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9:25 PM - Aug 13, 2019
The governor says he needs $15m and won't tell us details. Let's blindly approve it!Bevin got the state legislature to agree in the waning hours of their 2017 annual session to make a $15 million equity investment in the Braidy project.
“That’s skin in the game, and that means the state is behind you,” Bouchard said.
Flood said lawmakers were informed of the governor’s proposal at 9 one night as they raced to meet a midnight deadline. She said lawmakers were told only that the appropriation was needed to create jobs in hard-hit Appalachia, but not how the money would be invested. The bill passed unanimously.
Bevin, who in his bid for reelection is blasting Democrats as socialists, has fielded criticism that he steered the government to buy stock in a private company.
To expand on this in the more theoretical, the general arguments for federal manufacturing of drugs is a way to merge public and private policy.
But is Biden going to do something if lobbyist decide to put money on these board members? All I hear from Kamala is they have to play by their rule which isn't threatening for billionaires.Biden and Harris both have reasonable, relatively aggressive and progressive plans towards drug prices. You should put away your crackers when you don't really know the domain.
As far as I'm aware Sanders has not properly outlined a plan but had a bill last year to allow HHS to negotiate drug prices and import drugs (which are part of both Harris and Biden's plans).
Warren hasn't got a plan either as far as I'm aware. But had a random bill last year to have a Federal generic manufacturer.
It's the same thing I read on Biden's site. Again, what is Biden going to do with lobbyist in the health care and big pharma industry? Because Biden's campaign aid is a lobbyist in the health insurance industry and that should be a red flag.
I'd be into that. Abrams is fantastic.Ms. Abrams, who announced this week that she would not run for president, told The New York Times that she would be “honored to be considered” for vice president.www.nytimes.com
She'd be a cool pick for any white person in this race.
Recession is two quarters of negative GDP growth. We’ll likely notice months before a technical recession is declared that things aren’t right - PMI drops, stick indices stagnate, job openings drop
If a Dem wins in November 2020 the Senate Ds have every incentive to try and have Trump pass a stimulus bill at least
The Dem president will get blamed for the recession that happened 4+ months before they took office and 2022 will be a Democrat bloodbath
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I don’t know about bringing on a recession when the people who will be most hurt by it are living on those transient jobs with a President unwilling to support social safety nets to limit human suffering. I also don’t have confidence in him enacting policy to fight the recession in a smart way if it drags on.Bring on the recession. People are still poor anyway and this admin is doing nothing to help or prepare. Our new normal “good economy” is such a joke anyway. I guess it’s nice when your team takes credit for it, but we’re talking about shitty jobs with high turnover and bad wages and benefits, little to no advancement, many people working 2-3 jobs just to not live with their parents/other relatives or on the street.
I wouldn't be shocked if the recession doesn't hit until after the next election. Corporations will do everything to prop up the economy until a democrat gets in. Easy scapegoat.
Transient jobs are not a long term solution especially if you don’t have much of a safety net to begin with. There’s going to be another recession it’s just a question of when.I don’t know about bringing on a recession when the people who will be most hurt by it are living on those transient jobs with a President unwilling to support social safety nets to limit human suffering. I also don’t have confidence in him enacting policy to fight the recession in a smart way if it drags on.
Something something correlation does not equal causation.
I like when peoples' argument against certain candidates' plans are "yeah but what if they're lying"