She's quick and able to run with the big runners any day of the week.
And then Biden gets in and blocks out good candidates like Cory Booker or Michael Bennet or Steve Bullock by occupying this mainstream lane. There just isn’t enough oxygen and they couldn’t get any traction. But these are serious people, professional people, and they could’ve delivered a winning message.
Not to mention, she doesn't sound like a broken record.
We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party.
For ****’s sake, we’ve got Trump at Davos talking about cutting Medicare and no one in the party has the sense to plaster a picture of him up there sucking up to the global elites, talking about cutting taxes for them while he’s talking about cutting Medicare back home. Jesus, this is so obvious and so easy and I don’t see any of the candidates taking advantage of it.
The Republicans have destroyed their party and turned it into a personality cult, but if anyone thinks they can’t win, they’re out of their damn minds.
Earlier this week, House democrats were applauding the passage of a bill that would strengthen the federal laws that protect a workers' right to join a union.
It's called the "Pro Act" or Protecting the Right to Organize.
Those in favor of it believe it will go a long way in protecting employees rights and ensuring they receive a fair wage, and fair treatment in the work place.
Others believe it will never become law because it won't pass the Senate.
Congress has passed what is considered one of the most significant bills to strengthen workers' abilities to organize or unionize in the past 80 years.
It's what's known as the Pro Act or Protecting the Right to Organize Act, to give workers more leverage during work disputes.
Darwin Cooper is the Vice-President of UAW Local 1112 in Lordstown, "You have rights when you have a union, you can't be discriminated against. You can't be fired without cause. You can't be bullied by management. And I think unions are a blessing for people."
The bill would also allow the National Labor Relations Board to fine companies $50,000 dollars per violation, if they fire a worker for attempting to start a union.
But some don't think the bill will ever become law because the Republican controlled Senate and business groups have argued against it.
"They have no use for unions," Cooper said.
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce declined to comment on the PRO Act at this time.
However, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce responded to our request for comment saying:
WE ARE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THE HOUSE APPROVE THE PRO ACT. WE BELIEVE THIS LEGISLATION WILL HARM WORKERS, EMPLOYERS, AND THE ECONOMY. IT TAKES AWAY PRIVATE BALLOTS IN UNION ORGANIZING ELECTIONS, AND THREATENS WORKERS WITH THE LOSS OF THEIR JOB IF THEY DON'T PAY UNION DUES.
- Suzanne Clark
U.S. Chamber President
But whatever happens, it's a chance for decades old labor laws to be updated.
The $97.5 trillion price tag is made up mostly of the costs of Sanders’s three most ambitious proposals. Sanders concedes that his Medicare For All plan would increase federal spending by “somewhere between $30 and $40 trillion over a 10-year period.” He pledges to spend $16.3 trillion on his climate plan. And his proposal to guarantee all Americans a full-time government job paying $15 an hour, with full benefits, is estimated to cost $30.1 trillion. The final $11.1 trillion includes $3 trillion to forgive all student loans and guarantee free public-college tuition—plus $1.8 trillion to expand Social Security, $2.5 trillion on housing, $1.6 trillion on paid family leave, $1 trillion on infrastructure, $800 billion on general K-12 education spending, and an additional $400 billion on higher public school teacher salaries.
With more than a year to go [now nine months] before the 2020 presidential election, Sanders may well top $100 trillion in promised new government spending. He should be pressed to explain the feasibility of his agenda and how he would finance it.