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    Joe is a busy man. Not only is he waking up each morning and deciding how much gas costs that day, he's got to decide how much lumber costs too.
    Lumber is shockingly expensive. Thanks, Obama.

    President Obama’s Recovery Act was probably less than half the size of what would have been needed to fix the economy, and by early 2010 he pivoted to austerity to cut the budget deficit…. The result of these choices was a prolonged depression in housing construction…. all this made the lumber industry deeply pessimistic and conservative. A whole decade passed where wood sales were chronically weak, and anyone who tried to boost production risked bankrupting themselves (particularly because it is very expensive to grow, harvest, transport, and store wood). Firms therefore ran tight operations, with little investment in tree plantations, sawmills, or spare inventory, and were always terrified of the next crisis — thus they shed most of their inventory during the pandemic, for fear of another 2008-style collapse…. Instead the opposite has happened. Especially now that the coronavirus pandemic is slowly ending in the U.S., most ordinary Americans are more flush with cash than they have been since before 2008 (though many are still struggling, of course)…. In short, ing lumber demand is running into constrained supply — hey presto, prices are way up
    https://theweek.com/articles/979731/...e-thanks-obama'

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    how could biden do this
    thought so

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    Non-wealthy to benefit most from Biden's tax and spending plans, especially in red states

    What do the poor and middle class get out of the bargain?

    Holy , what don’t they get?

    Just look at the American Families Plan,
    as summarized by ITEP:

    “In addition to the groundbreaking education and childcare improvements,

    the American Family Plan makes the Child Tax Credit available to nearly all children, correcting a past inequity and
    dramatically slashing child poverty.

    It also increases the size of that credit until 2025 and boosts the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit,

    while unfortunately leaving
    children who lack social security numbers out of the CTC.

    The tax credit expansions will relieve poverty and dramatically improve the lives of children and parents, particularly for those who struggle financially.

    And then there are the long-term investments detailed in
    Biden’s infrastructure plan, which will create thousands of blue collar jobs

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2028910

    tax credits are bull for the working poor, since they don't pay much or any tax anyway.

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    Vast majority of Americans say congressional Republicans, not Biden, are dooming bipartisanship

    fully 67% of respondents say GOP leaders in Congress are doing too little to compromise with Biden,

    while just 22% called their approach "about the right amount" and

    10% said they were doing too much.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2028939

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    The Repugs have not considered the Dems to be legit since Clinton who was harassed for 8 years, as was Hillary for the next decades.

    Here's Moscow Mitch, yet again, saying Repugs will OBSTRUCT everything the illegitimate Dems propose, like 400+ bills blocked in 2019, 2020

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    A Mother, Separated from Her Children at the Border, Comes Home


    The Biden Administration has begun a massive effort to reunite more than a thousand families torn apart by Trump.




    https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-immigration/a-mother-separated-from-her-children-at-the-border-comes-home

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    Biden Rocks

    Yes

    Because thats alm you have to build your house today

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    Biden to make rare trip to red state for infrastructure pitch in Louisiana

    With congressional Republicans largely united against his plans, Biden is reaching beyond them to voters for backing.

    He’s scheduled to visit Lake Charles

    as well as New Orleans to talk about federal investments in water projects —

    a potentially popular idea in a coastal state increasingly threatened with inundation spurred by climate change.

    The president plans to tour one of the city’s aging, troubled facilities that houses water purification equipment and turbines for drainage pumps.

    Administration officials estimate that fixing Louisiana’s water infrastructure would cost $7 billion over two decades.

    https://www.latimes.com/politics/sto...rtisan-backing

    BigOil owns the totality of LA and LA's politicians. BigOil has degraded and poisoned LA, eg, "cancer alley"

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    Joe Biden Faces GOP Governor Revolt After Worse Than Expected Jobs Report

    GOP governors of Montana and South Carolina had already announced plans to no longer participate in the federal program that gives a $300 weekly boost to jobless benefits.

    last month saw the slowest improvement since January 2021 when only 49,000 jobs were added.

    "Incentives matter," Gianforte said in a statement on Tuesday, "and the vast expansion of federal unemployment benefits is now doing more harm than good."

    Although federally funded, states have to opt in and administer the program which runs until the end of September, and as such, have the legal right to opt out.

    executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, expressed concern that

    one in four recipients got more in unemployment than they did working, ty jobs

    and said that aid payments were "dampening what should be a stronger jobs market." for ty jobs

    Kansas ...by the end of the month

    https://www.newsweek.com/montana-sou...nt-end-1589787

    The pandemic isn't over the Repug/red states are lagging in vaccinations AND leading in new cases, but it's Biden's fault

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    Biden's lifeline for red-state cities

    El Paso is being squeezed.
    In 2019, the Texas state legislature passed SB2 which limits property tax increases to 3.5 percent per year.

    Meanwhile, most of the city's budget is based on largely unfunded state mandates.

    And where the state in 2008 funded 45 percent of local education costs, that's been reduced to just 39 percent today.

    a blue triangle at the far end of a sea of red in West Texas — and Stout thinks politics plays a big role in the increasing limits on local spending:

    "The state legislature wants to stop local progressive policies from being put in place."

    The $350 billion for state and local governments in the American Rescue Plan,

    on the other hand, is being distributed in a formula

    putting far more dollars directly in the hands of local cities of all sizes.

    The amounts go beyond immediate gaps in budgets and will help fund a wide range of new local projects through 2024.


    it is also a critical way to help local government officials, particularly the

    the restoration of earmarks in Congress ... increasingly progressive leaders in cities in red states that are under attack by Republican politicians in those states.

    Bypassing the hostility of Republican state leaders

    Far more than a red state-blue state divide, national politics are increasingly a red state-blue city divide. Many state governments do everything possible to politically disenfranchise city voters while also stripping their local governments of power,

    (red)states preempting their (cities) legal right to pass local legislation like the minimum wage or mask mandates.

    It's no coincidence that state government gutting of local power and funding has happened

    as Black and Latino leaders began to be voted into office

    over the last few decades in cities across the nation,

    89 mayors across the country found that

    mayors in Republican states were much more likely to describe

    the financial support from their states as "less" or "much less" than the average city compared to their peers in Democratic states,

    and that the perceived hostility was accelerating year-to-year.

    https://theweek.com/articles/980876/bidens-lifeline-redstate-cities

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    More ppl were watching reruns of Bob Ross
    trump post. You’re still with him.

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    inflation is what happens when you print money with nothing to back it.

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    Jesus what a stupid jihad.

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    Invisible discrimination. Invisible bigotry. Invisible Adolf.

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    inflation is what happens when you print money with nothing to back it.
    the old rules don't apply

    since the oligarchy's ATM, aka the Fed, is vacuuming up nearly all the Fed printed money,

    so almost none goes To The People where it might push demand into inflation.

    Looming inflation right now is due to post-pandemic pent up demand clobbered by pandemic-disruption of supply in industrial sectors, like ICs (eg, Ford cutting production for lack of ICs), lumber, congested container freight, NOT by Fed printing money.
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    Uber, Lyft to Provide Free Rides to Covid-19 Vaccine Sites Until July 4

    New transportation partnership comes as Biden administration explores ways to encourage people to get vaccinated

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-lyft-to-provide-free-rides-to-covid-19-vaccine-sites-until-july-4-11620745200

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    The ups and downs of post pandemic recovery will exist regardless the admin. The admin can worsen or soften it, but it will exist.

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    In the fourth month of his presidency, Biden’s overall approval rating sits at 63%. When it comes to the new Democratic president’s handling of the pandemic, 71% of Americans approve, including 47% of Republicans.

    The AP-NORC poll also shows an uptick in Americans’ overall optimism about the state of the country. Fifty-four percent say the country is on the right track, higher than at any point in AP-NORC polls conducted since 2017; 44% think the nation is on the wrong track.


    https://apnews.com/article/biden-cor...dfb4157987bf80

    guess Sean Davis is on team loser with you Qhris... it is what it is...

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