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Good neighbors wear masks, as seen near St. Joe's today. I thought my Pittsburgh :pittsbgh: friends would appreciate it. They too! 67 counties' voting options are a lot to look up. Everyone can check out votespa.com/Pages/default.aspx. Here’s info for Philadelphia :philly: , Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. If you live in another PA county, please add yours!

Remember, no naked ballots! Use & sign the secrecy envelope inside the mailing envelope!

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Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon on what kind of stimulus each party wants:

Democrats (House): restaurant relief for small businesses like your corner bistro or neighborhood pizza place

Republicans (Senate): tax breaks for two-martini lunches

Republicans encourage client lunches in a pandemic?! In my city, you can only dine outdoors right now and only with your own household. Bring the relief to keep our restaurants afloat until people are vaccinated!

As usual, Democrats want to help everyone and Republicans just want to help themselves.

McConnell needs to preserve his Senate majority and will approve a package, if only to take the wind out of the Democrats' sails in the Georgia Senate run-off. If he saves his majority, he will revert to form and block any new spending.

Opinion | Why are Republicans moving toward a stimulus compromise? Here’s a clue.

Red states are facing some of the worst fiscal crunches.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

:ga: :registertovote:

Make sure you're registered to vote in the January 5 runoff elections! The deadline is Monday, December 7!

Both of your U.S. Senate seats are up for election. It will decide your full representation in the U.S. Senate and will decide whether or not Republicans maintain their Senate majority and continual obstruction.

Please register if you haven't, check your registration if you have, and ask 3 friends to do the same. mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

@TonyStark Social democracy is responsible for every common good.

GOP brainwashing has turned people against themselves.

1. Too many people don't get the connection between SOCIAL Security, Medicare, highways, dams, airports, roads, fire departments (things that they like) and the social democracy that it takes to run those programs.

2. The republican party has turned into a cult. Hysteria is the theme and socialism is one of the dog whistle buzzwords.

Why Republicans are resorting to anti-socialism hysteria - conservatives will say anything to justify backing a racist, loony president:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

Ali Velshi on the maxim that the USA only has one president at a time: "It's clear that we have one president. It's just not the man in the White House." There is a reason I watch MSNBC all the time.

@YinzPittsburghers Whole states have voted by mail for years. Everyone knows that. Republicans use mail voting.

It shouldn't take a court case for these 2 Republicans, one a House member, to know that mail-in voting is indeed constitutional.

Pa. Supreme Court Dismisses Request From Mike Kelly And Sean Parnell To Declare Mail-In Voting Unconstitutional In State, Deny Results From 2020 Election Mail-In Ballots:
pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/1

@SteveRogers People have worried aloud that Biden’s team would be too centrist. Not with Neera Tanden, Karine Jean-Pierre, and Symone Sanders (the last in the VP’s office). I’m glad to see these progressive women join the administration, or potentially for the ones who need Senate confirmation.

A return to competence is a positive thing.

Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB.

Jennifer Psaki will be White House press secretary, and Kate Bedingfield will be communications director.

washingtonpost.com/politics/bi

@TonyStark
We want to tax the wealthy, not regular people, and use that money to do things for regular people, like give them healthcare.

@TonyStark More of these. Let's have daily profiles of people who have compassion and want to give everyone the same opportunity.

Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP promote anger, fear, and the notion that we are in a zero-sum game, because it benefits them.

Their motto may as well be "Lose hope, all ye who enter here." By keeping their supporters focused on any negative aspect of their lives, they can then espouse the nonsense that Trump expressed best as "I alone can fix it."

Biden voters want hope and to help. It's easy to understand us.

Opinion | It’s time to understand the Biden voter:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

Senator Cory Booker's bill is a good one and if Republican Senators really care about farmers, they should get behind it.

I have a feeling they won't.

Bill that could help Black farmers reclaim millions of acres 'a step in the right direction'

"We need to create pipelines for African Americans to be educated on a 21st century farm," a North Carolina farmer owner told ABC News.
abcnews.go.com/US/bill-black-f

Equating intelligence and wealth has long been a myth perpetuated in this nation. The truth of the matter is those that are wealthy many times inherited it, were trust funders or got their wealth through dubious means. Take Trump, for example. He lost millions handed to him.

As for the Republican Party, they're all about corporations and questionable ties to foreign governments.

Opinion | The Trump administration confused wealth with smarts. The results have been ugly -
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

Another clear act of vandalism against nature in order to enhance profits at corporations which Trump only sees as stock options, to enrich himself and his wealthy associates.

Joe Biden will reverse these moves and enhance environmental regulations on companies who drill, mine, cause pollution, and endanger wildlife for the sake of what they see as an easy buck.

Analysis | The Energy 202: After pardoning turkey, Trump moves ahead with lifting bird protections:
washingtonpost.com/politics/20

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