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Why the Dems are supporting MAGA and other comments


Bureau Elex: Why do Democrats support MAGA?

“The only thing . . . more nauseating” than the GOP’s Trumpist turn, Republican Rep. Pete Meijer thunders on Substack, is “the ability of my fellow Democrats to sell any pretense of principle for political expediency” in backing the candidates. MAGA for midterms in hopes of leading Dems against fringe GOPers.

(Dems bolsters his own challenger Trumpy.)

They claim that “politics is a difficult business”, but “tenacity is bound up with certain moral limits”.

And while “conventional wisdom holds that these extreme candidates are less eligible,” with “a historically unpopular president. . . and inflation at its highest level in 40 years, less eligible does not mean not eligible.

“Republican voters will be blamed if one of these candidates ultimately wins, but . . . Democrats’ fingerprints will be on the gun. We should never forget that.

Joe Manchin’s partisan tax deal is filled with spending taxpayers won’t like.
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From right: Manchin treks will affect everyone

No wonder Majority Leader Chuck Schumer “wants a Senate vote on his partisan tax deal with Joe Manchin as early as this week,” Wall Street Journal editors joke: “The more Americans learn about in this tax and expense giant, the more they will not like it.

The bill claims it will curb inflation, but a key study found its “impact on inflation is statistically indistinguishable from zero” through 2031.

His corporate tax hikes could “slow down” inflation by fueling recession, but “fiscal policy should work in the opposite direction,” encouraging investment to avoid a slowdown.

And many of the plan’s tax hikes will hit those earning less than $400,000 a year (breaking with President Biden’s 2020 campaign promise). Indeed, they will fit “almost all Americans”.

Why the Dems are supporting MAGA and other comments
The student loan program has backfired, driving up tuition fees.
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Libertarian: Government Student Loans Failed

When the federal student loan program began in 1994, the government estimated it would “generate $114 billion in revenue,” but it is now projected to cost $197 billion, “a staggering difference of over $300 billion” — with the public footing the bill, Reason’s Emma Camp rails.

“Income-oriented repayment plans,” which limit monthly payments to 10% or 15% of the borrower’s discretionary income, also reveal how the program backfired: it drove up tuition while failing to provide “students with the skills to get” jobs that pay enough to painlessly pay off “modest” student loan balances.

The program’s “contribution to the dramatic increase in university tuition prices”, while failing to achieve a key objective, is sufficient “to raise concerns”, but its cost overrun of “hundreds of billion” adds “even more reason for alarm”.

Why the Dems are supporting MAGA and other comments
The chances of China shooting down Pelosi’s plane are slim, but not entirely out of the question.
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Conservative: Pelosi Profile in Courage

“The chances of the Chinese military ‘shooting down Nancy Pelosi’s plane if it flies to Taiwan’ are not high. . . but they don’t suck either,” notes National Review’s Jim Geraghty.

But she was tough on China for decades: “In 1991, two years after the Tiananmen Square massacre,” she and other officials visited the square “and unfurled a banner honoring the protesters.” .

She also opposed the Clinton administration on granting Beijing most favored nation status in 1998.

Either way, now “if Pelosi doesn’t leave, then the United States will have backed down from a tyrant, and tyrants are rarely satiated with victory.”

Why the Dems are supporting MAGA and other comments
The war in Ukraine is felt far beyond the Eastern European country, making it even more of a war worth fighting.
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Watching Ukraine: Winning the War There and Beyond

“The outcome of a war is written by its fighters,” Lt. Gen. (Retired) James Dubik tells The Hill, so “how and when the war in Ukraine will end remains unknown.”

“Some Western strategists predict that even with Allied help, the best outcome will be a stalemate,” because “Russia is bigger and has more resources than Ukraine” and “can prevent Ukraine from winning.”

But “Putin’s vision and aggressiveness have sparked opposition around the world. While he sought to weaken NATO, it has grown stronger and will grow.

Indeed, “the Ukrainian war is actually being waged and fought at two levels”: “in Ukraine” and “beyond Ukraine”, to prevent “the kind of world in which force plays an increasing role “.

“War on both levels is worth fighting. And both are worth earning.

– Compiled by the Editorial Board of The Post

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