Filibuster Reform in the U.S. Senate

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    She just explained the whole thing in s minute and a half
     
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    The senate is an abomination. These outlier states with the population of a mid-sized County in a decent state get 2 senators to obstruct everything. The 60 vote threshold guarantees republicans power even as the minority then Manchin makes it worse.
     
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    We don't have the votes. Moving on.....
     
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    Say what you will about the republican party but they know how to wield power effectively. The dems getting rid of the filibuster will only damage them in the long term when the republicans inevitably take back power.
     
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    It's a bit different in regards to expectations. The democrats have to actually pass new legislation, but the conservatives don't have to do much other than tax cuts. They don't even need 60 votes to pass derugulation, all they need are executive orders, defunding and placing the right personnel in enough government agencies like the IRS to slow everything to a crawl.

    So republicans maintain their coalition base without having to do much more than please their donors but democrats have to demonstrate their virtue by passing or at least "trying" to pass legislation or they will lose coalition. Except for black voters, democrats will never pass legislation that asymmetrically benefits black voters but they'll still get the votes.
     
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    The filibuster protects senators from having to make tough votes. I don’t see it going anywhere. Schumer can hide behind McConnell and Vice Versa.

    They should at least go back to the old school where you have to physically filibuster.
     
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    Rethugs in power with the filibuster removed would be heaven sent for fossil fuels and doom the planet...:hhh:
    Libs risking the whole planet in order to strengthen unions and raise the minimum wage.:hhh:


    Unless climate change and deregulation really aren’t that big a threat...:ohhh:
     
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    Have you been paying attention to all the deregulating Trump did by executive order?


    The only thing that stopped him wasn’t the filibuster. It’s the fact our bureaucracy takes 18 reviews to build one road.
     
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    :hubie:This free for all nonsense will end up working in the favor of the no fukks given party... but it’s clear no one cares what happens to country anymore.

    ... it is what it is
     

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