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  • Mar 29, 2021 07:22 PM
    Last: 4mo
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    It should absolutely be on the states to decide. Each state has different numbers right now so it would be wrong for anyone to tell them what to do as far as regulations.
  • Mar 29, 2021 10:17 PM
    Last: 4mo
    693

    Each day I get more and more frustrated with everything I hear coming from our congress men and women. I don't understand how some, if not most of these people got elected. And I'm not just talking about one side or the other. Some of the things I hear coming from either side of the isle are either just plain wrong or bend the truth so far to fit their narrative that it's basically a lie as well.

    I don't know what needs to be done at this point but something needs to change to where these people are actually held accountable for what they say. They are elected officials. They shouldn't be able to just pander to their side without any rules to keep them in check spread spreading flat out lies. I would say they should just be voted out but the ones taking their place will most likely be the same, unfortunately.

  • Mar 28, 2021 03:38 PM
    Last: 4mo
    177

    Just to be clear, when I say 72% of Americans approve of Biden's handling of vaccines I mean how Biden has handled the situation entirely, not just regarding the vaccines. In a recent national survey conducted by Ipsos it showed that just about 3/4 of the U.S. population approves how Biden has done so far. I'll also say that that I'm one of those who approve of his handling as well.

    In contrast to the approval ratings, that still means that 28% of the population disagrees with how he's doing. I wonder what makes them not like what he's been doing. I can't really think of anything that he's done other than the super impressive vaccine rollout and maybe adding some restrictions to government property mask mandates. Can anyone think of a reason why 28% would disapprove of what he's done so far?

  • Mar 24, 2021 09:42 PM
    Last: 4mo
    189
    I was more referring to the parties in government. The House and Senate. He ran on uniting them and going across the isle on issues.
  • Mar 27, 2021 03:26 PM
    Last: 4mo
    222
    Yep. I remember when he said 100 million in a hundred days a bunch of people said he couldn't do it. I think they may have said that with the how the situation had been going so far though. I'm happy that he was not only able to pull it off, but far exceed his original numbers.
  • Mar 27, 2021 03:35 PM
    Last: 4mo
    707
    Even though we're a good ways away from the 2024, the 2024 presidential election feels like it's just right around the corner. The past year and a half have been filled with the most stressful elections in history. The fight that went down and everything that happened left alot of people begging for the race to finally be won, by whoever. Everyone just wanted the winner to be picked so they could stop hearing about it constantly. Well now we have the 2024 election and Donald Trump is being as ambiguous about it as possible. I personally don't think he'll run. I don't think he'll want to do it all again after everything that happened the first time. I think everything he's putting out there in regards to a 2024 run is probably for fundraising or just to keep the buzz around him going. I guess we'll find out soon enough, but I wouldn't bank on him running.
  • Mar 27, 2021 02:39 PM
    Last: 4mo
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    202o brought on a ton of little fires everywhere. Not only did we have the on big issue that affected every single person in the world, but we also had devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados and all the other usual suspects that FEMA usually plays a big hand in. But now that we're coming to a point where FEMA is actually beginning to close some of it's vaccination sites due to the state finally having the materials and knowhow to take care of the situation, it makes me wonder how FEMA as an organization held up to the constant barrage. I wonder how it's been handled from their point of view. It's crazy to think about how an organization like that has a totally different view of everything that happened last year than just the average person. I guess I don't really have a question here, just more of a thought that I wanted to share.

  • Mar 23, 2021 02:53 PM
    Last: 4mo
    322
    I just found out about this today. Excellent news!
  • Mar 26, 2021 03:38 PM
    Last: 4mo
    215
    J.K.Logic Wrote:

    Right now we pay a gas tax every time we pay at the pump, and that goes toward road maintenance. But with the increase of electric vehicles on the market, this tax will be less effective. It's certainly a bonus for electric car owners to not have to pay this tax but if we all go electric in the next decade or two, there will be far less tax revenue for transportation infrastructure.

    So Pete Buttigieg, the new Transportation secretary for Biden, is mulling over the idea of a mileage tax instead, basically a 'pay for how much you use' kind of tax. If you use the roads more you pay more in taxes.

    Biden wants to introduce an enormously expensive infrastructure bill soon so looks like a switch like this or something similar is going to have to be a part of it.

    I am no fan of taxes but in this case its a switch as opposed to a brand new one so maybe it won't be so bad, and unfortunately I don't really see a way around it at the moment. Think this will happen?

    I think a pay to use mileage tax is a good idea. It can easily be tracked on car registrations too.
  • Mar 26, 2021 09:28 PM
    Last: 4mo
    133
    I'm not exactly sure how prescription drug prices are in most other countries, so I can't really compare how we do it to elsewhere in the world. But what's going on here in the states is pretty disgusting. People have to decide between medications like insulin and groceries every single day. That's absurd for any nation. On top of that it seems like almost all the other companies have jumped on the insanely high priced bandwagon so now all of them are doing the same. It's going to take serious regulations to get these companies back into check and I hope it's done soon so people don't have to live in fear of high medication prices.