Biden is President

August 2022 Forums General discussion Biden is President

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    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Katie Porter removed from the Financial Service Committee because of her combative style of questioning which was never appreciated by Wall St.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/15/2009502/-Banksters-win-Katie-Porter-excluded-from-the-Financial-Services-Committee

    #213998
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Biden may forgive business debts but not students’

    When a town hall attendee said student loan debt is “crushing” her family, friends, and millions of Americans and urged Biden to unilaterally forgive a minimum of $50,000 per borrower, Biden responded, “I will not make that happen.”

    Experts have said the president clearly has the authority to direct the secretary of education to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt without congressional approval, a move that a majority of Americans support.

    #214009
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    The U.S. State Department announced the proposed sale of nearly $200 million worth of shipborne surface-to-air missiles to Egypt’s authoritarian regime.

    The $197 million sale of up to 168 Raytheon Rolling Airframe missiles “will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major non-NATO ally country that continues to be an important strategic partner in the Middle East.”

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/02/17/after-vowing-no-more-blank-checks-trumps-favorite-dictator-biden-seeks-200-million

    #214053
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    It seems from the PR spin that “America First” has been replaced by “America is Back”…back to 2016 where Obama left off.

    #214208
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Neera Tanden, Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, is not a centrist Democrat but on the far right of the Democratic Party in policy. Someone you would imagine that the “progressive” Justice Democrats would vehemently oppose having any position of influence in Biden’s cabinet. Not so. They are busily defending her nomination.

    A sign that real politik will always come before principle.

    #214213
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    “I’m pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council by video.

    But before we applaud, Blinken continued

    “As the United States re-engages, we urge the Human Rights Council to look at how it conducts its business. That includes its disproportionate focus on Israel,” Blinken said. “We will continue to call out abuses in places like Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Iran.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-rights-usa/u-s-aims-to-return-to-u-n-rights-body-shield-israel-idUSKBN2AO102

    #214288
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-syria-strike-exclusive/u-s-conducts-air-strikes-against-iranian-backed-militia-facilities-in-syria-pentagon-idUSKBN2AP33D

    Biden on Thursday directed U.S. military air strikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia,

    No change there then

    #214334

    Those so-called progressives, leftists, communists, socialists, and anarchists who were supporting and promoting Joe Biden as the lesser evil and the solution for Donald Trump and fascism should be hiding under the bed. Proven: There is not president, leader, or state minister able to alter the economic base of class society, and the market is the cause of wars. Who is drinking the champagne now? Reformists do not have shame. One of that anti-trump like the Killman group must be changing course. We do not have to do any rectification because we act and write based on socialists principles instead of reformists ideas, our problem is capitalism, it is not a president or a leader, those are the new populists’ conceptions

    Resisting Trumpist Reaction (and Left Accommodation): Marxist-Humanist Initiative’s Perspectives for 2018

    All these groups and tendencies have turned Marxism and socialism which is a revolutionary theory into a conception of conspiracy theories, reformism, and nationalism

    #214347
    james19
    Participant

    AJJ
    I saw that. Unfortunately, it seems a solution (within Capitalism) in knocking out any alleged opposition to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.
    I posted Bashar al-Assad systematical murder of 55,000, 13,000 by hanging according to AI of anyone deemed in opposition to him, on the Syria thread.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by james19.
    #214348
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    When it comes to foreign policy, there is little change as Biden serves American interests.

    Biden has said it’s a “simple truth” that “Crimea is Ukraine” and promised the United States “will never recognise Russia’s purported annexation of the peninsula”.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/26/biden-we-will-stand-with-ukraine-against-russia-on-crimea

    #214362
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Khashoggi assassination.

    The State Department has identified 76 Saudi Arabian individuals who may be subject to sanctions.

    Crown Prince MBS will NOT be sanctioned, per officials.

    #214364

    The correct stand is not to take sides with any capitalist gangs or gangsters as the SPGB/WSM has done for 100 years. The left is taking sides with Assad, Russia, or Iran which are other capitalist leaders and other criminals like the members of the other sides. Joe Biden is defending the interests of the USA capitalists class like the others are defending the interests of their own capitalist class too. Those who are saying that Trump is a pacifist are totally wrong because it was proven that he bombarded more than 300 years than the prior presidents

    #214377
    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    It seems from the PR spin that “America First” has been replaced by “America is Back”…back to 2016 where Obama left off.

    In more ways than one.

    Democrat manoeuvres and treachery.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/us/politics/democrats-minimum-wage.html

    #214381
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Biden is getting plaudits for returning to the Paris agreement but when it comes to actual policies, he is reneging on his campaign promises.

    No, Biden’s Climate Plans Don’t Cut It

    It is all a matter of old wine in new bottles.

    #214388
    sshenfield
    Participant

    Now Biden has bombed Iranian forces in Syria, following in Trump’s footsteps. A peculiarity of US intervention in Syria is that it backs both sides.

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