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Favorite Rejects 2022-07-28
Yes, exactly, the purpose of the additional funding is to equip the IRS with the ability to go after rich tax cheats. The purpose of GOP opposition to funding the tax police is to make it easier for rich criminals to rip off the public. It’s shocking and appalling.
@mattyglesias Enrolled agent here. Someone who has seen a client’s field audit or two. The IRS doesn’t go after the super rich with these audits. They go after the $500,000 - $1,000,000 self employed guy. The audits are pure “gotcha” fishing expeditions against honest taxpayers.
Ryan Ellis @RyanLEllis
Okay but the veterans have to understand — Democrats passed a bill to catch and punish rich tax cheats, so Rick Scott had no choice but to throw a fit and screw the vets. What else is the guy supposed to do?
Jon Stewart calling out Republicans by name for blocking veterans care bill yesterday, including McConnell, Toomey, Rick Scott. “I’m used to the hypocrisy…I’m used to the lies.” “The Senate is where accountability goes to die.”
Igor Bobic @igorbobic
It's amazing to me how conservatives just take up the rhetoric of dipshit police abolitionists, but just exclusively on behalf of tax cheats.
@mattyglesias You seem to think that these processes are smooth and costless for innocent people.
Jeff Lonsdale @JeffLonsdale
Useful reminder that the growth in the Hispanic population is going to do more to change the conceptual boundaries of whiteness than to change the fact that America is a majority-white country.
Netflix has dropped the official trailer from Andrew Dominik’s #Blonde, an NC-17 biopic starring Ana de Armas as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. Watch it now: https://t.co/NrjelM1huG https://t.co/VlYvBnmaXw
Absolutely thrilled to see this list of beautiful books being brought together to be honoured in this way.
Oh God, not majority rule, anything but that
Democrats Are Dangerously Close To Changing Laws So Our President Is Elected By Popular Vote https://t.co/d1smIjnT6q
The Federalist @FDRLST
Yep. I'm kinda glad that America's right wing came up with a name for their ideology.
I think the point of the “Christian Nationalism” phrase is that it can be distinguished both from Christianity—which a great many reliable Democratic voters love quite a lot—and from nationalism, which most ppl just associate with patriotism. https://t.co/nyyB4RwkkL
Beyonce Stan Account, Obviously 👁 @csilverandgold
Did Sunrise get new management/leadership? They’re starting to sound sane.
Let’s be clear: this bill isn’t the Green New Deal. It’s not even @POTUS’ Build Back Better. This is the Manchin Climate Plan. And, with our democracy in decline, the strongest possible version of this bill must pass immediately. A 🧵 on why:
Sunrise Movement 🌅 @sunrisemvmt