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Buh-bye Buttigieg!


Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya! lol

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/buttigieg-exits-presidential-race-after-claiming-iowa-win

https://youtu.be/rY0WxgSXdEE



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good riddance

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And Pocahontas is out too!

Down to Biden and Sanders... And you know Biden is going to clench the nomination! The swamp only associates with their own monsters... 



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Sad day, I voted for Warren in the primary. I would imagine that she will eventually throw her support behind Sanders, and even if she doesn't most of us will head to his camp anyway.

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lol!

Thats the funniest thing I heard all day PowerStroker! You and your constituents dont have any weight when it comes to the DNCs nomination! You fools! Bwahahaha that was a good one PowerStroker!



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According to the delegate count so far, I'd say my wing has about 50% or so of the total weight of the party.

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Yeah thats what you said in 2016 too. 



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That's Secretary Pete to you.

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Secretary of what? 



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Secretary for the Tiger King?



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Our current US Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigeg.

Where have you been?

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I guess I don't spend any time on CNN so I probably would not have heard of such a low level appointment. 

I wasn't aware that "transportation secretary" was a coveted or highly sought after position... at least in terms of the Government.

 



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Well, a cabinet secretary is responsible for managing an entire section of the executive branch. Top level secretarys are considered to be a more powerful position than a Senator since they have so much direct control over their department. This is why Senator Sessions gave up his seat to become Attorney General.

Cabinet secretarys have to be confirmed to their posts by the Senate, much like a Federal Judge. Only the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Attorney General would be by my estimation the 3 cabinet level secretarys with more gravitas than the Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Pete gets to personally weigh in on where Federal money will be spent on things like highways, bridges, electric car charging infrastructure, high speed rail, Airports etc. To say nothing of his power to regulate safety standards for the aforementioned.

Also, he is in the presidential line of succession... After the VP, Speaker of the House, Senate Pro Tempore, then the succession falls to the cabinet secretarys.

He's come a long way from being a mayor, he now manages an enormous chunk of the US government. The entirety of the US department of Transportation answers to him, and he only answers to President Biden.

It's the kind of thing that looks awfully good on a resume if he someday wanted to run for President again.






-- Edited by PowerStroker on Sunday 1st of August 2021 05:07:42 PM

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What experience does Mayor Pete.... er, I mean Secretary Pete have with the transportation business? Is he just another familar face who is a known loyalst appointed to a position where he has no experence whatsoever?

So what you're telling us is that Pete's on the job training, that will cost us all TRILLIONS of dollars after passage of any infrastructure bills, will be training for him to become President?

I don't think Pete has anywhere near the popularity to pull off POTUS... but I am positive he has all the qualifications needed to ensure that any over-inflated infrastructure package is paid out to loyalist and political advocates ONLY! Good thing he only answers to Biden! Because you know how important it is to kick some up to the "big guy".

 



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Secretary Buttigieg spent 8 years as the mayor of South Bend Indiana which gave him far more executive experience in public service than Trump has, even to this day. And I believe Secretary Buttigieg will serve all of us well. It is up to him to expand and maintain our existing transportation infrastructure. And while he is a Democrat, he does his job on behalf of all Americans. Just as the secretaries of HUD and HHS will help replace a bunch of the lead pipes that have been poisoning the people in your neck of the woods, they serve all Americans, not just those who agree with their politics.

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I have been to South Bend Indiana many times... how about you PowerStroker?

South Bend is no Indianapolis... not even close! You might as well call it a rural area as it's pretty scenic at some parts of the year... I'd hardly consider the Mayor of South Bend to be an expert in the transporation field, especially given how much money will be at play after any infrastructure deals that may come to pass.

All I see Secretary Pete doing is making sure all that money ends up in pro-Democrat donation coffers. 



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Can you show me an example of incompetence or corruption by Secretary Buttigieg in his role at the Department of Transportation?

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The guy has only been in there for six months!

But know he is surely a cog in the Democrats infrastructure scheme, so we won't have to wait too long.



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And you didn't even know he was there. Seems like a pretty smooth operation to me. It's when someone who isn't qualified for a job that we become immediately aware of it through their lashing out on twitter.

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Sure... because it's not like the better part of this year hasn't been under some form of lockdown with minimal transportation anyway.

Twitter is a liberal shit-hole... right up Secretary Pete's alley. 



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Looks like your buddy Pete is busy at work implementing a "pilot" program to institute a national per-mile tax on your automobile! 

Great guy! Already taxing people who make under $400,000 the hardest!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/infrastructure-bill-floats-national-mileage-181500769.html



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Oh gosh, a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility of something that even if successful would require Congress to pass in to law.

How about you let me know when a per mile tax ever becomes implemented and actually affects you ok?

Seems like you're really reaching to find a problem with Secretary Pete.

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Hey now, I just happened across that article after your trotting out of Secretary Pete! Check the date of the article, I'm sure it's after your announcement.

Pilot program or not, per-mile cost to drive is bullshit! His fingerprints are on it! 

You asked for examples and one fell in my lap. It's your hot potato now!



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At any given time there are pilot programs being conducted to evaluate all kinds of things, both good and bad. It's actual policy decisions that we should focus on.

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No it's a bullshit pilot program PowerStroker! 

As someone who already pays WAY TOO much for gas, vehicle registration and premium market fixed and mandated auto insurance I'm saying Pete can go fuck himself with any idea of taxing an automobile by the mile!

Your guy should be focused on commercial vehicles or better yet Government vehicles like post office trucks and Government transportation charges per the mile for current airplane travel! 

But no, Pete just want's to rape everyone not on the Government dole making less than $400,000 per year with this outragous tax! 

Just the implications of such a "per-mile" program opens the door to Government tracking either thru a dongle in your vehicle, or a tracking APP on your phone!

So no, your guy Pete seems like a real fine tax hustler and conductor for the huge tax and spend infrastruture package that is in the works. 

I don't have faith that Pete will make choices based on the best value or what's good for the people. I am sure he will be partisan in his every move and ensure the people are taxed in new ways as if public roads havent existed for over 100 years now.



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I'm with SELLC here...

Let's face it, the Gov't is "everywhere in your life" already...They're in your wallet, pay-check, anything you buy, & now they want to tax your ass for driving your car for every mile traveled ?....

F*** off :) !!!!!!

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Secretary Buttigieg doesn't have the power to levy any taxes, only Congress does. 

If Congress gives him funding to study something, he'll do it, but for all we know he may end up reporting to Congress that upon completion of his study it is a dumbass idea.

This has about as much chance of becoming law as door to door vaccination providers being on a secret mission to take your bibles away.

Lets give Secretary Pete a break. He has an awfully big department to run.



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Too late... the MSM has picked up on it already and seems to be placing the blame where it belongs at Pete and Bidens feet!

 

Bipartisan infrastructure bill may cross Biden's 'red line' with national mileage fee

Infrastructure bill leaves open possibility of taxing personal vehicle mileage

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-biden-national-mileage-fee

 

I will in NO WAY give Pete a "break" while he tries to underhandedly raise my taxes! FUCK PETE AND HIS PILOT! It's a non-starter!

Lies about this being a "pilot" program are nothing more than a thinly veiled warning of what is to come! The only time a PILOT gets canceled is in Hollywood! Not with taxes on the people!

Not one American will tell you that it's okay to charge them by the mile at the Federal level! There is already an almost .20 cent per gallon gas tax right now! If that isn't enough then they need to find someone to manage that money better!

NO NEW TAXES!



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Leaving open the possbility isn't the same thing as actually doing something. Tax policy is entirely made by Congress btw.

I "leave open the possibility" that you are a smart and enlightened individual who just pretends to be a douche.

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PowerStroker wrote:


I "leave open the possibility" that you are a smart and enlightened individual who just pretends to be a douche.


 

You know, I feel the exact same way about you most of the time... confuse



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