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Discussion in 'In the News' started by Fitz, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I don't hate UBI and appreciate the conversation Yang started about it. From what I understand, though, accepting UBI means you aren't eligible for other government assistance programs - so how is an extra grand going to help a parent who can't use food stamps, childcare assistance, etc.?

    I don't believe we have any #yanggang folks here, but if we do please correct me if I'm wrong.
  2. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I am not yang gang haha but I will confirm that you are not wrong about that. Source: my friends who are disability lawyers and activists. I think some of those types of benefits stack with his proposed UBI and some don't, but their consensus was that he doesn't know what he's doing and his plan would absolutely hurt many disabled people.
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  3. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    G introduced me to Yang, since he thought Yang was hilarious. So it became a thing between us, and I was genuinely upset when hearing he dropped out.

    That said, I’ve got a Liz sticker on my car and G has a Bernie sticker on his.
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  4. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    A house divided!

    (B is all in on Mayor Pete, and I am a Warren stan, so.)
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  5. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Warren has my vote of the viable candidates left. Our primary is sooon so should be interesting.
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  6. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    I don't love anyone so it's tough. Warren is probably my fave from an idea standpoint but I don't have confidence in her ability to handle heated debates and the election season against Mr. Not my president and his fans. Unfortunately I don't know that the Dems have anyone strong enough to win against a cheater :/.
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  7. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    This article just made me cry. It resonates so much with how I am feeling right now.
    Loving Elizabeth Warren means having a plan for when America breaks your heart

    @Chevere I'm obvs a big Warren stan but I seriously have not a single hesitation about her ability to handle a heated debate. She was made for that. I don't see anyone currently in the mix who would be better at debating.
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  8. T-Rex

    T-Rex Chicken

    Ive really been feeling Warren. I was disappointed in the Iowa and NH resukts for her but I know there is a lot more to go.
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  9. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    @Canaligator I trust your judgement, I haven't been following the recent debates so I'll take your word for it- I just didn't like how the whole native American thing was handled. She flubbed hard there, and I wasn't sure if she could take on more after that. That said she's definitely light years above mayor Pete and creepy Biden so there's that.
  10. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Oh I 10000% agree about the native american /DNA thing (this pro Warren article even calls it out) - I just meant I think she has excellent debate skills and can run circles around Trump.
  11. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    I’ll be honest I’m pretty much a one issue voter this primary and that issue is gun control. Warren is the only one that has it as a center piece of her plan and that I believe when she speaks on it. You’ll see Biden/Sanders/Buttigeg softly mention it but they don’t want to push much past universal background checks and banning magazines. They know most voters on either side can back that and they aren’t willing to push past it. Its one reason I really liked Booker.
    I know other people have other priorities which may make another candidate more appealing and again obviously anyone on the left is going to be (hopefully) better than where we are now with it.
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  12. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    @whatchyagonnado that's definitely an issue to prioritize! What sucks is that there's so many things now that need to be top of mind, especially after going backwards the last four years
  13. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Rookie mistake...

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  14. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    As hilarious as this is, it's also infuriating and contributes to the distrust of politicians by people, not to mention "haha stupid libtards" bullshit.
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  15. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Where’s a good place to read about the candidates? I’m leaning towards Warren, but I want to do my research.

    My priorities:
    1. I have to not hate them
    2. Preferably not a white guy
    3. Perceived ability to beat Trump
    4. Healthcare (universal good, basically anything related to religious exemptions bad)
  16. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

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    fantasynerd Extra Extra

  18. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

  19. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    She is on FIRE tonight

    ETA: She just called out every single other candidate’a healthcare plan as bullshit. Said Buttigeg’s was a PowerPoint and Klobachar’s is a post-it note LOL. She was quoting other people’s plans directly off their website. I love her spunk tonight—she is showing she’s strong, ready for battle, and armed with the receipts.
  20. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    "Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another."


  21. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    YES Warren is calling out Bloomberg for his NDAs with women who have accused him/his company of workplace sexual harassment.

    His answer was the NDAs were consensual so she said okay—if they’re consensual will you release them from the NDAs now on national TV if they want to?

  22. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    And he said the NDAs were because they “didn’t like a joke” he told. He is TRASH.
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  23. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Even if I didn't like herthe best already I would want her to be the nominee just to really go for it while debating Trump.
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  24. HBC

    HBC Chicken

  25. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Plus I’m pretty sure Bloomberg referenced her as “the senator next to me” SHE HAS A NAME
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