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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
Replying to @JoeBiden
Supreme Court Reform 1) Expand SCOTUS. 2) Empower POTUS to nominate 2 justices during each Presidential term. 3) Impose age & term limits. 4) Grandfather current justices. Senate Reform 1) Eliminate the filibuster. 2) Age & term-limit senators. 3) Grant statehood to DC & PR.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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GOV SPENDING PER TODDLER Norway $29,726 Iceland 24,427 Finland 23,353 Denmark 23,140 Germany 18,656 Sweden 18k OECD 14,036 Austria 12,864 Slovenia 11,664 NZ 10,349 Spain 9,084 Chile 8,450 Lithuania 8,184 Australia 8,088 Hungary 7,222 Israel 3,327 USA: $500 REFORM IS OVERDUE.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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At no point in the 21st century have Senate Republicans represented the majority of the population. Yet they helped two Republican Presidents, who had lost the popular vote, pass major legislation & reshape the federal judiciary. ELIMINATE THE FILIBUSTER. DEMOCRACY IS CALLING.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
Replying to @JoeBiden
Stop abortion at the source. Vasectomies are reversible. Make every young man have one. When he is deemed financially & emotionally fit to be a father, it will be reversed. What’s that? Did the idea of regulating a man’s body make you uncomfortable? Then mind your own business
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
Replying to @BobPersis @JoeBiden
If a fetus is a person at 6 weeks pregnant, is that when child support starts? Is that also when you cannot deport the mother because she is carrying a U.S. citizen? Can I insure a 6-week fetus and collect if I miscarry? If we are going there, we should go all in. —C. Chatman
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
Replying to @BobPersis @POTUS
50 years of tax cuts only helped one group, the rich. From 1965 to 2015, a study compared countries that passed tax cuts with those that did not. Instead of trickling down to the middle class, tax cuts helped the rich get richer and exacerbated income inequality. TAX THE RICH.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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AMERICA’S LONGEST WAR • Lasted 7,267 days (19 years & 47 weeks). • Cost at least $2 trillion. • Killed 2,461 U.S. soldiers 3,846 U.S. contractors 66,000 Afghan soldiers 47,245 Afghan civilians 52,191 Taliban. Yet the Afghan government collapsed in *days.* BIDEN IS RIGHT.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
This decision about Afghanistan is not just about Afghanistan. It's about ending an era of major military operations to remake other countries.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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The 13th Amendment was not passed on a bipartisan basis. The 14th Amendment was not passed on a bipartisan basis. The 15th Amendment was not passed on a bipartisan basis. These Amendments were the foundations for civil rights & voting rights. ELIMINATE THE FILIBUSTER. ACT BIG
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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Other Western countries regulate drug prices. The U.S. does not regulate or negotiate prices of prescription drugs. In fact, the U.S. is the only advanced country that allows drugmakers to set their own prices. Price of Insulin: Australia $6.94 USA $98.70 REFORM IS OVERDUE.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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In the ‘50s, ’60s & ‘70s, many corporations paid half of their profits to the government. The money helped pay for the military, investments in roads, bridges, schools, & scientific research. 50 years of tax cuts failed to trickle-down. TAX THE RICH. REVERSE WEALTH INEQUALITY.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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The Senate Minority Leader must not dictate to the Senate Majority Leader what bill passes. Majority Leader Schumer must summon the entire Senate & order all-nighters until Senate Republicans (1) Drop their filibuster or (2) Filibuster until they drop. DEMOCRACY IS CALLING.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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Manchin & Sinema say, “The minority should have input,” but “the filibuster is not meant to impede.” Give Republicans 6 days to filibuster but allow a majority to win: There are not 60 votes? Wait 2 days. Not 57 votes? Wait 2 days. Not 54 votes? Wait 2 days. Majority (51) wins.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
Replying to @BobPersis @POTUS
FILIBUSTER REFORM It takes three-fifths (60) of the entire Senate to reach cloture (end debate). Change it to two-fifths (40) & require substantive debate. Make Republicans debate the issues (for several days & nights) until they drop. Without 40 members present, debate ends.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
When we talk about police reform we need to talk about police training. Look at these statistics.
Replying to @BarackObama
FATALITIES CAUSED BY THE POLICE Norway: Takes 3 years of training. 4 killed from 2002-2016. Finland: Takes 3 years. 7 killed from 2000-2018. Germany: Takes 2 years. 267 killed since 1990. USA: Takes 21 weeks. 1,004 killed in 2019 alone. POLICE REFORM IS LONG OVERDUE.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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Dear POTUS: CEO’s of big companies now make on average 320 times as much as typical workers at their companies. 55 of America’s largest corporations paid nothing in federal income taxes in 2020, despite reporting $40 billion in profits. TAX THE RICH. REVERSE WEALTH INEQUALITY.
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Bobak K. Persis retweeted
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HIGHEST-PAID CEO’S IN 2020 Paycom $211M 1Life Healthcare $199M T-Mobile $137M GE $73M Hilton $56M F1 $47M Netflix $43M VCBS $39M CC $39M Chipotle $38M NCL $36M MGM $36M VSM $36M Prologis $34M CHCM $33M Zynga $32M JPMorgan $31M Aptiv $31M TAX THE RICH. NARROW THE WEALTH GAP.
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The GOP’s affiliation with Trump serves to distract from introspection and avoid self-doubt. It provides a venue to express frustrations that are otherwise irrational and unjustified. The Trumpification of the GOP will hurt the electoral prospects of Republicans in 2022 & 2024.
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