As Democratic Ways and Means chairman Rep.
We don’t need them as long as Mueller has them.
Well I’ll be darned! Damn!!! The Democrats have all of this power and they hold back!!! I mean, who would have thunk?
Well this Chicken has thunk that for months.
I of course did support, and was happy to see some CHANCE, however slight, that the Democrats retaking the House might offer a check on this fascist jerk’s power.
Sure it will around the edges, and if you squint really hard to see it.
But when it comes down to it, one thing is for certain. Trump will serve out the rest of this term, run for re-election and remain the one “populist” in the race albeit a FAKE one. That there will be no serious criminal investigation of Trump, that Mueller’s probe will result in very little substance, and certainly nothing that will jeopardize Trump. That Trump’s business shenanigans will be mitigated into oblivion, and that all of the key players in that elite world of wealth and power will emerge completely unscathed.
Because that’s where we are in this country. We have an oligarchy, and crony capitalism wins, and will continue to win every single time.
Meanwhile No Labels works to “message” the fight by Corporate State Democrats (no, I didn’t just say that ALL Corporate State Democrats await such messaging, as they are already “on message”) against Medicare for All and “Sanders style Socialism”, and anything that would tip the balance of the little people against the power of large corporations and super wealthy individuals.
Months ahead of Democratic leaders throwing scraps to the little people promising to make medical care “less expensive” while making clucking sure that the masses stay imprisoned inside a cruel fucking system.
But, what else is new?
Sorry Gandolf, but you put way too much faith in Mueller, he’s one of them.
I’ve been trying to keep that sentiment held back. It’s my suspicion too, but can’t but hope he is a straight shooter.
The longer he takes the more suspicious I become.
"The American people have a right to know about how the commander-in-chief’s actions in the White House have been influenced by his foreign business entanglements."
—Sean Eldridge, Stand Up America
"Democrats pledged to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of their oversight agenda, and we will hold them accountable for that promise," said Maura Quint, executive director of Tax March, one of the groups leading the pressure campaign. "There is no need to slow-walk this. We have played this game for years, and Donald Trump will not willingly release his tax returns. The only solution is for Chairman Neal to request his tax returns immediately."
The little bit I’ve seen of House and Senate – much less than what I’ve wanted to see –
there is an annoying over-politeness from the Dems in the Senate and I really don’t like it
cause it begins feel like ass-kissing (especially now) and that they’re paving a new path
for collusion. This isn’t the attitude I want to see in Senate.
This should be strictly business – every other presidential candidate heretofore has
submitted their tax returns. This can’t be half way – this is a request for the people
and they should have a report on who is really occupying the White House.
Just think of the persistence of Trump in regard to Obama’s birth certificate.
Also want to see Pelosi and Dems stay firm – Trump called this Shut Down of government
and it should be Trump who we and the Dems make him open it again. No deals before
or after the government is opened again. This was blackmail and has to be treated that way.
Trump can play this like a yo-yo opening and closing government over and over again.
Elites love delay when they can’t get their way – and too often it works.
I’ll admit to being curious about anything the Donald doesn’t want anyone to see. Probably his income is far less than he claims, which would be good for a giggle…but really, America is provoking shooting wars all over the world for the benefit of big business, and a massive, one-sided class war is returning us to a medieval economic model, and Americans are dying in great numbers for lack of health care, etc. etc. etc. About the last thing we need to be worrying about is embarrassing the Donald. I look at this issue as a purposeful distraction – House Dems aren’t going to do anything about the aforementioned real & pressing problems so they are distracting us with hearings about tax returns, impeachment, Russiagate, and anything else that might have distraction value.
The first month of Pelosi’s second go round looks eerily similar to her first. Under her leadership the dems didn’t hit the ground running on January 4th. The Clintonites tried to consolidate their power once again, settle old scores, place cronies in charge of every committee, and then surprise surprise! They recessed during a government shutdown.
Nancy is as lame as ever.
Same here. It’s almost like Mueller is intentionally dragging his investigation out. He has armies of lawyers helping him, how long does it take to get the goods on someone so inept as Trump? The whole thing reeks to high heaven.
Don’t “request” the returns, demand them now! There are likely numerous “smoking guns”, deceits/lies, and crimes to be revealed in trumps so-far hidden returns! He desperately does not want them revealed and scrutinized to show/prove even more overt lies and deceptions, as well as links to financial interests, and foreign entanglements/treason’s by the ginger Mussolini!
Has anyone noticed that Pelosi lumped all the young, progressive members into the House Oversight Committee while leaving them off of any major committees that deal with the economy? A bone tossed to the progressive wing. Much was made of AOC being appointed to Maxine Waters’ House Finance Committee but the reason Ms Waters was placed there years ago was because the committee has always been considered a backwater for “squeaky wheels” the party wanted to silence. It is only through sheer force of will that she turned a minor committee into one to be heard.
There is this on little problem obstructing the disclosure of the President’ s taxes. It is the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.
Especially if he’s seen Trump’s tax returns –