Editor: I am not a progressive. In fact, I don’t think that I even know one. I certainly do not embrace any of their ideology. I know that there are some about because the news media fills the air with their drivel. It has been best described as authoritarian collectivism.

No thanks.

Progressivism has led to an erosion of our rights and freedoms, rising crime, diminished national security and economic uncertainty. We have a current administration that has endorsed these ideas. Fools from the top down, they have created a hypocrisy rich government, failing at every level. Our debt is obscene, inflation is out of control and yet a handful of legislators are holding the nation hostage so that they may “transform America”.

I am hopeful that among the incompetent and corrupt congress some honorable and straight thinking people will come to the defense of the nation and its citizenry. Renounce and resist progressivism.

Jeff Reyburn

Lake Havasu City

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Yesman123

Divide and conquer will i take your money and make millions and millions with it...oh wait that's not me it's our government. Fight over stupid stuff while you are being played. Enjoy.

Davel3

Jeff.. I'm a Progressive. Big fan of Bernie Sanders and AOC. In fact, I have a crush on AOC that makes an old man wish for younger days. I just love a smart, empathetic woman, who hasn't forgotten the little guy. Do want to have coffee sometime? Perhaps we can talk and I can help you get beyond all that "doom and gloom" that has been intoxicating you by listening to that right-wing "drivel" constantly. If nothing else, than you at least can say you know a Progressive... Despite there are millions and millions of us across America... and they are every bit as American as you... just think there is a better way.

X Ray

Progressives have one goal, and one goal only, government growth and its intrusion into every aspect of our lives. Once you know this, all their idiotic policies make perfect sense.

BigBob

“azbeancounter Oct 13, 2021 - It's my right to make medical decisions that affect me.”

Beanie it truly pleases me to see you are pro-choice. I guess you’re not such a fool after all.

Third Eye

What rights have been lost?

Too old for this

Our right to reject a vaccine that is not FDA approved, for starters.

BigBob

twosie - And again you lie - “Use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, NOW FULLY APPROVED BY THE FDA is recommended based on increased certainty that its benefits (prevention of asymptomatic infection, COVID-19, and associated hospitalization and death) outweigh vaccine-associated risks” 24 September 2021

azbeancounter

Let's not make too big a deal out of whether or not a vaccine has been approved. It's my right to make medical decisions that affect me. It is not a governmental choice. When is the last time anyone cared about whether or not you got a flu shot? Probably never. Same thing here. No one should care about another person's individual medical or lifestyle choice.

Third Eye

Old, how so? The government is not forcing anything. Your employer can make decisions they feel is best for their customers and workers. You can choose to not patronize the establishment. You can choose to work for a company or not. You can choose to move your child to a school that doesn't enforce a state mandate.

And...The vaccine has been approved since September...you know what hasn't been approved? The mono-clonal antibody therapy...its under emergency use, which you guys hate.

Third Eye

AZBEAN, because we are in the same boat and you and yours are actively trying to sink it. How immature and childish that you think you only effect yourself. Doesn't work that way sparky. Try serving in a fire team for a tour or two.

“Your”welcome

“Third Eye!” If an employer’s right to choose what’s best for their employers is true, why is this administration mandating such thoughts? Biden’s administration is utilizing a government funded organization “OSHA” perhaps you’ve heard of them to implement such laws! Left wing B.S. at its finest!

Third Eye

YOUR Companies under 100 employees are not effected. I agree if the admin is going to require testing we should assist with that and yes, pay for it. Other industries may cross state lines and the federal government has the responsibility to make it as safe as possible.

“Your”welcome

Third Eye, my right to simply walk on a plane, into a restaurant, retail store, mall, school, government facility! simply to give my money for a service without a face covering or a vaccination card that does not provide anyone’s safety! Is the right I’m losing! My right to keep my health, and business to myself is a right, I’m losing! All of this by the way you liberals don’t believe in while voting or entering our Fu$!ng country!

Davel3

"Your" welcome, it's not just your belief that you somehow have the right to place others at risk because of your ignorance, but it may be part of a broader psychological condition known as The Dunning Kruger effect. It's a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not possess the skills needed to recognize their own incompetence. In this case, it would be the over estimation of your ability to understand actual science. Now truthfully, I'm not a Psychologist, but I do recognize "disturbed" when I see it. You really should talk to a mental health professional and work some things out.

“Your”welcome

“Devil!” Non psychologist, yet diagnoses others! Thinks those like minded, like myself needs medical help? People like minded, to myself!, provide your safety! Without people like me... you would not be allowed such ignorance that you provide!

Third Eye

Well, that's too bad isn't it? The federal government can mandate safety measures on airlines and government facilities. But you can still travel on airlines, you have to give them ID to fly but you are not crying about that. You must submit to a search, you aren't crying about that. You have to wear shoes and pants in pretty much every establishment, but you aren't crying about that. What you need to do is go back and research all the things you must do to live in our society. We have responsibilities to each other. IF you don't believe that then you are in the wrong country. In my America we look out for each other. You strike me like a Carl. Which to us veterans is an idiot. Get over snowflake.

“Your”welcome

Hey dumbfounded college boy! WTF, you talkin? I go into terribles and people ain’t wearing shirts shoes! Lmfai! Freedumb or freedom? Ignorant fool!

“Your”welcome

“Little Richards eye!” Real talk! If I have to live within your society, I’m to the grid! I challenge you to change me...I’d rather give my life to freedom than allow you my children’s opportunity!

BigBob

Jeffie – Where were you when the twice-impeached, lying, traitor sent our debt skyrocketing with his truly “obscene” hand-outs to corporations and the rich? And yes we need to “transform America” and President Biden – the man elected by the American people to get us out of the mess left behind by a maniacal fool – is taking the proper steps to Build Back Better and paying for it by doing away with those tax breaks. If making life better for every working American is “progressive” then bring it on.

alloveragain

Good Lord you're a piece of work! And not a good one.

Too old for this

Comrade Moore resents that remark. He also resembles that remark very closely, except for that part about "work."

X Ray

Thank goodness we won't EVER have to raise the debt ceiling again since Biden will be paying for it all with taxes on the rich.

BigBob

xr - As usual you come here and profess your ignorance. The Debt Ceiling is being raised, as it always has been, to pay for debts the U.S. currently owes and has no correlation with President Biden's Build Back Better plan that WILL be paid for by dumping the onerous tax break handed to corporations and the rich.

February 2020 - The TCJA’s changes mostly affected the corporate income taxes. The act reduced the top corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%—a 40% reduction. Actual corporate income tax revenue in FY2018 was $135 billion lower than CBO’s projection from 2017—almost exactly a 40% decline. The most recent CBO projections estimate further decreases in corporate tax revenue. These effects are accentuated if one looks at taxes as a share of GDP. In 2017, before the tax cuts were considered, the CBO estimated that total revenues would be 18.1% of GDP in FY2018. With the TCJA, revenues were only 16.4% of GDP.

None of these findings should be surprising. Almost every major analysis of the legislation correctly predicted that revenues would fall in 2018 relative to a scenario without the tax cuts, with sources ranging from government entities such as the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation, to non-governmental think tanks such as the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the Tax Foundation, academic researchers in studies by Robert Barro and Jason Furman, and in analyses using the Penn-Wharton Budget Model.

Too old for this

Your hero's plan will not make life better for every working American. It may help the non-working sponges in our country who survive on government handouts, but it is the working taxpayer who will foot the bill.

Explain those "obscene" hand-outs to corporations and the rich? When Trump capped SALT at $10000 it hit them the hardest of anyone. If corporations do not make a profit, they cannot hire a worker. Why are you so determined to let government run every facet of your life, and mine? Especially a government as inept as this one is.

Davel3

Too old for this... You are missing quite a bit of what's in that bill and how it's to be paid for if you believe it will only help those who you call the non-working sponges. Here's an interesting article on SALT since you are concerned about its effect on the wealthy. It's a bit more involved than your sympathy for the wealthy over it.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-13/democrats-divided-over-how-best-to-slice-biden-s-economic-agenda

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