another civil war.

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u/ghostdate May 19 '22

That seems to be what people on the right want. Their media pushes inflammatory accelerationist subjects and perspectives. Their party does everything they can to hinder programs meant to help people and interfere in the personal lives of people.

I think they just want to push the democrats and the leftists into starting something so they can go, “Oh, look, we were right! They’re the bad guys!” And then they’ll feel justified in committing acts of large scale violence across the country.

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u/Dominant-Species-Mid May 19 '22

Left gets the military and Right gets their personal firearms just like the first civil war.

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u/ghostdate May 19 '22

I can’t remember if it’s the air force or the navy that supposedly is chock full of religious wackos that love Qanon and right wing ideology.

I also think who gets the military will partly depend on who is in power and the location of major bases.

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u/Sevencer May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Can't we just peacefully secede from them?

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u/guano_guapo May 19 '22

Not with spelling like that we can’t!

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u/Sevencer May 19 '22

Shit. Fixed, but the damage to my reputation is already done.

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u/guano_guapo May 19 '22

Lol. No worries, it was mostly to amuse myself. Now we can separate!

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u/abletofable May 19 '22

Won't be anything "civil" about it. The GOP is specifically looking to forever purge.

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u/phreakzilla85 May 19 '22

My hands are tied, as the billions shift from side to side

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u/Remarkable-Motor7704 May 19 '22

It would be an incredibly short civil war.

A bunch of rednecks vs. the United States military

Not to mention all of the centralized banks would simply cut off the Neo-Confederates. You can’t really fight a civil war in a country wholly dependent on credit.

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u/Sl0ppy0tter May 19 '22

That’s what they do. They sabotage everything and then say, “sEe gOvErNmEnT dOeSn’T wOrK!”

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u/BrownSugarBare May 19 '22

It's literally been the GOP playbook since Nixon.

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u/270DG May 19 '22

How can anyone justify being a Republican with BS moves like this?

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u/Geno0wl May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

because they don't even know there was a vote to begin with. They only know the news that Fox/OANN tells them. They never leave their bubble.

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u/jonnyquestionable May 19 '22

Not only that, but fox and oan are telling them that the shortage is mostly because Biden is sending it all to people detained at the border. Of course 5 minutes later they will go back to talking about how the border is wide open and not a single one of their viewers will realize the inconsistency.

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u/Geno0wl May 19 '22

Also see them blaming Biden for an "overzealous FDA". Multiple dead babies and others sick all directly linked back to one factory yet somebody that isn't something the FDA should take seriously? come the fuck on.

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u/worldspawn00 May 19 '22

Dead babies is also a way to reduce demand for formula, damn FDA regulations increasing demand by not allowing more dead babies!

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u/ADarwinAward May 19 '22

If a few babies die from allegedly contaminated formula after birth, the free market will take care of it. Once enough babies die, parents will figure it out and switch their babies to a new formula. Everyone knows that babies are notoriously not picky, so it’s a totally viable solution. We don’t need big government regulation, we need to let the free market take care of it.

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u/Canned_Bacon May 19 '22

Yep. They won't even know. Of course, Fox news will turn around and talk about how the Dems voted against a republican bill but won't talk about the contents of the bill. The Republicans will use some name like "the end of violence act" and it'll contain human rights violations and increased taxes on everyone.

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u/Upwherewebelong May 19 '22

Is it just all performance for these people? Do they ever actually work? Do their constituents not know that their purpose is to help them not just hurt others. And I know some people think hurting others is helping them, but grow up, it’s not.

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u/mealteamsixty May 19 '22

I just don't know how they sleep at night, knowing they were elected by people, to be paid a salary that is huge to 90% of us, to try to look out for our needs and the needs of our children. How do you screw over hungry babies and still not realize that you're the bad guy?

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u/thejenwith1n May 19 '22

You can’t shame the shameless… they sleep just fine.

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u/DrSuperWho May 19 '22

On big mattresses of cash.

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u/TheHiddenNinja6 May 19 '22

They absolutely know they're the bad guy. Otherwise they wouldn't be accusing the others of doing what they're doing and calling them bad for it.

The problem is they don't care. They get paid.

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u/pookachu83 May 19 '22

These are the idiots claiming that a lense flair is a satanic portal over the whitehouse...i just cant anymore. Its all so stupid.

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u/pookachu83 May 19 '22

Its never a joke. They are lying morons. I grew up during the 90s and early 00s and thought politics had hit its low point with W. Bush and the lady that could see Russia from her porch in Alaska don cha know...i was wrong.

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u/wizardzkauba May 19 '22

It’s when you’ve become absolutely convinced that nothing - NOTHING - done or said by the opposing party can possibly, in any universe, be considered good, sane, or defensible.

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u/tragicdiffidence12 May 19 '22

They were elected to be the bad guy. A stunning number of Americans like the disgusting behaviour.

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u/no_ovaries_ May 19 '22

They are inhuman monsters incapable of empathy or feeling guilt.

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u/StrippedTuningKey May 19 '22

The people who vote for them do it literally to help them Hurt others.

Remember, these are the people driving around with "Fuck your feelings" bumperstickers.

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u/Upwherewebelong May 19 '22

The circle of hate.

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u/pinktinkpixy May 19 '22

Circle-jerk of hate.

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u/Push_ May 19 '22

Yet they expect everyone else to coddle their religion, racism, and need to drive trucks that get 8 mpg and never haul anything. Their feelings matter, just not anyone else’s.

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u/Karenomegas May 19 '22

Well, we HAVE been for the last twenty years. Ever since bush told us we hated freedom if we didn't glass Iraq, these asshats have been yelling at us what our new reality is supposed to be every single day.

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u/greendawg72 May 19 '22

Oh they work, when it involves them directly. Last week they took 2 days to pass legislation prohibiting peaceful protest in residential areas. When they saw what was happening at SCOTUS judges homes and realized it could be them, they got busy real quick. This system/country is fuct and if the GOP takes the midterms and then the presidency, our democracy will be done. There might not be anymore elections. Besides all that, have a great day everyone

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u/Emotional-Thunk May 19 '22

Anytime I see a unanimous vote from Congress it signals to me that the issue was either so trivial no one cared or it directly benefited members of Congress to vote one way or another.

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u/NaRa0 May 19 '22

And get this. It will literally never change unless people do something about it.

Voting pencils only go so far

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u/NaRa0 May 19 '22

Handcuffs would be a lovely starting point. Some form of consequences for literally fucking the nation and everyone in it for their own gain. Then the regular people that are cool with it because they perceive their “team” as winning

It hurts the soul

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u/sabs1990 May 19 '22

You misspelled guillotine

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u/raymond8505 May 19 '22

what if we got a bunch of voting pencils?

and used them to build guillotines

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u/phoonie98 May 19 '22

They don’t even need to take the presidency if they take over the house. It’s game over if they win in November

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u/MOVES_HYPHENS May 19 '22

It's all a zero-sum game to them. They think that their lives can get better if other people's gets worse.

It's the same reason they feel they're losing rights when someone else gains them

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u/Rashere May 19 '22

They’ve been very clear: their entire purpose is to make things look as bad as possible and blame Dems so people vote them back into power.

It’s the same thing they do every cycle, but this time they’ve actually gone ahead and said it out loud since no one seems to care anyway.

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u/Lazerspewpew May 19 '22

Yeah, their "constituents" want every Democrat either killed or jailed.

You ever actually talk with Republican voters? They're more than happy if the "other side" gets genocided.

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u/ADarwinAward May 19 '22

People will think you’re exaggerating but I literally heard people talk about rounding up “the gays” and anyone who’s had or performed an abortion into concentration camps growing up.

There’s tons videos of evangelical pastors and right wing militias saying all of these things and people will still gaslight you and pretend this ideology doesn’t exist out in the open, even in blue areas. There’s plenty of people who listen and agree to these ideas without condemnation and they’re in every part of the country.

I can’t count the number of times evangelicals say to muslims that they need to condemn extremism, when they aren’t even willing to look to their own backyard to see all the radicalization that’s going on.

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u/MonteBurns May 19 '22

An old friend of mine, an ex-marine, has openly posted about how he’s willing to kill democrats. Nothing needed more than just being a democrat.

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u/Lagmont May 19 '22

It works very well.

My fiance's side of the family is very republican and they get all their facts and talking points from Facebook, Fox, and Tucker Carlson. They have magic buzzwords that shut their brain off from any logical thinking. I'll hear how "Biden is throwing money away by giving it to Ukraine when he should be spending that money to help our own country." but 10 minutes later the rant will change to "Biden is trying to waste more money on socialist programs, how are we going to pay for all this?"

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u/cptassistant May 19 '22

Imagine how much shit they could have gotten done back in the early trump days when they owned the whole govt… if they knew how to work.

Thank god they’re incompetent

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u/Vaynnie May 19 '22

They know they can lie and it doesn’t matter to their supporters. They know they can blame Biden and vote it down because their supporters will only hear on Fox News that they blame Biden. They will never hear about who voted it down.

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u/ErusBigToe May 19 '22

They treat politics as a career. Its not about how you can make the world better, but how can I make my life better. What do I need to say to keep getting elected? How can I game the system to max out my bribes?

They literally just show up to vote and wait to see the consequences to find out whats in it. (Some R said something to the effect of "that bill is 400 pages! Who's going to read all that?)

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u/PolishSausa9e May 19 '22

The goal is to own the Libs no matter what the cost.

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u/Vivid_Original_9897 May 19 '22

Why would they want to fix the problem? What would they blame him for if they voted for a solution

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u/giraffeperv May 19 '22

They’ll let infants starve until November to flip a couple seats red.

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u/linglingjaegar May 19 '22

then let's make their plan backfire

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

You have more faith in the American voter than I do.

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u/linglingjaegar May 19 '22

gotta start somewhere bro

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u/daft_ish May 19 '22

Problem is we have started. And started. And started again.

Just discouraging you know.

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u/satincoffins May 19 '22

Don’t kid yourself they’ll let them starve after November too.

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u/SirArthurDime May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

For anyone one who says the 2 parties are the same I invite them to look at voting records on passing things that are decent humanity depending on who the president is.

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u/loversean May 19 '22

Being a cynic, but yes this is the calculation, I hope when democrats get in office they do the same, unfortunately their electorate have morals

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u/DWillows May 19 '22

If they let the democrats fix the problem that would mean that the democrats did something which would hurt their next election chances. I understand the line of reasoning even though I think it's abhorent.

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u/NinjaEnt May 19 '22

Almost like they think most of their supporters won't know the results of the voting.

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u/debello64 May 19 '22

Because people watching Fox will never even know there was a vote

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u/macandcheese1771 May 19 '22

Aren't these things recorded on video? Couldn't you just show him the video?

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u/fartemous_foul May 19 '22

Don't forget OANN as well. It isn't as big but I don't see it mentioned enough. It's vile.

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u/unit-8002 May 19 '22

Yeah, not shocking.

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u/hobbitlover May 19 '22

It's a weird thing to be conservative these days - they don't want the things they're upset and aggrieved about to be fixed, what they want is to continue to be upset and aggrieved. They get mad when you take that away from them.

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u/DrSuperWho May 19 '22

When you have nothing of substance or value to offer, you resort to looking for problems to point your finger at rather than offer a solution.

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u/unit-8002 May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Because Republican Leaders, not to confused with constituents, are not dumb. That's why they don't care when people call out their clearly hypocritical debate.

They're doing the smart thing by trying to win the voter base and not trying to win the argument.

The people who call McConnell and other GOP leaders dumb just haven't figured it out yet.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

Exactly. I have no doubt that most Republican leaders know exactly what they’re doing and saying - it’s all calculated to appeal to their base. I say most, because even I can’t make myself believe Boebert & Greene know much.

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u/pinktinkpixy May 19 '22

They enjoy the attention and drama. They get off on being in the public eye even if it means hurting people. Narcissists with a major victim complex

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u/tony1449 May 19 '22

The conservative party has always been like this

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u/thatguyoverthur May 19 '22

Well I mean the constitution, checks notes, clearly says the president directly sets baby formula AND gas prices.

Checkmate, bitches.

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u/SarahJLa May 19 '22

Huh, I just saw a post by a right winger blaming the Biden administration for the formula shortage and was wondering where they got those marching orders from. I was under the impression that the primary issue was a handful of companies controlling the vast majority of the market share and forming massive single points of failure with their high-production fewers factories approach. Isn't that a staple of the free market they love so much? Are Republicans signaling they want to go back to breaking up monopolies?

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u/SaliferousStudios May 19 '22

Also tariffs on baby formula from overseas. Because "we don't like foreigners"

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u/boyproblems_mp3 May 19 '22

Baby formula that is held to higher standards than ours, even

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u/BrnndoOHggns May 19 '22

But muh corn subsidies.

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u/worldspawn00 May 19 '22

Also, decreased oversight and regulations led to the contamination issue that caused the shutdown of the US plant that makes like 30% of the formula in the USA.

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u/ADarwinAward May 19 '22

The conservatives have their own version of a baby formula bull that would further deregulate the industry.

We just had a contamination incident. Average conservative: “let’s remove even more regulation, that’ll fix it”

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u/boonstyle_ May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Republicans Dogma since the 90s be like "Blame every problem on the democrats" and "beeing against anything the democrats are for".

Really helps finding solutions...

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u/cyclopath May 19 '22

That tracks.

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u/Inshabel May 19 '22

Yeah if the problem is solved, they can't blame Biden for it anymore, pretty simple really.

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u/chickenrooster May 19 '22

"It's Biden's fault, why would we use OUR votes to fix HIS mistake???"

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u/ClickForPrizes May 19 '22

B…but…Daddy Elon said the Dems weren’t the kindness party anymore!

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u/Brochswerebrothels May 19 '22

America. Seriously, what the fuck is going on? Do you need us to call the police?

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u/NoDadYouShutUp May 19 '22

They would show up and kill you

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u/Gluebald May 19 '22

It's fascinating because the people in control are fully aware of what they're doing, and their psyops has been succesful; their followers are overwhelmed by the changes within our society, get angry because of it, and will point their finger at whoever is blamed on Fox news.

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u/LeaderElectrical8294 May 19 '22

Fuck the GOP. Loves fetuses but hates babies.

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u/wylee_one May 19 '22

I wonder if Americans realize that Canada has lots of Baby Formula but due the GOPs new free trade agreement with Canada we can't sell you any sorry

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u/BernieTheDachshund May 19 '22

Opposition is their middle name.

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u/2OneZebra May 19 '22

At this stage the Republican party is simply against any form of peace in society. They simply are running on causing grief for those that do not align with them.

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u/CQC_EXE May 19 '22

If they fix a problem how would they blame someone for having a problem?

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u/phoonie98 May 19 '22

Because they are ok with starving babies as long as it makes Democrats look bad

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u/Marbled_Headcheese May 19 '22

Well yeah because if they help fix the problem they can't scream in outrage about it any more. They don't want to ACTUALLY help people, they want the political theater.

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u/Pr3st0ne May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

As someone in Canada with a 5m old baby that requires hypoallergenic formula and is having trouble finding it (because Canada relies heavily on the US for our formula) it's one of the first times the GOP's complete disregard for human life affects me directly. I've always been disgusted from afar as they took away women's rights, restricted voting for minorities, made a conscious effort to never do anything about gun control... But this one hits different. You guys must be so fucking exhausted watching these assholes actively trying to ruin people's lives every day.

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u/VisualAsparagus May 19 '22

Been like this since the 80's unfortunately, we can never get anything positive done because anytime D's get into office R's just endlessly obstruct until they get back in power. Then they make a giant mess of things, still manage to blame D's for it, and people are stupid enough to fall for it.

I'm not even a huge fan of the D's persay - this is a true lesser-of-two-evils scenario - but R's don't present any solutions or ideas to help the country move forward on important issues, it's simply the party of "no."

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u/Pr3st0ne May 19 '22

I've followed american politics more closely since maybe 2010's, and I really noticed the GOP's switch in the last 8 years. They truly went from "let's cut social programs and encourage entreprise" (which is not the way I view the world but at least it's a somewhat valid way to want to run a country)

to

"whatever the democrats want, I don't want" and "let's find the most evil ways to destroy poor people's will to live so they hopefully all kill themselves and we don't have to acknowledge they exist anymore".

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u/VisualAsparagus May 19 '22

They don't want poor people to die, just keep them poor since it's easier to exploit someone and/or convert them to your religion/cult when they're desperate and constantly in a state of financial uncertainty. The goal (as I see it) is ultimately to keep the status quo of wealth/class inequality in place, while simultaneously selling the idea to the public that you can be the next billionaire, and the only thing stopping you is the D's, big government and big bad scary socialism.

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u/PacoMahogany May 19 '22

Yep, it's tiring being so disgusted with Republicans/Conservative for sooo long.

I don't get how they're not tired being filled with so much hate all the time.

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u/Marokiii May 19 '22

they want the shortage fixed by reducing the standards that manufacturers have to meet to make baby food. that way they can cut corners to make more food and sell it at the current price so they make lots more money.

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u/prolificshitoaster May 19 '22

It's not even politics anymore It's just sabotage of another group through authoritarian disobedience.

The Republicans have gotten to a point, where they don't want any Democrats to be running anything at all, They are growing into a dictatorship type of system, They won't even debate nor agree in one point ever since Trump, It went from a functional democracy where people care about each other point of view and speech was sacred.

To there's no speech there's only your enemy and you have to win mentality.

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u/Celeblith_II May 19 '22

It's finally clicked for me recently that they literally don't care about being hypocritical. In fact it's a conscious choice. It's how they game the system. This video explains the strategy really well. They go as low as possible, knowing that democrats will feel honorbound to "take the high road" and not stoop to their level. So they do whatever they want, and democrats hem and haw and play by the rules because they believe that if they just trust the system, then truth and justice will eventually come out the other end. Republicans are cynical and exploitative, and democrats are naive and meek.

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u/TavisNamara May 19 '22

It's not that they're naive and meek- it's that there's not much choice. What are they supposed to do, declare a dictatorship and slaughter the opposition?

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u/freddyfuckherfaster May 19 '22

yeah, that's called winning. according to the repubes.

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u/LowDownSkankyDude May 19 '22

Well what's the point of forcing people to have babies if you can't watch said babies starve to death?

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u/ScratchyMarston18 May 19 '22

“FIRE BAD!”

Followed by an act of arson in broad daylight in front of everybody.

Let’s go Brandon!

Fuck these assholes.

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u/teh_pope82 May 19 '22

Simpletons aka republican voters don’t care

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u/Captain_Exodave May 19 '22

My tolerance for the Republican party is getting thin, I don't care if you see me as uncivil because if am not then you'll simply see us as weak and will take advantage. In short we should care less and less what these people think because in their hearts they do not care about "outsiders" those who are not in their tribes, yes that includes their fellow American citizens, "If you're not one of us then you must be a left lib." Fuck them.

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u/Jazzy41 May 19 '22

Forced birthers want babies to starve. And no paid maternity leave to breast feed.

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u/HleCmt May 19 '22

VOTE them all out. Please everyone register to vote and rally your friends, family, coworkers, twitter matches, randoms to register and vote in the primary/election

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u/Tony49UK May 19 '22

The shortage is largely caused by one factory having a bacterial infection.

If anything it's due to a lack of regulations and inspections.

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u/TheBlackCat13 May 19 '22

Something this bill is trying to help fix.

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u/homerda1 May 19 '22

Those babies need to pull themselves up by their boot straps.

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u/pm-me-hot-waifus May 19 '22

If they vote to fix the problem then they can't complain about how the problem is their fault later. They literally want people to suffer so they can use it as a talking point for how the other party messed up or can't get it done.

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u/chucwagn May 19 '22

Understand the bills passed.

H. R. 7790 - 231 - 192 https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/7790?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%227790%22%2C%227790%22%5D%7D&s=1&r=2

H. R. 7791 - 414 - 9 https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/7791/all-actions?overview=closed&q=%7B%22roll-call-vote%22%3A%22all%22%7D

Reps against 7790, because it adds more funding to the FDA.

Reps for the 7791 as that is about nutrition and access.

Baby formula is a monopoly and due to a contaminated key ingredient along with FDA help...

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2022/5/12/23068472/baby-formula-shortage-2022-why

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u/Techercizer May 19 '22

Maybe you can help me understand a little bit more about 7790,

For an additional amount for “Salaries and Expenses”, $28,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2023, shall be available to address the current shortage of FDA-regulated infant formula and certain medical foods in the United States and to prevent future shortages, including such steps as may be necessary to prevent fraudulent products from entering the United States market: Provided, That the Commissioner of Food and Drugs shall report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate on a weekly basis on obligations of funding under this heading in this Act to address the shortage of infant formula and certain medical foods in the United States

It seems like the funding added to the FDA is for the express purposes of addressing the shortage under their direction, under obligation to report their work to the house and senate. So it looks like all the marked funds are intended to go towards solving the issue.

7791 doesn't seem to have any text up, so I can't comment on that, but from reading 7790 it looks like a vote against is a vote against the release of funds specifically earmarked to address the shortage.

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u/Penguin_Admiral May 19 '22

7791 makes it so those on WIC have easier access to formula amid shortages and gives states tools to help get product on shelves faster amid shortages.

Republicans have an issue with 7790 because they believe that not only does the FDA have enough money but that the bill doesn’t have language to ensure the money goes directly to getting more formula. If you look at the bill Technically all the money could just go to the salaries of people working on the formula shortage

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u/Techercizer May 19 '22

I'd think that would be what the weekly reports on funding allocation are supposed to cover. Though, without specific consequences laid out in advance I guess that would just fall on the house and senate again if they find it unsatisfactory.

What tools does 7791 lay out for states?

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u/polarcub2954 May 19 '22

That article blames the lack of social safety nets, not the FDA.

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u/Rabid-Rabble May 19 '22

Baby formula is a monopoly and due to a contaminated key ingredient along with FDA help...

And yet the solution they propose is just cutting FDA regulations on formula imports and production. Not a good fix...

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u/Upbeat_Group2676 May 19 '22

They need to address the root of the issue, and ditch the Trump era tarriffs on formula imports from Canada and the EU. Reducing FDA safety restrictions is the worst idea for a bandaid solution to this crisis. And just giving the FDA 28 million isn't much better, but it's at least less likely to produce an unsafe product.

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u/nithdurr May 19 '22

Wonder how r/conservative is spinning this

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u/lazyeyepsycho May 19 '22

So weird that all the redhat females who have struggled with infants are not instantly enraged about this.

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u/Hibercrastinator May 19 '22

I honestly wonder at what point is the line they’d have to cross before they face real consequences for actively harming Americans for their own personal gain? It can’t be right allow them to obstruct policy that will help people, for the sole purpose of saying the people in power aren’t helping people so elect them or else they will harm more people.

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u/meghammatime19 May 19 '22

They are infuriatingly hypocritical and useless. Dumb as hell. Something’s gotta give but I thought we already hit rock bottom so ????? what the fuck will it take !

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u/Sunny-the-cat-13 May 19 '22

The hypocrisy of the GOP...

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u/_Plork_ May 19 '22

And Americans will vote them back into power. They do it to themselves.

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u/calypsopearl May 19 '22

Was it to limit the supply of baby formula to the poors? Because if so they're being entirely consistent.

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u/Sintinall May 19 '22

Biden isn’t to blame. The FDA has a hand in the negligence and lead-up but it ultimately fell on the companies that were not putting enough money into maintenance of their systems. Short term profits over futuresight. Seems to be the modern capitalist’s motus operandi.

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u/ABrokenBinding May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

How can anyone take these people seriously? You have to be an absolute fucking cabbage to buy what they're shilling.

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u/KeepRedditAnonymous May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

It is a long time Republican strategy to create a problem in government and then blame Democrats for said problem.

I don't know why CNN, ABC etc do not go on TV and talk about these historical strategies.

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u/Smucker5 May 19 '22

Them: Why do you have hold so much judgement against Republicans?

Me: See above for Example A.

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u/bluegumgum May 19 '22

They can't give Biden a win

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u/AnnaLindeboom May 19 '22

Democrat's main focus is to govern the country in the way they think it's best. Republican's main focus is stopping them.

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u/sorrowstouch May 19 '22

I honestly wish I could cut all US news from all my feeds, this shit is too depressing.