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  • Who Knew Big Business Loved Socialism So Much

    More than 150 senior executives from some of the largest American companies across several major industries have lined up behind President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

    The group of executives includes the top executives representing some of the powerful business interests in the US, ranging from bank and investment firms like Goldman Sachs and Blackstone, to technology companies like Google, Intel and IBM, to hospitality companies like Loews Hotels & Co. and airlines including American and United Airlines. Top executives from real estate, insurance and utility firms also signed on to the letter.
    The weight of the businesses getting behind the proposal provides a boost to Democrats as the House moves towards a final vote on the package later this week, with the Senate slated to follow suit shortly after. Among those signed onto the letter are bold faced names including David Solomon, chairman and chief executive officer at Goldman Sachs; Stephen Schwartzman, the chairman and CEO of Blackstone; Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google; John Zimmer, the co-founder and president of Lyft; Brian Roberts, the chairman and CEO of Comcast and John Stankey the CEO of AT&T.
    edit: https://twitter.com/gelliottmorris/s...23137804066825

    66% of Americans in a new The Economist/YouGov poll said they support Biden's economic/covid-19 relief plan. 25% said they oppose it. According to data from
    @cwarshaw, this makes Biden's bill the most popular key legislative/executive action since the min wage hike of 2007
    Last edited by Handyman; 02-24-2021, 11:43 AM.
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    • A minimum wage hike is popular? You don’t say...;-)

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      • America recovers its moral standing, slowly.

        (Secret: I actually liked the architecture edict. We need more Parthenons.)
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        • Originally posted by psych View Post
          A minimum wage hike is popular? You don’t say...;-)
          Not according to every GOP congressman interviewed on CNBC this week....
          “Demolish the bridges behind you… then there is no choice but to build again.”

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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            America recovers its moral standing, slowly.

            (Secret: I actually liked the architecture edict. We need more Parthenons.)
            Having worked in brutalist government buildings for most of my career, I agree wholeheartedly. They're ugly as fark, and defenders of it on any grounds other than cost should be ashamed of themselves.

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            • Originally posted by psych View Post
              A minimum wage hike is popular? You don’t say...;-)
              It usually isn't because people above the minimum wage tend to look down on it. Plus it isnt just that the minimum wage is popular but that people don't have an issue with it as part of the COVID plan.

              (I know you were being snarky for funsies but I just wanted to say that)
              "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
              -aparch

              "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
              -INCH

              Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
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              • Holy sh**. Biden, in more words than this summary, just told Amazon to knock it the fu** off and stop interfering with the ability for employees to form a union.
                “Demolish the bridges behind you… then there is no choice but to build again.”

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                • Originally posted by aparch View Post
                  Holy sh**. Biden, in more words than this summary, just told Amazon to knock it the fu** off and stop interfering with the ability for employees to form a union.
                  Is the NLRB still hamstrung?

                  Last I heard the Nazis were holding it sub-quorum because they're Nazis.
                  Last edited by Kepler; 02-28-2021, 07:49 PM.
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                  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                    Is the NLRB still hamstrung?

                    Last I heard the Nazis were holding it sub-quorum because they're Nazis.
                    I don't know for sure. I haven't heard anything about that.
                    “Demolish the bridges behind you… then there is no choice but to build again.”

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                    • Part 2:

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                      End the Justice Department’s use of private prisons Executive order Jan. 26
                      Directs HUD to address discriminatory housing practices Memorandum Jan. 26
                      Combat racism against Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders Memorandum Jan. 26
                      Directs agencies to engage in consultations with tribal governments Memorandum Jan. 26
                      Pause new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands/waters, elevate climate change as national-security, foreign-policy priority Executive order Jan. 27
                      Re-establish President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Executive order Jan. 27
                      Directs agencies to make decisions on best available science, evidence Memorandum Jan. 27
                      Reopen Obamacare marketplaces, lower recent barriers to joining Medicaid Executive order Jan. 28
                      Lift certain restrictions on abortion funding Memorandum Jan. 28
                      Keep aluminum tariffs on U.A.E., scrapping Trump administration’s exemption Proclamation Feb. 1
                      Begin ending “Remain in Mexico” program, “restore” U.S. asylum system Executive order Feb. 2
                      Start roll back of “public charge rule” (which imposes a wealth test on would-be immigrants), review other recent barriers to legal immigration Executive order Feb. 2
                      Create task force to reunite migrant families separated at the border Executive order Feb. 2
                      Retroactively reimburse states fully for FEMA-eligible costs tied to COVID Memorandum Feb. 2
                      Rebuild U.S. refugee resettlement program Executive order Feb. 4
                      Expand protection of LGBTQ people around the world Memorandum Feb. 4
                      Prevent Myanmar military from accessing property Executive order Feb. 11
                      Reestablish the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to help address the needs of low-income people Executive order Feb. 14
                      Rescind a Trump order creating industry-led apprenticeship programs Executive order Feb. 17
                      Review supply chains for semiconductors and other ‘critical goods’ Executive order Feb. 24
                      Revoke Trump proclamations that aimed to suspend the entry of immigrants during the coronavirus crisis Proclamation Feb. 24
                      Revokes a range of Trump orders, such as one targeting “anarchist” cities Executive order Feb. 24
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                      • America slowly recovers: all of Biden's EOs

                        Part 1:

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                        SUBJECT TYPE OF ACTION DATE
                        Re-engage with World Health Organization End withdrawal process Jan. 20
                        Create position of COVID-19 response coordinator Executive order Jan. 20
                        Rejoin Paris climate agreement Sign an "instrument" Jan. 20
                        Revoke permit for Keystone XL pipeline, pause energy leasing in ANWR Executive order Jan. 20
                        Ask agencies to extend eviction/foreclosure moratoriums Request Jan. 20
                        Ask Education Dept. to extend student-loan pause Request Jan. 20
                        Launch an initiative to advance racial equity, end "1776 Commission" Executive order Jan. 20
                        Revoke order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from census Executive order Jan. 20
                        Preserve/fortify DACA, which helps "Dreamers" Memorandum Jan. 20
                        Require masks/distancing on all federal property and by federal workers Executive order Jan. 20
                        Reverse travel ban targeting primarily Muslim countries Executive order Jan. 20
                        Stop construction of border wall Proclamation Jan. 20
                        Combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity Executive order Jan. 20
                        Require ethics pledge for executive-branch personnel Executive order Jan. 20
                        Modernize and improve regulatory review Memorandum Jan. 20
                        End "harsh and extreme immigration enforcement" Executive order Jan. 20
                        Extend protection from deportation for Liberians in U.S. Memorandum Jan. 20
                        Revoke certain executive orders concerning federal regulation Executive order Jan. 20
                        Freeze any new or pending regulations Memorandum Jan. 20
                        Fill supply shortfalls in fight vs. COVID-19 with Defense Production Act, other measures Executive order Jan. 21
                        Increase FEMA reimbursement to states for National Guard, PPE Memorandum Jan. 21
                        Establish “COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board,” expand testing Executive order Jan. 21
                        Bolster access to COVID-19 treatments and clinical care Executive order Jan. 21
                        Improve collection/analysis of COVID-related data Executive order Jan. 21
                        Mount vaccination campaign amid goals such as 100 million shots in 100 days Directives Jan. 21
                        Provide guidance on safely reopening schools Executive order Jan. 21
                        OSHA guidance for keeping workers safe from COVID-19 Executive order Jan. 21
                        Require face masks at airports, other modes of transportation Executive order Jan. 21
                        Establish a “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force” Executive order Jan. 21
                        Support international response to COVID-19, “restore U.S. global leadership” Directive Jan. 21
                        Ask agencies to boost food aid, improve delivery of stimulus checks Executive order Jan. 22
                        Restore collective bargaining power for federal workers Executive order Jan. 22
                        Repeal ban on transgender people serving openly in U.S. military Executive order Jan. 25
                        Tighten ‘Buy American’ rules in government procurement Executive order Jan. 25
                        Reinstate coronavirus travel restrictions on Brazil, most of Europe Proclamation Jan. 25
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                        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                          Is the NLRB still hamstrung?

                          Last I heard the Nazis were holding it sub-quorum because they're Nazis.
                          Biden fired the Board's General Counsel within a day or so of taking office. He also replaced the Board Chairperson with one of his own choosing, Lauren McFerran. Those two moves help, but the board is still 3-1 in favor of the racist party. By August that will change. He has a vacancy to fill, and the term of another racist party appointee ends in August. By the end of the summer, the Board may actually be working within the actual parameters of its mission.

                          For me the highlight of the entirety of the Obama presidency was his NLRB. My guess is Biden's will have a similar mindset.

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                          • https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...-biden-strings

                            “We’ve gotten the impression from our members that have been in meetings down there that he’s kind of the guy behind the curtain,” said Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.).
                            Yes now you're getting that impression.

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                            KDR

                            Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                            iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                            gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                            Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                            Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                            TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                            DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                            Test to see if I can add this.

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                            • Umm, isn't that the COS's job?

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                              • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                                Umm, isn't that the COS's job?
                                That used to be Jared's job. Hard for the Racists to understand the team concept- like it used to be.

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