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News: Cast your Ballot in the 2016 Mock Election

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 on: Today at 01:12:49 am 
Started by marty - Last post by shua
What happens when they get a fourth member?  They can start a boy band?

 on: Today at 01:08:48 am 
Started by Ebsy - Last post by azcactus
Could be another case like LA-02 in 2008, when William Jefferson was under indictment for bribery, and lost reelection to Joseph Cao in a D+28 district.

I can see that. What does the Democratic bench here look like?

 on: Today at 12:51:52 am 
Started by heatcharger - Last post by Technocracy Timmy
Is Joe Kennedy III at all interested in running?

 on: Today at 12:50:32 am 
Started by marty - Last post by JA
The impression that I get from this report is that Seattle has been gentrifying so rapidly that its minimum wage law probably has not mattered much at all. It's a place that his increasingly limited room for minimum wage work and the people who do those job.

These findings would not be especially generalizable even if this were showing an obvious and smashing success for the minimum wage increase. Which success, arguably, this does show - i.e. high-wage jobs displaced low-wage jobs, albeit mostly for totally different reasons.

What we should be interested in asking, because it's less is obvious is how would a minimum wage increase affect a place that lacks a growing economy, that lacks high-end services, or that lacks a highly educated workforce? How would it affect a place on that is on the periphery of the national economy?

(Either way, reducing both employee- and employer-side payroll taxes on low-wage employment would be a better way to put more money in the pockets of the working power without making it more expensive to employ them.)


 on: Today at 12:40:38 am 
Started by Acting Speaker JustinTimeCuber - Last post by Acting Speaker JustinTimeCuber
Endrosed for a stragn numbre tow perfernce.
Endrosed for numbre fuor perfernce.
Aslo endrosed for numbre tow perfernce, frt.
thank you for your endroses !

 on: Today at 12:40:17 am 
Started by Power to the Pe p e! - Last post by Dwarven Dragon
To a few earlier posts: The idea that the GOP doesn't care about abortion is a little silly, given that most of them have been pretty insistent on including Planned Parenthood defunding in the ObamaCare repeal bill. If they really didn't care about abortion, I would expect Planned Parenthood to be something they talk about "maybe addressing in the budget" each year, but never actually deal with. The fact that it showed up in a bill that McConnell nearly held a vote on seems to suggest the GOP cares about abortion at least somewhat. Also, there's the restrictions that states have passed that are designed to close clinics, the scattering of partial bans throughout various states (full-fledged Bans are impossible thanks to Roe), and the federal partial-birth ban passed under GWB. That's plenty of evidence that the GOP cares about abortion.

On Roe specifically, I'm O.K. with the idea that it may be better to weaken the decision first (By spelling out a specific list of restrictions that are allowed, including a 20 week near-total ban, rather than the current decision which essentially lets each judge decide their own personal meaning of "undue burden" and "viability"), pass the maximum restrictions allowed under the new decision at the federal level, and then gradually change the law to a total ban with exceptions, so that the negative political effect is spread out rather than being dumped into one election cycle and so that there is time to do additional culture change, as long as there is a definite plan to eventually reach a total ban with exceptions. But it's not me or the GOP who gets to decide this - it's the justices themselves. Any further replacements under Trump will obviously be conservatives, and while Roberts may be inclined to vote against a full repeal of Roe, in the event that both Ginsburg and Kennedy leave the court, which is certainly possible, the most Roberts can probably do is get a 5-4 decision to Repeal Roe - The new Justices, Alito, and Thomas, would be sure votes for repeal, and even though Gorsuch may very well be part of a 6-3 decision to keep Roe if that somehow happened, I don't think he'll vote to keep it if his vote can flip the decision one way or the other. And of course this assumes Breyer doesn't leave the court, which would make even Gorsuch's vote insufficent to keep Roe.

 on: Today at 12:28:18 am 
Started by #TheShadowyAbyss - Last post by JA
Will there been an upcoming platform that touches on issues such as the environment, criminal justice reform, multiculturalism and immigration, and other civil/social issues like abortion, guns, and so on? I'm certainly open to joining and endorsing this party, but I'd like to know the specifics on those issues first before I make anything official.

 on: Today at 12:26:52 am 
Started by Kodratos - Last post by Rep. Pessimistic Antineutrino
Don't think I ever did this..

Age: 17
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11
Weight: ~170 lbs
Ethnicity: Chinese, Irish, English, German, French-Canadian
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Religion: Episcopalian
Language: English
Current Location: Millburn, NJ
Birthplace: Jersey City, NJ
Favorite President: Teddy Roosevelt
Political Orientation: Right of center economic, socially centrist but slightly libertarian leaning as of late
Favorite Foods: Anything that will give me a heart attack
Favorite Books: what is book
Favorite TV shows: Rick and Morty is my #1, South Park and Adventure Time are good too
Favorite Color: Dark blue
Favorite Sports Teams: »\_(ツ)_/»
Favorite Music Genre: None in particular, been getting into EDM/trap lately
Favorite Video Game: Europa Universalis IV (normie)
Do you live by yourself? nope (still a minor)
Siblings: 1 sister
Relationship Status: Single - Sad!
What year did you join?  2013 apparently

 on: Today at 12:23:51 am 
Started by Acting Speaker JustinTimeCuber - Last post by Southpocalyse Now
Aslo endrosed for numbre tow perfernce, frt.

 on: Today at 12:23:21 am 
Started by Kingpoleon - Last post by Sprouts Farmers Market ✘
Why doesn't he just wish for it?

"What could possibly go wrong?"

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