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    GOP senators say bipartisan group has infrastructure deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    This is what Barack Obama wants to teach our kids. I'd like to punch him right up side his big head. I'm tellin' ya, Obama is a racist. We should have learned that when his preacher of 20-years was exposed as a racist.
    screw that.. maybe he should try an teach Major to stop biting people.

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    I have to defend Biden on this one. Man, fuck Europe. I'm tired of carrying their sorry ass. Where the fuck do they get off thinking we owe them something? Shit, they owe us.




    Europe asks: Can Biden put his money where his mouth is?

    There may be toasted marshmallows and firepits awaiting President Joe Biden and his fellow leaders on the beaches of Cornwall during this weekend’s G-7 leaders summit, but don’t expect them to be singing "Kumbaya."


    With the Biden administration crowing that “America is back” and looking to bask in applause for resetting the transatlantic relationship onto a positive path, European leaders aren’t quite ready to start clapping. They’re expecting proof that America is in it for the long haul, and are already steeling themselves for Washington’s next departure from the uneasy transatlantic marriage.


    POLITICO interviewed more than a dozen prime ministers, ministers, diplomats and other officials to find out what they think about Biden and his team, and where they see Europe as fitting into the new administration’s priorities. The recurring theme: concern about perceived gaps between the administration’s rhetoric and its actions toward Europe.


    Take for example Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, who will meet bilaterally with Biden on June 15. In an interview, De Croo outlined his frustration with Biden’s invocation of the Defense Production Act to prioritize domestic manufacturing of vaccines.


    Belgium is home to Pfizer’s biggest plant. Overall, Belgium produces “probably 20 times as much vaccine as we use,” — in De Croo’s estimation, about half of it exported outside the EU. But production has been slowed by Biden’s policy, which De Croo labeled as “America First for vaccines.” He said “there's no doubt” global vaccine production is lower as a result.


    Biden’s new plan to distribute 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to countries in need doesn’t alter Belgium’s sense of frustration.


    “In the EU, countries can be fined for not meeting their climate goals. Biden is committed to multilateralism, but will they put their money where their mouth is?”


    Senior EU official, who requested anonymity





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    I know that SSG doesn't want to talk about inflation but you deserve to know. From CNN:



    Prices are surging. Here's what is getting more expensive

    By Moira Ritter, CNN Business
    Updated 2:33 PM ET, Thu June 10, 2021









    New York (CNN Business)By now, you probably know that everything is getting more expensive. From furniture, to used cars, to uncooked beef roasts, consumer prices have grown steadily since January as the economy recovers and Americans are spending money again.



    Also sending prices higher: The ongoing pandemic has complicated supply chains, limiting supply, even as demand for goods soars.
    Overall, consumer prices rose 5% last month over the previous May -- the biggest jump since the summer of 2008 and more than the predicted 4.7% increase.
    Here's what you need to know about how prices are changing.
    Household furnishings
    Thinking of buying a new couch? Maybe some new bedding? Be prepared to pay more than usual.

    he household furnishings and operations prices, which includes categories such as domestic services and furniture and bedding, increased 1.3% last month. From the outset, the change doesn't seem like much, but it marks the largest monthly increase since January 1976.
    Last spring, as the pandemic brought economic chaos, sawmills closed in anticipation of a housing slump. That slump never came. Now, lumber prices are exploding as the lumber supply has tried, and failed, to keep up with demand.
    Transportation



    For the second-consecutive month, used car and truck prices surged. Last month, they rose 7.3%, accounting for around one-third of the overall increase in prices in May. In April, used car and truck prices rose 10%, the biggest monthly price rise since used car data was first tracked in 1953.


    The perfect storm making everything you need more expensive


    New cars got more expensive too, rising 1.6% in May. That's the largest 1-month increase since October 2009.
    The shift to working from home coupled with job loss last year caused auto sales to plummet. In response, many dealerships closed. While the demand for cars has returned, the supply has not. Auto plants around the world have been forced to close or limit production following a recent computer chip shortage. Now, car dealers have fewer cars on their lots. The strong demand and limited supply are continuing to send prices soaring.
    Travel


    Americans have been stuck at home for over a year now. But with relaxed Covid restrictions and increasing rates of vaccination, travel is returning, and people are eager to get going.
    Airline fare prices continued to surge, rising 7% last month. Other forms of travel transportation continued to rise. Car and truck rentals are 12.1% more expensive, and other intercity transportation now costs 2% more.
    Once you get to your destination, things aren't as bad. Intracity transportation prices decreased 0.4% last month.
    Food


    If you're planning on buying uncooked beef roasts or beef steaks at your July 4th party this year, you might want to reconsider. The price for each rose 6.4% and 4.3% respectively last month. As an alternative, you could try frankfurters, which are 1.9% cheaper than in April, or ham, which is 2.7% cheaper. Overall, meat, poultry, fish and egg prices rose 1.3% last month.
    Fortunately, however, pickle prices fell 2.1%, nonalcoholic beverage prices fell 0.5% and fruit and vegetable prices overall didn't change, so you can at least stock up on sides and drinks for your holiday celebrations.
    Notoriously volatile, food prices are continuing to get more expensive in general. The cost of food increased 0.4% in May. That's the same increase as in April.
    Health




    Although prices are rising, there is some good news, particularly if you need the doctor.
    The medical care index, which includes items such as medicinal drugs, medical equipment and healthcare services, increased 0.9% over the last 12 months. Yes, that's higher than the same point last year -- but it's the smallest increase since March 1941.





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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    GOP senators say bipartisan group has infrastructure deal

    ... a working proposal between five Democratic and five Republican Senators but with no tax increases and no details on how to pay for it.

    It is not going to fly.

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    Stimulus checks: IRS sends 2.3 million more payments in latest round

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...oval-biden-us/

    Global approval of the United States has rebounded under Biden, survey finds


    America is BACK

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    Biden's G-7 Trip Gets Off to Bad Start as Lawmaker Says He's 'Senile,' 'Won't Remember' What He's Told

    Remember when the establishment media told us that our friends and foes across the world were collectively laughing at us when former President Donald Trump was running the show?
    Some of those people are certainly laughing now — if they aren’t fuming.
    One British politician reportedly called President Joe Biden “senile” this week as he makes his first trip abroad as commander in chief to attend a G-7 summit in the U.K.

    The Sun reported that the globalist Democrat has already ruffled some feathers in Britain, sticking his nose into a dispute involving Brexit, the European Union and sausage.
    Basically, the EU does not allow chilled meats to be imported into member nations, and Britain is no longer a member of the EU. The U.K. is unwilling to enforce a sausage blockade on Northern Ireland, so multiple parties find themselves at odds over pork.
    Enter Biden, who can’t even manage an international border on this side of the pond.

    The president expressed “great concern” over Britain’s handling of the trade disagreement, according to The Times, and ordered the top American diplomat in the U.K. to essentially censure London — siding with the EU in doing so.
    One member of Parliament — described by Politico only as a “conservative Brexiteer” — had harsh words for Biden on Thursday.
    “America should remember who their allies are,” the MP said. “Unfortunately he’s so senile that he probably won’t remember what we tell him anyway. Unless an aide is listening I’m not sure he’s going to remember for very long.”
    Trump ally and Brexit leader Nigel Farage also ripped Biden.
    “We now have an anti-British US President in the White House. I hope all those who condemned Trump see their stupidity,” Farage tweeted.
    If our friends have such nice things to say about Biden, imagine what our enemies are saying about him behind closed doors.

    In a matter of months, Biden has mismanaged this country’s affairs to the point where our southern border is the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis, inflation is skyrocketing and unemployed Americans are being paid to sit at home while businesses face a labor shortage.
    One could make the compelling case that Biden isn’t qualified to weigh in on an overseas sausage dispute.

    The Brits certainly don’t need any input from a 78-year-old Democrat from Delaware.
    The president’s bumbling, combined with Vice President Kamala Harris’ disastrous visit to Mexico and Central America earlier this week, makes the Biden administration 0 for 2 on international trips.
    The pair should cut their losses while they still have a shred of credibility left at home and abroad.

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    The Nut Job Wacko News
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