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  • Mar 24, 2021 09:42 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    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: 6mo
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    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: 6mo
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    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: 6mo
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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: 6mo
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    I just found out about this today. Excellent news!
  • Mar 26, 2021 03:38 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    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: 6mo
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    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.
  • Mar 25, 2021 02:08 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    J.K.Logic Wrote:

    The Biden administration just reversed a Trump policy that now makes it where if you were defrauded by your college into student loan debt it can be fully forgiven. Said to effect some 73,000 people. If you think you might be eligible for this, Forbes has a good article on qualification that I recommend checking out.

    They even go into detail on what to do if you were in a similar situation. So this is something of a PSA for borrowers that got screwed over by shady colleges; I've heard stories before and they should not be able to get away with this. Glad Biden is taking action on this.

    This is a great move. Super happy to see this wasn't overlooked and something good was done about it. Hopefully we'll see more of this soon.
  • Nov 13, 2019 01:34 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    Does anyone know if Biden is making any big changes to social security this year? He's been busy lately with vaccine and stuff but I thought social security was high on his list.
  • Mar 25, 2021 03:39 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    Why is it that schools don't have any classes for life skills that kids will actually use as they're growing up? Yeah, we have classes like home education, AGG, ect, but what about all the other skills that kids need? We need classes for finances that include bill paying, managing/saving money, budgeting and being smart with money and taxes, home purchasing, apartment finding and just every day life stuff. There's some other stuff that I was thinking about to but I'm currently drawing a blank on them. I'll post them when I remember. Anyway, the point is that kids have always been shorthanded on these very real and very necessary skills when they leave highschool and especially college.