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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
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« on: August 08, 2022, 05:57:01 am »
Some good news for the USA:

►The job market got even better, adding 528,000 jobs in July as hiring surges in a positive sign for the economy.

►Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has said that she will support the party's health, climate and tax bill (the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022).

►Last week, a U.S. drone strike (with no collateral damage) killed Al-Qaida's leader Ayman al-Zawahri, who was partly responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attack.

►Democrats helped to pass the PACT Act, which helps veterans exposed to toxic burn pits while serving their country.

►House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood up to China by visiting Taiwan.

►Gas prices have been going down for seven straight weeks thanks, in part, to an increase in national production and a decrease in the cost of crude oil.

►Kansan voters fought back against abortion bans and beat a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed for legislators to significantly restrain, or even ban, access to abortion care.

Biden has thrown his weight behind abortion-care rights, including recently signing an executive order supporting people traveling out of state to seek abortions. The Department of Justice, under Attorney General Merrick Garland, is also challenging restrictive state abortion laws in court, starting with Idaho.

Pelosi in Taiwan: House speaker's visit can help secure peace

Delivering on promises
While the health, climate and tax bill doesn't go as far as progressives want, it's unlikely they will want to take credit for tanking it when everyone else is on board. Everyone knows Democrats need this win coming into the midterm elections.

If the bill passes, which it looks like it will, it will show Biden and Democrats delivering on two important promises:

►Clean energy promise that brings the United States close to its emission reduction goals reducing carbon emissions between 31% and 44% from 2005 levels by 2030.

►Lower drug prices by permitting Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and also extend Affordable Care Act subsidies through 2025.

Joe's doing all right for an old guy.