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View Poll Results: What should be the priorities for the US House for the coming year?
slavery reparations 2 4.17%
get Trump's tax returns 2 4.17%
impeach Trump 2 4.17%
Medicare for all 8 16.67%
climate change/green new deal 2 4.17%
renewed investigations of Trump/Russia 1 2.08%
start a national conversation on race 0 0%
ban assault weapons 2 4.17%
forgive all college debt 0 0%
eliminate ICE 1 2.08%
other (please specify below) 28 58.33%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Today, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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How about govern instead of these items which are all about controlling something or someone - these are not about moving the country forward.
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Old Today, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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Across-the-board tax cuts- but I know that it won’t happen😂
Making sure that there is good funding for Medicare and Social Security-don’t think that will happen either.
Dems need to get over their fixation on illegals, DACA and refugees- WHO CARES?!!!
Just extend the existing tax cuts rather than create new ones, the rest I agree with.

Some other ideas that might find some traction on both sides are drug cost reduction, welfare and food stamp reforms, insurance reforms such as allowing cross state lines, fix potential antitrust issues with tech firms, etc.
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Old Today, 02:48 PM
 
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Other. Orange Man Bad.
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Old Today, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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Other. Orange Man Bad.
So no policy - just focus on hate.
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Old Today, 03:31 PM
 
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So no policy - just focus on hate.
Hey, it pays the bills.
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Old Today, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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Looking at the poll - currently Medicare for all is the most popular after other. I expect many think this means someone else is going to pay for their health care, they don't seem to realize this is really a large tax increase for all and many in the bottom 50% (48% pay no federal tax) will be paying a LOT more than they have.

People in Denmark pay over 50% in taxes for their "Free" health care. Denmark's tax rate on an average salary is 56% vs 18% for the US. The average take home after taxes in the US is nearly double that of Denmark. https://info.caprelo.com/blog/tax-rates-by-country
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Old Today, 05:12 PM
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Location: New York
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Other. Orange Man Bad.
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So no policy - just focus on hate.
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Hey, it pays the bills.



OKAY!!! Now my curiosity is sparked.


Could you please expand (honestly) on how "orange man bad, no policy, just focus on hate", pays your bills? Or was that just larping for the hell of it?
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Old Today, 06:02 PM
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/y...-are-bad-ideas

Harry Reid rips current Democratic party & prez. field over 'medicare for all,' and decriminalization of border crossings. The article notes:

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Julian Castro led the call to eliminate the misdemeanor penalty associated with crossing into the U.S.... He has been joined by a number of the race’s top-tier Democrats, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Sanders, Warren, Harris also support Medicare for All....
Note that you don't see Biden on either list.
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