Thursday, June 01, 2023

Quote of the Day

I cannot vote for a bill that guts key environmental protections and greenlights dirty fossil fuel projects for corporate polluters who are poisoning our communities, pushes our residents deeper into poverty by implementing cruel and ineffective work requirements for our low-income neighbors who rely on SNAP and TANF for food and housing, terminates the student loan payment pause, and slashes IRS funding to make it easier for the rich to cheat on their taxes.

We cannot continue to capitulate to a far-right Republican Party and their extreme demands while they inflict policy violence on working-class people, gut our bedrock environmental protections, and decimate our planet.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)
Quoted in Jake Johnson’s article,
Here Are the Progressives Who Voted Against
the GOP’s Debt Ceiling ‘Extortion Scheme’

Common Dreams
June 1, 2023

Related Off-site Links:
“This Is a Compromise”: How the White House Is Defending the Debt Ceiling Bill – Rachel Treisman (NPR News, June 1, 2023).
The Debt Ceiling Deal Bulldozes a Controversial Pipeline’s Path Through the Courts – Bill Chappell (NPR News, June 1, 2023).
A Dirty Debt Deal: Biden Blasted for Backing Fast-Track Approval of Mountain Valley PipelineDemocracy Now! (May 31, 2023).
“Turning His Back on Student Debtors”: Biden’s Debt Deal Ends Freeze on Loan Payments for MillionsDemocracy Now! (May 31, 2023).
What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think of This Biden-McCarthy Debt Ceiling Deal? – Norman Solomon (Common Dreams, June 1, 2023).
“This Isn’t the End”: McCarthy Takes Aim at Social Security, Medicare After Debt Ceiling Deal – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, June 1, 2023).
The First Debt Ceiling Fight Was in 1953. It Looked Almost Exactly Like the One Today – Stacey Vanek Smith (NPR News, June 1, 2023).
Senate Races to Wrap Up Biden-McCarthy Debt Ceiling Deal Before Default Deadline – Lisa Mascaro, Kevin Freking, Stephen Groves and Farnoush Amiri (AP News, June 1, 2023).

UPDATES: Senate Approves Compromise Bill to Raise Debt Limit; Sends Legislation to President Biden’s Desk With Days to Spare – Claudia Grisales, Barbara Sprunt and Vincent Acovino (NPR News, June 1, 2023).
Rep. Ro Khanna: Avoiding Default Was Necessary, But Debt Deal Was Passed at Expense of “Most Vulnerable”Democracy Now! (June 2, 2023).
Was the Debt Ceiling Fight a Charade From the Start? Just Follow the (Big) Money – Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen and Jie Chen (Institute for New Economic Thinking via Common Dreams, June 2, 2023).
For Corporate Media, Caving to GOP Debt Limit Blackmail Was a Triumph of Bipartisanship – Julie Hollar and Jim Naureckas (FAIR, June 2, 2023).
Biden Signs Bipartisan Deal to Avert Debt Default – Franco Ordoñez (NPR News, June 3, 2023).
Progressives Say Submitting to GOP Ransom on Debt Ceiling “Nothing to Brag About” – Jon Queally (Common Dreams, June 3, 2023).
This Dirty Rotten Deal Shows Why We Must Abolish the Debt Ceiling – Samantha Sanders and Jash Bivens (Institute for New Economic Thinking via Common Dreams, June 3, 2023).
David Sirota: Working Class Will Be “Deeply Harmed” by Biden’s “Big Win” on Debt CeilingDemocracy Now! (June 5, 2023).
Democrats Unveil Debt Ceiling Reform Act to Prevent Future GOP Hostage-Taking – Jessica Corbett (Common Dreams, June 9, 2023).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Lindsay Owens: Quote of the Day – May 28, 2023
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – May 10, 2023
A Deeper Perspective on What’s Really Attacking American Democracy
Republicans Pose an “Existential Threat” to American Democracy
The Big Switch
The Republican Party in a Nutshell
Republicans Don’t Care About American Democracy
“The Republican Party Has Now Made It Official: They Are a Cult”

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